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The Fate of College Football's 2020 Season
"Ridden Berg thank you for taking a little bit of time after what is zoom is an incredibly chaotic day to chat with me. GREAT TO BE WITH IT'S A. Very historic and like you said wild and crazy time right now in college football, we figure out whether there'll be a season if there is who way. Adam Ridden Berg is scrambling to cover college football including the big ten. conference. For ESPN. Adam I want to start by rewinding a little bit actually from your perspective. What last week looked like because as a Friday, it kind of looked like we were GonNa have some college football. There was this path moving forward on that front and so if you had to make a chart. Of how things stood last week of who is in who is out who was on the fence for actually playing college football what would that chart have looked like? It's like an optimistic chart going back to two marsh but certainly even last week I still felt fairly optimistic about the possibility of a season. We had Yukon that announced on Wednesday that they weren't gonNA, play but they're independent. They're not connected to these television contracts like others are even these these group of five. Leagues. And then Thursday into Friday. He was hearing from sources around the sport that, Hey, this Mac meeting that was on Saturday in the mid American conference that was to be significant. That, there was a chance that at least one school was not going to play and others might be in the same boat and the whole league might decide at that point to postpone the fall season and football. It Yo it became clear that we were heading a lot closer to a you know a national postponement or at least a large groups of the College Football Leagues deciding not to play this fall. And so Adam you and I are talking at about six Oh five pm eastern time right now on a Monday so. What happened today and it will I guess what was the first thing that happened today on your feet? Well, again a lot we reported ESPN and others that the the big ten presidents were strongly leaning towards postponing that was on Sunday, and then you're the news that broke overnight was significant that this crash tag we WANNA play movement From Trevor Lawrence of Clemson and Justin fields of Ohio state. Some of the most prominent players in college football were getting real traction I mean this is your became the number one trending topic on twitter for a little while that was sort of the big story overnight and then today it's just monitoring. You know what's going on in the big ten. There's been reports that they've already canceled. That's not a at least as this recording that's not true. The Mountain West. Late, this afternoon did decide to postpone their seasons. So that's the second FBI's conference after the men American to decide not to play football and other sports this year. and You specifically cover the big ten that's your beat, and that's the conference. Everyone seems to be waiting to see what move comes next. So what exactly as we speak now is happening with the big ten this evening. Right. So it appears that the athletic directors are or speaking that's not a huge deal because they talking all the time now in the League but th, there's a sense of when they'll be a formal vote among presidents that hasn't taken place. I haven't heard from many sources that vote among presidents it's imminent but in theory I, it wouldn't take very long for that to take place if the League was ready to move forward with the postponement. So I think the discussions now are regarding timing whether some of the positions have changed around the conference. You've had a number of prominent coaches speak out about their desire to have. A season the big ten Pablo has always been a league. I I've covered it for a number of years that's been largely unified on the big topics and I can't remember a time where you've had a group of presidents that seem ready to postpone for the most part. But then you have many others loud voices in the league like the coaches like the players saying this isn't right. You can't do this. This is a wrong thing to do at this point and so that that's that's a unique spot for a conference has always prided itself on your equal revenue sharing and you're trying to be unified in its messaging.
The Executive Order To Ban TikTok and WeChat
"He went ahead and did it president trump has signed an executive order to block all transactions with tiktok maker Bite Dance, as well as all transactions with Chinese tech giant tencent beginning on September twentieth. Now, it's worth noting that September twentieth would be five days after Microsoft's deadline to acquire the non-chinese parts of Tiktok or not. Quoting the verge, the spread of APPs controlled by the Chinese government continues to threaten the national security foreign policy and economy of the United States. The order reads the United States must take aggressive action against the owners of Tiktok to protect our national security and quote a parallel order. Banda transactions with we chat a texting APP in China that maintains a small user base in the US in both orders, the president names, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act as authority for the move, as well as the national emergencies act effectively naming talks continued operation within the United States as a national. Emergency such. A move is highly unusual and will likely be subject to a legal challenge. The executive branch has the power to levy sanctions against individuals and corporations by them on the entity list as the US did against Y. and Z., t. e. last year but such sanctions are typically put in place by the Commerce Department rather than the White House and Senate to specific rulemaking procedures that seemed to have been short-circuited by surprise executive order. The president also has the power to force the divestiture of US companies from foreign ownership through the committee on foreign investment in the United States or. But doing so also requires a specific process that seems to have been discarded in favor of a broader executive order. It's unclear how the order will affect talks ability to operate in the short term unlike Weiwei Z. T. The company does not require licenses to operate its network and nothing in the order seems to require APP stores to seize hosting the APP. However, it explicitly covers subsidiaries of by dance specifically, the US based TIKTOK division, and we'll apply to any and all financial transfers to and from those subsidiaries as a result. TIKTOK. Likely to seek a stay of the order in court or be forced to abruptly discontinue services as it takes effect and quote. So everyone basically scrambling to figure out what all this means. There does appear to be a loophole in the order because the order has a clause that reads quote to the extent permitted under applicable law and quote. But also, as Alex, tweeted quote, if I'm reading this correctly, it obliges apple to remove chat from the Chinese APP store, which would effectively kill the company's phone business in China. China represents a little under fifteen percent of Apple's global revenue. But at the same time, the order says we chat quote has over one billion users worldwide, which means it's counting Chinese users as we chat users given the references to chat having more than a billion users. It's clearly intended to apply to the APP globally I. think that would be substantially more damaging for apple in China then losing Google services was for way in the West. I. Think and yet this is the US government doing it to both and quote indeed, Bloomberg has a piece of art that we chat is banned from the Chinese APP store. The ramifications would be huge because we chat is a communication and transaction cornerstone in modern Chinese life. Being without chat would be a big enough deal for Chinese users as to essentially possibly kill the iphone business in China, and at the very least would probably be a big deal as to go to China into some major form of retaliation. Now tencent owns wechat tencent has a market cap of six, hundred, eighty, seven, billion dollars. Its stock was down more than ten percent afterward of this executive order came down. As Dan primack tweeted quote the tencent we chat order maybe more consequential for us tech companies because it seems to ban any transactions with tencent tencent invest in lots of us, companies including fortnight maker EPIC Games. Let's play this out. tencent has an investment in read it tencent can't do transactions after forty five days. So must tencent divest within forty five days if not, how would it ever sell trying to get clarity on this to end quote? Yeah I WANNA put aside the questions as to whether or not Chinese apps represent a security threat for the moment. I for one have uninstalled Tiktok on my phone because I don't trust it. But more immediately, I think most in silicon valley are watching to see if there is. Any immediate cascading of retaliatory actions by the Chinese that could put a cramp in wet silicon valley can do globally. Sources are telling buzzfeed news that an all hands meeting Mark Zuckerberg told facebook employees that banning tiktok would set a bad precedent code I. Just think it's a really bad long-term precedent and that it needs to be handled with the utmost care and gravity whatever the solution Zuckerberg said. I'm really worried. It could very well have long term consequences in other countries around the world and quote. While noted that tick Tock Band in India in June was being hit. Now he alluded to the idea that facebook products could become a target for another country. Later, he did however sympathize with the trump administration's national security concerns. Quote. I. Certainly think that there are valid national security questions about having an APP that has a lot of people's data that follows the rules of another country government that increasingly is kind of seen as a competitor Soccer Berg said quote.
Dr. Birx says coronavirus is "extraordinarily widespread" in rural areas
"From Dr Deborah Berg's coordinator of the White House Corona virus passports, telling CNN's state of the union. But I want to be very clear. What we're seeing today is different for March and April. It is extraordinarily rides spread. It's into the rural as equal urban areas and to everybody who lives in a rural area. You are not immune or protected from this virus, and that's why we keep saying no matter where you live in America, you need to wear a mask and socially distance. The US now has 4.6 million cases of Corona virus, and over 154,000 Americans have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Birx warns U.S. in new phase of coronavirus pandemic with 'extraordinarily widespread' cases
"Corona corona virus virus deaths deaths in in the the U. U. S. S. Crosses Crosses 154,000. 154,000. There's There's a a new new warning warning from from a a top top health health official. official. White White House House Corona Corona virus virus Response Response coordinator coordinator Dr Deborah Berg's tells CNN state of the union that the US is in a new phase of the pandemic and that no part of the country is safe. No matter the number of positive cases or reported deaths. We are beginning to see an impact. From the mitigation procedures that many of the state local officials have put into place. But I want to be very clear. What we're seeing today is different for March and April. It is extraordinarily rides spread its into the rural as equal urban areas. Works. His comments come as the U. S has reported Mohr Corona virus cases and death and any other country.
Tropical Storm Isaias nears Florida
"Relief for Floridians still facing the prospect of serious damage from Tropical Storm zaius specialist Robbie Berg. Hurricane warnings for the coast of Florida have been downgraded to a tropical storm warning. It really does look like all parts of the coastal fields. Some effects of the storm. It was just very from location location. Whether it's the wind, rain or storm surge is probably take well into later in the week once the storm reaches Are still closed beaches in parks shut
"berg" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast
"Yeah. Eight at night we ever crossing storylines. I actually found it helped in a weird way like I could cleanse my brain of one show by being in the other right you know and it was like I would lift one weight and put it down and lifted different. Yeah. So now it's but great to justice just. Not, yes, it is a, it is a big. It's funny. I was just having this conversation with somebody I went to the silicon, Valley Wrap Party for the the final one. I found myself having like an oddly good time and I'm ready I don't know if I've ever had like. Time when he's. And I realized that every single silken Barack Party for other people was Yay we finished and in my head I was going we have to start all over again we're at zero Yeah. What the Hell is anybody celebrating right now. This is a disaster. Don't you all get it? Did you grab the mic and tell him I realized I I mean, mentally. I time I mean I it manifested itself my just drinking too much right. That was my interior mom. To drink out of happiness, I drank too much out of joy. Yeah that one time one day. That's right. Well, it seems like things are working out. General Yeah. What did Tom Shales? Nothing although I jumped off of that sinking. True. We were talking earlier about that Conan's the ship that's been thinking for twenty five. Great Long. Think. See. Now you're thinking like me now you've. Centimeters. It's all you might even consider it a floats dome. Did you when you left and went to Seinfeld what did you think was going to happen to the late night show I feel like at that moment it felt like we had left just as the. Plane was taking on, you know what? I mean like I never felt like, oh The extra weight they had. Maybe we were. To decide we were balanced. Ask, literally, anybody else who worked there, they'll tell you. Know at the time I. Think we I mean. We were excited to go back and then we just got something that we could. We'll ALEC. Thank you so much. We have to wrap up. Thank you so much for doors. It's really fun to talk to you. Congratulations you so Much appreciate it and and to you as well. Thank you very much. We started so happy then yes, it was a different time. Still this year. That's the crazy thing. It was twenty twenty don't throw the whole year out. January February incredible months. We had a good six weeks. Yeah. We we have a great way to end this week show. We do. We put out a call and you answered we've finally got a voicemail we did. Yeah we so excited we're GONNA share it with you. that sounds like me during half the. It really does sound like he's doing a you impression. Is the most articulate I've ever been. We'll do you want. I thought. We are ready to answer. I'll take the first four size. Answer the last three I the last three we're definitely for me. I think that that was I had asked people to call in and leave heavy breathing and I think that that was. Okay. What he wasn't suggest this week. Go ahead. So yes, call us the voicemail number is three,.
