Thursday, August 2, 2012

Patt Morrison schedule for Friday, August 3, 2012

1:06 – 1:39 – OPEN




1:41:30 – 1:58:30

The age of the TV reboot

Here’s a story of a lovely lady…actually, it’s the story of another 70s reboot. Actor Vince Vaughn has announced plans to return to “The Brady Bunch,” which aired originally from 1969-1974. Like CBS’s version of “Hawaii Five-0,” the plotline will take place in this century, however. The show will follow a divorced Bobby Brady (not Mike), who marries a divorcée with her own children. Reboots and remakes have had varying success; the most popular being Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica.” On the other hand, after several feature-length films, the “Charlie’s Angels” 2011 television series fizzled out with nary a whimper. What makes one reboot better than another? For that matter, when a reboot is good, what makes it good to begin with? What shows are you dying to return to?


Guests: TBD




2:06 – 2:19

The Jonah Lehrer scandal makes us question journalistic ethics in a mash-up world
Best-selling author and journalist Johan Lehrer sent a shockwave through the realm of intellectuals when he resigned his position at The New Yorker on Monday following a scandal that involved fabricated quotes from music legend Bob Dylan. When another journalist confronted Lehrer about Dylan quotes he felt were invented in his latest book, “Imagine,” Lehrer initially attributed the error to unintentional misquoting, thereby deepening the ruse. Lehrer came clean early this week and thus began the headlines. Lehrer’s actions and attempted cover up led to widespread criticism and prompted his publisher to pull “Imagine” from bookstores and e-book retailers. Journalism is a profession of information built on the bedrock of truth, and Lehrer had made a name for himself writing books and magazine articles on heady topics like psychology, neuroscience and how science and the humanities intersect. But Lehrer is only 31 years old and had only been writing for The New Yorker for less than two months. Intelligent and insightful as he may be, he is from a generation of Internet natives for whom ideas like intellectual property are an archaic concept. Modern artists - more than ever before - freely borrow from each other and from work that came before, blurring, and even rejecting, genre lines along the way. So, did Jonah Lehrer violate a pillar of journalism or is he just giving a name to a new kind of ‘gonzo journalism’ where the art is close enough to the truth to make it so? How have journalistic ethics changed in the era of blogs and opinion-based media?

Guests: TBD




2:21:30 – 2:39 – OPEN




2:41:30 – 2:58:30

Marilyn Monroe’s death 50 years later


Guests: TBD








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