Episode #696: Even Square
First Broadcast: 3/23/15
We start by discussing the work of the late Albert Maysles, who, along with with his brother, David Maysles, helped define the look of the modern documentary. In Primary, Cut Piece, Salesman, and Gimme Shelter, you can see the form take shape in ways that are still being used today. We also discuss the late Harve Bennett, who was instrumental in reviving the Star Trek film franchise from near death, and also produced The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, two of the most influential science-fiction series of the 1970s. We finish up by mentioning Sam Simon, who helped turn The Simpsons into the phenomenon that's still generating new episodes with no end in sight. Did I mention something about George Lucas's sale of Star Wars to Disney as well? "Quickly! There's no time!"
So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a
this neat little
public access TV show on
Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the
tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else,
Kim. The complicated answer
is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which
don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times,
the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.
If you think I'm doing a good job--or not--and you feel
like sending me snail mail, the address is:
Free New York
P.O. Box 20945
Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, which should get to me a lot faster than the snail mail.
Check back later. I'm sure something will turn up.
Who's Sorry Now?
The Cabinet of Captain Eo
Dark Days and Lessons Learned
Lies, Lies, Lies!
God damn, that DJ made my day
OH, LIKE THIS HELPS
Bush, Inarticulate As Usual
THE U.S. IS A ROGUE STATE
CHANGE THE WAY YOU VOTE!
VOTE FOR RALPH NADER!
SPEAKING OF PATRIOTS . . .
THE N.Y.P.D., THE P.B.A., TWELVE JURORS IN ALBANY, GOVERNOR PATAKI, MAYOR GIULIANI, AND OFFICERS SEAN CARROLL, EDWARD McMELLON, KENNETH BOSS, AND RICHARD MURPHY ALL SUCK
Sadness Is A World With No Peanuts
SOME INTERVIEWS ABOUT SUCKING INTERNS DON'T SUCK
THE HOUSE SUCKS
I LIKE DR PEPPER!
SOME INTERNS (ALLEGEDLY) SUCK
JOE BRUNO SUCKS
Read all about my letter, which was published in the New York Press on July 9, 1997.
Here you can view an op-ed I sent to the New York Times, which they never printed. Maybe I'll add an even larger essay in the future.
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