Early Bird Chat


President Barack Obama reaches down to 6-month-old Sabina Johnson, from Beaumont, Texas, who was visiting the Oval Office with her uncle, Elbek Elibaev, for his Make-A-Wish visit at the White House, April 11, 2014. Photo by Pete Souza


All Times Eastern

10:00AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

12:30PM: Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH/NIAID, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC

3:00PM: President Obama meets with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen



First Lady Michelle Obama participates in an interview with Stephen Colbert during a taping of “The Colbert Report,” at the Colbert Report Studio in New York, N.Y., April 11, 2012. Photo by Lawrence Jackson

145 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 eyecandi
    April 11, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Obama, The best president ever!

  2. April 11, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I saw this on facebook today. This is Sanders’ Congressional ‘team’. There are five people, two who are listed as Democrats or at least running for a Democratic seat, one is a third party candidate (didn’t say what party), and two are not identified as to party. One of them is challenging Nancy Pelosi!!! And he thinks the super delegates are going to switch to him??? It beats me how all these ‘revolutionary’ people are taking out all their anger on the Democrats rather than the Republicans who are actually causing the damage. It’s like the people in the red states voting for Republicans despite the fact that Republican policies harm them. I realize a third party unknown candidate is hardly likely to unseat Nancy Smash, but it galls me that Sanders would call him part of his ‘team’. I wonder if he is funneling any money to these people’s campaigns? My guess is not.

    “Preston Picus is running as a third-party independent candidate in California’s 12th Congressional District against Democrat heavyweight Nancy Pelosi. Picus is unhappy with the current state of the Democratic Party, likening current Democratic moderates to Republicans of forty years ago. Running on a progressive platform, Picus says the system is broken and a change is necessary to get things done that the majority of the country want. Mr. Picus is ideologically aligned with Bernie Sanders, as a consequence of his principled stances on social, economic and foreign policy.”


    • 5 jackiegrumbacher
      April 11, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Morning, Mary. The things about Bernie that seem odd to us stem from the fact that he is not a Democrat and has no loyalty to the Democratic Party. He caucuses with the Democrats because that’s the only way he can get committee seats, but he isn’t one of them and could care less about supporting Democratic candidates. That’s why a lot of Republicans support Bernie–they know he he has as much contempt for Democrats as they do.

      • April 11, 2016 at 9:09 am

        GM Jackie….

        and that is why he gets no support from Senate Dems…they know allllllllllllllllllllll about Bernie

        • 7 jackiegrumbacher
          April 11, 2016 at 9:27 am

          Pf, I talked to the guy who’s coordinating Central PA for Hillary and he said there have been dedicated organizers in Philly for months, but not offices. If you like, I could email him and ask for the names. Apparently a lot of activity is being coordinated from Harrisburg.

          • April 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

            Harrisburg??????…i don’t get this campaign…why open an office in Harrisburg and Not Philadelphia. or Pittsburgh…why open an office in Ambler and Not Abington….

            and yes you can email it to me…thanks so much

      • April 11, 2016 at 5:03 pm

        Exactly, JackieG! As always, your comment goes to the heart of the matter. Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat. Period. He is I just taking advantage of the Democratic Party because he know that if he run as an Indepedent he would go no where.

        • April 11, 2016 at 8:41 pm

          I realize that, nathkatun, but this seems to me that supporting them would be in his own best interest. Does he really think he’s going to ruling by executive fiat?

    • April 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Nancy Smash is my Rep and I’ve never heard of this guy. LOLz. AND she is beloved here.

    • 13 sjterrid
      April 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Alex Law is running in my congressional district for congress. He’s young, just turned 25. His grandfather was the democratic mayor of Collingwood, and his father was on the school board there. He was working for IBM, when he decided to run. It really is a grassroots level campaign. So they really are a strong democratic family. I have volunteered for him. My current congressman, Donald Norcross, has taken a lot of votes siding with the republicans. He was against the Iran agreement, voted against a bill that would have stopped charging more money on auto loans for POC and he was for keystone. I”m not sure Alex will be able to win, because Norcross has all of New Jersey machine behind him.

