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Fresh update on "abrams" discussed on WNYC Programming
"Shepherd covered the tour for spent. I'll never have an experience like that again. Definitely. No other musician will ever do that again. I had no idea what I was in for. Soo Yung Kim Abrams worked at complex magazine, where it was a known fact that she was the biggest Rianna fan. So when Soo Yung found out her editor was prepping a cover story about Rianna. She wanted to be the one to write it, but she was nervous. She never written a cover story before. I just had so much imposter syndrome. And I was a young girl working for a men's magazine and I said, What will I say for him to trust me to give me the biggest story? Probably of the year, So I walk into his room and I said, Hey, you know, if you don't give me this Rianna cover story, I might blow up the building. Her editor was convinced In a few weeks later, she was on the tour. I didn't think I would get it. And I think that's why I asked Because if I knew I would get it, I would have never asked because I would have been terrified to write this piece. What was your hope going into this? It's embarrassing, but my hope was to be best friends with Rianna, But she also had to deliver an article A big one. A cover story. It was like, Oh, man, If I don't do a good job, I'm screwed a seven Shoal tour in seven countries in seven days..
"abrams" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"In the same spots. Where a robert louis stevenson. The author who lived in the hawaiian islands in the pacific for so long We're and they're iraq's be like boulders with with brass plaques engraved with quotations of their comments about what it was like standing there which were lifted from literature that they wrote also there's one mark twain And imagine in the eighteen hundreds which is when they would have been going Imagine a mark twain from his book I think it was from his book. Innocence abroad His commentary about standing spot and looking out at the crater. And you're looking at the same thing i mean. That's the ultimate in sustainability that you're looking at a scene that looks identical to a hundred two hundred three hundred or more years ago and so we have some obligation There is a whole sector of the travel industry. Devoted to sustainability and an organization called tourism. Cares that not only dives in By spearheading fundraising. When there's a su- nami or a hurricane or earthquake in some touristic destination and just about every destination has something of touristic value so the always raising money to help at end. Send people You know people like general managers of oh tells and people that work in the travel industry will take time off from their work and fly to a destination to pitch in you know after. Some colossal messes happened that destination to help bring things back to normal. But we've got another situation here And is that all of us have an opportunity to be able to participate in sustaining the earth. So we don't become one big garbage dump We've got about a half a minute. The you have some closing message. You'd like to share with our listeners. Yeah would so Packaging is not going away. It's going to double in the next twenty years and by far the best pro the best thing to do is to reduce. I mean that is number one. You want to reduce and you wanna repurpose. If you actually do need a package you wanna look for something. That's bio base made from Renewable energy sources. You want to look for something that has recycled content. Where you want to look for something that may be imposed at the end of life or recycle more of life so just want to choose the best packaging but that really applies to everything closed. You know everything under the umbrella row b. and when you're going bring along a shopping bag folded up in your role award so let you always have your own packaging to carry away your purchases and that you can reuse. Thank you so much for joining us today. All of you come back next week stephanie. Abrams were flying..
"Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond has died at 44
"Saved by the bell star. Dustin diamond has passed away. We all knew him as screech on the show saved by bell. Yeah diamond had stage four lung cancer and after the news broke just last month. His condition had rapidly rapidly worsened in the past week. Saved by the belco star. Mario lopez tweeted dustin. You will be missed my man the fragility of this life is something never to be taken for granted. Dustin diamond was only forty four years
Nobel Peace Prize Names Georgia's Stacey Abrams As Nominee
"Other black history news. The black lives matter. Movement has also been nominated for twenty twenty one nobel peace prize Black lives matter called for systemic change around the world. That's great news forcing other countries to grapple with racism with their own societies. And that's really good. News nobel peace prize will be given out in october and Those are both very good nomination.
"abrams" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"Unique gift for everyone on your shopping list. Do a meet. The author chat online with stephanie. Abrams after reading rumors. Her critically acclaimed novel. Just purchase a minimum of five of rumors in print or ten in e book format from any online bookseller. Email stephanie three convenient dates and times in twenty twenty. One we you and your gift. List recipients of rumors are available the chat perfect for your next book club. Discussion to contact rumors meet up at. Aol dot com with the dates. and times. And stephanie will confirm this special event ask questions share feedback and be a part of a memorable experience for every gift. Giving occasion filled with conspiracies lies love lust and intrigue contact rumours meet up at aol dot com visit as abrahams dot. Net for details. rumours. By stephanie abrams. The perfect and unique gift for everyone on your shopping list. The magic is happening at yankee. Candle village in south deerfield messed one of new england's most popular attractions the is a unique entertaining world fund fantasy food and fragrance for the whole family. It's also the world's largest candle shop where kids and grown-ups can make their own candles. The village is home to the enchanting black forest where it snows year route santa's workshop where he welcomes visitors every day of the year and the bavarian christmas village filled with sparkling holiday ornaments in addition to over four hundred thousand candles. You'll find toys gifts and more from great names like pandora. Envier bradley him with tasty treats from yankee. Gandhi fresh fudge and popcorn. Every day is a holiday or sit down with the family for a wonderful meal at the award. Winning chandler's restaurant. Yankee candle village in south deerfield mass where families come for the candles and stay for the fun. Take the mass pike. I anyone exit twenty four movie show travel itineraries with dots on maps. I want to do better than that. And take you traveling by tv. Hi this is stephanie. Join me on sundays on my show travel. Tv with stephanie. Abrams airing coast-to-coast one. It's five pm eastern time plan to sit right beside me will explore travel for fun business. Reunions weddings honeymoons families and sports adventures reaching homes in boston. New york city miami orlando tampa dallas. Houston nashville las vegas los angeles and more cities across america. Our affiliate tv stations are listed. Biz tv dot com golf traveling together when it's five pm eastern time on sundays. Got your bags packed yet. Here's travel with stephanie. Abrams and her travelling companion. David is be cure south. The island that offers vacationers fifty five different cultures wrapped in history and charming traditional european architecture. Like those you'd find in the netherlands but dressed in southern caribbean sherbert. Colors curious capital city will instead is a unesco world heritage city waiting for you to explore its many attractions and when you've whipped up an appetite and thirst after sightseeing in visiting your choice of over sixty diving snorkeling sites complete with intimate coves and beaches. You'll find a wide variety of sidewalk. Cafes gourmet restaurants local eateries and markets to satisfy every palate slide into cure sows live and let live way of life. Curious out it for yourself visit curious. How dot com or call toll. Free eight hundred three to eight two twenty two. That's eight hundred three to eight. Seventy two twenty. Two rumors stephanie. Abrams novel of secrets. Lies and conspiracies. That ensnare the lives of ordinary people in a tightening web that all starts with rumours available at amazon dot com and print and kindle formats and barnes and noble dot com rumors by stephanie. Abrams the perfect leisure-time companion coast to coast with the most travel professionals and the best business and leisure travel. Information travel with stephanie. Abrams and traveling companion. David o each travel with stephanie. Abrams were. You're planning to go to county mail and ireland's at some future point and now it'd be a good time to do your planning Do your research. You really have to be a little careful now because you know like other places in the world There are some venues that are not gonna economically. Make it through this catastrophe. That co vid nineteen has impressed itself into travel tourism. So you wanna make sure that wherever it is you wanna go wherever it is you wanna stay is actually in business When you met when you decide you want to go and that they're still in business when you get there and that's one of the reasons. Travel insurance is going to become even more important. And regrettably now the interesting thing is. You probably can still get travel insurance four bankruptcy or disappearance or the made inhabitable -ness of some hotel or destination. You wanna visit that you've paid for. You probably can get insurance to cover that. You may not be able to get insurance that you'll be reimbursed if your trip is cancelled because of covid either on your side of the ocean or wherever you're headed because once it became labeled a pandemic in march two thousand twenty there were insurance companies. Who couldn't wait to get out there fast enough to say. Oh well you know cancel forever. Any reason cancel because of covid is no longer a valid reason to be covered and i have for many decades long believed that insurance is a product of which you are covered while you are paying your premium but you will find you are not covered when you realize you reason to lodge a claim that's when you find out. Oh no you're not covered for that so you know reading the fine print and understanding what you've bought. An insurance is really a challenge because it's written in legalese and truly of print so fine usually light grey ink on white paper in tiny tiny bony. Lettered type that you not just need a magnifying glass. You'd need more like microscope or telescope in order to blow the letters up enough and then try to understand. What does that mean so there. You know one of the things you should know about travel insurance. You do not want to buy any kind of travel insurance from the company that you are buying travel experiences from a no one of my listeners is in the midst of planning Actually planning an elopement so the couple can go and get married and stay in a wonderful place by themselves because having a reception at this time is not gonna work for them and the families of the bride and groom live in various parts of america. Getting them to travel to one place. Any place to come together and congregate Is out of the question at this moment..
"abrams" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"Here's a unique gift for everyone on your shopping list. Do a meet. The author chat online with stephanie. Abrams after reading rumors her critically acclaimed novel. Just purchase a minimum of five copies of rumors in print or ten in e book format from any online bookseller. Email stephanie three convenient dates and times in twenty twenty one. When you and your gift recipients of rumors are available the chat perfect for your next book club. Discussion to contact rumors meet up at. Aol dot com with the dates. and times. And stephanie will confirm this special event ask questions share feedback and be a part of a memorable experience for every gift. Giving occasion filled with conspiracies lies love lust and intrigue contact rumors meet up at aol dot com visit s abrahams dot. Net for details rumors by stephanie. Abrams the perfect and unique gift. For everyone on your shopping list. The magic is happening at yankee. Candle village in south deerfield mass one of new england's most popular attractions. The village is a unique entertaining world of fun fantasy food and fragrance for the whole family. It's also the world's largest candle shop where kids and grown-ups can make their own candles. The village is home to the enchanting black forest where it snows year route santa's workshop where he welcomes visitors. Every day of the year hanoverian christmas village filled with sparkling holiday ornaments in addition to over four hundred thousand candles. You'll find toys gifts and more from great names. Like pandora and vera bradley with tasty treats from yankee gandhi fresh fudge and hop novelist. Every day is a holiday or sit down with the family for a wonderful meal at the award. Winning chandler's dry yankee candle village in south deerfield masks where families come for the candles hand. Stay for the fun. Take the mass pike. I anyone exit twenty four movie show travel itineraries with dots on maps. I wanna do better than that and take your traveling by tv. Hi this is stephanie. Abrams join me on sundays on my show. Travel tv with stephanie. Abrams airing coast to coast one. It's five pm. Eastern time planned to sit right beside me will explore travel for fun business. Reunions weddings honeymoons families and sports adventures reaching homes and boston. New york. city miami orlando tampa dallas. Houston nashville las vegas los angeles and more cities across america. Our affiliate tv stations are listed. Biz tv dot com. Let's take off traveling together when it's five. Pm eastern time on sundays. Got your bags packed yet. Here's travel with stephanie. Abrams and her travelling companion. David is be Cure sal the island that offers vacationers fifty five different cultures wrapped in history and charming traditional european architecture. Like those you'd find in the netherlands but dressed in southern caribbean sherbert. Colors curious capital city. Willemstad is a unesco world heritage city waiting for you to explore its many attractions and when you've whipped up an appetite and thirst after sightseeing in visiting your choice of over sixty diving snorkeling sites complete with intimate coves and beaches. You'll find a wide variety of sidewalk. Cafes gourmet restaurants local eateries and markets to satisfy pallet slide into cure sows live. And let live way of life. Curious sal field for yourself. Visit cure sow dot com or call. Toll free eight hundred three to eight. Seventy two twenty two. That's eight hundred three to eight. Seventy two twenty. Two rumors stephanie. Abrams novel of secrets. Lies and conspiracies. That ensnare the lives of ordinary people in a tightening web that all starts with rumours available at amazon dot com and print and kindle formats and barnes and noble dot com rumors. Spy stephanie. Abrams the perfect leisure-time companion coast to coast with the most travel professionals and the best business and leisure travel. Information travel with stephanie. Abrams and on air traveling companion david her own each travel with stephanie abrams. On the line with me as the sherman. The general manager of the quirk hotel in richmond. Virginia is a gorgeous wonderful place. He's a wonderful place to base yourself if you are there for a really for business or pleasure because it puts you in a great spot to not have to change hotels every night and just base yourself in richmond than like spokes and we also hubs in whatever just travel out and travel back to whatever you wanna do each day but i was mentioning the film charade which you really need to see if again if you've seen it one or more times. It starts out at a ski resort in the alps in switzerland and they're sitting out on terrorists having lunch drinks. Whatever all dressed up in their gorgeous ski clothes and their fabulous muck boots and There on on this terrace overlooking the mountains now it was probably shot in a movie studio. But you know. I have been to places like that and even been there like a D in chamonix in the south of france Right at the border of france. Italy and switzerland are shown here. Switzerland and mont blanc is right there. agreed medea. And you take a telephone cable. Car takes you.
