I have given myself overnight to sort out my opinion on last night's show and I must say I'm still perplexed. On one had Anderson did a wonderful job of focusing on Darfur and the ethnic cleansing that has been happening there for years. This tragedy parallels what the Nazis did in Germany and I feel the only reason our government has done nothing is because these victims are black. To learn more go to http://www.savedarfur.org/ .
On the other hand I thought his interview about the school newspaper controversy was pandering to his fans that love to hear him talk about sex. Don't get me wrong, I am normally one of those fans but it was unsettling to me to see an almost 40 year old man talk about sex with a 16 year old girl. First time I've ever found anything Anderson does creepy. Maybe, if time had permitted, framing the interview with a stronger freedom of the press slant would that have helped. I just don't know.
On a lighter note Anderson had on my favorite tie last night, the navy one with tiny white dots. He hasn't worn it since Letterman, he's such a tease! And the word of the day.... kerfuffle!
My last observation is that the chemistry between AC and Erika Hill is a joy to observe. She is Gracie to his George Burns.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
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Tuesday, November 29, 2005
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Saturday, November 26, 2005
Anderson's book "Dispatches from the Edge of the World" is now available for preorder on Amazon.com. Release date is June 20, 2006. Here's the link:
Posted by Phebe at 5:47 PM
I've wanted to begin this journey for quite some time. No telling where it will lead, but at least it is going forward. Be gentle with me I'm new at this.
My background is in consumer studies. That and interior design are what I hold degrees in but my real interest is politics, foreign policy and human rights. Shortly after college I lived for several years in Southeast Asia as an expatriate. Thus began my fascination with how our government behaves and how it is perceived by other world citizens. Over the years I have traveled to Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Okinawa, Guam, The Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, England and Holland. Hopefully this gives me a base for my opinions that has a global perspective.
It's been a slow news weekend but the mystery of why AC landed in Los Angeles after the comedy award mc gig in Las Vegas seems to be solved. The mystery of why AC didn't take a change of clothes for a 4 day trip is still just that.
Posted by Phebe at 2:28 AM