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"mockingbird" Discussed on Gettin' Grown
"Okay we'll maybe and I was like, yeah, he's well, you know what? About the money and everything you don't say that to financial somebody who works money every day in our forecast budget you're talking about so I would. I came up with the forecast in the budget and I was like, this is what we. Know and so we sell funded for really roof for our first year and a half we sell funday but. With, my first forecast, my first budget I came within one hundred dollars of everything. We needed to get our I. Bet are pushing it in finance back I? was like sounds like. I see like see told you. When did you all win? Until Tequila when when were you born? We were born in twenty seventeen. However, it took lead months with everything that you have to do to actually get about one hand because there are many interesting intricacies that people do not know about especially getting a spirit rain especially Tequila because Tequila House to come from Mexico. To be caught, Tequila has come from Mexico because his highly regulated. So we do have to work with the Mexican distillery in therefore have to work with the Mexican government. We also have to work with the US government. So working with two governments and getting them both to approve everything that we're doing. is a process because some things took about four months five months to get approved by the governments You know you have to get a bottle you have to get labels labels have to be approved is just is is a lot behind in the person that handles am the..
Marvel’s Avengers DLC Characters Leaked
"The marvels adventures Beta hit this weekend and brought with it the opportunities via your game or by the way embroiled at the opportunity for fancy easily peer within its code he Andrea would gpo within my code if you're a hacker. Without hesitation. S. Fans many as with many bidders various references exist within within pointing to future features for the main game including A. List of playable characters data minor rebel matters dug up this list from within debates execute -able file and chronicled his discovery in the video below each is named with the lockable player playable character prefix. So here is the full list. It Confirms Post Launch Edition, of ant, man and many more characters made famous by the marvel cinematic universe or the you cool. Let's call it. All right. We gotTa an-and Black Panther Captain Marvel Captain America Doctor Strange Falcon Hawkeye Holck Hope Buster Ironman Kamla Kate Bishop Marville. MOCKINGBIRD quake scarlet witch she hulk thor vision war machine wasp, black widow, and winter soldier.
Marvel’s Avengers DLC Characters Leaked
"There's been a massive avengers data mine leak. This is from sub Reddit user six plus four equals fifty two on the marvels vendors sub Reddit fifteen unannounced characters have reportedly been data mined from the Marvel's avengers bad. And before we get into it, I gotta Say I'm pretty excited about this like this game I'm. AM. Higher on it than I ever thought I would have been after playing it but I'm still not where I. Wish I was you. You're talking about what the Batman Games like I wish this was just a single player vendors game, but it's not we're getting this online multiplayer. From what from what I've played it like the single player Linnea Thurs cinematic stuff is definitely the stuff I've enjoyed most but like this list is exciting for the same reason that I was really excited to find out the model was going to be essentially the main character of the story which is yeah. Give some love to some of these characters that haven't been big enough to be MC you. Staples yet like those are the gangs that are going to get the people come list I'm excited out totally, and before I even read the list I, WanNa point out that we're in a very interesting place with marvel right now when it comes to licensing their characters out both for movies for TV stuff but mainly for video games is what I'm talking about because what we've seen in the last. Five six years have been some pretty interesting and. Not Great Decisions made on the licensing front of Marvel versus Capcom Infinite for example, where it was very clear that marvel had a heavy hand in what characters are chosen not chosen like having no X. Men in that game is just San. Right, that's the thing is there's definitely wild model has only been interested can use it to mock it the MC you otherwise, we don't really care like. You don't want. We don't want to get it. If it's one of the properties that like show, we can put the X. men in a game, but someone else owns the film tonight. So why would we totally and that's I think where we really getting hit with X. men minute fantastic four particular but. He's not just above marvel studios, but he's also kind of above marvel as a whole. I think we're GONNA start seeing a lot more synergy in a way that doesn't feel as a things are being excluded but more as like a well rounded thing to get people more familiar with the smaller characters or different characters smaller not even the right. That, we might not used to seeing constantly constantly constantly. With Mc, you can say that Oh the EMC you. Is only focusing on the same things. Then you introduced the world to guardians of the galaxy so it's like They're doing great stuff too. But so looking at the list here, we got AAH man the Wasp Vision Black Panther Doctor Strange Falcon Marvel mockingbird quake winter soldier scarlet Captain Marvel Kate. Bishop. She Hulk and machine. Pretty Great List yeah definitely, there's a few really good ones on that like I I'm really excited at that. Kate. Bishop is on that because. Clearly the better Hawkeye. More. Interesting character by alone shot. Kate Bishop does not get enough love and I'm very to see that like, yeah. Yeah. Get
Why Is 'Mayday' the International Distress Call?
"Stuff, Lauren Vogel bomb here. Mayday is an international distress. Call used by airplane, pilots, captains, and some emergency response personnel, the US coastguard deals with roughly twenty five thousand distress calls every year, some of which involved the mayday code. The signal arose just after world, war one as air traffic between Britain and mainland. Europe increased dramatically. All nearby nations needed an internationally understood signal that would alert authorities urgent aircraft problems. So, why not just use the standard? SOS call that Navy captains used when they were in trouble. Well ships communicated through Telegraph, Using Morse Code, and this technology made SOS of three dots, three dashes and three dots unmistakable by contrast aircraft pilots used radio calls and SOS, owing to its continents could be misheard as other letters like F. One Frederick. Stanley Mockingbird, a senior officer in London was put in charge of finding an appropriate code word. He reasons that because so much of the air traffic flew between Croydon. England and Paris France. It might make sense to use a derivative of a French word. He came up with mayday based on the French pronunciation of maybe or help me, which itself is a distilled version of eighty or come help me. The US formally adopted mayday a distress signal in nineteen, twenty seven. Due to radio, interference and loud ambient noise, a pilot's told repeat the word three times when they used the call. This repetition also serves to distinguish the transmission from others that simply refer to the mayday call. Although any situation in which it's being used as probably a little panic filled the federal aviation administration encourages pilots to offer specific information in a specific order, so that emergency responders exactly what they're dealing with. I told repeat. The word made a three times then the station address the aircraft call sign type the kind of emergency, the weather, the pilot's intentions, the current position, and heading the altitude, the fuel, remaining in minutes, the number of people on board, and finally any other pertinent details.
2 Charged With Burglarizing Gun Range During Dallas Protests
"You know two men suspected of breaking into a gun store in Dallas over the weekend have been arrested federal prosecutors say they use the chaos surrounding the protests in Dallas early Sunday morning to break into the DFW gun range and training center on mockingbird and steal dozens of guns investigators got a tip that led them to eighteen year old amante Kelly prosecutors say that he was arrested at a hotel room with several of the missing weapons police also arrested nineteen year old la jail rule
"mockingbird" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"You you've heard US talk about that before long story short this leads. Congress to authorize a series of investigations into the CIA from nine hundred. Seventy five to nineteen seventy-six. They examined a ton of different operations. They also find CIA ties with journalists as well as private voluntary organizations but none of these reports interestingly enough specifically refer to Operation Mockingbird all the famous Church Committee report found. Was that quote. The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred four and individuals around the world who provide intelligence and at times attempt to influence through the use of propaganda. And this. This is weird because the CIA already knew the heat was coming and they had. They had begun restricting their use of domestic journalists and foreign journalists at least according to them. a right as this was all hitting the fan so in nineteen seventy three the former director of the CEO. William Colby told the Church Committee That he believed as general policy. The CIA won't be able to use clandestine operations anymore. Won't be able to use staff to perpetrate these kinds of operations On US publications is which have a substantial impact is what he says quote or influence on public opinion so he's essentially shutting this down right and just three years after that. George H W Bush was in the CIA director You know member of the Bush political dynasty later. Go on to be president. He said the following quote effective immediately. Cia will not enter into any paid or contractual relationship with any full time or part time. News correspondent accredited by any new. Us News Service newspaper periodical radio or television network or station. So there we go problem solved right one thousand nine hundred ninety six on we are g two G that is short for good to go. We are we. We do have to mention we. Tease the one specific mention of Operation Mockingbird in official docks the family jewels the infamous family jewels mass declassification of CIA documents says the following in full. It's interesting to see how they characterize mockingbird and this comes from you can find this right now if you're hanging out the black vault dot com and this is a quote from the sixth page that you'll find their project mockingbird a telephone intercept activity was conducted between twelve of. March nineteen sixty three and fifteenth of June. One thousand nine hundred sixty three so very short time there and targeted to washington-based newsmen who at the time had been publishing news articles based on and frequently quoting classified materials of this agency the CIA and others including top secret and special intelligence. And that's it sounds like a very tiny operation right there. Two newsmen who have access to information that they probably shouldn't have or that you know someone is feeding to them or that you know in some way. These guys are getting access to that secret information that they shouldn't have it so they checked out two guys they wiretapped and they figured out what happened and then it was over right but they stopped right. I mean if everything's fine dated or not doing this anymore. They put the the the brakes on this program so no worries. Everything's all right. Yeah that leads us to our conclusion and we wish there was a little bit because the answer really to that. Excellent question is not so fast. Decades have passed since the mid seventies but numerous people. Some of your faithful hosts included. Believe this program never really stopped and it's easy to see why a lot of people believe that. This is the era of fake news. After maybe we don't even need the CIA to conduct this anymore. Maybe the massive consolidation of media conglomerates alone has led to more effective control over war media than ever before the thing is. You'll notice that mentioned from family. Jewels talks about a project. Mockingbird we're talking about an operation mockingbird that's that's the closest we could get and they sound like very different things they selling completely different things. One is feeding information to the press of the other is trying to figure out how the press is getting all this. Dang information so maybe maybe operation mockingbird was happening and then project mockingbird was to figure out what the heck was happening with the operation. I mean honestly because the people involved Robert Kennedy Robert McNamara huge names. These people are involved directly with these tiny snippy. We talked about project MOCKINGBIRD Joseph Carroll is involved I mean it's it's just it's so insane new to imagine if operation mockingbird was real absolutely was real just full stop and they were doing all these things who who knows exactly how many people were involved and we'd have information about this compartmentalized activity You know it's that whole thing where maybe the left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing. Yeah and and then the big question is if you had this tremendous network this infrastructure and you knew that you on the verge of of discovering technology that will give you even more control. Why the hell would you walk away? It's a question that can't really be answered and if you dig into operation mockingbird you will. You'll see that it's still legally again and alleged operation but there is also. There's no solid cutoff. Date other than the Blake. Nine thousand nine hundred seventy statements that that we mentioned just a few minutes ago. You will not find an official end for this thing because this thing doesn't officially really exist so this is where we leave it to you. What do you think folks Operation Mockingbird? Is it a small time conspiracy to hassle some journalist? Was it a deeper conspiracy to rule the mind of the public. Was it a conspiracy that never actually ended? We love to hear your thoughts. Yeah you can reach us in the usual ways on the Internet at Facebook where we have our facebook group. Here's where it gets. Crazy can also find us on instagram and twitter and some combination of conspiracy stuff conspiracy stuff show We also have a telephone number. That our good Buddy Matt is kind enough to sort of be the gatekeeper of that's right. Our number is one eight three three S T D W Y T K leave a message. We will hear it whatever you WanNa say whether you want to talk about this episode or when you WanNa hear in the future or a past episode or if you WanNa talk about Knowles. Awesome hats that he wears on instagram all the time or that. He's wearing right now Ben Sunglasses that he's wearing while recording an episode of stuff. We want you know because gotta be while you're making this show. I've got a magic the gathering background on Zoom. Right now actually. All of us have really. Nice psychedelic backgrounds right now. Call us to talk to us about that. What should we put in our background when we make these episodes too much? Okay let's move on. I think it's the perfect amount. You hit the goldilocks zone without old friend..