"abrams" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"Got your bags packed yet. Here's travel with stephanie. Abrams and her travelling companion. David is b cure south. The island that offers vacationers fifty five different cultures wrapped in history and charming traditional european architecture. Like those. you'd find in the netherlands but dressed in southern caribbean sherbert. Colors curious owes capital. City will m said Unesco world heritage city waiting for you to explore its many attractions and when you've whipped up an appetite and thirst after sightseeing in visiting your choice of over sixty dive and snorkelling sites complete with intimate coves and beaches. You'll find a wide variety of sidewalk. Cafes gourmet restaurants local eateries and markets to satisfy every palate slide into cure sows live and let live way of life. Curious out for yourself visit curious out dot com or call toll free eight hundred three to eight seventy two twenty two. That's eight hundred three to eight. Seventy two twenty two. The magic is happening at yankee. Candle village in south deerfield mass one of new england's most popular attractions. The village is a unique entertaining world of fun fantasy food and fragrance for the whole family. It's also the world's largest candle shop where kids and grown-ups can make their own candles. The village is home to the enchanting black forest where it snows year round santa's workshop where he welcomes visitors every day of the year pen. The bavarian christmas village filled with sparkling holiday ornaments in addition to over four hundred thousand candles. You'll find toys gifts and more from great names. Like pandora and vera bradley with tasty treats from yankee gandhi fresh fudge and popcorn apples every day is a holiday or sit down with the family for a wonderful meal at the award. Winning chandler's restaurant. Yankee candle village in south deerfield mass were families. Come for the candles hand. Stay for the fun. Take the mass pike. The i anyone. Exit twenty four rumors. Stephanie abrams novel of secrets. Lies and conspiracies that ensnare the lives of ordinary people in a tightening web that all starts with rumours available at amazon dot com and print and kindle formats and barnes and noble dot com rumors by stephanie abrams. The perfect leisure time companion coast to coast with the most travel professionals and the best business and leisure travel. Information travel with stephanie. Abrams and on air traveling companion. David oh each travel with stephanie. Abrams as part of our focus on stay in play. Usa given that our passports are worthless and nobody wants us and so even if we wanted to go somewhere else we pretty much couldn't right now unless there. You have diplomatic immunity or something that buys you papal dispensation to travel outside the country for the most part. We're staying home but that doesn't mean you can't leave your house people you have to if you want or need to go somewhere. Follow whatever the rules are. There are some states that are not allowing people with license plates from outside of their region in so you might get caught at some road blockage area where they're going to ask you where you came from where you go into and maybe tell you need to turn around and go back where you came from. That could happen so if you want a plan a successful trip you need to really plant and part of that planning is deciding on where you're going to stay. It's really from me. That's where it begins if you're driving somewhere you need to know where you're going to stay along the route and in this environment you need to be checking on. How diligent is that lodging facility in deep cleansing and disinfecting and staying on top of keeping staff and visitors safe and from my point of view. You know it really bothers me. When i'm i meet somebody. And they just went somewhere. There was with a group of people and somebody says something about some destination and other people say oh we were there. We went there. And i'll say where did you stay 'cause for me. The hotel experience is not like just pulling up at a gasoline station and tanking up drive out and does it really matter. The only thing that matters is you got the kind of gasoline that works best for your car. At the best rate you could find in the area but say you know tell is not like tanking up at a petrol station. You see him. Spend too much time in ireland at against they. Should you really want to choose places that add to your memory bank and it bothers me when i asked somebody. Where did you stay. And they don't remember they don't remember or maybe they do remember and they d- embarrassed you know. Give the impression that they stayed in a dive so they just assumed not remember the places. You stay are a vital part of the trip and often when i hear somebody went to some wonderful place and they say they had a horrible time. When i start asking questions about it. They stayed in a horrible place that made all the difference in the world. So making investment in the memories of your life by choosing places that inspire you that uplift you that enhance your life experience and a hotel that i need to stay at that was recommended to me by Somebody i know for. Oh my gosh. Probably twenty five years used to work for me and my last life. We've stayed friends forever. Who lives in richmond. Virginia and said to me. There's alltel we go to for family dinners for birthdays and anniversaries and christmas. Kind of things when we have a bench mortgage occasion. We love to go to this hotel. I never heard of it. It's called the quirk hotel. And it's in richmond. Virginia we have on the line with us the general manager nico. Sherman live from the cork hotel. Thanks for joining us. I'm so interested in. How did this hotel come into being was the building that it's in in downtown richmond. Always out was a builders out dow and when it was built so it open as a department store in nineteen sixteen and love. The design features within the hotel are still present fr from the original.
"abrams" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"Welcome to travel with stephanie. Abrams and any year. I can remember and i guess that's because i sort of feel like the back wheels trying to keep up with the front wheels. Normally we used to say pretty much everything. The travel industry changed then. It went to weekly daily then. It went to hourly down to nano seconds every nanoseconds. Something else happens affecting the travel industry and at this point a preponderance of it drizzling off of this covid nineteen. That's followed us into twenty twenty one twenty twenty being the year that we'd like to forget about certainly overcome. And although i have to tell you the five months. We were marooned in ireland. I wouldn't give back for all the money in the world. That was an amazing amazing experience. And it brings me to something. I'm hoping to tackle early on with our very wonderful guest. This our guest. We had on the air with us either in june or july while we were still in ireland maroon unable to get home. And that's zane kirby He's the ceo. I think that's his title. Maybe it's president. I'll have to ask again. He's the head honcho The executive administrative directing type at the top of the american society of travel advisers a prestigious organization that lobbies on behalf of the travel industry which truly needs a lobby because far too often people making decisions as they relate to travel. Don't know the first thing about the effect of their decisions on the travel industry or the people who are travelers and one of the reasons. I've invited saying kirby on today is to tackle the question i've been dealing with the last few weeks. I want you to know that. This interview is being recorded Around christmas new years time. So you're hearing it after the new year because we have so many interviews already scheduled that we had to get in and saying is being the busy man he is. We had a tough time matching our schedule with his to find the appropriate spot but we nailed them today. People and you're really in for the real information. I've been really troubled about something and the thing i've been troubled about. Is that just before thanksgiving someone whose name completely escapes me. Didn't recognize the fellow on tv. Didn't catch his name flash across the screen. He's obviously in some position of power. And i don't know if he's in medicine or somewhere in. Us government but his remark was simple words. Not the two words you thinking of. By the way the two words were don't travel it might as well be the two words you were thinking of because you know. I am the biggest coward on the face of the earth. You know if you've listened more than once you know. I don't go anywhere. I might not come back the same or better. I enjoy living. I enjoy life. I am not a risk taker. But it seems to me. You have to use the proper information. And you're good hor sense to figure out what's real and what's not real what's right and what's not right and i really think. The travel industry was done a disservice especially when there are hotels and car rental companies and museums and attractions of all kinds. That are going to unbelievable. Lengths to sanitize deep clean deep scrawled. Make the environment safe for the staff and the people who visit there and just say don't travel. I just seemed to me the message should have been duncan into crowds. Don't get close to people. Don't inhale and exhale the same air that the guy next to you is inhaling an extra link make sure there is nobody next to you and we're very lucky the. Us is huge while other people. Don't want our passport. The moment they're busting for it actually but good census telling them don't invite americans at this moment into other countries but you can travel in your own car to wonderful places or rent a car from place. You have confidence in that. They're doing the job to sanitize it between renters and go to all the wonderful outdoorsy places staying in wonderful hotels and using the help of travel advisors in the know who are doing that research and especially those that are asked the members getting the kind of information that guides them into. Who's doing an above average job at keeping their staff and their guests. Their visitors their customer safe. I think that should have been the story. Not don't travel. I couldn't agree more stephanie. So i wanna thank you zane kirby for joining us. Let's get right into it. Talk to me. What do you think about. I mean am. I gone round the bend and off the wall. Well you know. I'm of a definitely a bias. Definitely by a source here. But but i think you're absolutely right. In risk management does not be risked. Elimination right. You can't relate all risks from your life now of course you know. The pandemic is taking a tremendous toll. But we know that public health is a shared responsibility between individuals and and supplier companies. As you mentioned but we feel Eating every travel traveler fully informed by their expert travel adviser should be able to determine their own tolerance for travel risk tolerance. You know there are some people who are in much more much sort of high risk categories than others but just saying don't travel is like saying. Don't go outside. I just i i fail to see how that how that's sustainable or enforceable or even practical. Yeah and and i'm gonna add the word sensible. I didn't think it made sense to me and truly zane. I mean why are we know. Each other and we have crossed paths for ages for years in the travel industry. I i don't think you know me well enough to know what chicken i am. I so i you know. I am the last one who's going to say. Go someplace if i think it's a dangerous place to go to but on the other hand you know i'm the one that believes you've got to get to the other side of the road. And if there's an eighteen wheeler coming down the pike at eighty miles an hour maybe wanna wait till he goes by before you cross instead of running in front of it but it doesn't mean because there are some big heavy machinery driving on the highways that you shouldn't cross the road i just it doesn't make sense to me.
"abrams" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"Welcome to travel with stephanie. Abrams hello people. I hope that the month of january serves as a resource to gather. All of your deeply recessed strengths to dally worse in battle in our crusade.
Ignoring the Promises of God (Genesis 16:2)
"Genesis chapter sixteen verse two and sarah said to abram behold now the lord has prevented me from bearing children go into my servant. It may be that. I shall obtain children by her abram. Listen to the voice of sarah. This is a sobering picture of lack of trust in the promises of god. God his told abram in powerful ways. I've made a covenant with you and i will provide you with offspring and yet sarah's wife is barren and so sarah neighbor wondering will is god going to be faithful to his promise or not and instead of waiting on god to prove faithful to his promise they decide to take things into their own hands and haven't child through someone else and in this verse. We see a picture of a tendency in every single one of us myself included. We want things to happen on our time. Line the way we plan the way we plot the way we want to work out the way we think is best. Maybe even the only way we see it's going to happen. And we fail to trust in god and his time line and his ways which are always wisest which are always best and so i just wanna encourage you as you look at your life now or in the future and you are waiting on god for this or waiting on god for that. I just want to encourage you to wait with trust in him not to take things into your own hands now. That doesn't mean waiting is always passive and sitting back and doing nothing. I think about the process. That my family and i are in waiting to adopt our son who we've been on hold for about a year from going to bring into our home and it's been agonizing and i've been working in every single way i can to make away to him at the same time the lord has been teaching me amidst my working and nothing happening that i can wait patiently on him and trusted. He is working in ways. I don't see and then he will provide in his time. That's easy to say it's a whole nother thing to actually believe that and to wait with faith but i want to encourage us. God is good. God is faithful. God is a loving. God is all wise and we can trust in him in the waiting so god we pray for patients in our lives. We pray for patient trust in you for patient rest in you when we want to take things into our own hands when we are tempted to go outside of what you have told us to do. God we pray that you would keep us save us guard us deliver us from ourselves and that tendency and help us to wait on you. We confess together today that you are trustworthy you are so worthy of trust. You've shown it time and time and time again ultimately you're shown it in sending your son to die on a cross for our sense to save us for yourself forever if we can trust you to lead us to eternal life with you then we can trust you with anything in this world. So god i pray for those who are waiting in different ways right now pray you give them strengthen the waiting you give them patients in the waiting and faith in the waiting even as i pray for these things for myself and my family we will trust in you and lean not on our own understanding.
