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"atticus finch" Discussed on WTOP
"Giving $400 PlayStations away for free but it went awry ending with injuries, property damage, dozens of arrests and criminal charges for the social influencer. media His unsanctioned video game console giveaway in New York's Union Square drew a crowd of thousands and spiraled into mayhem. Senate was ultimately slapped with charges including inciting a riot and unlawful assembly. That's CBS News correspondent Michael George reporting. Police in New York have arrested a 17 -year -old high school student and accused him of the hate -motivated murder of a professional dancer. The dancer, 28 -year -old O 'Shea Sibley, was stabbed to death last weekend at a New York City gas station. Sibley dancing with his friends to a Beyonce song when police say he was taunted and stabbed. Six guilty pleas have been filed in Mississippi from former law enforcement officers facing Police say O 'Shea Sibley was stabbed to death last weekend at a New York City gas station. Police say O say the officers burst into their home without a warrant, beat and assaulted them while shocking them repeatedly with tasers. One deputy then reportedly shot Jenkins in the mouth. The six are facing similar charges on the county level. The state of Texas is now appealing a judge's order allowing women with complicated pregnancies to get abortions. Just hours after Judge Jessica Mangrum temporarily blocked provisions of the state's near total abortion ban. The judge that appealed decision to the state's all Republican Supreme Court. The appeal now stays the trial court decision until a full trial. 13 Texas women challenged the state's abortion ban after being refused a procedure despite having dangerous complications to their pregnancies. Their attorney Molly Dwayne. Despite multiple repeated requests, Texas has done nothing to clarify the scope of its abortion bans. The latest employment report shows 187 thousand new jobs created in July. Some economists believe the US could have soft a landing where inflation lowers without a spike in unemployment. With wages up and unemployment at a near record low, many businesses are struggling to fill open positions. This year by far has been the most difficult year to try to recruit people. Payrolls grew by 187 thousand for July. Nearly half of those jobs in healthcare, mostly at doctor's offices and outpatient surgery centers. Construction and leisure and hospitality workers are also in demand. Analysts say the slow but steady job growth could help the US dodge the recession. That's CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliati reporting. A summer crisis is causing pain at the pump. Prices are linked to the brutal temperatures much of the country has experienced this summer. Many of the nation's oil refineries are designed to operate between 32 and 95 degrees. Weeks of triple digit heat forced some to reduce production. Just as Saudi Arabia cut back on oil exports, reducing global supply and helping drive up the price of crude. All of that combined made this sort of perfect storm for gas prices to go up in the way that they did. And in the last week, 10 states saw prices jump by at least 16 cents a gallon. In Nebraska, it's up 25 cents, Iowa 23, Minnesota 21. CBS News correspondent Chris Van Cleave reporting. New procedures are on the way from the IRS as they are planning to digitally process all the tax returns received by the 2025 filing season, as well as half of the paper -based correspondence. Federal News Network reports the agency will also begin more digitizing than a billion archived documents, which will give taxpayers greater access to them and save the agency about 40 million dollars in annual storage costs. Coming up after traffic and weather, the challenges restaurants are facing. Five stars all rise for To Kill a Mockingbird. Unmissable and unforgettable. A Mockingbird for our moment. Beautiful, elegiac, satisfying, even A New York Times Critics Pick. Mockingbird is now the most successful American play in Broadway history. All rise for Aaron Sorkin's great play. Richard Thomas is Atticus Finch in Harper to Kill a Mockingbird.
"atticus finch" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"So Glen kershner MSNBC legal analyst has compared the all caps rant to his posts leading up to the capitol riot on January 6th, 2021 and said it could affect the terms of his release. He speculated a judge could interpret Trump's post as an attempt to incite a crowd to riot. He said, I would slap a government exhibit sticker on this post and I would introduce it at his criminal trial. Okay, now I understand that you all want him to languish in jail. He's getting bail. And you're not going to put what? You see a flight risk? You really think he's going to lead an armed revolt against the DA in Manhattan? So much wish fulfillment happening right here. They just want they want the headline, and that's all they care about is the headline. Because again, in this case, it's way too weak to go to trial on. Unless you just assume that there's a left wing jury in the jury is going to convict Trump of jaywalking. And no matter what happens, reasonable doubt no longer matters because Trump has to be got. So you go get him. By the way, the dead giveaway here that this is not about the criminal violation is the fact that Alvin Bragg, the DA who is going after Donald Trump is one of the softest DAs in all of America. He announced, in January of 2022, he released a memo, detailing his new charging bail plea and sentencing policies. Among the crimes the brag said his office would not prosecute. Marijuana misdemeanors, including selling more than three ounces and not paying public transportation fair trespassing except a fourth degree stalking charge, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration in certain cases and prostitution. So he's not enforcing any of that in the city of New York. He announced he wasn't going to in January 2022. New York has been a crime ridden hellhole for the past several years. This guy was elected as the DA. And he immediately said he's not going to prosecute crimes, but he's making sure that he definitely goes after Donald Trump for activities that originally took place in 2006, and then a payoff that happened in 2016 and the year is currently 2023. Yeah, he just he's basically just a Harvey dent type seeking justice no matter where the road leads before it turns into two phase. Clearly that's where this is. He's like an Atticus Finch style lawyer, Alvin Bragg, or alternatively he's really, really looking for a headline. And of course, never one to let the possibility of a headline pass him by. He then leaked a memo from his office. So I doubt that he leaked the possible Trump arrest to Trump. I really doubt that's what happened again, as I said earlier, I think what probably happened is Trump heard through the Grapevine that Russ was imminent. And so he went on truth social and decided to beat everybody to the punch. But Alvin Bragg did leak something to the press over the weekend. And the thing that he leads it to the press is a statement in which he told all of his law enforcement officers that are doing a spectacular job because he is just a servant of the law he is. Quote, our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against this office will be fully investigated in the proffer, safeguards are in place, so all 1600 of us have a secure work environment. In the meantime, as with all of our investigations, we will continue to apply the law evenly and fairly and speak openly only when appropriate, we do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York. Well, mostly the rule of law has been threatened in New York by Alvin Bragg. And by Democrats who decided not to enforce the law in the city of New York. But this moment was going to happen. Again, that gun had been placed above Chekhov's mantle for the entire first act here. If we are now in act two of Trump the movie, the gun has to be taken off the mantle and used. The possibility of some sort of prosecution of Trump had to come to fruition, Democrats needed it. I think Trump probably needed it. Is the truth? I mean, in terms of his campaign, his campaign has been fairly lacklustre so far, but you want to talk about a shot in the arm for Donald Trump's campaign. Have him arrested on a bunch of spurious garbage charges. Nothing is going to enliven the Republican base in favor of Donald Trump again, like the feeling that he is being targeted not because of something that he has done. But he is being targeted because they hate his guts and they hate his guts because they really hate your guts, which was again, his 2016 campaign. So we'll get to the political fallout from all of this momentarily first. Let's talk about the fact it's difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You're a busy person. I'm a busy person. 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"atticus finch" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Fine bomb show, our Ford podcast. Check on half the show's live, a lot of it obviously about the situation in Tuscaloosa will change gears here in a few minutes, so actually a couple of times as we work our way through the program. Let's get back to our calls. Mike is in Los Angeles. So how about Mike? Hope you and your wife and your dogs are doing well, Paul. We're doing great. Thank you, Mike. Yeah. I just wanted to make an observation and then just present a hypothetical. I mean, my observation is there's a certain kind of, I don't know if you would call it qualitative justice or transactional justice and what I mean by that is the way that they're treating this case in the way things have kind of slowly leaked out and then like you said, they've been spending it every which way. Let's imagine for a case there was a student in the dorms or just a student at the university of Alabama. And that student is brand had been out doing whatever and let's say a football player or a basketball player, they got in a fight or they had quote unquote a beach, something was going down. And that other students said, hey, bring me my gun, bring my car back. There was a gun in it. And let's say an all American or a significant football player or basketball player. And they had been killed. How do you think they would have treated the kid who drove the car and brought the gun? Yes. I mean, this is not breaking news. There's a double standard when it comes to anyone who has notoriety or especially on a college campus when it comes to a star athlete. And lastly, I'd like to ask you, is this kind of drags out and Bama for seeing barring unforeseen circumstances? We'll probably be a one seed in the tournament. And then more of the national media are going to kind of sync this teeth, sink their teeth into this. And if Miller doesn't have to sit, how do you see it playing out? And is this going to be a black eye on Alabama? Mike, my guess is yes. As Alabama advances in the tournament, this becomes a bigger story. Even if nothing new happens, but something will always be happening in a case like this. And you're seeing some of the signs of it already today, the mother giving an interview it's one thing to give an interview to USA Today. It's another thing to give an interview to 60 minutes or Good Morning America, I mean. Anything I say is going to be misinterpreted, but I would imagine that the media attention is going to be ratcheted up and I think what we saw yesterday was a small sample of where this story is going. And just I have, I believe, in my heart, there's no way that Miller suspected that what was going to go down was going to go down, but where does culpability lie when you're when you bring the gun potentially block a man and you're trading tax and saying there's one in the chamber and everything else. I don't know the answer. I don't know is involved, but I feel like you kind of don't get off Scott free and I think if Alabama continues to treat him with kids gloves and nothing happens, that there's going to be larger ramifications. Mike, I think there are a lot of theories about bad news from public relations experts. And some of the theories go get the bad news out of the way as fast as possible. I think that would have been the proper thing to do at this point. Alabama could have I'm just going to give you a hypothetical. Had Alabama, the day after the shooting announced that Brandon Miller had been suspended. The problem then becomes, what was his role? I mean, you can put you can do the same spinning that you're doing now. You didn't have all the information then. But you still had enough. At some point, that's when I think they could have gotten ahead of the story. Suspending him last night really didn't do anything other than to. Satisfy the Barbarians at the gate. I mean, Greg berns said this. There really isn't anything new. I mean, they learn things just unless they come up with something else. I don't think they can go down that road. I mean, it seems to me that they've dug their heels in, defending Brandon Miller. And eventually, you'll go through the tournament and he'll be in the EMB. But there's going to be a murder trial. And they're going to look to the DA and who they charge and how they treated and in the case and stop. And so it's unfortunate that a single mother lost her life and as one of your forget, which reporter was said that there could have been a greater loss of life the proximity to all the students. So it's a sad story and just prayers for the family and prayers for this child. Thank you very, very much for the call. Appreciate it. Gary is in Ohio. Hello, Gary. Hey, Paul. I was calling about the whole Brandon Miller situation and just giving you a perspective from 30,000 feet. From a non Alabama fan. So to speak. I consider myself a non prejudice, you know, evaluator of things that go on, but I'll tell you how Alabama looks and all this from my perspective from a Yankee perspective for your audience. And that is number one, I haven't seen Alabama look this bad since George Wallace brought the admission of those kids the black kids to Alabama university as number one. Number two, the whole state of Alabama, particularly anybody who's going to mind with an IQ over 50 hasn't looked as bad since Atticus Finch since Gregory Peck immortalized Atticus Finch and harp believes that brilliant To Kill a Mockingbird. Those are a couple of thoughts on the north above the mason Dixon line. Well, Gary, I don't think we have the time, I don't think I have enough time in my life to try to respond to what you just got through saying. You're talking about your perspectives. That's all it was. A temple of Christmas. Both of you. Hold on a second. Those are the cases you cited involve a racist governor standing in the schoolhouse store trying to block a young woman from attending the university of Alabama. In the, in To Kill a Mockingbird, you're talking about a young black man accused falsely of raping a white woman. I don't know, I don't know how I'm just asking you, can you draw me a direct line to that situation and now? No, no, no, I can not draw a direct line. I'm just giving you the core to public opinion in the court of public opinion when it looks like it is, wow, these people in Alabama are either inbred or stupid. Well, I mean, I will tell you, listen. Normally I would not respond to something like that because it doesn't serve a purpose. But I tried to I tried to give him a chance to at least connect one dot, and I don't think he did. I mean, he just, anyway, I'll listen to the corner and crevices of my mind and say thank you for being a part of the program and we'll come back with Chris veneti right
"atticus finch" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"We're in the jury room waiting for the verdict in you know That's a brutally long way too 'cause you knew you had the evidence but look at you you don't know ever now we've all been in trials yet never non you know we. We all have our things. Like on johnny one of the prosecutors. He's phenomenal one of the most brilliant people i've ever met and he it was just. You could cut the tension and the rumor waiting in with a knife on john decides. He needs to loosen the mood and he plays like his favorite. He calls it his favorite legal clip ever movie sitting and solve I even said this speech to give rehearse going away You know like what is going to be you know. Atticus finch to kill a mockingbird. Is it you know kramer versus kramer. Give me something. And it's al pacino and julia are. He gives the score. Where like you know where he's got defend. Defend the young lad and it was just awesome. I'll stick with me forever So yeah so we we get called back in and Judge share shenlin Who made it very clear. She didn't love the fact that shed dishes like stings but she said foes frozen her power should give much less sentence but she was bound by statute so he got twenty five years and i muttered what i thought was under my breath. Thank god for minimum mandatory. And there's a new york post reporter next to me. that just came up to me after. It said hey. Can i get that quote again from you. Weren't supposed to hear that. So what yeah exactly deny the party that night you know it was great but it was subdued. I think there was just so much exhaustion after all those years. Those just a chance to be with the guys from southern district that would you know fought through years of this with and just appreciate each other if not trying to sound corny. It was it was like at that point. You're just worn out. I mean you just been dragged. it's i mean. The operation took five or six months to extradite him took two years. And then you've got the trial on top of that. I mean you start this in november of two thousand seven and it's april of two thousand twelve before the is finally sentenced like even on the night. We got back on the extradition after years of that. That was a good get together but you also knew your work just starting to trial the hardest work you'll ever go through. His agent is getting ready for child. That's when the prosecutor tireless and it's a twenty four seven deal for a month two months. Whatever so yeah. It was more just unbelievable sensible accomplishment and a lot of brotherhood. I just call more like appreciating each other than than a mass apart or anything so so let me ask you because it's so people are thinking. Hey i'm not feel sorry for this guy's zac he signed on. He's an agent. He knew he was getting into and look at all these exotic places around the book. Yes so so. How much of a tourist were you when you went to all. These exotic copenhagen for starters. No one should feel sorry for me. I had a great run given a great job with unbelievable bosses. I will say for everybody that does this. The participated everybody in you..
