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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

02:48 min | 5 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"Takes the podium. We hear her connect with the women's movement in a way she never quite did during her time in the white house I watch thought the women's move belong more to my daughter's than to me. But i have come to know that it belongs. To women of all ages ladybird spends the next thirty years championing all the same issues that defined her time in the white house from environmentalism to public access to nature to documenting the historical record of linden. Johnson's political career and of their presidency. Early lady bird. Johnson died.

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

02:29 min | 5 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"Legacy project will ever see the light of day august. Sixty eight is convention. Mont the republicans. Gather in miami. Where richard nixon is the favorite for the nomination. The democrats will be in chicago. Linden ladybird had to the ranch. But with bobby kennedy gop various factions in the party has started putting out feelers about drafting lbj to the top of the ticket. As far as lady birds concerned linden's decision is irrevocable. She's already started packing up. Her things shipping them home.

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

05:57 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

02:29 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"How judicial batman in the fall of that year she goes on tour in europe one song that seems to define the moment is when evening falls. I'm leaving. i'm leaving a numb. Not that earth kit spends the next few decades in professional exile. Because then i knew. I won't be coming up on in plain sight a country ready to erupt. I have some very sad news for all of you bog. Look the king was shot and was killed tonight at the president on the edge. He was crying but he didn't have time to cry or something that heard him say i do not believe i can unite this country and lbj makes an announcement that shocks everyone except lady bird night. I won't coming up next on. In plain sight lady bird johnson.

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

04:49 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"Prominence fever. It's the president. Maybe his drop is a kind of apology to lady bird for. What didn't happen the night before when he didn't announce he's stepping aside in the footage. He's relaxed enjoying himself chatting with his wife's guests about his crime. Bill lyndon says that he's impressed by women and.

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

08:15 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"Han long showed the depth of the wave sweeping the country avalanche. Paraguay pentagon beat poet allen ginsberg stages a levitating underground band the hugs perform an extra schism in a quote groping for peace history of the pentagon ravyn within a hundred time. Magazine sums up. The crowd is a melting pot of dissent circa nineteen. Sixty seven hard. I'd revolutionaries and skylark hippies air motorcycle gangs and all too real college. Professors housewives ministers and authors black nationalists in african garb nonviolent pacifists in american nazis spoiling for a fight lady bird makes other plans plan. Stay at home all day. Maybe for once again clare desk. The johnsons are just months away from the date. Lady bird had circled on the calendar for years earlier in may of nineteen sixty four when lbj would announce. He's not running for re election if anything. She's more sure about that plan than ever. I did not want to go through the rolling six months of another cambrian even more. I did not want to face another four years as wearing these nasty boy have been both having nightmares. Reaches out to me more than ever. And yet i do not have the wisdom foresight for the answer. We own the gift. I have is the assurance that i will be content and happy saying goodbye. All these Linden's and emotional roller coaster energized one day an anxious wreck the next and letting go is hard even for her. I rocked spooned himself all moved. Whatever it takes against this virus. Chris infecting our country. Always linden's health is on her mind. How much time do they have left together. It would be so easy so happy. Plant draw a circle around family and have fun for what is left. Uh of life you said one job. I walk and that's the out time grandfather. It was both humorous and pathetic in the candid photos. I've seen at the lbj library. Linden does look like a natural with babies. He goes out of his way to swing through austin to see his first grandchild. Lucy's baby lynn. Or have him at the ranch or in the oval office. There are images of baby lynn with his grandparents gumming presidential documents labelled top secret over the new year's holiday lady burden linden. Go into austin to see. Hello dolly with texas governor. John connally and his wife. Now the two couples have known one another for almost forty years and nearly an abandoned and living room talk about families tainting and farming picks up upgraded. Hardly at all into our conversation they leave for the lbj ranch where the connelly's and the johnsons have a tradition of spending a few days together over the new year's break and after twelve thirty and drove boop boop fob the whether fit only to sit around the fire and tell tales as daddy would have said eventually though they do turn to the elephant in the room. The connelly's are some of the only people who know that. Lbj's seriously considering. Not running for reelection relate back to leonard bedroom four of us. Talk that interruption. For nearly three hours. John said you ought to run. Only if you really look forward to being present on the game but only if you want to do it for the moment john connolly has decided not to stand for another term as governor. He anneli can speak from experience. Some of the most lucid an interesting words were spoken by any. You'll probably find after you've made the decision. If you decide not to run a sort of funereal various you almost like you're dead and then when that has passed there's a great wave of relief but like she has before lady bird is thinking about legacy and yet if he chooses to get out what will histories they have him. What will the soldiers in vietnam Who knows who knows. And so we went round and round on the same hot griddle. Finding no coup low acis no acceptable exit in less than two weeks. They'll be what seems like the ideal moment for an announcement. The president's state of the union address wednesday january seventeen of the state of the union linden has been working with his staff on the state of the union. Lots of people work on the speech that lays out his policy plans for nineteen sixty eight but linden asks only his press secretary. George christian and naturally ladybird to help write his exit statement. Lady bird has kept the draft. She'd written almost four years earlier in hot land. The first time linden talked about getting out brought it out. And we read what i had been and george read it. It sounds better now in the end though. They decide to use george christian statement. Lbj folded up and tucks it into the inside pocket of his suit jacket. no one knows what. Lbj is planning so. They won't have anything on. The teleprompter plan is for lbj. To finishes state of the union address. Then reach into. His pocket grabbed his exit statement and read. It looks from one to another of those close to him. 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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

05:42 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"The second day my journey in dhaka -demia mcgann crisp and bright. There were pictures on the front step with a staff of the house aiming nice colored people. There are times when i hear the incredible distance between the world. Lady bird comes from one where she poses for photographs with beaming nice colored people and the one. She's confronting more and more as the nineteen sixties progress and then began the ride to the back roads of new england and it within chanting journey maples turning crimson and go against the backdrop of green pond. Astor's goldenrod all along the roadside. About three o'clock we arrived at the residence of the brewster's kingman brewster is the president of yale under his leadership. The college has started to make an effort at diversity accepting a few jewish kids. Black kids still no women. That'll take another two years. George w bush's a senior at the time cartoonist. Garry trudeau as majoring in graphic design and the author of hamilton rancher. Now who took a grand total of one history class in his time at yale is a sophomore. I had been the brewster's wants four lady. Bird had been to yale in nineteen sixty five as part of her research into architects for the lbj. Library this time. It was a very different arrival. Sizable crowd how pictures in front of the house carrying signed. That said stop beautifying north vietnam. Tell lbj withdraw now and displayed pictures up. People supposedly burned by President brewster's different. This time too. I feel the feeling gotta crushed me that my presence here was really an imposition on him. I have an antenna at all. I sense that he wished he had no part of it. It's not hard to imagine. Why the yale daily news has just published an open letter to the first lady against the war in vietnam hand delivered to one of her secret service agents. It's signed by six hundred students and faculty the letter reads. We are alarmed and dismayed by the dimensions of the american military commitment in that country and at the diverting of resources from vital domestic needs. We are above all saddened by the loss of life both vietnamese and american instead of walking the short distance from president. Brewster's house to war memorial hall for her speech past all those picketers she decides to drive outside the hall. A silent vigil awaits her. At this point she's fully on the defensive determined that the protesters are the problem to me. It seemed a curiously fascist. Thought on atmosphere very conformist. I wondered how anyone would dash speak out on the other side mayor. Richard lee has been an ally but unrest in new haven over displacement from urban renewal and the town's squalid ghetto conditions has made him politically vulnerable. Today he sent his wife in his place claiming laryngitis brewster introducing the first lady to the eight hundred students and faculty talks about his own antiwar activism. Against woodrow wilson. The impression to me was that he was disassociating himself from president johnson letting his own constituency. That is the students faculty know that he was with them in heart. She tries starting with a joke. It's a thing you do when you feel like the audience is an on your side. I belong to the generation. Which thanks that. When you take a trip you go on a barge down the mississippi river. Her joke doesn't really land. Jail is launching a major environmental studies program and this is an audience whom lady bird can explain very directly what she really means by that word beautification certainly it is not the exclusive concern of tennis. Shoes she says. How can we build the core of our cities. How can we bring order rather than chaos out of our highways and transit systems. How can we provide parks and open space to let our cities breath and our people relaxed. How can we control the waste. We pour into our air and water. Beautification means our total concern for the physical and human quality of the world. We pass onto our children. It's the best distillation of her environmentalism the full scope of it as she's ever delivered. I got a standing ovation long and loud and clear and i hope they heard it outside. Birds reaction to her trip is that it was a bust. And she's come away from it more embattled more at odds with the protest movement that's sweeping the country campuses and themed pot from the world insulated encased in gelatin or the window on only one issue yet nam at feeding of a fascist aside where everybody thinks the same thing does the same thing anybody who dares not asked to be pretty brain mccarthyism in reverse but this whole experience has also demonstrated something to her an unmistakable terms really for the first time she's starting to feel out of touch that was also listen to me. I must not live in the white house insulated myself. I want to know what's going on. Even if the no is to suffer.

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Lady Bird Johnson Faces Dissent at Williams College, 1967

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

01:59 min | 6 months ago

Lady Bird Johnson Faces Dissent at Williams College, 1967

"It's october nineteen sixty. Seven and lady bird is headed to new england. In all its autumn glory to colleges have started new and substantial environmental studies programs and ladybird is happy to lend her high profile support to help. Legitimize them sunday october. The night left the white house a little past ten and flew to an airport in north adams massachusetts. One of the placement is rides. I can remember mayor greeters. I was given a key and we went quickly on williamstown a picture. Postcard new england city at williams college. Her first stop is an event at the home of the president for hosting a luncheon for sixty people that agreed recipients. The trustees all the faculty it took me around meet everyone and then very soon. We sat the hand. I was next to a very interesting man you block. i gathered. he was the chief. Trustee quite outspoken in his approval of linden and that was one of the last words of approval. I was to hear that. Mrs lyndon b johnson comes to williams college president john sawyer escorts the first lady to the ceremony cheapen hall. She took no formal notice of a group of antiwar pickens who staged a silent vigil protesting the vietnam war. The small campus is crowded with protesters in the days. Before lady bird arrives at williams college past the professors and more than half of the undergrad sign a petition against the war. Saying it diverts un's that are needed for urgent environmental problems at home arrive at chapin hall for the ceremony. Students have arranged a silent dissent against the war. Many are wearing white armbands over there. Rose i cur kathy on stage. I looked into the audience in front of me. But i several dozen news for the graduating class in the black robes and as i saw a white armband on the first one i was not quite prepared vote

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

01:58 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"It's october nineteen sixty. Seven and lady bird is headed to new england. In all its autumn glory to colleges have started new and substantial environmental studies programs and ladybird is happy to lend her high profile support to help. Legitimize them sunday october. The night left the white house a little past ten and flew to an airport in north adams massachusetts. One of the placement is rides. I can remember mayor greeters. I was given a key and we went quickly on williamstown a picture. Postcard new england city at williams college. Her first stop is an event at the home of the president for hosting a luncheon for sixty people that agreed recipients. The trustees all the faculty it took me around meet everyone and then very soon. We sat the hand. I was next to a very interesting man you block. i gathered. he was the chief. Trustee quite outspoken in his approval of linden and that was one of the last words of approval. I was to hear that. Mrs lyndon b johnson comes to williams college president john sawyer escorts the first lady to the ceremony cheapen hall. She took no formal notice of a group of antiwar pickens who staged a silent vigil protesting the vietnam war. The small campus is crowded with protesters in the days. Before lady bird arrives at williams college past the professors and more than half of the undergrad sign a petition against the war. Saying it diverts un's that are needed for urgent environmental problems at home arrive at chapin hall for the ceremony. Students have arranged a silent dissent against the war. Many are wearing white armbands over there. Rose i cur kathy on stage. I looked into the audience in front of me. But i several dozen news for the graduating class in the black robes and as i saw a white armband on the first one i was not quite prepared vote

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The Lady Bird Johnson recordings and what they tell us

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05:51 min | 6 months ago

The Lady Bird Johnson recordings and what they tell us

"Thursday may fourteenth. Virginia in mid may is bombed for any troubles. No silent spring here. The green archer fresh bring leaves almost met over the rutted country. Would occasionally you would see a bright. Little chipmunk perched on radio fans it's been a bad week in washington lady. Bird finds herself in the rare uncomfortable position of being the subject of some pretty scathing press. So she's fled. Dc to get out of the spotlight and come to hunt. Land and estate in middleburg virginia about an hour outside of washington. Lbj and lady. Bird had made high profile tours of appalachia. I mainly on poor whites for one of the administration's first initiatives it's war on poverty and they've quoted massive press coverage tv radio and prince. Johnson continues the president's attack on poverty as she travels to the economically depressed areas of kentucky. The forty five counties making up this area present one of the nation's worst pictures poverty several times. Mrs johnson holzer motorcade degreed local school children who have gathered along. The roadside ladybird has been a public face for this up until now the media has loved her. There's actually no vice president at the moment because lbj was the bp under kennedy and according to the constitution there's no automatic replacement for him lbj's going to announce a running mate at the convention in august at the press corps. Traveling with the first lady has started referring to her as mrs. vice president. How serious is that. i don't know not fairy. But they've clearly picked up on something real about the way. She works with lyndon in a typical piece. Editorial in the lexington herald in kentucky asks. Why not an lbj and lbj ticket. Look no farther lyneham. Your big problem of running mate for this fall is now solved. It's none other than that. Charming texan. lady. Bird johnson ladybird lasted off but all this recognition has also made her a target. Read the papers and absorb the shock. Aptitude republican congressman's visit to my tenants that i pogo county. A couple of gop congressman decided to take their own poverty. Tour to alabama where ladybird has almost four thousand acres used for cotton and timber farming that she inherited from her mother's family. The congressmen go see lady bird tenants and put out some grainy black and white photos showing their ramshackle conditions tin roof shacks with collapsing foundations. No running water basically. She's being made to look like a slum lord and those optics as they say in politics are terrible. It could have been worse. I've got to thank some way to turn it into. A constructed in ladybird been in public life for decades. And she's savvy about the press. She understands the story could deal them real political damage so her first constructive step was to avoid the press by getting out of town. That's what's brought her to hunt land back in. Washington linden's really struggling. His civil rights. Bill is stuck. In congress is war counseled dean rusk mcgeorge bundy and robert mcnamara all holdovers from kennedy are pressing him on vietnam and he has a raging toothache and i was almost asleep. A little after tway out. He called me. It was a sad happy. Talk large about the alabama tenants and about his restive desire to seek a way out of the burdens. He carries but the real source of his pain. He's actually thinking about not running. November linden is fundamentally insecure. He knows he wasn't elected that he's just there because kennedy was assassinated. He doesn't believe he has a mandate and he doesn't think he can win despite an approval rating of seventy four percent. You could argue that. This is all in his head but part of him. A big part just wants out ladybird invited. Lbj's to longtime doctors to drive out to hunt one for dinner Linden had a major heart attack at heartland almost ten years ago in nineteen fifty five. It's never really out of mind for either of them so at dinner that night with the doctors. She'd heard what they thought about his fitness. And we're going to give him a thorough medical going. The next morning and night we only talked about the psychological aspects. I don't know though that either one really understands the depth of his pain winning af faces up to the possibility of sending many thousands. American boys vietnam both ladybird linden can see the writing on the wall. Vietnam could easily derail his presidency. Their ambitions for civil rights the sweeping great society programs. He's just laid out for his doctors leave to go back. Washington bird hands them. An envelope marked personal but its contents are political to on the phone the night before linden had asked her to set out the pros and cons. I wrote at for london about a nine page analysis of what i thought he situation was. I she types out that press release. It's a bit of psychology. This is what it would feel like to announce you're not running. Then on a spiral bound steno pad ladybird writes those nine pages laying out his options This letter or what. I think is more accurately. Her strategy memo is been sitting at the lbj library forever. Pretty much overlooked by historians.