      • April 11, 2016 at 10:27 pm

        It did sound to me as though he was problematic as a Democrat. It was the Nancy Pelosi one that really got me. I still wonder if his team is getting any monetary support from Sanders.

        • 15 sjterrid
          April 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm

          I don’t know if he’s getting money from Sander’s campaign. I know that Alex Law is definitely supporting Sanders in the primary. I’ve been contributing to Alex Law’s campaign. I can’t understand why someone would go up against Nancy Pelosi though for all she’s done and to say she hasn’t done enough is crazy, considering our side decided to stay home in 2010 and 2014.

  3. April 11, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Wow! I’m number one! I’m number one! Where’s my puppy? (looking at you, amk!)

    • April 11, 2016 at 7:48 am

      I apologize; in my excitement I forgot my manners! Good morning Nerdy Wonka, Chips (hope Mom is adjusting well), and all other early TOD risers this morning! I’m off to try to engage small children in the wonderful world of learning.

  4. April 11, 2016 at 7:37 am

    So this is happening in New York. They are trying to get the primaries switched to being open primaries. First allowing 17 year olds to vote at the last minute and now this. I don’t like these last minute end runs.


    • 21 jackiegrumbacher
      April 11, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Mary, I don’t see how this could possibly be accomplished in time to affect the 2016 New York primary, which is only one week away. Also, by now, absentee ballots and overseas ballots have been sent out under the old rules.

      • 22 Dudette
        April 11, 2016 at 8:55 am

        I never have understood why a political party would allow non-party members to select their party nominee.

        • April 11, 2016 at 8:50 pm

          I just had a huge argument with someone about that who insisted that the primary is undemocratic because both parties are extra-legal cartels and if you can’t stand either one of the parties you have no voice in the election. I know that many, many Sanders supporters are decent people who honestly want a Democrat to win and will vote for Hillary Clinton if necessary. but there is one faction that is our very own version of the Tea Party who want to do to the Dems what the Tea Party has done to the GOP. He also seems to be attracting the true lunatic fringe, such as Mr. Extra-Legal cartels. Sanders has no idea about what he is stirring up.

      • April 11, 2016 at 8:58 pm

        Good! And I hope it doesn’t happen at all!

  5. April 11, 2016 at 7:46 am

    • 26 jackiegrumbacher
      April 11, 2016 at 8:14 am

      McCain is, was, and always will be a liar. He’s so blinded by partisanship and jealousy that he’ll say anything. I hope we’re seeing his last year in the Senate.

    • 27 Don
      April 11, 2016 at 8:22 am

      McCain has long ago lost whatever goodwill he may have ever had. At this point in time he’s nothing more than a prostitute doing any and every vile thing the Republican party tells him to do.

    • 29 Dudette
      April 11, 2016 at 9:02 am

      As far as Nov 2016 is concerned, HRC is public enemy #1 to Republicans. They will do everything in their power to undermine her and subvert the Dem primary — including lying about her record, sending infiltrators to rallies and open primaries/caucuses, trolling on social media, and intimidating delegates. They are masters at dirty tricks. It’s how they roll.

      • 30 jackiegrumbacher
        April 11, 2016 at 9:10 am

        That’s exactly what’s happening, Dudette. Republicans know they have a bad hand going into this election so they’re doing whatever they can to destroy Hillary. Fortunately, she’s held up under 25 years of this character assassination and is still going strong. I want nothing more than to see her win on November 8!

      • April 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm

        And Sanders seems to be falling for it, or playing right into it. He just seems far more stupid or blinkered than I had imagined.

  6. 32 amk for obama
    April 11, 2016 at 7:52 am

    the three stooges plotting: ok, we gotta kill him, he is not giving us moar treats.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic



    the two cowards: hey noobie, you’re it. now, go make your bones while we look away.

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  7. 38 Roberta in MN
    April 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Good Morning Nerdy and thanks for the eye candy this AM. Congrats on 1st “eyecandi”, GM maryl1 and all TOD family. Chips, Danny and Mom hope you have a better week than last and Mom is getting relief. (((hugs))) to you all.

  8. April 11, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Good morning TOD!!!

    THANK YOU NW!!!!

    very busy day ahead …. bbl …. take care everyone ….


