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Inspiration goes mainstream: Notes from the Variety Family Entertainment & Faith-Based Summit

Date: 06/25/2012

Today's special dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture are comprised of notes from the Variety Family Entertainment & Faith Based Summit that was held in LA last Thursday. I just flew back and, boy, are my arms tired. Incredibly lame jokes aside, the event provided ample evidence that family and faith-supportive entertainment is now attracting some of the entertainment i ...

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New to the National Film Registry: 'Forrest Gump,' 'Bambi,' 'Stand and Deliver,' 'Silence of the Lambs,' 'The Lost Weekend,' 'Norma Rae,' and More

Date: 12/28/2011

Each year the Librarian of Congress announces 25 titles to be added to the National Film Registry, created in 1988 in response to Ted Turner's controversial efforts to colorize black and white films.  It is a sort of virtual library, identifying films of particular cultural, artistic, or historical value and significance.  As usual, this year's National Film Registry list includes some ve ...

Related Topics: Bambi, Norma Rae, The Kid, A Cure For Pokeritis, John Bunny, Library Of Congress, National Film Registry, Faces, Blog 97

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Does TV have a conscience? + The "B" is back + Democrats, Republicans and the movies

Date: 10/11/2011

Here's today's dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media & culture. 1. Does TV have a conscience? That question was posed by Laura Zalaznick, head of NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks in a speech before TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a non-profit group dedicated to what it calls "Ideas Worth Spreading."  View the video here . She makes some interesting poin ...

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Gloria Steinen calls out "The Playboy Club" + Why Hollywood ratings don't make sense + $tar $alaries

Date: 08/10/2011

Here are today's dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. Television makes strange bedfellows. From The Wrap : Gloria Steinem is no fan of NBC's upcoming "The Playboy Club." In the 1960s, the feminist icon rose to public attention after posing as a Bunny in the New York Playboy Club for an investigative piece that ran in Show magazine. It did not leave her with a warm f ...

Related Topics: Tim Allen, The Playboy Club, Al Gore, Gloria Steinen, Kiefer Sutherland, Laurence Fishburne, Current TV, Anderson Cooper, Time Warner, The Wrap, NBC, Parents Television Council, Cnn, PG-13 Rated Movies Are Getting Edgier, TV Guide, Ted Danson, CSI, Ashton Kutcher, Keith Olbermann, TV's Fat Cats

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