Chattanooga assistant football coach fired for 'hateful' tweet about Stacey Abrams
"Coaches out of a job after sending a racist tweet about Georgia legislators. Stacey Abrams University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fired an assistant coach after he posted a tweet disparaging former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and activist Stacey Abrams University Chancellor Stephen Angle condemned the tweet tweet was hateful. Hurtful and untrue. Coach Malone is no longer a part of this university Chris Malone tweeted in part, Congratulations to Fat Albert had Stacey Abrams enjoyed the buffet Big girl, many of credited Abrams for the Democrats recent success at the polls in Georgia, where she and grassroots organizations held invigorate voter turnout. That
Bobby Shmurda to be eligible for release in February
"Well let's say bobby's murder could be getting out soon. I know we keep on saying that. He was scheduled to be released later. This year december eleventh but that date has now reportedly been moved up to february twenty third as long as everything is smooth behind bars so he was denied parole last year. But now they're saying there's a clear path for him to get out in a matter of
Experts talk about the impact of Trump’s Georgia call on the Senate runoffs
"Thanks for joining us. The president is peddling baseless claims of election fraud. This time over a leaked phone call to a republican election official fueling a new political firestorm as georgia prepares for a pivotal runoff election. That may reshape. The nation's balance of power. Here's abc's steve olson. Saami it's the last push in the final hours before the us senate runoff election in georgia in the candidates in their parties. Biggest names are working overtime to convince enough voters to punch their ticket to washington our countries depending on you powers learn your head more than three million people. George already cast ballots in early voting. That took place in december. A million more than the total turnout for the last run off in two thousand eight. The choice is between republican incumbent. Senator kelly lovelier david purdue and democratic hopefuls. Jon saw and raphael warnock. The war for the majority of the senate comes down to georgia dish here and we need you all of us to stay in that breach. It looks like y'all ready for election five calls or texts today about voting. We'll keep the liberals away. It is time to vote like we have never voted before georgia. Each of them has been trying desperately to get their voters to show up at the polls second time never before has a runoff election in this state met so much it will determine who is in charge of the. Us senate sets the agenda. Who sets the policy with control of the senate on the line. People far away from georgia are all wound up in the states businesses from the white house. Twitter fight like hell. I'll tell you right to hollywood. Work isn't done. Everybody matters who wins. Get out and vote the outrage over a stunning phone. Call between the president and georgia's secretary of state. That's all the talk the night before the election. I just wanna find eleven thousand. Seven hundred eighty. You hear the president repeatedly asking brad rapids burger to give him more votes than biden's eleven thousand seven hundred and seventy nine vote lead in georgia and the hour. Long call lip brad. I gotta get. I have to find twelve thousand votes. And i have them times a lot to. What are we gonna do here. But i only need eleven thousand votes us. I need eleven thousand bucks. Give me a break. And and i'm not looking to blame anybody. I'm not just saying that you know under new cows and under new views of of the election results we won the election but rams burger who seek threats to his life over. All of this said no way. And there's nothing wrong with saying that you know that you've recalculated for mr president determines that you have is the data you have is wrong. You should want to have an accurate election. And you're a republican. We believe what we have an accident election. The georgia secretary of state continue to reject the president's wild claims of election fraud on good morning america. Did you consider it a lawful requests and the president asks you to find the votes lawyer. All i know is that we're going to follow the law. Follow the process truth matters. And we've been fighting these rumors for last two months. There are many who believe that it is no accident. That president trump is focused. Many of his claims a fraud on fulton county the largest in the state. It isn't just a blue county. It's also a largely black county and the president is being accused of trying to overturn the minority vote. Probably county is totally corrupt. They cheated like nobody's ever cheated before later. In the call. President trump even suggests that by refusing to hand the president. The november election robbins burger was hurting the chances of republicans running in the runoff. And because what you've done to the president a lot of people are going out to vote you would be respected if really respected if this could be straightened out before the election you have a big election coming up on tuesday. What's happening in georgia is a perfect storm. It is a telenovela in the making. It's gotta be confusing for republican georgia voters to hear that the elections in georgia and trustworthy at our fraudulent and have been manipulated and then wondered. Ask themselves well. Then why should i bother to tonight. President trump is still holding onto his false claims of fraud and still talking poorly about state. Officials were literally speaking truth to power. There's no way we lost your. This will be here a year and a half. And i'm going to be campaigning against your governor. And you're crazy secretary of state. We are a party of law. and order. georgia's lieutenant governor jeff dunkin who's both a republican and a trump supporter says. He wishes someone at the white house could have kept the president from making that phone. Call right before the election. What do you think about the possibility of folks looking into whether or not. The president broke a law with that phone call. I'm not a lawyer. So i'm going to let the lawyers go figure that out but i am qualified to tell you that that was an inappropriate phone. Call the longer that we try to use the excuse of voter fraud and misinformation to be the reason why we lost this presidential election. The longer it's gonna take for us to build our next platform. Duncan is part of a group of republicans. Who run this state. And we'll tell you to your face. That joe biden won the election here in that saying. So it's what's right. This is all about trust. I've got to look in the mirror. But more importantly i've got look at my three boys in the face. I spent all day trying to tell them to do the right thing. Always do the right thing. I can't imagine walking in that house one night and telling them yeah. I know i couldn't do the right thing. Today was on me. The forty five year old says. He's confident his two candidates can win despite the drama from pennsylvania avenue. I can't think of a single scenario where that phone call for. Sixty two plus minutes made any sort of difference in in getting david purdue and kelly leffler reelected but hopefully there's enough republicans at hang on tomorrow to show up and vote them in and represent our values. Historically democrats rarely win runoff elections in georgia. It's hard to get voters on the blue team to vote twice but former gubernatorial candidate stacey. Abrams says this is the year of the donkey. The national attention national investment as well as having a georgia infrastructure we were able to build a coalition in november. Is going to help come close to victory if not take it all the way. Abrams believes that her teams found the key to winning. We certainly were one of the most diverse battleground states but that diversity is only opportunity if we don't do the work to harness it. We were able to bring together. A latino population who's voting presence. Increased by seventy two percent over two thousand sixteen for asian american pacific islanders. It was a ninety one percent increase for african americans. It was a twenty percent increase.
Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock on the issues that would drive them in the Senate
"Why did you think that now is the time to run an office and run for. Us senate well. My whole life has been about service. I'm pastor served beneath baptist church. But i've been engaged in these fights from that copay for years i've been fighting for healthcare access and affordability for years standing up in acts of civil disobedience demanding that we expand medicaid in the state. I've been fighting for voting rights at work alongside. My friend stacy abrams. We registered through the new georgia project. Which i chaired. Four hundred thousand new voters in the state. I've been standing up for the dignity of workers and they're ready to share in some of the prosperity that they've created and i think my passion for these issues emerges from my life story someone who grew up in public housing down in savannah. Georgia wanted twelve number eleven and the first college graduate my family so my success as a result of hard work but also grants low interest student loans. Good public policy. I know the difference that good public policy meetings and as running for the us senate and so in your campaign running around the state. That hasn't voted for a democrat for president since ninety. Two and president-elect. Joe biden is on the cusp of perhaps winning the state of georgia talk about one. Why president-elect biden's message seemed to resonate in georgia and what impact that has had on your race and also talk about what you've heard on the campaign trail because i can imagine you went all around the state. You didn't just stay in atlanta campaigning. No that's a good point. I've been moving all across the state. And you know that. That's important jonathan because there is this narrative in georgia politics. There's atlanta and then the rest of the state and so i'm from savannah southeast part of the state. But i've been on a bus moving across the state dropped by small towns like america's george Cuthbert georgia down randolph county. And the people are surprised. When i show up and i'm surprised that they're surprised but they say to me that they have not seen a candidate show up in their town. Which is interesting to me. Because i'm running to represent the whole state rule and the north and the south. And i'm getting to see first. Hand the concerns that people are having and what do people concerned about. They're concerned about healthcare. They're concerned about the fact that they want to make sure they don't lose the coverage that they have that coverage is affordable had eight hospitals close in this state largely because we refuse to expand medicaid is the unnecessary war that the republican party has waged against president obama who no longer in office and the people are the casualties in that war. Their hospitals are closing in these rural areas devastating rule healthcare and also taking away jobs. And so i think the people voted the other night when they voted for joan by. And when david purdue failed to get a majority of his voters even though he's the incumbent and i finished ahead of kelly leffler even though she's the incumbent that people are voting for unity over division and chaos there voting for healthcare they're voting for a livable wage and the ability to retire with dignity. They're voting for the best in the human condition and the american spirit when you're out on the campaign trail though in those parts of georgia that perhaps aren't hospitable to a democratic candidate. What kind of response are you getting. What are you hearing from those voters. I think people appreciate the fact that you're willing to talk to them. And that's my orientation is not a strategic political decision. Quite frankly part of what running gives me an opportunity to do. Is to do what i would normally want to do. Anyway and spend time with talking to people who don't see the world exactly the way. I do one of the things that disappointed me. About the fact that we're living through this deadly and tragic pandemic is that i had hoped earlier in the campaign to get across the state and drop into some of these wednesday night bible studies. I'm a passenger after all and they're people who don't share my politics but we read from the same book and there must be some values there must be some common ground. There must be a place where we can talk about the things that we actually agree on.