"mockingbird" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"We are G to G, that is short for good to go. We are we. We do have to mention. We tease the one specific mention of Operation Mockingbird in official docs. The family jewels the infamous family jewels mass declassification of CIA documents. Says the following in full. It's interesting to see how they characterize Mockingbird, and this comes from. You can find this right now if you're hanging out the black vault dot com, and this is a quote from the sixth page that you'll find their. Project MOCKINGBIRD A telephone intercept activity was conducted between twelve of March nineteen, sixty three and fifteenth of June one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, three, so very short time there and targeted to washington-based newsmen, who, at the time had been publishing news articles based on and frequently quoting classified materials of this agency, the CIA and others, including top secret and special intelligence, and that's it sounds like a very tiny operation right there. Two newsmen who have access to information that they probably shouldn't have or that. You know someone is feeding to them or that. You know. In some way, these guys are getting access to that secret information that they shouldn't have it, so they checked out two guys. They wiretapped them and they figured out what happened. And then it was over right, but they stopped right. I mean. If everything's fine, dated or not doing this anymore, they put the the the brakes on this program, so no worries. Everything's all right. Yeah that leads us to our conclusion and we wish there was a little bit because the answer really to that excellent question is not so fast. Decades have passed since the mid seventies, but numerous people. Some of your faithful hosts included believe this program. Really stopped, and it's easy to see why a lot of people believe that this is the era of fake news after. Maybe we don't even need the CIA to conduct this anymore. Maybe the massive consolidation of media conglomerates. Has Lead to more effective control over war media than before the thing is, you'll notice that mentioned from family jewels talks about a project MOCKINGBIRD. We're talking about an operation mockingbird. That's that's the closest we could get and they sound like. Different things they selling completely different things. One is feeding information to the press of the other is trying to figure out how the press is getting all this Dang information. So. Maybe maybe operation mockingbird was happening and then project MOCKINGBIRD was to figure out what the heck was happening with the operation. I mean honestly because the people involved Robert, Kennedy Robert McNamara huge names. These people are involved directly with these tiny snippy. We talked about project. MOCKINGBIRD Joseph. Carroll is involved I mean it's it's just it's so. Insane new to imagine if Operation Mockingbird was real, absolutely was real, just full stop and they were doing all these things. Who who knows exactly how many people were involved and would have information about this compartmentalized activity..
"mockingbird" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"We sure do one of the most important journalists under the control of Operation Bird was Joseph alsop, who wrote articles for over three hundred different newspapers He was far from the only player The mockingbird project of influence, the sphere of influence that Wiesner. Wiesner held included journalists from the New York Herald Tribune. Time magazine Miami News The Washington Star Newsweek the Chattanooga Times I mean papers, large and small. No none were too insignificant. The whole idea was to influence broadly, and and also narrowly if needed, the list goes on according to a guy by the name of Alex Constantine, who wrote a book called Mockingbird the subversion of the free press by the CIA in the fifties. He, says quote some three, thousand salaried and contracts. Were eventually engaged in propaganda efforts. That's not insignificant. then. We talk about the idea of illegal CIA operations. It's just that's always interesting to me to hear that because. Isn't it like it's just extralegal kind of right the idea that it's illegal. It's a misnomer kind of because it's like it's sq obviously got sanctioned the blessing from someone. That's a very on high. You know I always wonder about that. Yeah it's. It's the congressional military. Industrial Complex right now is the original phrase. Eisenhower was going to use, but it got edited out of his speech, so he doesn't mention Congress in it. Yeah, you know it's there are so many moving parts to an organization, the size of the US government that there inevitably going to be contradictory agendas, and if you are able to pursue what you see is the greater good. And there's only one or two pesky law stopping you then. Wouldn't you put doing the right thing over following? Some some chief of documents that's rotting in dusty hall. You know even if those documents are things like the US Constitution, it's it's very easy for very intelligent people to rationalize all sorts of horrible behavior and this this goes into. This goes into the subversion of the free press. That's exactly what happened. Matt I appreciate. You pointed out one of the most dangerous capabilities of operation mockingbird was to. Again, unlike legally required to say, allegedly so was to allegedly. Keep stories out of the news to as you said Noah catch and to kill Wiesner was able to stop newspapers from reporting the overthrow of the government of Iran at least for a while to prevent them from reporting on the coup in Guatemala. Which we also mentioned ever as was instrumental in a drumming up at least ideological support for. This is where this where Eisenhower himself. Kinda shows up Henry Luce Sir Henry. Luce is the owner at the time of a large media empire, and the rules were a little bit different for him because he was a tycoon. You know he was a mogul. He wasn't He. He wasn't just a hardworking intrepid journalist. He became key in Operation Mockingbird, and because of his personal wealth and power. He was able to push his own agenda. He really wanted a more right wing. Presidential Administration in. He did this because he thought it was the best way to fight communism, so he was one of those guys who is always at the time saying well, you know the.
What it's like to work in a restaurant on Valentine's Day
"Candy flowers and a romantic dinner with your significant other you know what we're talking about Valentine's day but the burden of producing that special night often falls to the restaurant servers valentines they say is one of the craziest nights of the year I call it just factory because it's two by two by two by two it it's very very boring how boring or not Jackie Roberts from the pink door a restaurant in Seattle is ready she says the hype of Valentine's day turns up the pressure on wait staff to try and make a guest evening perfect everyone's taking the holiday which is to say they want to perform way too well and there's not as much spontaneity is we usually have an irregular night and the quest for that perfect night sometimes means the customers give the kitchen staff advice on how to prepare the meal you know you get a lot of allergies a lot of modification if people kind of built their own dishes that turned into well I don't like the after gently let them know that they in fact created the dish on her own it's not something that we need to Brian Regan back of the mockingbird in Nashville says not all customers are so difficult in fact some leave their servers a special sort of tip are definitely seeing cables that are clearly on a date when one of the people leave their number of a server which might tell you have a date but not all surprises are as rewarding as that Reagan back recalls one Valentine's date that went horribly wrong for one of his customers this guy came in early he was very excited all dressed up in a suit flower you'd get a proposed to be on say and would she showed up she had a notebook and it was a list of everything that was wrong with him she sat there for an hour and read it to if your working in the hospitality business on Valentine's day Laura Valente from Tilia in Minneapolis says the trick to getting through the craziness is beyond your game it's a hustling diet put on your running shoes try to look nice and let's go go go and give Mullen from the restaurant circa nineteen eighteen in Newport news Virginia has some words of wisdom for even the most harried server I just say to myself Hey we're not curing cancer here you know we're all we're doing is
Live From The HIBT Summit: David Neeleman of JetBlue Airways
"The PODCAST. You talked about how as a young man you did a mission as a Mormon you went to Brazil bill and he hit to spend a lotta time knocking on doors and having this slammed in your face and I'm curious to sort of talk more about the connection between between that experience and your ability as an early stage entrepreneur to handle the kind of rejection you would face. It was interesting because before I went went and did this. You know my my mission experience. I had not succeeded really anything in my life. I've talked a lot about my attention deficit disorder which I really didn't know I had. I just thought it was really stupid because I couldn't really learn in school if you ask me today. What books do you read it in high school? I can't tell you one. Single no book are in high school. I went to Public School in Utah. But I don't know talk about kill mockingbird and I didn't read that book I didn't read any of these books so because I couldn't I didn't. I was functionally illiterate. You couldn't sit down and absorb could. Is your breakfast one nine was. I can tell you everything I was thinking about when i read that page page except for what was on that page. Yeah and so. I hadn't had any six. I went task. I think I got sixteen on it and my adviser said you got eight on the English section. If you did just see on any question you got twelve so I felt like people. That kids are pretty sharp kid but he but I just didn't have any confidence so being able to go and have this experience at nineteen years of age be plucked from your life and put into a completely different environment breath and to be able to learn a foreign language and to be able to kind of learn from a new land and it just had a profound influence on me and it changed my life. If in ways that you know two years of that I couldn't have gotten in college and I I came home confident and I felt like I could do anything. I mean one of the things that we've talked about in an you've known the passes that there seems to be a high number of entrepreneurs you've been on the show who have attention deficit disorder or some form of it. It either diagnosed on diagnosed. I mean having attention deficit disorder is a struggle in school. But you gotTa have some positives from it. And when I I found out I had got it and I self diagnosed myself because my mom semi this book called Driven to distraction was like twenty one criteria and it was all negative things like you can't I can't you're disorganized. You can't get started you and every single one of those and I got to the last one and it said you have this unusual ability to hyper focus. And when you hyper focus on something you're the best in the world. You can absolutely become a world expert in no time at all because you obsessed with it and it it becomes part of you and I said well that that's me in so you have that all that kind of negative stuff which you can solve by just hiring good people can fix all that and then you have this ability just to hone in on things and this really complicated things and just simplify them. You know might teams David. It's not that simple as yes he is. He's not that complicated. So you look at US complex solution. You simplify it and you put yourself in the shoes of the consumer and you can just create something you know. A lot of you here are entrepreneurs but if you're not in the shower every morning thing in your mind isn't racing one hundred miles an hour about something that you're going to do different than everybody else. And you're excited. Just get out and get dried off and get dressed in start your day because you have this idea this gripping you then you know maybe not an entrepreneur and it's something that just comes from I've been well. I want to kind of drill down on this idea because I mean you could make the argument like with optimism or gritter perseverance. That it's intuitive right that to be entrepreneurs intuitive. I'm not so sure that I believe that. Based on all the people who've been on the show I think there are some people who just are not. You wouldn't peg them to be entrepreneurs I I lean Fisher for example who create an incredibly successful clothing line. Yvonne Artaud Patagonia Natural. You wouldn't necessarily think that he would be much more four. I wonder whether it's something like for you. You get up in the morning. You're in the shower. You can't stop thinking about this idea. You can't thinking about the next idea but I can't help but think that it's something that you can also develop and cultivate. Yeah I think you can. I mean it's harder I mean. I have a son who started a company in College. He's making like eight hundred dollars a day prophet From starting to company on campus. I remember talking doc. News teacher in the third grade. And she said Seth just sits in the back of the room and he comes up with stuff out of the blue. We've never thought of before you know. How did he ask that question? Russian you know and not scholastically straight as from when he was a little kid but you just have this ability innate ability think things differently now. How you train yourself to do that yes you can but it takes a lot of work and I had? This is the other day where I was listening to your podcast for every person that makes it on your podcast. I wonder how many tens of thousands or millions never made it. You know it's hard and it takes a lot of perseverance you can do it. And that's exciting and each one of you in this room can make it happen but just by saying it and wanting to be doesn't mean