"atticus finch" Discussed on Fair Winds Podcast
"Of fear then i was like okay that i okay i can see. I still think. John wayne's opinions garbage on this film because i think again if you think. This film is unamerican. Then it's because you like america in so far as you're okay with all of america's problems remaining exactly how they are. You do not love america. You like america only rewind mccarthy. Mike is because of the salem which trials and the play about it. yeah. I did a paper about it. So that's the only reason why i'm like. Oh thank goodness. We're talking about this. Because i know about it. I mean i still have more things so you got this hockey. Stick cane is definitely Is have a few things down. And then i want get to that. Last seen last seen is so good. So kane kane shows another aspect of of just so in classically in philosophy we describe ethics and politics. Ethics is justice on the individual level politics justice on the corporate level. And cain does both cain enact justice on the corporate level. That's that's mostly what the movie is about Plot wise and then character wise. We see his duty. We see his honor. Rec- his sense of justice on on the personal level shining through and all of these different moments. the scene. That really stood out to me in that way is when he's in the bar and someone points out to kane that he does not have to deputies harvey is here and he has told us he has retired today. Why and kane looks him in the face and says that is not your business that is between him and me. He had the opportunity to slander. Slander wouldn't be false. To say harvey harvey retired. Harvey harvey's retired because harvey is a power hungry bastard and he didn't like not being named marshall and he won't defend the town unless he's given honor and respect. He's in it for purse. He will only defend you if he benefits he had that opportunity and he would have been absolutely truthful had he said that but he doesn't because it's not their business he treats harvey justly he preserves harvey's good name because he has no business telling that other person even true bad things about harvey. It's not the time or the place. It's not going to cause harvey to be better. It's not going to benefit anyone so he refrains. He has personal justice as well as political he has. He has ethics as well as politics. Correct and i think that's a wonderful scene. It reminds me a lot of the scene. In to kill mockingbird which i love but we shouldn't watches unexplained. Because it's just this movie. Again where gregory peck playing atticus finch goes to the house of the Of the father of the accuser of the guy in the court and they talk for a little bit and the guy spits inadequate switches.
"atticus finch" Discussed on Fair Winds Podcast
"Gregory peck playing atticus finch goes to the house of the of the father of the accuser of the guy in the court and they talk for a little bit and the guy spits. Inadequate switches face and atticus does not retaliate. He simply wipes his face off and walks away. He would have been justified in retaliating because harm was done to him but he chose not to. He chose not to enact harm. Another person when it in in a situation where it would have done no benefit. He chooses to step away and say nope. I will still choose the good of this other person. And that's that's what that reminded me of. And i was like the fact that gregory peck was also asked to play this role before the guy who ends up playing. I was just like he would have done a wonderful job as well as scheduled pretty good though. Yeah and so yeah. It was great What else you wanna say mike. I like that they. They brought up ancient athens. Because again i think. This movie is fundamentally daybreak. Yes in the judge brings it up when he talks about the athenian like he had seen this time for a civics lesson. But here's a civics lesson right. And they keep referring to things that are really really really like plato's republic just shines through in a lot of places in this pleasure public again. Being fundamentally about justice both ethics and politics but again i also have line. People have to talk themselves into law and order. There's something this movie really. I think fundamentally understands the fall understands original sin and understand. The average person has a calling to be good a calling to her roic virtue and does not stand and does not live up to it. Right average person fails and is because original since because we have this cubans. We are brought. We desire sin and it's not good and we give into it all the time and it's not good because we we have this higher calling. It's it's not o k that we don't live up to the heroic calling that we have. And i think this movie understands that really really well and does a great job of showing both the reality of that that the average person isn't living up to it but it's possible it's not because it's impossible..
"atticus finch" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Teddy Muhlenkamp on Will housewives of Beverly Hills. That's a different show. Anyway, we are back here on this commemoration 20 year commemoration at 9 23 on your beautiful Friday very reminiscent of the weather 20 years ago tomorrow, Bob Martin, this guy I got to tell you, you start to read what this guy did. He served 32 years. With the NYPD. He was in the Tactical Patrol Force, the street crime unit. The mounted unit, the 70 seconds, 69th six precincts in Queens and Bronx Detectives finally was the CEO of the Special Investigations Division. He retired as a deputy inspector in the year. 2000 the most important thing For a dozen years. He was one of the best players on the N Y P D s finest football team. Who I think its ass kicked every year by the firing, But I'm not exactly sure. Anyway. Here he is. His book is 9 11. Remember, 20 years later, Bob Martin Bob Good morning Welcome to Bernie and said. Bernie and said Thank you so much for having me on. Thank you. It is a pleasure. Bob Martin, who's a good friend of Bo Deedles. Bob Martin? Yes, 9 11. Remember, 20 years later, it's a book. Yeah. Reminiscences remembrances of first responders. And a tribute to all those who serve you dedicate the book to, uh, Mike Curtain and a terrific story about I mean, it's tragic. He died, but The former FBI agent John O'Neill, You know, why don't you tell us about John O'Neill? That story? If you don't mind, Bob? No, I'll tell you whatever you want and let me thank Bo and my good buddy makes Caraballo was setting this up, Bernie. Big Mike my game. You know, I've said I have to correct you, too. I was the best player on the NYPD football team right? And just to correct the record, we have a Overwhelmingly winning record against the fire Department. As a matter of fact, this coming year in 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of the New York's finest. That's right, and we're trying to get together with the fire department and have some sort of, you know, you think about bringing that back. I was just breaking your balls. I knew that you guys kick their ass every year, but I want to see how you're going to respond. And you did in turn. So excellent job, Bob. Thank you stuff. John O'Neill, a friend of mine. I met him in 96. I was on the I had one of my squads with the special investigate. Asian division was the joint terrorist task force. Through my work on that I was appointed to the International Association chiefs of Police Terrorism Committee was very prestigious 30 people from around the world. We're on this committee first meeting I went to was in Phoenix, Arizona in 96 in October, and I met John O'Neill there at the time was assigned to the Washington office of the FBI. Uh, we we gave speeches at a symposium on terrorism and in 96 John was talking about Osama bin Laden. I had never really heard of him. He really didn't get on most people's radar until 98 with the bombing bombings of the African embassies And then he also came out with his fatwa, saying that any American It's fair game to be killed, not just those in uniform. But John was talking about him in 96. He got transferred up to New York in 97. We worked together until I retired in 2000 and I saw John In 2001. We have a meeting of our terrorism committee and Alexandria, Virginia. And John, as you know, Burning, you know, Lady A. He ran with crowd an interesting life. Yes, they can make a movie out of his life for sure. An interesting life, and I see him down in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2000 and one and this was August of 2000 and one And John was one of these guys would grab you give you a bear hug? Give you a neck. Rub many shape, Bobby boy, I'm coming up to New York again. I'm going to see you soon. I'm pulling the pin, which is FBI speak for retiring and I got I got a good job up there. I'll give you a call when I get up, and I said Well, what's the job, Johnny? Cause I don't want to let the cat out of the bag. It's not a done deal yet, but I'll be calling you when I get to New York. So now we've we've fast forward to September 10th the same, You know exactly 20 years ago today And I'm in my office. I was the head of security for the Anti Defamation League taking care of your people. Should I thank you. Thank you. And, uh, I got a call from another FBI friend of mine and he said Your buddy O. Neal's got a new job in New York. I said, You know, I saw him last month and he told me he was coming up. But he couldn't tell me what he got. He says, Well, he's the new director of security at the World Trade Center, and my exact words were well. He's a lucky blanking guy. And my friend says, Why do you say that? I said, because they bonded 93 Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place. So the next day as you guys know, but a lot of people probably don't we were totally incommunicado in Manhattan. No phones, no cells, You know, computers weren't working and I would I stayed all night. I was a little worried about my building. And, um, I got a call about 10 o'clock at night from that same FBI friend of mine. Do you remember our conversation from yesterday? I said, I can't forget it, he said O Neill was amongst the missing And then they found his body a couple of days. Well, they did find his son. He was one of the first to warn about Osama bin Laden and then perish that pretty much at the hands of Osama and we knew that book. One of the guys from the terrorist task force, said John hunted. Osama bin Laden for six years until Osama bin Laden turned around and killed him and just burning and said I was listening to the other day, Bernie when you had bow on my good buddy boat and The congressman King was on and he said somebody should do a movie about John O'Neill. Let me tell you, I saw a series on Hulu called the looming Towers. Jeff Daniels plays John O'Neill. No kidding. I was I was shaped Jeff Daniels. Portray him to achieve. He's a great actor, Expressions hand yet. Yeah, it's a pretty good, uh, description of what happened with 9 11. It's a 55 series. I would highly recommend it and Bernie if you could tell the good congressman He should give it a watch. But I think Jeff Daniels should be up for an Emmy. Well, listen, He's a great actor. He just, uh, he just played Atticus Finch on Broadway. Not that long ago..