Georgia election: All you need to know about key Senate runoff races
"Critical Georgia run offs, which will determine control of the Senate. The latest FIVETHIRTYEIGHT polling averages show the race is nearly deadlocked. Republican incumbent David Perdue trails Democratic challenger John Assaf. By about a percentage point in the regular election, while Senator Kelly La Flor, who was appointed to fill a vacancy trails her Democratic challenger, the Reverend Raphael Warren, up by almost two points in the special election. Our correspondent Rachel Scott, is in Atlanta with the very latest. Good morning, Rachel. Martha Good Morning, and Georgia already seeing record voter turnout for a special election. More than three million have already cast their ballot here who had just 48 hours ago. One of the Republicans in the race, Senator David Perdue, is now on the sidelines. He isn't self quarantine after coming into close contact with a campaign staffer who tested positive for covert 19. And the stakes could just not be higher. Republicans are calling this their last line of defense Democrats say what happens here in Georgia will set the course of Joe Biden's presidency. So to pull this off, Democrats would have to win both of their races that would bring the split in the Senate to 50 50 and then Vice President elect Kamila Harris would serve As the tie breaking vote. But if one of those Democratic candidates lose just one of their races, Republicans will be hanging on to majority in the Senate. And at this point, it's all about turning out the base to vote. So that's why tomorrow you will see President Trump and President elect Joe Biden campaigning here, he don't know. Biden was the first Democrat to win the state of Georgia and nearly 30 years. Runoff elections in this state have largely favored Republicans. But then on the flip side, you have some Republicans who are concerned that the president's own words that the election is rigged. That these runoff are invalid will then cost them majority in the Senate mark back. And Rachel Scott. Thanks very much for more. Let's bring in the former Democratic leader in the Georgia House of Representatives and the founder of Fair Fight, Stacey Abrams. Good morning to you. We've seen those polls that give Democrats a slight edge. But is there anything you're seeing on the ground that gives you concern? No concern? Just a great deal of urgency. We did very well in vote by mail. We did very well in early vote, but we know Election Day is going to be the likely high turnout day for Republicans, So we need Democrats who haven't cast their ballots to turn out. If they have any questions to go toe I will vote dot com to find their polling places and two months ago even is Joe Biden was winning Georgia John Assaraf trailed Republican David Perdue by nearly 90,000 votes and in the special election. The Republican candidates combined for nearly 50,000 more votes than the Democrats. I know that roughly 75,000 new voters have been registered since early November. How certain are you that those are Democrats were very certain that most of those were Democrats. Given the composition based on race and age, and let's be clear. We know a number of the people who voted for Joe Biden. As Democrats sometimes just skip the rest of the ballot. They came out to vote for the president because of a number of low propensity voters who came out for Democrats. What we're so excited about is that we haven't stopped reaching those voters. Millions of contacts have been made. Thousands of new registrations have been held, and we know that at least 100,000 people who did not vote in the general election are now voting in this election, and they again are disproportionately young and disproportionately people of color and does the fact that Biden outperform the Senate races indicate that his win really was more about President Trump than it was representative of some kind of ideological shift to the Left in the state. Not at all. We know that for new voters, especially new voters of color, There's a tendency to only vote in races where they are certain of the outcome. They know Joe Biden. Joe Biden's been a part of American politics for 40 plus years and so for a number of new voters, they're going to vote on Lee when they're confident. That's why we spent this time over the last nine weeks, educating voters about Jon Ossoff's and Raphael Warnock. They've crisscrossed the state and we believe we've closed that distance and that the voters that are turning out now absolutely no them and are standing by their sides and voting for them and you
Montgomery County Restaurants Getting Creative During Ban on Indoor Dining
"If you're tired of being cooped up, and you can't wait until Monday, when the restrictions are lifted for indoor dining, you have some choices. This weekend, Some Montgomery County restaurants will have heated outdoor dining ceding to celebrate the new year. Would've these. Mark Abrams joins us now Mark. These restaurants are really doing whatever they can to bring in customers. Well, they are. And in a few days, Governor Tom Wolfe's ban on indoor dining to stop the search and Cove in 19 cases will be lifted, but not in time for people to celebrate the new year. Go do something really different and get some outdoor dining, very European style. I feel like we've got going in Montgomery County right now. That's Rachel Riley of the Valley Forge, Tourism and Convention board. Who tells me There are variety of restaurants offering seeding, intense or on patios with heaters and heating lamps. Riley says the restaurant's our organization has compiled offer options for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. She says. You'll need to call ahead to make reservations because of the limited seating. And don't forget your mask. You could find more about the restaurant's doing outdoor dining at Valley Forge dot or
3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do
"When i was in high school at the age of seventeen i graduated from high school in. Decatur georgia as valedictorian of my high school. Proud of myself. I was from a low income community. I'd grown up in mississippi. We'd moved from mississippi to georgia so my parents could pursue their degrees as united methodist ministers. We were poor but they didn't think we were poor enough so they were going for permanent poverty. And so while they studied at emory i studied at avondale and i became valedictorian. Well one of the joys of being valedictorian in the state of georgia is that you get invited to meet the governor of georgia. I was mildly interested in meeting him. It was kind of cool. I was more intrigued by the fact that he lived in a mansion. Because i watched a lot of general hospital in dynasty as a child. And so i got up that morning. Ready to go to visit the governor. My mom and my dad are also invited. Got up and we went outside but we didn't get in our car in the south. A car is a necessary thing. We don't have a lot of public transit. There aren't a lot of options. But if you're lucky enough to live in a community where you don't have a car. The only option is public transit. And that's what we had to take and so we got on the bus and we took the bus from decatur. All the way to buckhead where. The governor's mansion sat on this really beautiful acreage of land. These long black gates that ran the length of the property. We get to the governor's mansion. We pulled a lever that lets them know. This is our stop. We get off the bus. My mom my dad. And i walk across the street and we walk up the driveway because their cars coming up cars bringing students from all across the state of georgia. And so we're walking along the side and as we walk single file along the side of my mom and dad's sandwiching to make sure i don't get hit. By one of the cars bringing the other valedictorians. We approached the guard gate and we get to the guard gate. Guard comes out and he looks at me and he looks at my parents and he says you don't belong here. This is a private event. My dad says no. This is my daughter. Stacy she's one of the valedictorians but the guard doesn't look the checklist that's in his hands. He doesn't ask my mom for the invitation. That's at the bottom of her very voluminous purse instead. He looks over our shoulder at the bus because in his mind the buses telling him a story about who should be there and the fact that we were too poor to have our own car. That was a story. He told himself and he may have seen something in my skin. Color may have seen something in my attire. I don't know what went through his mind but his conclusion was to look at me again and with the look of disdain. So i told you this is a private event. You don't belong here now. My parents were studying to become united methodist ministers but they were not pastors yet and so they proceeded to engage this gentleman a very robust discussion of his decision making skills. My father may have mentioned that he was going to spend eternity in a very fiery place. If he didn't find my name on that checklist and indeed. The man checks the checklist eventually and he found my name and he led us inside. But i don't remember meeting the governor of georgia. I don't recall meeting my fellow valedictorians from one hundred and eighty school districts. The only clear memory i have of that day was a man standing in front of the most powerful place in georgia. Looking at me. And telling me i don't belong and so i decided twenty some odd years later to be the person who got to open the gates. Unfortunately you may have read. The rest of the story didn't quite work out that way and now i'm tasked with figuring out how do i move forward because you see i didn't want just open the gates for young black women who had been underestimated and told they don't belong. I wanted to open those gates for latinas for asian americans. I wanted to open those gates for the undocumented and documented. I wanted to open those gates as an ally of lgbtq community. I wanted to open those gates for the families that have to call themselves the victims of gun violence. I wanted to open those gates wide for everyone in georgia because our state and this is our nation and we all belong here. But what i recognize. The first try wasn't enough and my question became. How do i move forward. How do i get beyond the bitterness and the sadness and the lethargy and watching an inordinate amount of television as eat ice cream. What do i do next. And i'm going to do what i've always done. I'm going to move forward because going backwards is an option and standing still is not enough.
U.S. starts COVID vaccinations of its military personnel in S. Korea
"Personnel based in Asia began receiving covert 19 vaccinations Tuesday. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul that the inoculations are voluntary. Army and Air Force bases in South Korea and Japan were the first to get shipments of the modern a vaccine. Commanding officer's first responders in frontline medical personnel will be the first to get vaccinated. U S forces Korea Commander General Robert Abrams urged eligible personnel to take the shots, saying they would contribute to military readiness. South Korean civilians may not start getting vaccinations until February, MPR's Anthony Kuhn for the first time
Judge orders halt to voter purge in two Georgia counties ahead of Senate runoff
"A federal judge in Georgia orders two counties to reverse the decision removing more than 4000 voters from the rolls ahead of next Tuesday's Senate runoff election. The judges Leslie Abrams, Gardner, She's the sister of Stacey Abrams and ally of President elect Biden's Who's been leading voter registration efforts in Georgia.
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Stacey Abrams oversees Georgia electors voting for Biden
"The members of the Electoral college in each of the 50 states formalizing the outcome of the presidential election today. Former Georgia Democratic candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams, announcing the electors vote in her state. I am pleased to announce that Joseph R. Biden has received 16 votes for president the United States. The electoral college votes are scheduled to be accounted a joint session of Congress on January. 6th
Early voting underway for Georgia runoffs
"NEWS Wilmington Well Early Voting is underway today in Georgia for the states to U. S. Senate run offs runs through the end. Of the year in some counties. Election Day is January 5th activists. Stacey Abrams, who's trying to get the two Democrats elected was on CBS this morning. We have the investment. We have have the the the momentum momentum momentum and and and what's what's what's so so so important important important is is is that that that we we we have have have a a a mission mission mission and and and that that that is is is to to to serve serve serve Georgians Georgians Georgians by by by sending sending sending two two two real real real
Georgia secretary of state says he will recertify election results after recount
"Raph. INS burgers, saying the election results in his state are the same as they were before multiple recounts occurred. Joe Biden won the election graphics burgers, saying his office is set to re certify the election results today. All this talk of a stolen election. There's Stacey Abrams. Or the president, United States. Is hurting our state Rapids Burger, referring to Stacey Abrams, who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Georgia. Back in 2018 Among the new sports
Bucks developers convert Quakertown trolley barn into market with food, beverage offerings
"Now to upper bucks counting developers have found a niche for a Quaker town project that used a historic landmark as its foundation, Ky. Double USE. Mark Abrams reports. The Trolley Barn public market just opened its doors a few weeks ago in this cove in 19 era, renovating the old industrial Trolley barn built in 18 97, the house, the local trolley that ran through the community. Chris LaBonge, one of the partners of the Trolley Barn, says the more than two years it took to put the project together have been worth it. We have multiple Use for coverage is we have Ah Brewery, a winery distillery, plus numerous different vendors for food and other beverages. LaBonge and his partner, Ian Jeffrey, say the market hasn't upscale field, but the prices aren't Jeffrey says. There's a hometown atmosphere to the market because it's done by two people who live in the community. You don't have to New York coming down and invested in this project and say, Hey, listen, this is the program put it together A B, C and D you never were. We are hands on every day they're trying to make it work, Marc Abrahams K Y. W
Trump fires nation's top election security official who disputed fraud claims
"A town were. Disagreement is par for the course. Today there was one thing that almost all of washington could agree on namely that the government's top election security cyber cyber security official. Chris crabs did a great job protecting our democracy and did not deserve to be fired. Chris crabs was dismissed last night via presidential tweet after he repeatedly pushed back on trump's claims of election fraud and after his agency refused white house. Requests to edit or remove informational accurate content which was pushing back against trump's false election claims most notably krebs cybersecurity and infrastructure. Security agency cisa. It's a unit within the department of homeland security last week called the november third election quote the most secure in american history adding that there is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes changed votes or was in any way compromised and quote democrats today reacted to krebs firing with predictable outrage but notably they were joined by many republicans including some of the president's most ardent defenders in congress to presents variety to the confusion entails. I'm sure i'm not the only one that we'd like. Return to more of a lot on what's normally of course. Well chris krebs is rightfully earning plaudits in an enhanced reputation for a job. Well done and for standing up to this president. This lack of normalcy is likely to continue for the remaining nine weeks left to go in this administration. We all need a way to get through it. So i'm happy to give you one. I'm happy say the joining us now to discuss this story and others is someone who obviously needs no introduction on this show or anywhere else the inestimable. Rachel meadow rachel. It is so great to see you here. I'm going to ask you the first question on behalf of all of your viewers how are you. I am great valley and let me just start by saying how thankful i am to you for doing for stepping in for me on zero notice and doing this at length. You've just been fantastic and my staff loves working with you and you just. I've been watching every night and you guys are doing an amazing job and so i am grateful to you for making it possible for me to be important which is Which has been a trip. But i'm i'm fine. I have continued to test negative through this whole thing. Which means that. I'm getting close to the end of my quarantine period. I will hopefully think potentially be back hosting either tomorrow night or the night after in which case i will have more to say about where i been in what i've been doing and what it's been like. I definitely have some stuff to say about that. And i want to let people know what's been going on but bottom line is i'm grateful to you and i'm finding i will be back in something that looks like your chair pretty said well you come in the time that is needed for you to come and as i remind our viewers all the time This continues to be your staff who put the show together and it has your dna and it's so we're we're glad for that. I want to ask you about this topic. We were just talking about chris. Crabs a man who was responsible for trying to keep at least outside interference and cyber interference out of our election. He told people last week he thought he was going to get fired and then last night in typical fashion. He got fired by tweet for doing his job. The president directly contradicted him saying he was wrong about what he said. This election was not safe. Votes were changed votes that were cast for trump became biden votes and chris. Krebs is now no longer there. What do you make of this. I a couple of things i mean. In terms of krebs himself. I feel like it's worth reflecting. On the fact that i don't know that there is anybody else who has served particularly at a high level in the trump administration who has come out of it not just with an enhanced reputation for having done a job very well and done right by the country and taking something. That was very very difficult. That other people have had a really hard time with and sort of nailing it doing it well but also leaving not just with his badge of honor of being fired by the president for having done his job well leaving without having compromised himself without having bit his tongue without having kowtowed to the president or compromised himself in any way that was trying to either stave off himself being fired or trying not to rock the boat or trying to go along to get along. Which so many good people have fallen prey to because that's the way the president manipulates people gets what he wants and so i think chris crabs is being lauded justifiably by people on all sides of the ideological spectrum and all levels of government for having done a really good job but he also really in some ways stands alone in terms of having done well and done right and not having bent himself to the vagaries of this president. I think that's really important. I will also say the alley. That i think there's an institutional thing to watch out for. Because part of the reason we started talking about crabs potentially being fired last week was when a divisional chief at cisa got fired. Then krebs himself got fired. His deputy also got fired. What's happened is this agency has been decapitated and that has a couple of risks. One is that this is a dozen just work on election security. They are responsible for example for protecting vaccine. Researchers from what appears to be a robust international malign effort to interfere with and steal vaccine data by actors like potentially north korea iran russia That's really important. We reported in recent weeks on hospitals being hit with ransomware attacks russian-speaking gangs from the former soviet union hitting us hospitals in the middle of this pandemic with ransomware attacks and locking their computer systems. That's also with instances remain. We need an agency. That's good at that stuff but also in terms of the election. i mean the there are still being counted. There are recounts happening. there are certification. Tallies that are coming up and people including senators on the intelligence committee have warned that this is one of the times when we are quite vulnerable to disinformation and potentially foreign interference. Somebody might target the understanding of the american people to try to confuse us an upset us and muddied the result of the election now as it is being finalized and finally tabulated and so two houses a plan so well not just to have him ousted but to have all the whole upper echelons of the agency taken out for these reasons at this time is very dangerous for lots of different reasons. And i'm i'm very very uncomfortable with not just what this means for but what the implications are for our national security one of the reasons i would like you back is because rather than doing it myself. I'd like to hear your narration of this legal clown car. That is driving around the united states stopping michigan last night with the board of canvassers in wayne. County not agreeing to certify detroit's election results than fifteen million three hours later after getting pressure decided to do so. Rudy giuliani walking into a court. Case after twenty eight years Walk into a courtroom in philadelphia not really understanding the law very well. Republicans putting pressure on the secretary of state of georgia. It is a bit of a clown car but they are doing stuff to stop this election from being certified and to stop the administration from taking the reins and getting their transition moving. Yeah that's right. And i think you had really interesting conversation. Stacey abrams about this earlier in the hour alley. And i. I think that one thing. That's that's interesting that we can see at work is what you were talking about with her about the secretary of state and georgia the republican secretary of state who's absolutely been involved in contentious voting rights disputes with voting rights advocates like abrahams with democrats in georgia but his emerging here as a sort of normal republican and not a trump republican in the sense that he's not exactly a champion of voting rights in georgia georgia's had all these troubles but he's also not willing to go along with the insanity of the trump republican claims that the georgia election should be thrown out because of some magic dust that they've imagined they can cast over those election results so i do think that this is accelerating in some small ways with republican elections officials whether it's local commissioners in pennsylvania or the secretary of state in georgia or other people who are just sort of you know regular elected officials who are responsible for election integrity finding themselves affronted by the president and his legal team are trying to do in a way that i think maybe is giving us a little bit of a peak had a post trump republican party or at least where the schism might be between trump and and republicanism as we move forward.