"berg" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast
"You'd put on the SNL feed and you could see the whatever the band was. Yeah and at that point and I don't know if you ever did this, we would go down because we were our office on the ninth floor right and the emergency stairwell lead directly down into age release shoot Sarah lies. So yours role in locked. Fire Doors. So I remember Pearl Jam was there once and saw them setting up and a bunch of us were like, let's go and we went down and we were kind of standing at the back of eight age and one of the security people came in and they were like six people on one side of a camera and there was me on the other side of the camera and the Security Guy said to those six people star you gotta go and he didn't see me. On the other side of the camera so everybody else got thrown out. So basically, I was standing with the camera guys in the stage. Managers Watch and I think they played five or six songs Oh. Wow and what's crazy is a couple years ago I was just went down and internet hole and I found on youtube a recording of the rehearsal. So I can't remember the guy's name, the stage manager who was there for a hundred years was standing on whoever the host that weeks mark was, and it was like laser jammed. Parral John. and. There's a recording of the private concert that I saw a wow, which was so cool. It's crazy. Yeah and your friends getting tossed. Start dressing in all black. So they think you were camera. I guess I'm just not distinctive and yeah, you're lucky ratted you out. There who don't forget him by seamer remember I. Recall that when they were getting thrown out I did get a couple of looks and people that are like should we? Has So little. Let's. Let's. Oh. Have you done a lot of other performing because you were. You were also in the season finale of Silicon Valley yes. The back of my head yes. Yeah. It's just the way I. Like it Now I'm not a performer at all Robert Duvall. No I don't I don't enjoy it. You'd I seek it out I don't and it I mean the only reason I did it seeks you well the only reason I did it on. Silicon? Valley is I was directing that. And someone was going to have to be the documentarian WHO's asking questions. Yeah. And we were going to hire somebody and then it occurred to me that I was going to be standing behind whoever we hired reading stuff off camera. Yeah and because the format of it was a documentary, it made sense that there was somebody sitting on camera with a list who could ask questions. So it just seemed crazy that we would hire a body double, right? Yeah. It was true documentary. Yeah. What's what's the first show you directed on Jeff Schaffer, Dave Mandel, and I wrote a movie called Euro trip the three of us directed, but a while at the DGA wouldn't allow three person credit. So we drew names out of a cup. And it, which is actually on the DVD of your so go home. Look at your dvd of Euro trip which you have might be in. Politics to your Herman's head. Right next to them box. I didn't end up getting credit on that and then Jeff. To the digi no, no, and I didn't get to the massive your. What's it like having three people? Direct move? Is that a good thing? I'll be honest like it's so much easier than to people because with two people one person can say black and one person can say white and you're stuck. With three P.. Certain can say great yeah. Yeah and then you're triple. So you agreed to have like if one if two against one that that was. We'd worked together for years Yeah Dave was actually at Saturday night live when we were at Coenen. He's the one. Yeah we did. We went to college together. Dave's a year younger. Okay. Dave is actually the one hooked us up with Robert Smuggle. Okay to submit ideas and the I O. Cool. So we got this job through others gave. I mean I think it's ice. When you see through lines of like early connections mean a lot throughout your whole career. When I'm talking to younger people I encourage them to. Form, a tribe of of creative people that kind of all keep helping each other along the way. It's funny that you go to the positive side of. Negative side but. Be careful who you screw trays it's by. that's a good point. But yeah, it's no there's definitely and I still you know I've moved out here in Nineteen ninety-two I still run into people that I kind of think of as like my like we were freshmen together. Right. There's like a guy who you know whatever's if this agency or the student, it's like Oh they're like we're you're part of the same class and there's a bond there for sure that. Together yeah. Yeah. We've seen each other naked and yeah that is really good advice Jesse because early on you're making those bonds I don't think you think in terms of like. Well, maybe this will help me down the and you really think. Either but it. Works out it. It does and yeah for sure. I mean you know the way I ended up getting hired at Seinfeld was I did what I hope was a good job for somebody you know a year before on something else and got a job and they right? Yeah and that definitely I mean TV writing being what it is. You know you spend an enormous amount of time in a small space with people you Kinda WanNa? Make sure that there are people that aren't gonNA. Drive you insane, right so That doesn't mean literally if I could give one piece of advice to anybody starting in show business just don't be an asshole has been ignored by many pupil I'm going to get that tattooed on. Can you talk to us about what you're working on at the moment? Sure. I just finished the final season of Silicon Valley and I've also been working on another HBO show called Berry yes the far they've been kind of alternating. There was a bunch of overlap the how did that cause? You were like all right I'm GONNA create one hit show and then was working artificially created another. I was working on Silicon Valley and I started talking to Bill Hader and we just started rolling rock up the hill and it got to a point where between seasons of Silicon Valley we shot the pilot and then picked it up which was the worst good news i. It is funny. Bill tells this story of like we got off the phone with HBO after they picked up a show and he looked at me and I just looked sick. And he like it was dawning. All my God, we're going to have to do this. Yeah. So then we had to write the first season of it while I was working on. Silicon Valley. So I was going back and forth both riders rooms around the Sony Lot. and. I would literally work at one show from like eight until two afternoon, and then I'd go to the other show from Washington five until..
"berg" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast
"So if we wanted to do any like out in about stuff, we couldn't do it during the week. Oh really ambitious I mean it was packed with comedy. We were doing that was in you know I'm I'm getting ahead of my suffer but when Letterman came as a guest on the show, I remember he was so gracious and the one thing he said is the amount of produced comedy that you guys do on this show every night is just mind blowing. And that visit to me was the that was the moment I think everybody Kinda went wait a minute we might actually survive. Up until that point who was on the Rock Cernan was yeah slamming. Yeah. Like when we first got there I think it was I I want to say it was Tom Shales who had visited for like a week and Conan had been incredibly gracious and giving him an enormous amount of time and access and then Tom Shales and if it wasn't him badmouthing in my apologies but I think it was Tom Shales who just trashed him He was the Washington Post television critic, and at the time he was the last word on right e-. Right. The day view came out quantum is doing a satellite feed with like variety journalists I watched I. Watch him do those. He used to do these affiliate thing you would sit at his desk right and they would put one camera right right in his face and he wouldn't see who he was talking to and they would say. You're going on with you know, W., O. N., in Saint. Louis Right Kelly. Dave in three to and they'd be like, Hey, Larry and he'd have to go. Hey. And they would do like two minutes and thirty seconds. And then it would be like thirty seconds off. Yeah. Okay. Now, we're going to K- Blah Blah Blah, and whatever, and he would have to do and it was seven or eight hours I. think that's exactly right. It was right when he got. The summit and you can watch it on the fee. Will you? He said the first question came up in review just come out that morning yeah and Conan didn't know about. He said he was kinda feeling good. You know like we had a few good shows. Let me ask these reporters. Coffee. And the first question was Did you see Tom Shales Review and just read the worst parts of the review and he had to be like Oh well And them all. Yeah, I remember there was a real like Paul around the offices for a couple of weeks. He said that day he goes after going through that ringer. Yeah. He's still to do a show that day and yet he just went to his office and sat under his desk yeah. Okay and just had to. Yeah. Rumor every day that Oh can years coming in Jon Stewart's coming. We're all fire raw firefight oddly what it did in a weird way. Was it Kinda freed us up like we were all just like you know what? This is a weird idea but screw at like we've we may have lost our lease like. Ten days, we may not have numbers. And in a weird way was the beginning I think of where the show. Just went for it and think that's what. Knowledge History hooked into Oh. These guys are taking big swings and that when Letterman came in I, remember that was you were there when when. So yeah, and it was like you know Letterman was coming back to his old studio for the first time I. Don't think he'd been in the building He had left that show. I think we were all just terrified that I mean he could have come in could've looked around and he could have said Oh. So this is what passes for comedy now and we were done. Emotionally if not everything else run, he was so gracious and so generous that I think we all kind of just felt like. All right. It's out of our hands but the guy who really matters use gave his blessing was beyond generous and no things start turning around a little bit ratings wise after that or at least critics why don't i? Honestly don't remember why I. I. can't imagine that the numbers were. It's. Not like all of a sudden, it was renewed every like find out whether they were renewed every thirteen weeks and around when you were there when you were saying the dark days I, think it was week to week Oh my God when all those rumors I think it was i. think we were week-to-week working there just seems yeah. I think I think that's right. It was like we found out every Friday coming back. And then in. Early Ninety five a year. Later they got the first six months. Things. Start. This doesn't seem that bad. Approval that's not a bad. A. It was interesting to go through downtime like. Little the you know. We also had the Tonya Harding Nancy, Kerrigan right. What fun the and I think the Olympics were on CBS so it's it's funny how I have like these these time stamps. Like the Rangers won the Stanley Cup with Mark Messier I remember right and memory no snow. So yes. Green Day was on the show. And this Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan thing which was a massive right. This is it was on because of because of the time change it was on opposite us. So I remember we did a show and the entire theme of the show is no one is watching right and the whole joke was that anybody could do anything literally no one is watching and I can't remember getting the numbers but I think No one watched then. Yeah that became a recurring bit on the show. Yes. Several years whenever. A bit called nobody's watch. Yes. But I'm pretty sure I would bet that if you look at every single episode of the show from the beginning to now. that. Was the lowest rated show. Ever do one of your moms who maybe yeah. But certainly know Nielsen families. Yeah. So I think we got we may have gotten point zero like do you remember stuff you came up with for the show back then or yeah. Yeah. Some stuff I mean I'm sure I you know I haven't seen any of the many many years but there was a bit that they did for a while after we left and again I'm dating myself by this one of the bits that we did was that they found a a roll of film in the guests dressing room and had it processed. and. So you would shoot I have a great contact sheet on my wall at home. Still that was we shot about forty expressions with George Kennedy. Just put against a wall and you go. Okay happy. Sad confused angry. And then we would just paint box him into like you would shoot a bunch of photos and it's like, oh Yeah, oh. Here's at the CETERA and we did there's just a bunch of random stuff of like George Kennedy had a bunch of squirrels in his hotel just like Donald. goofy jokes but the finding the lost roll of film was one that is one of those. That's a great idea those renewing. There was there was that one I remember I was on the show twice. Wondering about the once I played the Saint Patrick's Day Irish beard I was in giant ear suit and we were because we couldn't air footage from CBS March madness. We were reenacting the game some big shot and I was supposed to take the game winning shot in this giant beard, costume? And I missed it by ten feet. That's making it even funny. Yeah, and then. The. Other one I used to do we needed Robert Duvall and something and we literally went around the table. Does anybody do a Robert Devolve? And I. Don't do a Robert Deniro but apparently, I didn't do divall less than anyone else didn't. Also. Robert Duvall terrified like well, there's no way albeit what are you beat? I'm Robert Duvall Yeah it was me and Louis CK and Louis was George C. Scott. All right. So I and I can't even remember what the schedule is. But for some reason, Georgie Scott and road vol yelling at each other. Okay. So it was one of those clutch cargo's. Did the lips of Robert Duvall. Clutch cargo's were. Yeah. There'd be a still going to see are the moving, right? Exactly. Thank one of the longest running. Oh boy. Yes and those would be late night writing sessions because always based on that day's news. So that wouldn't get underway well, in your case sounds like you'd start riding the one am yeah I mean yeah we'd start at one. We'd get something done by three thirty or four, and I remember calling and leaving voice mails on hair makeup wardrobe props like the set Paul everybody's Voice Mail. Yeah about hey, we need this. We need this we need this albeit at nine thirty. Yeah. Know I'll be sleeping under. Will come on it. It was I mean that was a marathon I mean but it was like sprinting for twenty six miles here in America. So when you got the Seinfeld call you really thank. Easy Street yeah I mean it was four months and we were wiped out. All of that and we were also literally running around thirty rock trying to find. To run stuff by him and like. I remember that I remember sitting in our office and in those days, we all had like a fourteen inch to television that had the NBC feed on it, and my favorite thing to do is Wednesdays..
