Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday's Daily Brief

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Arianna Huffington: I'm happy to announce a new addition to our cultural coverage: the launch of HuffPost TV. Our new page is somewhat of a re-launch -- the site was formerly known as AOL TV. In its new incarnation, HuffPost TV will have many of the same features you've come to know: exclusive interviews and clips, reviews and recaps, and TV listings. But now, we're adding HuffPost's powerful blog and community platforms to the mix, giving you an even more comprehensive -- and much more social -- look at everything happening in the world of TV, both onscreen and off. We kick things off today with a great lineup of bloggers, starting with my pal and HuffPost favorite Bill Maher, who offers an appreciation of TV, Aaron Sorkin on the genius and legacy of Sid Caesar and TV pioneer Norman Lear on how he landed his first TV writing job. So... happy viewing, and as always, let us know what you think.
The Protester: Time's Person Of The Year
Eli Pariser On 'Filter Bubbles'
Should Cellphone Use Be Illegal In Cars?
Imprisoned Rape Victim Freed In Afghanistan
Why Aren't We Getting Married Anymore?
Bill Maher: TV: A Box Full of Good Memories
On the inevitable occasion of the Huffington Post's entrée into television, it behooves me to say a few words about the business, and occasional art, of television.
Aaron Sorkin: Why the Sublime Schtick of Sid Caesar Still Matters
I hope as the Huffington Post launches its coverage of television they remember that at any given hour in the day, there are about 600 choices of what to watch. 599 of them will be bad -- one of them will be Sid Caesar.
Norman Lear: My Start in Television
My writing partner Ed Simmons and I were living in L.A. with our families in the summer of 1950, selling living room furniture door to door to support ourselves while trying to break into show business.
Sarah Brown: The White Ribbon Alliance in China
A mother will always fight for the best for her child; we must fight for the mother so she can do this. And by working together we can achieve this.
Michael R. Bloomberg: The Mercury Moment
Coal-fired power plants and the pollution they produce are the number one threat to our public health and the environment. This is not an issue of jobs versus the environment. It's an issue of the American people's public health versus a narrow special interest.

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