"atticus finch" Discussed on Movie Crush
"Of arthur is about fathers And it's about not wanting to be alone right and so in the hit. Those beats a hundred times in the movie. And arthur says out loud gotta be twenty times. I don't like to be long. Yeah and one of the most beautiful moments in the movie is when he's when sir john gielgud says. I'm don't want you to be alone. Yeah has that. Flat flicker in his. Ira go ooh yeah. Something's wrong with him. Yeah like ten minutes into the movie. Yeah yeah the first night. First morning with the with the prostitute and so the problem. I think with russell is russell. Has this intelligence and his deviousness and i think that the movie didn't work because dudley never played it that way. Yeah he never plays. He's trying to get someone something over on. Somebody never plays it. He's smarter than anybody out now. He never plays that. He's going to you know 'cause anybody damaged an and i think that subtly people just looked at rustling. He's so smart. Yeah and so cunning yet. It felt a little cunning as opposed to you. Want to hug this guy. You know 'cause on paper. First of all i probably just couldn't have seen any arthur remake this movie so special to me but on paper when i saw it was it was russell i was like. That's perfect yeah. Like what a great casting choice I think interestingly and this this is sort of a silly thing to say maybe. But i think part of what made dudley moore work so well was his size. Yeah he was a little guy. He was tinier than everyone he wasn't threatening he was I mean he was a kid heart anyway and so it just sorta felt right. Russell is what's brand right. Yeah i was tall. He's gorgeous tall. Yeah he's looking and it was. I don't know something about it. Just didn't feel like arthur to me. Well that's why he worked. So well as atticus finch right xfinity is that his name. Atticus something in in forgetting. Sarah marshall advocates finch was killed. He worked so well because he has that live kind of good bravado smarter than you Yeah and the thing. That's so great. About dudley. is he's just so physical comedy his nothing better. Just even following a at the susan johnson sounds very slowly following him and just the themes of that movie. If you think about just the none of us want to grow up. It's a peter pan store. Yeah so you don't want to grow up and your everybody fears being alone and really the just the subtle the subtle nuances of just fathers. You know He he has a dad who is american. He's english so by happenstance. This is total break dudley. Couldn't play it american. That's what i read have been in his head the whole time. I've had this so many times especially with australian actors where you go try to be funny and do american. Yeah it's the timing is very hard going in your processing you know. You're you're not a hundred percent there. So dudley said no way so subtly. What they got is that john gielgud raised him. And that's why as an english accent. Yeah i'd love that little subtext. They're so great. Yeah and just the whole thing with your a great son at the end. Yeah in that. And then and then susan johnson has a father. Who's just a murderer. Who just it will kill anybody who gets and then. Liza has her dad. Who's just sweet. Well menia which is literally like pleased. Mary the bill. Everybody is dealing with their fathers. And yeah in different ways. It's really really really interesting. And there's no moms around in the movie at all. there's not. There's grandma's grandma who's who's who's the best. Yeah the ball buster. And so you when you have those. That's why i got away with it. because the vulnerability of him the way he played the vulnerability yeah and those big themes helped propel all that other kind of more hard to swallow stuff. Yeah i mean i have. I have a note in here that he had to have this sadness in him about his alcoholism. Yeah and they. They don't overwhelm you with it. But they're just a few beats in that movie really well placed in in fact one early on when he first goes into the restaurant with the with the lady just picked up The he's at the table and you know as a kid. They recently had. The whole. country carpeted in rhode island could kick. those are the jokes. That was dying at as a kid. You know the little more obvious ones can. It should come in there and scrub your dick for. Yes i like those were so funny to me. And they're still funny but He's going on at the table in the old guy. Says you know we also understand your very drunk and you just. It's a face acting thing you see him. Realize i've done it again and i've embarrassed myself again And yet if those yeah he does and if those little beats weren't there oh it would not have worked every time. He's sitting at the table and he has a moment where he's holding the scotch and she says something and he he goes you like me. Yeah and she goes. Yeah and he c- he stops and he goes no no. Do you like yeah. It's like little little mom heartbreaking. He has the best line. I think of any movie in the last twenty years which he says not all people that are poet not people who drank our poets. Yeah some of us drink. Were not as we're not i have. Oh my god it jus- it just got joe. That's the line hills. There's so many lines that also just like sir. John gielgud saying again right to theme. She's liza minelli says to john. So john You take good care of them don't you. And he goes. I do yeah job. I highly recommend right. He's just like those moments are so real aspirins or for you was another amazing. There's so many real amazing performances in that just just when also favorite ones which i didn't get as a kid and just really made me a lot of went over my head. This is this is a rhythm thing he walks into lies apartment in the first eight tells the data if you could just you and your undershirt but then he walks in and it is probably thirty second tracking shot with john. He's taking in the entire yet. And you think he might go give them company goes how revolting. He such an asshole in that scene. It's funny all he's doing is sort of disparaging the father and yes but she still has stars in her eyes because she'd thinks he's a sweet guy he can. I kiss on the cheek. Is something feels strongly. He's yeah no that movie by heart. It's me too. I i i have to watch it alone because i will start just doing all the line now and he you know and then again you have those moments..
"atticus finch" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"A plan to vaccinate the entire world off the team. Harvard Medical School professor quits the FDA advisory panel the third to make that move this week. Happy Birthday America. But will Boston get in with celebrations on the Esplanade? Governor Baker doesn't sound optimistic for the summer travel season upon us A bon voyage, Maybe out of the question. This is Dr Ryan Barbera. The CDC is overarching recommendation here is that people should avoid travel on cruise ships if they can, so there are safety guidelines that are out there, But it's really just to mitigate. The pretty substantial risks. You know, this is an inherently high risk activities. Warning comes after some passengers recently tested positive for coronavirus at the end of their crews. Despite getting a negative results. Prior to boarding. Health officials are concerned that Children in the United States are falling behind in routine vaccinations. The CDC reports a sharp fall off in the early months of the pandemic last year and says while vaccination rates picked up deeper into 2020, it's not enough to make up for the backlog. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is calling on world leaders to provide enough vaccines to get the entire planet vaccinated by the end of next year, which is going to be a tough pot. It appears in Africa, where only seven countries are on a path to get 10% of their people vaccinated by a September deadline. 6 16 and some sunshine to start today. This morning in Boston. It is 59 degrees. Mark. Yeah. King. Yeah, CBS is Deborah Rodriguez tells us a hit Broadway revival is making a pandemic. Come back Tom Robinson. Yes, sir. I'm Atticus Finch Original stars Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan. Bolger will return as Atticus and scout in to kill a Mockingbird. Which played to sold out audiences. A few years ago. Both actors won raves for their performances at the very last thing I want the world be your lawyer right now, Negro Man. What teenage girl I wouldn't be going in with the winning hand. A revival of the revival will be a limited run beginning October 5th and ending at the end of January. Absent will be producer Scott Rudin. Accused of physical and mental abuse. Keenan Bolger said she wouldn't return if he was part of the production. Deborah Rodriguez CBS News, massive fire lights up the night last night in Lawrence, and.
"atticus finch" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR
"It right. I cleave good. I know how to babe. Thank you. Japanese scrubbing cloth to Liza. Thank you, But Yeah, well, you still use the same one, dude. No, I'm on my third. Okay? I was about to say like I'll buy you some or they're a dollar. Yeah. Anyway, that was the greatest feeling ever. I just was glowing. And like you and I didn't speak another word of it. I was just one cloud on all. No, Absolutely. Yeah. You've been made You happy compliments. Will get you everywhere asleep. You know, at least with most men. I tell that you know, anytime. Anytime. Terror compliment something on me, I'd be like Yep. Whatever you want. It's like whenever you don't know I've got a compliment like, Hey, that's a cool shirt. You're going to see that shirt all the time. Unless it's that one that looks like the bowling shirt with flames. Yeah, that's your shirt to wear. Whenever you're doing your own like your your me time, I dated a girl that had one of those Really the guy Fieri shirt? Yeah. It was awkward. I could think in a cloth like you're really hot, but Can you put on? Can you not see that? Can you dress less like my good friend at work? Exactly. Please, God. Don't ever put a pant leg on your head. It'll be too much to bear. And that was a cool shirt. It is a culture. I still haven't you still haven't you should wear it. You wear what you want to wear unless your girlfriend says. It's ugly, in which case you just wear it when she's not around. Well, you should bring it up to me and I will take care of it for you and I'll give it back to eventually. No. I promised my ex like, you know this long time ago. Whatever that I would burn it. That's what I plan to do. That's just mean the man likes to be heard. He likes to shirt accepted. Now. Why not? Because you're so much better than that shirt, Chlo. It's a cool looking shirt. You're better than that shirt, man. You can do better than that shirt. It's like a blue flame, you know, outline on the sleeves. I mean, on the, uh, on the waist color, okay? So it's not obnoxious. Yes what It sounds like it's a little It's a little shut up. It's just suddenly do she. I take it back. It's only do she when it looks like it's on the guy, Fieri guy, and it has it has martini like martini. Glass snaps. Oh, my God, dude class. You're right. That's definitely not flavor. Town City Hall. That's just the flavor town library. We're the home. Let's go to sleep exactly well, so part of the reason part of these I'm so curious about this is because I saw this earlier today and it made me it made me wonder. Okay, how would we each answer this question? Yeah. The main question is Are you a modern man? Yes, because I'm a man and I'm living in the present. Okay. Well, there's more to it than that. But I saw the riddle. So yes, OK, Chlo, Would you consider yourself to be a modern man? Orm or old fashioned somewhere in between? I'm retro your retro Metro. I'm sorry. Retro sexual Cool. Stop that used to look cool, But I still kind of wear it and I can pull it off. That is true. And you can't You can't deny that Alfie cloak and pretty much pull off whatever he wants. Yeah. Chlo get special dispensation on certain clothing items that other people would be ridiculed for. I mean, if I tried wearing anything like half the stuff that Chlo wears Nope. Chlo wears it. Dude looks good. So there's more into this. So are you a modern man for me? I would consider myself kind of a mix of old and modern. Some kind of in between. Shocker. I know. So A new poll asked people to name the top traits of a modern man, which is a little bit what we've already been talking about. This is why I was curious about asking you guys about this stuff and then come into this. So, a new poll asked people the name the top traits of a modern man who's truly comfortable with the current era. We're in these Are the top signs that you're a quote unquote modern man. So let's see how many of these that you give number 10? I'm starting with this one. Because this one doesn't I'm gonna read it. And then you understand this city. We have the list number 10, you stand up against racism and prejudice. Yeah, I like to call that out. If I hear a friend saying something I don't see that is something that should be considered a modern thing to me. That's more like something that should have been happened in more than just modern era like it can go back. 30 plus years go back. You can go back even further. But that was Atticus Finch is whole deal. To kill a Mockingbird club. Okay. Thank you, Dad. Thank you. Because, you know, close thinking. There's a bird in an attic somewhere. Attic finches? No. But what gave it away was close. Looked up at the ceiling. Gonna Attica. Now that's a prison. Okay, This is it. This is a dude in a book. Go ahead. Lt s so some dude in the book said this You don't have a quote Atticus Finch on the fly modes. Paraphrase Atticus Finch is whole deal was was stand up for what's right, even if it's not the most comfortable thing in the world, even and even if it's not popular, Yeah. So standing up against racism and prejudice. That shouldn't be something that's brand new. That's something that should have been around for a long time. So let's just see that is, are any of us not on board with that? I think we're all pretty much on board with that, and it's not like that's a brand new thing. That's not new to this century for any one of us, So we'll just have that for what it is so number nine You don't always feel the need to put on a brave face. No balls that dude. If you're feeling bad, and you're uncomfortable anxious about something, say it, it'll help you deal with that anxiety to being brave and we're gonna put on a strong stone face. It's done because you end up letting that crap fester until it blows up in your face. I mean, it depends on the situation..