Off-Duty Dallas Police Officer In Critical Condition After Allegedly Speeding, Crashing Into Tree
"Mess an off duty Dallas police officer meanwhile is in critical condition this morning after crashing his personal car yesterday afternoon doorbell camera video shows the officers car speeding down mockingbird lane in the lake would neighborhood in Dallas just seconds behind a white issue V. that was going just as fast they officer slammed into a tree and was taken to Baylor University Medical Center
Off-Duty Dallas Police Officer In Serious Condition After Speeding, Crashing Into Tree
"New information from Dallas police chief ray hall concerning an off duty police officer involved in a traffic crash Sunday afternoon the chief says the officer still in critical condition and it appears speed may well have been a factor Paul says they believe the officer was driving his own car at the time this was on ease mockingbird lane near hill green drive in the lake with neighborhood and there are reports under investigation that the police officer off duty police officer was involved in an illegal street race at the
"To Kill a Mockingbird" to become first Broadway show to perform at Madison Square Garden
"Atticus finch is ready to play the garden dot the very last thing I want the world be a lawyer right now it'll be a first for a Broadway show Negro man what teenage girl I wouldn't be going in with the winning hand to kill a mocking bird will play Madison Square Garden for one night only in February in the audience eighteen thousand New York City public school kids they'll get to see Aaron Sorkin's take on the Harper Lee classic for free the show's been a huge hit on the great
"mockingbird" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
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"mockingbird" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Deadliest weapon disinformation now back to the story we discussed in our last episode how deborah davis's nineteen seventy nine biography of washington washington post owner katharine graham which actually likely the first public document that explicitly revealed operation mockingbird in provided most of the alleged facts that are still associated with the program today it was davis who laid operation mockingbird at the feet of frank wiz near whom she claimed recruited catherine grams husband phil gramm held run the project and bring fellow newspaper owners and media moguls into the fold with still graham at the helm a number of other newspapers soon had journalists involved in mocking bird they ran pro american anti communist articles that received nationwide circulation now davis's book was taken off the shelves shortly after publication to to any number of factual errors still her account is likely the main reason we associate the name operation mockingbird with this journalist as assets operation today it's never been outright stated the davis is account of mocking bird what's wrong with that could just be due to the fact it at the time the cia had never admitted to having an operation mockingbird but in two thousand seven declassified documents revealed their existence of another initiative called project mockingbird our second theory is that operation mockingbird is not he alleged widespread operation in which the cia utilize journalists were intelligence gathering purposes rather mocking bird which was actually called project mocking bird was a much smaller opted involve the surveillance of specific the thick journalists in the interest of identifying their classified sources this naturally raises the question how did mocking bird real purpose get lost in translation and as is the case with most of this story story the answer to that question is more than a little muddled do two decades of unsourced rumors and redacted files but here's a summary of what we do know the church committee the congressional body formed with the purpose office of investigating abuses of power in the cia published its declassified findings in nineteen seventy six the parts of the report that were available to the public risky thing with nearly every page featuring some kind bombshell revelation about cia misdeeds in one of the most explosive revolutions to come out of the report would be exposure of project shamrock from background two years before the church report was published journalist seymour hersh had written a piece for the new york times which exposed operation chaos chaos wasn't illegal program in which cia operatives placed american citizens under surveillance without bear knowledge these citizens were all part of why they're left leaning activist groups or the antiwar movement the justification friday operation was to keep tabs on potential communist agitators with in organizations organizations comprised mostly young people given the cia had in the past infiltrated similar organizations in communist countries with the intent of spreading pro american propaganda this operation and actually make sense in its own twisted way if it worked abroad why wouldn't work in america chaos is exposure only contributed to the already damaged reputation of the cia in versus articles articles were a big part of what ultimately led to the formation of the church committee the declassified church report unveiled a companion program to chaos project shamrock shamrock was also a surveillance program but had a much wider scope of through shamrock the cia fbi's and the national security agency received daily intercepts.
"mockingbird" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"The nation. The CIA with its murky jurisdiction in covert, dealings, was suddenly viewed as the embodiment of everything wrong with the government reporter saw their chance to really dig deep into the. See as most controversial secrets in nineteen seventy four New York Times reporter Seymour, Hersh published an expose on operation chaos and either legal CIA program. The placed American citizens associated with the antiwar movement under surveillance on top of that it went against their mandate to not operate on American soil. The Hirsch articles were seen by many as the final nail in the coffin of the CIA in addition to operation chaos Hersh reported on a number of other illegal CIA programs that engaged with everything from supporting foreign propaganda to attempting assassinations of world leaders, these exposed black ops programs were considered the first of a series of programs and actions carried out by the CIA that were finally exposed after the fall of the Nixon White House, this assortment of mostly legal activity. These came to be officially referred to as the family, jewels, the combined scandals of the NSA relationship Watergate, and now the family jewels, led to the creation of the church committee in nineteen seventy five led by Senator Frank church. The committee was tasked by congress to investigate the CIA's actions over the previous two and a half decades. And report on whether the agency had as her said violated its charter, the church committee conducted hearings and investigations for over a year before, finally publishing its findings in April of nineteen seventy six the final report was comprised of six books in seven volumes of transcripts from Senate hearings. The results were more than disturbing. The declassified sections of the church report revealed, an astounding amount of wrongdoing. The CIA had engage. Edged with the F B I to intercept and read the mail of private US citizens without a warrant. It had conducted a similar operation on international mail coming to and from China, the agency had commissioned numerous failed assassination, plots against Fidel Castro, the then president of Cuba. It had engaged in behavior. Modification research under the infamous MK alter program in this was just the work. That was declassified huge portions of the church committees reports on the family jewels were redacted when it was first reported on in nineteen seventy six. Won unanimous opinion at the time of the church committee's report was given how distressing the declassified material was the classified material must have been astoundingly worse. We should know here that despite the numerous bombshells included in the church committee's report, there was no mention of an operation Mockingbird. The world's media concluded from the declassified reports that the CIA hit engaged with a network of foreign journalists to push pro American propaganda. Carl Bernstein of all the president's men fame wrote an extensive article in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven that detailed the minutia of how the agency identified recruited and utilize journalists around the world, this article served as a foundation of much of what we think we know about operation Mockingbird today. Though we should note that Bernstein doesn't actually refer to the oper-. Ration- as Mockingbird on the actual name operation Mockingbird didn't enter the public consciousness until a few years later in nineteen seventy nine Deborah Davis published, Catherine the great Katharine Graham, and the Washington Post as far as we can tell this proudly unauthorized biography was the first public document, actually name operation Mockingbird, as we understand it today enacted in response to the international organization of journalists, and it's pro communist propaganda Davis claim that Mockingbird was overseen by Frank Wizner a former CIA deputy during the early nineteen fifties by the mid nineteen fifties. Mockingbird had members of CBS the New York Times Newsweek, and dozens of other American media entities in its pocket the broad goal of this program was to promote pro American sentiment among the increasingly restless youth..
"mockingbird" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"The Central Intelligence Agency, over the course of the nineteen fifties, nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies Mockingbird was believed to be a widespread operation intended to influence public perception of the Cold War between the United States, and the Soviet Union. According to the main conspiracy theory about this subject at its height operation. Mockingbird was a huge network of domestic, and foreign journalists. There were all being influenced by the CIA. However, the CIA has long contested that this was not the case in the fallout of the Watergate scandal in the mid nineteen seventies, a number of the CIA as most secretive and controversial operations were made public in the agency took a step back from some. Of these more. Well, you can just say, illegal. You're right, the CIA abandoned a number of illegal programs after Watergate, though, Mockingbird was not among the programs known to be discontinued. It is generally believed that it was shut down. But remained the classified, we should be clear, the Central Intelligence Agency, has never confirmed that as so called up ration- Mockingbird was used to establish a network of journalists and control, the American media and by extension the views of the American public, but given that this is the CIA were talking about just because they don't confirm something exists doesn't necessarily mean there's nothing to the story in this episode. We're going to look at the early history of the CIA, and how the geo political climate of the world post World War, Two combined with the brewing conflict of the cold. War to give birth to an agency that could essentially do whatever it wanted under the purview of national security will follow some of the agencies, shadier activities through the mid twentieth, century, finally will look at how the CIA was impacted by the fall of the Nixon administration. And explore what all of that means regarding operation Mockingbird then next week will look the theories about whether or not Mockingbird really did exist in the way that many people believe. It's probably difficult to imagine a time when the Central Intelligence Agency, didn't exist, a decent chunk of the twenty four hour news cycles. Coverage deals with matters of state and foreign relations the message is repeated again and again, America is constantly at risk of attacks by its enemies. And one of the few things that allow us to prevent those attacks is our robust intelligence apparatus. Hollywood has also played no small role in cemented. The CIA spot in the permanent zeitgeist as a kind of intersection between fantasy spice stories and the real life drama of gathering and interpreting intelligence. But there was a time when the idea of the CIA itself was rather radical before nineteen forty five the United States only maintained intelligence agencies during times of active war. During World War, Two the United States military relied on the office of strategic service known as the OS S to oversee intelligence gathering, and covert operations, the OS only existed from nineteen forty to nineteen forty five but it served as the precursor for the modern day CIA in a number of ways. Oh, S operatives oversaw, the training, and arming of foreign soldiers that fought the axis powers in multiple theaters of war. They recruited spies from within an EMMY governments, most notably. Germany and set them up in positions where they would be able to funnel intelligence back to the allies. Most notably for this episode subject. Oasis operatives maintained close relationships with American journalists who were embedded overseas to cover the war effort in some cases, these journalists even help the OS s by writing and publishing. Stories through foreign newspapers with the intention of misleading enemy organizations. This kind of arrangement is very similar to what the CIA would later be accused of doing through operation Mockingbird. A World War, Two ended in September of nineteen Forty-five with that the OS SS mandate was fulfilled. And according to common practice, it should have been disbanded, as American soldiers were either called back home or reassigned to help with the reconstruction of war torn Europe, but president Harry Truman, and United States joint chiefs of staff, knew that they were at a vital defining moment in world history..
