August 8, 2016 |
The party's over, the painted donkeys are headed home, and all that remains is an arena to put back together, some bookkeeping, and a few hundred thank-you notes to be written. The week after the Democratic National Convention, local organizers were still basking in kudos while closing down the pop-up organization they created to run the show. "You work so hard for something, you put your heart and soul into it, and you wonder how's it going to be received," said Kevin Washo, 35, executive director of the city's host committee.
May 1, 2016
* 2016 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY. 8 p.m. Saturday, HBO. Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A. (pictured), Steve Miller, and late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun are this year's inductees. Special includes tributes to David Bowie and Glenn Frey and recalls Prince's 2004 induction. * WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER. 6 p.m. Saturday, C-SPAN. Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore hosts. CNN covers it, too, but no one reports on the arrivals with the deadpan sincerity of C-SPAN.
December 29, 2015 |
Visitors to PoliticalFest during the Democratic National Convention this summer will be able to indulge in a political museum and fair of sorts fashioned after such professional sports festivals as FanFest and JamFest. People will be able to sit at a news anchor's desk and read from a teleprompter, see videos of old campaign commercials and a mini replica of the White House. And there will, of course, be plenty of T-shirts and political souvenirs for sale. PoliticalFest will be the one large convention event open to the public.
January 6, 2015
MY DAD, who was buried yesterday, died happy, but not satisfied. Happy for the gifts of family, good health, longevity and love, but not satisfied, because America had not achieved all she could. He believed that America's people deserve health care - the last crusade of his life - as they deserve, say, free education through college. Sydney Bernard Bykofsky, who spent 98 years among us, believed that every American deserves a job that pays at least a living wage, and that a rich America had no excuse to allow a child to go to bed hungry - anywhere . Since moving to Florida about 20 years ago, and acquiring a wardrobe as colorful as the Seychelles flag, Dad's single extravagance was leasing a new car every three years.
April 5, 2014 |
For the fourth year in a row, a Cherry Hill girl is a winner in C-Span's national StudentCam competition. Madeline Bowne, a sophomore at Cherry Hill High School East, will be awarded $1,500 for her second-prize documentary, "Driving Under the Influence (of Cell Phones)," about cellphone use while driving. Bowne's piece will be shown on C-Span on April 14 at 6:50 a.m. and throughout the day. Bowne, the daughter of teachers, has become a regular in the highly competitive contest. As a seventh grader, she took a third prize.
March 9, 2013 |
Two area teenagers - a Downingtown High School East senior and a Cherry Hill High School East ninth grader - won honorable mentions in C-SPAN's national StudentCam competition, contest officials announced Thursday. "What's the most important issue the president should consider in 2013?" was the question students were asked to answer for this year's contest. Alexander Merker of Downingtown East asked President Obama to address Iran and nuclear weapons in his winning documentary video, Iran and America NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
March 8, 2013 |
A Downingtown High School East senior and a Cherry Hill High School East ninth grader - earned "honorable mention" in C-SPAN's national StudentCam competition, contest officials announced today. For this year's contest, students were asked to answer the question: "What's the most important issue the President should consider in 2013?" Alexander Merker of Downingtown High East asked President Obama to address the issue of Iran and nuclear weapons in his documentary video, "Iran and America NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
November 28, 2012 |
FEW THINGS are more characteristic of business as usual in Washington, D.C., than closed doors. Nothing will do more to end business as usual than opening them to C-SPAN cameras. With the "fiscal cliff" of sequestration approaching, now is the perfect time to establish a precedent: The bigger the deal, the more important it is that negotiations be done in public. It took about 12 seconds after the 2012 campaign winners were declared for the maneuvering toward a "grand bargain" to begin among President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner.
May 2, 2012 |
Heading off to a lakeside vacation, most girls probably would pack a swimsuit and suntan lotion. But Madeline Bowne is not most girls. Last August, with her family bound for New York's Finger Lakes, the middle schooler put her camera bag, filled with audio and video equipment, atop her "don't forget" list. Nearby her family's vacation spot was Seneca Falls, home to Women's Rights National Historical Park — the perfect place to shoot some footage for her documentary on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which won women the right to vote.
January 7, 2011 |
The frustrating irony of Casino Jack - director George Hickenlooper's overinflated account of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff's downfall - is that its protagonist, played with hammy exuberance by Kevin Spacey, emerges with even less clarity than he does in the documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money , which came out in the spring, and in which Abramoff barely appears. The doc, full of C-Span clips, talking heads, and archival footage, told the same story: a charismatic hustler from Orthodox Jewish roots who worshipped Ronald Reagan, chaired the College Republican National Committee, produced a Dolph Lundgren action pic, set up shop in the capital, and became its preeminent pay-for-play power broker.