  9. April 11, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Good Monday, Nerdy…TOD Family!

    Everyone, enjoy your day.

  10. April 11, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Joe was showing his bias towards Donald Trump again this morning. In this case, whining about Cruz out-maneuvering Trump and gaining delegates and taking leads in some states that Trump won. He agrees with Trump that the system is rigged and that voters are being disenfranchised. To take home his point, he does the “both sides do it” citing the superdelegates on the Democratic side and the fact that even though Sanders won Wyoming, Clinton won the more delegates.

    OF course, he’s arguing that the Democrats should get rid of the superdelegates. IMO, as long as there are open primaries and caucuses that allow people outside the party to come in and try to manipulate who the party nominee will be, the superdelegates are needed to counter-act those tactics. The superdelegates have said that in the end, most – if not all – will vote for the person who has the most votes. In the meantime, though, HRC’s campaign will need to make sure that the underhanded, Cruz-like tactics that the Sanders campaign is employing to pick up pledged delegates is not successful.

    • 45 jackiegrumbacher
      April 11, 2016 at 9:14 am

      SW, Republicans only wish they had come up with a superdelegate system because that would give them a tool to deny Trump the nomination. The rules of the delegate game were clear from the beginning and if Sanders or anyone else didn’t take the time to understand them, that’s their problem. At this point, I think Sanders is annoying more people than he’s persuading. His disruptive, nasty tactics are going to backfire big time.

  11. April 11, 2016 at 8:15 am

  12. 47 jackiegrumbacher
    April 11, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Morning all and thanks Nerdy for stepping up so early in the day to open shop. The Pennsylvania Latino caucus has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, which makes me very happy since I know there have been some strong leanings toward Sanders among Latinos. I was concerned that we were seeing anti-female bias among Latino males, so this caucus action is good news.

  13. April 11, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Good morning TOD family. ((((CHIPS)))), do hope your Mom is progressing nicely and you are also taking care of YOU.

    Asking for thoughts today, especially for our daughter. Today is the 8th angelversary of our grandson. Hard for all of us, but most for her……and now, looking at separation and eventual divorce. Huge concern for the older brother, as this will be another big loss in his life.
    We have been blessed with our faith and lots of love, prayer and support from many people. God IS good! We keep moving forward…..ever grateful for all the blessings we have in our lives.

  14. April 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

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  16. April 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

    • 65 jackiegrumbacher
      April 11, 2016 at 9:16 am

      The people complaining are the ones who are losing because they were too lazy or incompetent to find out the rules before they started.

      • April 11, 2016 at 10:34 am

        as my daughter commented over the weekend…Thank God for Super Delegates…or Bernie would be trying to hijack the convention…he still might..

      • April 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm

        Go ahead and speak the TRUTH, JackieG! I am so sick of the Berniebros complaining about the rules now. If they diddn’t like the Democratic Party rules, Bernie Sanders should have run an independent Candidate! After all, he is an Independent Senator from the tiny state of Vermont! Currently, Bernie is conveniently running for President as a Democrat, but Bernie is not a Democrat!

  17. April 11, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  18. April 11, 2016 at 9:04 am


    Ted Cruz Is Fuming Because John Kasich Won’t Bow Out

    APRIL 4, 2016

    MADISON, Wis. — Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, eyeing a victory here that could reshape the race for the Republican presidential nomination, has appeared most vexed by a rival he views as more of a long-term nuisance than a short-term threat: Gov. John Kasich of Ohio.

    As Mr. Cruz looks beyond Wisconsin, where he is favored to defeat Donald J. Trump on Tuesday, his frustrations with Mr. Kasich have increasingly been laid bare. With activists and operatives opposed to Mr. Trump fanning out across the electoral map in a scramble to deny him the nomination, Mr. Cruz’s team has argued that it is Mr. Kasich’s “quixotic” bid for the White House that will prove the biggest boon to Mr. Trump in the states to come.

    On Monday, Mr. Cruz amplified calls for Mr. Kasich to step aside and predicted that “the people would quite rightly revolt” if party leaders tried to elevate anyone other than Mr. Cruz or Mr. Trump at a contested convention in July.