Tony Awards Preview
"Hi, everybody. It's Peter Travers than welcome to our special popcorn Tony award show. Now, I've gotta say, before we get into the nominees about who will win and who should win. This is been the most amazing year in Broadway history. It has made over two billion dollars at the box office that never happened. And why is it? I think it's Hollywood heat everybody from TV from movies from us. It wants to be on Broadway. They wanna be on that stage. You got this year. Kylo Ren and driver on Broadway. You have Walter, white Bryan, Cranston, there, Jeff Daniels who played Harry done in too, dumb and dumber movies. They're all fighting to be best, dramatic actor, what kind of stuff is happening on Broadway. Well, let's start with the major categories, and I'm gonna start with best musical the nominees are ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Beetlejuice remember that movie Haiti's town, the prom, and Tootsie. You remember that movie too? Well. I think the winner is Haiti's town. It's a rigid. It's basically the myth of Orpheus ritzy, but it's got a score by a woman named Naess Mitchell who doesn't come from Broadway, at all and kind of revolutionizes it. So what would happen what could spoil the fun? There's a little musical called the prom. It's really it's totally original. It's about these bunch of Broadway veterans, and they're really hard bitten, and they're not getting any press, and they decide to go to Indiana and help, a lesbian high school student take her girlfriend to the prom. That's it. How good is it? It's really good. And in terms of the Hollywood connection, Ryan Murphy, went to see it fell in love with it, and he's making a movie of it. So how about that? Then we have best play the Ferryman choirboy, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus. What the constitution means to me an ink. I'm telling you people, the Ferryman is got to be a movie soon. It's an Irish play. It's about the troubles, and in on a stage. We get to see an entire family deal with violence deal with their own feuds. We've got babies onstage. We've got live alive goose. We have everything there's nothing like I don't think there's any competition for it at all except there was a snub, the most successful play in Broadway history. That's not a musical is to kill among bird, and for some reason, the Tony nominee said, let's not nominated what I want. Answer on that one best revival of a play. Arthur, Miller's all my sons the boys in the band, burn this torch song and the Waverley gallery. I think Arthur Miller's all my sons which brought a net. Bending back to Broadway is a show that he wrote in one thousand nine hundred forty seven a bout a guy who was manufacturing airplane, parts and was to rush to do it. And so the planes crashed and killed pilots during the war. We live in the world of Boeing. Now, how timely could this be? So I think that's really up there. And I in terms of seeing a show that by playwright Arthur Miller who says, let's deal with the world we live in this one really, really did it then we have bible of musical. This is easy, because there's only two there's Oklahoma Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and kiss me. Kate. Of course, they were both movies. We saw Oklahoma with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones in the fifties. But kiss me, Kate is done in a traditional way. Kelli o'hara's in it, Oklahoma is directed by guide named Daniel fish who find darkness. We're Rogers and Hammerstein only found light. It's a revelation to watch this. It's not the Oklahoma you've ever remembered, and it sung in the kind of country western way, look, if you ever get to see this on Broadway or win a tours get there get there quick. Okay. Okay. Best actor in a musical. And so, we'll do alphabetically Brooks as Mantas in the prom, Derrick Baskin and ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Alex Brightman and Beetlejuice. Remember when Michael Keaton had their part, Damon down, oh in Rogers and Hammerstein, Oklahoma. And send Tino fun Tanna into okay? The favorite is Tino, Tanna who is playing the part that destined Hoffman immortalized in the movie in the nineteen eighties. But what Centeno Tanna doesn't remember him on TV in crazy ex girlfriend like I'm saying everybody's from TV, or he does so much more. He sings as a man sees a woman, he does physical comedy does everything but stand on his hat. And I say, you know, who's out there that can spoil the win for Santino Tanna. And my answer is no one because this is one of the great performances you'll ever see on a musical, comedy stage. He's the winner. Best actress in a play Benning in Arthur, Miller's all my sons, Laura, Donnelly, in the Ferryman. Elaine may in the Waverley gallery, Janet mcteer in Bernhardt hamlet, Laurie Metcalf in Hillary Clinton, and Heidi Shreck in what the constitution means to me. Okay. Elaine may doesn't win this Tony. You're going to hear from me. She's eighty seven years old. She's returned to Broadway. After decades to play the part of a woman fighting Alzheimer's, and everything is no perfect about what she's done. She started with Mike Nichols doing comedy. She was starring in movies of like the new leaf directed things like the heartbreak kid. She's just one of the best actors I've ever seen anywhere. And if she loses and, you know, I feel bad for an bending because if Elaine may wasn't here this year, I think she would be the winner, but come on. Attention must be paid people. And I also wanna talk about a snub how. How does Glenda Jackson who won the Tony last year for three women returned to Broadway as King Lear? We talk about the age of hashtag metoo and time's up Glenda. Jackson is playing king. Lear gets rave reviews and the Tony committee says we're not gonna nominate her now. No, we're paying attention. And we're gonna come back and get you our best actress in a musical. Stephanie, j block in the share show Caitlyn Kanoun in the prom Beth level, in the prom, Eva nobles, ADA in Haiti's town, and Kelley O'Hara and kiss me cake. Stephanie j block who is that theater veteran is playing share in a way that sometimes she's more share than share. You might think this is just an escapist show thing to know she finds the character of who she is share shows up at this show often does numbers with her, and pus share. There's who's a bigger Hollywood. Name who is coming to Broadway with the show about herself. It takes three actresses to play here. But Stephanie j block plays the central one. And she plays the hell out of it. So she has just got to win. I'm sorry, people. All right. Best featured actress in a play for new of Flanagan in the Ferryman seal, you keep. And Bolger into kill a Mockingbird. Christine Nelson, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Julie white and Gary sequel to Titus andronicus and Ruth Wilson and King Lear people if you see if you see to kill among bird, and you should seal, you Keenan Bolger is very controversial because she's playing scout scout in the book and in the movie remember is in eight or nine year old girl. A C Keenan Bolger is in her forties. And yet, what she finds in this character who grew up to be Harper who wrote this novel is the heart and soul of the peace. So I'm telling you people this, this has got to happen. See Keenan Bolger remember that name best featured actor in a play birdie Carville and ink, Robin to hasten boys in the band getting Glick into kill a monkey bird, Brandon your Ranna wits in burn this Benjamin Walker in Arthur Miller's. All my sons birdie, Carville in ink. Those of us, those of you who actually went to Broadway couple of years ago and saw of any kind of a musical where you were shocked at a man playing a woman, you saw birdie, Carville in Matilda, and he played this woman, this horrible headmistress, and now he's playing Rupert Murdoch. So every who in Hollywood, who in politics would anyone hasn't been in an Rupert Murdoch publication or paper and who hasn't been rolled over the coals in it that performance and in London when he played it in one and Olivia ward, he had to play it in front of Rupert Murdoch. It's just an incredible job. I wanna talk a little about the snubs in this category. The non nominees there isn't actor named Bengal Arghanab into Killa mugging bird who plays Tom Robinson. He is the black man who is on trial for raping a white woman, a crime never committed. And he's defended. By Jeff Daniels. Atticus Finch when Aaron Sorkin adapted Harper Lee's novel to the stage. He did it so that he could expand the role of the black characters as he did here. And again, the Tony committee, decided only to nominate the white actors from tequila, Mockingbird ignoring the two black actors who are just brilliant in their roles. You people you're going to get called on the carpet. You need to all right? Best featured actress in a musical, Lilli Cooper in Tootsie, amber, gray and Haiti's town Sarah, styles Tootsie, alley stroke, or in Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and Mary, Testa in Rogers, and Hammerstein Oklahoma there, something totally remarkable that happened this year in stroke, and Oklahoma. This is a woman who when she was two years old was in an automobile crash, and was never able to walk again. And now on Broadway playing eight oh Anne who is like the sexual. Time bomb in Oklahoma, the one who sings, I can't say, no, the part went to Allie. Stroke, she plays it in a wheelchair and you would think that's inspiring enough. But when you watch her play at you, forget the wheelchair exists, and you're watching her take over the stage like Dolly Parton. She, it's just an amazing thing to watch and it works on so many levels. So I wanna be there when she wins that Tony, and I want to be standing up and applauding and going Bravo. She deserves all right. Best featured actor in a musical Andre shields in Haiti town and a groups Luccin. That's a good name into Patrick page in Haiti's town germy, pope in into proud the life and times of the temptations and Ephraim Sykes ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations, the favorite, the one, I think will win is under the shields and Haiti's town. He's seventy three years old. He stands on that stage is the narrator in like a silver suit. In total control of body and every movement and pulls you in till you're memorized. Your mesmerizing you not take your eyes off of hundred shields. This is a veteran actor who needs to get this Tony. But what if he didn't who would go to there's a young actor named Jeremy pope who plays Eddie kendricks in the into proud the life and times of the temptations? And who does he's playing a difficult man. One of the most difficult of the temptations. But one of the most talented as well. He's also nominated this year as best actor in a in a play in choir, boy, this is to me, the brightest newcomer that you will see on the stage and you're going to see him everywhere, stage movies television. It's just the beginning. So if you get to see this, you're going to be able to tell your friends, I was there win. Okay. Best director of a play Rupert Gould for Inc. Sam Mendes for the Ferryman Bartlett. Fair for to kill a mocking bird Ivo von Hosver for network, and George C Wolfer Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Sam Mendis in the Ferryman this play. Does a job on stage that equal to his first movie which was American Beauty, which you may remember won the best picture? Oscar and once Mendis the Oscar as best director.
