Posts Tagged ‘TV’
Everyone wants to know: What is Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, reading these days? For a clue, watch this report on Nightline, and wait until the countdown time counter gets to about -2:05.
“This president did something I have been waiting for my entire life, have a Democratic president that absolutely touched the third rail of Democratic politics. He said, our schools are failing. We’re going to hold teachers accountable. We’re going to fund education, but we’re going to expect results. And, if you don’t produce results, out you go. This has never happened in a Democratic president before. And I think we’re getting ready for change in America.”
Geoffrey Canada on last night’s Colbert Report:
Barack Obama, interviewed last weekend on MTV News:
“There is a great example, the Harlem Children’s Zone, a guy named Geoffrey Canada started this. It has a comprehensive approach to young people in that area, and you are starting to see graduation rates go up, college-attendance rates go up, reductions in terms of delinquency, so we can make progress on this stuff, but it takes sustained effort.”
Geoff Canada and I will be on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS on Friday. You’ll note I wasn’t sure what to do with my hands.
Check local listings for times and channels.
To see me wearing an incredible amount of makeup and sitting in front of a fake background of New York City at night and talking about New Orleans and Harlem, just click here.
I’m on The Agenda on TVO tonight at 8 p.m. I think there will be video up on their site soon thereafter.