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October 1, 2021

Former President Jimmy Carter quietly marks 97th birthday

PLAINS, Ga. >> Ex-President Jimmy Carter, the oldest former U.S. chief executive ever, will quietly mark his 97th birthday at home in southwest Georgia on Friday, an aide said.

Slowed by age in recent years and keeping a low profile during the coronavirus pandemic, Carter doesn’t plan on any public appearances, said press secretary Deanna Congelio at the Carter Center in Atlanta.

Workers at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in tiny Plains recorded greetings for the former president, and members of the public can sign an online birthday card at www.cartercenter.org.

Dozens sent early birthday greetings, and many didn’t even mention Carter’s Democratic presidency from 1977-81. Instead, they said they were inspired by Carter’s post-presidential life that has included volunteer work, authorship of multiple books, advocacy for justice and years of teaching Sunday school.

“We love you for your honesty, consistency and for being so articulate,” said one message. Many shared photos of themselves with Carter and his wife Rosalynn, who celebrated 75 years of marriage in July.

More: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/09/30/breaking-news/former-president-jimmy-carter-quietly-marks-97th-birthday/

Send President Carter a Birthday Wish:

Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., in 2019. ASSOCIATED PRESS

October 1, 2021

Stephen Colbert: Guest John Lithgow

John Lithgow's Greatest Broadway Disaster Left Glenn Close On Stage Alone

"There's a professional" says John Lithgow of his friend and former co-star Glenn Close, who covered for him when he made the biggest on-stage blunder of his career. John Lithgow's new book, "A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse," comes out next week!

"He Was At The Very Top Of My Bucket List" - Lithgow On Being Directed By Martin Scorcese

John Lithgow checked another life's dream off his list when he was asked by the famed director to play a role in a new film. John Lithgow's new book, "A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse," comes out next week!

Limericks For The Here & Now: A Dramatic Interpretation Of "A Confederacy of Dumptys"

John Lithgow treats us to a performance of limericks from his incredible new book, "A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse," which comes out next week!

October 1, 2021

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 9/30/21

Let's Not Reward Congress For Doing The Bare Minimum

Congress passed a bill to fund the government for two more months, but moved no closer to solving the other crises on our hands: raising the debt ceiling and avoiding a catastrophic debt default.

Rudy Giuliani Is Banned From Fox News, But Not From The Late Show!

The former New York City mayor takes a break from recording Cameo messages and joins Stephen to discuss the many challenges he's facing in his personal and professional lives.

Kyrsten Sinema Can't Seem To Figure Out What She Wants

She truly can't be budged.

October 1, 2021

Congresswoman Shares Painful Past To Support Reproductive Rights After Texas Abortion Ban - TRMS

Rep. Barbara Lee talks with Rachel Maddow about her personal discomfort with sharing the story of the back alley abortion she had as a teenaged girl, and why she felt it was important to share her story publicly. Aired on 09/30/2021.

October 1, 2021

Pillow Guy's Bogus Claims Debunked Again; Recount Costs Trump A Few Votes (Again) - Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow shares reporting on the Idaho secretary of state taking pillow purveyor Mike Lindell seriously enough to test some of his claims that the 2020 election results were manipulated in Joe Biden's favor even in that Trumpy red state. The result was humiliation for Lindell and the revelation of an eight vote overcount for Trump. Aired on 09/30/2021.

October 1, 2021

Rudy Giuliani, Under Oath, Reveals Baseless Origins Of Trump Big Lie Claims - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

Rachel Maddow reads excerpts from the transcript of a deposition, under oath, of Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani in which he explains that he can't remember but thinks some of the conspiracy theories he pushed about the 2020 election came from social media and he didn't bother to check the truthfulness of the claims from his bombshell source who claimed the election was stolen. Aired on 09/30/2021.

October 1, 2021

New January 6 Tapes Reveal Trump Mob Attacking Police At Washington Monument - Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow shares never before published audio recordings of Park Police communications on January 6th, obtained by CREW, that police struggling with the aggressive Trump mob as early as 9:30 a.m. at the Washington Monument. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who serves on the House Select Committee investigating January 6th reacts. Aired on 09/30/2021.

January 6 Committee 'Filling In The Details' Of Riot Probe As More Subpoenas Are Issued - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

Rep. Jamie Raskin, member of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, talks with Rachel Maddow about his confidence that the committee will get the information it needs and that its subpoenas will be honored and enforced. Aired on 09/30/2021.

October 1, 2021

Progressives Planning Primary Challenge Against Sen. Kyrsten Sinema - NBC News

Progressive Arizona Democrats are said to be pursuing a primary challenge against the moderate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who is up for re-election in 2024. Sinema has faced criticism from members of her own party for her stances on the filibuster and infrastructure. 09/30/2021.

October 1, 2021

How Republicans Are Accidentally Helping Progressives On The Infrastructure Bill - Rachel Maddow

Sahil Kapur, national political reporter for NBC News, talks with Rachel Maddow about why House Republicans would react differently to the bipartisan infrastructure bill if they were motivated by strategy instead of partisan spite. Aired on 09/30/2021.

October 1, 2021

Former Editor: Media Shouldn't Serve Both Parties, But Democracy - The Last Word - MSNBC

Former Chicago Tribune editor Mark Jacob says Democrats and Republicans cannot be covered the same because Republicans have overwhelmed the media with corruption, creating something he calls “scandal fatigue.” Jacob, along with Columbia University journalism professor Jelani Cobb, join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss how the media must change the way it reports on the two major political parties to best serve the public. Aired on 09/30/2021.

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