Thursday, December 1, 2011

RE: Patt Morrison schedule for Friday, December 2, 2011



Friday, December 2, 2011

1-3 p.m.








1:06 –1:30 OPEN


1:30 TO 1:58:30

Mitt vs. Newt – has the GOP primary come down to two?
Mitt Romney has long enjoyed a favorable position as the presumptive frontrunner in the race to see who will challenge Barack Obama in next fall’s presidential election. We’ve witnessed the rise and self destruction of several challengers along the way, but one candidate is now giving the former governor of Massachusetts a run for his money. After some early stumbles and a shakeup at his campaign HQ, former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich has emerged as a serious contender - and many are calling the GOP contest a two-man race. Both candidates have their liabilities in the eyes of the Republican electorate; Gingrich recently took a controversial stand on immigration and Romney is still dogged by his Massachusetts health care record. But which man can best unify the party in this time of conservative disarray? And which man has a better chance of beating Obama in a general election?  


Arnold Steinberg, political strategist and analyst, a libertarian-conservative long associated with Republican campaigns

2:06 – 2:19 OPEN


2:21:30 – 2:39

Norman Lear celebrates 30 years of People for the American Way

It has been 30 years since influential television producer and civil rights activist Norman Lear founded People for the American Way in 1981. Through the organization, Lear has spent years fighting for the rights and liberties of America’s diverse population. Lear was joined in the effort as he worked closely with Barbra Jordan, the first black woman from a Southern state to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives; Andrew Heiskell, former chairman and CEO of Time Inc.; and Father Theodore Hesburgh, former president of the University of Notre Dame, and others in order to build People for the American Way. A thirtieth birthday party for the foundation recently took place in New York City where Lear spoke in front of prominent supporters including former President Bill Clinton. Lear continues to be dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American and said, “As long as there are voices preaching fear and intolerance, People for the American Way will be there to fight for the rights of all Americans.” How Lear’s organization impacted America during its 30 years in existence? What are the greatest challenges an institution like this faces? Lear says he still sees injustice on the far right, do you?



Norman Lear, founder of People for the American Way; he has enjoyed a long career in television and film as a writer, producer and director, and is a political and social activist and philanthropist.



2:41:30 – 2:58:30

Christie’s sells Liz Taylor collection in first-ever online auction

She was the queen of diamonds, and of Hollywood—and now anybody with the right bank account can buy a bit of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor’s storied life. Tomorrow, art business and a fine arts auction house, Christie’s, begins putting up for sale more than 2,000 items from the highly anticipated Collection of Elizabeth Taylor. 950 of those items will be offered in Christie’s first-ever online auction—eBay style. Among the sea of designer gowns, handbags, and jewelry, some standouts are a gold, sapphire & Missisippi pearl hummingbird brooch (starting at $2,000) and a solid gold Van Cleef & Arpels flashlight…yes, a flashlight.



Heather Bernhard, auctioneer, Christie’s  











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