PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, May 4, 2012
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1:06 – 1:30 OPEN
1:30 – 2:00
Hipster Racism: Myth or fact?
The term ‘Hipster Racism,’ has been tweeted about quite a bit lately, prompting praise, debate, and a lot of head-scratching. What is it? According to “A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism,” think privileged white girls flashing gang signs in Facebook photos; or “Girls,” the new HBO show about privileged, white college graduates void of any minorities; or Ashton Kutcher donning brown face as a Bollywood star in a potato chip commercial. It’s “the racism of everyday life,” according to Racialicious.com, a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. It refers to racism that isn’t intended to be racist because it’s ironic, or it’s coming from someone educated enough, who “knows better,” or who has enough minority friends for it to be “just a joke!” The term has been largely attributed to the millennial generation, most of who barely remember Rodney King or O.J. Simpson and perhaps has a different idea of how to talk about race. On the other hand, there are the skeptics, who argue that ironic racism is commentary on racism. It’s “play acting.” Is it? Does hipster racism exist? Is it any different from more traditional racism?
Latoya Peterson, owner and editor of Racialicious.com, a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture
Lindy West, author of “A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’,” posted on Gawker Media’s site Jezebel
Kyria Abrahams or Kellen Powell, blogger, streetcarnage.com
2:06 – 2:19 OPEN
2:21:30 – 2:39
Former NBC exec dishes on “Must See TV” in his new book
There was a period in the 1990s when NBC’s Thursday night primetime lineup was so dominant that it earned the name “Must See TV.” Millions tuned in every week, and the watercooler talk on Friday mornings was a litany of “Seinfeld” quotes, the shenanigans of the twentysomethings on “Friends” and the latest drama from the incisive hospital program, ‘ER.” And that’s not to mention other hits like “Frasier,” “Law & Order,” “Cheers,” “Will & Grace,” “Mad About You” and “Third Rock From the Sun.” Some television critics call the period a golden age of television, but the windfall of popularity didn’t come easy. The pilot for “Seinfeld” was one of the lowest-tested debuts of all time, actor Kelsey Grammer was living in his car when he first played Dr. Frasier Crane on “Cheers,” and “ER” star Noah Wyle couldn’t afford a plane ticket to
Warren Littlefield, author, “Top of the Rock”
Warren Littlefield will be at the Paley Center for Media tonight from 7:00 to 8:30pm for a discussion, Q&A and signing with actor Noah Wyle, Marta Kauffman (Friends Creator), Jimmy Burrows (legendary TV director); and David Nevins (President of Entertainment at Showtime).
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
Do Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo more than Mexicans?
Will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Dos Equis XX, store bought guacamole and the most interesting man in the world? Or will you ‘find your beach’ with a nice cold
Frank X. Moraga, editor and publisher of Amigos805.com, a website providing information for and about the vibrant Latino Community in
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