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"Stephanie abrams here. Don't go away. Whoa a.
And the Winner is ...Democracy
"So we are recording best the friday after the election so things haven't been called yet but we're pretty sure we're gonna know how this racist cali and it is going to lead to as heavy the first woman vice president and that will be a black related a woman and i have with the day here to talk about it to me. A wilson who is everything google her. I mean you're all going to hear about her in the intro that juliet. Thank you for joining me. How are you feeling. Because i got all the feelings. My champagne is a fridge chillan. I can't wait. I can't wait. I am elated. I think the only thing that is really holding me back. Like i'd always imagine that i'd be dancing in the streets when we got this news like i really are liberation celebration. I feel like. I need my liberation celebration. So my only sadness is about covid. Nineteen limiting the level of hype and party that this moment deserves. I'm so excited. I'm so excited to see. Kamala harris make history ads for women for black women for women of color for indian women and also just to have competent. Who have a heart in a people house and take our country back so important for me just throughout the campaign when vice hers bided president elect biden was just talking to people. This is just so refreshing and during that obeys where he walked right into the camera and spoke to people. I knew i had missed that by didn't know how no no now how much i have missed that. And i'm just looking forward to waking up every morning and not having to worry about what foolishness is donald trump going to do today. I'm just so excited. So i wearing my stacey. Abrams shirt today because she is the. Mvp and georgia everything that she has done. And i do wanna talk about the voters but first we gotta talk about how the fifty three percent as now fifty. Five percent the karens really care and in a extended their care majority like fifty five percent of white women voted for donald trump. This is not surprise. The not surprise at all that this is where we are so would love to hear from you when you saw the fifty five percent or you shot. What's going through your mind. I'm so sad that i expected this and i spent a lot of time. Kind of feeling level of guilt around expecting this and becoming numb to that level of betrayal that we as loan of color no expect and have experience again and again and just understanding that patriarchy is drug and white supremacy as a drug and so it's been rough to really think about how complicit the majority of white women are and their accomplices to this kind of terror their accomplices to having a lack of empathy for other marginalized people and not really seeing themselves in the reality of being marginalized people even despite what's happening on the supreme court even despite having multiple sexual predators on the supreme court and one in the white house so for me. It's it's really hard. I wrote a piece in twenty seventeen and the headline for it was. It's complicated. White women white men and white supremacy. And i have thought about it a lot and thought about this history from the plantations to now of the covenant Around how white supremacist. Patriarchy really needs. White women to continue to have it fueled. And that's the thing that i think. I have a lot of grief about that There despite them enduring all of the same kinds of misogynistic a reality Face around the world obviously with their privilege as a part of got They're still the idea that rejecting white supremacy is going to push them away from the privileges and power that they do have and it's easier to accept that to maintain what positioning they have over us. Who are not covered by. That are not protected by that. And so it's a little bit me. When i think about people who've defied bisque over fifty percent of people like heather hair or viola liu so those women were made martyrs that they dared to defy the white patriarchy in paid the price with their lives. So it's something. I think about quite a bit because i I have a sense of understanding. About how conditioning led to that and that by no means means that. I'm keeping for anyone but to say that they also really need to recognize that. That white supremacy patriarchy depends on them to go forth. And even richard spencer and the charlottesville the the language that they used around the invitation to charlottesville had language in it calling on white women. They recognized that. We need you to continue to serve your role for us to prosper. And for me as a black woman i think black men in a different power dynamic of a world where to do that i was stopped that right there because i'd be subordinate in it. But the fact that women are saying. I'll take those crumbs an order to still be over these other people. That's the part. That's still sits really painfully with me. In that we need white women to change it that this is not our job to facts but white women really need to come even harder for. There's
"abrams" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Reviewers are you guys up for that. I'll admit I'm always somewhat guarded. I tense up a little bit. I had feared criticism since I was a child. I'm always worried about what someone's going to say but let's do it. You know that I'll take care of you. I screen these. Oh okay well I hate when you say that. Makes me think there's horrible stuff? I'm not hearing so I mean I'm screening all the praise it's just sometimes it's too laudatory and it has to be taken down to just faint or normal praise but there is not a single critical one of these. You're kidding but this is going to be something I think about it. Three o'clock in the morning. Because that's wakeup up. I wake up at three and I go through my rosary. Beat of self loathing. Click one beat at a time. Anyway let's go do it okay. Subject I need to know three exclamation marks five stars by J Kawhi nine. I'm sure that I'm not the first to ask this. But what do your sponsors think of the way you go about reading their advertisements. Personally your take is so hilarious that I don't even fast forward to the ADS which is saying a lot too not ever change. Which I'm sure by now is a safe bet Sony and Gourlay. The show wouldn't be the same without both of you. Hey CONAN will disagree. But that's really. What makes him so Special Malamah? Porno take care. Did he say Porno at the end? Kona Hawaiian okay. I'm sorry I'm sorry. I thought he said my love is porn out. Why did your mind go their place? I didn't mean to lower what was otherwise a lovely sentiment till he delved into pornography in the end. I I'm glad I'm glad they like the way. I re- DADS. I read ads the only way I can. Which is I can't I cannot read straight copy. I have no idea what advertisers think about what we're doing and I'm not trying to be. I'm not trying to sound cool or anything but I honestly don't care I really don't care I mean I love doing the podcast and and and I love that. The ads are able to sustain us. But when there's copy that sounds blatantly ridiculous coming out of my mouth. I have to say something about it so I can tell you a little bit that there's a certain amount of removal so there's the advertisers than the stitcher people that have to collect all that and then very gingerly asked for For things to be edited out because they were to sh- to sharp commentary. Obviously you didn't ask my permission first. So this is a revelation. You're editing me out editorially without consulting me. You're not even in this podcast. That's probably why it's doing so well. I'm shocked you still have sponsors. If I'M GONNA be blunt well no well first of all. I think one of the reasons we have sponsors. Is that I don't think I'm saying anything. People don't know the podcast has been very successful. It's listened I think the latest figures are over nine billion people just in America alone which yeah which is hard to do in a country of only three hundred and forty five million people and also people do listen to the ADS. They don't fast forward through them. So they are hearing the name of the product occasionally. They're hearing me rail against the product right. But you still walk away remembering the name of the product and is any advertiser will tell you. That's nine tenths of the battle. That is why I think. Advertisers are sticking with us so. I am curious when I can just imagine gourlay mopping his brow with a vintage. I love how you're Improv is. Just No. Are we improving yes. This is an Improv shitting. There that you are a fop known. New a cloth handkerchief carrying fop annual. You know and every now and then you're talking to somebody at a mattress company and your mopping your browsing. Meryl's go stick addict you weird clown. What's the Dick you weird clown dig? It is love that just came out. Let's move that's insanity stick you clown and you're the guy who's editing me. That's what I love. Who's aging you? The guy you just shouted stick Dick Weird clown is editing me out of my own ads. Stick Dick Weird clown. This is from the person. Who's editing me unbelievable anyway. I hope you don't back down too much Chorley. I hope you stay home. And I'm on your side right. There's been a couple of times where I've sort of in a fun way. Implied that the product. I'm promoting will kill. You instinct might be something along those lines. Yeah and maybe you've had to edit those out right. You also have disdain for anything computer related that you don't understand you automatically bash it so I don't think the computer will be part of the future. I think it's a fad. All I think the I do think personal computing and I think most of the advances in the last fifteen years will melt away and we will go back to the Abacus Wooden be you'll say this word. GonNa look back on this and go. What was that thing? We did where we crunched a lot of information down using silicon chips. Oh I don't remember. Click clack click clack abacus. I have more than one. Oh then are you enjoying your abaci. I am father. That's the future. I envision that was just you know the plural of Abacus. Yeah so okay. Let's do another our favorite podcast. Five stars by 'em Madeleine. Hi I'm nine years old and I listened to your podcast. I think you are so funny. Hashtag love it. She's nine I'm so glad she's GonNa hear. Stick a dickey weird. I just don't think nine year old should be listening to this park first of all. What is her name? Madeleine Madeline That's very nice. I'm sure you're hearing some things on this podcast. That are frightening or confuse. You and I apologize for that. It's weird because it has content at a nine year old shouldn't here but the maturity level of it is about a nine year old true. Yeah those weird. If that happens very rarely that things line up that way well. I think I'm glad that at Madeline it surely clearly has very good taste And I just hope sometimes I know that we we delve into areas. That maybe a nine year old shouldn't be hearing about and I blamed for that because she is what. You're kind of Your filthy dirty person. But I know Brian needs a friend so I need a friend who'd doesn't have their mind in the gutter goodwood. Would you say you said good? I was mocking that. Come back that you had because it was terrible. I said Oh good one like yes you probably that might come back with no good. Yeah Hawgood One Madeline. Now is changing her mind. A nine year old is being driven away from the I test. She switched to Joe Rogan pumping iron. Madeleine's that's GONNA have arms for days soon shoot guns. That's nice that's nice. I'm glad that she's listening to the podcast. And maybe she'll learn a lot. I know that I don't want to know your well. No learned the plural of Abacus. Is so anything from this podcast. This podcast has nothing educational whatsoever about it. This this podcast is equivalent of lead in the water supply. You see it shortens your attention span. You start to drastically lose. Iq You have difficulty sleeping. And eventually your empire crumbles in this case Rome. Hey I also got some bad news for you. The plural of Abacus is abacus. Dammit you're a moron kidding. I love those I first of all abacus is terrible. I would like to move and I will. I think we should contact the Oxford English dictionary. People and I'm serious about this. I think we should contact them and say we want the plural of abacus to be Abaci. Isn't Abaci name. Sounds like someone from the Bible? Yeah we're going to start a movement. A very important movement to change the plural of advocates. The WORD ABACI Puts ME IN MIND OF A story? As Abraham Lincoln used to say that puts me in mind of a story. You all remember the Dean of the Actors Studio James Yet. He was a frequent guest on our late night. Show and did lots of bit for us and was a really terrific guy. A great Rockland tour of the old school and his lovely. He passed away recently which was sad but he lived this amazingly full long life and his wife's name was category and I met catacomb and she's lovely and once I think it was Elaine's restaurant I got to have dinner with James. Lipton he invited me to dinner. I think we did something together. And then he said let's off to Elaine and so the next thing I knew I made Elaine's restaurant for the first time in an eating with James Lipton and they're all these paintings and stuff on the wall and different pictures of different interesting people and Sketches and there was a painting of a woman a Behind James Lipton and he's chewing away at his pork chop and he said to see that for Nude Woman that painting on the wall behind me and I said yes and he said. Do you know who that woman is all know and I said No. And he said it's Kinda tied and I dropped my four and said that's the fucking greatest line that anyone has said to me in my life. Never Forget James Lipton. Had I think he had tied like old school had put like a a Napkin around his neck? His throats to keep the food from getting on his suit and he was showing and he said that woman behind me you see her and it was this very attractive. Nude woman in the painting was maybe twenty thirty years old and he went. I said you know her identity and I said no I. It's it's Cata cod as God made her. Oh my God what are antastic. Moment in my life and his wife was sitting next to him just sort of like going. Yeah Okay James. Maybe not tell everyone that. That's a nude portrait of me. Jarred made if people take one thing away from my podcast. I wanted to be that Madeleine nine year old madeline. If you're listening right now. I know the plural. I mean I know the plural of advocates advocacy's which it should not be. But I do know this that when you see a nude portrait in. What's the now closed? Elaine's restaurant you should say. Try as dot made a big swallow if a pork chop. Hey listen. Can I make one appeal? If you're a fan of this show and you see me out in the world because I am out there I walk around them. An easy to spot If you say to me by as God made her I will give you ten dollars. Oh my God you want that. In this podcast. I don't know that could have been a very foolish thing. I just said you let me know is that's crazy ten dollars. I could lose a lot of money. Yeah that's don't do that. You don't do that. I'm going to actually say this fight. You see me out in the world listeners. To this if you see me you know me when you see me right sonal. Yeah your giant white man with red hair and it's very easy to spot you okay anyway. If the same if you see me I ask you to do is shout kind of tie as God made her and a I will greet.
