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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:16 AM
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1. Donahue still speaking out...last year in NJ

"Phil Donahue, the liberal icon and godfather of daytime talk television, knew he was preaching to the converted. But he did it anyway at NJ Peace Actions 53nd Annual Dinner tonight, he said, because inspiration is what the converted need to get out there and fight the good fight against a bad war.

"What you can hope is that you can energize the hard-core base and then theyll talk to somebody wholl talk to somebody, and maybe theyll be here next year," Donahue said during an interview, while 200 pacifists dined on salmon, chicken or vegetarian fare beneath glass chandeliers at the Regency House in Pompton Plains. And he seemed to succeed, getting a standing ovation as the headliner for the peace groups main annual fund raiser and awards dinner.

...""I really love seeing people of his stature -- nationally known celebrities -- that speak out for this side of the conversation, because the loudest voices seem to be on the other side," said Rosalie Donatelli, 55, of Scotch Plains, a Peace Action member whose son, Army Pfc. Ivano Pizzorno, is due to deploy to Afghanistan in June.

Donahue has been off the small screen as a talk show host since 2003, when MSNBC canceled "Donahue," a cable reprise of the nationally syndicated, "Phil Donahue Show," which ran for 26 years until 1996, winning 20 Daytime Emmys. The preternaturally boyish 76-year-old is now a filmmaker, having served as executive producer of the 2007 feature-length documentary, "Body of War," which garnered him this years Dorothy Eldridge Peacemaker Award from the New Jersey peace group."
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  -When MSNBC fired Phil Donahue in 2003 we had no other anti-war voices. madfloridian  Jan-22-11 12:11 AM   #0 
  - Donahue still speaking out...last year in NJ  madfloridian   Jan-22-11 12:16 AM   #1 
  - I was there. I even got to sit at his table. An amazing man.  no_hypocrisy   Jan-22-11 07:18 AM   #20 
     - I'm jealous. And that is a great picture of him. Looks the same.  madfloridian   Jan-22-11 11:53 AM   #29 
  - similar stories today about Tom Brokaw with Keith...  robinlynne   Jan-22-11 12:20 AM   #2 
  - Ah, I had forgotten that. Found a link.  madfloridian   Jan-22-11 02:20 PM   #33 
     - Tom Brokaw is really making a name for himself  Supersedeas   Jan-22-11 11:24 PM   #37 
  - I immediately thought about this. This whole thing with Keith feels dirty.  jillan   Jan-22-11 12:22 AM   #3 
  - Yep, it has a dirty feel to it.  madfloridian   Jan-22-11 12:28 AM   #6 
  - Not from Keith  tavalon   Jan-22-11 01:50 AM   #9 
  - Did Lawrence O'Donnell have anything to do with KO leaving?  moondust   Jan-22-11 12:28 AM   #4 
  - That's a thought too  tavalon   Jan-22-11 01:58 AM   #11 
  - ...nm  Tunkamerica   Jan-22-11 03:51 AM   #14 
  - Pavulon?  tavalon   Jan-22-11 03:52 AM   #15 
  - how could he possibly have the power to do that? no comparison.  robinlynne   Jan-22-11 05:02 PM   #35 
  - I keep coming back to this, but who has the higher ratings? I think that's pretty  gateley   Jan-22-11 02:27 AM   #13 
  - Keith's sudden departure will scare other voices, even Rachel's  sabrina 1   Jan-22-11 12:28 AM   #5 
  - That's my fear as well.  madfloridian   Jan-22-11 12:29 AM   #7 
     - Yes, he was the one who was the most outspoken over the past  sabrina 1   Jan-22-11 12:38 AM   #8 
        - Neocons don't forget , Keith was one of the few who spoke out against bush  molly77   Jan-22-11 10:03 AM   #22 
           - I see the Comcast deal factoring into this....  delightfulstar   Jan-22-11 01:33 PM   #31 
              - I agree. And more change could be coming.  madfloridian   Jan-22-11 04:16 PM   #34 
  - If past is prologue......  radhika   Jan-22-11 01:53 AM   #10 
  - PLUS ONE.  Enthusiast   Jan-22-11 06:15 AM   #18 
  - NO, NO, NO....a thousand times NO!!!  Moostache   Jan-22-11 10:51 AM   #25 
  - She had little to say about Keith on Real Time  joentokyo   Jan-22-11 09:45 PM   #36 
  - As I posted on another thread...  Paka   Jan-23-11 12:14 AM   #38 
  - I understand the comparison......  tulsakatz   Jan-22-11 02:13 AM   #12 
  - They are similar, very much alike.  madfloridian   Jan-22-11 11:45 AM   #27 
  - Both Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay favored curbs on the 1st Amendment, during war time!  DailyGrind51   Jan-22-11 05:53 AM   #16 
  - And who was it that said we must "watch what we say"?  madfloridian   Jan-22-11 12:48 PM   #30 
  - "HANNITY: You were the highest-rated show on the network.  upi402   Jan-22-11 06:04 AM   #17 
  - Bring back Phil Donahue! nt  Enthusiast   Jan-22-11 06:16 AM   #19 
  - I met Phil Donahue when he was here to premier his movie Body of War  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-22-11 09:48 AM   #21 
  - Kind people are not welcome in MSM  molly77   Jan-22-11 10:07 AM   #23 
  - They did it to silence our voices.  Karenina   Jan-22-11 10:34 AM   #24 
  - What a slap to the left  felix_numinous   Jan-22-11 11:12 AM   #26 
  - Too Much Truth To Power  colsohlibgal   Jan-22-11 11:47 AM   #28 
  - Controlling the message....yes, it does harken back to Donahue.  madfloridian   Jan-22-11 01:49 PM   #32 
  - i'd love to have donahue back.  DesertFlower   Jan-23-11 12:34 AM   #39 
  - Off topic  molly77   Jan-23-11 11:18 AM   #40 
  - It is sinister how Chris Matthews claims to have opposed the Iraq war from the get-go.  burning rain   Jan-24-11 01:54 AM   #41 
  - I really admired Donahue-he was shown here in Australia and he really made me  Swagman   Jan-24-11 06:04 AM   #42 
  - I wondered if anyone in other countries realized that.  madfloridian   Jan-26-11 05:54 PM   #43 
  - Don't forget what they did to Ashley Banfield.  mmonk   Jan-26-11 05:56 PM   #44 

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