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Errol Morris’ Next Doc To Be Screened For Doctors; It’s About Doctors Too

Participant Media, which produced Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth,” and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) will host an unprecedented screening for health professional students at 27 U.S. medical schools of Errol Morris’ award-winning documentary “Standard Operating Procedure” on Monday, Oct. 6errol.jpg.

The simultaneous digital screening will take place at 7 p.m. (EST), followed by an online town hall-style question-and-answer session with writer/director Morris and Farnoosh Hashemian, author of PHR’s “Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of US Torture and Its Impact.”

The participating schools include: Albert Einstein University; Boston University; Brown Medical School; Butler University; Case Western; Chicago Medical School; Columbia Medical School; Weill Cornell; Dartmouth; Emory; George Washington University School of Medicine; Harvard Medical School; Indiana University; Johns Hopkins; Kansas University; Philadelphia College of Medicine; Rush University; St. George’s University; Tufts University; University of Michigan; University of Minnesota; University of Rochester; University of Texas, San Antonio; University of Texas, Dallas; University of Utah; Washington University; and Wright State.

For more information, see press release below:

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Naomi Wolf’s Big Mistake, and No, It’s Not Earth-toned

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Naomi Wolf confesses her big mistake was taking Al Gore’s dime, in a newish HuffPost feature.According to the as-told-to-Seema Kalia, Wolfe was muzzled by her role as an advisor and couldn’t respond:

The whole “Alpha Male” flap, the whole “earth tone” (wardrobe) flap was completely invented out of whole cloth – the stuff of urban legends, but they were such good urban legends they quickly got picked up by the mainstream media because no one was fact-checking it, and my hands were tied.

Huh? She worked for Clinton, and didn’t seem too bothered by the gig’s requirements (and we’re guessing that the interviewer didn’t know this, thus no follow). Dick Morris is the guy who started the earth tones story, and it stuck. Wolf was hired to hang out in Nashville, and help a Gore daughter a project called GoreNet—a project aimed at younger voters, especially young female voters. She doesn’t mention this, as it got almost no press.

Sounds like her time on his payroll paid off–when you think of Naomi Wolf, don’t you think of earth-toned whiner longing for an Alpha Male?

(photo from the Palm Beach Times)

In The Trades:

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NBC borrows from the Brits and gives America a show that intends to give teens a taste “living life on fast-forward and giving teens a wakeup call about the consequences of unplanned pregnancy.” Is NBC planning on buying babies for this purpose?

Speed Racer is even more of a go, as Warners has moved the release date up to May 9, 2008.
Larry and Andy Wachowski are writing and directing, Joel Silver is producing under his Silver Pictures banner.

Al Gore’s CurrentTV is opening in the UK, with plans for more overseas markets. When asked what his 18-year-old self would have submitted, Gore replied, “Back in those days I was protesting against the Vietnam war, I’d probably want to make something on that.”

Doc. makers Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine turn the lens on Michael Moore in Manufacturing Dissent and even use some moves from his playbook:

Melnyk and Caine are forcibly ejected during one public event spotlighting Moore and denied access to sound recording at another.

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Regis Philbin is scheduled for heart by-pass surgery this week. If only some talk show hosts could get brain implants, things would be better.

Online gamblers are betting on Heather Mills and her leg coming off during Dancing With the Stars.

Steve Wilkos, the security guard from The Jerry Springer Show, is getting a talk show. Why? Because he’s recognizable.