"atticus finch" Discussed on WGN Radio
"We begin tonight's portion of our showcase with an interview from Inauguration Day, Congressman Mike Quigley described how he felt at the end of Donald Trump's presidency just before the show started as members of Congress were getting ready to assemble and If you'll need to hit the button here, um, head into the capital and then find their seats we visited with Mike Quigley, Micah's the Democrat from the fifth Congressional District, and I had a chance to just ask him a few questions about How he sees this day what his role will be and so forth. This is part of that conversation. I got tired of the insurrection was almost fitting way this presidency Tonto. It couldn't go out peacefully with dignity and so forth. Just crazy. This certainly is a departure from tradition are do you think it's wise that the president because It has been such a divisive president. C and such a disruptive last two weeks is it may be better that Donald Trump is not there today, or should he be there today? I think it's really important for the president to send a message. Look, I guess bad this was I was in the room. One of the rooms where this all happened. I can't no matter what you have to be there. It really, uh, hurts to lose an election. I lost my first one, and it was inconsequential compared to this But you know, it's not a question whether you like or even respect the person who beat you. You respect the system and you send a message. And you know, if anything, you are the first educator to, uh Young people of our country, sending the message how to accept defeat. How to do this with dignity. How important the process is more important. Any one of us. I suppose the message, though, that he sending is that he doesn't believe he lost. He certainly has said that all along. He's acknowledged that there's a new administration, but not because he was beaten fairly. I wonder how much of a challenge that's going to be for Joe Biden and Kamila Harris to lead a country You know where a percentage of the people believe that I think part of it is even worse. I think Part the violence them from that. President. I'd states told him that the election had been stolen, right? This wasn't a legitimate administration coming in. And they sellable that that's the case. It's okay to overturn this because it's not. It's not legitimate. I saw The hatred and anger in their eyes. I don't know that that dissipates unless and until President Trump says something, but that's just not in him. His trait. It's what she experience right. Thing that somehow the trade that helps certain people succeed is the one that brings him down this extraordinary narcissism. So what's the challenge for the next Congress? Then what? How optimistic are you? How big is the work ahead of you? It's hard to imagine it could be more daunting. I was looking at the list. Things that need to be done in the bigger picture. And foreign policy had been a member of the Intelligence Committee for six years. Now, I just wrote reengagement alone. I thought about it more. That re engagements not just with our allies and the rest of the world. It's with each other that we remind them and ourselves who we really are and what we're trying to do. Um, I firmly believe that foreign aid foreign policy trade these air good things that this isn't a world. Where you can isolate. I don't think it ever Woz. If Lead up to the second World War didn't teach us that nothing will Unit were silly. If we think that we're not interconnected, we have to build alliances. No, I'm hearing the first day today The president intends to end a Muslim ban. Intends to bring us back to the Paris Accord. All right, Ally perfect. None of these treaties are But, uh, simply isolated ourselves doesn't work and come back to what we're trying to do in this country to those in Congress need to recognize and and honestly, our constituencies do too. Compromises in the bad word. Um, it's an It's an angry, uh, country, but in the end, we're facing a pandemic that's created an economic downturns. Long term climate change will be our greatest challenge and can have the greatest negative impact, honest explaining almost no press, but where the victims The greatest cyber attack in our history, which will have post potentially profound impact on our economy and our In our safety. Think combat upon everyone to recognize what those challenges are. I guess I want final playoff hand. It is when I talked to high school classes, and they asked me what should we read to understand what's going on? I e. Don't give him a history book. I don't get my political science book. I give in to kill a Mockingbird. Sounds so corny. Perhaps that's what we need now. You know whether Atticus Finch say I really don't understand the other person. You gotta walk around in there spend for a while. Clearly, as you know, we're living in our own bubbles, and we're not doing anything like that. So the burden is on us Incoming president But I think equally it's incumbent upon all of us to remind ourselves of that Every inauguration is of Lincoln's words, something of a new birth of freedom. We had to take that opportunity. Now. One last thing, Congressman before you go. Do you like the idea of an additional speaking of the nuts and bolts, though of our lives $1400 stimulus? Is that going to happen? I think there's gonna be another package Exactly What's in there? I'm not sure. I'm fighting for individual aide for restaurants and I'll fit in the centers, which No it really in peril. I can't tell you that. I know that will be another 1400. There will be another package. Guess to follow what I just said. If I were to say what has to be in there, I won't vote for it isn't gonna be particularly constructed my quickly Congressman from the fifth District of Illinois.
"atticus finch" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Eighties, when women flooded into the workplace was that it did not actually make their household better off because it just led to a bidding up a bidding war for middle class amenities like housing on cars s O that now, the requirements for a middle class life are just more expensive and you need to orders to get them. Um, So the two income trap is the term that Elizabeth Warren coin for that. But if you're a millennial today, thinking, OK, that was a mistake to tell women that you have to be in the work force in order to be a self actualized human being. That was a mistake. We should dial that back and maybe say, you can work if you want to. But it shouldn't be an economic requirement. The problem is, you can't do that because of the two income trap. Because financially the economic reality now is that you need to hurry for middle class lifestyle. So even if lots and lots of millennials think that was a mistake, we should go back. They can't because of the ration effect of the two income trap s. Oh, there are a lot of things like that. Where millennials say. Well, why we really probably should go back. But they're just not able to genie out of the bottle more or less. Yeah, exactly. So let me turn to politics We have about 15 minutes left. Our country is about to be led not by a boomer. But President Joe Biden will be 78, a member of the silent generation as his Nancy Pelosi at age 80 Mitch McConnell, depending on the outcome of Georgia is also a member of the silent generation. So what is the impact on the country of a leadership structure the highest points of politics being a member not of boomers? But the silent generation Yeah, I think we might have seen our last boomer President Ahn do good riddance to bad rubbish. I I'd be perfectly happy if we never had another boomer president again. But I think that even when the personnel in D C is no longer boomers were still living in the boomers, world and politics is still played. My boomer rules on DCI Kind of that hinge point, after which that became true when the boomer ascendancy took over politics. Was 1972 on the McGovern nomination when the Democratic Party left behind the old style of liberalism, things like unions and ah working class sentiment and sort of traded that for a new left mentality, where the left wing parties now dominated by Identity politics, interest groups on guy kind of that's how the left wing party sees itself and the Democratic Party is still that way today, and that's why you've seen the dramatic shift where the left wing party used to have an advantage among people without college educations. Where is now people without college educations and working class through bizarrely are voting for the right wing party, which is in many ways. I think a deep tragedy right because the whole point of liberalism is supposed to be a champion and police advantage. But if you're dominated by people with college degrees and not caring at all, or earning the votes of people without college degrees, actual working class people You sold out the people that you're supposed to be representing so as long as the left wing poverty still looks the way it does it did post 1972 has dominated by identity politics rather than the good old left wing of unions in the working class, then whether they're boomers or not, whether you're buying this president or not, it's still a boomer party and boomer politics that we're living in one C SPAN radio. This is Q and a Our guest this week is Helen Andrews on her book boomers. The 117th. Congress will have 31 millennials in it, even though in 2019 Millennials became the majority population in our country. Why are there not more millennials in Congress? Uh, too busy trying to earn a living. Um, but I think that's another case where millennials who are in Congress are not bringing a breath of fresh air. They're not really bringing anything new. It's almost disturbing to see how content many millennials are, too. Just replay the old boomer style of politics. You know, they campaign for the same issues have the same slogan. Have the same mantra is it's almost a kind of decadence that we're stuck in this. This replaying the boomer real. We still think of the 19 sixties in the protest is being the height of American politics. And we saw that get replayed this year. Millennials, you know, went out into the streets and had their own little Chicago 1968 s. Oh, I really wish millennials would move past. Uh, this sense of replaying the same old boomer real on. Maybe they would have more success if they did, and actually brought something new rather than getting stuck in in the boomer world In our last 10 minutes. I wanted to tell our audience a little bit about you, Helen Andrews of so this year. You tell readers that you not only published your first book, but you also had your first child all in the middle of the pandemic. What was he here like for you? Um, yeah, actually work out very well for me, because when I was, you know, pregnant and gigantic and not really wanting to leave the house. I didn't feel like I was missing out on a lot because nobody else was leaving their house either. S Oh, yeah, it was. It was surreal, but probably less surreal than it would have been otherwise, because I was, you know, living the pandemic lifestyle Anyway, what was being pregnant? You also tell your readers that you recently lost your dad and the book is dedicated to him. You describe your father as a liberal Southern lawyer of the Atticus Finch type. And you also describe your mother as a bit of a hippie. So how did a conservative thinker like yourself come from these parents? Yeah, No, it's it's really not an exaggeration to say that my father was like Atticus Finch, not just because he was a Southern lawyer, but he really did you accept payment in kind from indigent clients. You know, in his case, it wasn't a bunch of colors from the Cunninghams. It was a client who worked at a warehouse for books and was able to give him a complete set of the words of Mark Twain Kind of deluxe edition. He accepted that as payment, but, yeah, it was a very, very liberal in in Atticus Finch way. But if you go back and read to kill a Mockingbird or or if you've ever if you ever met my father, you would see just how wide a conservative streak there is. In that particular brand of liberalism. It's very old fashioned on go. I think I was able to draw the best of what he was able to pass on, which was not quite Liberalism as it was practiced by, you know, Final any appears? Why did you decide to go to into journalism? Uh, it happened by accident. Um, I just sort of graduated from college without really much knowing what I wanted to do..
"atticus finch" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Visit US of Puyallup, Mazda Cell, Tacoma, Mazda or Olympia, Mazda driven a Mazda yet State of Maine entered the union by virtue of a compromise the Missouri compromise of 18 20. Since then, Maine has been a pocket of political moderation and political flexibility. Swinging left to right and back again in November's election main was Pete made the only U. S date to vote for a president from one party while electing a senator from another. At a time. When polarized doesn't paint the depth of division in the country. We looked north and consulted mains deceptively powerful Senator Angus King, a registered independent, beholden to neither major party and at age 76 holding no ambition of higher office. His colleagues see him as a truth, teller and voice of reason. And perhaps we can turn to him as a guide for repairing the tattered fabric of both the United States Senate and the country at large. Hey, How are you? Who's Angus King? He isn't the more prominent of the two senators from his state that Susan Collins the answer. Key isn't the more prominent of the two independents in the Senate. That's Bernie Sanders. The question isn't even the most prominent man named King from his state. That would be Stephen, the right. Angus King is something a candid Atticus Finch on a Harley, a motorcycle riding duck hunting, public radio listening straight shooter unencumbered by party politics. We spoke with him in his office The morning after the assault on the capital. He was angry with President Donald Trump. The first thing that came to my mind was the old quote from Jose A. The The Old Testament prophet who said they who so the wind shall reap the world wind. And the president's been sowing the wind for 34 months and yesterday. We reap the world wind you blame the president. I do. Words have consequences and the higher up you are on the hierarchy. The words have more and more consequences in the President. United States has the bully pulpit. He also directed plenty of anger at his colleagues, especially the 14 Republican senators who challenged certification of the electoral college votes. Ah, stunt, King says that fomented the rioters, King called out by name, Josh Holly of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas. Who he considers a friend. I'm disappointed because he knows better. He's this really smart guy. I think it's interesting that he and Holly are probably in the top 10% of I Q in the U. S Senate, and that makes it less excusable what they did because they knew damn well. What they were doing was wrong and that it was inimitable to the interests of this country. This electoral college vote was supposed to be a certification of formality. It was it was something else entirely. What about Your colleagues who went along with this. There were wrong to do it. And it was a stunt to engrave their names on the roles of I'm loyal to Donald Trump. It was a profoundly un patriotic act in my mind. Have you told him that Have. What is that conversation like? Uncomfortable. And as for the marauders, I don't sympathize. I don't support I don't approve. I don't authorize what they did, but I understand it. Because they had been told by the president by the media that they listened to by talk radio. For months going back before the election. That the whole thing was a legitimate they couldn't trust the courts. They couldn't trust the Congress. They couldn't trust the media and strenuously is. He condemns the riot he's seen in his own state. How many Americans feel that the country and world has passed them by You know these people? Absolutely Listen. Donald Trump carried northern man. They're profoundly alienated from our system. You know, in man, For example, we've got these small towns in rural men that were literally built around paper mills. That were great jobs. One of the communities I can think of had 5000 people working at the mill and that now the mills all gone and these people have worked hard. They did. They paid their dues. They did what they were supposed to do. And yet The world got pulled out from under him, asking the source of his unique strain of politics and he'll tell you that geography is destiny. Though he grew up in the D C suburbs, Angus King has lived in Maine for more than half a century. He arrived in his twenties, is a public interest lawyer and later became a successful entrepreneur. Beyond the.
