Patt Morrison

<em>Patt Morrison</em> is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, as well as its presentation of the effects of national and world news on Southern California. Hosted by

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Patt Morrison for February 7, 2012

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Proposition 8, the hotly-contested and voter-approved proposition banning same-sex marriage in California was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court this morning. The ruling is a pivotal but not decisive turn in the ongoing fight over gay marriage; experts on both sides of the issue have long expected it to be appealed all the way to Supreme Court, which could decide as early as next year whether the nation’s gays and lesbians have the right to marry.

Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler ad – is this America’s halftime?

Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood has made a career playing tough, no-nonsense characters of few words that inhabit less-than-perfect worlds. But it was his inspirational words in a Super Bowl ad by automaker Chrysler, titled “It’s Halftime in America - delivered in his iconic raspy voice - that has caused a bit of a stir.
The billboards are striking. Splashed across Duluth, Minn., they read “It’s hard to see racism when you’re white.” That message appears over two faces, both white, a blue-eyed woman’s, and a brown-eyed man’s.
Actors Elizabeth Taylor And Montgomery Clift

Elizabeth Taylor – an “accidental feminist?”

Elizabeth Taylor was many things: a child actress, an object of desire, a glamorous international superstar, and an anti-AIDS activist. Over the course of nearly sixty years, Taylor played women of all stripes, from haughty to naughty.

Recent Episodes from Patt Morrison

Patt Morrison for September 7, 2012

Broadcasting live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, we check up on how President Obama's speech checks out. And Hollywood's been at the DNC – actors Richard Schiff and Beau Bridges riff on that enduring connection. Also, Comedy Congress’ big wrapup in Charlotte – Diane Sawyer talks about her age and Mike Dukakis talks about what ifs.

Patt Morrison for September 6, 2012

It’s old home day at the Democratic Convention... that is, if your home is California. The Golden State’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, southern California Congresswoman Judy Chu, and actor Richard Schiff, he is of "The West Wing" and a new political show called "Chasing the Hill." Plus, a post game analysis of former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic troops.

Patt Morrison for September 5, 2012

We’ll hear the First Lady’s speech but what does her body language say? We’ll be reading it. And, what party muckety mucks are keeping away from President Obama and staying home from the Democrats’ big dance? We’ll do the Charlotte two step.

Patt Morrison for September 4, 2012

How do the conventions look to the rest of the world? And how well do foreigners understand the electoral college? We’re polyglot with the foreign press in Charlotte. And, what did Nancy Pelosi tell Comedy Congress about Clint Eastwood and his chair?

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