Public Broadcasting SystemLast week Charmaine did the Fred Friendly Seminars. A civilized shouting show on PBS.
The program was on Ethics in America: My Brother’s Keeper. The moderator was Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School.
L to R: Rabbi Daniel Zemel, Elayne Bennett, Barney Frank, Charmaine Yoest,
Charmaine in make-up
The Dude and The Diva get the camera angles
Cook’s Tour by
Producer Pamela Mason Wagner
Executive Producer Richard Kilberg with Charmaine
Note Ethics’ compass. Magnetic north?
Or left tilt?
in Washington, DC
Professor Ogletree assured us during taping that the repeated use of the words “penis” and “sexually transmitted diseases” would probably end up on the cutting floor. The liberal panelists seemed to like very direct language.
Certainly Barney Frank did. Only the congressman from Massachusettes could use the words “fetish” and “fetish-ize” multiple times. Into a live mike. For cable.
We’ll let you know when it airs.
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Thank you (foot)notes:
The PBS operating revenue in fiscal year 2004 was $333 million. Leading sources of revenue included: …CPB and federal grants (24%); …and educational product sales (12%).
And the generous support of Annenberg Media.
The Seminar tapes are available from Fred Friendly Seminars for a fee. As part of their consulting offering and education packages. The guests appearing on the show are not compensated. Save for the croissants and coffee. Now that’s a business model.
See more on The Seminars at the jump.