"abrams" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Wait a minute I love your friendship with my eye but it was. It was this and you realize you know the point of view the perspective. How critical that all those decisions are and seeing a shot directed by one of the great directors in one of the great movies and you go. Oh they chose not to use that. Of course they chose not to use that. But you just realize how close we all are to you. Know even the greats can make can make decisions that they think will work and they later if they're lucky they realize not to use them. Yeah I think it may be Apocryphal. But I'm pretty sure that I think they shot like three. They shot them but they had three possible endings for Casablanca and one of them was Humphrey. Bogart's Bourbon Baby. I'm coming with you. Fuck the French Guy. And they get on the plane and he can find someone else about the same. Yeah and then the plane takes off and Kooky music plays Sax Benny Hill. I would have been right. Yeah they they missed an opportunity talking with the war in hip hop beats. And that's all you need to know you WANNA follow their story more Casablanca to you know. I always wonder how people come at. You know the different angles. They come at things and I didn't know this when I first met you and I found out later on that initially the way you were approaching all this was through music. I mean you were very sitted music. You are very interested in in how things in in scoring how things were is that is that true or just have lousy information. I I love music. I'm always working on on on different tunes and I've done theme songs to some of the shows we've done and when I was growing up. There were no vhs tapes there were no DVD's or or blue razors streaming. It was like obviously like like with you you saw on TV or what was in the theaters and that was it. Looked like it or lump it and so for me what I would do is I would buy a record store nearby where I lived in in Westwood. That sold that were they. Were sent out from guess sort of as her samples that were sold inexpensively so they were like they had little holes were punched out of the top corner and you could buy them for for two bucks and all the soundtracks where they're you know none of this sort of hit records but all the soundtracks soundtracks like every weekend and go home and listen to soundtracks. Because I can tell. The story was based on the the music and looking at the names of the the tracks and so I would lie there with with headphones on like we have on now and I would be. Just you know looking at the soundtrack album cover and reading the names of the tracks and sort of whatever information that might have on the back and feel. I'd be watching the movie because certainly with with with composers like John Williams Jerry Goldsmith Maurice Jarre. There are certain people that like they just they told the story in their music and so I always loved that and and I remember we had a little stand up piano at home and I would like you know sort of Bang on the piano and sort of pretend those were cello or whatever and and people would walk by and stop in my mind. It was like I could hear you know answering nurturing household but what would I later what I what I learned. Was that there were there. Were these things called synthesizers and samplers? And I couldn't afford them until later but when I finally got my hands on them the idea that you could create most any sound you know allowed me to begin to to make music never as good as or as well as I like or as good as as people who I know who for real but I love it like crazy and actually even did did music for a movie when I was a teenager. That was called night beast. That was a movie released by trauma. Remember and it was it was it was these but made by a man named Don dolar who is a director in Baltimore. He was sort of the horror equivalent John Waters and he would do these crazy pretty. Diy horror movies. That were sort of wonderful in their weird little way and so he he he made these magazines call. Cinemagica as a kid. There was no internet either so it was like I learned how to do animation. Stop motion stuff or titles. Whatever through these magazines and I remember writing a letter to him and he was like working on a new movie and like. Oh Wow I I love to do something like that the soundtrack I was like sure I'm sixteen so I ended up doing doing some of the music for that movie and it was like it was first break. That's fantastic. It's either a really good sign or a bad sign when a sixteen year old. Just randomly rights filmmaking. He goes like sounds good. Hey why don't you get so I? I wish this story had a better ending. And you'll see why when we were shooting the pilot for lost and we were on the airplane set and I believe it was probably the same airplanes at that you and I shot on and during lunch. Break these people coming to like look and location scout the airplane as a fucking airplanes and airplane anyway so they're looking to end and the person who has scouting was Roger Cormon. Oh Wow and I went up to him and like Mr Carmen. There's film in the cameras. If you WANNA film anything you want right now go ahead. Because he's the kind of guy who would shoot anything anywhere and just steal shots and he didn't and there's no story other than I met Roger Cormon and you know I I did get my shot in film which was do you remember. The name of it was it short. Shark Nayyar Shark Puss. Your can forget how this even came about but this was about ten years ago. They said I'd just crazy stuff comes over the transom. And then one thing was would like to do a cameo in Roger Cormon Shark to Puss and I said you had me at would Conan like too so I was. I was just Roger Cormon. You're kidding is he going to actually direct and they said yes so I I went to the beach which I think is actually a all roads lead back. Everything The same beach where they shot the ending of planet of the Apes. I went to that beach and my job was to play. Conan O'Brien insufferable. I'm wearing A. I'm wearing a blue blazer a yawning cap and I have an assistant remember. I had an actress playing my assistant. Son Remember this right. Yeah and she was fanning you or she was fanning me like on some absolutely out of touch than I have and some kids are playing volleyball and they knocked the volleyball and it hits me and I jumped up and I start screaming at them. I'm Conan O'Brien do has any idea that one of the top television comedians. And as I'm screaming you see a long tentacle. Come out of the water. Oh come on. That's IT GOES. It goes up my ass out my mouth knocking the cap off my head and then It rips my head off the head rolls over toward the volleyball players. Are they pick it up and continue playing volleyball with my separate head and I have yes. I'll give it to you. It's one of my favorite. It's yeah it was just one of those. I think I was there for four hours and I've never been more certain I was doing the right thing. I've never been more certain that might time. I've taken long walks with daughter were. I've talked about life and time with Roger. Corman was much better asked how was it. He was great. He was terrific. He seemed like he was in icon. That guy yeah yeah really just absolutely just absolutely unbelievable experience which you know. I don't know if you're able to step outside your situation now. I know you know you to be a very humble guy. But you've now created that kind of you know body of work where you're GONNA have you already have people? I mean the Times that you've even past my children. They wonder why you would ever spend a second with me. They've just they knew they put you on such a pedestal. Like can you believe that J.j? Abrams you know I I know that it is. It is the format of of the podcast. Say My name is. I feel this way about being your friend but the reason I do feel exceeding lucky is not just because obviously. You're a lovely guy. I know this is sounds sycophantic and stuff but what I really truly believe despite everything that has happened in the nearly thirty years which I cannot believe that have passed the fact that I was sitting in that audience on that day. Watching you as this young comic. Come out to you know. Begin in this kind of this crazy sort of precipitous moment for you like like what was going to be you know and to get to see and have that audience electricity and to feel like. Oh here's a guy who's about to launch into the consciousness and sort of the you know into pop culture and the history of this country and and to have you be someone that now I get to know and and hang out with and I it just it. It really truly does make me feel like a lucky guy. So I can't thank you enough for a mile for that. That's amazing Well that's very nice of you to say I know there's a movie role coming.
"abrams" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"I was blown away by that. Because when you watch it now you realize how effective it is how powerful it is to not see the threat and to have this mystery and the sense of. I think it's over here. I think it's over there. It darts in and out of the frame you get little glimpses of it but to think today about trying to make a movie where you don't really show you don't really see the threat until I don't know if it's the third act or close to the third act is pretty stunning. I agree it's funny that the thing I mean. Obviously the the story is sort of the shark known as Bruce not working is is a famous story and it really did help the movie like you say it reminds me of two things. One is the other things that like. They thought they were GONNA do that. Ended up not being necessary and and actually improving the movie. One day I was. I was with Stephen in his office at his home. And he's got a shelf of all. These leather bound scripts of his movies and I saw jaws. I said you mind. If he's like no no so. I took it out and I opened up opened to a random page and on this page somewhere in the middle of the script there were three lines from hooper and brody and quint that we're all crosstalk of blue pants and this was his script that he had on the set and right next to these three lines that were crossed out that were sort of generic lines was in Penn written brody. We're GONNA need a bigger boat. Wow and it was like the idea that that that that there was a ons an onset decision to say you know what instead of those three. Let's just have this one and it's that an alien reminded me of is in alien the original alien. There's some one of the deleted scenes. Rock Cartwright who plays one of the crew in a terrifying scene where she's being killed and I and it was a cut not a cut seeing a shot that was deleted. That was this very wide angle. Shot down the corridor of her standing there and the alien kind of standing up and it was literally the League. Scary thing you've ever seen in your life like it was like it was not remotely scary and this is like one of the great scary movies in the history. It was like an old man getting out of a sofa. If it was like.