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

03:53 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"Five days later. A twin engine airplane flying from puerto. Rico the virgin islands disappears. It's only passengers. Are stephen and audrey courier. The sole financial patrons for the kingman island project the coastguard never finds. There remains their loss. Means the loss of something else. The backing for ladybird. And larry halprin's ambitious plans for the marginalized and underserved community of anacostia. Coming up unplanned site. A celebrated black artists stands up to the white house and the first lady and she pays a heavy price for as a kid who's outburst yesterday at a white house luncheon against the mrs johnson upset her. I don't know why it should have said i was telling the truth. Johnson presidency is spiralling declining. Pros the rising frustrations. I heard coz of shame. Shame and lbj just wants out reaches app to me more than ever yet. I do not have the wisdom. That's coming up next on. In plain sight lady bird johnson in plain sight was written and executive produced by adam pinkus and meet julius swag. It's based on the work. I did for my book lady. Bird johnson hiding in plain sight executive producers for. Abc victoria thompson. And eric johnson. Our producer has an alley. Gallo is our associate producer susie lou. Abc's archival producer associate producers for. Our cable are isabelle. Vall and dana shaffer. This episode was edited by eric. Heilmann with additional editing by vanessa. Low and help from lindsey crowell. It was mixed by dean white. Our theme music is crossbones style by cat power song california is by angel olsen original music is composed by sam. Rats are our music. Supervisor is linda cohen artwork by teddy blanks chips and y special thanks to kevin famine at bascay studios and thanks to joshua cohen. Liz leslie and stay showed at abc audio. Mike kellyanne beth hoppy at abc news. Long for him and in rosenberg. And kimberly brown. Who handled are legal and standards review in plain sight is a co production of s k studios and abc audio. Some material was edited for clarity and time be sure to subscribe to the in plain sight podcast. And if you like what you heard. Leave us a review. Listen to new episodes every monday if you don't know about all it's the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment. All in one place audible has the largest selection of audiobooks. So you'll never run out of options choose from bestsellers and new releases to celebrity memoirs languages. Business motivation and more. I've been listening to sicily. Tyson's memoir just as i am. There's nothing like the sound of her voice. And the riveting intro written and read by viola davis to bring her story to life you also get original entertainment from top celebrity creators and thousands of popular and binge worthy podcasts. Now with audible. Plus you get full access to their popular plus catalogue. You can listen to as much content as you want including adv free versions of your favorite shows and exclusive series. New members can always try audible plus free for thirty days just visit audible dot com slash sl h t or text s. I g h t to five hundred five hundred that's audible dot com slash s. I g. h. t. Or text as i g h t to five hundred five hundred..

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

02:01 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"In plain fight was written and executive produced by adam. Pinkus and meet julia swag. It's based on the work. I did for my book lady. Bird johnson hiding in plain sight executive producers for abc victoria thomson and eric johnson our producers and karki alley gallo is our associate producer susie lou. Abc's archival producer associate producers for cable are isabelle torvill and dana shaffer. This episode was edited by vanessa. Low with help from lindsey crowder. Well mixed dean white. Our theme music is cross bones style by cat power. Original music is composed by sam. Rats are our music. Supervisor is linda cohen. Our artwork is by teddy blanks chips and why special. Thanks to kevin at best case studios and thanks to joshua cohen. Liz alesi and stationed districts discu at abc audio. Mike kellyanne hoppy at abc news. Long for him and in rosenberg and kimberly brown. Who handled are legal. Standards review in plain sight is a co production of s case studios and abc audio. Some material was edited for clarity and time be sure to subscribe to the in plain sight podcast and if you like what you heard leave us a review. Listen to new episodes every monday. Okay so you're staring at the wall the one that's looking kinda sad you know the one and you know you need to paint it. But what are the trendy colours does read work with wood. Floors is blue to bold with this couch. will beige field to blah. How do i even choose a color. Luckily the color experts at bell spar have heard it all and they're here to help find the perfect color for any room by working with your vision and answering all your questions. Start your project off right with a free online color consultation at val spar dot com slash color help..

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

04:35 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

03:44 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"If you know one thing about lady bird johnson. It's probably that she was big into highway beautification but the bill. That's oddly most associated with her was just a classic mess of washington. Political finagling woke up early. Work with the is to talk about the beautification bills. Were faring in the house. And senate the nine hundred sixty five highway beautification. Bill was supposed to include regulations on things like billboards and junkyards and put money towards design and landscaping to up support for the bill. Bird works the phones calling various members of congress this carpenters on the case as well meeting with a couple a texas congressman in a memo to lady bird she writes. I put on my best joy. Perfume and titus girdle. It is nine hundred sixty five although it could be hundred fifty five. Liz tells her the men say no one in the delegation likes the bill. But no one wants to vote against ladybird ladybird. Meanwhile bird calculates her odds and the bills grind on one of them is a goner so everybody agrees the others and are being consumed by the argument about. Where does the money come from the highway. Trust fund which is an inviolate sort of sacred cow to the congressman from the general budget. This is washington and there's horse trading to be done competing priorities the usual the senate passes a massively watered down version of the bill funding for a single year only and much looser regulations. All around having done the horse trading on the watering down next step is. Let's see partisan mudslinging. Bob dole a republican congressman from kansas. Starts calling the highway beautification. Bill lady birdsville minority leader. Gerald ford piles on i guess it's meant to emasculate lbj in nineteen sixty five the idea of the first lady's taking on major corporate players with actual legislation behind her. Well got dandruff looking at it today it plucks. Many of the knee jerk sexist cords. We heard thirty years later. When first lady hillary clinton got involved with healthcare tingey fair day of tension and the end of tension. That night lady bird will finally be able to let staff know about linden's gallbladder surgery. But i she travels to a studio in georgetown to listen to an edit of her narration for the abc documentary. It was awful. I was reading a script written by someone else. Lifeless and each. The whole thing looked awful and i felt sick then heavy with failure to return to the white house stopping along the way at we get a hairdo the afternoons business. That afternoons business. A diplomatic reception a beautification event deciding where to hang the official portrait of eleanor roosevelt. Listening to social secretary best able fuller hair out about whether linden would tend to reception for nine hundred people members of congress and their spouses plan for the next night. Finally after weeks of keeping it secret she tells her staff that linden is checking into bethesda naval hospital. That night. when i finished i fell. I just called a time bomb..

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

06:49 min | 6 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"Of other than the united states and with a lot of television still broadcast in black and white and network wants to go all in on the production values. We wanted to put on program in collar and i think it would be very stimulating and family leadership in their various. How do you feel about Lbj tells the network. Boston ladybird definitely doesn't need his permission. Thank anything you all worked out would be made. no mention. Her business strolled bella. Let her do what she wants to. On march four thousand nine hundred sixty five executives from the network. Come to the white house. John lennon's nineteen group which by now included jim hagerty of abc and leonard. A goldensohn another abc man. Lunch is on the second floor in the residence. Incidentally in the same room where almost exactly a hundred years. Earlier abraham lincoln had been autopsied an embalmed their mission incoming as to talk to me about the possibility of doing tv show about beautification plans in washington. It would be filmed over four or five months. Probably to the air thanksgiving documentary sort of like i. Leonardo i. leonardo had premiered the week before to good reviews on solid ratings in fact. Abc plans to go back to the same producers for lady bird project but. She's a bit reluctant. I'm timid the thought of that much exposure. I am no authority just interested enthusiastic citizen. Lots of women of her generation lady bird defaults to that reflexive modesty that deflections. But she's also aware that a primetime special is a powerful tool to speak to americans about the environment. It's just that we must establish the line of communication between us and that lady on the other end of the sat in the living room in gadsden alabama in portsmouth new hampshire. I'm sioux falls south dakota and make them think. Now what can i go out. And so she gets pastor in security. I've never been more scared of anything. I'll felt less. Confident are competent to undertake it and aware of the opportunity. Her position presents. She agrees to do the show. I recognize. I do have a sort of a two in my hands. By this title. I carry and i want to use it and in the end. Goldensohn said he would turn ideally to director would work on a possible script and then talk with me about it later. Okay good meeting the. Abc documentary is part of a full court. Press coming from the east wing. The office of the first lady lady bird doing tv interviews publishing pamphlets doing radio spots this johnson. Ours is a blessing and beautiful land. What can you do. Look about at the roadside. The colluded stream the decayed city center. We need urge to restore the beauty of our land. You are town needs your help. You're willing hands and heart this effort and it's not just media relations it's actual policy work takes a real staff press secretary. Liz carpenter hires simone land. State department spokeswoman as press aide for television sharon francis command holyoke radin record-setting mountaineer comes over from stu udalls office at the department of the interior to be lady fulltime environmental policy eight. I assumed the primary responsibility for all of mrs johnson's speeches supervising they answering correspondence on beautification phone survey shen urban affairs confirm preparing the meetings of her committee for more beautiful county. This is a new thing with some exceptions. Like eleanor roosevelt. First ladies have often seemed ornamental. They haven't had this kind of professional operation before or needed a budget to support it. Liz writes a memo to marvin watson essentially. Lbj's chief of staff. She's frustrated that the administration won't cover travel for the first lady and her team reading it. Now it feels like what's basically a budget ask is just the latest indignity meted out by the end of the west wing and the resentments may have been simmering for a while. Liz opens is the east wing always to be considered second class citizens and it goes from there. I do not see why we should be discriminated against. It is unfair to the staff and she closes. i'll be glad to take the responsibility of whatever. Helen zoos if my judgment is entrusted on this simple thing. I shouldn't be working here. So yeah. tempers are running high. Liz tends her memo on august fourth at that moment. The west wing is a bit preoccupied president johnson addresses joint session of congress to push a voting rights. Bill aimed at ending discrimination. The president referred to the events and sela as an american tragedy had passed the year before but this urgency to pass the next bill. The voting rights act is at least in part a reaction to selma and violence confronting the activists on the ground and the bill is inches from the house. After last minute compromises just passed it on august fourth. It's on the floor of the senate. Martin luther king is supposed to give speeches in washington but his travels disrupted by a bomb threat. He arrives for the signing ceremony. President johnson sign the nineteen sixty five voter registration act and pledged to millions of americans. New chance to find a political voice with a battery of pens and before witnesses like negro leaders. Martin luther king roy wilkins and james former president side but as is increasingly the case for the johnson administration. There's another issue simmering in the background. Good evening the war. In vietnam has been raging more fiercely today than ever before and it's long-duration the greatest loss of american life in a single attack has could or the latest from here. We go now to bob clark at the white house. Johnson seemed to be trying to eat. The nation's jitters earlier when he popped out of the white house for a short walk reporters who raised after him got a pleasant smile but no answers to their questions about the at phnom. This very same day. it's still august fourth. Lbj ask congress for one point. Seven billion dollars to fund an increasingly unpopular warrants. How these asia ladybird. Wade's a couple of weeks before she goes to see linden about her east wing issues. I was in linden's bedroom discussing with london leaders memo tomorrow been bad approval of travel girl. Who worked in the east wing to that travel be paid for. Just the mayo. Members would various aids. Come in and out including marvin watson. it sounds awkward..