    Mr. Cruz has begun airing ads in Wisconsin accusing Mr. Kasich of cronyism as Ohio’s governor. He has sent mailers attacking Mr. Kasich’s record on spending and his views on the Second Amendment. And his team has accused Mr. Kasich of auditioning to be Mr. Trump’s vice president, with some joking that he must be receiving some sort of payment.

    The exasperation with Mr. Kasich has been long in the making, but as Mr. Trump stumbles and his grasp on the nomination is loosened, it is reaching a boiling point.

  19. April 11, 2016 at 9:09 am

  20. April 11, 2016 at 9:10 am

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Paul Ryan, a Mirage Candidate, Wages a Parallel Campaign

    APRIL 10, 2016

    WASHINGTON — As the Republican candidates for the White House battled in Wisconsin last week, Speaker Paul D. Ryan was conspicuously absent from his home state — but he was very much on the political stage.

    He visited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, where he also met with local reporters and made several statements affirming the United States’ commitment there, before heading to other Middle Eastern nations and Germany to discuss security and intelligence issues.

    Back in Washington, his staff churned out its latest flattering video of Mr. Ryan, deploring identity politics and promoting a battle of ideas — set to campaign-style music. And his office continued to beat back the not-exactly-library-voice whisper campaign favoring a coup at the Republican convention in July that would elevate Mr. Ryan to the top of the ticket.

  21. April 11, 2016 at 9:15 am

    A type of limited health coverage with features largely banned by the Affordable Care Act is flourishing, as some consumers grab onto an alternative they say is cheaper than conventional plans sold under the law.

    Sales of short-term health insurance are up sharply since the health law’s major provisions took effect in 2014, according to insurance agencies. New sales figures show the temporary policies, traditionally sold to consumers who are trying to fill coverage gaps for a few months, have continued their surge recently—even though people who buy them face mounting financial penalties because the coverage doesn’t meet the ACA’s standards.

    …policy, like many …short-term plans, doesn’t cover pre-existing conditions, a limitation no longer allowed in full health coverage…also caps total benefits at $1 million, another feature prohibited in ACA plans. It doesn’t cover most prescription drugs. …had to qualify as healthy by answering a questionnaire. ACA plans are sold to every consumer regardless of health status.

  22. 80 JER
    April 11, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    Bernie Sanders town hall in Binghamton, NY – http://www.msnbc.com/live-online/watch/coming-up-bernie-sanders-town-hall-in-ny-663356483671

  23. 81 sherijr
    April 11, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Good morning TOD ~ thank you Nerdy for all that you’re doing to keep us on track and informed 🙂 and best wishes to Ms Chips & mama I hope your health is progressing well.

    Now- I mentioned last week that my step-brother’s mom is here visiting. She isn’t really here to visit me, as we only met once 43 years ago when I was about 15. She is just here as a place to stay while she does some business/ visiting others, etc. But she is a Bernie voter, being an ex-pat in Mexico, I believe she already voted.

    So my experience with a Bernie voter: She is very uninformed about him and about many things. She shunned technology years ago as a ‘hippie’ to this day cannot use a microwave w/o assistance. Is against any type of regulations. Hates computers, but does get email- which is also the only way she gets news/info- via other like minded folks in emails. Does not watch any tv ever. But does read books- although I don’t know what topics. She did watch a couple of Obama videos with me, she never saw his speeches, but did vote for him. So she is kind of blindly doing the same thing with Bernie. But she is vocal about telling others to vote for him. Lives in an ex-pat community in Mexico, with other mostly Americans, Caucasians. She does not interact with Mexicans except for people who may do work for her- cheaply. So I see a mentality here that I’ve been reading about “Bernie Bros”, that I think fits with her lifestyle too. She is open to all people. But still lives in an environment that puts her above those people. And there is just no way anyone can know whats going on in the world and be an informed voter, w/o some form of technology informing them, imo.

    • 82 sherijr
      April 11, 2016 at 9:28 am

      oh, also has a very high IQ, I’ve been told. Holds degrees in of all things: Computer Science, first job out of college in the late 50s/60s was w/ IBM. Then shunned it all and moved to a commune for several years. Is now 77.

