Patt Morrison for September 7, 2012


Obama’s speech: The moment arrives

For the most part, the headlines for President Obama’s speech this morning were less than favorable: The Atlantic called it “dull,” Politico faulted the speech for being light on health care, and the San Francisco Chronicle offered up “Hope has become hang in there.

Political cartooning, where art and politics collide

What does it take to make a great political cartoon, and how much fodder have the recent Republican and Democratic conventions provided? Patt checks in with two members of Los Angeles’ cartooning royalty, David Horsey of the Los Angeles Times and Lalo Alcaraz of Pocho.
Obama Accepts Nomination On Final Day Of Democratic National Convention

The missing planks of the Democratic party platform

The speeches have been spoken, broadcast into millions of homes and analyzed and re-analyzed by the pundits; two weeks of spin on political rhetoric has been spun; the good people of Charlotte are cleaning up the balloons and streamers and hotel vacancy rates are returning to normal.
Patt Morrison with West Wing Actor Richard Schiff
Actor Richard Schiff, better known to "West Wing" fans as Toby Ziegler, is always being asked about politics. "I get interviewed all the time [about politics] and I don't know why. It's kind of the equivalent of asking Anthony Edwards to do your surgery," he told the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call.
Nick Jonas Joins The Cast Of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" On Broadway - Curtain Call

Hollywood shows its love for the Dems at the DNC

There’s no denying it, Hollywood and politics tend to go hand in hand. A-listers like George Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Matt Damon hobnob with President Barack Obama when he comes to Los Angeles.
For the final session of Comedy Congress at the DNC in Charlotte, Comedy Congressman Ben Gleib talks with Howard Dean about the famous scream that bears his name, Michael Dukakis’ campaign regrets, and 88-year-old New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg.
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