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Lady Bird Johnson's daily audio diaries make it to podcast

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03:05 min | 7 months ago

Lady Bird Johnson's daily audio diaries make it to podcast

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

06:36 min | 7 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"Words afternoon calling the governors and senators of each of the eight states. She plans to visit. The most hilarious call probably was to senator strom. Thurmond thurman is the conservative senator from south carolina and jarring by today's standards. He's a democrat at the time and a devoted segregationist act quickly gala. Reasons for the calm. That would be happy to have him by my side. When i went through the state of south carolina thurmond is in having any of it. Senator thurmond said he had to make a very basic decision within the next two weeks and though he thanked me very much regret in fact. He's just five days away from announcing that he's flipping parties and we'll support goldwater thurman spend the next thirty nine years in the senate as a staunch republican and relentless opponent of integration and civil rights. And he's not even her toughest nut to crack was no use in calling governor while he's not even courtesy. Alabama governor george. Wallace is probably the most outspoken guy. Heart opponent of civil rights. And i'm tired of both national part in both national party joined together in the american congress to pass the infamous soco civil rights. Bill that has destroyed that liberty and freedom of the people of this state and the progress with legislation. Civil rights is facing a backlash especially in the south. And it's growing more violent in the evening. Rioting broke out in downtown. Saint augustine as about five hundred. Angry whites crashed through police. Lines and attack negro demonstrators per stops on lady bird tours richmond. Virginia richmond is truly around much of the news. Water is gaining ground. Here ladybird is greeted by a banner. That says fly away ladybird here in richmond berries. The cat's meow okay. It's not a warm welcome but it's hardly threatening and other people are wondering why this fair. I am here on behalf of the democratic party party of your ancestors but as train moved south there's a growing air of menace in columbia south carolina lose carpenter and the advanced team land at the airport in the early afternoon and notice. A carload of six men in shirtsleeves sat silent sullen and stared at us. Liz wrote in her memoir. I had an eerie feeling. I was seeing the face of eight. White supremacist groups have infiltrated the crowd. Yelling johnson is a communist. The carry signs saying things like blackbird. Go home is the least defense above their racial epithets and gives lady bird. Justa tasted the hate the everyday racism black people face in the south pacific time trae Of many and i respect your right to express your home now. It's my turn. Express mind the alabama florida border at this. Time is one of the most violent areas of the deep south sheriff's by day where the robes and hoods of the clan by night. When we talk about jim crow you think of the whites. Only bathrooms and water fountains access to voting booths. Where you can sit on a bus. This is what the civil rights act was supposed to tackle. But what kept jim crow in place. All those years violence and the threat of violence civil rights activists julian bond talked to the british show panorama about the everyday atmosphere of intimidation. That black people face in the south do makes people live in small towns in the south negroes much more afraid to register. Vote much more afraid to even speak to us on the street and the type of care and violence negroes and civil rights workers face. Almost daily in the south on october as lady ladybird gets ready to head to next campaign stop in tallahassee florida. But before her train pulls out a secret service gets an anonymous tip of a bomb threat. Bomb-sniffing dogs sweep of bridge. She's supposed to cross a dummy train. Travels ahead helicopters and boats escort. The first lady's train crossed the border while lady bird is out campaigning. Back in washington. There's been an arrest october. Fourteenth twenty one days before the election. Liz carpenter gets a call from an editor at the washington star. Charlie's a friend from when they both worked as reporters philadelphia. He's calling now about so-called morals charge. That's shown up on a local police blotter the report. Name's walter jenkins linden's aide and confidant of more than twenty five years. He's being charged with disorderly indecent gestures at a local ymca in the code of the era. That's homosexual behavior in the presidential suite at the waldorf astoria hotel in new york. Linden takes a call from his lawyer. A ford us and clark clifford and adviser. There's a quote weird situation. The men tell. Lbj linden is stunned by the news for came by artistic overdue for a break. We're ford is says it's very likely that the republicans know about the story. The only question is what they'll do with birger. Clifford recommend they keep a lid on this thing. Get the star in other news outlets to kill the story. Admit walter jenkins to george washington university hospital. The president fast will say only that he is aware that jenkins has been admitted to the hospital for hypertension and nervous exhaustion. Old school damage control back in the white house. The next morning ladybird caused. Lbj up in new york. She's got a plan to and it's a different approach. I would like to do to gain about walter. I would like to offer him the number two job. kt bc. do you hear me. Ktbs's abc's the johnsons television station in austin lbj. Not onboard. along.

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

04:49 min | 7 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"For the last eight years. The kennedys new. Lbj could help them with texas. So jack went to see the johnsons at their hotel to see if lbj would swallow his pride give up his prime place in the senate and help jfk take the white house in exchange for the worst job in american government vice president for both the johnsons. It was a crushing moment. Trying to swallow a nettle heard spiny. He didn't want the job but he failed an enormous sense of obligation to the democratic party. With jack now the nominee the kennedy and johnson teams gathered at the kennedy compound in hyannis to plan the fall campaign. Jackie talking with arthur slushing slasher junior and sixty four remembered how she and jacksonville sort of deferred to lbj or at least when their way to make him lady bird. Comfortable through an indian johnson came after the convention to our house vacate. We moved out of a bedroom. Who was a very small so that he can lady bird could have that room recidivist keeping in a single bed in this tiny little guest. It's boston meets austin. Camelot meets cornpone crowded together in the family. Living room linden took off his ten gallon hat and plopped it on top of a floor lamp. Even had the audacity as jackie sought to sit in the patriarch. Joe kennedy's chair ladybird sat on a couch together. With jackie and her sisters in law chatting with. Jackie notice that at the same time she was following. Lbj's conversation across the room taking notes into a spiral notebook. Jackie again talking to slash singer couldn't really relate to lady birds approach to being a political wife and anytime linden would talk that night lady bird would get out notebook. I never seen the web. She was sort of like a train. Heading dogged every name phone number who is look. It's sort of funny kind of way of operating. She's definitely not a trained hunting dog. And she wasn't taking dictation either. If that's what. Jackie imagined lady bird was doing. She was a full fledged member of the johnson team when the campaign picked up in the fall. Jackie stayed home very pregnant and prone to miscarriages lady. Bird racked up thirty five thousand miles in eleven states as lbj surrogate and jackie's the kennedy sisters and their mother rose were often with her. The paris that's paris. Texas reported expectantly at the two thousand women crowding the hotel ballroom fell silent due to the popularity of mrs lyndon. B johnson pronounced the hostess. We've temporarily run out of pettifor when it's done and the kennedys were on their way to the white house. Avi credited lady bird for winning them. Texas that funny kind of way of operating ended up being pretty effective before she left. Hyannis that july lady bird had given jackie some advice. If you can't campaign invite the press into your home and maybe lady bird suggestion had planted a seed in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. Cbs news produces a tour of the white house with mrs john. F. kennedy it airs on all networks reformers meter guys through the white house here with her personal narrative of the early days of the president's house. It's billed as the first time the american public at an inside. Look at how the president's family lived in the white house shows. The original design of the building included an extra floor george but it wasn't really about family. Jackie was to private for that. It was about the antiques and art and china and decor that was jackie's great project. The most interesting a the pair of chairs the desk not many people know that. Mrs lincoln sold a lot of greenwich after has death. She was destitute. Those chairs away before link. Neither van buren tyler on valentine's day. Nineteen sixty two over forty. Six million people tuned into the special primetime. A smashing success. It ignited the kind of fervor that the british feel for their royalty. Jackie one emmy for it and it was lady bird who went.

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

10:01 min | 7 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"Now the democratic party is the dominant political force in the south but civil rights is opening a major rift eighteen democrats and one republican all from southern states. Mount a sixty day filibuster the longest in the history of the senate to try to derail. Lbj's civil rights legislation aimed at desegregating. The south do you think about this vietnam. Sorry to hear you talk a little bit then. There's vietnam georgia. Senator richard russell. Lbj's longtime mentor is pretty sheri- nothing but trouble. Ms ever saw. And i feel like right. But i went in that. I don't go get out. You could look to any number of turning points for both civil rights in the war at the summer of sixty four is one. The johnsons make a political choice that affects both to gather support for civil rights. They'll have to satisfy the cold war. Hawks who are pushing for a stronger show of force in vietnam. It's an election year and senator barry goldwater that tough talking. Gop candidate for president is gaining ground. Remind you that extremism and the defense of liberty is no vice. President causes to free our people and light the way or liberty throughout the world you ask has been sending so called military advisers to be at phnom for the past three years sixteen thousand of them by the end of sixty three more than three hundred dead in the past year and rising fast thirsty. You last-second lucy's seventeenth. Birthday seventeenth was very special year with me the year. What i began falling in love with somebody new east april and now losing seventeen is a real beauty. July second is also the anniversary of lbj's at heartland the one that almost killed him. For the first few years we pass those milestones setting softly with great trepidation. Now we ac. Almost as though it had not been though lenin and i will not forget. It's a personal reminder that time is short. Lbj's father died of heart failure at age. Sixty and uncle and fifty seven. Lbj is fifty six. But it's also historic day after nineteen sixty four is signed at the white house by president johnson before an audience and legislators on civil rights leaders who have labored long and hard for passage of the bill. President johnson calls for all americans back what he calls a turning point in history particularly noticed the attorney general sitting on the front role and wanted what was going on mine reading through all of her. Diaries certain people show up again. And again bobby kennedy. The attorney general is one of them. Lady bird comes back to bobby over. And over like she's trying to figure out what the attorney general's impassive face and the very measured cracking of his hands which would not have disturbed a nazi sleeping calmly and his palm. It's the july fourth weekend riding high on this landmark civil rights achievement the johnsons board there jetstar and fly to the ranch landing at midnight an end to bed with one of those nights that does not think about damara. A wonderful sense of euphoria rarely attain man. Johnson's how to play this. Spend the weekend hiking. Hunting voting sunbathing swimming waterskiing visiting family napping and driving around the ranch. They host a fish fry and lady bird sneaks in her favorite television show. Gunsmoke in james aren't as an. It's a gorgeous time of year. Peacocks and peons roam around their house. This zinnias in full bloom live oak trees cattle. Cactus in deer granite and limestone. big blue. Sky was second blissful a in the only real vacation we've had november the twenty second. That's the day kennedy was killed seven months ago. Texas governor john connally was severely wounded that day. He and his wife. Nellie are with them at the ranch this weekend and bird note that he's just starting to use his right hand again. They talk about the convention which is a month away and lbj's options for the vp slot. Two of us via mccarthy six were for mcnamara they pretty much all agreed that humphrey would be their third shows although they have not forgotten the south antipathy for him a rare and perfect day and what a joy to look over at linden and see how he was loving it. But it doesn't last monday july. Six the golden days began to tarnish linden asks her to come with him on a ride out to a special spot on the ranch under the big sky surrounded by immense granite boulders. It's a place where lyndon goes to clear his mind and what's on his mind his presidency. There was much coq of the big question. He wants to get out. There is no way out if you don't know about audible. It's the leading provider of spoken word. Entertainment all in one place audible has the largest selection of audiobooks. 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And where's lady bird. Well she's on the roof of the white house in a swimsuit sunbathing. I can relax at the most amazing times almost as though you'd have to wake me up and altered to get to the execution on time but she's also working. She's got her mexican straw bag. Full of papers may be distracting herself from. What she knows is being decided downstairs. Mcgeorge bundy is one of lbj's advisers who ladybird lakes best. He and the rest of the national security team have just had their weekly lunch with the president. I stayed a very long time. I smack george abundant past me in the hall as they were leaving after. Lunch was looking extraordinarily grave. It left me thinking we might.

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"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

03:11 min | 7 months ago

"lady bird" Discussed on In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

"Presidential motorcade passed through downtown dallas in one moment and then two more shots in rapid succession. I heard over the radio system. Let's get out of here and it's just man who was with Roof young up leavitt wise did over the front seat on top of land and threw him to the floor and said get down in fact nearly eight months later when the warren commission is investigating the assassination. This is what she submits for. Her official testimony cars accelerated terrifically. Fast faster faster. I cast one mask. Look back over my shoulder. So a thing adrift blossom lying in the facts. The i think it was his kennedy lying over the president's body where does this instinct to capture it all even come from starting now and for the next five years. Maybe she has an eye on legacy lady. Bird had studied history and journalism at the university of texas and kept. Small spiral notebooks with her all the time. So as the moment unfolds around her her instinct is to commit it to record to the right. The left on what into a quiet room and hospital face to face jack hall. I don't pick over so anybody so much alone right. Eighty nine minutes after. Jfk's declared dead there on the tarmac waiting to take off for washington lbj and ladybird some staff a few reporters house spokesman has just enough that at two thirty nine this afternoon. Federal judge who the dallas swore in lyndon johnson as president of the united states. Judge who was yourself appointed by president. John kennedy was crying as she performed the money. You've probably seen the photo lady bird on his right jackie on his left one hand on the bible the other in the air now suddenly. Lbj is president and lady. Bird is first lady. I went in to see. Mrs you candidate. Oh it was a very very hard thing to do. She made it as easiest us she said. Thanks like oh ladybird. We liked you to so much. Jackie had leaned on lady bird to show up for her for years on the campaign trail to stand in for public events. A million and one ceremonial things. And she'd loved her for it now. Lady bird has a sense of complicated emotions. She hadn't even really wanted to come to texas with jack. Oh what i had not been..