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"Grew. Studios stories that matter. Opinions bring perspective. This is where you find out why K I R O FF Tacoma, Seattle. I was pulled from the podium just literally pulled from the podium inside her Nancy Pelosi's office on January, 6 Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was ransacked by marauding domestic terrorists. Incited to interfere with the confirmation of Joe Biden and Kamila Harris is election win by President Trump. He has demonstrated once again but in a much more substantial way. But this president of the United States is a very dangerous person. Tonight. Our mission here and judge in some ways, Georgia was President Trump's last stand after losing the state by 11,779 votes. Last week. In a desperate phone call, Mr Trump tried to get officials who voted for him to find ballots that would overturn the election. How would you describe the president's claims of vote fraud in Georgia unreasonable. Uh, lacking in any factual reality. Hey, How are you? Who's Angus King? You're about to get to know him better. He isn't the more prominent of the two senators from his state that Susan Collins answered. He isn't even the most prominent man named King for main. That would be Stephen the writer. But Angus King is something akin to Atticus Finch on a Harley. Motorcycle riding,.
"atticus finch" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"E was pulled from the podium just literally pulled from the podium inside her Nancy Pelosi's office on January, 6 Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was ransacked by marauding domestic terrorists. Incited to interfere with the confirmation of Joe Biden and Kamila Harris is election win by President Trump. He has demonstrated once again but in a much more substantial way. But this president of the United States is a very dangerous person. Tonight. Our mission here in judge In some ways, Georgia was President Trump's last stand after losing the state by 11,779 votes. Last week. In a desperate phone call, Mr Trump tried to get officials who voted for him to find ballots that would overturn the election. How would you describe the president's claims of vote fraud in Georgia unreasonable. Uh, lacking in any factual reality. Hey, How are you? Who's Angus King? You're about to get to know him better. He isn't the more prominent of the two senators from this state that Susan Collins answered. He isn't even the most prominent man named King for main. That would be Stephen the writer. But Angus King is something akin to Atticus Finch on a Harley. Motorcycle riding, duck hunting,.
"atticus finch" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"But whatever point they were trying to make They? Maybe they thought they accomplished that before. All hell broke loose shirt and a lot of other damage was done. I don't know how to say it, but I'm afraid they might be thinking. Um, you know all the more reason to do this. Uhh! We can only hope that's not the case. And as you talk about the strange sights, a car just went by with about 100 pizzas because I suspect no one here has eaten since this morning. I just, You know, I said, this. We are sheltered in place, and that's surreal Sight. I just saw You know, um, trying to think back. Historically, we've had incidents where there's been gunshots of the capital. And, uh, you know, it's on and so forth. Some of our speaking platforms. Well, yeah, but how do you know it's one thing and this star Representative Republic has been this way since, uh, Jefferson was argument. Hamilton or madness was arguing Hamilton. You can disagree on ideology. You can have a difference of opinions. I don't understand how the well has become so poisoned now, Mike Congressman quickly that we can't even agree on what the facts are. We've been through 55 lawsuits. Certifying this election. Yes, Donald Trump got more votes than you do bust do okay. Joe Biden wiped him out with nine million more votes and electoral college Four years ago. It was a landslide. Now it's a fraud. Why don't people see fax for facts? I don't get it. Part of it is ah, weaker up with the notion of people saying Believe it When I see it, Okay, it is now the river reverse it is I'll see it when I believe it, and that's where we are. And I think some of begins with Rebirth, media appreciation for civics people getting outside their bubble and all the media attempting every way they can't present this. Look, I gotta scoot, but Look what high school's asked me. What should I read to do what you do, and I I go look in high school, the best book you could read. To kill a Mockingbird. What did Atticus Finch tell us? You gotta walk around and the other person's skin to appreciate where they are, until we do that, whenever gonna care or understand about each other enough. Get to the fax. You appreciate there's more that should united stand divide us, But we got a ways to go. Uh, the most important thing we do tonight is finished this job. And begin tomorrow, whatever healing we can do. Mike. Thanks so much for jumping in at short notice. Much appreciated, sir. Sure. Take care. Now. Take care of my Quigley. Congressman Mike Quigley Joining us here on Double D. Ls 6 45 John, are you seen that they stepped up the riot police again because apparently Some folks want back in. And now that darkness is falling in D. C. They may have a bigger headache coming up in the next hour, so I am not near a television right now. I have to admit that, but Yeah, I know that there are many, many, many people ignoring the curfew and continuing to mill around. S o. That would create. You know the possibility that they're going to be there all night long Now The question is, you know, we've been talking all day the delineation between these protesters who are violent and who are nonviolent. You know, it's It's certainly possible that the folks that are remaining there tonight are non violent, but we were still there still breaking the law. The permit expired several hours ago. Go home or I'm sorry. Go ahead. Permit expired several hours ago. It wasn't at the capital. By the way, you go home or get arrested, and I don't know if you've heard this. But Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's chief of staff, and the former White House press secretary, formally resigned today because of the violent protests. Yeah, yeah. Like Yeah, I know. I don't want to go through all that again. But I guess I'll have to. I have not take. I haven't taken any phone calls today because, um, I have a tendency to lose my temper sometimes, and I didn't want that to be that kind of day. I also not reviewed any text messages. And anybody used profanity at me on Twitter. I just block him. I'm done with it. But you know, we can sort this all out as we go forward, But this is unacceptable. And there is one man to be planed and he is your 45th president had state so I want that's where I'm standing. I'm standing there and you're not gonna move me off that I want to ask you a question because you and I have been together for five years now, and you're a very smart man. And I remember in 2015 when we did that morning show together, and I don't want to say you were obsessed with Trump. But you were fascinated by the trump phenomenon and the fact that he was leading in all the polls and that the networks were airing his rallies start to finish. So I want to ask you this question with here about the so called Trump Base in your opinion, John Howell Is there a portion of the trump base that would break away from him? Because of what happened today? Well, cheese. I mean, I don't I don't know, because I'm not a member of the Trump pace, so I don't know. Here. It is people that are disgusted with both parties and have been sold a bill of goods from both parties for longer than they can remember. You know, hard working just for the blacker the better descriptor, blue collar guys and women that just want their fair shape. By God. They play by the rules. They want it done to the best, their ability. They've been signed of kind of painted. As Racists and homophobes and anti Muslim and blah, blah, blah. And that's not true for the great majority of people who voted for him four years ago and voted form recently. That's patently on true. What You have to pick people who can deliver your message your ideology without making it all about them or lying to you, or using you to fatten their own pocketbook. And I feel for the trump in world. I do, especially after today because you own this, too. Uh, I don't know what to say. I don't know what the obituary will be on Donald Trump's political career. If it's gonna happen imminently, or it's not gonna happen for a long time. I just Don't know. But I can tell you that I met said this a number of times somewhat obliquely. I try to be fair, and I always try to be polite, but I never thought he was temperamentally nor intellectually suited for this cake. And after today e mean I knew a previous to this. I knew in 15. I was fascinated, but certainly you need somebody who can act like a leader for all of us, not for his extreme. Base. Yeah, they're not going anywhere. They think he is the be all window and they won't believe any of the facts. They don't care. They're ripping me to shreds on social media. Fine. Have at it. I don't care where my big boy pants. Really? I'm okay. Nobody's going to scare me into silence. But this is an abomination of democracy Today should never have happened. You lost the election. Donald Trump lost Bigly Bigly. So you just better, you know, put on your big boy pants and accept it and look forward to the next election. All right, We've got to get to traffic..
"atticus finch" Discussed on KCRW
"Have your support. Your support keeps KCRW strong. Thank you. Welcome back. It's the treatment. We're talking climaxes with my guest, Jeff Daniels, whose most recent role was as Jim Comey in the Comey rule on Showtime, and I wonder if you liked this. You got to play something guys was so valuable and love, letting people know what they're feeling playing somebody who Is kind of the constant poker player who will basically not even let you know what he what the cards are, even after he's won the hand. If that was one of the reasons that you thought Comey will be interesting for you to play at this particular point, your career What made it an easier decision was I was in the middle of doing Atticus Finch on Broadway. I was in a year long run. It was like months seven. When Billy Raid came to the show and came backstage and said, I want you to play James Comey. You know, I had to think about it, but I did look into The similarities and what I found that right away, but I found it was the power of silence. The power of stillness. That's what it is. I was doing, Atticus and it was a huge success personally as a production five stars box office. This is what you dream of. If you're a young actor, it happened and unlived in it. So you get celebrities to come back, and that's just gold. I mean, people you never would have met are now coming back, and it's just There's a long list. One of them was Justin Timberlake never met him. But he and Jessica Billy came back and Justin talked about The power of stillness that I used because it's Atticus Finch. He pretty much stays inside the best. And to be on a Broadway stage and to still have to play to the balcony. Was a daunting acting challenge. I tried to make out because pull the audience understand on the stage is kind of what you do when you're in a close up, you pull the audience into you. You used the camera. You use whatever you're doing to pull them in, and there are many film acting tricks. But there's also just There's the heart of figuring out how to do that and pulling that off and on a Broadway stage, and it's not what Broadway is supposed to be. It's supposed to be larger than life. It's supposed to be big and here I am not moving. And Justin came back, and he said he talked about seeing Michael Jackson for the first time. When he was a kid, and Michael came out and just did two minutes with backlight and smoke, and all you saw was the silhouette of him, And after a minute, one arm started to go up and the place went absolutely nuts. And he was and you were doing things like that. He's that I found it My own way. Yes, that's what I'm doing. I stopped right here and 1400. People don't move. And then I continue or I pull them in and that I lay that line that I really want him to hear. Comey had that. Ability to Just listen. And not do anything, And I think that probably doing Atticus for a year gave me the confidence to just sit And think and not show Trump what I'm thinking. It's loyalty dinner. Somehow. Let the audience see it. And that's that's the trick for me. Little bit, goes back to Louis and the lookout and also in these characters and get again Louis and Anne Atticus and Will McAvoy and Jim Comey. And to some extent, even John O'Neill You're trying to find ways of to play out an old fashioned Midwestern ethic, which is decency. Yeah, it certainly McAvoy. He's coming out of Nebraska, and he does land on that and And it's kind of what we're known for, you know? Plain spoken simple and we know how to spell decency. But you were talking about playing in these all these guys very different aspects of that. Yeah, you know, I mean, with with, Willis said. McAvoy said demand to be heard. It's almost as if he's tapped into a super ego, and he can't turn off the spigot for Atticus is understanding the power words and when they land and when they don't For Comey. It's about listening and also knowing how to delegate and knowing how to choose a team so that you don't have to say that much. Actually, that's something that's kind of. Ah, I think subtextual and Comey will, too. But all these things we're talking about are different ways of showing decency. And I just wonder if you're sitting and you're making your notes. And getting away the tacklers. You think how my showing who this guy is at his core? Well, I think you're right in that their own chasing the same North star. And that's to get it right Truth to fix. What's wrong. It's the It's the noble journey, each one of these guys and all in their different ways. But they're all chasing something good, decent. Right? And it's zee obstacles thrown in front of each of these guys and their reaction to getting past those obstacles. That's where the character lives. They all do it differently. And that's where you show him who the guy is on his way to that thing. That that great ring of truth somewhere. This is treatment, talking decency with my guests. Jeff Daniels. His new project is the Comey rule on Showtime. But godless is certainly That's a very different North star the he's pursuing. Yes, it's you know, and then his his definition of decency is a little different. Yeah. But he's somebody who actually speaks decency out to pray on it. Yeah, but he is He is doing e again. It's like with all these villains, especially somebody is wacked out his friend Griffin. You He has to believe what he is doing is the right thing. And that whatever you do, you hang everything you can on that tree and then go one of things that I thought so much fun about watching that character. You tell me from wrong because I usually am about these things. Is the amount of pleasure he took in his life. Yeah, well, he wasn't afraid to die. This ain't my Beth. You know, I mean, you can't. That's one of my favorite line a month back. Um, So he had this kind of happening today so I can sit on my horse in the middle. This gunfight and, you know, enjoy the view. He did enjoy killing people. Make no mistake there. He did find pleasure in that. Most of the time. One of things we're talking about with all these guys that you do with all these other guys is that they wanted people to understand that they want the right thing of them and godless is somebody who's through sees people who want the right thing. And takes pleasure in sort of like taking that away from them or being being predator. Yeah, but what his right thing is bigger than their right things. So he wins And that's kind of like, If I remember how I kind of approached it, just it really is. It's not that you're wrong. You're just I'm more right on. But I need what I need. And I want what I want. And I want that boy and I want that. You know, I want whatever it was that Frank Griffin wanted it was it was big. And then he convinced himself that it was the right thing when it suited him. Frank Griffin needed so much psychiatric help, But you know, no one every Tony went into there was no shrink, You know, shingle hanging outside the saloon, You know, five cents..
