October 2nd, 2006

Bill Moyers to dig into corruption on PBS – maybe we could get him to visit Alaska?

This Wednesday at 8 pm Anchorage PBS station KAKM will air Bill Moyers latest investigation into the Abramoff Lobbying Scandal.

Portions of “Moyers on America: Capital Crimes” as well as an interview with Moyers were aired today on Democracy Now. It’s worth a listen and I’ll certainly go looking for a TV to watch on Wednesday night.

October 2nd, 2006

Ignorance is bliss

A friend sent me this quote (and link). In 1989 Frank Zappa, appearing on Arsenio Hall’s TV show, said, “Let’s not be too rough on our own ignorance, I mean, after all it’s the thing that makes America great. Because if we weren’t incomparably ignorant, how could we have tolerated the last eight years?” Frank was of course referring to “The Reagan Years.” Too bad he didn’t survive to witness the last eight years. You can watch Frank, via You Tube:

The late, great, Frank Zappa appearing on the Arsenio Hall show in 1989.