PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, March 20, 2009
1:08 – 1:18
1:25 – 1:53
Losing My Religion
His religion beat at the Los Angeles Times became a test of faith as he covered church sex scandals, religious figures with conspicuous amounts of money at their disposal, and bogus healers. William Lobdell joins us with the story of his journey from devout Christian to contented atheist.
William Lobdell, author of Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America – and Found Unexpected Peace.
2:08 – 2:53
A miserable, sinking economy, rancorous debate in Washington D.C. and endless outrage over AIG bonuses - just when politics is enough to make you cry, it's usually best to laugh instead. In its own unique way, Comedy Congress is always up to the challenge. Who says humor can't reign in an era of hope? From uncomfortable discussions of "sphincters tightening” all across America as we reel from the news of AIG bonuses to the embittered Duke basketball coach who got his feelings hurt when Obama didn’t pick his team for the final four, the ugly truth hurts far less when it's told by comedians.
Larry Miller: Starred in such movies as "Pretty Woman," "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show," and "10 Things I Hate About You"; regular performer on "The Tonight Show" and "The Late Show with Dave Letterman," and a recurring character on "Seinfeld" and "Law & Order"; author of the new book, “Spolied Rotten America.”
Alonzo Bodden, winner of season 2 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”