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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:09 PM

Well today at Comicon I got to interview two sitting members of Congress



This is me, interviewing Congressman John Lewis, (D-GA-5) today at Comicon international before he adressed about 350 people, it was a full room, regarding the release of "March." This details his life, and it is a trilogy of his life and the civil rights movement through his eyes. It is being released by Top Shelf.

Now that we are home, from Comicon, I can work on that story to send to the East County Magazine, and we also have sound for KNSJ radio. We spoke of not just the graphic novel, but also the present and how the present is connected to the past. Such as the murder of Emmett Till and the murder of Trayvon Martin... and the continuity of it. I touched on a few other issues. Now to work with me... I got two stories to write now.

The other was my local Susan Davis

Oh and here is a link to Top Shelf

http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/march/760

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Reply Well today at Comicon I got to interview two sitting members of Congress (Original post)
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 OP
BeyondGeography Jul 2013 #1
stuffmatters Jul 2013 #2
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #13
CurtEastPoint Jul 2013 #3
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #5
RiffRandell Jul 2013 #6
SaveOurDemocracy Jul 2013 #7
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #8
Divernan Jul 2013 #9
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #10
WillyT Jul 2013 #11
KoKo Jul 2013 #12
wildbilln864 Jul 2013 #14
livetohike Jul 2013 #15
grantcart Jul 2013 #16
TNNurse Jul 2013 #17
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #20
defacto7 Jul 2013 #18
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #19
malaise Jul 2013 #21
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #22
hrmjustin Jul 2013 #23
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #24
hrmjustin Jul 2013 #25
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #26
Kali Jul 2013 #27
sad-cafe Jul 2013 #28
pinboy3niner Jul 2013 #29
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2013 #31
limpyhobbler Jul 2013 #30

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:31 PM

1. Lewis is a truly great man

Wish he could stick around another 50 years. Lucky you.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:31 PM

2. That must have been thrilling, Nadin,

to meet & interview John Lewis! Wonderful news about the movie "March." especially cogent and timely movie release in the wake of SCOTUS' VRA Repeal and current Republican national war against the right to vote.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:48 PM

4. Not a movie, a graphic novel

a trilogy to be exact

The first book in the trilogy was released (well will be released in a month). Today they had the preview copies, and they will be signing them today and tomorrow.

The panel was incredible, by the way.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:37 PM

13. Oh and when we saw it in the program

we knew we had to do it, so yes, I had two days to mull over questions.

As I said bellow, being a historian by training, and having had a college instructor who was a freedom rider and had to leave the South... well, all that helped to formulate the questions.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:47 PM

3. I happened to run into him (he's my rep) at National Airport one day and he was just so kind.

I am indeed lucky to have this shining star in the midst of all the shitstains (R) we have here in GA.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:50 PM

5. He has a memory that is impecable

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:50 PM

6. As a fellow Georgian, I feel the same way. nt

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:54 PM

7. Very COOL, Nadin! I'll be checking the link to 'March'.

Did you ask him about the 'John Lewis Voting Rights Act'?

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Response to SaveOurDemocracy (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:59 PM

8. It was asked, by an audience member at the pannel

I asked my local congresswoman that though.

To be honest, I asked so many other heavy questions that it slipped my mind. So yes, thank you to an audience member for asking that... whoever you are. We got sound.



Yes touched on NSA, and drew back to the FBI tracking of MLK, as well as Trayvon Martin/Emmet Till. The last one I am happy I asked. I did not realize just how much Till's murder affected him, you could say it was life changing.

I still should transcribe the interview before I write the article. It is not that long so why not?

Sometimes having a history degree helps... a lot. I could have done just the how excited are you that this graphic novel is coming out? Orange County Register emphasized that aspect. I asked about it, as the opening softball

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:01 PM

9. Congratulations, kudos & good on ya, lass!

Great to get to interview him, PLUS you got to go to Comicon. I am jealous - but in a good way!

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Response to Divernan (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:03 PM

10. My legs are jelly

to be honest. We came home early. We have been chasing stories starting on Thursday

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:03 PM

11. K & R !!!


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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:18 PM

12. Go to It Nadin! Power to the People! K&R!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:39 PM

14. k & r! nt

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:43 PM

15. Way to go Nadin!! I probably would have just stood there tongue tied

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:28 PM

16. good for you

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:50 PM

17. An honor to meet him

AND you got to interview him......lucky you.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:58 PM

20. Once we found it, it's been three days of chasing it

eyes on the prize, eyes on the prize.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:55 PM

18. You are very lucky Nadin!

What an honor! Way to go!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:57 PM

19. Ok this IS different

usually when we record press conferences, or anything else... you can pick a few choice quotes and be done with it.

Here, I am having trouble shortening quotes to paper blurbs... I knew Lewis was extremely well spoken and careful with language, but damn, so many GOOD quotes to make a point.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:59 PM

21. Wonderful

Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 10:01 PM

22. Working on story to send to editor

she has been out of town all day, so doubt it she will get to it tonight, but when she does, this is a comicon story we post here.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 10:46 PM

23. So cool Nadin! Sounds like you had a great time.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 10:52 PM

24. When we saw it in the program we started placing calls

and emails, and I was so glad to get the interview.

Tomorrow is the last day... and I can tell you, we came home early, I was (and hubby was) so damn tired.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 10:55 PM

25. Well I am glad you got to interview a living legend.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #25)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 11:02 PM

26. And I did it on tape

Meaning I got it forever.

Did not transcribe it today, no time...but will have to...and print it out too. Anything like this is the first, maybe second draft of history.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 11:26 PM

27. see, now this is actually intersting

you can find some interviews on Democracy Now!

WAY better than some tweet about traffic diversions.

try to remember that it isn't all about you though, the man lived through some real American History.

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Response to Kali (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 12:39 AM

28. good advice

 

a good copy editor would be good as well.


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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 12:58 AM

29. Nice pic!

I'm guessing photo credit will be going to the Chief.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #29)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 10:20 AM

31. Yup

And on the vanity side...(I have had thinning hair for years) taking something for it, and starting to look like it's turning around

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 01:31 AM

30. Wow how exciting! That's great. nt

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