Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in nbc, will you watch | Posted on 20-09-2013
Ah, it’s that time of year again. The air is crisp. The men in tight pants are back to “kicking a pigskin ball through a big H.” And, all the good shows are back on TV. NBC is hoping some new (and, seasoned) eye candy will put some fire in its prime time viewing. So, let’s meet these dudes. Shall we…?
Harry Lennix will forever be a Five Heartbeat to me. Sorry. I don’t care what he does, how many movie roles he gets. He will always be that dude. This fall, he’s starring in NBC’s thriller, The Blacklist, as the head of the FBI, “Harold Cooper.” The show centers on ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (played by James Spader). Reddington is a most wanted fugitive who suddenly surrenders to the FBI to help nab a terrorist. Looks like one of those twisty-turny kinds of shows. Take a look…
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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Anika Noni Rose, will you watch | Posted on 16-09-2013
A new Civil Rights-era movie on the Hallmark Channel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, takes a look at the struggle through the eyes of a middle class family that travels from up nawth in Flint, Michigan to their country roots in Birmingham, Alabama. The film is based on Christopher Paul Curtis’ award-winning novel by the same title. When their eldest son starts acting up, Daniel and Wilona Watson (played by Wood Harris and Brew Beauty Anika Noni Rose) decide to pack up their three children and go to Birmingham to visit their maternal grandmother, played by LaTanya Richardson Jackson (yes, Samuel L’s wife). Their journey takes place during the summer of 1963, the same summer four little girls were killed in a Birmingham church bombing. During their trip down South, the Watsons learn just how different life is and maybe not for the better.
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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in ABC, Scandal, will you watch | Posted on 14-09-2013
Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew Tube, Jay Z, will you watch | Posted on 31-08-2013
Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Teach, will you watch | Posted on 29-08-2013
Did you know that it’s estimated
that within the next ten years, 65% of America’s teachers will retire? SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT! Remember Waiting for “Superman”
, the powerful documentary that gave a glimpse into the struggles many parents face in trying to send their kids to better schools? Well, the director of that documentary, Davis Guggenheim, is back with yet another look at education. The Academy Award-winning director’s new documentary, TEACH
, asks the question “what does it take to be a great teacher today?”
TEACH followed four dedicated teachers from schools across the country for the 2012-2013 academic year, giving viewers a chance to see the classroom successes and challenges many educators face. The purpose of TEACH is to elevate and promote teaching as an important profession (and, we’ve all had great teachers who have validated just how vital this vocation is). The documentary aims to inspire and engage current teachers as they continue on their mission to educate our country’s next generation.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
The filmmakers followed more than 50 teachers before finally selecting these four to profile.
- Matt Johnson, a 4th grade teacher in the Denver Public School System. This was just his second year teaching.
- Shelby Harris, a 7th grade math teacher in Idaho and 13 year teaching veteran.
- Lindsay Chinn, a former social worker turned 9th grade algebra teacher at a Denver school once listed as one of the most troubled in the country.
- Joel Laguna, a 10th grade advanced placement history teacher in the famous LA school featured in the movie Stand and Deliver.
Take a peek.
, the two-hour special TV event, presented by Participant Media, debuts on CBS on September 6th at 8 pm (ET). It will re-air on the new network, Pivot
, on September 18th at 8 pm (ET).
So, will you watch?
Thanks to Participant Media for sponsoring this post and for the opportunity to acknowledge the importance of teachers in our children’s lives. Look for more information about TEACH, including the Witches’ personal teacher stories, in the coming days.
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