Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You A Story: Veteran actress Lois Smith, in conversation about a mystery reading of Agatha Christie she is presenting; the nun she plays in Lady Bird, along with an apparition in Marjorie Prime on screen; a memory lane excursion back in time when Smith starred opposite James Dean in East Of Eden; and her take on the history of the Hollywood casting couch through the decades.
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** "A lot of the other newspapers and television journalists didn't pick up on Watergate for months and months, Ben was hanging out there alone. And so I think he would just say now as he said many times before - 'Nose down, ass up, push forward!' "
** "This is happening at the same time as the Justice Department debates allowing a merger between one of, if not the main content providers, Time Warner - and one of the major broadband companies providing access to the American home, AT&T,"
** Bro On The Global Television Beat: Net Neutrality, Merger Mania, And French Bread. A look at the looming FCC vote to potentially dump Net Neutrality in favor of profiteering corporations - and the issues at hand. Arts Express Paris Correspondent, Sorbonne Professor Dennis Broe weighs in. And, what all of this has to do with CNN, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, the Enlightenment, short attention spans, Voltaire and Verizon.
**Best Of The Net Hotspot This Week: A Brief History Of Net Neutrality - Exposing Conflicts Of Interests Between Corporations, Governments And Big Money.
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