"berg" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast
"No we we hit the very first paying job Jeff I ever got was writing a script for a show called Great Scott which Toby Maguire was in. Oh, and the guy who played e entourage. Yeah. Irish fellow Frenchman. Yes. So the guys who ran that show Tom, Gamblin Max Cross who had been letterman writers in the early days they ran that show and they hired us to do script and then that show got cancelled but it was a castle rock show and castlerock also produced Seinfeld. So they had been moved over to Seinfeld and that's how we got in the door at Seinfeld. So we got a call from Tom and Max at nine thirty in the morning and they said, how soon can you come over here and there was at Radford which is in the valley and we were living kind of new. York. Yeah. Something that upsets a lot of people. Yeah shocking. Always, remember out any outdoor scene where walking in. New York. Then Yeah. I mean, we had one block of upper west side on the Radford for Rut and recited walks are about three feet. And they built in all these like steam grates and things so it. Could make it look cold. So we get call from Tom and Max and say, how could how soon can you get over here and we said I don't know forty five minutes. Forty five minutes. Later we walked into Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld's office. It was actually great because it's had to. We had I. About a no time to obsess plan and we just walked in and were kind of an and right. You know just talk to them for twenty minutes. Yeah and we walked out and vibe months later no no I mean literally like an hour later we got a call from Tom and Max and they said, Hey, they said you should call your agent we said caller agent about what? Turned out. Wow you got hired at the big. Little humbled. Yeah. No, we We got the big on. That's great but then you know that day we had to call in and thome good news bad news at least I mean it's it's good when you say you're leaving for a show like Seinfeld. For Yeah it definitely, it softened the blow a little bit I think yeah. Yeah. No I remember Conan Bliss incredibly gracious about it and just said, look I totally get it and he's always great when people leave being. Gracious. Yes. So wow you. So you're there for like three or four months. Yeah. Like four months. I'm curie writing team like how never worked on a status met you got paid half as much, right? I think that's right. No No. Actually didn't on half our jobs. We definitely did because we were Burg Amerson Shaffer we got one fee, but in variety because they run everybody's name on every episode, you get paid as an individual entity. Oh cool. Yeah. We got a pay bump and then when we went back to Seinfeld we got a huge pay cut. Yeah. So CONAN was definitely a lot more lucrative than Seinfeld, plus in the early going see went from Sitcom to a variety show back into Sitcom. Did you have to do a lot of mental gymnastics to kind of get in a different I? Don't know I mean to me. It was all just writing premises jokes. Yeah. Yeah and it was pretty like we kind of fell into the at that time and I don't know if you guys still work this way but the monologue. Sketch people were incredibly separated really was like we were literally on opposite sides of the office and every once in a while one of the monologue people would come in and say, Hey, we had this idea for a sketch and we would sort of roll our eyes at. Every once in a one. Idea for monologue joke, go them and they would will their. But. No, I remember the model guys would sit on the floor of this office that was just covered in. We have these things called newspapers and. This was pre internet ninety. So yeah. So there would just be piles of every newspaper and they would just sit on the floor reading them but we were across the offices and when I got there, it was Louis was there right dino's demo topless. Was There Ellie brand was still Roberts Michael's assistant at that point? Right she hasn't been promoted yet. Mike Gordon yes dave. Dave Reynolds. Yup Andy Richter was yeah I kick but also in writer Odin Kirkwood pop in every now and again and just knock ideas around. But that was kind of the room. and. Then all of us really spent an enormous amount of time waiting for Roberts Michael to come back from wherever it was. So he was running for other shows we a lot of times we literally have like us in the bowels of thirty. Rock. Like you know I remember going down to the edit every once in a while, and we used to edit on these giant three quarter inch tape machines that were all super antiquated and it was it was a small room. Yeah and I was explaining to some film it literally is linear. So yeah if you wanted to, you know put three different shots from a newsreel together, you'd have to pop each tape and recorded onto another piece of tape, and if you change the order of anything you had to start from scratch, I can't remember the guy's name but the editor that we always worked with was one of these lifer Shahjahan is. The guy took. Shut up and listen yes audio and it only close your eyes. That's well that's I remember he would also yell at his tape decks do you remember this? Yeah. Come on ladies. And if they were ladies. and. If they didn't work correctly, he would yell at them. Come. Not Now. Chicks. Any new writer that came in was like fresh fodder for all his rules. And then he'd be like now. That's funny. Yeah. But never laugh. It's funny. How like comedy sometimes attract the angriest? Yes. There was a guy that would do the laugh track fixes on Seinfeld for sound mixes. He was the angriest meanest guy and he had this machine and all he did all day long was movies vader's around. Make. Laughter. That's what he did for a living and you had to be nice gene meanest most unhappy guy because if you're mean to the okay no laughs for you. Well, we have two things you would say if you ask for a little bit more of a laugh he go they can't all be hits. And if you thought, he'd put too much laughter on it. He'd go thought it was a comedy. Over and over again you. Yeah. But yeah that chuck. Chuck Gijon. Amazed on like the muster. Liked the muster. Yeah. So I have usually Robert was hiding down there I know hear stories he'd be down there massaging the show. Yeah. It added twelve thirty I. think he the drop dead time was like eleven or eleven thirty and he yeah he usually uses all the time allotted. Yeah. Yeah. So that guys upstairs kind of yeah. Like we shoot the show and we'd come upstairs and weed eat right and sit around I don't know from as I. Recall the show was live to tape at rise at four thirty or five thirty I can't remember I think. I think five thirty. So at six thirty, we come upstairs and weed eat and we'd sit around until one am right I don't know what rating. and. Then at one am we start working? Oh and This is one of the things you know Robert came out of snl right and so the whole like work ethic SNL is like look we're going to stay up eight straight hours and put the show together. Yeah, which is great and you do one show. and. You have some weeks off but Kevin Cocaine yeah and we were doing five nights at that point and doing a bunch of pre tapes and stuff over the weekend. Even right..
"berg" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast
"Inside Conan Colin Unimportant Hollywood podcast. Beautifully done. I'm half of the hosting team my name's Mike Sweeney and you are. Jesse gaskell. We're both riders on the CONAN show. Yeah the. Non Emmy nominated Conan show. Yes. It's Hollywood's fourth-biggest night we really is we were nominated for them as a few times once I went and you know they have bleachers for fans fans, television I. Guess. Just, yell at all, you know are celebrities that are walking by. You know people yelling Conan is like I don't know twenty feet behind him and I'm just like you know K. I just an anonymous schlub and then somebody yelled Hey Lincoln what 'cause I played Abe Lincoln on a few sketches. So I was like to my wife honey please stop. Hold Up. Got Milk this my fan is here. Yeah exactly. What on one moment with his sad man in the back of a bleacher. We did sketch us all the time where the way the sketch would end was figuring out a new way to assassinate Lincoln Oh. Wow. Yeah I think once they had me come out. As. A reanimated head. And I, hear his head, and then the curtain opens again. John Wilkes booth sped comes out in a separate Shar and he has a gun in his teeth and he shoots me Oh, man, it's kind of. An old cliche and the sketch with someone getting shot. Yes. I actually think that works exception. Yes and it. Teaches history. So it's educational as well. It's true. Well, have you been? Are you still sewing? I am still I was actually showing right before this really when is your sewing time like is? I'm serious like stressed out I don so all the time like late at night seems not good. That's like silence of the lambs slowing down in. Only so skin suits at night. During the day it seems like the right that's nice. I put on some music and I was listening to a Jimmy Buffett. Record. Okay not just any music. You're so into buffet. We have a great interview do you have a great interview? The please this is one that we recorded a long time ago but we've been sitting on it. Maybe the pandemic was in Wuhan and we were all just like. Oh, China get your act together. We mentioned in the podcast a pandemic would never come here. Right and if it did, it would never last more than a month and even if it did, it would never shut down television production most hallowed occupation. In this country, we talk to Alec Berg who if you are a fan of television I think you're a fan of his sees one of the minds behind Silicon Valley and Another reason we want to talk to him was he was one of the very first writers on late night with Conan O'Brien was, and then he left he and his writing partner left to right on a show called Seinfeld. Am I saying that right? Does he regret that move will find out? Here's Alec Berg. It's the cans on, and then what is this podcast? Today. I don't do. Really don't. Yeah. We were wondering how much of this territory will be trodden but we think people have an oh good. That's great. I, don't know that a lot of people know that you wrote for Coenen. So that's exciting. Yeah. People don't know that I write for any. Buried in your resume, we should introduce you Alec Berg Hello Welcome to the podcast. Thank you well. Thanks for doing this. Thank you for Friday on a Friday afternoon in Los Angeles. Yes. So far this is going great. It is. Actually. Very well, I don't know if you're being sarcastic but I think it's great. I'm assuming it's all sarcasm. I assume every interaction I ever had with anyone as Sarka. Sometimes. See I actually have the opposite where I'm often being sincere and people think I'm being that happens to me a lot where every once in a while I'm sincere. People just assume the boy who cried wolf. Yes. So you gave it up and. Mostly, quit Alec of this incredible resume. But the one thing a lot of people don't know about you is that you wrote on late night with Conan O'Brien. I did briefly in Nineteen ninety-four that started in February of ninety that would have been ninety four. Yes. Show we got there for show ninety nine how Jeff Schaffer ny who I worked with Maven ears were writing team. Yes. So we got there yet in February we got there there were nine massive blizzards that winter they still talk about the winter of one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, New York is like one of the worst ones ever and. For eight of them, oh. Wow. So it was like blizzard and then the snow would start to melt and then another blizzard and so that's my memory of trying to get to thirty rock over. Ten feet of snow on the sidewalks allow you ll already living in New York? No Jeff and I moved out to La in the spring of ninety two and we had been trying to get half our jobs and we had gotten tiny nibbles of things here and there and just enough to keep us in macaroni and cheese. Yeah. When CONAN started hiring, we met with him. We were actually jeff and I met with Conan the day he moved to new. York, we went to his apartment that was on doe heaney. You know near what was then chases, which is right on now. So. He just said whatever you like. But we meeting with him and literally his car came to take him to the airport while we were talking to him and I remember him. Pacing. Around and looking out the window and he said, do I need to leave now? He's here. I'm supposed to talk to you guys, but is it rude that he's sitting down? They're ready to take me and like. Yeah. Yeah. This this is so you can leave them waiting for our. It was weeks before he became unbearable. Now, the driver's sits out there for weeks. It was literally the moment that he left. Allow and you guys were meeting with him about something unrelated know about writing though, right show he an Robert had started to sort of like Robert Staff. Yes had started to talk to some people and Jeff and I met with count and then we wrote a submission packet and Robert Spinal Being Roberts Michael. We didn't hear back. and. Then we got a job on a half hour show starring then unknown Jeff Carlin. Show as you may have guessed, didn't go anywhere. And then we got the company that produced. That show also produced a show called Herman's head, which I know you've seen. and. So we were working on Herman's head and we got a call from Roberts model and he basically said Okay can you start tomorrow and we'll ed what do you mean how? Can you start exactly I mean almost literally that and we're like will first of all, we send that stuff in months ago and never heard anything second of all. No, we took an adjustment. -tated. He's like nobody told me you took another job. In the months ago but as luck would have it, Herman's head as you know got cancelled. I'm a real head head. Yeah. Although it didn't it went on hiatus. So we went on hiatus like you know they they shortened the order and it all but got cancelled. So we called them and said, hey, were around. So that's why we started at show ninety nine. And not at the beginning, right. So we went out there in February and work for three or four months. Yeah and then we were under option to Herman's head. So we had to come back and they didn't pick it up. Okay and once we had moved back to La we were sort of waffling or like it just been through the worst winter of US history. Yes and then we were talking about coming back to Conan, and then we got a call from some friends of ours that worked at another show called Seinfeld which you also might have heard of, yes. Not Herman's head but. At the same point? Getting, you're going even Steven. Yes the scale. Comedic. But so we hired Seinfeld. So then we had to call Coenen back and say we're really sorry. Yeah. But we have this other thing and so we ended up working there and that was the end of our with Seinfeld. Edited ever since Yes. Yes. I did Seinfeld had been on when we started working there it was already the number one show. Has Done I don't want to say they had done all the good episode. Because I was there for slightly more than half of them. But it was an established show. Yeah it was. It was already. Yeah Getting, made in the Mafia really had you know met Jerry you're or learning?.
Google's Dave Burke Talks Android 11
"Hello welcome to all about android episode, four, hundred, eighty, two, it on Tuesday July. Twenty, first twenty twenty, where your weekly source latest news hardware and APPS for the faithful I'm now. And Ron Richards. And Florence Ion. Hello, hello, three of you joined. With a fourth, actually, we have a fourth person. The Brady box squares joining us today. Return guests to the show. We've now had you on enough time, so we can say you're definitely friend of the show Dave Berg who was the VP of engineering for Google for android. APP. How you doing Dave? Thank you. L. Community back I'm, excited to be here. Absolutely we're always excited to get you on, and we feel like we've kind of like struck gold when we can have needle that works on the ANDROID team on the show, especially this close to the launch of the next big version of android. Of course, android eleven were deep in the in the waters of the Beta right now. I've been running it on my Pixel xl. Flow riding. I'm I have not installed it online, but I'm living vicariously through flow and. Flow and Jason Dave. What is the most exciting point new role out is when the Beta on for the first time you get those first early reviews, or when it's finally rolled out as the final release. The final release all already anticlimax, everything's working, and so we're not too worried about a Beta, the first. Not The first of all reviewed with the first data is the one that I most nervous, because that's when all of the things that meeting working on SORTA. Come together, the narrative comes together and subways loader at that point to make sure we actually added something that makes sense. PASA. Just good, but we all. Right for sure I mean when you're doing a public Beta. You're doing that I beta. It's really kind of a symbol from Google to say hey, we feel confident enough in this. That is not going to totally wreck your phone. You know through some weird random occurrence that happens. It's going to be pretty safe. It's going to be relatively stable. Nothing's perfect of course, but it would be. It would be kind of difficult to release that and realize Oh. Wait a minute. We actually did miss that thing and it's. It's turning your device too much, so let's reverse that so I. Imagine there's lot of nervousness around. Yeah exactly do we always going to be tested? We call it. A lot of Kugler will use the bills early on, but it's never the same as going broadly in others can wifi access points me out and seeing devices. We haven't seen the Turks are absent installed himself getting up. Water Reaches Sube reporting for US getting the feedback from the community is just as critical to to make it all work together. For sure and you've had a little bit of uncertainty obviously everybody has had some uncertainty with this work from home. A little bit might be the wrong choice of words there, but it's kind of played. A had an effect on the schedule a little bit as well. How has that like? How has that been? You had an idea for the roadmap through. Developer previews and into Beta and then he kind of had extended a little bit. Why why the extension and how? How was it navigating through that? Yeah question I think. The biggest challenge isn't the length of time working from worse at the transition from work in the office, working from home, and so you know I think as we all know. It was quite a quite are quite. Our world turned upside down routines. Mess up and it'll be. We're getting up at home to work from home as RB. A lot of work to do on our tooling so that you could use for example, high-powered desktops are on your desk in the office. devices debugging at home, and like making sure plumbing rolls out works remote add and things like that and so. There was kind of a point or lost productivity really over few weeks to get back up, we actually tracking our internal. Sales so changeless Alec the flow of changes are going through. The team probably dropped him at seven eight percent I would say in the work from home shifts. And so that you know that kind of added up And, so we decided schedule back a couple of weeks. I'm actually rivalry keeps going like I I mean I think actually I mean. Everybody TAP to this this. We're all working your own but it was nice. Especially see my team to make out. Adopt adoption and keep things moving along.