"mockingbird" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers. And this is popcorn where we tell you. What is popping in the culture? And my guest today. Jeff Daniels who has multiple wards and the way I looked at it, he's too modest to say he's just been nominated for Tony Ward as best actor for tequila Mockingbird on Broadway, which is totally deserved. I don't even have to blow smoke with you. You know, I actually loved this, you know. Well, it's very nice. I think too. So are you just completely in Newark to all this now? It's you have your Emmys. You've been nominated for Tony before for God of carnage. Does it? What impact does getting nominated for an award have, you know, it's, it's? It is an honor to be nominated because I've been there when I wasn't and, and this was a big season for drama big season for drama Broadway, there, a lot of them and, you know, Mockingbird didn't get in as best new play did that make you stomp around for a couple of minutes when they will stop arounds big phrase. But, but it it goes to whatever the reasons are it goes to show that it's not automatic. You can't just go on, then I'll get nominated, and it's still you wake up in the morning. Bill ness. You wanna be invited to the big party, you know, and, and it is an honor to be there. And I, I noticed that when I was nominated for God carnage. I was probably the first big award. I'd ever been Emmys came later and all that. But I was in that room in Radio City Music hall, and I looked around at all the great work. That was all in one place. And these are just the people were nominated. There's other work that didn't get in that was, and you just feel I'm just glad to get it took it to the party. You really now anything after that, you know, would be great, but it really is to get in. Take something to well, and there's something about the Broadway the theater community, and I'm speaking to you as theater guy. Because back in Michigan. You have your own gross theater. You know this is something that matters to you. And you have even before we start talking about to kill a Mockingbird. You've signed on for one year doing this show. Nobody does anymore all stars. Don't know. Working after's, who need the job or in Evan Hansen, their second year and all of that. So it is, you know, it used to be what was done. Jason Robards Brian Dennehy comes to mind. Fonda Henry Fonda did mister Roberts for over a year looked at up league Cobb death of a salesman. Pretty sure over a year those guys were good. But that was kind of expected, you know that's what you did. And you and it's a big long commitment, but it's not that long when it's Atticus Finch, it's not that long when it's to kill a Mockingbird is not that long when you see what this play, and this production does to an audience night after night after night after night to get to be Atticus Finch, on Broadway six months, wouldn't have been enough so was happy to sign for your, and I'm interested to see what happens to the performance. Over the course of your I'm six months in now, and it's changed. It's deepened and it's gotten smarter and more, it's just gotten better. And so I'm interested to see where it is at the end when that happens when you have a director whose, they always use the phrase in the theater, okay after rehearsal. We've now frozen this show. This is now the way we do it, but can any actors really do that, because you are discovering something he's actor you can do it. You call it the mule on the trail performance going down the Grand Canyon. The mule didn't even have to look, you know, the meal just goes down. And then I do it this way. And then I get to here, and I do it that way. And you think about where you're going to eat throughout the whole show. I've seen that. I have ten that's the trap, you can get into that. You can literally your mind, just floats away and your thing and you go and stay here. Stay here stay here because, you know it so Bart. Shared the director Mockingbird. Basically, he's saying this is going to move around. I expect you to move it around expect you to explore a little bit here and there. You gotta you gotta have enough sense of story and experience to know when you're, I think Ellen all called stuffing the dog when you're just suddenly we've added four minutes to the show and it's probably you. You got it. You gotta is what you're doing. Is this thing you found in month two? And does it lead to something else? And now as a better place or do we need to go back here to where you gotta kinda gotta stay in the lane. But you get to move around and Bart has given us permission to do that. But I think this cast is really don't agree job of serving story. So they're in while it moves and changes a little bit. It always seems to be pointed in the direction of serving story, not some individual. Whereas my light kind of thing, not in this cast, but what I noticed when I was at this show was that there are people that I had seen at the theater before because of this property because of what Harper Lee wrote, there are suddenly because we read it in school, you know, but it wasn't work and there's just something about it. And watching, what Aaron Sorkin has done to take what Harper Lee did. And to update it without updating it. But just. Making something that's going on in this play speak to us. Now you had a lot of controversy with that in the beginning. You know there were people doing you can't around with the, the state, who was there say is the lawyer for the estate one person had some issues with an early draft. I think he ended up with twenty two drafts. By the end of it. So pretty good chance some of that stuff would have gone away anyway. But, but in whatever it, we got it settled and the risks for us. I thought once the lawsuit went went away was three adults playing the kids. Are we going to get away with that? Are we going to overcome Gregory Peck? And the last third third act of this thing, basically. Deviates is this is a play based on the book. And now we're gonna put out of his through something that the move in either the movie nor the book put him through in by putting him through that, that I think, is where Aaron was able to relate it to today. Is there goodness in people that we can rely on will the better angel in all of us? Rise to the top in twenty nineteen that isn't necessarily true. And I think you're on was forcing Atticus to face that, that sometimes you can't just wait for them to do the right thing. No, there's not much and Atticus does some things in this play that aren't very Gregory Peck. Yeah, there's flaws in him. But it makes it just so more mature engaging because I'm seeing somebody with human flaws doing this. Yeah. And, and to be more than fair to pack who only won an Oscar for it was a different time, early sixties. And it was from the point of view of a young scout nine years old. Whatever she is in the book looking up her great father. So he really kind of stayed up on a pedestal throughout the book and pretty much for the movie and we weren't we were a small town. Lawyer gets paid in vegetables and trying to raise two kids and he handles land dispute service agreements for closures inning. And right will, and then the judge comes over to his house in his life changes. That's how we approached it. But do you feel competitive in any of these awards with other actors that are nominated in your category? In other words, you and Bryan Cranston. Now just cold staring. Each other because everybody was nominated wants to win. Everybody wants to make the speed. Everybody wants to take on that toll because it's called it anyone who's ever stepped on stage. Once that it's there's, it's so special it, it's I've never been nominated for an Oscar, but I started in the feeder, high school and community college, and my purples theater companies twenty years old and off Broadway. And coming back to Broadway. Keep returning to it. And now forty two years later, you get to Atticus Finch you get to do the role of a lifetime on Broadway in the theater, that's a lot to be proud of. So this sit there with, with Brian and Patty and, and all the other guys. Adam driver all them. Yeah. The kid Jeremy pope. But you know, it's a great group and you're part of a lot of great work that competitive thing, nobody scores the most points. These things we're doing five different things really, really well, go back to the day that you decided you were going to be Atticus Finch on Broadway. Was there any terror about that ultimate decision that had nothing to do with you committing for year because it's one of the great roles it's a great character? And despite the fact that we see flaws in him, there's virtue in him to me, as watching actors all my life and reviewing them the hardest thing to plays virtue. There's, you know how do you play good and make good interesting? And you get and maybe Atika struggle to remain. Good to remain take the high road and there's a bit of a struggle. This is a helps that yeah, but that's his aim because while he sitting on that porch this world in the south in nineteen thirty four in Alabama KKK's there. He's not initially he's kind of letting it happen. He's not going. He's not out there trying to change it. He's not carrying plan. No, he's I thought that was really interesting. Certainly where he starts. He knows that if he takes this case to defend Tom Robinson. And he sits in front of a jury of white Christian farmers men. He knows what he's going, this is no longer just executing will or foreclose and, and he's avoided that just raised his kids. I'm just raising my kids without a wife. I'm raising my kids, and he knows that will change thing unpleasant, things will be sent to us, and it's going to go beyond that you're gonna have the KKK come up and visit you on your porch and go, what are you doing? And I did a lot of research to kind of understand that kind of just keep your head down and don't get involved and stay out of trouble as family and just raise your kids and don't get involved. There was a lynching last Tuesday night, we missed you there. We got another one Friday, common and Atticus has to either say, no, I'm not or tied up that evening. Bob can't make. And there's a lot of there are a lot of people, especially in today's America that are don't wanna look go wanna see don't want to. I. I don't wanna know about Russia. I don't wanna know any, we'll do errands kind of speak into that, that American that decent honest, hardworking American lose just doing this, and it's not enough to just look the other way not now wasn't for Atticus and it isn't for us. Now there's denial and there's a combination and enabling. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And that's why I think people sit there watching this like this, you know, this is somehow speaking to us right now involve you gonna get. Yeah. Yeah. What was what was your first encounter with this story? Did you read the book? I did you the first encounter really was? I probably had seen the movie as a kid. I don't remember we didn't read the book, we read, Lord of the flies and farewell to arms, which wasn't on the public school curriculum where I was at Aaron said, do you wanna play? Atticus finch. And I didn't blink. Absolutely. I think partly because the last five years ten years now. I've been taking chances are been. Challenging myself doing things that I wouldn't that other people think I can do, but I don't know how to do. So say yes..