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What Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis means for the country

Saturday Morning Update with Rick Fowler

10:08 min | 1 year ago

What Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis means for the country

"Were always joined on Saturday morning by John Gizzi. He is the White House correspondent and chief political columnist of newsmax dot com and Newsmax TV, John. Good morning. Good morning, Rick. And what a night it wass. Well, obviously, we're following the latest developments on President Trump and his diagnosis with covert 19. What is the latest you're hearing on the president. The president is resting comfortably at the Walter Reed Hospital where yesterday he left the White House. And arrived at the hospital. I might and he left the White House in his usual business suit looking as he always does. Uh, this is not someone who has been felled by the virus. But simply has symptoms of the Corona virus, and he will rest there until doctors say he can come out. Which effectively scotches the debate. Scheduled for October. 15th. But it doesn't mean he's going to be in the hospital through the rest of the campaign, and we may see a newer and better Donald Trump emerged from Walter Reed. For now, all signs are that he's resting and that this is not anything that Americans should be nervous about. John. We know the Corona virus hits each individual differently, assuming the best for the president, where he quarantines for the 14 days and gets through this What is the impact on the campaign for the impact on the campaign is that right now there's an absentee candidate that the president cannot have is make America great again Rallies. He cannot debate He cannot issue pronouncements, although one as the impression after covering Donald Trump for the past four years that no hospital and no confinement Ooh! Ah hospital bed is going to keep him away from his tweeting. Uh, hey, certainly can campaign that way. And another thing. We have a long history in America of candidates who are hospitalized or injured who actually do well as their supporters carry on for them. When he made his first center base in 1948 Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson was laid up for a period with very brutal, Cole. His wife, Lady Bird and others served is very effective Speakers and he went on to win hard fought race. I know of a case of another candidate, Arch war who was elected governor of West Virginia after surviving a helicopter crash. So just because it candidate is hospitalized or unhealthy doesn't mean it's a foregone conclusion. He'll lose well, John. Obviously, we know the polarization across the country and the polarization in the media. And there will be a lot of talk about the 25th amendment, and I just wanted to get sort of a factual look. At the 25th amendment. So when people hear the pundits talking about it, they understand it. Alright, 25th amendment was passed. In the late 19 sixties. It is known as the Presidential Succession Amendment. Its functions are twofold. One Puts into law what had been an informal agreement between presidents and their vice presidents. For a long time before them. And that means when the president is incapacitated, say is when he goes under the knife. For surgery, He turns over the powers. Of his office to his number two who effectively becomes acting President Richard Nixon served his acting president after a heart attack. President Dwight Eisenhower, and after a mild stroke, the president suffered Similarly, when Lyndon Johnson had surgery, Hubert Humphrey was the acting president and Dido for George H. W. Bush. Under Ronald Reagan when he had cancer surgery in his second term. The other part of the amendment is that if the vice president succeeds to the presidency, he or she can then designate Vice president that the Senate must give its advice and consent to I might add that when a president is declared unable to continue in his office for health reasons, the 25th amendment can be invoked. By the vice president and his succession to the top job can be insured. Post debate. Polls are now being released Thursday morning, NBC News National Polling had Biden up 7.9 points over President Trump Real clear politics showing Biden with a 6.6 lead over Trump Fivethirtyeight national polling tracker gave Biden the 7.6 advantage. President didn't seem to gain any ground whatsoever in the debates. Possibly lost some ground. What's your analysis is, we move forward. First of all, I do believe that the polls accurately reflect The post debate. Momentum is with Joe Biden, and it has very little to do with the debate itself. But with the media's interpretation of how candidates Trump and Biden acquitted themselves on national television, and of course, the opinion off the punditocracy is almost unanimous. The president was ruled. He interrupted. He had no consistent thought. And Joe Biden was a gentleman. That is their opinion. Which is being repeated by a lot of people. There's two factors that leaves this reporter to say that these numbers might have flaws in them. The first is the hidden vote. There's a lot of people, certainly, as was the case in 2016, who just won't admit they're voting for Donald Trump. Obviously they do so when they're in the voting booth. The other is that Joe Biden right now, by being cool, is holding on and appearing a front runner. Did. Donald Trump loses the debate? It all depends on who you ask. Chuck Booth, commentator and conservative activists from Nevada said the president decided to use this format to speak directly. To his base of supporters and try and rally them to the polls. He compared the president's performance and his refusal to abide by Time outs to the scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when Butch is facing a much larger man and challenges him to a knife fight. And then says, but we have to go through the rules. The other man says there's no rules in a knife fight at which point which kicks him. And effectively weakens and subdues him. That's what the president's goal Wass with Joe Biden and to his base, he succeeded. So let's turn to the impact on the Senate and the Congress a lot of business to attend to, including the nomination of Amy Cockney Barrett to the Supreme Court. We take pause for well wishes from Democrats. But as we can see in the Chuck Schumer tweet, it is a one sentence pause. And then we're back into politics. Here's what he said Friday night. We now have two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who have tested positive for covert and there may be more. I wish my colleagues well, so that's the nicety. And here's the politics. It is irresponsible and dangerous to move forward with the hearing, and there was absolutely no good reason to do so. Well, I would just say that the distinguished minority leader of the Senate, Senator Schumer should look a little bit more. At the rules of the Senate as wrong is there is a quorum of senators in the committee. They could move along, particularly if chairman gavels in now what he's referring to are Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina. Both Judiciary Committee members and both presently incapacitated by the Corona virus. Both could easily recover in a short time. Remember the Judiciary Committee hearings on drugs, Parrots nomination don't begin until the 14th of Oct over. So any judgments about Senator Tillis or Senator Lee? Not being in the job in two weeks is a bit premature. That's the Supreme Court debate. Let's talk about the stimulus deal. New York Times Reporting. Speaker Pelosi said that the president's positive Corona virus test could change the dynamic and produce a Nagre mint on additional pandemic relief. But a compromise remains elusive. The gist of it from Speaker Pelosi is that now the Republicans will take Corona virus more seriously. Well, where do we

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Why Do Ladybugs Have Spots? Do Dragonflies Bite?

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

05:38 min | 1 year ago

Why Do Ladybugs Have Spots? Do Dragonflies Bite?

"We're talking about dragonflies and ladybugs. And we're going to be joined by someone. We've talked to before on an episode. We did about moths. I'm kept McFarland with a Remote Center Frigo Studies Research Biologist and I like to study insects and all kinds of other flying things. Why in the world do you like to study insects of all the creatures you could study? Well you know. I've studied birds and I've studied mammals, but insects to in my world. Everything you can think of. That's in the movies insects do it. They do strange things that we'd never imagined possible, and and it just excites me to go out there and find out what they're doing. Strange things like what lift something that would be like US lifting a car or leap tall buildings that kind of thing. Yeah. They're like the Superman the animal world, they can do all of things that we couldn't dream of Fahd of the sky for hundreds of feet. Fly Long distances. Long distances like three thousand mile sometimes longer than we never imagined swim underwater for long periods of time. I mean you name it. They do it so. The water and walk on the ceilings. Yeah, so it's just crazy things they do. There are so many kinds of insects estimates range between two million and thirty million different types of insects. If you count up the total number of these animals themselves, scientists think there are ten Quintillo individual insects on our planet. But we can't do an episode about all of them. Just think how long that would be. We're going to focus on to cool types of insects. You have sent us questions about dragonflies and ladybugs, but even those are categories of insects with lots of different species within them, as we'll find out more about later, but first. Let's dive into some of your questions. My Name's illegal. I live in Seattle Washington in my question is. Why do ladybugs have spots? Claire. I am six years old. I live in rent. Would Missouri and My question is how do ladybugs get their spots I Aria that result I live grateful or Kaleida it by question is how to ladybugs have spots well. Here's the interesting thing about ladybugs. There's a lot of different kinds of ladybugs and the ones that we usually think of are the ones that are red with black spots or sometimes a little white spots on them. And that represents maybe you. A quarter of the species of ladybugs, there's a whole bunch of other ladybugs that are black, Brown, red white, even some kind of other colors mixed in like yellows, and so the traditional thing we think of the ladybugs of the ones that are black and red, but there's all kinds of others that have all kinds of other patterns and colors associated with them how they get their spots. I'm not really sure how they exactly get their spouse, but one of the things is spots. Spots are the patterns are probably on them, so that is a warning to other insects or even birds that they might not want to eat them, because they might taste poorly, and so it's a way to defend themselves against being eaten by birds or other insects to some types of ladybugs have a certain number of spots and others have a different number, or could you know the same kind of lady bug lined up ten different individual bugs. You'd get ten different spot patterns. The answer is yes. It happens, both so there are lady bugs that have certain number of spots in evac through even named after that, so there's a native lady bug in North America called. The nine spotted lady bug, and it has nine actually, and there's the seven spotted lady bug, and it usually has seven spots. There's a twenty spotted lady bug, and you get the picture. There's different kinds of ladybugs that have different amount of spots, but sometimes within those groups they can have a variety of spots, so there's one. One kind of Lady Bug comes from Asia called the Asian ladybugs that's been introduced. It's been brought here in an outlives. North America and sometimes it can have almost no spots, and sometimes it can have maybe a dozen or more spots on it, so it's really variable. Compared to say, the nine spotted lady bug, which almost always has nine spots, and we have listeners and I think every continent. EXCEPT ANTARCTICA, we haven't gotten a question from Antarctica and do ladybugs also live on every continent except Antarctica. I'm pretty sure they are on every continent, except Antarctica. Yes, and that brings us to this question. Hello, my name is Hallelujah I live in. Rwanda CA golly. My question is. How many different types of ladybugs are there? There are over five thousand different species or types of ladybugs in the world. And as Kent said, it's not just the spots that vary, their colors can vary, too, but those colors are basically always there to warn predators that the lady bug will taste terrible now. Some of you are probably wondering why they're called ladybugs. Anyway or maybe you aren't even sure what insect were actually talking about. Not everyone calls them ladybugs for example. If you live in the United Kingdom you might call them, lady, birds or Ladybird Beetles and Kent says he actually doesn't like the name Lady Bug because they're Beatles, not

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Why Do Ladybugs Have Spots? Do Dragonflies Bite?

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

05:46 min | 1 year ago

Why Do Ladybugs Have Spots? Do Dragonflies Bite?

"This week, we're getting out our bug nets to look at something considerably smaller than us. We're talking about dragonflies and ladybugs. And we're going to be joined by someone. We've talked to before on an episode. We did about moths. I'm kept McFarland with a Remote Center Frigo Studies Research Biologist and I like to study insects and all kinds of other flying things. Why in the world do you like to study insects of all the creatures you could study? Well you know. I've studied birds and I've studied mammals, but insects to in my world. Everything you can think of. That's in the movies insects do it. They do strange things that we'd never imagined possible, and and it just excites me to go out there and find out what they're doing. Strange things like what lift something that would be like US lifting a car or leap tall buildings that kind of thing. Yeah. They're like the Superman the animal world, they can do all of things that we couldn't dream of Fahd of the sky for hundreds of feet. Fly Long distances. Long distances like three thousand mile sometimes longer than we never imagined swim underwater for long periods of time. I mean you name it. They do it so. The water and walk on the ceilings. Yeah, so it's just crazy things they do. There are so many kinds of insects estimates range between two million and thirty million different types of insects. If you count up the total number of these animals themselves, scientists think there are ten Quintillo individual insects on our planet. But we can't do an episode about all of them. Just think how long that would be. We're going to focus on to cool types of insects. You have sent us questions about dragonflies and ladybugs, but even those are categories of insects with lots of different species within them, as we'll find out more about later, but first. Let's dive into some of your questions. My Name's illegal. I live in Seattle Washington in my question is. Why do ladybugs have spots? Claire. I am six years old. I live in rent. Would Missouri and My question is how do ladybugs get their spots I Aria that result I live grateful or Kaleida it by question is how to ladybugs have spots well. Here's the interesting thing about ladybugs. There's a lot of different kinds of ladybugs and the ones that we usually think of are the ones that are red with black spots or sometimes a little white spots on them. And that represents maybe you. A quarter of the species of ladybugs, there's a whole bunch of other ladybugs that are black, Brown, red white, even some kind of other colors mixed in like yellows, and so the traditional thing we think of the ladybugs of the ones that are black and red, but there's all kinds of others that have all kinds of other patterns and colors associated with them how they get their spots. I'm not really sure how they exactly get their spouse, but one of the things is spots. Spots are the patterns are probably on them, so that is a warning to other insects or even birds that they might not want to eat them, because they might taste poorly, and so it's a way to defend themselves against being eaten by birds or other insects to some types of ladybugs have a certain number of spots and others have a different number, or could you know the same kind of lady bug lined up ten different individual bugs. You'd get ten different spot patterns. The answer is yes. It happens, both so there are lady bugs that have certain number of spots in evac through even named after that, so there's a native lady bug in North America called. The nine spotted lady bug, and it has nine actually, and there's the seven spotted lady bug, and it usually has seven spots. There's a twenty spotted lady bug, and you get the picture. There's different kinds of ladybugs that have different amount of spots, but sometimes within those groups they can have a variety of spots, so there's one. One kind of Lady Bug comes from Asia called the Asian ladybugs that's been introduced. It's been brought here in an outlives. North America and sometimes it can have almost no spots, and sometimes it can have maybe a dozen or more spots on it, so it's really variable. Compared to say, the nine spotted lady bug, which almost always has nine spots, and we have listeners and I think every continent. EXCEPT ANTARCTICA, we haven't gotten a question from Antarctica and do ladybugs also live on every continent except Antarctica. I'm pretty sure they are on every continent, except Antarctica. Yes, and that brings us to this question. Hello, my name is Hallelujah I live in. Rwanda CA golly. My question is. How many different types of ladybugs are there? There are over five thousand different species or types of ladybugs in the world. And as Kent said, it's not just the spots that vary, their colors can vary, too, but those colors are basically always there to warn predators that the lady bug will taste terrible now. Some of you are probably wondering why they're called ladybugs. Anyway or maybe you aren't even sure what insect were actually talking about. Not everyone calls them ladybugs for example. If you live in the United Kingdom you might call them, lady, birds or Ladybird Beetles and Kent says he actually doesn't like the name Lady Bug because they're Beatles, not bugs, so that's right now and they're not all ladies.

