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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:16 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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