Trump Administration Aims to Block New Funding for Coronavirus Testing and Tracing As Schools Try To Re-Open
"As school districts scrambled open in the middle of the coronavirus, pandemic educators at Colorado Eh across the nation say they'll need more. Support from the federal government. If they're going to open safely, school districts will need more teachers, substitutes and custodians more buses for social distancing and personal protection equipment Denver area high. School Teacher Emily Mohan Berg says teachers are eager to see their kids again, but many are also terrified. We don't know if we're going to have to purchase our own hand sanitizer kids going to be responsible for. Does that mean that I should also go by my own box of disposable? Disposable masks just in case, one of my students shows up without one new guidelines released by the American Federation of Teachers Call For holding back on reopening schools in districts until the number of new covid nineteen cases drop for at least two consecutive weeks. The Union is also calling for ramping up the capacity to test trace isolate each new case President Donald. Trump is threatened to withhold funding unless schools reopen and points to Germany, Denmark and other countries where schools have. Have reopened without problems
What do Pac-12 and Big Ten decisions in going conference-only mean for college football?
"Conference makes a major decision that would have a big impact on the upcoming college football season. It's become the second power league after the Big 10 to announce its cancelling all of its nonconference games for football and all other false sports in response to the ongoing Corona virus Pandemic. ESPN analyst at a Briton Berg says he expects the rest of the conference is to follow suit. I just think it's going to be harder for the league to go out of conference and feel That they can have those games put on safely, especially when you're having the travel component factored into it. Commissioner Larry Scott says this and flexibility for a later start after students have settled back on campus, not because of what's happening. In the training room or doing the strength and conditioning workouts. It's the socialization that's happening amongst young people that are back on campus and excited and happy to see each other. Each Pack 12 team will shave three games off its 12 game schedule, including US sees marquee matchups against Alabama and Notre Dame. Rain
Five shot dead after hostage situation at South African church, police say
"Five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early morning hostage situation at a long troubled church near Johannes Berg, South Africa, a statement said. Police and military responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, where they found four people shot and burned to death in a car and a security guard shot in a different car. Six other people were injured. Police say they rescued men, women and Children who had been held hostage. It appeared to be living at the
Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review
"A federal judge is stopping the controversial Dakota access pipeline until there's thie environmental Review finished and by doing so, he's siding with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe over a Texas based energy company. The news was apparently so unexpected. The tribes lawyer calls it's stunning. The pipeline's been operating for three years, and US District Judge James Boas, Berg wrote. He's mindful of the disruption it'll cause This comes more than two months after he said the pipeline remained highly controversial under environmental law. No comment from the
6-Year-Old Boy Shot to Death in Northeast Philadelphia
"A six year old boy is dead after being shot in the chest Sunday afternoon in northeast Philadelphia. It happened around one o'clock in the homes, Berg neighborhood. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told NBC 10 that investigators are still combing through evidence still trying to piece together what exactly happened interviewing witnesses. Several kids worth E. Kendrick Street home when the boy was shot, along with at least one adult or as an adult in the home with the Children. The six year old and other younger Children and the neighbor transported that adult and the young boy to the hospital sources say Police are investigating whether one of two Children present accidentally shot the boy. Adults inside the home are being
6-Year-Old Boy Shot to Death in Northeast Philadelphia
"A six year old boy is dead after being shot in the chest Sunday afternoon in northeast Philadelphia. It happened around one o'clock in the homes, Berg neighborhood. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told NBC 10 that investigators are still combing through evidence still trying to piece together what exactly happened interviewing witnesses. Several kids worth E. Kendrick Street home when the boy was shot, along with at least one adult or as an adult in the home with the Children. The six year old and other younger Children and the neighbor transported that adult and the young boy to the hospital sources say Police are investigating whether one of two Children present accidentally shot the boy. Adults inside the home are being interviewed.
White couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family
"White Michigan couple are facing criminal charges after one of them pulled a handgun on a black family in a confrontation that was captured on cell phone video are Jennifer King, Erik and Gillian Westerberg were arrested after Wednesday night's confrontation outside a chipotle in Orion Township in charge on Thursday with Polonius assault to wake a Hill, who's black, told the Detroit News. The confrontation happened after the white woman bumped into hills teenage daughter as they were entering the fast food restaurant in video posted online. The women can Seen arguing and after someone steps behind the worst inverse vehicle, Gillian Westerberg jumps out and points a handgun in the direction of a person who's recording screaming for people to get away from her and the car. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says the couple both have concealed pistol licenses but had to turn over all firearm is the condition of being released on bond. After the video surfaced. Eric Wilson Berg was fired from his job at Oakland University near Detroit. I'm Jennifer
White woman caught on video pointing gun at Black woman and daughter during argument
"An update to a story we've been telling you about here on W. W. J and northern Oakland County couple charged with Felonious assault. After a confrontation outside a Chipotle restaurant and Orient Township will face a judge in two weeks. Julian and Erik Westin Bird were given given personal personal bond bond during during an an arraignment arraignment yesterday. yesterday. They They had had to to turn turn in in their their guns. guns. They They can't can't leave leave the the state state video video of of the the incident, incident, which which involved involved Julian Julian Western, Western, Berg, Berg, pointing pointing a a gun gun at at a a black black woman woman and and her daughters on Wednesday, has now gone viral. Their attorney, Dean Greenblatt, tells us those videos don't tell the whole story client We're fearful for their lines. They're fearful for each other's lives. And that they were going to be attacked. They used non deadly force. Repel threat argument all started when a daughter said she was bumped into while going into the restaurant.
Officials announce 14-day quarantine for travelers coming into Chicago airports from COVID-19 hotspots
"Greg Abbott is declaring a public mask mandate effective today and in Chicago is now requiring travelers from certain hot spots to quarantine for two weeks. This will impact people from 15 different states for states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Montana, announcing record highs in daily reported cases foxes actually Stromeyer Nationwide. Yesterday's 55,000 reported cases is the most in one day in the U. S. President Trump gives an early Fourth of July speech of Mount Rushmore. Tonight, there's a military fly over a fireworks show. Aboutthe wildfire risk from the fireworks Healthy Cody Attorney General Jason Rounds, Berg tells Fox were always worried about it. But we've taken proper precautions to mitigate those potential damages, and I think we're going to be just fine. Today. America's listing to Fox News Thiss
Netflix to Invest $100 Million in Black Community's Financial Institutions
"Joined today by Bloomberg Entertainment reporter Lucas Shaw and Lucas Netflix is pledging $100 million to help black communities in the United States. Where is this money going to go? Do we know It's going to go to financial institutions that in some way lent money to or support black communities. A lot of institutions will be black owned or Or black lead, you know, One of the 1st 1 is Hope Credit union whose CEO Blackman and Bill Bynum, another $25 million is going to the Black Economic Development Initiative, which is a new fund that's gonna invest in black of financial institutions. But the big goal here is to try to take out of some of their cash and give it to institutions that can help facilitate investment in black communities and that the initiative was inspired. In large part by theory of research on the racial wealth gap on how much less capital a lot of black Americans have access to than the average white Americans. For example, besides the benefit of the direct access to money that these communities will now have What does it say that a big companies like Netflix is doing something like this? You know it send the real signal to a lot of the other big companies in the U. S. And around the world. This is the second pretty significant action that that Netflix our CEO Reed Hastings has taken Reid Hastings. Donated $120 million of his own fortune, historically black colleges and universities and I think that was really hoping that this particular commitment will inspire other companies to do the same because Netflix compared to some of the other big tech company has a relatively small amount. Of cash on hand. It's got about $5 million right now. That sounds really big. But then when you think about the fact that companies like Apple have hundreds of billions of dollars in cash, and they're bound sheet if they committed Tio investing some of that money or shifting some of that money Into some of these other financial institutions. That could really be a huge benefit the black communities across the US well, and then that makes me wonder how much weight does Reed Hastings carry in the tech community? I mean, the fact that he's done this Is this likely to inspire others? He carries a lot of weight. I have to say, you know, he is somebody who is very well respected by his peers. He was one of the co founders of Netflix. Prior to that, he found it a couple of other tech companies. He used to sit on the boards of both Facebook and like a softy with the biggest tech companies in the world, and he is really somebody So I think it's seen as one of the leaders in that community that being said he is a little bit of a lone wolf. He kind of he does keep to himself to a certain extent. On doesn't put himself out there in the same way that that may be a mark Tucker Berg does he sit. He has very specific causes that he focuses on me spent a lot of his adult life. Investing money and education, which is why his personal investment in the HBC use without a shock. But you've seen him come out pretty strongly following the death of George Floyd and kind of position Netflix as as a leader trying to invest in black communities, and if if that's going to be a place that he puts his time on energy and money, I think he'll probably push a lot of his peers to do the same. Lucas. Not a lot of time left. But is he doing any work at home if you will, because Netflix doesn't have any black executives. Yeah, it's the 3rd 92 at Netflix really does have to improve its own diversity, especially senior leadership position. None of it really is a black. It has one black board member. But that is something that executives the company acknowledge. Must be worked on in the years ahead. Lucas.