Tony Awards Preview
"Hi, everybody. It's Peter Travers than welcome to our special popcorn Tony award show. Now, I've gotta say, before we get into the nominees about who will win and who should win. This is been the most amazing year in Broadway history. It has made over two billion dollars at the box office that never happened. And why is it? I think it's Hollywood heat everybody from TV from movies from us. It wants to be on Broadway. They wanna be on that stage. You got this year. Kylo Ren and driver on Broadway. You have Walter, white Bryan, Cranston, there, Jeff Daniels who played Harry done in too, dumb and dumber movies. They're all fighting to be best, dramatic actor, what kind of stuff is happening on Broadway. Well, let's start with the major categories, and I'm gonna start with best musical the nominees are ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Beetlejuice remember that movie Haiti's town, the prom, and Tootsie. You remember that movie too? Well. I think the winner is Haiti's town. It's a rigid. It's basically the myth of Orpheus ritzy, but it's got a score by a woman named Naess Mitchell who doesn't come from Broadway, at all and kind of revolutionizes it. So what would happen what could spoil the fun? There's a little musical called the prom. It's really it's totally original. It's about these bunch of Broadway veterans, and they're really hard bitten, and they're not getting any press, and they decide to go to Indiana and help, a lesbian high school student take her girlfriend to the prom. That's it. How good is it? It's really good. And in terms of the Hollywood connection, Ryan Murphy, went to see it fell in love with it, and he's making a movie of it. So how about that? Then we have best play the Ferryman choirboy, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus. What the constitution means to me an ink. I'm telling you people, the Ferryman is got to be a movie soon. It's an Irish play. It's about the troubles, and in on a stage. We get to see an entire family deal with violence deal with their own feuds. We've got babies onstage. We've got live alive goose. We have everything there's nothing like I don't think there's any competition for it at all except there was a snub, the most successful play in Broadway history. That's not a musical is to kill among bird, and for some reason, the Tony nominee said, let's not nominated what I want. Answer on that one best revival of a play. Arthur, Miller's all my sons the boys in the band, burn this torch song and the Waverley gallery. I think Arthur Miller's all my sons which brought a net. Bending back to Broadway is a show that he wrote in one thousand nine hundred forty seven a bout a guy who was manufacturing airplane, parts and was to rush to do it. And so the planes crashed and killed pilots during the war. We live in the world of Boeing. Now, how timely could this be? So I think that's really up there. And I in terms of seeing a show that by playwright Arthur Miller who says, let's deal with the world we live in this one really, really did it then we have bible of musical. This is easy, because there's only two there's Oklahoma Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and kiss me. Kate. Of course, they were both movies. We saw Oklahoma with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones in the fifties. But kiss me, Kate is done in a traditional way. Kelli o'hara's in it, Oklahoma is directed by guide named Daniel fish who find darkness. We're Rogers and Hammerstein only found light. It's a revelation to watch this. It's not the Oklahoma you've ever remembered, and it sung in the kind of country western way, look, if you ever get to see this on Broadway or win a tours get there get there quick. Okay. Okay. Best actor in a musical. And so, we'll do alphabetically Brooks as Mantas in the prom, Derrick Baskin and ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Alex Brightman and Beetlejuice. Remember when Michael Keaton had their part, Damon down, oh in Rogers and Hammerstein, Oklahoma. And send Tino fun Tanna into okay? The favorite is Tino, Tanna who is playing the part that destined Hoffman immortalized in the movie in the nineteen eighties. But what Centeno Tanna doesn't remember him on TV in crazy ex girlfriend like I'm saying everybody's from TV, or he does so much more. He sings as a man sees a woman, he does physical comedy does everything but stand on his hat. And I say, you know, who's out there that can spoil the win for Santino Tanna. And my answer is no one because this is one of the great performances you'll ever see on a musical, comedy stage. He's the winner. Best actress in a play Benning in Arthur, Miller's all my sons, Laura, Donnelly, in the Ferryman. Elaine may in the Waverley gallery, Janet mcteer in Bernhardt hamlet, Laurie Metcalf in Hillary Clinton, and Heidi Shreck in what the constitution means to me. Okay. Elaine may doesn't win this Tony. You're going to hear from me. She's eighty seven years old. She's returned to Broadway. After decades to play the part of a woman fighting Alzheimer's, and everything is no perfect about what she's done. She started with Mike Nichols doing comedy. She was starring in movies of like the new leaf directed things like the heartbreak kid. She's just one of the best actors I've ever seen anywhere. And if she loses and, you know, I feel bad for an bending because if Elaine may wasn't here this year, I think she would be the winner, but come on. Attention must be paid people. And I also wanna talk about a snub how. How does Glenda Jackson who won the Tony last year for three women returned to Broadway as King Lear? We talk about the age of hashtag metoo and time's up Glenda. Jackson is playing king. Lear gets rave reviews and the Tony committee says we're not gonna nominate her now. No, we're paying attention. And we're gonna come back and get you our best actress in a musical. Stephanie, j block in the share show Caitlyn Kanoun in the prom Beth level, in the prom, Eva nobles, ADA in Haiti's town, and Kelley O'Hara and kiss me cake. Stephanie j block who is that theater veteran is playing share in a way that sometimes she's more share than share. You might think this is just an escapist show thing to know she finds the character of who she is share shows up at this show often does numbers with her, and pus share. There's who's a bigger Hollywood. Name who is coming to Broadway with the show about herself. It takes three actresses to play here. But Stephanie j block plays the central one. And she plays the hell out of it. So she has just got to win. I'm sorry, people. All right. Best featured actress in a play for new of Flanagan in the Ferryman seal, you keep. And Bolger into kill a Mockingbird. Christine Nelson, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Julie white and Gary sequel to Titus andronicus and Ruth Wilson and King Lear people if you see if you see to kill among bird, and you should seal, you Keenan Bolger is very controversial because she's playing scout scout in the book and in the movie remember is in eight or nine year old girl. A C Keenan Bolger is in her forties. And yet, what she finds in this character who grew up to be Harper who wrote this novel is the heart and soul of the peace. So I'm telling you people this, this has got to happen. See Keenan Bolger remember that name best featured actor in a play birdie Carville and ink, Robin to hasten boys in the band getting Glick into kill a monkey bird, Brandon your Ranna wits in burn this Benjamin Walker in Arthur Miller's. All my sons birdie, Carville in ink. Those of us, those of you who actually went to Broadway couple of years ago and saw of any kind of a musical where you were shocked at a man playing a woman, you saw birdie, Carville in Matilda, and he played this woman, this horrible headmistress, and now he's playing Rupert Murdoch. So every who in Hollywood, who in politics would anyone hasn't been in an Rupert Murdoch publication or paper and who hasn't been rolled over the coals in it that performance and in London when he played it in one and Olivia ward, he had to play it in front of Rupert Murdoch. It's just an incredible job. I wanna talk a little about the snubs in this category. The non nominees there isn't actor named Bengal Arghanab into Killa mugging bird who plays Tom Robinson. He is the black man who is on trial for raping a white woman, a crime never committed. And he's defended. By Jeff Daniels. Atticus Finch when Aaron Sorkin adapted Harper Lee's novel to the stage. He did it so that he could expand the role of the black characters as he did here. And again, the Tony committee, decided only to nominate the white actors from tequila, Mockingbird ignoring the two black actors who are just brilliant in their roles. You people you're going to get called on the carpet. You need to all right? Best featured actress in a musical, Lilli Cooper in Tootsie, amber, gray and Haiti's town Sarah, styles Tootsie, alley stroke, or in Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and Mary, Testa in Rogers, and Hammerstein Oklahoma there, something totally remarkable that happened this year in stroke, and Oklahoma. This is a woman who when she was two years old was in an automobile crash, and was never able to walk again. And now on Broadway playing eight oh Anne who is like the sexual. Time bomb in Oklahoma, the one who sings, I can't say, no, the part went to Allie. Stroke, she plays it in a wheelchair and you would think that's inspiring enough. But when you watch her play at you, forget the wheelchair exists, and you're watching her take over the stage like Dolly Parton. She, it's just an amazing thing to watch and it works on so many levels. So I wanna be there when she wins that Tony, and I want to be standing up and applauding and going Bravo. She deserves all right. Best featured actor in a musical Andre shields in Haiti town and a groups Luccin. That's a good name into Patrick page in Haiti's town germy, pope in into proud the life and times of the temptations and Ephraim Sykes ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations, the favorite, the one, I think will win is under the shields and Haiti's town. He's seventy three years old. He stands on that stage is the narrator in like a silver suit. In total control of body and every movement and pulls you in till you're memorized. Your mesmerizing you not take your eyes off of hundred shields. This is a veteran actor who needs to get this Tony. But what if he didn't who would go to there's a young actor named Jeremy pope who plays Eddie kendricks in the into proud the life and times of the temptations? And who does he's playing a difficult man. One of the most difficult of the temptations. But one of the most talented as well. He's also nominated this year as best actor in a in a play in choir, boy, this is to me, the brightest newcomer that you will see on the stage and you're going to see him everywhere, stage movies television. It's just the beginning. So if you get to see this, you're going to be able to tell your friends, I was there win. Okay. Best director of a play Rupert Gould for Inc. Sam Mendes for the Ferryman Bartlett. Fair for to kill a mocking bird Ivo von Hosver for network, and George C Wolfer Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Sam Mendis in the Ferryman this play. Does a job on stage that equal to his first movie which was American Beauty, which you may remember won the best picture? Oscar and once Mendis the Oscar as best director.
