Sunday, March 06, 2005

Danny Schechter is on The Laura Flanders Show

Reminder (as noted in the first post today), Danny Schechter is a guest on The Laura Flanders Show which beging broadcasting live in less than an hour.

Tonight's program:

SUNDAY) It's the 40th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" a day of violence in Selma, AL that finally galvanized pressure behind the Voting Rights Act. In the USA voting rights remain a good idea not yet achieved. JESSE JACKSON JR and SR join us to discuss the Boxer/Clinton bill currently before Congress and a Constitutional amendment they've proposed.

Then, if looking at history gets you down, we've got an Agony Uncle to take your calls. Feeling discouraged? The movement advice counselor is in:
PAUL ROGAT LOEB, author of "The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear." Plus ROBIN BRAND, of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, on last week's significant election victory against evangelical hate-mongers in Topeka, Kansas.

Our talkers this week are DANNY SCHECTER, the
news dissector and documentary film maker, and TONY TRUPIANO, host of The Tony Show. But first, an update from FABIO SERMONTI, Italian Correspondent with the British news organization, Independent Television News, on the second-day reaction to the US killing of an Italian intelligence agent who rescued a journalist held hostage.
Tune in for the latest news and opinions you haven't heard elsewhere.

If you missed Fabio Sermonti last night, you won't want to miss him tonight.

Also note that Amy Waldman has a story on the front page of the Times today. "Torn From Moorings, Villgaers Grasp for the Past." Ben e-mailed that he thinks it's the best thing in the paper today.

First four paragraphs (you can find it by searching "Amy Waldman" at the Times web site or click on "today's front page" at the site):

This village had been the loveliest of places to live, sitting on a narrow sndbar that extended into the Indian Ocean like a skeletal finger. On one side was a resort-caliber beach, on the other, a lagoon that separated the village from the nearby town. Palm trees dripping with coconuts provided the shade. Water glittered all around.
But beauty was not why Santosh Chinnathambi Sevlam had decided to return. Nor was the draw purely livelihood, although he, like everyon ehere, had once done well by the water. It was the idea of community that lured him, even though about one-third of his community was dead.
This eastern village was one among thousands affected by the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami, which killed nearly 180,000 people across Asia and Africa.
Navalady was luckier than some, harder hit than most.