on serious and light notes

Check this info out, concerning Montel Williams (the former tv talk show host):

“Shortly before Fox-owned and operated television stations in major markets terminated Montel’s talk-show contract, Montel appeared in an interview on Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends, and was asked to discuss Heath Ledger’s death. He used the interview to point out that TV networks had continued to extensively cover Mr. Ledger’s death while ignoring the deaths of 28 US soldiers in Iraq since the beginning of the year. Montel expressed sympathy for Mr. Ledger’s family and remorse for his passing but also encouraged the three interviewers to recognize the absence of coverage for the US soldiers killed in Iraq. The interviewers sought to point out that their audience wanted celebrity news and it was more interesting than soldier deaths. Montel suggested that US news networks had the capacity to lead the country’s attitudes by placing more importance on US deaths in Iraq than the deaths of celebrities. Montel noted that he had awoken that morning very saddened by the unknown names of those slain in Iraq and was further saddened when he could not find their names on the web.

Three minutes into this awkward segment on Fox, one host cut off Montel in order to go to a commercial. Montel did not return after the break.

Four days later, after 17 years as a television host, Montel lost his job.”

– from Wikipedia

You can find that specific clip here

He does make a very good point. A point that probably got him fired.


Aaaaaaand on a much less serious note:

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

Disney’s triumphant (and long overdo) return to 2-D animation! And set in New Orleans during the Jazz Age, no less! Woo frickin’ hooooooooo!


“How come all your friends are on their way to bein’ someone else?”

Serpico – Frank Serpico


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