Rayshard Brooks funeral held in historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
"On June twenty third the world watches funeral services were held in Atlanta for a shot Brooks the young black man husband and father who shot and killed by a lot of police it happened in the mist of ongoing unrest in the nation following the deaths of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement services were works were held at Ebenezer Baptist church our deepest condolences I represent and the pastor of Our Lady of lords the mother church for black Catholics here in Atlanta since nineteen twelve and on behalf of the Catholic community we bring you our deepest condolences and I pledge to continue to stand for justice stand for justice for racial art and all of those who have suffered at the hands of cruelty and violence listen now to a reading from a book of wisdom the souls of the just are in the hand of god and no torment shall touch them they seemed in the view of the foolish to be dead and they're passing away was thought and inflection and they're going forth from us utter destruction but they are in peace four if in the eyes of man indeed they be punished yet is there hope full of immortality chastised a little they shall be greatly blessed because god tried to them and found them worthy of himself as a gold in the furnace he proved them and as a sacrificial offering he took them to himself those who trust in him shall understand truth and the faithful shall abide with him in love because grace and mercy are with his holy ones and his care is with his elect sisters and brothers the word of the lord thanks be to god I am rabbi Peter Berg from the temple and their congregation stands today with our brothers and our sisters and this beautiful family to offer our profound condolences teaching I don't know I ain't got time veteran I like because he he Shamma nine of a rock god gives and god takes away blessed be the name of our god from the profits Mike chapter six versus six to eight you ask with what shall I approach the lord humble myself before god on high shall I approach god with offerings or with cavs in the first year will god be appeased by thousands of rams where tens of thousands of streams of oil shall I give over my first born to atone for my transgression where the first fruit of my belly for the sin of my soul he has told you oh man what is good what does the lord require of you but to do justice to do justice to love kindness and to walk humbly with your god I'm in family and friends a member Dr any shell get three I am honored to serve as the dean of the chapel at Spelman college and I've been charged with bringing the gospel reading this morning in our reading comes from the gospel according to Matthew chapter eleven verse twenty eight through thirty where Jesus says to his disciples come to me all you are who are weary and archaic carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls for my yoke is easy and my burden is light this is god's word for god's people
The World is Watching Us
"Why it matters spends a lot of time discussing how things that happen around the world of us at home. It's kind of our thing. But today we're GONNA flip that around because the killing of George Floyd, the protests against police, brutality and systemic racism, and the administration's response are not only unfolding here in the united. States the world is listening to and depending on where you are, the echoes can sound different. To better understand how this is playing out, we turn to two American journalists who've spent their careers. Reporting abroad will ask them to give us their own thoughts and experiences, and to describe what America looks like right now through the eyes of those who are watching from afar. They told us to places Africa and Hong Kong. I'm Gabrielle Sierra and this is why it matters today. Diplomacy starts at home. This kind of reminds me how throughout history and on I've studied history and political science, and throughout history, America's goal and mission of trying to go around and promote democracy and human rights around the world has constantly been undercut by how they treat minorities and particularly African Americans at home. I'm Keith Rich Berg I'm currently the director of the journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong, but I spent most of my career about thirty four years as a reporter and correspondent for the Washington Post. During the Cold War The old Soviet Union. Propagandists used to take great pleasure in pointing out. How Black Americans were treated in the American south during the Jim. Crow, era. Know the propagandists during the Vietnam War would like to point out how American blacks were being treated that we were not able to really as strongly as we wanted to stand up against the apartheid regime in South Africa in its early days, because the apartheid regime in South Africa was in many ways modeled on the Jim Crow segregation laws of the American south, so I think throughout history, America's stated mission and goal of promoting democracy and Human Rights and Roosevelt's four freedoms around the world have constantly been undercut by enemies who are willing to point out the hypocrisy of America's positions in America's promotion of human rights by saying before You Cup lecture US wanted you deal with their own problems at home. It's quite painful for me because I do have both experiences you know living in, America when Nigeria I do have both us. I've experienced racism in America. My name is Chico Odwalla. I am an independent multimedia journalist I am based in West Africa and I cover the entire continent for various international media outlets. Killing of George Floyd was very jarring. It was a wakeup. It was a brutal awakening for people who actually don't quite believe. Racism is as real as African Americans say that it is. You still got people who don't believe. It's that strong. Who believe that it's from the past that there have been many moves towards overcoming you know some people still believe that. America is a post racial society so for this incident. This killing of George Florida's like Oh. Actually it's still there and we saw it on TV we saw this guy breathing for his life for nearly nine minutes. So that aspect it is a rude awakening. It's really provoking some nations to look inward. Look at their own injustice for example in France. A people they're calling for an end to the chokehold that some police officers us, and so they're having debates on how to handle people
"berg" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Yeah and Michael. I'm sharing. This is Michael. I don't believe it right. Shaw I hear this voice hilarious. Go Fuck Yourself Joe. Because I think it's my friend Joe. Yeah playing a prank on me. People always hear these kind of prank mistakes so often. I hang up on Joe Wright the fo the phone rings back again and and it's Michael Eisner and this is Michael. I don't know who joe is. I'm this is Michael. Eisner all Mr Eisner. I'm sorry I'm sorry. I'm sorry I'm sorry. I thought you were somebody else that is like I'm I'm calling about your show Catherine. I'm calling about your show wonderland now. They basically just told me they're going to cancel. That are now like kind of working in ages like cancer in your show. And we'd done nine of them know. We hadn't been scheduled to do ninety eight nine scripts. I am deeply passionate. This is before the rent right. This is like my big move before the rundown and he says you know I've seen is shell about mental illness and let me just take one thing. It's diarrhea Matt thank you. Here's you can tell me it's creative going to tell you it's creative diarrhea. You can tell me it's it's stimulating in its original tate stimulating original diarrhea. You could tell me important. I'll tell you it's important diarrhea and there's no important diarrhea. Peter. I'm like okay. I got it I got it. Thank you it's like. Yeah okay so we have a problem. And that's what he's just killing me because my wife loves the show. She says it's the best thing we've got we've got to put it on the air and like. Oh your wife has very good taste sir. I admire that is like I want to show to be seventy percent medical and thirty percent little psychiatric diarrhea. I'm like sixty forty seventy seventy thirty. Thirty Diarrhea Seventy Medical. He wants me to turn it into Er. Yeah I'm like sixty forty fifty fifty and you got to pick up. I go deal and so I've made that deal with him. Yeah we had to recast and turn it into kind of half. Doctors saving lives and have But there's still some really good episodes. They're made the angry ended up doing I think we made eight To made the air and they killed it but then Do you can get them there on Netflix for awhile. There they were they were. They were wild shows yet. I remember it seemed really wild so a couple of things I forgot I had this other memory I remember. There's another time where we went to burroughs. First Wedding in Kentucky Heroin Addict fainted. Do Remember that I remember being at a table. Not Knowing anything about Hollywood. Must've been ninety four ninety. I don't remember when it was and I'm sitting there with you and your wife your first wife Elizabeth and I'm sitting next to Elizabeth Shue and everybody knows Hollywood whisper shoes telling me about being in leaving Las Vegas hasn't been out yet grocery fairness and almost but every I guess like all bets were on it. It was an obvious sort of like well. Good luck with the move. I knew nothing and just remember her being so cold and so horrible and your wife was rough to she was she could be rough as ole intimidating like the easy to be rough two because you are sort of like super primly you always just dangerous like no one knew what the fuck was going to come out of your mouth. They still don't. You're you're you cared but you didn't hear and and you're kind of on your own path so these women. Nobody really knew what to expect from you and they couldn't just write you off. Is his like weird dude from Boston. Right. Because you had too much swagger for that and I think you know just sort of like well maybe that guy land but well yeah but like for a woman like my ex-wife released his shoe. You're going to be like me. They don't know what to make of. You said they're going to like clam up and not a lot. Because you're you're you're kind of like a human weapon system in your did you you Mr Swagger like look when I was dating Whitney comes yeah like she would talk about you like with God and I'm like Marc Maron might go to podcast security. Careful mark you don't know what he's capable of. I'm like what are you talking about? No you don't know what he can do to a person might come. I you know so when he was a slight jet a little bit younger than us. She says she says I tell them. I know I saw. I went to the store and I said I was going to interview. We're going out. Yeah Yeah Yeah. She's always there. I mean that was. I can't quite a woman. Yeah you guys still okay. I mean I love her just as I said to her. After several months of dating back you are a lot. You are the first to admit that I would say yes but as as generous loving intelligent right the work ethic is unlike anything I've ever seen She's let's Nice. You will always love in my heart and your kids are good. My kid is CA. I don't know if there's kids our you only have one kid. Just one son. He's A freshman at university get along with the two very well. The exit was media. We get along very well. We're just intense intense in mean to join the party that she's still in the business. She actually works for my company. Oh really yeah. She's doing she's great. She's a you know something that crossed and do you find it. It's hard to find people that you trust the longer. You're going to see the weird thing about my business is very small. Is that You know I've got my business partner with my producer of this show worked with for decades and spread out. I don't know how to Delegate delegate stop so that's why I have a small world you have a big fucking production. I got a whole company and Nike. No one hundred people working there now and it's interesting how it's it's just hard as you get older to find people that they you know they can trust that you can count on next. Sunday you wake up and you know you're the oldest guy in the room you're the boss and you look like we gotta get someone to solve this problem and you realize you're the guy you know at the end of the day. I'm happiest writing and directing you know movies and TV shows and learning how to manage a company and have a business each department each one of these subsidiary. These departments have heads. Yeah they all have a head and then I have a great like CEO who this Guy Mack. Goldberg who's a really great businessman. Yeah can experience but still I have to assume some responsibility for understanding you know how much cost human resort to human resources people in three accountants. And I'm like what's going on you know like It's turned into a real company of E. But you definitely have to trust people. Yeah you have to delegate entrenched and you realize that you know. They're just not a lot of people out there that you can trust here. Not Not untrustworthy. But if you're looking for people to kind of grow a business or you're doing you you've got the brain of opening up a larger operation and that requires other people doing their job right and and as I say as as like I don't know Tak is. It may sound as I get older. I realize you know in business. The most important job by far is the person that can divorce the other person from their money right so I've got to be directed movie. I have to be able to go and look at the my bosses at universal or net flex wherever it is looking in the eye and say. I need a ridiculously large amount of money. You need to give it to me. I am going to take it. I'm going to make up the story and film in Spain. I'M GONNA make a movie. I'm going to give it back to you and people are going to make a lot of money and you're going to say thank you to me. Yeah so give me that my most important for the hardest job at the end of the day. And if you're in business like that's what we do our sellers reproduction coming and finding people that can actually go out and close deals and bring the work in a very very hard skill set to find. No kidding there's something you is. Is there some sort of like thing that you WanNa do that? You haven't accomplished with the movie's just so I'm I'm I'm Lena. Like Make Your Oscar movie. I WANNA I WANNA make a love story so the film. I'm I'm doing a I'm writing it now And I and I always joke. If if if like I'm always on people I've made what you're working on. Making less movies are very violent early but I actually our kind of love stories just generally tend to be about a male brotherhood Camaraderie but I'm I'm a joke for a that. WanNa make love story classroom doing you know. I would always be in the middle of some giant action sequence. And I'm like I just want to be on a beach with a boy and a girl a bottle of wine in south of France on a camera kissing and they're crying I don't want this shit man and I joke but the truth is I do WanNa make love story so I have a have the idea and I'm writing it now. This is GonNa be big departure for people. It's still pretty twisted. And there's a military component to it but it's it's thank God won't disappoint your fans if there's a lab store good talking to you pal. I love you. I thought it was going to be That you're going to just I don't know what I thought worked out good. You seem seem relaxed. Nicer when you're older bat and work for you. I'm relaxing next time. You see 'em electric to and you didn't attack like Whitney Cummings said why would I do that? She's tired Askar. Say why. Computer scare people know attack. Pete Berg Well. How does that and never know? But there's a hammer on your desk now. I wouldn't have been a hammer. And you knew you weren't gonNA say anything. DidN'T WANNA say. What am I going to? Why are people scared of you? Because I'm intense. I think you're that knowing. No if you know me you see the people make assumptions of Metoo. Yeah people think I'm intense. I mean I'm not gonNA. I heard that you like at are prone to sometimes physically guiding your camera people around the set. Knock them around. Go move move because I'm trying to get the shot and they're not getting it and I got to help them but not not hurting. I never heard I nine. I forgot to bring that. I have probably done well. Well good luck in Thanks for putting me in the movie and looking forward to the military component in the new love story..
