Tag Archives: Hollywood

Big Think: Kurt Andersen- ‘Why America Confuses Fantasy For Reality- Celebrity, Hollywood & Disneyland

Source:The New Democrat  “The start of the 20th century was the birth of a strange new reality in the United States. The advent of the moving image, of Hollywood and sudden celebrity, caused a quantum shift in how Americans thought … Continue reading

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David Hoffman: ‘The 60s Hurt America- Says This Brilliant Conservative’

Source:The New Democrat  “This is another clip from interviews that I conducted for my PBS television series, Making Sense Of The Sixties. It was recorded in 1989. The speaker was a professor and writer.” Source:David Hoffman: ‘The 60s Hurt America- … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Reporter: Erik Liberman- Jayne Mansfield: The First Reality Star?

Source: The New Democrat Jayne Mansfield as the first reality star? Well, their several answers that I could give to that. One, reality star or reality TV, those terms didn’t come into American culture until the late 1990s. Jayne Mansfield, … Continue reading

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Anders Jacobson: George Carlin- On Some Cultural Issues

Source: The New Democrat I like George Carlin’s point about motivation because it would be one thing if you had someone advising to do the right thing because of these reasons and they know what they’re talking about because they … Continue reading

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AlterNet: Opinion- Bob Hennelly: ‘Watching Reality Luxury TV Is Killing America’s Economic Drive & Maybe Its Soul’

Source: The New Democrat In the last 15-20 years or so with Generation X full coming of age and now with the Millennials coming of age as well, we’re seeing less religion and church going in America ( except deep … Continue reading

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Law & Order: Season 17- Talking Points: Featuring Charlotte Ross & Ron Silver

Source: The New Democrat Just on a personal note first, I’m a huge fan of Law & Order. It was one of 3-5 network shows that I watched regularly in the 1990s when I was in high school and just … Continue reading

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The Newman Group: ‘Think Before You Speak Because You Can’t Hit Rewind, Mr. Trump’

Source: The New Democrat I don’t want to make this too much about Donald Trump. God knows ( if there is one ) that this blog has written about President Trump a lot the last couple of weeks ( not … Continue reading

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