PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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1:00 – 1:30
President Obama brings ‘em together on health care
President Obama will try to navigate the political mine field of health care reform by bringing the parties to the White House table on Thursday. But what are the chances of success with behind the scenes wrangling on the “rules of engagement” and the general political rancor around the issue. And the transparency issue – how is that working?
David Herszenhorn, reporter for the New York Times
Additional guests: TBD
1:30 – 1:40
The original "balloon boy"
Pixar Studio's "Up" is the first ever CGI-animated film to be in the running for the Best Motion Picture of the Year award at the Oscars. It’s nominated for five Academy Awards this year (the only animated feature with more Oscar nods is “Beauty and the Beast” with six nominations back in 1991). “Up” took home two top Annie Awards (animation’s highest honor) for best picture and best director and it was the first animated film ever chosen to open the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France. What is it about this heart-warming story that has everyone, including Oscar, swooning? Patt asks the man who created it all.
Peter Docter, co-wrote and directed Pixar studio’s "UP"
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He co-wrote “Up” with Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy
He co-directed with Bob Peterson
UP is nominated for Best Motion Picture, Best Animated Feature, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Editing and Original Score
The 41-year-old Bloomington, Minn., native has been at Pixar Animation Studios for 20 years; he was head of animation for 1995's groundbreaking CGI feature Toy Story; he directed Monsters, Inc. (2001); and he co-wrote the story for WALL-E (2008).
1:40 – 2:00
“The industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about what you’re eating – because if you knew, you might not want to eat it.” Ever wondered exactly what you’re eating? Robert Kenner’s mind-boggling, heart-rending, stomach-churning expose on the food industry not only breaks down what you’re eating, but also why. Did you know that the country's top four meatpackers control 80 percent of the beef market? How about that the
Robert Kenner, director of FOOD, INC
2:00 – 2:20
Congresswoman Judy Chu, D – 32nd District in eastern
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Congressman Darrell Issa, R – 49th District, parts of
2:20 – 3:00
Education, politics, the economy… major issues for African-Americans
Education is a core issue for black Americans, but employment, immigration policies, and getting involved in the political process are not far behind. Even as the economy looks like it’s struggling back to its feet, what are African-Americans’ major concerns in the current political and economic climate?
Rev. Eric Lee, president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater LA
Eddie Glaude, professor of religion and African-American history at