The organization teaches the craft of citizen journalism to teenage girls from low-income neighborhoods and then shares their reports at KCET.org, BBC Africa, and many other outlets. Among the budding reporters celebrated Tuesday were a pair of East LA residents who got to cover the 2011 Sundance Film Festival:
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Okay, first off – we saw our new stalker Christopher Hayes of The Nation at this ball too! We should never put up our schedule on the Internet. You never know who will randomly show up where you’re going to be.
Anyway, this was the Obama Staff Ball – the final official event put on by the Presidential Inauguration Committee. Arcade Fire and Jay-Z preformed. The actor Kal Penn, who everyone in the crowd knew as ‘Kumar’ took the stage. He was a surrogate for the campaign so he spent his time on stage outing by name all the staffers who ‘tried to kill him’ by texting while driving through snowbanks.
Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill made an appearance and then President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage. The new president said something to the effect of,”You guys are great.” To which someone next to us said,”Hire me!” Hm. Seems to be a theme developing. Free beer dude.
Hero Complex: Fanboy/reporter Geoff Boucher begins the first of his three-part interview with The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan. We weren’t half as interested in Nolan’s answers as we were in Boucher’s questions, which were filled with commentary: “I winced when I read a lot of the political messaging that people said they detected in your film. I think a lot of that says more about my industry than it does yours.”
Primetime Heroics? The LAT Opinions page (Hearts) Barack Obama, but not his infomercial: “There’s something cheesy about a 30-minute commercial. One half expects Obama to be introduced by a pitchman in a loud sweater: “But wait, there’s more! If you act by Nov. 4, you also get the foreign policy expertise of Sen. Joe Biden!”
VP Debates are like NASCAR races. Everyone watches to see the car crashes. If there aren’t any…well then it was just a night of seeing cars drive around in circles.
Basically the folks writing about the debate – their general consensus was that Sarah Palin got a gold medal in the Special Olympics, but unfortunately she’s been recruited for the majors.
Gwen Ifill fell. Which as it’s fun to say – probably hurts like hell. Eek, now we’re rhyming.
We think it’s a Tonya Harding by the McCain camp. Get Ifill on meds. Keep her from asking any follow up questions.
We keep reading in the press that republican VP nominee Sarah Palin is like Dan Quayle. Dan Quayle is one of our favorite political figures of all time. Mainly because he made more gaffes than Joe Biden on a bender.
Cindy McCain, during an interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired yesterday was asked about Palin’s national security experience (or lack there of). She said,”Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia, so it’s as if she doesn’t know what’s at stake here.”
Which does remind us of ol’ Dan Quayle saying,”I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.
Yay! We have another 9 weeks of this stuff!