Friday, June 1, 2012

Patt Morrison for Monday, June 4th, 2012


Monday, June, 4th 2012

1-3 p.m.





1:06 –1:30 OPEN



1:30 – 1:40
Words with the National Spelling Bee Champ



Snigdha Nandipati, winner of the National Spelling Bee



1:40 – 2:00 
American nuns versus the Vatican





2:06 – 2:19 OPEN



2:21:30 – 2: 39

Lance Armstrong wrestles big tobacco over Prop. 29
Cycling star Lance Armstrong is known for overcoming great physical challenges such as grueling cycling races and his tough fight with cancer, but now the seven-time Tour de France winner is taking on a Herculean battle of different kind… a legislative one. Tomorrow, voters in California will vote to approve or reject ballot Proposition 29, which, if passed, would increase the cost of a pack of cigarettes in the Golden State by $1 and Armstrong is pushing hard to make that happen. Revenue generated from the tax increase, which some estimate could reach $735 million annually, would all be used for cancer research, anti-smoking programs and tobacco law enforcement. Some Prop. 29 advocates claim the price increase alone would get people to smoke less simply because they wouldn’t want cough up the extra dough, but the tax hike would also produce the largest cancer research fund in the country not controlled by the federal government. The American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association all support the measure, but Armstrong and his allies have formidable opponents in this legislative battle, including big tobacco companies such as Phillip Morris. California hasn’t increased its cigarette tax in 10 years, is it time to up the price for smoke sticks? If so, should all of the generated revenue be earmarked exclusively for cancer research or should at least some it be tapped for other uses?

NO on 29 - TBD
YES on 29 - Lance Armstrong, athlete, cancer survivor, author and winner of the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005



2:41:30 – 2:58:30

Garry Marshall reflects on his ‘Happy Days in Hollywood’ with a new memoir

Garry Marshall began his career in Hollywood writing scripts for the likes of Dick Van Dyke and Lucille Ball. He has since gone on to produce and direct many hit television sitcoms and movies and has received numerous prestigious awards including the American Comedy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award. In his memoir, “My Happy Days in Hollywood,” Marshall recounts childhood memories alongside sisters Penny and Ronny, reveals his triumphs and trials on- and off-set, and shares personal anecdotes about the stars he has worked with throughout his years as a writer, actor, director, and producer. Have you ever wondered what it was like to work alongside everyone from “the Fonz” to Lindsay Lohan? What is your favorite Garry Marshall project?


Garry Marshall, author, actor, director, and producer; recipient of the American Comedy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award; his new memoir is called “My Happy Days in Hollywood”


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