Archive | September, 2007

Justice Clarence Thomas Reveals His Inner Life, His Reverence for His Grandfather

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has appeared on 60 Minutes, in an interview with Steve Kroft, on the eve of the publication of his memoir, My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir. (more…)

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Levittown, Archetype for Postwar Suburbia, Turns 60

Levittown, New York, the epitomy of postwar suburbia, an icon of popular culture turns 60: It was October 1947 when developer William Jaird Levitt opened the first of what became 17,544 Cape Cod and ranch houses rising from blighted potato fields 40 miles east of New York City, handing post-World War II GIs the keys […]

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John Edwards: A Prison Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Presidential candidate John Edwards took part in the MTV/MySpace debate on Thursday, September 27, and was asked a question about what he would do to help keep inner city kids from taking part in violence to which he gave a curious response: “We start with the president of the United States saying to America, ‘we […]

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Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band and “Magic” Before Thousands at Rockefeller Plaza

And at 8:30 in the morning, no less. Not the typical Today Show outdoor concert: The Plaza was packed for the unprecedented live concert on TODAY, with many people camping out overnight to get prime viewing locations. And Springsteen didn’t disappoint, launching into songs even before the show began its broadcast at 7 a.m. EDT […]

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Bill O’Reilly: What Will It Take for Him to Get over the Fact that Black People Are People?

Bill O’Reilly states that his words from his September 19th radio show, in which he discussed his dinner at Sylvia’s Restaurant with Al Sharpton, were taken out of context. He also asserts that Media Matters and CNN have engaged in a smear campaign. Karl Frisch, a spokesman for Media Matters, called O’Reilly’s remarks “insensitive and […]

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Ken Burns’ “The War” Begins Tonight on PBS

Ken Burn’s 15 hour series, “The War” premieres tonight, September 23. Jules Crittenden, a Boston Herald editor and columnist, offers his own review and summaries of and links to several other reviews. We’ll start with the failure part. To narrow the vastness of Americas World War II experience, Burns zeroed in on four towns. Mobile, […]

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Marcel Marceau, Legendary Mime, 1923-2007

Legendary mime, Marcel Marceau, has died at age 84. Marceau died Saturday in Paris, French media reported. Former assistant Emmanuel Vacca announced the death on France-Info radio, but gave no details about the cause. Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau, notably through his famed personnage […]

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Rex Humbard, Pioneering Televangelist, Elvis Presley’s Pastor, Dies at 88

Rex Humbard has died of natural causes at 88. He created the genre and the category of televangelism back in 1953 when he first broadcast his Sunday services: “The vast majority of people do not go to church and the only way we can reach them is through TV,” he said in his autobiographical book, […]

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