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Robert Caro on How He Does It

The Book Review

09:47 min | 1 year ago

Robert Caro on How He Does It

"Robert Carroll joins us now he is the Pulitzer Prize. Winning author of many books. New Book is called working researching interviewing and writing. He's also the author of the years of Lyndon Johnson four volumes of them thus far and the powerbroker Robert Moses and the fall of New York Bob. Thanks so much for being here. Pleasure to be here all right so everyone has been greatly anticipating a volume five of the years of Johnson. But instead you have written this other book working researching interviewing writing. Why did you decide to do this? Ever since the powerbroker I kept myself out of the book. I don't think the word I appears in there many times. If soon as the book came out people started asking me. What was it like ten of you Robert Moses and I realized that I should have put in something to tell people what that was like so for like forty five years. I've been hearing that question and people ask me what it's like to work in presidential libraries were. Can you find out from interviews? This isn't the adviced anybody but it's sort of. I said we'll I WANNA give people some glimpses into how I work so. I took time out to do this book now. I'm back doing the volume. I mean it's an interesting question about interviewing Robert Moses because you had read five sessions which women seven sessions with him. Which was very different from the Johnson. Biography where he was dead already for several years. Before you could get started and I'm curious you write about it a bit in working what the difference was like for you. Writing the book writing a biography of a person who was still alive versus writing a biography of someone who was already gone in one sense. It's great to write about someone who's still alive because you get to meet Moses. Didn't talk to me for the first couple of years of the book. Then we had seven interviews. Soon as I started asking questions. Pamela the interviews were over but they will long sessions and I really got to look at him with Johnson. You felt okay. I came along just too late. He had died just three years before was great about him was that he died so young he would have been only sixty seven when I started. He darted sixty four that everyone was still alive. He had I think twelve people in Johnson City High School. When he was there they were all there to be viewed. But you can't make up for not meeting and talking to the person writing about you just can't do feel that absence and working on the Johnson. Yes you do everything you can to overcome that you know you interview the people closest to him over and over and over again constantly asking them what was he like. If I was standing next to you what would I see him doing? So you try to get a feeling of him now. We have these telephone transcripts where you hear him talking hundreds and hundreds of hours you can listen to him talking and see how he deals with people and how he gets what he wants from people. That's always amazing to me. Has that changed the way that you've been doing your research having access to those types a change the writing of history in general like on the Gulf of Tonkin incident which has been sort of mystery. What really happened there. How many attacks were there? On our destroyers. You know that led Johnson to launch these launch bombing attacks on North Vietnam. Now you actually hear the communications between Robert McNamara. The Secretary of Defense Cincpac the admiral at Honolulu and the commander of the fleet. That's an in Viet Nam. You hear this and what was really going on in real time the other aspect of your interviewing that. I thought was so interesting that you write about in this new book working is the delicacy of interviews and especially when you get to touchy subjects. And they'll you didn't interview Johnson for the book did Interview Lady Bird and tell the story about how you and when you approached the subject of Johnson's longtime affair with Alice Marsh. Well when Johnson is in the Pacific during World War. Two year allowed easing Australia. You're allowed one telephone. Call the senator from Texas. Just Johnson has to decide whether to run again for the House of Representatives or to run for senator. I'm going through all the correspondents and suddenly in the middle of it. There is a telegram from someone sewing. Alice I've never heard of Alice. She appears in no book and it says Lyndon everyone else that happened to me in the White House. Everyone else thinks you should run for the Senate. I think you should run for the house. Please try to cool love Alice. I said WHO is Alice. Who was the person that he makes the only one telephone call? And who's giving political advice which he follows shortly after that? So that's you know. An example of going through the papers by luck her sister and best friend show up at the Johnson Library and ask to see me and I go down to see them and they say you know we wanna tell you about a woman named Alice Marsh. We don't want to portray to some Bimbo. She was really very important in Johnson's life. And they told me the whole story of this Lauren and significant relationship and his life. So how do you then? Ask Lady Bird. You know panel. That's the only interview I ever had in my life where I couldn't bring myself to look at the person I was interviewing. Alice was a small town girl. She turned herself into the brilliant Washington. Hostess Brilliant Brilliant Salons and she came from a little town called Morlin. Now no one would go to the mall. And unless they were looking for inflammation analysis a little town in the middle of nowhere and I never know I went up there and we learned about her. And how remarkable she was but all of a sudden we have a mutual friend. Who lived in Morlin? Who calls me in a panic and says the bird in Texas? Everybody Calls Lady Bird Bird. Bird and always. You've been in Marlin. So she knows you know about Al. Assad said well that had to be if it doesn't concern me but her secretary then shows up at my desk in the reading room says Mrs Johnson would like to see you out at the ranch this weekend. We had been meeting in her office so we sit down at the dining table. She's at the head of the table. I might her right. Hand my stenographer's notebook like like the one you use is is down on my right hand taking notes and without preamble. She starts to talk about Alice Quiz. How elegance she was how sophisticated she was how she taught. Linden things and everything that she taught him. He followed the rest of his life. You don't hear these lawn when she met him. He was this new congressman very awkward with Lorne Gang Leo Arms. She said turn them into an asset. Always wear shirts with French. Cuffs and very nice cufflinks. So when people's attention is cool to them it's called in in a in a good way. She told him. We're kind of Necktie to favor. Countess Myers Tie. But most of all at crucial elements in life. It was her advice that he followed an in a number of cases one in particular. It's not exaggerating. Very much to say she saved. His career is takes a moment to tell. But it's it's interesting his early careers financed by a very fierce huge Texas contractor. Herman Brown Brown and Root and Herman was prepared to keep financing his Roy and in return Johnson was getting huge contracts for Brown and root when all of a sudden they had a falling out Lyndon Johnson was getting them authorization to build a dam which they wanted but Linden wandered low. Rent Housing Project built in Boston in what was a very poor Mexican American neighborhood. The houses in that neighborhood were owned by Herman Brown. The tenants were paying rent to him. They were very profitable and he was enraged at Linden wanted to condemn them for his housing project and his chief lobbyist and his chief lawyer talked. Instead you know Herman was about to turn on Linden and when Herman turned on you he never turned back when Alice here is about this and invites them both down to Greatest Stadium Virginia. She sits down at her table. And says why don't you just compromise give Herman the damaging winds and the land and all of a sudden everything was okay. So Lady Bird starts talking not only about her elegance. She says the quotes are in the book. She was so sophisticated so beautiful. I remember her neck succession of wonderful beautiful dresses and me in well not so wonderful. And and then she said you know Lyndon Basically Linden always followed Alice's vice during that whole interview I have to say my head. Just stay down and I took notes. I couldn't look at her so that was done. The next week we went back to ordinary interview she just launched into it without you. Even though I you know I sometimes think I know something about politics. I'm really glad I don't have to write about. Women never understood why she did

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Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Women Working in the World of Plants

Cultivating Place

09:44 min | 1 year ago

Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Women Working in the World of Plants

"We continue cultivating places. Women's history month interviews. Were joined this week by Andrea Delong Amaya director of horticulture for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas. At Austin it is also the botanic garden for the State of Texas Andrea has been on staff for over twenty years and has more than thirty years of experience in horticulture. She Guides fifteen staff members in the design and management of nine acres of Native Plant Gardens. Two hundred and seventy five acres of natural areas and in native plant nursery. She teaches classes in native plant horticulture and writes and presents on her passion for the field widely. She spoke with US late. Last autumn to share more about the history and work of the centre including it. Being the legacy of another extraordinary woman ladybird Johnson Andrea shares. Her own enthusiasm for this field of work. Welcome Andrea Hi. How you doing? I'm great how are you wonderful? I'd love for you to start by describing describe the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as visually as you can for listeners. Who may not have been there. And then we'll talk a little bit about your specific work there Andrea Sherr so we are in a South Austin and in the middle of Texas. We're in a part of the state that we refer to as Texas El country or the Edwards Plateau which is a beautiful beautiful part of the state. Of course Texans will say every part of the state is beautiful but I WANNA say text. The central Texas area is particularly beautiful especially in the spring were really renowned for having excellent wildflower displays including the Texas blue on it which occurs all over the state but the central Texas areas particularly flora for us in the spring. And so we are like I said in Austin and the site that were on is a public garden where about two hundred and eighty five acres. I think we actually added a little bit more In the last year or so and it's a public garden where we feature plants that are native to the state of Texas. That's the site now. The organization is bigger than that But the gardens here. We're demonstrating hell different. Native plants can be used in different kinds of landscapes different kinds of styles. We have collections of plants. From different parts of the State we are the Botanic Garden Texas. So we're trying to increase our collections to represent other parts of the state as well as the central Texas area so we have about nine acres of cultivated gardens and then we have a sixteen Acre Texas Arboretum of trees So those are the horticultural areas in then. We have natural areas in The other parts of the the property And that the natural areas also include some research areas. We have some Areas where we're doing Land Management prescribed fire treatments and different kinds of land-management to see how that influences the vegetation. Yeah we can talk more about that. If you're if you like definitely definitely I will i. I would love to get into some of the specifics of each of those areas you just described but before we get there. Describe your your your job there what it entails and may be the trajectory of your twenty years there. Andrea. Yeah well. I started as a gardener appropriately and really enjoy working outside. I mean I've always been interested in being outdoors and that goes way back to my childhood is probably most people who have an affinity for the natural world That usually starts childhood so I grew up doing things outdoors with my parents particularly with my dad. We'd go camping or canoeing. And I remember having a field guide of of wildflowers weeds that surrounded our area where we lived and that was great. Fun everything from astronomy to birds and lizards and insects. Just everything is so interesting And I just find that the more I learn about things the more I'm fascinated and in awe of the natural world so that's just started early but it's just been a long a lifelong interest in learning more and observing more. I mean I laugh. We have a big picture window at our dining room table. And that's our TV. We don't have an actual electronics of the Inter House. It's overlooking a garden and pond and we just sit there and watch the animal antics and what's blooming and it's great fun and it's a nice way to slow down in our fast paced world That's a that's a big part of what I think. Nature does for me and for a lot of people So you started as a gardener. What year was that Andrea and then tell us about the progression of your rules at the Center Which clearly you progressed in because of your deepening curiosity and ever expanding knowledge base. Yes so I started in December of nine hundred ninety eight and Worked as a gardener I've guarded in most of the areas that we have in Under cultivation over the years and at some point we had Position of gardens manager was available so I moved into that and then I don't know maybe fifteen years ago I transitioned into the direct report culture and Unfortunately that means a little bit less guarding than I used to do. But it also gets me in a higher level of designing decision making which is very exciting and allows me to have more influence over some of the bigger picture things that are happening And then overseeing the natural areas arboretum and the nurseries also been pretty pretty fun and adds different interest to what what I'm looking at. Yeah so talk about Before we get into the specifics of some of the programmatic areas and display areas there and then the research give listeners. A history of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center when it started what it's original mission in scope was of course the wonderful woman for whom it is named and by whom it was founded in its original iteration and So that that people have an understanding of just how much bigger is then. A Garden appreciating wildflowers. Because that is a fabulous mission but it's it is much bigger than that so we're very blessed to have had the visionary Labor Johnson as founder. She founded the wildflower center. Initially as the wildflower research center. The National Welfare Research Center and that was an endeavor that she took on with her friend and actress. Helen Hayes which a lot of people don't remember that part of of the history but it's Kinda Funny Mrs Johnson didn't feel like she had enough name. Recognition Systems of Helen Hayes. And so her mission right from the beginning was to really try to understand an unlocked the secrets of wildfires in native plants and understand how they grow and that was the original research. The the wildflower center did at that time and so that was a nineteen eighty two so the organization started back. Then we moved to our current site as a public garden Before it was more just a research site with some portables but it didn't really have botanical garden kind of exhibits. Someone moved to Our current site in one thousand nine hundred ninety five that was really a big focus of making the space Amenable to guests and having exhibits that people can interact with and having educational programming and really elaborating on that when she first started it. Why we'll just remind listeners? She was of course the first lady of the United States and she Had A as firstly. She had some remarkable initiatives to beautify. I think was the word that was used then. roads and highways across the country and she was taken by the wildflower diversity there in her home state for good reason. Because it's a pretty remarkable native flora. Will you talk a little bit about that? And and why people thought this was not just a pretty project but was worthy of deep research. Even at that time so yeah. Mrs Johnson grew up in a rural setting and without siblings so she was a long time so her best friend is. A child was outside Just the outdoors and I think that was what what instilled upon in her the scrape passion for the for the natural world and then as she became first lady She really had a great influence on President Johnson in terms of Passing legislation one of the things he's known for is the beautification. Act The highway beautification. Act and getting billboards off of the roadsides and cleaning up roadsides and planting wildflowers and the way I understand it you know we talk about it is being beautification and she knew at the time. She was very savvy that at the time. She knew that that was a word that would engage people. The public secretly I. I've heard that she felt like that was actually kind of a word and that it is she. I think she understood. It was deeper than just beautification was away to connect people with the idea that she

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Top 10 Performers of the 2010s

