The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2016 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 26, 2017.
This night is about the best in motion pictures and high style. It’s one of the high holy nights in American culture where we will see if our favorite movies and actors will win one of the most prized awards in entertainment.
I remember seeing Bill Paxton in the movie “Twister” it was the first movie I saw on DVD. He was great as a storm chasing meteorologist. His role as a patriarch of a historic feuding family in the TV mini series “Hatfield’s and McCoy’s” was pretty spot on too. Paxton was also in “Apollo 13” with Tom Hanks. Most recently he was in a CBS TV show called “Training Day”. Paxton passed away at the age of 61 today. Thanks for the great movie memories.
Freedom of the press is a venerated right in America. To deny well established media organizations from participating in the reporting of the days events of our government is frankly un-American. It doesn’t matter if its liberal or conservative the press should have full access to our leaders outside of revealing state secrets. The Trump administration is showing they don’t care about making us great but making us ignorant.
Watching a 90th anniversary celebration of the NBC network and thinking how much of our culture has been shaped by broadcast television and before it radio. I am a product of it and I am very proud to have worked in it. Without this medium our lives would be very different because we would have been given a glimpse of how life can be for everyone. Modern storytelling has come from the writers and performers that came into our lives through a box in our living rooms nightly. Entertainment, enlightenment and education have come over the airwaves for decades. Along with CBS and ABC over the air TV has made our country what it is today and has made the lives of us all a little more cheerful and fun.
Kudos to Twitter for taking steps to prevent abusive behavior and to keep its users safe. A safe online experience benefits us all. I’m hoping these actions will help everyone who uses Twitter as a prime tool for connecting socially.