Bill Moyers Responds to CPB’s Tomlinson Charges of Liberal Bias: “We Were Getting it Right, But Not Right Wing”
Monday, May 16th, 2005
In his first public address since leaving PBS six months ago, journalist Bill Moyers responds to charges by Kenneth Tomlinson – the chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – of liberal bias and revelations that Tomlinson hired a consultant to monitor the political content of Moyers’ PBS show “Now.” We spend the hour playing an excerpt of Moyers’ closing address at the National Conference on Media Reform in St. Louis, Missouri. [includes rush transcript]Read More
Captured On DVD, An Intimate And Extraordinary Look At Bette Midler’s Amazing Creative And Personal Journey, Including Bonus Features And Performances
IN STORES JUNE 28th
LOS ANGELES, CA – Nothing about Bette Midler is ordinary. In a career that has spanned five decades, Bette has never failed to amuse, delight, provoke, inspire and entertain. Shout! Factory releases on DVD The Divine Bette Midler, a 90-minute biography that displays the intense drive, ambition and talent that enabled Bette to overcome turmoil and troubleand emerge as a superstar on record, television,film andthe concert stage. Originally produced for television and aired on A&E in 2004, The Divine Bette Midler includes exclusive interviews with Bette and longtime friends and collaborators such as Barry Manilow, Danny DeVito, Glenn Close, Bruce Vilanch, and more. This remarkable DVDis filled with rare footage from The Divine Miss M’s remarkable career: early TV appearances,scenes from a number of her blockbuster movies andmore than 17 song performances, including special moments from her hugely successful Kiss My Brass tour. Bonus features include complete musical performances, deleted scenes and expanded interviews. The Divine Bette Midler, available June 28th for $19.98 (suggested retail price), was written and directed by John Scheinfeld and was produced by LSL Productions (The Jack Paar Collection, Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile) a company formed by television producers David Leaf, John Scheinfeld and Steve Ligerman.Read More
I’ll miss you sleeping next to me.
I’ll miss your little head next to mine.
I’ll miss you waking me up by nibbling at my nose.
I’ll miss you sitting next to me while I sing and play the piano.
I’ll miss you watching TV while on my chest.
I’ll miss you walking on my computer keyboard when I tried to work.
I’ll miss you sitting on the bathtub while I read.
I’ll miss you when I’m eating dinner fighting over the food.
I’ll miss you licking away my tears when I cry.
I’ll just miss you….period.Read More
Ms. Midler asked that I post this message for her in hopes that you would take the time to read about the crisis happening in Darfur. They need our help. Please read and pass the message on to all of your friends. I’ll also put up a special link in the red box that you can pass around easily to friends and family.
Sincerely, Mister D
Like many of you, I have recently been deeply affected by the terrible suffering of the people of Darfur, Sudan. Over the last two years, over 380,000 people have died, and 2 million driven from their homes by a brutal campaign of repression by the Sudanese government. Darfur’s women have been targeted for systematic rape and brutality. All this time the world has failed to take effective action, and we have stood by and watched, just as we did with the Rwandan genocide 10 years ago. Read More
Wow, here I am on stage with a band in the Cayman Islands! The year: 1990! At this time I was an area manager for a chain of record stores called “The Sound Shop.”
Anyway, I was asked to participate in the Sound Shop talent show. The band and performers were all employees of Sound Shop…there was no rehearsal whatsoever…that’s why I didn’t want to participate in the first place…but I was asked at the last minute and the songs given to me were “jumpin jack flash” and “knockin on heaven’s door”. The event was to take place on the Cayman Islands and I figured I couldn’t be worse than anyone else (or I could just get really drunk and muddle though). I had never performed live before in my life, so I was really nervous.Read More
Senator Byrd delivered the remarks below warning the Senate and the American people about a procedural effort being considered by some Senators to shut off debate and shut down minority voices and opinions. Byrd believes that such an effort strikes at the very heart of the Senate — the freedom of speech and debate:
Frontier Justice: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Bushwhacking of America by Scott Ritter
Frontier Justice exposes the fraudulent manner in which President Bush and Company’s new scheme of world domination has been sold to Congress and the American people, especially through the “Big Lie” about the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. A former Marine intelligence officer who served in the 1991 Gulf War and led U.N. weapons inspection efforts in Iraq until his resignation in 1998, Ritter dissects this myth and reveals how Bush carried out the international equivalent of a west Texas lynch mob, forcing his own brand of frontier justice in the Middle East. Read More