Filmspotting

06:11 min | 1 year ago

Top 10 Performers of the 2010s

"Actually I am kind of I write poetry Snow Book Secret Notebook or your poet. Yeah that's great but you like to hear what sure sure it doesn't really Ryan though. Okay kind of like him better when they don't me to all right so we've heard your number ten. We've heard my number six Adam driver. Who's your number nine performer? The decade? Okay boy this hurts me because it wasn't too long ago I was asking if this was the best actress of the twenty tens and I still think she's in the conversation but Elizabeth Moss. When I sat down to do this list fell down to number nine okay and I think for me. It's it's partly again. I'm backing into the list here. It's partly because her strongest work was on television. I don't know if it's fair. We're a film show so I'M GONNA hold that. It's not fair okay. It probably isn't yet to discount the handmaiden and madman but you're right if you include those. Then how is she? Not One of the performance of the Dick and Jane campion's crime series top of the lake. Yeah so so you know those three works alone in her work in them specifically I mean madman. I made the argument. She's as crucial to that series. Almost as crucial. Let's say Don Draper. She was the lead in in Top of the lake in the lead the handmaid's tale but I look back at the big screen to and The one I love I think great in. I know you love the film more than Me Adam but the collaboration with Alex. Ross Perry's Ben. My favorite thing about those including are probably hurt toured force performance of the last. Ten years is in her smile. I think just from last year and then yeah squeezing in that great supporting part in US last year as well getting to show her comic chops I had to keep her on this list but when I started comparing her to the filmography we're going to get to higher up. Yeah I couldn't put up there at the very top. Yes same process with me. Though she slipped a little further I did begin by ranking top ten actresses top ten actors then figured out how to merge them and go made the cut. I Have Elizabeth Moss in my six through ten actresses but did not make my top ten overall. My number ten is an actress. And this is one where you could accuse me Josh of maybe looking ahead a little too much but I think the foundation of great work in this decade is also there. She is the only other one that woman I'm about to mention. She's the only other one with driver who feels to me like locks. We could already pencil them in for when we're doing this list in ten years okay. We're GONNA look back on the twenty twenties and go. Of course. This was the decade of Adam driver and of Sir Sha Ronin the three great performances come in Brooklyn in Lady Bird and of course last year in Greta. Gerwig 's little women and there's two great films there for me all time great films frankly in Lady Bird and little women. I'm less high on Brooklyn though I like Brooklyn quite a bit and I really do think. It's a wonderful performance from her. She also appears of course in Wes. Anderson's Grand Budapest hotel and I really liked her in Joe. Wright's Hannah for me. Ronin is the insistent innocent. There is some naievety about her. As you look at those performances Brooklyn ladybird little women but really just a lack of experience. There's the census. She still has a lot to learn about herself and about the world and relationships. She's going to make mistakes. She's GonNa make a fool of herself but that's because she's always going to put herself on the line there is a determination and there's a voracious nece to Ronin characters that I find really appealing. I was looking back at my notes from our review of Lady Bird and I mentioned the way she just kind of burns with this intensity and this focus. It's almost like she's from another planet in the way she talks and the way she studying the people she's engaging with there is this provocation that is inherent to the lady bird character where she's just so eager to expand her knowledge her base of knowledge. It seems like that's what she's after in every encounter in life and maybe more than anything. Josh the reason why I wanted to make sure I fit. Ronin on this list is I just want to continue to put out into the universe. This idea that I did see floating around social media after a recent Hollywood reporter with Ronin and Greta Gerwig where they talk about future collaborations with each other. And there's a great question by the interviewer posed to Gerwig about working with Ronan and differences in working with her now versus lady bird and I thought Gerg's answer was really instructive. She says it's the benefit of working with someone you've worked with before. I felt like in some ways I had conceived lady bird before I knew she was playing it and I'd written drafts of little women before I knew she was playing it but I don't know any other way to say it. Except she was an author of Lady Bird but even more so she was an author of little women. I felt like she knew exactly what we were making the whole time as a filmmaker as much as an actor she really became a second director for me. It was like an extension of every thought. I had she'd walk out in another step. I think honestly the closest I've had to it is writing. With Noah Noah Baumbach who is her partner. But that's fitting of. Gerwig I think in her personality that she so generous in giving Ronin all that credit as an artistic collaborator but I think it speaks to the intelligence and again that voracious nece that comes through in her character's it's probably embedded within ronin herself. That made her such a good collaborator with Gerwig. And the key line from this is Gerwig saying I'm interested to see what movie we make when searches in her fifties. And I'm in my sixties. WoN'T THAT BE INTERESTING? And I'm thinking that's great but I want to see the movie that you make together when searches in her thirties when searches in her forties. I can't wait until the fifties I would be perfectly content of those to just continue to make movies together until the end of time. So Sir Sharon did just sneak onto my list ten. Hey I like your band with Jona rubies. Len Fans knew awesome.

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Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail

The Big Picture

10:08 min | 1 year ago

Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail

"We have a special sort of conversation. Here we're joined by Mister Robot. Creator the Creator of the film comet The director of Amazon's homecoming. Yes Sam. Esmail saying what's up. Hello how are you? I'm so excited to be here. I'm such a fan. Oh that's very sam. You wanted to play a game with us. I did now. I want to know why you wanted to play that game with us and I also want you to explain the game. Well explaining it okay. I'll let me start by saying I'm a huge film. Learn as I think anybody who listens to the watch probably already gust. And I've always played this game with all my film nerd fans and so I figured one when I started listening to your podcasts. Which obsessed with a huge fan of I figured especially with Amanda Sort of counterpoint? To talk to your thinking Shawn's like I just thought this'll be a fun game to play the game. Basically and again. This is sorry for listeners. Who are not going to be in on this because it's so inside. It's not even that insight. It's but it's it's really not OK okay. I won't apologize here. We go is a good game in and you deserve it. It's the best director per decade and the best director who die who had their debut. That decade does that make sense. Did I explain this? Should we use an example to help people understand it? What's an example that we won't? Won't you trample on the choices that we've made here? Well we look at this decade. We had we had like a number of actually great film. Directors made their debut Jordan. Peele with get ou- Greta Gerwig with Lady Bird Vince Gilligan Man. This favorite with El Camino until nineteen many wonderful. Thanks well actually. Gertler made no thanks. But it's it's it's it's it's. It's good to bring up Vince. As an example because he actually that was his feature directing debut which is all coming up. Now the thing is it's not necessarily not saying what's the best directorial debut? Just the director that we appreciate. The most made that debut made their debut in that decade so I think that there's a couple of semantic complications around now and you know as well as I do that there are student films. Their short film features so. Let's lay the groundwork. Because Vince directed episodes of Britain. He directed the pilot breaking bug which I think was in the prior decade but we're talking feature directorial debut so that seems easy to Parse. It's not as easy to Parse as it seems. Now tell me why well. Are you talking about dual are GonNa be Spielberg is is a particularly complex example? Because of nine or you're talking about nine gallery 'cause that's TV while he made a movie when he was seventeen called firelight for five hundred bucks and is that a film. Is that a feature film even his parents saw. I wouldn't say a featured like a debut meaning. It was released in movie theaters got it. Okay commercially available. Commercially available attack. Those are good ground rules. I'm glad that we established that play into my less later on. I do consider to be because it didn't get released in theaters. Well it is a feature film but it was not this little guy but that is considering his feature debut his first full length movie right what. What's the movie after that? Then Land Express okay all right so yes we'll stick to that okay before we play the game now. The people understand the game I want but just add one other thing the interesting thing about this game and I think will when we go through. We'll see it's where the decades are hard because there's just so many amazing options and where the decades are not A. There's not a lot of options. I just find the conversation around that to be interesting because lanes a little bit about where movies are and where they're doing exactly specifically the nineties which I thought was just a burst of like creative inspirational film makers and then the very decade after the ONS which I struggled I struggled to find. I have some counterpoint to that point but I I wanna use this as an opportunity to pick a bone with you. Oh Wow okay I resent you. I resent your your appearance on this podcast because what I what we need. What this podcast needs is people like you making movies and television shows will but you love movies and you film in a very discreet way. Yes but and I mean I guess we're going to get into it right now. It's gotTa think about think about indie filmmakers. What happened let's say Ryan Kugler? Who Loved Fruitvale? Right mazing what happened to him. After he made fruitvale he went into the machine he went into the machine. And that's what's happening with a lot of these other directors and that. That's the difference between the nineties and now so I think. Pta came out with holiday today. Is he making you know Batman in two years and by the way no not dissing on Batman? I'm excited for When Matt Raises Version of it? Because I'm a fan of his but I think it's just the industry is dictating a lot of what directors are doing now and you know and not to 'em this point that's the machine that we're in right now so and that's more reflective of the decade so t to to get to my TV point. Tv's where you get to make the interesting shit. I don't know if I could have made mister robot as a feature in fact I tried well. That was my fault. Got a little long winded. With how long was that? That forty five. Our film now That feature from I wrote ninety pages of wasn't even into act tune. That's when I realized I was in trouble. Was there a divergent path for you where after comet you could have just doubled down and said I'll stay. I'll continue to stay kind of broke but I'll keep making movies will. Yeah I mean that was the plan I was going to make Mr Buzzing indie feature and got stuck with it and Steve Golan Who You know owns anonymous content who Read the pages of Missouri Button at the time detective had just come out and he just He had just produced. That and I thought women that will this is fucking coal. And I don't need to do anything with this. I don't need to refashion the script that I had in mind and fitted into this to our box and honestly I was just really more. I remember thinking I was way more excited about true detective than I was about anything. Elsa came out there. Trust them into. What are your thoughts on true detective because I have no idea? I don't love thank you. Yeah I think I think I see yes. The first season I think true detective on its face is like a accomplished piece of television filmmaking and also I'm a huge fan of cary Fukunaga always and forever Perhaps not for the same reasons. Assess it to me actually wrap. It was such a turning point. Anything his best thing that he's done. I'm not even going to say Jane Eyre Okay. I haven't I haven't seen that I haven't seen the new Bond movie I but I'm really looking forward to it because I'm also a bond person and also I just you know I think true true detective as this carries best thing. I think that's probably true but my issue with detective is not actually true detective itself. It is the dialogue around your detective. And also I think that's a pivot point in terms of when and how we started evaluating TV in terms of tracking shots and the actual just the athletic like filmmaking as a way to bring the an experience. What is this athletic yet? Flex now and then on twitter people are now saying slaps what what is all? I don't understand that you want to explain the Internet. Let's start with the athletic because Amanda I. I've heard you use a lot and I've I've been on a lot of sets of never heard anyone say the words. I think the first person he was at my friend on the TV critic Philip asking and I think it puts its finger on this idea of money that you bring her up because she wrote this she wrote. It was a harsh. I mean whatever I respect her reviews she dissed my one episode of Mister Robot whereas all one tracking shot. I assume yes is what you mean by athletic because I do think that Filmmaking and TV and everything is more than cameras and more than where the camera is and there is such a absolutely station online. The damore as more aspect of filmmaking and I think that the tracking shot is caption of that and just like. Oh Wow. Did you see what he did. That was so cool. Oh my God. The camera is moving. You know don't you think it but don't you think has a to me every every sort of choice that you make with the camera has an effect and yes to some extent it it takes you out of it and draws attention to itself but to some extent. I really I mean what do you think of the Copacabana Sean? And I and I and I do. Actually I think even tracking protective is effective. But you know we're doing a podcast right now. That isn't essentially about how we talk about. Film and like establishing a Canon of source. And the cannon is so reliant on where do we put the camera and what did they itch on showing us an either. Don't respond to that artistically at some point. I'm just like Yay like fancy camera. Shots you got it. Congratulations to you but I do also think it distracts from the other equally important. I feel making that. Don't get enough credit. I think code is also a specifically athletic is code for Masculinity. You know it's code for this sort of The might of the male filmmaker. Now that's not always true if you watch like strange days for example. Kathryn bigelow is doing a lot with the camera yet. It is unorthodox and cool and might have what would otherwise be deemed kind of masculine energy. But I do think that true detective and largely the dialogue like you're saying was about a lot of dudes being like Yo. This is sick now. Personally I thought it was sick. Oh okay but I I would. I was not a fan of those scripts and I don't think that story is very strong but I thought that was really well

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Sustainable Travel: The Hard Truth with Lucy Siegle

WTM Insights Podcast

09:45 min | 1 year ago

Sustainable Travel: The Hard Truth with Lucy Siegle

"Twenty nineteen year in which the travel industry found itself in the spotlight over its role in contributing to climate change tourists now more aware than ever before the environmental cost of air travel. Tourism contributes around five percent of greenhouse gases according to the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership at travel alone contributes to two point five percent of global emissions and these predictions suggest that these stats likely to triple by twenty fifty. If important changes are not maids however the tourism industry is responding in many diverse ways. For example the Guardian Travel Section now primarily focuses on destinations. That can be reached without the use of planes. Easyjet will carbon offset all flights by the end of twenty twenty initiatives such as green tourism? Have seen a leap in membership and provide hoteliers with a green check meter to promote more responsible tourism practices and global travel as a certainly more environmentally aware. Now environmental issues. I have to admit their uncomfortable truths for us in the travel industry so today we're taking the bull by the horns as it were and we're asking. Chiyo hey to tell us just how bad it is and also what we can do about it so environment environmental impact on travel. I think it's very good but the travel industry is trying to tackle this head on but I think we've also got some uncomfortable truths to face and in facing those uncomfortable truths. Hopefully we can make some headway into doing some stuff about it. But how in your opinion how? How bad is the travel industry for the world? How bad is the travel industry? Well if you look at some who just start with the elephant in the room so we look aviation you can say that aviation has a small part of the climate change pie in the comes in four percent. Something like that four percent. You might say well you know. In fact I've heard it said well PSA quivalent to say the fashion industry or something like that but we're in a very serious situation. Everyone's mentioned this to you. We all have to decarbonised really rapidly. So it doesn't matter. What your slice of the Pie is he needs to be getting it to zero. Unfortunately and aviation is one of the ones that's increasing and increasing exponentially so we could be seeing like a quarter of the world's carbon budget used by aviation in the very near future and that's not acceptable. Because you look at the amount of people that fly so I think in the UK. It's something like fifteen percent of the population tastes seventy five percent of the flights. Something like that. Probably most of them by me mainly you. Yes exactly so. It's not fair. Is it that all of that. Carbon budget should be used in that way so that that is the really really big existential and the media issue for the travel and tourism industry is that it's predicated on flights which have become cheaper and all the rest of it and then you get into a very interesting territory about offsetting and where we are now. How much needs to help and is by so? You really can't get very far. Ironically when we're talking about travel without coming across a very difficult brick wall I know this is the lady bird version of environmental issues but reminded y need to decarbonised. Oh so yeah so we are in. The era of climate crisis is not the only crisis that's affecting the bias fairs. We call the planet We also in the age of extinction. loss say rapid extinction loss of species. And we've got lots of different pressures. So the oceans absorbed ninety percent of of heat and a report came out a couple of weeks ago so that was in January February and it was irreputable evidence that the planet is is is warming because you can test the atmosphere will time. There's lots of different factors which might account for the heating when it comes to the oceans that is a controlled experiment ladies and gentlemen and we had the hottest oceans on record since records began and it is equivalent to exploding thousands of Hiroshima bombs in the ocean. That's the amount of energy and he is now in the ocean and this affects all sorts of things so for people in the UK who only really like one sort of fish which is called it means that if the oceans warm around the UK the COD will swim off to colder climes. And they all go to the Baltic states and we can't get any cards so it has a knock-on effects like that but it is proof incontrovertible evidence that the world is warming and a warming world brings with it a lot of problems including higher incidences of diseases oceans rising icecaps melting fires that burn hotter and are more widespread as we've seen in Australia etc etc etc so Greta Thambo says this so I'm GonNa say it but but if you were saying it I by the way she seems to have a wide for you have a great plot has exploded but you you were saying say funny because it's almost anniversary of me-meeting Greta Thornburg in Davos upper mountain and I said to my friend. This is absolutely legendary this point while. I don't think she's going to catch them did you. My friend resigned. I don't know I think she might anyway like two days later. Thirty two thousand kids marched in Belgium for Friday's for the future though is already regretting. Why statement and she just seems so as literally. Mitch Leigh Small. Once more young men conscious actually small. She's actually small and she's very softly spoken very unassuming and yeah. I mean what a presence will an accident force and I really care myself. I squandered that did you. Did you feel something around are no? That sounds ridiculous but people that I've got that power to to have an impact on so many people often do when they walk into the room. Yeah think so. I think I was just being very defensive about what this kid you know. I've been doing this for. Aj's join the queue. Hello but I also now you'll court so you were just about to court for a minute. Yes she's incredibly powerful force and she. I remember her face and her being rather than another thing. That's quite disarming if you spend time around High Profile people with this charisma that quite jazz Hans. She's not just handsome toll so I think I just took a while to understand what she was bringing But she's very very good and what I was going to save it. She says a lot of people. Ask Me and when is the climate crisis going to be over? It's not a moment. It is an era. This is the reality so once you accept that of the reality the climate era. What are you going to do about it? But we can't we can't. We're not GONNA stop traveling. People are not going to stop traveling for fun for work. The world is a very a much smaller place. You might say well people might have to but look what's happened this week. The Corona virus so. This plane's not taking off from China China is basically closed. Which is so. They'll be kind of carbon win for that in a way because they'll be some fear emissions. We're in a numbers game now. So you go to you. Go to look at these things but you know there's an example very very recently where we might say. We're not going to travel. But actually you're not gonNA travel so there's a number scenarios that might happen where you went to travel so what's difficult. The moment is that it's just all on us making the decision not to travel and you may have children who are very inspired by Greta. You might be parents. Have I inspired by Greta? Making a decision to take a train journey instead of Dumping on the plane and these are really interesting. Personal kind of points of maneuver and negotiation at the moment within families and stuff like that and it will be very interesting to see how the travel industry which. I'm sure I shouldn't talk about as if it's a big homogenized thing 'cause I know it's very nuanced different parts of it but they've got to kind of surf this weird moment with us really and we have got to come up with more inventive products. We've got to come up with more different ways of doing things we've got to look at some tough