"berg" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Cards and pens in did what James Mangled his system which is take you color coded according to character and I would Kim home. All the actress going out partying going back to my room and we'd start writing out like seen one. This character is character getting her wedding. Licensing Toussaint three and until I and I would lay the cards out. Come back every night and lay the cards out and I had to push all the furniture seconds room so small and had this whole floor. My Room and some was all right. Yeah my script and it came back one day in the cleaning lady had put all the cards away and I had numbered them. Something all fucked and I talked to on the please don't do that. I'm writing a script and she's like we're scrapping to movie and I'm like what she did a movie about and I tell her eight and she and her name Jennifer Lopez her her name was Elena and she I start telling Elena about this movie is going to be about four guys that go to Vegas. Accidentally kill a hooker the barrier in the woods. And she's like my writing Mu. I'm telling you and she's like what's GonNa Happen next. Well I'm like well. Then they're gonNA they're gonNA come back one of them's wreck view about to read. They're gonNA kill him so Oh i hit right answer she. I've got the room. My whole room is the script is all over all over the walls and the crazy rent living in my script here and I'm deep into it and I'm going to work and I just want to come back and right. Yeah come back and I tried to put my key in the door and the door won't open right what's happening you know. There's like magnetic going on the lobby. I'm like my key. All manager comes up Mr Berg we had. We had a problem to change rooms. What the system. That's I can barely see what I'm sorry but it was a problem. Come with me so we go. I mean you know I was on the third floor and back right yet so we go out and down around like the thirty fourth floor going up and we get off and I go to go. Left to. Cheap rooms are away. She's over this way and we started going to the right toward a good rooms and we start walking down the hall. And we're going by the rooms and suites at the at and we're getting this sweet the double door and it's like the park suite or something and it's getting closer and I'm looking to turn and she walks right up to the park suite and she opened the door and says big ass sweet living room and dining area and they pulled out all the furniture and they laid out my whole script floor and she goes. Elaine has been telling us about what you're doing we at the Essex House. Once you know we support you want to be successful and do it and I still get shelter and I go to finish your script and and that was my first movie very bad things. That's that's where that movie Cam Front and that became the beginning of me wanting to not you know I started. I love acting but then I got bit anyone that hasn't seen very bad things and what we like to say is very bad. Things walked said a hangover could run. Okay Todd that before that we were we were a little bit ahead of ourselves and maybe not quite as organized as the hangover was but we were a dark story set in four or five guys go to Vegas for about party and some very bad things happen after you do very bad things. Does that automatically put you in the running as a director that can do things I mean. How do you get jobs actually? Very bad things was pretty unanimously devastated ravished by the critics right. No one liked it. Well there were couple so this thing about very bad things. Those interesting was for every ten were negative reviews and there were some real bad reviews read and even the things have gotten a bad review in their career here. Read my review of Kennett Taran La Times review very bad tanks. And I've done this a friend of mine. Directors have got freaked out of you. I'm like dude. You have no idea bad review read. Read Kenneth Trans Review. Very bad things. If you have a free moment okay for sitting on a toilet but for every ten there would be one great review right. Yeah they're just be just enough that I'm like going through this disaster of like the film didn't make any money and I'm getting bad. Reviews literally threw up at one point and I was like devastated. And I get a call and it's from A guy named Ron. Meyer ran universal. Cad is very powerful guy. He's calling me international call and he's with David Geffen and Steven Spielberg on vacation on a boat and they had just watched very bad and they and Stephen gets on. He's like I love this movie. David Geffen gets. I'm Pete you made me laugh. I needed a laugh as David. Geffen and GM Spielberg. And I'm I'm getting ravished by the critics and then run Myers like p you gotTa make a movie Fresher University. You've got to and that it was that moment. Got Me the rundown move between jobs movie which yeah that was my for now but it went from like. I was tired I was done. I managed to but we didn't talk about that. So you finish your script for very bad things. Then how'd you set up the Miami Guy I got? I'm Christian slater to be in it. Yeah who Had A little juiston was huge star. They had a latitudes and I got Cameron Diaz. Who had just done a mask? Yeah I got Jon Favreau who no one knew right. I Got Jeremy. Piven who knowing new In Dana starred Christian slater that put was the Trigger for the money. And you did it independently. You're set up his so. We did it independently with this company. Graham King who went on to make a fortune. Who did he produced the queen movie and Yeah and others But the whole movie was hinged on Christian slater okay and it took US months to close his deal. We have that much money to pay them and finally we closed the deal and like three days before supposed to start shooting. Christian. Cosby's we're in. We're doing it here. And I'm like great because it's celebrate and we go out and I didn't know Christian that well yeah and we Christian at the time could really go. Yeah and we were really going at certain point. I'm like I gotta go home. You know. Search Yang three days and I go home and it five in the morning the next day I get a call from lawyer of the company. That's putting up the money you watching it like what is your t turn you fucking TV on now and it was actor. Christian slater arrested for attempted murder of police officer that night that night after I left and I'm like we've been rich. Spent three months trying to get the movement. You can google all in Kristen win a little hard and was went to another couple of parties. After I went home and the cops came to one of them and suggested that he you know leave here you got a little tussle at the COP. And Somehow got the cups gun and they. They don't like that. Yeah so we he. Miraculously it was able to stay in the movie and go to jail after the movie wrapped Because then he leaned up cleaned up and he's doing a Christian was the one who it was him. He was a huge star back then his attachment got and then like you get this amazing call and so you do the the rundown right now and then but then like so. So now. You're going now. How our you to figuring out the style that you sort of get known for because Friday Night Lights and then on into Hancock that you you have a certain way of lighting a certain pace a crackling to it was that from working with specific DP so it came to shoot a lot of handheld cameras and I do a lot of improvisation and I like things to fill very real. That's like the method behind my madness. For when you coming on the set mark just go over there and I don't want you thinking too much. I'm watching you very closely. You actually had a really hard job in Spencer confidential. We've had a huge amount of store permission. you know Back story they had to get out. That was you know actually for paying attention. It's interesting it's very hard to do right when I thought you were could do it. Is You know you? You're you're a great orator and you've got standing up experience and you know how to deliver line. You understand the power of the spoken word. Right and I thought it required that but I my approach are. I'm going to watch and see what he's doing and rather than trying to control mark. Yeah I'm going to be there to help or guide or to you know encourage you know if things go sideways. Okay but you're able to deliver and that came from I. I really learned how to direct when I was an actor in Chicago. Yeah where we would do. Nowadays people do TV series. They do eight episodes. I two TVS session is eight episodes. And maybe we were doing. Twenty eight episodes a season twenty episodes of TV that would make people understand eight hours. A day Eight days a week. We should sixteen hours a day until I would have. Twenty eight different directors right. I can learn from one hundred episodes of that. I DID A lot. Yeah until I did very bad things and then asked to leave the shower and I got read enough to show because all the other actors wanted and I wanted to start directing. Yeah but I learned we'd have all these terrestrial checks for that for years Chicago tweet. I did okay You know back then were only three networks and we would be on Thursday nights opposite. Er At ten o'clock and we would come in lieu second would lose dr every Thursday in Er would have thirty nine million viewers. Yeah we'd have thirty four million viewers right and everybody would be furious. God Damn Yar thirty four million viewers every Thursday. It was crazy like I was famous But I would look at all these directors and we would have two types of directors like. We'd have these older guys wanted to be future directors. Yeah who wanted to prove they still had it right and they'd be like setting up marks and talking about your character and taking hours too late Shit Raya and they would be bad and the worst ones would be the young graduates from the film schools. School I just graduated gradually films. I'm going to show you what. If and we we waste so much time yeah and it was so tedious and slow so the second I started directing and having real control which is Friday night lights on the rish shooting. Hand-held were improvising. Or winging it we're GONNA I WANNA destroy the preciousness foaming and just never been my style. Yeah I Chris. Nolan is a obviously wonderfully talented filmmaker. And I love his movies. That's not the way I work. Who are your guys? Then who do you like? Look to like like who? You're either your your mentors or your contemporaries at compare notes with. I mean I. It's kind of shoots. A.
"berg" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"To my desk. I emailed my friend to complain about this Dude and how he drives me bananas when he interrupts and how. I hate that he tries to forces way into our click. Well you guessed it. I sent that email to him with the subject. Line Big Red. Because he's over six foot. Tall has red hair. Definitely not my finest moment we emailed back and forth about it bit and I apologize and he seemed to be cool with it. It was then I learned an important lesson about shit talking. People never put it in writing now six years later. We're both managers and I share an office with the dude. We sit ten feet apart forty hours a week and I can honestly say he's a good guy and I enjoy having him around. I think we both just had some growing up to do anyway. I hope things work out with your buddy dude. You were probably projecting. I'm begging you guys are good for you really get on usually when you have that type of fucking feeling. It's because he he reminds you a you. Write email sent to unintended recipient. Hi Mark with a K. My wife and I own a small business in about three years ago. One of our suppliers via email to me raise prices to an unconscionable level filled with rage. I forwarded the email to my wife accompanied by the sensible recommendation. That we never do business again with the cocking supplier. Why suggested she'd be driven across the land like the vermin that they are as you can guess. My comments were sent a reply to the supplier by mistake. Long story short the shocked vermin in question replied me immediately apologized profusely and lower. The prices charged to levels that were effective two to three years earlier. We still do business with them today. Never underestimate the weird rights is way. The universe works and my guess. Is that your relationship with your friend. We'll end up stronger in the end. Best of oddly. The weird thing is like I don't know those people that well were sort of the same circles. Maybe I should try to reach out. I'll try you're right you're right. These ones are pretty. Yeah it's when makes your fucking heart a little texting the wrong person. Hi Mark. Eleven years ago I slept with a friend in a moment of weakness in my wife found out about it. She was livid of course and I was left in an absolute panic that she would end our marriage. Despite my actions I was crazy about her and didn't want to leave. After a few bleak months she agreed to try and reconcile. I was willing to do absolutely anything and our therapists recommended that we renew our wedding vows. Not In any kind of public way like a whole second wedding but in some sort of personal way that would be meaningful. She said it would help to rebuild the trust that I had betrayed. I was absolutely on board so my wife agreed to go away with me for a weekend on the coast. State our favorite. Bnb and do some kind of personal ceremony. Just between the two of US. I spent days planning out what I was going to say. Editing and rewriting obsessively. She was going to do her part as well but I was the one that had fucked everything up so I was definitely headlining. The show we performed our little renewal when fine and we had a nice weekend. I was left hopeful that it was a good start to getting back on track on the drive home. I stopped. He's a restroom and saw that a close friend of mine at texted to ask. How did it go? I texted to my wife who was waiting for me back in the car. No doubt contemplating renewed but tenuous affection for me to be honest. The whole weekend felt contrived. Oh Dude we navigated through three more years together before she was officially done with my shit. We're still friends. She's moved on to great success in life and love and I now triple check my texts before I send them love the show Mike. To be honest the whole weekend fell contrived. Mike Dude Wow all right well. Everyone seems to be okay. Last one recipient of mistaken text. I work with a married couple. I've worked with the wife for fifteen years to started working with us about seven years ago and that's when they met Anyway I'm reasonably close with the wife and always have been in. The husband is one hundred percent comfortable with our close platonic relationship. Awhile back. She had left work for the day but her husband and I were still. There are shifts ending soon. I sent her text about something. I don't even remember what I was asking her. And I was awaiting a response about thirty minutes later. I received a response. It was a pick of her with a run of the mill sex toy inserted into her vagina. I like the description. Run of the mill way. I'd like a little more detail. I immediately knew that it was not meant for me. I'm cool and easy going and could see myself sending something like this to the wrong person really. You could see sending someone a picture of you with a run of the mill sex toy in you. Okay I immediately text her back and said not to worry that had already deleted. It and her secret was safe with me. She felt really stupid as we discussed. Waiter she was relieved. It went to me and not someone else and I was the ideal accidental recipient up to this point. I still haven't said anything to anyone and I don't really think this counts. What a great secret to have and you know I. It was an accident and it was so intimate and weird and you guys have to keep that weird little secret forever forever. Seriously come on. Mono Mono here did you delete it. Did you really do lead it? I believe you fell. I believe you so pete. Berg is the Director of Spencer confidential. He's directed a lot of great stuff. He's a big personality. He's a good director. I actually think he definitely. He has a a style and a point of view. That's for real if you watch Friday night lights and Hancock. And he's got a great way of shooting action and we go back and this is one of those kind of closure talk. Because he's such a big fuck in Alpha male guy and you know he. They really the two of them him. And Brill really fucking made me feel shitty. I don't know if I totally got closure here. But it's good to see. Pete he sort of a charming monster and He's still got a big personality. But you know. He's on his best behavior into he gave me a nice interview. And I think I got a little bit of closure I think Agai Willoughby of closure with big bad p perks. There's me talking to Pete Berg. The movie is Spencer confidential. It premiers on Netflix. This Friday March Sixth Minute Scott Shingles vaccine hurt. It hurts more than usual. Did you ever get him? No you get the flu vaccine. I bid you get I didn't get shingles because you know I don't have it. Did you have chicken pox.
