The Trip to Bountiful



4:05 EST: The First Lady Speaks at a Screening of The Trip to Bountiful

White House Live

First Lady Michelle Obama reacts as she introduces the cast of “The Trip to Bountiful” after a screening of the movie in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex


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79 Responses to “The Trip to Bountiful”

  1. 10 Vicki
    February 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    The Gold goes to Bobfr!!!!

  2. 11 anniebella
    February 24, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    agree with you Vicki concerning Bobfr.

  3. 12 anniebella
    February 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I’m still piss at that poor excuse of a Governor Bobby Jindal.

    • February 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Sorry ….

      • February 24, 2014 at 4:20 pm

        Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Turkey and Ukraine

        Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will travel to Istanbul, Turkey on February 24, and to Kyiv, Ukraine from February 25 to 26.

        In Istanbul, he will meet with Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu to discuss the broad range of bilateral and regional issues on which Turkey and the United States are in regular contact, including the Syria crisis, counterterrorism, and the Cyprus settlement process.

        In Kyiv, he will consult with key Ukrainian leaders, the business community, and civil society on U.S. support for Ukraine’s efforts to secure a stable, democratic, inclusive, prosperous future. He will also honor the memory of the victims of the tragic events of last week. He will meet with a range of political, business, and civil society representatives, including Acting President Turchynov, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, and will urge the new government to take all steps necessary for free and fair presidential elections in May. He will urge the rapid formation of a national unity government that represents the wide array of stakeholders in Ukraine’s domestic political discourse, and encourage immediate steps to undertake the critical reforms necessary to restore Ukraine’s political and economic health. The Deputy Secretary will be accompanied by representatives of the Department of the Treasury and the National Economic Council, who will work in concert with partners such as the EU and the IMF to discuss needed financial support while a new government implements the difficult steps necessary to reform the economy. The Deputy Secretary will encourage all Ukrainians to continue their efforts to write a new chapter in their history that leads to a Ukraine that is democratic, sovereign, prosperous, and free to choose its own future.

  4. 18 57andfemale
    February 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I played the lead in Trip To Bountiful in Chicago a number of years back.

    • February 24, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Really 57?! Photos/video – right now!

      • 20 57andfemale
        February 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

        Did they have new-fangled video machines when I played the part? It was one of the highlights of my so-called acting career. I even had agents call me. Of course, I let those opportunities slip by……

        • February 24, 2014 at 4:21 pm

          Agents?! 57! We will see you on the red carpet one day!

          • 22 57andfemale
            February 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

            Unfortunately, to quote the great Meryl Streep, “Memory went with menopause.” I would not trust myself to memorize lines anymore and again to quote Meryl Streep, “and I used to have a PHENOMENAL memory.”

            I do want to direct again before I die.

            And seriously – the way my job is going today, I may be looking for a new job anyway.

          • 23 57andfemale
            February 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm

            I was never good at the competitiveness of professional acting. I don’t have the heart to be that cutthroat (how’s that for mixing metaphors?)

      • 24 57andfemale
        February 24, 2014 at 4:13 pm

        It’s a beautiful play, with a richly written part for a middle-aged to older actress. Things are better now but when this play was written in the 1950’s, there weren’t a lot of good parts for older actresses.

      • 25 0388jojothecat
        February 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

        Acting royalty in our ranks at TOD. Wow 57 that is so cool. I bet you were great.

    • 26 No Child Left Behind
      February 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Congrats to you, 57andfemale. But I have a huge revelation: I still need to see the movie about which I have no clue. My bad.

      • 27 57andfemale
        February 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm

        I can’t wait to see this version. The 1985 movie is wonderful as well. It’s a really great play.

        • 28 jackiegrumbacher
          February 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm

          57, I’ve only ever seen the 1985 movie. Geraldine Page was one of the finest actresses of her time. She could wring everything out of any part she played. I’m sure Cicely Tyson will be brilliant in it.

    • 30 jackiegrumbacher
      February 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Wow, 57. What a great thing to have done. Wish we could all have seen you.

  5. 31 Linda
    February 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Note to Mark Halperin.

    Jeb Bush could not even win in Florida…….He signed the first and the worst Stand Your Ground Law .!!!!

  6. 32 57andfemale
    February 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I’ve been out of touch the last few days: what idiotic thing did Bobby Jindal do now?

  7. February 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm

  8. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    February 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    REMINDER: Vote for Meta’s Pastry Studio. Some of you have one friend. Some of you have ten friends. Some of you have 100 Facebook friends. Awesome. Now get them to vote. This is not the nomination voting period. This is the big time, folks.

    Happy voting!