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Oscar Nominations 2020: The Complete List

Reveal

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

Oscar Nominations 2020: The Complete List

"The nominated films for Best Picture are four verses Ferrari judge a rabbit the Irishman nineteen seventeen little women parasite once upon a time in Hollywood joker and marriage story so we've got nine nominees the Academy could've chosen up to ten and there's one film in our Best Picture nominees that's unlike any of the others and that's little women it's the only nominee directed by a woman and the only one fronted entirely by women the writer director is a critic or weak she loves little women by Louisa may Alcott in fact she was hired to write the screenplay for which she is nominated for Adapted Screenplay before she got the gig to direct the film but was really after her success with lady bird which was nominated for Best Picture and which she was nominated for directing not this time around that Sony asked her to direct little

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A CAmpaign To End The Celebration Of New Years

The Promised Podcast

08:12 min | 1 year ago

A CAmpaign To End The Celebration Of New Years

"Welcome to the promised by gas. Brought to you on T. l. v. one the voice of the city whose worthies and Burgers in the nineteen thirties launched a campaign against the celebration of New Year's which in mandatory Palestine as in Modern Day Israel was known as Sylvester the name borrowed from Pope Sylvester the first thirty third pope of the Catholic Church who was buried and in the catacombs of Priscilla in Rome on December thirty first and who was beatified on December thirty first date became known as Saint Sylvester's Day or the Feast of Saint Sylvester which feasts came to stand for the reveries of the night dividing the last day of the year from the first day of the New Year in Israel as in Austria Italy Lee Bosnia Germany Slovenia Slovakia Switzerland Luxembourg left in China Poland and the Czech Republic France Croatia and probably elsewhere as well now on December remember twenty seven thousand nine hundred eighty four for instance. The paper hired-in reported that the city had been plastered with posters quote sponsored by the rabbinate and the the Hebrew community calling for residents not to celebrate this holiday Silvester as it is foreign to the spirit of Judaism they ask the owners of houses of pleasure and cafes not to rent their rooms for these purposes and quote Davar reported in the same year that deputy mayor Easter Iraq who fifteen years later would ascend to to mayor addressed the city council about quote the question of the holiday of Sylvester that is setting down roots in Tel Aviv. FEE proposal of Mr Rocca was accepted saying at the city council of Tel Aviv sees in the foreign custom of Sylvester celebrations a definitely unwanted thing which is in opposition to the spirit and traditions of the people title of Israel and asks all cafe owners and owners of large halls in the city not to organize Sylvester parties. A committee was chosen to speak with cafe owners owners etc about this matter and quote a year later in nineteen thirty five the municipality itself published this notice quote the city sees itself as obligated to remind owners of cafes and restaurants this year once again of the need to refrain from having public celebrations in honor of Sylvester Eve. This custom to celebrate the holiday of Sylvester believe in public Jewish circles in the Hebrew city harms the national lifestyle that is taking form in the land of our forefathers. This claim is aimed also at the General Oh public some of whom admittedly only a few make a practice of celebrating this holiday with debauchery and loud social parties obviously the municipality and the the citizens of the city will treat with respect anything undertaken and done in honor of this day by those residents of the city and their guests who are not Jewish for this is their holiday and quote in a year after that in one thousand nine thirty six of our reported after the fact that quote several cafes such as the Lawrence and Savoy had special holiday programs in Tel Aviv. There there were many private Sylvester parties mostly from the circles of immigrants from Germany until morning. There was much car traffic and many walking on foot. One of these people who return to his home home after midnight under the influence of alcohol startled the volunteer firefighters with a false report of a fire end quote in nineteen thirty nine. The paper beaucaire made its feelings things about known with a one line article with a banner headline on page three the article in its entirety. Read quote on Silvester Eve. Eleven people committed suicide in new. You Work and quote in one thousand nine forty. The religious paper hot so fat reported this quote I witnesses say that a man of Israel at midnight in Tel Aviv especially in the North would forget that he lives in his own nation and land semester celebrations were celebrated in several coffee houses Jewish houses in the Hebrew city and whomever was indies coffee houses which elevated the celebration to the top of the top and drinking and debauchery would forget that we live in times of emergency. The New Year by the general accounting is not for us. It's the Jews. But it is a New Year for trade and bills and money's silvester celebrations are not Jewish celebrations in the land of Israel. Especially and only those who became habituated to these celebrations collaborations in foreign lands the lands of assimilation fail to Wean themselves of this habit. Even after they pass through all the circles of hell they returned to their iniquity in the land of Israel Israel. These are just one chapter of the spiritual and moral decline that is evident in our public life especially in the first Hebrew city the glorious tel.. Ah Vive end quote now to celebrate. Silvester Twenty twenty in the glorious Tel Aviv. There were hundreds of events for instance one could welcome the New Year with the Abba Tribute Band Carney or or go to Cooley Alma for their annual gala. Three for one Christmas New Years Novi Bash the bootleg was hosting a centers party quote unquote the hostile hosted hip hop new year's breakfast on Rothschild had funke Meli and these were just a fraction of what was on offer so grand was the celebration that the municipality itself posted this on facebook from the legendary Tel Aviv. EDM Club the block quote mayor e high. I don't feel so good. I won't be coming into work tomorrow and quote quote this post from Iraq Tel Aviv Tel Aviv municipality itself. Yes there was the battery in the city. All right one could pretty much find any form of depravity ones. Momma might have worn one against save perhaps for the badgering bullying browbeating of the burgers. About how you really shouldn't go to a drag show on New Year's in the first Hebrew city in the Jewish state and arguing nothing captures the spirit of the city. Well Tel Aviv. Dafa better than a tradition reaching back. Almost ninety years of offsetting the ideological severity doctrinaire rectitude a to enforce the citizen of the hidden who ain't kidding of joyless Orthodox Zionism and greeting each new year. Hal each new day with playful exuberance heterodox selective Goya's and lots and lots of alcohol and seeing the first Hebrew city is a place not just for spiritual fulfillment but also for fun fun fun and more heretical. Still Bill Finding spiritual fulfillment in fun. Fun Fun with us. In the studio is the woman who's lovely prose is like a killer party and everyone's invited I speak of course of Alison gap and Summer Alison for Politico Than Republic foreign policy the Jerusalem posted. Jt the Ford and many other of your very best papers magazine is a columnist for Arts. You heard on. NPR PRI where I and the BBC and you've seen her on twenty four television and Al Jazeera TV and other places as well. She holds a World Centre Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence and Diaspora reported anytime and rock our award for excellence and covering Zionism Eliane Israel. I was how was your Silvester. Oh very boring. I'm not a big New Year's eve person but it always takes me back to. When I first arrived in Israel in the nineteen eighteen eighty s and like most Americans had never heard of Saint Sylvester or New Year's Eve being referred to as Sylvester so when people started talking about Sylvester? What was the only Sylvester? I was familiar lady Birds Sylvester the cat. tweet neighbors I was like what are they crazy about the cartoons. I it took me a while to like and still now when I hear about Sylvester immediately that like cat face POPs. What's up in front of me? I thought I thought also in the studio with us as a man who is exhibit a rather than spiritual and moral decline in the city seems to be gaining in spiritual and moral seriousness through the generations. I speak of course of Os Zelter Zubeida Zelter writes and reviews books for arts including waiting just a week ago in the past he hosted a weekly show on TV on arts and culture in Israel and he is a political activist of passionate power charm and charisma insight and intelligence Ohad. Oh how is your Silvester. I was dancing on a wooden bar dancing on the bar. Because somebody in this room should have had a proper nears eve right now that's Great throughout my neck from dancing so hard I think that means that I partied as much as I could dance on your neck. No is is now painful because identity on my feet that that is a badge of honor. Yes angry my name is Owen. I don't meet the boasts upgraded the operating system on my phone last week and ever since I've been receiving hectoring messages about how I don't sleep enough and maybe it's time for me to go to sleep right now and how. I listened to an awful lot of podcast and oh I listen to my music. Too loud ended ended. I know that long term exposure to loud noise can be damaging to my hearing. And I really don't WanNa Brag about how I have maintained my youthful lifestyle

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Director Greta Gerwig on 'Little Women' and Louisa May Alcott

The Frame

10:25 min | 1 year ago

Director Greta Gerwig on 'Little Women' and Louisa May Alcott

"Start with a new film that opens this Christmas Day. It's an adaptation of Louisa May alcott novel Little Women and it is a lovely little gift of a movie yourself theory someday. So you'll need me. You'll wish you have behaved better. Thank you so much for your employment and your many kindnesses I intend to make my own way in the world. No no one makes their own way. Not really we civil woman. You'll need to marry. Well you are not married. Because I'm rich wjr. The film is from writer director. Greta GERWIG stars. Sir Sha Ronin. She played the lead in Greenwich Direct. To`real debut lady bird and the rest of the march sisters are played played by Emma Watson Elisa scanlon and Florence pugh Laura dern plays their mom and Meryl Streep is they're wealthy aunt March gerwig has been thinking about little the women for a very long time well before she even found out that producer Amy Pascal was developing a new adaptation of the novel. Here's Greta Gerwig little women and has been a book that I have loved my whole life in a very deep way to the point. Where my memories? And the memories of the March sisters were intertwined in that way that I think books of your youth can means something even beyond being books because th- they they're the they become part of your family I think that's that's the magic of Reading when you're a child is the the distinction between fiction and reality is thin for you or it. It was for me anyway But I hadn't read it since I was about fourteen or fifteen and then I read it in my early thirties when I turned thirty and I All this stuff came out at me in the book that I it not. When I was a child I can passion get so savage could hurt anyone and I enjoyed it? You remind me of myself never angry. I'm angry nearly every damn I li- reading as an adult. I heard all of these different things. I saw it as much touch spike easier and sadder and stranger and almost more triumphant in a certain way and also just is this kind of being aware of an author was another layer of it for me that Joe both wants to be an author but then Louisa as author and so even though Joe March march by the end of the book says she stops her ink well and stops writing and gets married and has children opens a school Louisa though wrote and she wrote that book and we know what. Because there's the book you know. I just sort of had an idol saw about well if I made this. I'd want to center center on this. I'd WanNa Center on all these themes that I felt I hadn't really seen yet about it which was ambition and money money and women an art and I heard in passing my agent said at a dinner. Oh they're interested making little women again again and I was like what I have to go. I have to talk to them. I have an idea and I hadn't made anything at that point. But he got me a meaning and I I went and I talked talk to them and I told them some version of what I wanted to do and And I said I want to direct it and they wanNA write in Iraq and I hadn't had nothing to really show that I could do that so but they very luckily hired me to write it. And then I wrote my draft in in two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen and then I went away and I may lady bird and then by the time I was finishing that up they said well what what do you think about making little women and I thought I said well I knew you'd ask. I'm ready but it was a it was one one of those for two. It's turns events. I want to ask about that perspective that you had a reading the book as an adult versus as a young woman woman sure and the perspective you have as somebody who is a creative person gas writing movies and making movies because so much of the movie and certainly in the book as well is about the challenges of being a creative person and how you value your own art how you compromise with people who are financing it and how you find your voice even in those parameters that's right now there's a you you picked up all the cards I put down. No it's a it's funny. It's that the opening scene between Joe March and her publisher Mr Dash would which the majority of it is actually word for word from the book when she says took care to have a few of my sinners repent and he says people want to be amused not preach that morals. Don't sell nowadays. That could be me talking to a studio head about something. I WANNA do But it was. It was all there for me to be discovered. I didn't invent it like like I said that. That scene is a scene from the book but it felt too so relevant to right now and then beyond that when when I was researching Louisa Mail Cart and it became clear that that who Lewis male caught was was equally the subjects that I was interested in and then you learn about her life. Is You know unlike Joe. She never got married. She never had children and but she kept writing and she did keep her copyright copyright of little women which is a you know huge thing that she did and I mean there are so many things about her life and what she did. It felt eerily familiar and I think even even in the fact that Her publisher sure and even herself but her publisher truly didn't know what a hit he had. And I find that happens all the time that there's a constant underestimating of audiences that are not the same audience of the people who are in charge of publishing or whatever that may be the the first half of little win because it is really to books as written ends so group. The curtain falls upon big. Joe Beth and amy whether it ever arises again depends upon the reception given to the first act of the domestic drama called little women death. It's almost like she's saying I've got a a sequel but I hope people by the I know she's She's a business lady no she and and and it it. It's worth saying that the the initial printing sold out in two weeks and it has not been out of print for one hundred fifty years in one thousand nine hundred four. There was a story. Little women leads poll novel level rated ahead of Bible for influence on high school pupils. Yeah that's nice. I mean I mean it's just nice for her and it raises his other question like what people take away from the book because you can interpret it in very different ways. I'm going to give you two prominent women who have thoughts. That's about it. The first is Gloria Steinem. WHO said in Nineteen ninety-two? Where else could we read about an all female group who discussed work art and all the great questions or found girls who wanted to be women and not vice versa? Oh that's beautiful found girls that wanted to be women not the versa. And here's the author meal Paalea who says the whole thing is like a horror movie. I know I think if you have an idea in your head of the it can be of little women. It's usually from the first book. It's the kind of Christmas to Christmas structure. And the you know the second half of the book Louis Male jokes. She should've called the wedding marches. Because they all got married and truly British version is called good wise exactly zoo you know. It was in this to book structure which is part of why I is structured the film I did starting with them as adults Because I wanted to start with the second half but I also think there's two books embedded in it because if you you just read the book on its face value with this. Kind of pre Victorian morality of Domesticity in virtue tied to femininity communitty. And all of these kind of tidy bows put on each chapter. Then I think you miss what's really roiling roiling underneath and if you read it that way of course Camille Paglia is completely right. It is something that would be a horror show if that is all you're seeing but I'd the way I look at it is if you can take the ending of the book where she felt she must marry Joe off to someone because that's what the readers demanded and she made this economic decision. That's what she would do Because she had so books then if you if you read everything through the Lens of will she had to make it all kind of tidy for the time time then if you take away the tidiness what's left is a whole bunch of am Bishen and mess and anger and lust and craziness and things things that don't fit neatly into any box. And so what I wanted to do was not update the text. The text doesn't need updating. I wanted to take away the constraints constraints of the time in some ways. Because that's what was interesting to me and even in those constraints. Louisa really did do her best to try. I to imagine what what would in a gala -tarian marriage look like. What would something that was? Not Essentially INDENTURED SERVITUDE BE As a marriage and I feel that you know Gloria Steinem being one of them with a Simone Tip Avar Patti Smith Orlando Toronto or J. K. Rowling rallying. There's a long list of women for whom this book meant very specific freedom an ambition and what I wanted to do was make a film film that was in the tradition of why that inspired them. Because it's there's gotta be a reason more than she got married to Professor Bear Sogo to see you. Thanks for coming as really