    • April 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

      She is Sanders’ target group. People who are dissatisfied with America for one reason or another, live in a bubble and think government is the problem. So they are easily impressed with talkers who project their frustration but never bother to delve into anything below the surface because that would undo their whole premise for their existential angst. I’ve run into these types both here and in Mexico!

  24. 87 vcprezofan2
    April 11, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Greetings everyone, wherever you are! May your day be blessed at its start/ending and throughout.

  25. 89 GGAIL
    April 11, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family. Chips, hope your mom is comfortable and on the recovery road 💕

  26. 91 99ts
    April 11, 2016 at 9:41 am

    GM TOD – thank you NW for your all day posts and all good thoughts to Ms Chips and her Mom. May she be improving every day.

  27. April 11, 2016 at 9:46 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD!! Wishing Chips continued healing for her mom, and all the best in getting her settled in her recovery home. Thanks again to the TOD legend that is Nerdy!

  28. 95 MightyPamela
    April 11, 2016 at 9:47 am

  29. April 11, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Good Monday morning, Nerdy, and thank you for keeping the trains running on time! I hope Chips and her mom are doing better each day.

  30. April 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Folks who are blessed to have always had health insurance do not know what a blessing it really is to have health insurance…

  31. 99 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Chips and Danny-the-Boy,

  32. 100 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2016 at 10:19 am


  33. April 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I’ll never understand the lack of any GOTV drive this season.

  34. 104 arapaho415
    April 11, 2016 at 10:26 am

    GM TODville.

    See that neither Trump nor his #WhitePrivilege family has any intent of Trump being GOP candidate for President, he’s apparently off the campaign trail now, no doubt scheming on how to leverage his “supporters” in getting some sort of lucrative Reality TV show, no doubt a Duck Dynasty spinoff (@jeffersonobama has tweeted in the past about how they actually lived the hipster lifestyle until they landed their TV gig):

    This is hilarious.

    • 105 No Child Left Behind
      April 11, 2016 at 10:47 am

      I’ve been disappointed so much and so often with voters (except in 2008 and 2012 general elections – Thanks be to God!) that I take nothing for granted and remain anxious until all votes are counted.

      While there cannot be any comparison between HRC and The Donald, there is enough bad media to sway stupid voters away from the Democratic nominee. Then, there is the old man with his promises of free college, free healthcare and free everything which the billionaires and millionaires will provide through his tax plan that is having an impact of low-information-immatured-voters. This old man has been stocking up rallies in NY like it’s where Armaggedon will start. While all polls still maintain a solid lead for HRC, I don’t like the insinuation from some newspapers this morning that HRC’s shelve life is nearing its end. Just makes me furious.

      I pray that HRC gets a resounding victory next week and makes the case against the Senator from Vermont with everyone I know.

  35. April 11, 2016 at 10:36 am

  36. April 11, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Hmmmmm, WHAT???

  37. April 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

    To Momma Chips…..

  38. 115 Nena20409
    April 11, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Hello TOD on a Manic Monday
    Happy April 11 for a Dear Friend.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners, starting with this post.
    Wishing Chips Mom the best.
    Thanks Bts for all You have done to keep Our TOD Community Going!

  39. April 11, 2016 at 10:50 am

    DeRay Mckesson Won’t Be Elected Mayor of Baltimore. So Why Is He Running?
    APRIL 11, 2016

    DeRay Mckesson will not be the next mayor of Baltimore. He’s a 30-year-old with no experience in city government who registered less than 1 percent support in a recent poll. He has no clear local support network and has been rejected by his most likely constituency — the city’s young black activists. At least one competing candidate has been embedded in Baltimore politics nearly as long as Mckesson has been alive.

    And yet here he was on a recent Monday afternoon, in a coffee shop on the city’s north side, signing campaign fliers. He said he couldn’t sleep last night and got up to get dressed well before the sun rose over Roland Park, the tony North Baltimore neighborhood where he lives with a childhood mentor. (Navy chinos, eggshell Oxford shirt and, of course, his trademark royal blue Patagonia puffer vest, now faded and fraying around the collar.) He had been getting pulled here and there all day, doing interviews with Mashable and Mother Jones, taking calls from the Museum of Modern Art and journalists in Italy and Germany. He’s exceptionally charming; all day, he fielded questions graciously, smiling and laughing, joking and gossiping. Through it all, he had been signing fliers. “I don’t even know what I’m writing anymore,” he said, scribbling.