Jeff Daniels ('To Kill a Mockingbird') on playing Atticus Finch
"Hi, everybody. I'm Peter Travers. And this is popcorn where we tell you. What is popping in the culture? And my guest today. Jeff Daniels who has multiple wards and the way I looked at it, he's too modest to say he's just been nominated for Tony Ward as best actor for tequila Mockingbird on Broadway, which is totally deserved. I don't even have to blow smoke with you. You know, I actually loved this, you know. Well, it's very nice. I think too. So are you just completely in Newark to all this now? It's you have your Emmys. You've been nominated for Tony before for God of carnage. Does it? What impact does getting nominated for an award have, you know, it's, it's? It is an honor to be nominated because I've been there when I wasn't and, and this was a big season for drama big season for drama Broadway, there, a lot of them and, you know, Mockingbird didn't get in as best new play did that make you stomp around for a couple of minutes when they will stop arounds big phrase. But, but it it goes to whatever the reasons are it goes to show that it's not automatic. You can't just go on, then I'll get nominated, and it's still you wake up in the morning. Bill ness. You wanna be invited to the big party, you know, and, and it is an honor to be there. And I, I noticed that when I was nominated for God carnage. I was probably the first big award. I'd ever been Emmys came later and all that. But I was in that room in Radio City Music hall, and I looked around at all the great work. That was all in one place. And these are just the people were nominated. There's other work that didn't get in that was, and you just feel I'm just glad to get it took it to the party. You really now anything after that, you know, would be great, but it really is to get in. Take something to well, and there's something about the Broadway the theater community, and I'm speaking to you as theater guy. Because back in Michigan. You have your own gross theater. You know this is something that matters to you. And you have even before we start talking about to kill a Mockingbird. You've signed on for one year doing this show. Nobody does anymore all stars. Don't know. Working after's, who need the job or in Evan Hansen, their second year and all of that. So it is, you know, it used to be what was done. Jason Robards Brian Dennehy comes to mind. Fonda Henry Fonda did mister Roberts for over a year looked at up league Cobb death of a salesman. Pretty sure over a year those guys were good. But that was kind of expected, you know that's what you did. And you and it's a big long commitment, but it's not that long when it's Atticus Finch, it's not that long when it's to kill a Mockingbird is not that long when you see what this play, and this production does to an audience night after night after night after night to get to be Atticus Finch, on Broadway six months, wouldn't have been enough so was happy to sign for your, and I'm interested to see what happens to the performance. Over the course of your I'm six months in now, and it's changed. It's deepened and it's gotten smarter and more, it's just gotten better. And so I'm interested to see where it is at the end when that happens when you have a director whose, they always use the phrase in the theater, okay after rehearsal. We've now frozen this show. This is now the way we do it, but can any actors really do that, because you are discovering something he's actor you can do it. You call it the mule on the trail performance going down the Grand Canyon. The mule didn't even have to look, you know, the meal just goes down. And then I do it this way. And then I get to here, and I do it that way. And you think about where you're going to eat throughout the whole show. I've seen that. I have ten that's the trap, you can get into that. You can literally your mind, just floats away and your thing and you go and stay here. Stay here stay here because, you know it so Bart. Shared the director Mockingbird. Basically, he's saying this is going to move around. I expect you to move it around expect you to explore a little bit here and there. You gotta you gotta have enough sense of story and experience to know when you're, I think Ellen all called stuffing the dog when you're just suddenly we've added four minutes to the show and it's probably you. You got it. You gotta is what you're doing. Is this thing you found in month two? And does it lead to something else? And now as a better place or do we need to go back here to where you gotta kinda gotta stay in the lane. But you get to move around and Bart has given us permission to do that. But I think this cast is really don't agree job of serving story. So they're in while it moves and changes a little bit. It always seems to be pointed in the direction of serving story, not some individual. Whereas my light kind of thing, not in this cast, but what I noticed when I was at this show was that there are people that I had seen at the theater before because of this property because of what Harper Lee wrote, there are suddenly because we read it in school, you know, but it wasn't work and there's just something about it. And watching, what Aaron Sorkin has done to take what Harper Lee did. And to update it without updating it. But just. Making something that's going on in this play speak to us. Now you had a lot of controversy with that in the beginning. You know there were people doing you can't around with the, the state, who was there say is the lawyer for the estate one person had some issues with an early draft. I think he ended up with twenty two drafts. By the end of it. So pretty good chance some of that stuff would have gone away anyway. But, but in whatever it, we got it settled and the risks for us. I thought once the lawsuit went went away was three adults playing the kids. Are we going to get away with that? Are we going to overcome Gregory Peck? And the last third third act of this thing, basically. Deviates is this is a play based on the book. And now we're gonna put out of his through something that the move in either the movie nor the book put him through in by putting him through that, that I think, is where Aaron was able to relate it to today. Is there goodness in people that we can rely on will the better angel in all of us? Rise to the top in twenty nineteen that isn't necessarily true. And I think you're on was forcing Atticus to face that, that sometimes you can't just wait for them to do the right thing. No, there's not much and Atticus does some things in this play that aren't very Gregory Peck. Yeah, there's flaws in him. But it makes it just so more mature engaging because I'm seeing somebody with human flaws doing this. Yeah. And, and to be more than fair to pack who only won an Oscar for it was a different time, early sixties. And it was from the point of view of a young scout nine years old. Whatever she is in the book looking up her great father. So he really kind of stayed up on a pedestal throughout the book and pretty much for the movie and we weren't we were a small town. Lawyer gets paid in vegetables and trying to raise two kids and he handles land dispute service agreements for closures inning. And right will, and then the judge comes over to his house in his life changes. That's how we approached it. But do you feel competitive in any of these awards with other actors that are nominated in your category? In other words, you and Bryan Cranston. Now just cold staring. Each other because everybody was nominated wants to win. Everybody wants to make the speed. Everybody wants to take on that toll because it's called it anyone who's ever stepped on stage. Once that it's there's, it's so special it, it's I've never been nominated for an Oscar, but I started in the feeder, high school and community college, and my purples theater companies twenty years old and off Broadway. And coming back to Broadway. Keep returning to it. And now forty two years later, you get to Atticus Finch you get to do the role of a lifetime on Broadway in the theater, that's a lot to be proud of. So this sit there with, with Brian and Patty and, and all the other guys. Adam driver all them. Yeah. The kid Jeremy pope. But you know, it's a great group and you're part of a lot of great work that competitive thing, nobody scores the most points. These things we're doing five different things really, really well, go back to the day that you decided you were going to be Atticus Finch on Broadway. Was there any terror about that ultimate decision that had nothing to do with you committing for year because it's one of the great roles it's a great character? And despite the fact that we see flaws in him, there's virtue in him to me, as watching actors all my life and reviewing them the hardest thing to plays virtue. There's, you know how do you play good and make good interesting? And you get and maybe Atika struggle to remain. Good to remain take the high road and there's a bit of a struggle. This is a helps that yeah, but that's his aim because while he sitting on that porch this world in the south in nineteen thirty four in Alabama KKK's there. He's not initially he's kind of letting it happen. He's not going. He's not out there trying to change it. He's not carrying plan. No, he's I thought that was really interesting. Certainly where he starts. He knows that if he takes this case to defend Tom Robinson. And he sits in front of a jury of white Christian farmers men. He knows what he's going, this is no longer just executing will or foreclose and, and he's avoided that just raised his kids. I'm just raising my kids without a wife. I'm raising my kids, and he knows that will change thing unpleasant, things will be sent to us, and it's going to go beyond that you're gonna have the KKK come up and visit you on your porch and go, what are you doing? And I did a lot of research to kind of understand that kind of just keep your head down and don't get involved and stay out of trouble as family and just raise your kids and don't get involved. There was a lynching last Tuesday night, we missed you there. We got another one Friday, common and Atticus has to either say, no, I'm not or tied up that evening. Bob can't make. And there's a lot of there are a lot of people, especially in today's America that are don't wanna look go wanna see don't want to. I. I don't wanna know about Russia. I don't wanna know any, we'll do errands kind of speak into that, that American that decent honest, hardworking American lose just doing this, and it's not enough to just look the other way not now wasn't for Atticus and it isn't for us. Now there's denial and there's a combination and enabling. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And that's why I think people sit there watching this like this, you know, this is somehow speaking to us right now involve you gonna get. Yeah. Yeah. What was what was your first encounter with this story? Did you read the book? I did you the first encounter really was? I probably had seen the movie as a kid. I don't remember we didn't read the book, we read, Lord of the flies and farewell to arms, which wasn't on the public school curriculum where I was at Aaron said, do you wanna play? Atticus finch. And I didn't blink. Absolutely. I think partly because the last five years ten years now. I've been taking chances are been. Challenging myself doing things that I wouldn't that other people think I can do, but I don't know how to do. So say yes.
Resisting the Stigma of Mental Health Issues
"This is mental health month with a new report that shows Texas ranks forty third and the prevalence of middle illness and for access to care. Paul John Frisco is president and CEO of mental health America and says mental illnesses are common and treatable. But also notes that Paul the stigma remains doesn't it? We have people who break bones level one trauma centers in every community in the nation. But there's no such thing for people with mental health condition of the concept of a level one trauma center for injuries to mental health. Plus, there's the fact that there are so many aspects to this. I mean, a broken bone is broken bone. But if you're talking about mental issues about mental health, it can be a very wide variety of things that we're talking about our conditions in mental health and much like cancers the light variety of cancer with the team for mine for body. What do you want us to explore? What do you want us to concentrate on? We're hoping that by focusing on for mind body, people do one thing I and that is the integrated whole that we need to think about ourselves a hole in just think about our mind is being different from our body. And then we want people to explore the use of certain tools, such as, you know, humor. Four or spirituality or recreation work-life balance all of which have been shown to help people become healthier. Let's talk about some of the good things to that have happened middle health month the started seventy years ago by the Ajay the mental health of America. Oh, how have we advanced since then, you know, to kill Mockingbird the character of boo Radley, we've kind of let him come outside heaven. We really have. And that is one of the things that has happened in the last seventy years, the doors of our state hospitals opened up and many more people began to live in in communities in successfully people going back to work and work, successfully many times people hear the story of just you know, one person who may be very ill and think that represents everybody who's got these conditions. But the fact of the matter is one in five in any given year diagnosed mental health condition, but for most people those conditions are. Readily treated and in people can get a good deal help by by having them treated early. So those things are reposited, and I think a recognition that mental health is X everyone mental illnesses and every family if something critically important again, that's why for us having a tool kit. It addresses both the needs of the caregiver as well as the need to the individual something different this year that we're trying to do to recognize an elevate the role of peer support and family support caregivers not just professional ones. But the
'Hadestown' Lead 2019 Tony Nominations
"The new musical Haiti's town dominated the Tony nominations, the unconventional folksy musical received nominations in fourteen categories. Neither to kill a Mockingbird nor network was nominated in the best new play category. Even though both costly productions were huge hits at the box office. They didn't come away empty-handed though to kill a Mockingbird was nominated for nine awards and network received five nominations, the big names receiving nominations. This year included in it Benning. Bryan, Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Adam driver lane may and Laurie Metcalf. The ward ceremony will take place on
Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Daniels And Bryan discussed on Ethan Bearman
"Neither to kill a Mockingbird nor network was nominated in the best new play category. Even though both costly productions were huge hits at the box office. They didn't come away empty-handed though to kill a Mockingbird was nominated for nine awards and network received five nominations, the big names receiving nominations. This year included an Benning, Bryan, Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Adam driver lane may and Laurie Metcalf. The award ceremony will take place on June
Inside Aaron Sorkin's 'Mockingbird' story
"Playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says he was eager to adapt. Harper Lee's to kill a Mockingbird for Broadway. But he still had some serious. Reservations about the job. I said yes, knowing really it was a suicide mission because people have a very special relationship to the novel. And it's a great book. What could I do but make it less than than what it was? And the acting future of Jesse smollet is still unknown. But his character on empire just made TV history all that up on the frame. Welcome to the frame. I'm John horn when Tony nominations are revealed next week to kill a Mockingbird will likely get a lot of attention almost certainly for Jeff Daniels who plays Atticus Finch, but the adaptation by earned Sorkin was far from easy. Scott Rudin secured, the rights to the patient and got Harper Lee's personal approval of Sorkin. It's the playwright. But then things started to go awry following Lee's death three years ago the estate eventually sued to stop the production. We'll get to the lawsuit in a bit. But when I spoke with Sorkin about to kill a Mockingbird. He I told me why his first draft didn't work. I simply try to do. No harm. I I took the most essential scenes that you need to tell the story, and I stood them up and dramatize them and the whole thing felt like a greatest hits album done by tribute band. And I turned it in and Scott who usually at that point. Would meet with me for days and ended up with hundreds of notes to go back and do the second draft with he met with me for less than thirty minutes and gave me two notes. And the second note was the one that changed everything. What Scott said was that Atticus can't be advocates from the beginning of the play to the end of the play. He's got a change. That's what protagonist does a protagonist has a flaw protagonist put through something and changes as a result. And I thought well, of course, Scott's right? That has to be what happens in a play. I wonder how Harper Lee got away with an Abacus who's the same. At the beginning of the book is at the end of the book, how Horton Foote got away with an Atticus in the movie who's the same at the beginning of the movie is the is at the end of the movie. And that's when I realized that advocates isn't the protagonist in the novel or the movie scout is she's the one who changes her flaws that she's young and the changes that she loses someone for innocence. And while I wanted scout. And dill to remain protagonists in the play. I wanted advocates to be the central protagonist. I wanted him to be put through something. I wanted him to have a flaw on. I wanted him to change is a result. And what happened in that moment was that? I simply stopped thinking about the word adaptation that it. No longer was my goal to gently swallow the novel in bubble wrap and transfer it to a Broadway stage that I was going to write a new play taking the circumstances that Harper Lee put on the table. And that's when things started to take off. So I'm gonna ask you this. Obviously, it's a period piece. But I'm gonna talk about it's modern relevance of which there is a tremendous amount. What was happening in the world as you were adapting or reimagining, but ever we're gonna do whatever verb are gonna use to describe what you were doing with harp. Elise novel to make it a play. Yeah. Well, what was happening in the world. Was Trump was elected president Charlottesville was happening. Charlottesville became an important touchdown in this. And I'll tell you why Atticus in the in the novel. This was in thinking about what flaw can Atticus half. Does he go from being a bad lawyer to a good lawyer, a bad father to a loving father a racist believing injustice in a quality, and obviously no on all three? What I realized was that Atticus already had a flaw. Harper Lee gave him one. It's just that. When we were learning the book, we were taught that it was a virtue advocates says throughout the book that there's goodness in every single chicks, go get along better with all kinds of folks never really understand it until you consider things from his point of view. Climates out of his skin woke rounding he excuses. Bob, Buell's racism by saying the man just losses WPA job. You know, it's he excuses. Mrs Dubose is racism by she recently stopped taking her medicine or morphine. He excuses. The town's racism. This is the deep south things happen slower here, you know, give gift people time and thinking about all that at the same time at Charlottesville happened in it started. What Atticus was saying was starting to sound to me like there were fine people on both sides. Right. And that's when the bells rang, and and I was really able to kind of go from a walk to a gallop. We're talking with earned Sorkin about his ad obtain of Harper Lee's novel to kill a Mockingbird. I wanna play a scene between Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson who's been accused of raping a white woman. And the story can't tell you how to plead, but I can't. And I must give you my best advice. You won't be my lawyer. Very less thing. I won't the world be your lawyer right now negro man, what teenage girl wouldn't be going in with a win hands. But I'm compelled to defend us an officer of the court, and in that capacity of taken Salamo to give him a best council, which is that you cannot and you must not lead guilty and go to jail for a crime that you did not could not commit. So how do you figure out a way to dramatize what Atticus is going through? And how he's changing the way that he sees an excuses behavior through the play. What tricks? What are the things that you are able to do with the text and through new dialogue and putting dialogue and other characters mouse, they get you to that place where he can evolve for me, a big part of Attica ses journey in this play is going from someone who says, I know these people these are our, friends and neighbors sure some of them may be stuck in the old ways. But there are none of them that are so far gone. They would send an obviously innocent man to the electric chair, and he discovers that he doesn't know his friends and neighbors that to me does a really good job of of reflecting. I think how a lot of us no matter where you are on the political or ideological spectrum the way, a lot of us have felt these last few years that we thought we knew our fellow Americans. But we didn't we were wrong about our friends and neighbors, and that's one of the reasons why this play based on a book that sixty years old that takes place ninety years ago feels so much like today.
"mockingbird" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
"At studio. Three sixty dot org. In two dozen fifteen the book world kind of exploded over the long awaited publication of another novel that Harper Lee had written called go set a watchman David Ulan was one of the first people get his hands on a copy of Lee's old, but newly published novel. He's a former editor of the Los Angeles Times when we spoke in two thousand fifteen I asked for his take on the Atticus Finch portrayed in in. Go set a watchman who seems not so enlightened as the beloved Atticus Finch of tequila Mockingbird. Well, I mean, first of all I think it's important. Remember that go set a watchman was written. I you know, it was the draft if she turned into Lippincott in nineteen fifty seven that draft and went through two years of you know, sort of revisions from soup to nuts and emerged as Mockingbird not that there's that much overlap in terms of the narrative, although there are certain passages. They're almost verbatim. But it was you know, there's to me one of the most interesting things started to see the development of the character in the story from watchmen, which is really worth starts to Mockingbird, which is kind of conclusion of the of the journey in some way in watchman. You know, it's it's twenty years later mid nineteen fifties, it's the immediate aftermath of Brown versus board of education and Advocacy's older. He's early seventies. He is segregationist. He's a member of a citizens council, which were sort of you know, let's say more nuance. Organizations than say the KKK. But were there, you know, business leaders and southern towns set them up to sort of figure out how to maintain some of the segregationists social order and the conflict of the novel is really scout. Who is adults? She's going by her given name of Jean Louise, but she discovers this she discovers a racist tract in his reading, and then has to kind of figure out what to do about it. You know, her view of him has been shattered the problem, I think in terms of how we're reading the book or how the book is being portrayed at the moment. Is that it it it a lot of people in that HarperCollins to his framing a sequel, it's like an autonomous site work in its own, right? Which is understandable, synthesis. Takes place twenty years later, but it's a more. Interesting question to me to look at it. Terms of the progression of character in in lease imagination two years of revision. Absolutely. And and so interesting to me because of course, the the reaction that people are having no of all my God Atticus Finch is a racist. He had these terrible beliefs at a time, by the way that you know, segregationists from the south. We're running for president and dominating the United States Senate. But it seems to me that her discovery is reflected by our reaction. Like, oh my God. We're suddenly disillusioned as adults reading this book that I read his children. I completely agree to kind of historic literary character Atticus Finch to have been an actual living creature living human he would have been born around eighteen eighty five. So that's what a decade after reconstruction on born into a wealthy land at southern family. So to think that this guy wouldn't have had some kind of complicated tortured relationship with races in over simplification of who he would have been in that sense. I think actually the portrayal in watchmen is probably a more complicated than maybe more accurate of of of. There was an interesting piece on if you've read it by Randall Kennedy, the African American Harvard Law School, professor. Yeah. Who suggest that somehow Harper Lee's original notion of having all of this in a single marvel could have been a greater masterpiece than than it was as to kill a Mockingbird? It's an interesting point. I mean, you know, the problem with watchmen to me, and I use that word a little loosely because again, I'm very conscious affected. I'm reading a draft of essentially, what was the worst. Is that it is a young writers effort? It's an apprentice effort. It's clunky. I mean, the plot construction is kind of clunky. The second second half of the novel has virtually no narrative momentum. And so in terms of the complications. And in terms of it being very much a book of its moment, even the character of of Jeanne. Louise, who is representing let's say the more liberal viewpoint has a lot of problems with the intrusion of the supreme court chase..
"mockingbird" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
"Mild didn't pick up to kill a Mockingbird until after college. When his mother gave him a copy. She told me that it was like one of her favorite books growing up. Scott. Is it interesting character because she's so innocent of the beginning of the book. So it's easy to get very attached to her the rigidity of the people in may come as what this holding them from progressing past. All this ignorance and racism, whereas scout makes it out with her positively intact with her faith in humanity intact. It's surprising that she comes out. Okay. Because reading the book, I was barely okay. Reading a story like Toco Mockingbird kind of shows that Christianity has no power over this prejudice. The law has no power of prejudice. Only thing that is going to change. And let people progress is just a very simple faith in human good. At some point leader in two thousand six we were torn for the first time to Louisiana. And of course, the year before was Hurricane Katrina. And it was still ah bad mess. Just tarps house frames and blue tarps just a complete non recovery. Obvious questions that were exposed after Hurricane Katrina questions about economic disparities, racial, divides city league Nauruans and questions that were exposed to me when I read this book Toco Mockingbird, I found it interesting that the store takes place in the thirties. And here we are things have changed but not not enough. And so John pike who was the original drummer in. I he started writing the song..
"mockingbird" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
"To kill a Mockingbird is charming and moving and came along at the perfect moment. Just as the civil rights movement was reaching critical mass, but not everybody loves the book, the great fiction writer, Flannery O'Connor, Harper, Lee's contemporary, and fellow southerner said all the folks buying the book don't know, they are reading h children's book, indeed the books. Most influential advocates over the years have been school, libraries and high school English teachers in two thousand nine Malcolm glad well published an essay in the New Yorker criticizing the book's politics. He pointed out that Atticus Finch isn't really fighting segregation at all he just defends his innocent client fair enough. I guess, but the book remains a very good way to teach young people about America's history of white supremacy and injustice and occasional light heroism. I think reason people revere. The book so much is Atticus himself. He isn't just a brave man. He seems like the perfect father. And in fact, I always thought of my own Nebraska lawyer father has Atticus. Has been. Some hard talk round town to the effect that I shouldn't do much about defending this, man. You shouldn't be defending him. Then why are you doing it? For a number of reasons. Man. When is it? If I didn't. My head up in town. I couldn't even tell you, Jim. Not to do something. Again, that's Gregory pack and Mary Batum as Atticus and scout Finch a psychologist and parenting expert named Mufi James Hanish thinks we still have a lot to learn from Harper Lee's character country desperately needs needs such models. Nedic Finci one of them. Wind Killa marking bird was published. Dr Benjamin spock's commonsense book of baby and child care had just established the new paradigm for child. Rearing, more empathy less spanking. There were many parents, of course, that made use of the spark approach to become more permissive, but the edit kosf inches style of parenting moves away from from a sickness and away from authoritarian on parenting, the thoughts a balanced middle. Ground approach, which is very effective Atticus is widowed. Single father, essentially embodied a third way because finches. Beautiful illustration of the style of parenting. That is from flexible section it. He's able to combine the expression of love with reasonable discipline. And that's quite a balanced to achieve curiously, especially in rural nineteen thirties. Alabama Atticus allows his children to call him by his first name because they relate to their dad like the students of Socrates. He also treating them as equals the author. Harper Lee's attempting to tell us that calling Connecticut is an indication or the democratic values would being raised. But you know, what a compromises? No. It's an agreement reached by mutual consent. His way it works. You. Go into school. Keep on reading the same every night. Just as we always have that bargain. Atticus Finch is secret to good parenting. Well, it's simple, but also incredibly hard. It's the moral courage. That's embodied in the person addicts Finch, and that is transmitted to the children thing. That's the higher message. How the high moral message Murphy, James Hanash is a professor of psychology at Rosemont college. He's also the author of becoming good parents and exist journey we spoke in two thousand ten they'll be more about to kill a Mockingbird in just a moment. But first I.