"berg" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"All right. Let's do this. How are you what the fuck? What the fuck buddies. What the fuck sticks what's happening. I'm fucking sick man and I'll tell you it's not a great time to be sick or maybe it is. I don't know I don't think it's the thing I'll let you know but I got. I don't know what other people have anyways. I look fucking hated man. I'm sweating right now. My fever is breaking right now on the Mike. Right in front of you. I'm sweating. I think the last time I was sick you guys would know. I talked to you about it. I think it was in Ireland right. Had this exact same thing kinda like basically what's happening right now is it felt sick the other day and then that night. I got really like my throat was Kinda Shitty. My sinuses got fucked up. I felt tired. I went to sweep it. Felt like Like a devil had shit in my mouth down my throat. Burning hot poop and woke up and was my. My mouth is all sticky and gross with fucking virus phlegm and It's the worst man and I just kept getting you know just trying to clean my mouth with that shit political throaty a little Haiti and the next day I was just fucked. It basically feels like my face is about to blow off in my head like my head's about to explode and I'm tired so the other day the next day I just drank shit ton of fluids like at least two gallons of water with electrolytes in it and took some tylenol took some using EXE. Night took some sudafed during the day. Got A little Jack. I think if I'm not mistaken these sudafed makes it hard to see if you're a dude? Is that correct? It feels a little like you know. Some of the older guys will know. Remember back in when you did blow. And if he had P. sometimes you disliked stand there waiting to pee so long you'd have to sit down to wait to see you didn't know what it was but that's something to do a blow. Am I making that up but That's not a great part of it will Jhangvi though that's nice we'll freebie but yes so I got this fucking thing. Temperatures been riding like ninety nine to one point. Five last couple of days. Hasn't gone to my chest yet by drank that first second night had drink like two gallons of water and that night probably more with the electrolytes in it and that second night took music instead of nyquil which can recommend I sweat it out. I was swinning. The entire bed was soaked and I felt so productive. I thought this is great. Look at my body working just trying to get that Shit Ademi and I felt better that morning yesterday morning but now like not so great. I'm not great right now. I'm a little better but doesn't go to my chest. I don't think it's the krona virus I don't know. Apparently about seventy percent of us are going to get one strain of it or another but to the degree of which we get. It is Who knows I guess I can go get tested? Can I wait though? I'm not I'm self quarantining right now. Swell. I'm self quarantine not I yesterday. Adding go out today. I'm not going out. I can't my spot the comedy store and tomorrow fucking lay low. See what happens. Oh by the way Pete Berg. The director is on the show today. He's a big director. Big Director producer did the directed very bad things the rundown Friday Night Lights. The Kingdom handcock battleship lone survivor deepwater. Horizon Patriots. Day Mild Twenty Two spencer confidential as well he came in for. That's the one. I'm in with mark. Wahlberg and ELISA SWINGER SLASH ELISA checking in it and I couldn't even go to the premier. 'cause I didn't feel I didn't WanNa push it because I care about other people and I wanNA see. Look if I'm fucking you know. Just a viral. Goddamn Sprinkler Dispenser of stay at home awaited out. I can right now so fucking travel man. It's the fucking travel but Burg Burgh and I lived together way back in the day. Briefly have told the story before. I lived with my buddy. Steve Brill. We're close to then we're okay now we don't hang out. He's been on the show. It's directed a lot of movies. Adam Sandwich Adam Sandwich special Good Guy I think we should hang out but So Burg kind of moved into Steve Thousand. Stephen Berg were friends and they pushed me out on the SOFA which is bad and it was a bit of a bullying situation as a fragile sensitive. Lost a guy who moved to L. A. to pursue his dreams and these guys seem to have an angle on what they were doing and it was. It was a difficult situation so eventually I moved on to the comedy store and got fucked up on drugs. I'm not blaming them. But that's where I graduated to. And the rest is history but Brill showed up on the set of Spencer confidential. We were all together like old times. Didn't make the cut though. Wahlberg was a nice guy. So I did like two scenes or three scenes in that thing and I think I did okay. I think I showed up for myself. Also got my. Mri results back. So I'm I'm sitting here sweating with this fucking whatever it is is hybrid of a flu and a cold. I'm literally sweating right now. But what's relax folks? Let's relax. We're not all going to die yet. Well we are all going to die but not today. Sony Pictures Classics Proudly Presents Greedy New comedic satire written and directed by Michael winterbottom starring. Steve coogan Dave Mitchell Isla Fisher. Yup Those three greed tells the story of self made British billionaire. Richard mccreadie played by Steve Coogan. Whose RETAIL EMPIRE IS IN CRISIS FOR THIRTY YEARS. He has ruled the world of retail fashion bringing the high street to the catwalk and the catwalk to the High Street. But after a damaging public inquiry his image is tarnished to save his reputation he decides to bounce back with a highly publicized and Extravagant Party celebrating his sixtieth birthday on the Greek isle of Mucus a satire on the grotesque inequality of wealth in the fashion industry greed sees McCreevy's rise and fall through the eyes of his biographer played by David Mitchell. The Guardian caused greed a knockabout satire of the mega rich while cinema. Europa says Michael winterbottom has made a hilarious film about the dangers of capitalism. Greed is now playing in New York and Los Angeles and opens everywhere. This Friday march sixth greed from Sony. Pictures classics. I'm fucking sweating balls off right now. It's not hot in here man. It's not fucking hot in here so I did go to a real doctor and I got my Mri done the doctor. Said look man. I'm not going to refer you to a sergent nor do I think you need spinal injections. Let's try physical therapy. The Guy said it wasn't that bad sounds bad. Protrusion sounds bad to me. And you know what's fucked up about it is that I it's vanity injury a fucking vanity injury. Would I need to fucking squat? The Big Weights Forum fifty-six fucking years old. I don't give a fuck. What am I trying to prove? I'm not competing. Got Nothing to prove. But I was squatting too big weights and I stupidly. Set It on my one of my vertebrae and pop the fucking three down man fucking vanity injury that I'm going to be stuck with my entire fucking life. I guess what I'm saying. You folks you old guys take it easy. What are you got to prove man? I'm fifty six. I got love in my life. My health is pretty good. If I don't die from whatever I have right now and I can stay in shape biking up the mountain maybe doing some Yoga and light workout. What am I fucking squatting? You're better off having good core strength and balance and that Kinda shit and walking stuff dumb vanity injury very mad at myself because now. I'm going to have this thing the rest of my life which you know depending what happens. We'll see we'll see might not be that big a deal because I who knows how long we're all going to be here. Oh the David Bowie movie stardust that I made a while back I can give you an update on actually got a link to a screener of it and it came out pretty good. And I'm fucking amazed given the running gun way. We shot that thing Gabriel range. You know the way he shot it how quick we're going to like the time we had this. Guy Nick Noland. This duty must be eighty plus the DP British Guy. Running around with that fucking. I can't even believe they got a movie out of this thing. Let alone a good one but So we'll see what happens with that thing just A. I was very surprised. So that's That's for real sweating fucking balls right now. Don't you wish you were at the post office right now? No me neither but the good news. Is that anything you.
"berg" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?
"Mario was born on an airplane. I I was going to say. Wait with us or bring mcquilken. Why yeah why are you so obsessed with Mario I just I just? There was definitely a moment during this when I realized that warrior had more friends in me because he does have a big support network. I think that I don't know how obsessed with with besting Morio anymore that he is just like. It feels like he's outgrown that he's not just a foil for Mario Anymore. That feels like bows irs lane. Warrior was interested in self-enrichment. Yeah he's he's a trump that's basically it. He didn't exist for his own. Self for vacation and self-gratification. That's we we. I'm going to win the Electoral College. Flat uh-huh wait. Trump would warrior one. Wisconsin what happened. They really bothered me when his voice changed from the end. Sixty four racing game Super Mario Kart Carte version. Wait try that again. They call that game. Sixty four racing game Super Mario Kart. Clearly you play video. I think we just saw saw the files system of my dad. Words like he started hearted. Like I'M GONNA win. And now he's got a different cadence and tone doesn't he. SORTA does memorial is a little different too. They're both voiced by Charles MARTINET Oh really yeah yeah. Maybe he's just got an older. You know Bart sounds different than he did thirty years ago. Yeah just just people's voices change over time yeah Let's see let's see one one more question okay. This one's from at sewing savage. This game comes with a full color manual with stickers included. Do you guys have any memorable game. Manuals they used to relief through. I do have one. That comes to mind. Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri which was his four x space game. That was that followed. A couple of civilizations is ations You colonized a planet and the K- The manual was so fucking thick. It was like a novella it was like literally like hundred like over one hundred pages and I remember like having that in college and people thinking it was just a book. I was reading reading how to play this game before. For the era of like Youtube tutorial. Game Fan yeah something like that. Yeah I really liked that. I mean this is really vanilla. But the grand theft auto game granth grand theft auto game can theft auto.
"berg" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?
"Countdown reading here. We go ten go three at once. I have to catch three fish hudsucker one soon. I'm impressed you got to God. That Hook is fashioned from wooden closing. It looks like it has man that was and you've got some paper fish That you were trying to hook in the mouth gave them a slight bend so that it was possible to do but ah but yeah that looks challenging. Take photos of all these. Two people can see the work so hard I got so stressed. All Right Devon what do you WANNA do I mean I'm most curious about the Kylo Ren Kevin's going Kylo Ren your instructions are in the are in the thing and then you have to put on the helmet. I see. Okay good and take off your headphones. Because they won't fit understood So open read out loud and then time begins reading kylo Ren voice in the helmet okay. That's the challenge right start. The music rested several thousand solar system. Senator Claire Their intentions to leave the the with the milk to cheesemaker during news. We didn't start. The I challenge to read that whole thing. I wrote it really small. It's really hard to see through the helmet. Andy supposed to read it in ten seconds. We didn't start the instructions. Say Open and read out loud loud got it but it was very very small.
"berg" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?
"Show you. They're stupid games is messed up. Also the Games from what I've read. Their visas must be loud staff. It's not true but if you think that a monkey throwing bananas a police cars is funny. Then go ahead and buy it in shortlist of your time. I do think a monkey throwing cards pretty funny. I think you think Oh. This is like a proto like blue lives matter punks. She's upset set. The cops are being disrespected. My other one is not a review. This is a this is a chunk from a paper that I thought might interest uber. Because I know you're someone with with a lot of interest in the sciences. Oh yes This is a paper called instructional distance and characterization in Warri Aware Inc by John Fishburne. WHO's an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin? Whitewater I'll just read some some experts from this in gaming essays on Algorithm Culture Alexander Galloway proposes a model for formal analysis of games highlighting four moments of Gimmick action. This model borrows the concept concept of data. Jesus from film theory. In addition to DIA GENYK and non diabetic elements the model considers operator. Typically do is the player of the game and machine actions giving four categories of of action when playing a video makes little sense to think of these categories separately but they provide a useful model of analysis for the instructional distance that exists in the pre micro game instructions in Warri. Oriole wear while playing worry aware. Imagine instructions are being spoken in warrior was voice it begins to make sense. He tells you the action but not how to do it. He tells you the desired outcome without the directions chance to achieve it. He tells you to do something but not that requires you first to do something else. Because the instruction manuals also written from his point of view. It makes it would be the one barking instructions to you in the micro games. He's invested in creating an instructional dissonance. That makes the Games in Micro Games frustrating challenging and fun though the dietetic action formal action to the player or whatever evolves with each new platform and the Warrior Games. What is consistent throughout the sequels is the instructional dissonance established? By the first game I guess the key takeaway for me there was just instructional dissonance. Because that's really what's what's striking ranking about this game. Man I love. I love that for a couple of reasons one. I so wholeheartedly support anybody doing academic deep dive into any video yes right the. MIT press has a bunch of books about like world of warcraft and how it's inclusive or not based on the differences in the economy over differs like. It's all this nonsense but also that. This was from University of Wisconsin Whitewater Wisconsin taxpayers funded. A professor to go play Warri Away. Yeah and be like tell us what you think of. This would be like read on the floor of the Senate by like Thom Tillis North Carolina talking about the waste of tax thing. They have a shrimp on a treadmill. I do think that that phrase like instructional dissonance is interesting because it gets.
"berg" Discussed on How Did This Get Played?
"He'd be co-defendant with some fraternity. Yeah Good Pals Brock Turner. Let's get get into a Burgh you have a we mentioned some. You're acting credits getting into but you have a an active. It's very very current and relevant to this. This podcast you're crash bandicoot crash bandicoot earlier. This year was Super Fun. You were in the like the mascot suit with the face cutout fucking fabled bash crash bandicoot. Yes it was wild and I didn't know you book and I just saw you on. TV as Berg it was it was really fun so it was Those not only was that crash bandicoot because it was for crash team racing drive yet. They special built a tiny go car. And and so we we had this like back lot somewhere out in like Sun Sun Valley or something. I can't remember and you know basically the whole day was sitting in this heart just driving it up places driving back and there were a couple scenes were the director Jake. Amancio who we all know from from. Uc Oh yeah nice nice fellow. It'd be like a Burgh what we want you to do is competing around this corner and then stop on a dime right here next to this car after you swerve to avoid it and I'd be like I will try wearing a giant head. Can't reach my arms all the way forward. I can only turn this much and the steering on this thing sucks and so we're doing this take and they want me to stop at a certain place and I just completely missed and came within three inches of of knocking a camera off of a raise Dali track. Everyone's watching. It's pretty obvious whose fault it. Yeah so like after that the whole day was driving really timid and they had to be like no no. No.