Jeff Daniels ('To Kill a Mockingbird') on playing Atticus Finch
"Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers. And this is popcorn where we tell you. What is popping in the culture? And my guest today. Jeff Daniels who has multiple wards and the way I looked at it, he's too modest to say he's just been nominated for Tony Ward as best actor for tequila Mockingbird on Broadway, which is totally deserved. I don't even have to blow smoke with you. You know, I actually loved this, you know. Well, it's very nice. I think too. So are you just completely in Newark to all this now? It's you have your Emmys. You've been nominated for Tony before for God of carnage. Does it? What impact does getting nominated for an award have, you know, it's, it's? It is an honor to be nominated because I've been there when I wasn't and, and this was a big season for drama big season for drama Broadway, there, a lot of them and, you know, Mockingbird didn't get in as best new play did that make you stomp around for a couple of minutes when they will stop arounds big phrase. But, but it it goes to whatever the reasons are it goes to show that it's not automatic. You can't just go on, then I'll get nominated, and it's still you wake up in the morning. Bill ness. You wanna be invited to the big party, you know, and, and it is an honor to be there. And I, I noticed that when I was nominated for God carnage. I was probably the first big award. I'd ever been Emmys came later and all that. But I was in that room in Radio City Music hall, and I looked around at all the great work. That was all in one place. And these are just the people were nominated. There's other work that didn't get in that was, and you just feel I'm just glad to get it took it to the party. You really now anything after that, you know, would be great, but it really is to get in. Take something to well, and there's something about the Broadway the theater community, and I'm speaking to you as theater guy. Because back in Michigan. You have your own gross theater. You know this is something that matters to you. And you have even before we start talking about to kill a Mockingbird. You've signed on for one year doing this show. Nobody does anymore all stars. Don't know. Working after's, who need the job or in Evan Hansen, their second year and all of that. So it is, you know, it used to be what was done. Jason Robards Brian Dennehy comes to mind. Fonda Henry Fonda did mister Roberts for over a year looked at up league Cobb death of a salesman. Pretty sure over a year those guys were good. But that was kind of expected, you know that's what you did. And you and it's a big long commitment, but it's not that long when it's Atticus Finch, it's not that long when it's to kill a Mockingbird is not that long when you see what this play, and this production does to an audience night after night after night after night to get to be Atticus Finch, on Broadway six months, wouldn't have been enough so was happy to sign for your, and I'm interested to see what happens to the performance. Over the course of your I'm six months in now, and it's changed. It's deepened and it's gotten smarter and more, it's just gotten better. And so I'm interested to see where it is at the end when that happens when you have a director whose, they always use the phrase in the theater, okay after rehearsal. We've now frozen this show. This is now the way we do it, but can any actors really do that, because you are discovering something he's actor you can do it. You call it the mule on the trail performance going down the Grand Canyon. The mule didn't even have to look, you know, the meal just goes down. And then I do it this way. And then I get to here, and I do it that way. And you think about where you're going to eat throughout the whole show. I've seen that. I have ten that's the trap, you can get into that. You can literally your mind, just floats away and your thing and you go and stay here. Stay here stay here because, you know it so Bart. Shared the director Mockingbird. Basically, he's saying this is going to move around. I expect you to move it around expect you to explore a little bit here and there. You gotta you gotta have enough sense of story and experience to know when you're, I think Ellen all called stuffing the dog when you're just suddenly we've added four minutes to the show and it's probably you. You got it. You gotta is what you're doing. Is this thing you found in month two? And does it lead to something else? And now as a better place or do we need to go back here to where you gotta kinda gotta stay in the lane. But you get to move around and Bart has given us permission to do that. But I think this cast is really don't agree job of serving story. So they're in while it moves and changes a little bit. It always seems to be pointed in the direction of serving story, not some individual. Whereas my light kind of thing, not in this cast, but what I noticed when I was at this show was that there are people that I had seen at the theater before because of this property because of what Harper Lee wrote, there are suddenly because we read it in school, you know, but it wasn't work and there's just something about it. And watching, what Aaron Sorkin has done to take what Harper Lee did. And to update it without updating it. But just. Making something that's going on in this play speak to us. Now you had a lot of controversy with that in the beginning. You know there were people doing you can't around with the, the state, who was there say is the lawyer for the estate one person had some issues with an early draft. I think he ended up with twenty two drafts. By the end of it. So pretty good chance some of that stuff would have gone away anyway. But, but in whatever it, we got it settled and the risks for us. I thought once the lawsuit went went away was three adults playing the kids. Are we going to get away with that? Are we going to overcome Gregory Peck? And the last third third act of this thing, basically. Deviates is this is a play based on the book. And now we're gonna put out of his through something that the move in either the movie nor the book put him through in by putting him through that, that I think, is where Aaron was able to relate it to today. Is there goodness in people that we can rely on will the better angel in all of us? Rise to the top in twenty nineteen that isn't necessarily true. And I think you're on was forcing Atticus to face that, that sometimes you can't just wait for them to do the right thing. No, there's not much and Atticus does some things in this play that aren't very Gregory Peck. Yeah, there's flaws in him. But it makes it just so more mature engaging because I'm seeing somebody with human flaws doing this. Yeah. And, and to be more than fair to pack who only won an Oscar for it was a different time, early sixties. And it was from the point of view of a young scout nine years old. Whatever she is in the book looking up her great father. So he really kind of stayed up on a pedestal throughout the book and pretty much for the movie and we weren't we were a small town. Lawyer gets paid in vegetables and trying to raise two kids and he handles land dispute service agreements for closures inning. And right will, and then the judge comes over to his house in his life changes. That's how we approached it. But do you feel competitive in any of these awards with other actors that are nominated in your category? In other words, you and Bryan Cranston. Now just cold staring. Each other because everybody was nominated wants to win. Everybody wants to make the speed. Everybody wants to take on that toll because it's called it anyone who's ever stepped on stage. Once that it's there's, it's so special it, it's I've never been nominated for an Oscar, but I started in the feeder, high school and community college, and my purples theater companies twenty years old and off Broadway. And coming back to Broadway. Keep returning to it. And now forty two years later, you get to Atticus Finch you get to do the role of a lifetime on Broadway in the theater, that's a lot to be proud of. So this sit there with, with Brian and Patty and, and all the other guys. Adam driver all them. Yeah. The kid Jeremy pope. But you know, it's a great group and you're part of a lot of great work that competitive thing, nobody scores the most points. These things we're doing five different things really, really well, go back to the day that you decided you were going to be Atticus Finch on Broadway. Was there any terror about that ultimate decision that had nothing to do with you committing for year because it's one of the great roles it's a great character? And despite the fact that we see flaws in him, there's virtue in him to me, as watching actors all my life and reviewing them the hardest thing to plays virtue. There's, you know how do you play good and make good interesting? And you get and maybe Atika struggle to remain. Good to remain take the high road and there's a bit of a struggle. This is a helps that yeah, but that's his aim because while he sitting on that porch this world in the south in nineteen thirty four in Alabama KKK's there. He's not initially he's kind of letting it happen. He's not going. He's not out there trying to change it. He's not carrying plan. No, he's I thought that was really interesting. Certainly where he starts. He knows that if he takes this case to defend Tom Robinson. And he sits in front of a jury of white Christian farmers men. He knows what he's going, this is no longer just executing will or foreclose and, and he's avoided that just raised his kids. I'm just raising my kids without a wife. I'm raising my kids, and he knows that will change thing unpleasant, things will be sent to us, and it's going to go beyond that you're gonna have the KKK come up and visit you on your porch and go, what are you doing? And I did a lot of research to kind of understand that kind of just keep your head down and don't get involved and stay out of trouble as family and just raise your kids and don't get involved. There was a lynching last Tuesday night, we missed you there. We got another one Friday, common and Atticus has to either say, no, I'm not or tied up that evening. Bob can't make. And there's a lot of there are a lot of people, especially in today's America that are don't wanna look go wanna see don't want to. I. I don't wanna know about Russia. I don't wanna know any, we'll do errands kind of speak into that, that American that decent honest, hardworking American lose just doing this, and it's not enough to just look the other way not now wasn't for Atticus and it isn't for us. Now there's denial and there's a combination and enabling. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And that's why I think people sit there watching this like this, you know, this is somehow speaking to us right now involve you gonna get. Yeah. Yeah. What was what was your first encounter with this story? Did you read the book? I did you the first encounter really was? I probably had seen the movie as a kid. I don't remember we didn't read the book, we read, Lord of the flies and farewell to arms, which wasn't on the public school curriculum where I was at Aaron said, do you wanna play? Atticus finch. And I didn't blink. Absolutely. I think partly because the last five years ten years now. I've been taking chances are been. Challenging myself doing things that I wouldn't that other people think I can do, but I don't know how to do. So say yes.
Inside Aaron Sorkin's 'Mockingbird' story
"Playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says he was eager to adapt. Harper Lee's to kill a Mockingbird for Broadway. But he still had some serious. Reservations about the job. I said yes, knowing really it was a suicide mission because people have a very special relationship to the novel. And it's a great book. What could I do but make it less than than what it was? And the acting future of Jesse smollet is still unknown. But his character on empire just made TV history all that up on the frame. Welcome to the frame. I'm John horn when Tony nominations are revealed next week to kill a Mockingbird will likely get a lot of attention almost certainly for Jeff Daniels who plays Atticus Finch, but the adaptation by earned Sorkin was far from easy. Scott Rudin secured, the rights to the patient and got Harper Lee's personal approval of Sorkin. It's the playwright. But then things started to go awry following Lee's death three years ago the estate eventually sued to stop the production. We'll get to the lawsuit in a bit. But when I spoke with Sorkin about to kill a Mockingbird. He I told me why his first draft didn't work. I simply try to do. No harm. I I took the most essential scenes that you need to tell the story, and I stood them up and dramatize them and the whole thing felt like a greatest hits album done by tribute band. And I turned it in and Scott who usually at that point. Would meet with me for days and ended up with hundreds of notes to go back and do the second draft with he met with me for less than thirty minutes and gave me two notes. And the second note was the one that changed everything. What Scott said was that Atticus can't be advocates from the beginning of the play to the end of the play. He's got a change. That's what protagonist does a protagonist has a flaw protagonist put through something and changes as a result. And I thought well, of course, Scott's right? That has to be what happens in a play. I wonder how Harper Lee got away with an Abacus who's the same. At the beginning of the book is at the end of the book, how Horton Foote got away with an Atticus in the movie who's the same at the beginning of the movie is the is at the end of the movie. And that's when I realized that advocates isn't the protagonist in the novel or the movie scout is she's the one who changes her flaws that she's young and the changes that she loses someone for innocence. And while I wanted scout. And dill to remain protagonists in the play. I wanted advocates to be the central protagonist. I wanted him to be put through something. I wanted him to have a flaw on. I wanted him to change is a result. And what happened in that moment was that? I simply stopped thinking about the word adaptation that it. No longer was my goal to gently swallow the novel in bubble wrap and transfer it to a Broadway stage that I was going to write a new play taking the circumstances that Harper Lee put on the table. And that's when things started to take off. So I'm gonna ask you this. Obviously, it's a period piece. But I'm gonna talk about it's modern relevance of which there is a tremendous amount. What was happening in the world as you were adapting or reimagining, but ever we're gonna do whatever verb are gonna use to describe what you were doing with harp. Elise novel to make it a play. Yeah. Well, what was happening in the world. Was Trump was elected president Charlottesville was happening. Charlottesville became an important touchdown in this. And I'll tell you why Atticus in the in the novel. This was in thinking about what flaw can Atticus half. Does he go from being a bad lawyer to a good lawyer, a bad father to a loving father a racist believing injustice in a quality, and obviously no on all three? What I realized was that Atticus already had a flaw. Harper Lee gave him one. It's just that. When we were learning the book, we were taught that it was a virtue advocates says throughout the book that there's goodness in every single chicks, go get along better with all kinds of folks never really understand it until you consider things from his point of view. Climates out of his skin woke rounding he excuses. Bob, Buell's racism by saying the man just losses WPA job. You know, it's he excuses. Mrs Dubose is racism by she recently stopped taking her medicine or morphine. He excuses. The town's racism. This is the deep south things happen slower here, you know, give gift people time and thinking about all that at the same time at Charlottesville happened in it started. What Atticus was saying was starting to sound to me like there were fine people on both sides. Right. And that's when the bells rang, and and I was really able to kind of go from a walk to a gallop. We're talking with earned Sorkin about his ad obtain of Harper Lee's novel to kill a Mockingbird. I wanna play a scene between Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson who's been accused of raping a white woman. And the story can't tell you how to plead, but I can't. And I must give you my best advice. You won't be my lawyer. Very less thing. I won't the world be your lawyer right now negro man, what teenage girl wouldn't be going in with a win hands. But I'm compelled to defend us an officer of the court, and in that capacity of taken Salamo to give him a best council, which is that you cannot and you must not lead guilty and go to jail for a crime that you did not could not commit. So how do you figure out a way to dramatize what Atticus is going through? And how he's changing the way that he sees an excuses behavior through the play. What tricks? What are the things that you are able to do with the text and through new dialogue and putting dialogue and other characters mouse, they get you to that place where he can evolve for me, a big part of Attica ses journey in this play is going from someone who says, I know these people these are our, friends and neighbors sure some of them may be stuck in the old ways. But there are none of them that are so far gone. They would send an obviously innocent man to the electric chair, and he discovers that he doesn't know his friends and neighbors that to me does a really good job of of reflecting. I think how a lot of us no matter where you are on the political or ideological spectrum the way, a lot of us have felt these last few years that we thought we knew our fellow Americans. But we didn't we were wrong about our friends and neighbors, and that's one of the reasons why this play based on a book that sixty years old that takes place ninety years ago feels so much like today.