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Tim Heidecker Isn't Really 'Brokenhearted'

The Frame

07:42 min | 2 years ago

Tim Heidecker Isn't Really 'Brokenhearted'

"From them on broadcast center at KPCC. This is the frame. I'm John horn on today show, the former head of the California film commission on how she fought to keep moviemaking in the Golden State, then comedian and musician, Tim Heidegger has a new album of heartbreak songs. It was inspired by his online. Trolls smoothing can be pretty creative. And one of the things they did was manufacturer up these divorce papers that, that spreading this rumor that my wife left me because I'm such a, you know, weak-minded lip tart, and why are so many movies and TV shows being turned into live stage shows. Are you ready for the empire strips back all that coming up on the frame? Welcome to the frame. I'm John horn. The California film commission is the government office that supports filming in the state and that includes everything from blockbuster movies to commercials. Earlier this month, we found out. It's getting a new executive director, the position is appointed by the governor and Gavin Newsom has decided he wants to pick someone new, the outgoing director Amy lunch had the job for fifteen years during her tenure. She started the state's tax credit program to keep film and TV production from leaving California. I asked Amy about her background as a movie producer before she was hired to head the film commission. There never been anyone in this position as executive director of the California film commission who had a production background and they really did want that. So coming in, I certainly had to learn, Sacramento state government legislation tax codes, but at least the production side, and you're stand what their needs are. And most importantly, the time constraints and, and I think that the. Industry that I'd be talking to understood that I understood what what they're going through. So the film office in any state is looking at a couple of different things. And one is what you're describing. That is here's how we can help you get permits. But you're doing that against a backdrop where other people other countries other states are offering incentives, and it could be British Columbia could be London, it could be New York could be Georgia. So how do those two things compete because one thing is just like making production easier and the second one is competing with other areas of the country and around the world that are giving filmmakers money to leave the state, right? Well, so first of all, you could give all the tax credits and rebates you want, but is equally important to have a as we say film friendly environment, so that people can get their locations. They can turn around their permits quickly. They can close streets when they need to we can shut down a freeway if they need to do a big scene. So that is. Again, as equally important. But I will say when I started in two thousand four incentives were sort of just beginning to grow. We didn't get ours till two thousand nine and we were for five years, the underdog, every producer said we wanna film, in California, but we gotta go, where we can stretch our dollars. So when you are having conversations with people in government about why it's important to keep production in the state as opposed to leaving to go somewhere else. What are the kinds of changes in attitude, that you have to get people to embrace because you're up against a couple of different things. One is it's Hollywood. Why wouldn't people wanna shoot here? And the other one is what is the return on investment? So how do you get people to start taking a new way about why? It's actually economically important to keep people working in the state of California are achilles. Heel was it's, it's Hollywood, California isn't everybody here, anyway. What's the problem? I think one of the reasons why it took us until two thousand nine we had to hit rock bottom, and we were tracking. How many productions were leaving the state to be able to demonstrate now they're not staying, and if we want to retain our signature industry, we have to step up and do something. And one of the kickers was do you remember ugly Betty, which picked up and moved to New York that had shot here for three seasons. I think they were here for two or three for for them to shoot a New York that in Hollywood and picked up and move. Moved to New York and that actually really helped demonstrate what we're talking about. Because an a production that might be spending sixty eighty ninety million dollars in one season is a lot of money to lose rethink about Hollywood, and southern California's being kind of the hub of production in the state, and while that is true. There's production all over the state of California. I'm thinking about lady bird, which was shot in and around Sacramento, not far from where you are working, how important is film production across the state in terms of local economies, and local film, offices that are trying to attract production. It's a great question, because it was such an important part of the effort, that this is not just an LA issue. There's legislators from all over the state. What do they care in Fresno or Humboldt county about Hollywood? And it was critical that they understood that productions do travel around the state, and when they do they spend a lot of money locally in a local community and hotels and restaurants and purchases, and whatever they're doing even if they're not hiring crew there and we did have production shoot. Up in humble, and we had production shoot in Fresno in San Francisco and San Diego. So that was a big part of the push. How does the state benefit beyond the obvious in terms of economic contribution is there some intangible benefit that the state has beyond, you know, the tax numbers? I certainly think there are an, it's all those support businesses that people don't talk about a lot and it's not just like the prop house or a wardrobe rental place. It could be something like a florist who does flower arrangements for a wedding scene. A production can use. We've counted this about a thousand different vendors on one production. So those are all reaping the benefit of that, whatever fifty sixty seventy million dollars spending the other thing that's happening as we speak is there's a big debate about Georgia and about what's happening in that state over. It's very restrictive abortion laws when you think about the political power that Hollywood has, and the way that plays into politics. It's a very complicated issue. Hugh. But you have some thoughts about whether or not the industry, should use its the cloud of its money to talk about policies in states, where productions might be going so speaking in my now unofficial capacity. I'm watching Georgia very, very carefully. I don't know that it's appropriate for people from out of state to be dictating policy for another place, where they don't actually live. However, I do think that, you know, you can put your money where your mouth is or not put your money where you don't agree with particular policies. So we'll have to see how that plays out. You were the longest serving film Commissioner in state history. Your successor has yet to be appointed. What advice would you give him or her that maybe you didn't get when you started that you think is critical to understanding how to do this job? I don't know if this person's going to come in having a production background, but I would say, you know, listening to your constituents if you will, and me. Meeting with as many people as you possibly can to get a sense of where the problems are where, where you need to solve problems. That's essentially what we do all day long. Amy great to see you. Congratulations on your amazing term. Thank you so much. Coming up on the frame actor. And comedian Tim Hydrocare has a new album, and it's an inside joke response to his Trump trolls.

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Annette Bening and Laurie Metcalf nominees for 2019 Tony Awards

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:04 min | 2 years ago

Annette Bening and Laurie Metcalf nominees for 2019 Tony Awards

"Great news also for an Benning as we mentioned he's being nominated full. All my sons. I'm actually fortunately for me Sally field in that same role tonight. He in London Laurie Metcalf though, four nominations in four years. Yeah. The New York Times recently, Chris and Laurie Metcalf, the first lady of Broadway, and I think actually people believe that it's not just hype she has had huge success on television, as we know and onscreen lady bird for which he was nominated for an Oscar. She was wonderful. But her heart really belongs to the theater as she is the first tell anyone she's already announced next season. She'll return to Broadway in one of the most iconic of all plays Virginia Woolf assuming she gets nominated for an who Tony for that. And I don't see why she shouldn't be that would be five nominations and five years, and she just seems to want to do theatre do I mean who's afraid of wolf anyone who's unaware is one of those options that if you are an actor, and you get to being this role of like the play version of gypsy isn't an yet to play this role and you'll good sure to be nominated for every would under the sun. So good news fil Hori. It seems.

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Review: 'The Spy Who Dumped Me'

At The Movies with Arch and Ann

03:39 min | 3 years ago

Review: 'The Spy Who Dumped Me'

"Hasn't he thinks a also does ticker, right? Yeah, he has a wonderful, wonderful. Originally Gilbert, Godfrey was supposed to. Busy being. I found it very moving, and surprisingly touching said in the back row weeping for my lost childhood, bring all the things that are no longer available to me, I think is a great family flick. So that's good. I saw the Middleburg film festival had a screening of puzzles. Stowing Kelly MacDonald, right? Yes. And she arrived in town and first of all, I would like to say she's very open about this. She's forty two years old and she looks like she's twenty five, and that's why she is a movie star because I won't tell you how old I am, but I look about thirty years older than that. And it's a nice little. Movie of a of a downtrodden housewife who finds her Mojo doing jigsaw puzzles that she finds a partner and, and you know, it's, it's not exciting. It's not. It's not loud or anything, but it's a nice. It's a, it's a nice coming of age film and don't just Google jigsaw accidentally. Cassava, Papa torture porn totally different than what you. Yes, she is a lovely actress in. We're talking about this the other day. I think it was off Mike, but just some of the things that she's been. She was first in Trainspotting as a child. Essentially, he was the baby on the ceiling. Boardwalk empire. She was in no country for old men. And that's to me because I know she Scottish and beautiful doing the boardwalk empire thing was very hard because she was Irish desires, but the southern Tekere western Texas accent. She had. She might as well been born in Odessa. Here's your own lady bird. How do they do? I don't know. So I'm a big fan and it's it's a lovely movie, and I saw the spy who dumped me the other night because somebody needed to go to that. Kunas and Kate McKinnon, and it's not very good would expect. And Kate McKinnon is squandering her talent. And so I am worried about she is Uber, talented, death, but even I think we all agree and you should never judge a movie on the trailer, and then we saw the trailer. It was like, oh, no, really? And so that you're telling me that my fears are confirmed. They play it like a Saturday Night Live sketch except it's two hours law to our. I wrote this down. It's one hundred sixteen minutes when she's Larry on SNL. I wonder why. I mean, what is it that you Ghostbusters. Needs to develop her own material or work with people who know her to develop stuff for her. That really doesn't have to just take any script. Melissa McCarthy will write her own. Sometimes it's hit or miss, but sometimes hilarious. Even Melissa McCarthy, I was thinking Melissa McCarthy because she needs a new breakout something to get her to the next. She's doing the same thing over and over. Again. It seems to me and Mila Kunis was hilarious. And Ted ten thought was Jerry, so they both can do it, but not this time not time. So here's a reminder and Hornets when she's in town reviews at Washington Post dot com. And I'm arch.

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Roger Bannister, first runner to break 4-minute mile, dies at 88

All News, Traffic and Weather

02:25 min | 3 years ago

Roger Bannister, first runner to break 4-minute mile, dies at 88

"Five thousand customers are still without power in massachusetts over a million still without power throughout the northeast already cruiser the midwest heading here to help restore that power and students across massachusetts will get lectures from judges about the law and how the court system works have breaking news british running legend roger bannister has died soon cbs's larry miller looks back at the day that bannister made history in may 1954 on a cinder track in oxford england roger bannister became the first human to run a mile in under four minutes twentyfiveyearold medical student came from behind then after breaking the record fell exhausted into the arms of his coach oleg well i think i was very lucky although his record stood for just forty six days it's bannister who will be remembered he went on to become one of britain's top neurologist roger bannister was 88 larry miller cbs news london ninety of academy awards will be held this evening in los angeles and it seems host jimmy kimmel isn't shying away from last year's envelope gate mishap in a recent interview kimball said i wanted to happen again referring to last year's incident in which warren beatty and faye dunaway announced the wrong film as best picture based on kimmel's oscar promos a looks like producers of fine with poking fun at last year's gaffe tmz reports that beattie and dunaway will once again present the best picture oscar cbs's steve futterman previews the race for best picture there were nine nominees but two films appear to be the frontrunners the favourite is the shape of water a dark fantasy depicting the relationship between immutable men and an underwater creature i told you the princes without force what what put us the other film given the chances three billboards outside ebbing missouri the story of a mother seeking justice in the death of her daughters thousand first month here's a billboards i say another nominee is lady bird which tells the struggles of a teenage girl growing up in sacramento california i wanna go where culture in new york other nominees include get out dunkirk darkest hour look post phantom threads and call me by your name steve futterman cbs news another close golf force of skiers in.

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