Posts Tagged ‘Television’

John Hamilton

October 25 . 2010

In mid-July, 45-year-old ex-felon Byron Williams  drove to San Francisco with multiple firearms to start a revolution by killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU referring to Glenn Beck and other media figures as “school teachers”. Freelance journalist John Hamilton wrote an article about the research regarding the violent rhetoric that fuels extremists to carry out these heinous acts.

Eric Burns

October 21 . 2010

Former network news correspondent Eric Burns charts the effect of television on politics, religion, race, and sex, and how the medium provided a persuasive message to the young, impressionable viewers in Invasion of the Mind Snatchers.

Jennifer Jordan, Thomas Scott McKenzie

August 27 . 2010

Author, Jennifer Jordan was at the base of the mountain in 2002 when she stumbled upon a grisly discovery. There she saw a skeleton of a human being: the pelvis, two femurs, and scattered ribs. She backtracks to tell the story from start to finish about how a wealthy American died alone in The Last Man on the Mountain. At the half, Thomas Scott McKenzie, the co-author of The Man Behind the Nose talks about the legacy of Larry Harmon, the man known as Bozo the Clown.

Alex Zaitchik

August 25 . 2010

 Noted journalist, Alex Zaitchik, who had already spent quite a bit of time covering the right wing exposes the details behind Glenn Beck’s rise to prominence and what he stands for in Common Nonsense.

Simon Rich

June 4 . 2010

SNL writer and author, Simon Rich’s first  novel, Elliot Allagash is a tale about all of the incredible things that money can buy, and the one or two things that it can’t. It is cunningly playful and wickedly funny.

Joseph Foy

May 26 . 2010

Americans are turning to popular culture to make sense of the American political system and in Homer Simpson Goes to Washington, Joseph J. Foy has assembled a multidisciplinary team of scholars with backgrounds in political science, philosophy, law, cultural studies, and music. The essays tackle common assumptions about government and explain fundamental concepts such as civil rights, democracy, and ethics.

Peter Buffett, Kitty Kelley, John Mecklin

April 27 . 2010

One of the world’s richest men, Warren Buffet decided not to pass the bulk of his fortune to his kids, but are they really deprived? Peter Buffet, Emmy Award-winning musician says that Life is What You Make It. Then, investigative journalist Kitty Kelley has penned another unauthorized tell all biography, this time she has the goods on Oprah. We end the hour with John Mecklin, editor-in-chief at Miller-McCune magazine with some science hilarity.

Bob Wynn, Sultan Shakir

March 10 . 2010

Emmy award winning TV executive Bob Wynn talks about his acclaimed memoir, I Used to Be Somebody then Washington, D.C hosted weddings for same sex couples! Sultan Shakir from the Human Rights Campaign joins us.