"abrams" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Fascinating. This goes to something that I think you agree with. How can you really blow people away and movies? We live in this era of for example And thinking of this because we brought up. We're talking about rod sterling and these amazing endings. We live in an era where it's impossible not to have things spoiled for you implanted the apes. I remembered watching that movie. I was too young to see it in the theater when it came out but I saw later on in a movie theater. And when that ending is revealed with the Statue of Liberty and the sand. I have a visceral connection to help blown away. I was and how everything suddenly made sense and I had the same feeling when I saw citizen Kane for the first time and then I finally it's revealed what Rosebud in Rosebud sled and I'm just Asas like God that that meant so much to me an electrical shopping through my body. I've had the experience. Now of watching things I introduced my son Beckett things and I'll show him in. I'll be showing in planet of the apes the original withdrawal Heston and he'll say other on earth and I'll say we're like twenty minutes in and go way. Why do you know that you might there's a simpsons? Were they sing a song about how and I'm like that's exactly right filing at that is so true and this happens all the time with with me and my kids but Augie in particular he everything has been referenced. So many times in shows you've worked on yes. Now wait a minute to be my but it's true it happened with. I showed him citizen Kane and he went. Yeah it's a sled and they went what anyone yet. There's an episode where Mr Burns says Rosebud sled falls out of the ceiling. Nine is amazing. I'm enraged because Kids Ono. The references and the references are so clever and Hyper knowing and if it's not that it then then things are being spoiled. You know online and everything's being discussed so it's like it doesn't. It doesn't really matter where it comes from. It's like there's almost I don't know what it was what it was like. Or if there was a kind of respect for the story or some kind of sense of like the sanctity of of keeping the ending a secret like all that has gone now and everything is like anything that can be used. It's almost like we're all like monkeys in cages. Like anybody can pick up and throw at the bars. You know we we do and I like that idea of. If someone doesn't like something that someone does you know it has to be a weapon that you have to be you know insidiously bitingly you know clever about online I if something is ruin -able you know who's the first one who can find a way to you know to ruin the ending of it becomes a race to like shock into you know and I think it's the simpsons by the way is the is the least at least that's like genuinely brilliant and hysterically. Funny the idea that it's just sort of you know. Everything is just a grist for the mill. It just feels like there's no respect for kind of trying to keep things You've probably you've probably experienced this. You've probably experienced this but another experience. I've had I want to show my kids a film a great classic film and they're wondering they're weighing whether or not they want to invest two hours in this movie you know versus something else they might WanNa see. 'cause it's you're only allowed to watch stuff on the weekends and so it's it's One of our two shots that we get this weekend and so they'll often say to me. What's this beginning? I'll say it's Lawrence of Arabia this. They'll say well. Let's see the trailer and I'll say now I don't want to show you the trailer they watch trailers and it's not just them. It's their friends. They watch trailers to decide if they're going to see a movie rather than just having the movie unveiled and I try to tell them. You've got a pretty good percentage here. I'm showing you one of the top one hundred movies of grime right but I am stunned. At how many times I go and see a movie and I'm sitting through the trailers and they tell me everything that happens in the movie everything on it's their way. I guess covering their asses and saying what we want them to. You know to be sure. They know that it's got a really cool ending in that. The run earth all the time but I think today they would show you. I think today they would show you the Statue of Liberty in the sand in the trailer for Atlanta VX. I do think that it's it's something that it is. A is a very odd sort of. Maybe it's because when a movie isn't working they do it more often because it's like let's just throw it all on the screen and I. It's it's a really annoying thing that I don't think anyone anyone likes. I think people at the studios. No that it's it's not the smartest way to go and yet still. It seems to be something that you feel like. You've seen the movie when you've seen the trailer I'm as you know there. It's such an art form. Still Weird specific art form when really good trailers cut together. It's amazing how how footage is used for a great trailer. Editor knows how to find something that might frankly not even have much meeting at all in a scene in a movie. You're not might not even be used in the film itself looking at sort of the dailies. But like they know a certain. Look a certain turn like I've seen so many where the trailers totally got me. And then you're watching the movie. You're like you know the trailer was so promising. And you realize like these people who can edit trailers well it is such a buck in genius. You know art form. That's I don't think I quite appreciated the way it should be because it really is an amazing thing when there are a lot of bad ones. We've all seen a lot of bad ones but a really good trailer for a movie is so like the promise of what that is so amazing and then often you go to see the movie. You're like wow man. I wish that I wish the trailer editor had more of a role in the movie Well I'm GonNa Reference a movie that I thought were. The trailer was and it lit and the movie lived up to it and it's a movie That you were done cloverfield and I was in the theater when that trip when I saw that trailer. If you haven't seen the trailer if you just want to refresh your memory go back and look at that trailer that trailer you never see the monster. You never see the creature that I remember being in a theater and that trailer running and people bursting into wild screams and applause and being just delighted and then whatever movie we watched didn't Magin at follow. The trailer couldn't match it and ironically that trailer involved the Statue of Liberty Ironically coincidentally but when we had the idea for that trailer wall we were writing the script and I literally. I remember calling up the head of paramount at the time was Brad Grey and saying I'd like to shoot this trailer and and get it on On transformers if we could and and not even put a title for the movie and have it be something that no one has heard of and in this sort of moment of everyone knowing everything about what's coming finding a way to surprise people you know it was exciting so they actually let us shoot the trailer before we shot the movie we act as a separate piece and then we were cutting together the trailer as we're prepping the movie and then the trailer was out there while we were shooting. It was a very bizarre way to go and it was really the opposite of we have this date. We have to get the movie done. It was sort of like my asking the studio if they wouldn't mind letting us do something that was fairly unheard of and and you know we had the date that the movie was coming out was gives plenty of time but it was a really fun thing in Matt Reeves who directed the movie in and Drew Goddard. Who who wrote it you know and Brian Burke Producer? We were all. They're working on the trailer as if it were. The movie was very strange. Weird little commercial basically but we knew it was going to be in the film so it was a way of using it was. It's a terrifying trailer. It tells you nothing but at the same time tells you everything you need to know and I remember that trailer ending in thinking I've got to. I don't care if there's a child of mine is scheduled to be born that day. I'm seeing rookie. I have to see that movie and this leads me to my next thing that I think I know that you're a such a student of film but this way of trying to keep mystery. You've done a brilliant right your career but insist keeping an air of mystery at a time when people are being given too much information and I remembered on lost you guys could just show Especially early in series. You guys could just show palm trees a bunch of palm trees and you'll hear a noise but that's all you got and that was scarier to me than any effect that cost eight hundred million dollars. Do you know what I mean. I do think the one of my one of my favorite things. I is the use of of sound as what I've always wanted to do as a a movie that took place in a setting. That didn't allow you to see much of what was going on. And we were talking about Cloverfield we actually you know the first script someone read it. Read like a a two hundred million dollar movie. We were talking about how we actually wanted a show very little. And because of the the video camera of course limited Which is helpful. But the idea of what you would hear and the idea of the aftermath of something you know when I first talked to Steven Spielberg when when he and Tom Cruise. We're going to war of the worlds and I remember having a discussion with them. About what what they were thinking about and wanted things. A Stephen was saying how he really wanted to use the sound and very very little of the destruction these sort of. Tripod aliens coming down and I just. I love the idea of using using sound or you know again. I think you think about something like Jurassic Park one of the images that you you think of is the water seeing those you know those concentric circles with the audio of the thump of the T. rex coming and that's as impressive as impactful as any. Cg shot and by the way the amazing about that movie is when you look at that film. I think the number is sixty two visual effect shots in that movie which is nothing compared to the Larry. Two thousand visual effect shots. You might have in a in a sort of current blockbuster. There were sixty two. Cg shots I mean they had the the giant animatronic puppets but those were limited and could do you know but when you think about how sort of judiciously. Those things were used and the impact each shot hat where now so sort of used to getting bludgeoned by so many different shots. And I'm sure I'm as responsible as anyone that bludgeoning but that idea of just like becoming immune to or numb to all that kind of imagery it's early it's engine earlier when you were saying how you're wondering about. How do we surprise people today and with kids knowing all the endings before they even see the movies? You know where I thought you were going was. How do we make people? How do we impress people? How many people feel anything anymore given the fact that we can sort of show them everything and I'm really interested in that like in a way I feel like I just saw this movie over the weekend. It was incredibly sweet. It's called The minority and it's beautiful sweet story about these Korean immigrants in. It's just a really beautifully done movie. That twenty four is putting out and it was. It was more emotionally impactful. You know there was. It was very humble sweet film and it was just like there's something about seeing a movie that was really that really you know had a an emotional punch You know that didn't have any of the stuff that in a way can be considered a crutch or or you know the you think it'll be spectacle and therefore it'll it'll be impressive in a lot of times. It actually does the opposite. You know I know you mentioned Spielberg and I know that you've worked with him. And you guys are friends. I think one of the most famous examples of creating mystery is in jaws which have always heard was an accident bit. He wanted to show that the the shark more but because of technical reasons he couldn't see you don't really see the shark for a long time during the film..
"abrams" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Didn't feel like we had enough of that. That was the entire re-shoot for the Star Trek movie again. Obviously in in this moment now you know who knows post covert nineteen who knows sort of how and what that will look like and I do think that once once. This lifts think we've revert. I just I just think we do and I think that What what do you think does carry over like in terms of Because you know there's obviously a lot of people who are obviously struggling and it's that's awful and then a lot of people just sort of getting by and doing okay and different people have different versions of struggle. But you know everyone seems to have some version of that. There's an aspect of this. That is making them reexamine things and I just wonder like what people will be taking into. You know postcode life that they've you know they learned. I have a theory that we are going to. I know myself and I think is true of. I think it's true of a lot of people. I so appreciate now. I so appreciate all the people in my life that I work with because I love working with people I've always liked Being in the mix and being around a lot of people and in your work. You're you're collaborating with a lot of really funny. Smart Sharp people very talented people and I am going to try to hang onto that appreciation for as long as I can after. This lifts part of me suspects because I'm a human being a revert with after a six month period And it was just talking about that with with Judd. Appetite about that about two. Suhel like you know people. It will just snap back to whatever bad habits. I don't know where you were living at after When nine eleven occurred I was living in Manhattan into my wife and I would go to restaurants and this is the days after nine eleven and you know the the waitress would come over and we'd say sit down and and the groups of people that were with. I was with if they would the the waiter the manager people would come and sit down with us. We were all saying how are you? Where do you live you okay? It was really beautiful. I remembered it lasting like three weeks and then I saw people you know lifting up their credit card and dropping behind their back as if to say. If you don't catch this by the time it hits the floor missy there's no tip for you like I mean I don't know I hope that will will i. I hope that we'll do better. I think I'm a little not sure not sure that we will. I do think we will probably revert in a lot of ways. I guess like that to be what we take away from this podcast with J. J. is human beings are terrible. Jj's mentally ill. Human beings are bad and My film career has been ruined by. My pulsating varicose vein. You know what it fascinated me and I I love. You've had this insane success in film but you came at TV initially and it really was a love of television. And we've talked about this but we're both lovers of nineteen sixties television and for you. It was the twilight zone. And Yeah I love the twins and It was such I later. Learned much more about Rod Sterling because Rod serling was the guy who would if you're listening right now and you're you're not familiar with that show. It was such a such an iconic show and it was hosted by this brilliant guy named Rod Sterling. He would come out at the top of the show and then introduce you to this tale and you never knew. The rest of television was predictable because nobody died no regular cast member died on a regular episode of TV. Show in this in a twilight zone. Anything could happen. And you'll get an you'd really get invested in it. And as I've looked more and more into Rod Sterling. I've found out he was this fascinating man who I believe was key and coming up to like the ending of planet of the apes is that true or is that he's been legend. He wrote the The the he was one of the writers of the trump Heston feature and That was his ending. The the set of liberty ending was not in the novel was it was originally a French novel. But but he he he was an amazing guy and he actually didn't live far from from here from where we live in and he His his wife. I got to know Carol who sadly passed away a few months ago She was an amazing woman. And I remember reading that Rod Sterling would dictate his scripts as opposed to sitting at a at a typewriter and so one day. I I asked Carol. If she had any of the recordings she said Oh yes as like what you could you. Could you send me what she had? One that was there was digitized and she sent it to me on a a CD and it was like one. Am and I was in my office at home. And I put the CD. And I hit play and it was a recording from a dictaphone and the recording had been bent. It was a belt. Almost in the there was kind of like this like this. This constant like like sounds like this is kinda weird and then I heard this like crackling sound which I recognized immediately as the sound of the the microphone. That was on a plastic cord and had on off switch and he would turn it off when he wanted to think and he would turn it on again to to record so there. Is this an in this crippling sound? And then it's like loud. Hit the button. And there was rod sterling's voice saying interior diner then walks in looks around at and I heard this and he was like stopping the thing. We'll see what happens next. And I got to like here when Rod Sterling would stop and consider the next thing he looks at the waiter him and then every once in a while. Denise remind me to tell Carol and I know it's a great rod serling too.