"berg" Discussed on Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald
"You squeeze your thumb and you say yourself. I feel great. Yes and your brain remembers how you felt. You felt more alert at the end. 'cause you stimulated left. After the right both together increase your respiratory rate got oxygen to your brain and so every time he felt more alert you when I feel great yes eventually squeezing the thumb and saying I feel great. Yes as your bell. You wake up the same way we can train you to relax focus concentrate. Would you like to go so what I taught. The Green Berets to be successful. Yes please share. This is the single most important question you could ask whether you're in business or or in the military when things are going right and the question is what's the next best thing I can do now. Not Why is this happening to me. This isn't affair while it's happening and we have to always focus on. How do I get from where I am where I need to be and so how what's the next the best thing I can do now. Put your brain on a path for looking for solution to many people are thinking why am I a loser and brain. Thousand weather losers users successful. Why do I have to learn this stupid instead. Of How can I learn it faster and better so I could do something else. What you ask of sex way the brain processes data so we have to ask questions that will lead to a positive outcome or else was sabotaging all all the hard work? You study all night thinking. This is really boring. I don't WanNa learn it and what you brain saying no problem. We will learn it that next. It's days like what happened in remember anything well yeah. He told your brain you know what alerted listened so you really have to watch what you're thinking and saying when when you put when you're performing because those stores can make the difference between success and failure. That's emotional intelligence yes. That's what it's about. It's being in control of the situation instead of a victim right well and there's many variations of emotional intelligence agents and there's certainly a plethora in myriad of examples in which to site but the way it applies to you and for what we're talking about today you know. I appreciate that Succinct Messaging So let me ask you this Howard. Are you ambidextrous. I I would say yes because they throw lefty bats righty well because if you're doing if you're taking the stage and you're talking what you just put me through here which I'm so glad this is audio. Let me just that was just so ridiculous. I felt like Gumby but anyway but for you to be like really left to right right to left and doing that repetition repetition repetition repetition. I instantly thought this guy's gotTa be ambidextrous where played guitar right handed and I write left handed so I I I would say some things. I'm lefty and something's right now. I bowl left handed or right handed but we we make a big thing that I could get a thirty the way the pods Sambi Dexter searches sock in I too am a South Pont as my son who's turning eleven next month so you know and there's a whole story in that too I almost they almost kept me back in kindergarten because I had this really her name was Mrs Angle and she truly was obtuse and she should have really had retired long before she did and and she was one of those people who back in that day if you may recall. I don't know how old you are. I'm I'm turning forty eight in December but they had the rack lack of scissors and they had the green scissors that had the green rubber around them and then they had the silver sister or scissors for the right handed people and every retired I instinctively went to reach for the left handed scissors because I truly was she would purposely turn it around so that the silver scissors were facing me and you could tell there was that inherent applied pressure like you need to take the right handed scissors and I you know I much as I can recall throughout most of my schooling. I was always left handed and I was the youngest in the class. I was the smallest in the class and there was a series of things I I guess. I'd developmentally wasn't doing quickly as my peers but left handed scissors. There's that just threw her over the edge. She wanted to fail me. Like what teacher has somebody who's introduced to the school system for the first time in junior kindergarten where you're like. I think you need to repeat kindergarten. No I think I think you need to leave teaching. I think you need to go. You failed et. Milk and cookies didn't take my naps. I took many to many strolls roles to the water fountain to the bathroom. I don't know I don't know what the issue was not a time. My shoelaces and you know what part of subconsciously why reminded me was. It's not just me thinking you must be dexterous but that whole gumby thing left to right rights. I laughed. It was like okay that took me right back to kindergarten A. I was a teacher for ten years in New York by job. Interview is teachers get killed here. He want the job being being in college. I'm thinking I should've run for my life. Yeah I did and I I school bigger and this is what she can say is. No one wants to work here. You sure you want to but I was. Excuse me warm weather. Yeah two percent graduated two percent yeah. I get to meet them. Those the what you get when you start right so when you when you became a teacher. This is an interesting because I'm trying to do the I'm trying to time map this so when you became a teacher at twenty one years old you would have very clearly correct me if I'm wrong Howard. You're already well into knowing that. This was your knee each right that you knew that you had talent okay so so let's talk about how that translated for those students what the schools pre pre you coming on-board faculty what the Grade Point Average was and how many kids were having to routine or they just got pushed through whatever let's talk about some true stats for worse than you than you making it out to be they are you offered to teach this to the kids so they can improve their. They you know two percent graduation rate and they said it wasn't wasn't in the curriculum so teaching biology and one of my kids said I don't do the homework. I can't find the answers to questions so I'm showing him in his bio fire book which is my subject how to find the questions to the enhances. The principal comes in he says what are you doing and I told him. Young man wants to to do the homework finance questions. We don't pay you to do that. You're teaching learning. That's not your job. Your job is to teach the curriculum and he wrote down wasn't zoom working helping kids learn. I'll make on yeah. I quit after that so it's like okay. That's enough it. It's pretty sad I mean actually shook the school in here later because Stewart enough kids graduating to keep it open but well basically based based on the mentality from the top down. I mean no wonder I don't blame the kids. I blame that principle Yup. That's deplorable. Everyone go for a teenager agent. I could tell you stories and making air curl unless it's girly ready. Now it's not actually I could use a little bit of body in volume. Let me tell you it was pretty scary thing but that encourage me more. I started my own school and I told you by kids doing classes at eleven and they were doing it consistently and that was exciting to me. Wow that's amazing. That's amazing so you know I know you've got your stick and I got the organic script for how I roll out my show but this is your opportunity shining. I am being cognizant of time. So let's talk about the your key points subject matters that you like to impress upon when you're being interviewed so you know you can talk about the speed reading why people use their hands you like this. Is your interview so you go crazy here one teacher. What do you intend to read faster. That would probably be something new like to know how to do sure I'll get them about twenty to forty percent percent faster in the next ninety seconds okay so when the views over get a book you've read preferably non fiction so the only thing that is confusing as as you speed not the book read the first chapter with a timer for a minute at your normal rate nothing special just read the way you read and see how far you get and then put a pencil mark in the margin where you finish so you know that's how far you read the minute now the secret go to the second chapter use your hand and go from left to right marginally is following your hand as fast as you could comprehend so as long as you know what you're reading. Go quicker till you you don't and that's when you know you went to fast. Slow down just enough so you comprehension comes back and five minutes. Go one line at a time as fast as you could. Comprehend comprehend and go back to the first chapter and a time yourself for minute using your hand as fast that you comprehend and Ugo twenty to forty percent faster. You're just doing it when change wow do you ever struggle with Vertigo. Actually I do yeah. It's true I I knew that but yeah I don't do ladders. I will not be working on anyone's roof in the near refuge drugs getting up. You know that's why the people over the skills that would you like to know what to look for. Yes please. There's only five things you need to learn. People often saving me. There's just too much. I don't know what I'm looking for. Would you like to know what the five things are. Yes please our vocabulary by eighty percent of learning a new subject is the words the words a bullet or italic or underlying they don't look like the other words on purpose purpose to draw your attention second the names who's in the book. What did they do any number date statistical formula fourth the four the five main takeaways in every section and subsection and five the questions and answers so if you know every word and what it means every person what they did the meaning and significance of all the numbers in statistics five most important ideas in every section the into the questions. What else would you need to know okay. Well let me ask you this class your question here okay so knowing that you have this skill. Do you still feel inclined at different times. Maybe it's not even necessarily maybe it's a moot point but I'm sure other people who are going to be putting this into practice it. It would be interesting to know. Do people still use high lighters. Oh good point no dough newsham terrible terrible. Don't ever use a highlighter his do instead use your hand. You remember you using a hand to go online at a time. When you see something you don't know put a line next to it with says I'm confused. They need to come back and look at this later and put a star an asterisk next Sunday. You WanNa remember so when a really doing with reading is looking for new things that ohno and things I need to remember her and then when I go back I analyze the things I don't understand to make to make sense and I memorized the things that I know are important so to me the Swiss army knife reading for finding things you need to learn study skills who making it make sense memory skills so you can retain it when we need to and emotional intelligence skills so you're in the right state to use it so you don't have a nervous breakdown taking the task. Remember anything. Take your quite funny I I helped launch comedy central in the mid eighties with Dennis slurry and I was drawn stewards I guess would you like to see why biologists don't get asked to do comedy okay. I'M GONNA take. NC Yes yes. She walks in awe bartender says get out. We don't serve your kind motion says why not I'm a fun guy. Oh I've got I love you because this is what I do too right. People get so sick of by content and I want to show people that I'm not just one dimensional in fact act like fifth dimensional. Most people are three but anyway I put that kind of crap all the time and people think that I just completely bent that's important. When I was in Colorado. I read the Healthcare Bill Fifty minutes. It was fifteen hundred pages and as soon as I was done. I gotTa do silently make myself. Look like a human being matt like an Android yes so I took a headband and put her on my head. Splash some water on my head drank it and like I just ran a marathon and uh-huh cracked up but I just that's that's how you can relate to people people needed no. You're not just the person yes. You can't help them if you if you come off as being something weird different don't think well yeah he can do. He's weird. He's different. What about me. I'm not weird or different and and that's why I am showing them know anyone can do this. We did a double blind study where everyone doubled quadrupled and had great comprehension so it's not just that I could do it..
"berg" Discussed on Bad Science
"You can find me on Twitter where mostly I share pictures of my daughter my dog, and my accomplishments and video games Twitter dot com slash actually Berg. I don't know. I would just say if I have a parting thing like go read, go read stuff, like don't go greed like books and articles like, you know, you can work yourself up to a point where you can go on archive before things are published, and you can understand it because there's a lot of cool science up there. And I think people are a little closed off to it. And I'd like to see that turnaround. Beautiful. I will second both of those things read a book and a B book just for this. Clearly, this was your goal to re both of those books to be on this program. The entire time. This is I'm really hoping I get a lot of job offers off of this. So. Ward. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I'm trying to get a job at a high about. And I have to second convoys. Well, I've been multiple times. And it is one of the most unbelievable shows you can check out in Los Angeles Thursday nights at used to be. Franklin until there. Thank you guys so much see you next time where we'll be talking about more than Honey. Is that correct? Okay. Okay. Great. Great. Thank you. Bye. That scientists hosted and produced by me eaten Edinburgh. Our social media producers are EJ Gullit and Kate Baker a Nater is Brett Kushner falls on Instagram at bad signs show. That's at Brad signs show. We always post pictures of our guests, and sometimes we make some fun videos, and such feel free to Email us bad science at secret dot com for movie recommendations or any other thoughts on the episode. And if you would please.
"berg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Berg daybreak weekend or global look ahead at the top stories for investors in the coming week. I'm Bob moon in New York up later in our program, a crucial Brexit meeting in Brussels. But first we turn our attention to the US Konami and focus on two key reports this week for more. We welcome Bloomberg fed and economics reporter genus Mialich. Let me ask you first about the Federal Reserve minutes coming up here. And what will you be looking for one of the main things I'll be looking for is anything that gives us a hint about how they're thinking about the end of this hiking cycle. So we know that this at this meeting they raised interest rates, and they've sort of left there SAP their summary of economic projections broadly unchanged, but really locked in a fourth rate hike this year. So that expectation that they'll go again in December. And what I think is more interesting than that change is whether and when they think they might pause and this cycle, we didn't get a great sense of that from the SAP you can kind of guests from where the dots are if they're going to continue. Hiking into next year, and then maybe slow down toward their terminal rate after that. But I think wanting it's gonna be really interesting is how they're thinking about that how they're thinking about this overshoot of their long run natural rate estimate, which is kind of a proxy for. What's the difference between titan, easy monetary policy? And I think any detail any granularity there issues going to be really interesting markets will definitely sees onto. There is one man who is not at all happy with of course, the fed is taking right now. And he talked about that during the past week. Let's give a listen to what he had to say..
"berg" Discussed on WTVN
"Berg station for news traffic and weather in central ohio newsradio six ten wtvn your dc hd two jio station from abc news i'm richard cantu after four hours negotiations and an evacuation a protester who climbed onto the statue of liberty has been removed a group called rise and resist dropped a banner that said abolish ice at the statue of liberty and that was supposed to be it then a rogue climbers scaled the statue causing all of liberty island to be evacuated the climber was near lady liberty's rightfoot holding a shirt that said trumpcare makes us sick she was arrested abc's aaron katersky some communities in utah arizona california and colorado have canceled fireworks tonight because the dry conditions are right for wildfires it's the opposite in southwestern minnesota where some homes have been damaged by flooding or the flooding redwood river devastating i mean what do you do there's not much that you can really do houston mayor sylvester turner canceled tonight's fireworks because of heavy rain that spurred flash flooding this is really close there again harvey okay and so anytime you got a lot of rain there's a lot of nervousness turner says some areas eight inches of rain a fatal accident had a fireworks show in rock island illinois one hundred year old tree branch fell onto spectators the two people killed identified as a sixty one year old man who died at the scene is seventy two year old man who died at the hospital among the five hundred a pregnant woman who delivered at near full term baby after going to the hospital she and the baby are said to be in good health abc's ryan burrow conservative republican congressman jim jordan continues to deny claims he knew about alleged sex abuse at ohio state university three former ohio state university wrestlers have gone public with their stories detail in what they say was sexual molestation by a former wrestling team doctor representative jim jordan wasn't assistant wrestling coach from nineteen eighty six to nine hundred ninety four at least one alleged victim says he told jordan about the abuse the other say jordan was definitely aware but congressman jordan says that's just not true abc's janai norman you're listening to abc news do.