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Alan Shapiro

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Thrilla In Wasilla

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2009 | 1:01 AM

Television has the unique capacity to stop us in our tracks and deliver history as it's happening. I'm talking about moments of life-changing astonishment so profound and epochal, you never forget where you were when it happened. The assassination of JFK. Apollo 11 moon walk. O.J.'s Bronco.

And Sarah...

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The Tao of Wow

(7) Comments | Posted April 28, 2009 | 2:55 PM

I was 14 when I robbed my school's stockpile of camera equipment and earned a one-way ticket to "Boys Town." 35 years later, I remain vexed by the pathos and irony of this sorry episode, and haunted by the look on my filmmaking teacher's face when she discovered the thief...

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