"abrams" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Talk to him today. J.j Abrams welcome. We've known each other. I remember exactly the first time I talk to you and you could not have been nicer. It's when I was. I think second time I was hosting the EMMYS. I called you up because I had an idea of jumping through the different shows and I wanted to start on lost. And someone said just called J.J. Abrams and I remembered. Saying I can't just call J.J. Abrams Hannah said Yeah you can It never occurs to me that I might be able to do that. You do though and you can copyright and I well I. It's a whole other story. That's a whole therapy session. But I called you and you not have been nicer and you said yes Yes of course we'd love to do this segment and I'd like to direct it and I I was on cloud nine. That was really fun by the way it was fine was I. It was really fun and then I'm going to be honest with you. I thought I've just been directed by J.J. Abrams. This is going to lead to a lot of film of Vast Tundra. That's what happens when people working in good company. My friend J.J. Abrams killed my film career. And this led. This is where I really WANNA began. I understand you are you are at the top of your game I absolutely adore your work. You understand you've worked with just monumental iconic figures like a Harrison Ford Multiple Times. You know what a movie star looks like. What am I missing is? The Lips are the lips too thin. It's the is isn't it it's the beatty it's the tone of voice. You're being really hard on yourself for the first time ever I. If you really cared about me you'd be honest and you'd say look cone and you have certain qualities that have helped you in the business. It's the lips. It's the vein near Your I. It's the really nasal tone. I'll be going to be honest with you. It's the vein New Year. Yeah what the. What the Hell Are you talking? I'm talking about a very very prominent ivy and I have translucent ir skin and I have a easy calling in vain. Yes yes thank you for minute. I was like what's sonal. Jj I have a prominent vein. Oh my God it's horrific okay. All right take it easy so horrific when you see an old lady at the beach and her and her leg is just a massive vein going down. The side. Like vericose veins varicose vein. I have giant old ladies leg varicose vein running under the my high my right. I've never a never noticed that that's GonNa see well it Po- sates when I'm enraged and you've never ever I. I remember the first time I saw you and I went to one of your tests shows when you were first doing your first series and Tom. Selleck was the test guest on in this test show. It's all a blur to me but yeah okay I know but I just I I will never forget it and it was It was you know this was going to be the new guy. It was taken over like who? Who's WHO's this guy and you came out and even in that tests show. I just remember you. You killed it and it was this thing of getting to see something before anyone else saw it and we got. I don't even know how we got tickets and we got to go and it was really Super Fun and I just feel like Oh my God. This guy is going to be the new guy. And that's that's so sweet that was now. Let's not like twenty almost twenty eight years ago hard to believe or twenty seventy seven years ago. It's amazing that I'm still in my forties and the point is that I remember about those shows. I think we did ten tests shows and they were either great or they were horrific. So I'm glad you saw. I saw good one. You saw a good one because and then The show Was all over the map for the first year or so but We steadied the ship. And we feeling like when you first were going out there doing that. Like in the test shows him before you went on air. It was a mixture of either and this is the most honest answer I can give either complete lack of confidence and a feeling that I'm complete fraud or total now. I'm going to do this because this is God's will kind of confidence and I don't understand it would vacillate between the two of them and I still have an I. I've talked to other people. It's not completely uncommon. I wouldn't say the extremes are that great but I still have moments of. I can't do this. I'm not going to be any good at this. This is terrible idea. This is a mistake and I need to call the person and talk them out of me doing this event. Because I'm not to be it's not gonNA work or aren't they lucky that they get to see I don't understand? I don't understand that brain chemistry. That is weird. I think it's probably I think that they're both necessary. Ingredients to be able to have the kind of audacity to think you're you're going to be able to and you're worthy of entertaining people and the ability to be someone in the audience to have that to be able to jump into the you know the the observer point of view and right which of course means you can't be also the person on and in those moments it's like what the Hell am. I doing the assuming I can be the goes up and does it. Well you're a perfect person to talk about this because you have taken on these responsibilities that I can't even imagine I've done some things that are scary and my life as a performer or a comedian things that have really terrified me things that I look back on the money go. Wow that was that was intense but I think about you having to curate coordinate Be At the very center of these massive productions and I think I would wake up at night and in my case justifiably so I wake up and think this is. How is this happening? How can this happen? I don't know if you ever have moments as J.J. Abrams where you say. I'm directing Harrison Ford in Star Wars. I this was an iconic movie. That helps you know launch my interest in film and now. I'm here doing it. And he has to do what I tell him to sit for. He's or he's fired. That's I mean. Had you have moments where you step outside yourself and Vallejo? I think it happens all the time. I there have been moments where I've I remember. We're shooting on in the First Star Trek movie. We did and there. Was this one scene where there is this group of what were meant to be these really bad scary guys and I sort of cast all these. These ball guys. We had tattoos on their faces. And they you know okay this is GonNa be interesting looking. It'd be kind of cool. And the character of a captain of this ship was coming over Captain Ribao and on that day I realized. Oh God he's also Bald completely bald man. I have all these These guys and I looked at the bad guys and I realized they looked like they were sort of a like a boy band like Cape hops. And then I looked at the at the captain and I just and I broke into this crazy sweat and I and I was like you know so. Are you ready? I'm like NOPE and I. I walked away and I was like I walked behind the set and kind of walked around by myself. Just in this panic like what the fuck am I gonNa do to make any and it was this crazy. You know moment and it's just one of dozens that I can think of where I I was justifiably in a state of kind of near. Oh my God. This is the other shoe drops. This is the moment when not only I but everyone finally realizes that. There's a reason I should be doing this and it was it. It's it's you know those those happen all the time. I'm a big Fan of that movie and I. I love your fix for that. Was To have all the other bulb. Guys where mets caps to offset them. I just thought mets fans yeah and I had to say it took me out of the moment for a second and then you just got right past it you know. It's another thing because I try very hard. I'm very impressed by what you do. And I'm very impressed. I think a lot of it or a piece of it. Is You do it very well but I also don't understand it. I fundamentally don't understand what it is. Everything I do is very immediate. I go out and do it in its immediate and at and then it's there it's good medium bad we fix it if we can but then we move on and I'm thinking of you being involved in these projects that take a year and a half two years and there's so much time to massage to try and figure something out in editing that I would feel that you could get lost. I would just. I don't understand how you don't get completely lost in the process. It's a weird thing. Is You know obviously Doing what you do and having you know worked at SNL and like you know where it is literally you know live and happening in the moment and then things like the simpsons where it's it's you know a year and a half before you see the the animation and you you've you've worked in all sorts of things and obviously going off and doing remotes and things you know you. You Be Eve experienced everything that I've experienced in just slightly different ways and I would say that for me. It's it's never live. Tv It's never happening you real time but the truth is that that its seat of your pants and usually on something whether it's Star Trek or star wars movie. Those are movies where you rarely read a a header for a senior Interior hardware store day. It's always exactly and doesn't exist on the planet are too so it was buying house. Paint kept smart. Need some talking for the bathroom. Which is seen by the way those things don't happen so you're always looking at like. How do we even begin to imagine where this thing would ever take place? How does it look? And and as big as the crew may be as large as the production is It's always the thing that makes it work is that you're working with people who are great. The the the people you can rely on who are as freaked out as you are and have their own moments of. I'm not worthy all the time as well but are looking at you as you're looking at them like we you know. How are we GONNA do this? We're GONNA figure it out together and you know. I don't know what kind of you know cojones so I think I have to be able to say yes to things that were. I'm like there's an audacity. They're I. I feel as maybe mental illness. That's what I wanted to get to is is your mental illness and And and this is really the point. This is more of an intervention. I think the PODCAST. But when you when you think about it what I do relate to and I try to convey this to people say yes first and then figure it out but I used to believe I'm was raised to be very responsible and I was raised to be. You know. Only say yes. If you really know you can do it. And that you're going to be there and you've thought through and all the pivotal moments in my life have been. Hey can you do this thing And I just something in me said yes When I had no idea how I was going to do it. And yes if you sat with a rational team of people and said they want this star wars movie that should take twenty four months to do. They want it in thirteen months and There is one hundred fifty million moving pieces. Let's rationally think this through logical people would say it can't be done but all the good stuff gets done that way. I I think that that's true. And it's it's part of the fun but it's not you know it's not necessarily meant to just be about the fun and you know. I think it depends what the thing is if someone someone says listen you know we you perform his heart surgery. It's like yes it's like there are certain stakes that I think like I need to realize at a certain point. There are things that are important that I got lucky. You know on the first couple of movies I did. The mission impossible three and star trek the first one we did. And so when we for example when we shot the Star Trek Movie. You know the first one. We didn't do any re-shoots at all the only thing we added during the mix. I filmed. There's a kid driving a car in the beginning of the movie. You have young Kirk. I went on the we went on the roof of the parking structure at Fox and I filmed the kid close ups of him driving..
"abrams" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Okay first of all you're talking not even into the top edge of the microphone. You've got it like over your face from the side and then there's a giant blue light on you you look like braveheart or Jemma. Holograms or this photo up. Well first of all. That's not a blue light. I think I had a Hematoma had a cerebral hemorrhage and bravely went on during the podcast. So I guess eggs on your face as for talking. I don't I think this is my subtle way of showing contempt for this medium. Yeah I think so. Do you see how the Mike is not in front? Okay all right. Let me tell you something. I I set myself up for this. I know we're not gonNA do the old I get you get me. We're not going to do that. We're not going to become the BICKERTON. I do take direction. Well my whole life. People have clipped a microphone when I mean people. There's fifteen people that clip on microphone to my tie. I don't know why takes fifteen. It's a union thing and it's it's fourteen people holding one person but they bring them over and they clip it onto my Tyson. I've never really had to deal with microphones this way so I apologize. If I've caused you extra work but right now you sound perfect. You've done it were there. Peter Piper picked peppers did Peter piker pit Now what happens when you go through? What is it you do? I'm curious to know how you contribute. I know it's a mystery to me I. This is great for me to know what you do. So what does it other than being one of two members of the heart and soul of this podcast other than glare at me while sewing? Alas fills the air with rich tones. It you do you take out hard p Sam might so. That's what you do like if the cops pull you over there like Sir you're GonNa have to step out of the car. You realize going seventy five. Yeah I'm sorry. Officer tell us what's your name. My macro what are you do? I remove the plums from the photo. Radio show more of a podcast. If you will God sorry man. Last week we got along so well. We're on the same team our back into it. I'm having a nose bleed. This is what happens when you criticize one. Little thing about Conan's doing hey just criticized. He had a picture ready. And he put it up to try and sway the jury. In a way that I thought was unfair. You came at me with photographic evidence and when you do that I have to come back with my full nuclear and make sure that you can never attack again. The only way the only way for me to be safe. Look how Glam Rock you looking photo. Though I know will post this on my instagram or instagram. You know what I think that might be. They gave me this ring. Light that I use for the show. No isn't it the power indicator on the Marco Year. It's AIDS this Blue Lights. The blue light that's shows how close you are to this. I thought we were supposed to bathe ourselves in the Blue Light. It prevented skin cancer. So that's why I've been getting in so close is to save my life. Yeah that's inside of your face is completely freckle free. Now you look like a reverse to face right now I just know I and Matt I please. I think it goes without saying you do an enormous amount of work on this podcast. I value all that you do and my lawyer just called and wrote wrote that out for me I wish you well in all future endeavors there. I'm done let's get on these wars. That's worse than when he isn't worse. Yes don't always says the worst thing I do is apologize. Say now. It's so now I really I really do value and you really are a great bridge. She can't handle it. No it's awful. 'cause you're holding your breath for what's coming next. Yea It's not genuine and it's it is January January you know genuinely value both of you. I think you guys stop it. Stop this stop it. It's worse it's hey guys. Can I say one thing? Since we're on the on the topic of Mike this is Mr will becton and will know again. No idea what you do. An engineer of some sort believe is that right. Yes yeah and you look like you just escaped from a cult that you started. That's the only I'd be a part of the just one thing as an aide. Sona is a natural as far as Mike Technique. So of course you just look at some distance and also because her voice is like in the pattern of what the MIC picks up. Well first of all we should tell people sooner. Doesn't use a Mike Mike Guy? Her voice is so loud that she just heard speaking and everyone can register it. You've been in on television. For how long using microphones podcasts are completely different kettle of fish? That's a whole yeah. It's a whole new terrain filled with Sealife now you've I've seen you hold. So many microphones in the worthing. It's different. This is a very intimate medium. I want people to get to know me so I want to almost have the microphone inside me all of my God okay. We need to wrap. You can't say thank you for the note everybody and we will. I will take that note and I will do better next time. Thank you for the note given to me publicly photographic too graphic evidence on the podcast. I guess is what you want. Sure thanks that and in the future. That's how I'll address you guys as well once you learn how to take scratch on my God. Direct hit directed. Wow Wow that was Galicia's have you guys watch the movie goodfellas. Oh No do you remember when they're all playing poker and spider who's played? This is exactly how I felt coming into this podcast. The first season I felt just like spider where I was going to go go. Fuck Yourself. Spider Spider get drinks. And He's played beautifully by after the Sopranos. Michael Imperial very early. He takes all this shit from Joe Patchy and then finally. He sells him to go. Fuck himself or in this case Hey you speak into the MIC wrong. And you can't take a screen shot and everyone else laughed. So Sodas Deniro laughing and everyone's laughing like oh who alright spider. Good for use by spiders fucking and Pepsi's doing what I did remaining perfectly silent and just staring staring at Mike Imperial early. If you don't know what happens next you should watch the movie. I'm not joking. I thought about that the first season I felt like. Oh my God. Yeah that reminded me of that. Yeah jopacks she is intimidating. She despite herself. I hate it here on this. Oh Man I'm better than you microphones taking away from all I am. I have designed a special world that I can get inside of even during a pandemic and be humiliated. All right. We we I I deserve all of that. I am a tech Moron but ended monster That's not fun when you do that. I know I know it's funny. I don't even mean it. I mean a monster. Wait Look Genius. Genius or difficult. Listen Mesa's hurry up. Let's get to it Mozart anyway. Oh my God not an easy guy anyway here. We go often difficult Michael Jordan. Not An easy guy. Okay here we go. Wow I'm Jordan sneakers here. We go my guest today. He's an extremely talented filmmaker. Behind some of the biggest movies and television shows of the past two years including lost Star Trek Super Eight and star wars. The Force Awakens. He also happens to be an incredibly lovely and funny human being very excited to.
"abrams" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
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