This week on Moyers:
Bill Moyers sits down with United Steelworkers’ International President Leo Gerard to discuss seeking economic justice for workers in the middle of an economic crisis and how he sees the future of Americanmanufacturing. Gerard shares his thoughts on how unions will fare underthe Obama administration, what kind of stimulus might be needed and whatthe future of American industry might look like.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the main event:
Name: Charles Pierce
Hometown: Newton, MA
Hey Doc —
“He could always pick the winner before they ever took a curve/#3might have the car but 43 has got the nerve.”
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: “Kickin’ Up Dust” (Robert Walter) –Because it is itself the greatest Stimulus Package ever, I will notcompromise with any dogs, blue or otherwise, on the subject of how muchI love New Orleans.
Part The First: Oh, Christ, another Unicorn Hut. I swear, this guy must have towering piles of unused aluminum sidingall over his backyard.
Part The Third: There was nothing more enjoyable on TV in the lastmonths than seeing Pete and Rog in the balcony box seats with BabsStreisand at the Kennedy Center honors.Equally splendid were their gobsmacked reaction to Bettye Levette’sstaggering transubstantiation of “Love, Reign O’er Me,” and the joy going back and forth between them and that NYPD/NYFD choir. And, hey, George Jones even showed up!
Part The Fourth: Kevin Kline long has been one of our mostunderrated comic geniuses. (Even in the otherwise forgettable Tootsie knockoff Soapdish, he has moments doing Death of a Salesman in a dinner theater in Florida–“Don’t call me Mr. Loman!”–that put me on the floor.) Anyway, it’s lucky for us all that PBS is going to run thisabout 200 times over the next eight weeks. See it now.