    Baltimore’s Democratic primaries — which, in a city with as many as 10 Democrats for every Republican, might as well be the general election — take place on April 26. But for a few reasons Mckesson is willing to admit (he took time to ask scores of people for advice, he couldn’t find an available lawyer versed in Maryland election law) and a few he’s not, he didn’t officially file his papers until Feb. 3, leaving him the last of 13 Democratic candidates to throw a hat in the ring.

  40. 117 desertflower
    April 11, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Morning everyone…Guess who has the flu? 😦

      • 119 desertflower
        April 11, 2016 at 11:36 am

        NO! ME! 🙂 You made me laugh, though…you have a tendency to do that from time to time….

        • 120 Don
          April 11, 2016 at 11:46 am

          Well df we aren’t mind readers here, who knows where you were going when you asked the question. I hope you feel better, anyway, take plenty of fluids and get some rest. With summer fast approaching you need to be in tip-top shape so you can lounge around your Olympic sized swimming pool as you read the latest harlequin novel.

        • April 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm

          I hope you get better soon, Desertflower! Teachers are so vulnerable when it comes to catching flu or colds! Take some time to get plenty of rest because the current strain of the flu is not to be joked with!

    • 123 sjterrid
      April 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      I hope you feel better soon, DF!

  41. 124 Nena20409
    April 11, 2016 at 10:59 am

  42. 125 Nena20409
    April 11, 2016 at 11:08 am

  43. 126 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2016 at 11:11 am

  44. 127 No Child Left Behind
    April 11, 2016 at 11:11 am

  45. 129 amk for obama
    April 11, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I toldja the punk’s peak is at 40%.

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  49. 134 jacquelineoboomer
    April 11, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Good morning, TODville – thank you, Nerdy dahling for all the posts – hugs to Chips and her mom!

  50. 135 Nena20409
    April 11, 2016 at 11:30 am

  51. 136 amk for obama
    April 11, 2016 at 11:36 am

  52. April 11, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I can’t believe how happy this just made me.



    Posted on April 11, 2016

    Kittens, if you’re counting down the days until you can return to Stars Hollow, then you don’t want to listen to anything we have to say. Just this once, you’re gonna want the PR department to do the talking:

    “It’s a lifestyle. It’s a religion. It’s ‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix.

    Netflix releases first look images of ‘Gilmore Girls,’ which will launch later this year, everywhere that Netflix is available.

    The four, 90-minute movies, are bringing your favorite Stars Hollow residents back together – Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop), Luke Danes (Scott Patterson), Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy) and many more – picking up life nine years after the original ‘Gilmore Girls’ signed off the air. Amy Sherman-Palladino is the creator and executive producer. Daniel Palladino is also an executive producer. They are both writing and directing the series. ‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix is produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.”

  53. 138 Nena20409
    April 11, 2016 at 11:43 am

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  55. April 11, 2016 at 11:54 am


    Ken Burns on How Race Is the Common Thread in His Work + Why Jackie Robinson’s Story Is Still So Relevant
    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act
    April 8, 2016 at 12:34PM

    Here’s a first look at Ken Burns’ upcoming 2-part/4-hour Jackie Robinson documentary that will premiere as part of PBS’ winter/spring primetime lineup this year. The network has officially set April 11 and 12 premiere dates, from 9-11 pm ET on each night.

    Titled simply “Jackie Robinson,” the film – co-directed and produced by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon – will memorialize the life of the legend, who was the first African American player in Major League Baseball.

    “Jackie Robinson is the most important figure in our nation’s most important game,” said Ken Burns. “He gave us our first lasting progress in civil rights since the Civil War and, ever since I finished my BASEBALL series in 1994, I’ve been eager to make a stand-alone film about the life of this courageous American. There was so much more to say not only about Robinson’s barrier-breaking moment in 1947, but about how his upbringing shaped his intolerance for any form of discrimination and how after his baseball career he spoke out tirelessly against racial injustice, even after his star had begun to dim.”

  56. 143 Nena20409
    April 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm

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