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Public, Not-For-Profit Media Is More Important Than Ever

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 2:45 PM

We all remember when cable and digital channels began to proliferate. There was a brief moment in all of it where some of us entertained the rosy - if somewhat naïve - idea that such proliferation might be a healthy environment for media, that the profusion of platforms would lead...

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Anne Frank's Many Sisters

(4) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Last week's Taliban attack on 15-year old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai was a jolting reminder of the strange paradox facing the adolescent girl of the 21st century. No one elicits the paroxysms of sympathy and adoration the way a victimized adolescent girl does, as we saw last week in the...

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A Remarkably Apolitical Political Film

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 1:06 PM

Long ago I had an argument with a friend about something the president had said. I can't remember which president, much less what the offending statement was, but passions were running high, and things devolved pretty quickly into a bit of a shouting match. In the fog of disagreement my...

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I Am an American, and I Respect Islam

(22) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 9:15 AM

I love my country. I love it a lot. I love the world too. I love them both for the same reasons. They are exciting and interesting and full of all kinds of people and ideas. I know that when I open myself up to new people and experiences there...

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A Commitment to Alzheimer's

(79) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 7:40 PM

Right now, more than five million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. And when I use the word "suffering" I know what I am talking about. Last Friday, I watched my mother take her last labored breath after years of anguish, humiliation, physical pain and mental misery. In six...

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War Redefined: Women, War & Peace

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 11:01 AM

For the last two months, I've had the privilege of talking about war with every kind of American you can imagine... and some you can't! At the University of Arkansas I talked with students who were hungry to learn more about nonviolent women's movements for peace. In Nashville I met...

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Afghanistan's Secret Weapon

(4) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 12:47 PM

On Friday, President Obama announced that all American troops would leave Iraq by year's end. Newspapers and broadcasts--to say nothing of Facebook and Twitter--hummed with the news.

But just two weeks ago, Obama eschewed public fanfare as he marked the 10-year anniversary of U.S. military presence in Afghanistan with...

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Liberia's Peace Women: Tribeca 2008 Remembers What the World Overlooked in 2003

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2008 | 12:16 PM

Just this last week I have had the most extraordinary experience: a film I produced together with my friend Gini Reticker won the Best Documentary honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. I think of myself as just a regular old mother of four, but this week I've shook hands with...

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