  9. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    February 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I was never a fan of floral until First Lady Michelle Obama began wearing them. She gets it right over and over again.

    • February 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      This is Barbara Tfank, who designs really gorgeous dresses. They have a retro feel and always feature the most amazing fabric. Google:

      barbara tfank michelle obama images

      to see more of her incredible work worn by FLOTUS

  10. 42 JER
    February 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    • 43 dotster3
      February 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      I think I just saw a tweet that Az. Repub nuts pulled their anti-gay bill. Too much backlash. Imagine.

      • 44 57andfemale
        February 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm

        I read where three RWNJ Senators decided the backlash was bad, so they urged Brewer to veto it. Have they definitely pulled the bill?

        • 45 anniebella
          February 24, 2014 at 6:46 pm

          I just saw on Rev. Al that Arizona suppose to host the Super Bowl next year, the 2015 Super bowl. It would be bad news for them if the NFL were to cancel the Super Bowl.

          • 46 anniebella
            February 24, 2014 at 6:48 pm

            How much money would Arizona lose if other businesses were to refuse to bring it’s business to Arizona.

          • 47 57andfemale
            February 25, 2014 at 10:59 am

            ‘Sources’ are saying this morning that she will veto. It has more to do with the AZ Chamber of Commerce not wanting to hurt business than it has to be with any morality of right or wrong, but as long as that evil statewide embrace of discrimination goes away, I’m happy.

  11. 48 dotster3
    February 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm

  12. February 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    ZOMFG! Joe Conason favorited my tweet!!! SQUEEE!

  13. February 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

  14. 54 dotster3
    February 24, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    hmmmmmmm—-speaking of backlash….

    • 55 donna dem 4 obama
      February 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    • 57 COS
      February 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      I think they changed because there was a lot of pushback. Donors probably talked to the organization.

    • 58 Vicki
      February 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      Maybe the meeting at the WH last week changed some minds. Good.
      I’d like to hear from Jim Messina himself rather than from rightwing Maggie or this Buffy person.

    • February 24, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Well, well, well. I guess the pushback was deafening.

      Begala is a strategist for Priorities USA. Wonder why he’s not saying this directly.

    • 61 0388jojothecat
      February 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks Bobfr…our text warrior.

    • 62 Nena20409
      February 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      STUNG? Hmm? Why the heck did it take them over 10 days to reply? The initial reported quotes were attributed to a name with the Priorities USA. So why STUNG?

      It never should have been an issue, let alone leaving the Dead Silence until Messina and Co were spotted at the WH on Thursday or Friday last week. At least one of the WHPC pretentious Journo posed two questions to Jay Carney. It took folks like Axelrod tweeting publicly and speaking out loud. It took LOD and may TODers vocally screaming…….10 long days later for Priorities USA to Finally backtracked? Seriously?

  15. 63 dotster3
    February 24, 2014 at 5:36 pm

  16. 67 dotster3
    February 24, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Ed have a change of heart about Keystone? At least he’s presenting the other side, interviewing the family in Nebraska who live on a 100 yr. family homestead across the road from where the Trans Canada pipeline will lie. Said if there is a spill/leak/eruption, Trans Canada only has a legal obligation to clean the easement but nothing if their home and property, air and water source was damaged/destroyed. They would have to sue to recover any damages, which would take decades to be decided. Trans Canada is trying to get them to sign off—–offering some undisclosed amount of money, said Trans Canada is the wealthiest corporation in the world, has all the power. They can’t believe they are being threatened with eminent domain, with no benefit to their community, Nebraska or the U.S.

    • 68 Linda
      February 24, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      He was duped by Brian Schweitzer temporarily . I think he came to his senses…..

    • 69 0388jojothecat
      February 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Yeah he has been getting a lot of push back. Also someone mentioned what if China squires the pipeline or what if they file bankruptcy like Freedom & Patriot coal companies did.

  17. 70 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    States with the most miserable people:

    1. West Virginia
    2 Kentucky
    3. Mississippi
    4. Alabama
    5. Ohio
    6. Arkansas
    7. Tennessee
    8. Missouri
    9. Oklahoma
    10. Louisiana

    Do you see a common theme here??


  18. February 24, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    On a conference call. Some politicians actually ask “Why don’t you charge for library service?”

    • 76 0388jojothecat
      February 24, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      You do..its called taxes. You also charge to use computers, copy machines, etc. In Pasadena we voted that all property owners are taxed $5 that goes toward libraries. I swear there seems to be a library on every block. I love that we have so many libraries for students, seniors and parents with children. All our libraries are busy no matter what day or time you go there.

  19. 77 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2014 at 5:58 pm

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