Matthew McConaughey | Career Arc
"Is an episode about the the life in the career and the and the essence of Matthew mcconaughey, who is of course, starring in a new movie harmony, Curran's new movie the beach bum which is out in theaters right now, and we're gonna be talking about that movie quite a bit. But before we do that we're going to do what we always do on the show. This is only the second time we've done it. We're going to analyze different stages of an actor or actress or directors career, and we're gonna talk about the breakthrough moment and the personal pinnacle for each of the three of us. And then we'll talk about the big movie that's out right now. So guys before we get started. I wanna talk. A little bit about just your personal connection to Matthew mcconaughey who has been in our lives for a long time perhaps longer than I even realized when I was looking at this guy's career. Amanda, what is your your general relationship to Makaay? Well, like his career goes in phases. And we're gonna talk a lot about I actually don't know how much we'll talk about the two thousands. But you talk about it, Matthew mccown. Hey starred he was a rom com. Idle in the two thousands, and that's a very interesting time in romantic comedies and say not so interesting workwise, but in terms of career arc very interesting time in Matthew mcconnahey career. And that's kind of how I was introduced to him or how he became a part of my life about that. And you about Matthew mcconaughey, but I was very conversant in those romantic comedies. And then I was a culture blogger to during the Kanazawa. So. It's in terms of watching an actor or a public figure reinvent themselves and have a kind of public narrative that we're all participating in real time. He's a really prime example for me. I can't really think of him without thinking of just this not even transformation, but a return to self that he experienced would you say the time as a flat circle, Amanda. Oh my God. Yeah. I would have to at this point. 'cause you all do so often, rob. What about you? I suspect that your your true relationship with with Matt Mack, which is something no in calls him. But I'm gonna call him that occasionally Amish. Micheli? What's your relationship to McConnell, 'cause I I assume it started before Amandus? Yeah. I mean, it started very simply as like I just want to listen to this person say word rest of my life. I mean, I do think he has this my favorite voice like in Hollywood, and possibly, you know, the larger celebrity sphere. I mean, I'm pretty sure my introduction him like most people my age, our age was dazed and confused and just every word that came out of his mouth just sounded beautiful for lack of any other way to put it I think following his career subsequently. I I wanted to ask you guys like the McConnell San's that term sort of implies like a really deep valley in the middle of his career. Like, Matthew mcconnahey is sort of a guy when I started following and writing about entertainment like following the arc of an actor or a celebrity in the low points in the high points like I was always kind of confused by the McConnell, and ideas, like what was he recovering from like, he doesn't really have. A Geely in that sense. Like, I don't think there's one moment. That's like a terrible moment. And it's like literally ninety seconds ago. I remembered that he was once a rested for playing Bongos today. Kid. That's the thing that happened. Right. What a like that will that wasn't the low point. But like, I was I was he's one of the first actors who I sort of perceived as having this media driven sort of rise and fall arc to him. And I could never quite figure out what caused the fall. I guess I bet you have a lot of thoughts say rob have you seen goes girlfriend pass? And or I haven't walls gold, and or forces of nature, and at you know, the back half from two thousand five to two thousand nine he's in a ladder leading man roles that are tough, and they're not gonna romantic comedies, and those are not. In any way, the essence of McConnell as we have come to understand him. And it's an interesting arc- because he basically twenty years later returns to himself. It's an it's an arc that I know flat, circle, blah, blah, blah. I get it. But it really is the Mikan science. I think more means that he. Finds his essence again as opposed to coming from some valley. It's like a a a new expression or somebody say, the, original expression. Will I think it's also about what we deem to be quality versus an meaningful artistic choices versus things that are pop or frivolous. I think particularly in that period that you're talking about Amanda, you basically two thousand five two thousand four Saharan to for the money things kinda start to go a little south there. And he's just making a lot of stuff that is moderately successful. But just not very good. And you know, when he comes back with the Lincoln lawyer and Bernie in killer Joe, and we'll talk about that period seems to turn the ship, and he starts working with filmmakers that he'd worked within the past or people who seem interesting in on the forefront of something. And so I think the McConnell San's, rob, I guess for lack of a better phrases just meant he started doing good stuff again. And I would argue towards the end of this podcast. We're actually in a phase where with the exception of the movie we're going to be talking about at the end. He's actually made. More bad stuff in the last five years than good stuff, and maybe more bad stuff than he did in that fallow, period. But nevertheless, let's go back to the very beginning. Rob you wanted to talk about about days as as sort of breakthrough. So what is it about David Waterson that that enraptured you? I mean, I feel first of all this is there is no need to overanalyze him that movie like this moment. Like he's in days and confused, really ten minutes. Maybe. You know, like just jump right? Like his delivery of the line. I get older they stay the same age. It's like this perfect mixture of like, casual and formal that's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older they stay same age. He knows the character knows how good align. It is the actor knows how good align. It is. Like, you take a little step forward. Like in that exact moment. Like, I realized that for the first time that he's wearing like salmon colored pants. Ted Nugent t-shirt. It's just this this beautiful transcendent moment that doesn't need to be belabored. But let's does this guy as a star like just right in that moment. And I the other days that I love rewatching he pulls up alongside another car like a burger joint and the two guys in the other car go off Christ immediately like they can't stand him. But the the driver of the other car a young red headed lady who I believe is Marissa Rabin easy is smitten with him. No, I got my own car. Thank listen to stick the car with now get in with us. But that's all right worry about that later. I will see their. You tell them about the new fiesta tap inning at the moon tower. There's going to be fresh kegs. And it's just I would just I would just follow this man, anywhere. And I watching it again like I feel there's a version of dazed and confused like the studio like focus groups like diluted belabored version of the movie that feels compelled to have an actual plot. And like a moral would make his character not like the villain, but like the cautionary tale at the worst case scenario like you don't wanna end up like this guy, actually like dazed is one of the things that makes it great is like it's a high school movie where at least some of the actors look like they could conceivably be in high school. And so it makes it hard to tell like how much older he's supposed to be than the rest of the people. But I I love the way that like his job is working for the city. Like he says that several times doesn't elaborate at all. But like it's kind of he's he's he's kind of lame like part of what makes Ben Affleck's CARA. Actor lame is that he shouldn't be there anymore. Like, he I think he like flunked a he got held back a few grades or something like he shouldn't be hanging out with these people anymore, and it should theoretically be the same for him. But it's not. But even at the end like when they're on a football field, and he gives the speech about like, it's about living L I V. I N like you can take that as like really profound. You can take that as kind of pathetic. Like, there's a version of the movie where like the plot is like the football player trying to decide whether to sign like the promise not to take drugs or whatever. Like that moment. Could be the football player realizing I don't actually want to end up like this person, you know. And if I agreed not fuck up like even twenty percent of the time, and I won't end up like this person. But like the actual movie can't bear to do that to McConnell. Hey, and like McConnell as performance is too. Good to even make you feel like even a little bit pathetic. Like, it's just it's a very fine line and just uncomplicated -ly beautiful thing. But like when you think about it, it's it's just. It's perfect. He's unquestionably one of our most beautiful statutory, rapists. He's just it's amazing. It's amazing how willing we are to forget that that is literally the point of that character is that he is a predator. And it's like, oh what a charming predator? You know, that is really his power like this is the first significant role that he had and it's it's one of his best roles. It's it's like communicates. A lot about the kind of actor that he is even though he's as you said, rob onscreen for so so little Amanda, what did you think of days? Yeah. I agree with you. It's just kind of an instant stardom. I was on a podcast recently talking about Pretty Woman and the power of that movie and a lot of ways it's just you're watching. Julia Roberts become a star in real time. And it's so rare to see someone in one of their first movies just like before we formed. It's kind of like, okay. You know, you are and sodas the director, and you know, how to be on screen, and like I understand the qualities that you're going. Bring to your other roles like you have just you've got star quality from the gecko. And like he clearly does like dazed and confused. It's kind of his first movie or his first big movie. But also definitely the statement for the rest of his career, or at least the successful parts of his career and people don't often figure it out that early. It's true. It's notable though that it takes a few years for him to find real stardom. You know, even though I think anybody who saw it is inconvenient came out. And it was not a huge box office hit. There's something going on with that guy who is that guy. And then he appears in significant roles, but not necessarily the lead role in angels in the outfield, which I'm sure we all know and love, Bobby Wagner. Our producer baseball fan. I'm certain he's seen it Texas chainsaw massacre of the next generation, which quite bad. He has a small role in boys on the side in which is very charming and his smaller but crucial role in Lone Star, which we've talked about on this podcast before. And then comes a time to kill now. If you're listening to the show, you probably know how much I like the John Grisham adaptations of the nineteen nineties. This was a this was a sub genre that Hollywood thrived on over the years. End of the pelican brief is one of your favorites. Pelican brief the firm is one of my favorites. I'm a big fan of the client. Rob you, and I were having a grand old time recounting some of the ridiculousness of time to kill which I had forgotten and yet still feel entertained in compelled by it's actually quite gruesome story. And if you think Waterson is a sleazebag the stuff that happens in time to kill us awful. It's it's it's essentially a courtroom drama about a man who is on trial play by Samuel Jackson and his lawyer as Matthew mcconaughey, and Matthew mcconaughey is playing essentially modern day Atticus Finch person who is like a he starts the movie out of sort of a wastrel like a slick drunk southern courtroom operator. And by the end of the movie, he transforms into this morally righteous profound. Emotionally resonant figure and this movie is really weird. I cannot believe this movie exists, and so intense, and so upsetting and also features a million famous people, Sandra Bullock is essentially McConnell as right hand woman, who's helping him with the case who understands the law significantly better than mccown as character does Samuel Jackson of courses on trial. He plays Billy Ray Cobb. Kevin Spacey is the DA who comes in from out of town and his quite evil for into Frick. Her plays. Matthew kinda his secretary Oliver Platt places legal partner, Donald Sutherland, I believe plays. His father has dropped. It's like it's not as father. But like the lawyer who gave him his start and is now a drunk sort of wasted. Right. His. Protege. His father figure who has his name is is Lucien Wilbanks sheriff some perfect Girish esque southern writing the reason that I chose this movie is his breakthrough is because it's the the first time that McConnell, hey, is in the center of the frame, the whole time the movie lives and dies by him. And because of its preposterousness, I think almost any other actor wouldn't have been able to pull it off. And of course, there's a very very famous speech at the end of this movie that we're gonna listen to right now. I wanna tell you story. Close your eyes. Tell you the story. I want you. Listen to me what you listen to yourselves. Go