I finally opened up the DVD of “A Concert for George” that I bought back around the beginning of the year, something I’d first encountered on public television a while back. Set one year to the day of George Harrison’s passing, the concert was an incredible gathering of musicians celebrating George’s life in music and song and comedy (thanks to a grizzled assortment of Monty Python alum).
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I caught the last half of this episode of the PBS documentary series Independent Lens while I was knocked down by the flu. I had seen the first part earlier in the week and was happily lucid at the moment at 1am when it was being rebroadcast.
Talk radio host Greg Smith is profiled in the documentary, which focuses on the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) with Smith (who has Muscular Dystrophy) as the lens through which we see the world. During a visit to Washington for the 10th anniversary of the A.D.A. we see how difficult it is for Smith to find a cab capable of transporting he and his electric wheelchair around town.
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Watching tonight’s episode of The Apprentice I was pleasantly surprised to see that the award for the winning team was a light cruise on Steve Forbes’ yacht ‘The Highlander’. What’s funny is that I’ve been aboard that yacht.
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I admit that I only caught the last forty minutes of the new NBC drama “Medical Investigation“, but that doesn’t change the fact that this program shows every sign of being cane-bait.
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If you watched the presentation of the Oscars at the 2004 Academy Awards then you probably saw Billy Crystal’s now-famous lead-in movie where it appears that he is actually in the movies from 2003. What you might not know is that they were put together by Troy Miller’s company Dakota Films, some of the same bunch that shot “Dumb & Dumberer”, “Run Ronnie Run” and “Doctor Hoestetler’s Marvelous Singing Shoe” here in Atlanta.
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