"mockingbird" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
"To kill a mocking bird is set in the fictional small town of may comb, which was a close copy of monroeville Alabama. Harper Lee was born in monroeville in nineteen twenty six and died there in two thousand sixteen she almost never talked to the press. But her Ona's said that scout the girl in the book is essentially, the author Atticus Finch was based on her real life. Arthur and dill the annoying kid who live next door was the other famous monroeville native Harper Lee's pal Truman Capote, Anna Boyko, why rock poked around monroeville in two thousand ten for us to see how people there feel about the book when it first came out in nineteen sixty Harper Lee's neighbors gave to kill a mocking bird a chilly reception. People spoke out against this just sort of ignored. It Reverend Thomas butts is from monroeville a close friend of Harper Lee who was a. White woman writing a book in which one of the major characters was a black man and black man came out looking good in the book. And you didn't do that. That wasn't done Reverend butts. Who's white was inspired by the character of Atticus Finch, but supported integration and he had received death threats from the Klan to him to kill a Mockingbird with solidarity. It wasn't as if somebody stood up and started waving flags and you're right. But as if somebody said in principle, you're right. You're right. I've been kicked too much about it. Fisker net was taking a smoke break on the sidewalk downtown. He never read the book, but he heard enough to turn him off who will based on black people getting used. I just I don't let because. You talk about it and bring up stupid step in your mind, down old stupid stuff is a delicate way to put it Barnett came of age under Jim crow. So the story of Tom Robinson his going to be wrongfully convicted and then killed a little close to home, Tom. Did you rape mail? You. Once the Gregory Peck movie came out in sixty two Taurus started coming to monroeville. They wanted to check out the courthouse. The Hollywood set was an exact copy. It's the first book are had meaning in it. And it wasn't just like learn Miami. Sees kind of book it had. Meaning it had an impact and had a story to tell that needed to be told Rebecca SDS was just eight when her parents read it to her and she read it on her own at twelve even now in college her peers are impressed by it art guarantee, my English classes, and you'd have to introduce where you're from every time they'd say, so tell me something interesting about yourself in said up in the church where Harper Lee attended they're like, are you kidding me is just kind of hard to believe the novels popularity has spawned a cottage industry in monroeville in the courthouse gift shop, you can buy all sorts of Mockingbird stuff like fleece, vests and stone coasters with engraved Mockingbird logos. Their murals painted on walls in town. Commemorative bird, baths and bird houses walking tours. For the past twenty years. The town is stage to play of tequila Mockingbird right next to the courthouse. It sells out almost always during the normal performance. I'm the Mockingbird drunk. Yeah. Drunk, and I play boo Robert champion has played beret. So many times it's become his alter ego freely Initially signed signed chances, chances. but But rather rather than? than them cleared the Bank. But in real life. His role is much more serious. Seen here loose kinda raggedy. This is the evidence room at the police station champion is one of the town's. Detectives the entire experience from the book to the plate. I see. Life working in it everyday. It's really been helpful the novel was affective in changing white attitudes. Because it was written by a southerner, not some judgmental Yankee, it was a voice from inside the community who I have a read it. Struck us. Why people are like that. And then I had to look back at myself. And I have to ask question. Why was? Because not only can identify identify with with the people in it. So I could at one time probably growing up, and it was just a part of the Senate. Scar never really understand it. I consider things from his point of view. Declined inside of his skin. Rounding as the years go by and the painful battles of the civil rights era..
"mockingbird" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
"A Mockingbird is opening on Broadway next month. It's a new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin, the writer of many things including as a player, right? A few good men. He's the creator of west wing and newsroom, and Jeff Daniels is starring in this play as Atticus Finch. So we're revisiting some stories. We've done about to kill Mockingbird later. We'll hear about how the world reacted and did they react to the publication three years ago of Harper. Lee's other Atticus Finch vehicle go set a watchman, and how that book may generations of readers reconsider how heroic he really was. But I. Tequila Mockingbird became a huge an immediate bestseller. When it was published in nineteen sixty it won the Pulitzer prize. And shortly thereafter, became the excellent film adaptation. Everybody remembers Gregory pack in his role as Atticus Finch peck is Atticus Finch the southern lawyer who defends the black man accused of raping a white woman in the nineteen thirties. Gentlemen. In this country. Our courts of the great Levin has our courts. Oh. Oh. Equal. Confident gentleman review without. Evidence that you've heard. A decision and restore this man to his family..
'Halloween' breaks box-office records
"Just ran across it. Cow's milk is the perfect drink for supremacists. As when Christopher Walt characterizing in inglorious, bastards drinks, a glass of milk and a character in a pivotal scene of get out sips. The cows. Secretion dairy milk has long been embraced as a symbol of white supremacy. So I guess if you have a Nazi drinking a glass of milk. That means the milk is naturally. White supremacist. So I suppose if you were, you know. If you had someone in to kill a Mockingbird, you had somebody in any of the any of the great civil rights movies. If you had anybody from the K K K or anybody a plantation owner drinking. Seen anywhere drinking milk. Then we have to conclude based on Peter the milk is indeed the drink white supremacists.
"mockingbird" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"That's reported that so much reporting so much journalists Ming from Jim Acosta who loves him. Some Jim Acosta find you somebody who loves you like Jim Mukasa loves Jim Acosta my goodness, but that of course, the narrative it's being drawn. Okay. So how'd solve all this play out? It probably plays out with cavenaugh going down. It probably plays out with cavenaugh losing about or being withdrawn, and then all hell breaking loose and Democrats proclaiming victory and Republicans, proclaiming that they were stabbed in the back and things just get uglier because corroborating evidence doesn't matter. And we're not honest enough to actually set a standard before beforehand as to what constitutes evidence that somebody's career should be finished. Okay time for some things I like and then some things that I hate. So things that I like our mind you that when we say believe all women, nobody actually believes we should believe women. Nobody actually believes that because we have to actually look each account on face. We have to determine whether somebody's telling the truth or not the way you do this is through corroborating evidence. So I take, for example, today the movie to kill a Mockingbird. The book to come a Mockingbird is of course, one of the great books in the English language. I think people always say, what's the great American novel to me, it's either b. dick or to kill Mockingbird. The movie of tequila Mockingbird is a, it's a great movie, although bribery pet cannot do a southern accent for his wife, but the the score is really tremendous. Elmer Bernstein did the scorched, a beautiful beautiful score used to be the ringtone on my phone. Actually the score for Kayla Mockingbird, but here is a, here's a little bit of the preview of tequila Mockingbird. And then I will explain why this is relevant. No happily to kill a Mockingbird becomes emotion picture, and it's memorable characters come vividly alive that scouting. Some people call a gene Louise Finch, but she insists on scout and that's her brother. Jim, just boy until the day he learns, there is evil in the world. Flora's scores braid. Obviously, I, Gregory Peck won best after I performance in this, which again is weird because he didn't do southern accent. But in any case, the movies, great. One of the reasons that I bring up this movie is because the movie is entirely about or at least the main part of the movie is about an actual false allegation of rape because black men by white woman who's actually sexually abused by her father and the way that the accusation is over ridden in the court is not through. He said she said, it's through corroborative evidence. It's through the fact that Tom Robinson who's the black man actually gets up and shows that he was not physically capable of hitting this woman on a particular side for face because his arm is withered from cotton gin accident from from his youth. The point here is that evidence still matters. Okay. Due process still matters, and whether I believe Christine, blazey Ford or not, that is secondary to whether any standard is necessary in order for us to destroy somebody is any standard other than the. Allegations are allegations self justifying. That's the big question today. That's the question. Nobody's going to ask him. It's the questions. The only question that in the end really matters for the future of the country when it comes to nominations due process or any sort of trial in the quarter public opinion. Okay. Time for a quick thing that I hate. So thing that I hate today, Don lemon of CNN. Again, I've already hit on London earlier, but he really, he really outdid himself yesterday. I don't know. I don't know what he was on yesterday, but it was. It was solid stuff. He was talking about Ted Cruz going to a restaurant in Washington DC, and there. He suggested that Ted Cruz. So what happened is ten goes to the restaurant, a bunch of activists start yelling at Ted Cruz about Cavanaugh, and he is forced to leave the restaurant with his wife, here's dumb and explaining why this is totally cool. I don't like it, but it is one reason. I'm not a public official that I'm not running for office in a way. I think goes with the territory. I don't like it. They were blocking his wife, but that's what that's what he signed up for a strict constitutionalists which Ted Cruz is he knows that it's protected under the first amendment begin to lie..
"mockingbird" Discussed on Biden's Briefing
"Hi i'm joe biden listened to biden's brief a collection of news and other stories caught my attention school district polls to kill a mockingbird it makes people uncomfortable by daniel politely for sleep the biloxi school district in mississippi has decided to remove tequila mockingbird from its junior high reading list the reason some of the books language make people uncomfortable the vice president of the school board kenny holloway said there were complaints about it he added and we can teach the same lesson with other books the administrator insisted kids could still go to the library to read the book but the going to use another book in the eighth grade course although the school administrator doesn't say an apparent who first contacted the sunherald with the news on the apparent midyear shift in the reading list said the decision to pull the book was due to the use of the n word at arne duncan tweeted october 14th was school districts removed to kill a mockingbird from the reading less we know we have real problems many criticized the decision by the school district including arne duncan was the secretary of education from two thousand nine to two thousand and fifteen under president obama when school districts were removed to kill a mockingbird from the reading list we know we have real problems dunkin' road onto winner senator ben sas of to brass cow also blasted the move calling it a terrible decision at ben sas tweeted october 14th this is a terrible decision it's one of our few shared stories in a nation with far too few shared stories right now.
"mockingbird" Discussed on Binge Mode: Game of Thrones
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