Tag: tv/Archives

Morrow- will not walk in fear

Murrow with cigEdward R. Murrow, CBS-TV See It Now, March 9, 1954, “A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy” (0:53 mp3):

“We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were for the moment unpopular.”

via Jim Russell’s Transom Manifesto.

Foux Da Fa Fa

OK, I’ll try not to post an FoTC vid every week, but just had to embed this French lesson from last week’ show, Flight of the Conchords “Foux Da Fa Fa:”

The Late Late Tom Snyder

The legendary late-night interviewer Tom Snyder died this week. Here’s some of his CBS The Late Late Show and NBC The Tomorrow Show guests:

FCC’s Profanity Ruling Thrown Out

From Broadcasting & Cable “FCC’s Profanity Ruling Against Fox Thrown Out“:

The court said the FCC’s “fleeting expletives” policy did not pass muster for “failing to articulate a reasoned basis for its change in policy.”…

The FCC found two Fox Billboard Awards show broadcasts to be profane, and thus indecent, because they allowed variants of the word “fuck” and “shit” to be broadcast outside of the FCC’s 10 p.m.-6 a.m. safe harbor for “indecent” broadcast speech.

Fox argued that neither of the broadcasts would have been found indecent under the previous almost 30 years of FCC indecency policy (1975-2004) and that “without adequate explanation or even acknowledgment, the FCC has abandoned the restrained understanding of indecency that served the public for three decades.”

Rummy’s Hands

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s former interaction with the press:

Source: CBS Late Night with Craig Ferguson.

C-Span Pink

I always tell people: I’m never unrewarded for watching C-Span. Proving the point was yesterday’s Valerie Plame Speaks Before Congress. The testimony turned to live theatre as the audience flashed signs in front of the cameras. The funniest was a guy (I think) dressed in pink as a woman, with a t-shirt that read: “Impeach Bush”:

But forget politics, I like C-Span for its raw undedited information. After Ms. Plame came Bill Leonard, National Archives director of Security. He gave clear, concise testimony on how a document gets classified, and how long it stays classified, and how it gets declassified — procedures I and, I’d guess, most folk never knew. Edifying and entertaining — who sez C-Span is boring?BTW, I read a conjecture that Pink Man above might be Code Pink. Or maybe he’s Pink Bloque; Jonathan Menjivar and I did a story on them a while back.