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Taping for the Fred Friendly Seminars

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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.

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L to R: Rabbi Daniel Zemel, Elayne Bennett, Barney Frank, Charmaine Yoest,

Anita Allen

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Charmaine in make-up

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The Dude and The Diva get the camera angles

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Cook’s Tour by

Producer Pamela Mason Wagner

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Executive Producer Richard Kilberg with Charmaine

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Note Ethics’ compass. Magnetic north?

Or left tilt?

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Filmed on the sets of Atlantic Video

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.

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Vanity Fair Competes with Playboy

Cross Post from Reasoned Audacity

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Tom Ford and Keira Knightly

on the cover of Vanity Fair

I’ll admit that Vanity Fair is not exactly a high defender of morality in our culture, even on a good day. The ads they accept in their pages have been problematic for quite some time. But for the most part, their cover art, even though edgy, has stayed on the right side of discretion.

But this month, they leapt over the line, with a cover photograph of Tom Ford — fully clothed — biting Keira Knightly’s ear. Knightly is completely naked. Reclining in front of them is Scarlett Johanssen, also completely nude.

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CNBC Video Clip Here

So much for progress toward female empowerment. That’s the argument I made on CNBC Wednesday night when they asked me to discuss the cover with an editor from Forbes and Todd Myers, Lead Consultant for Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve.

I’ve included the clip up above if you’d like to see it. But WARNING! Almost the entire segment is the three of us talking over b-roll of the Vanity Fair cover. They just replay lingering shots of the nudity over and over and over again.

There are two issues that particularly trouble me about the cover. The first is the juxtaposition of Ford, the man, being fully clothed . . . while the women are nude. Feminists ought to be outraged. I am. What’s the message being sent there? There are several — pick one. None of them are ones you want sent to your daughter.

And that brings me to my second concern. What does this cover say to young women about success in Hollywood? Anywhere? Both Knightley and Johanssen are well-respected young actresses. Keira Knightly, in particular, is one that my own girls have admired.

I wish these two had had the moral courage to take a stand for virtue.

Or, if that couldn’t clear that high bar, at least make a stand for talent over crass commodification.

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Rachel McAdams

Let me be sure, then, to send praises along to one who did: Rachel McAdams, another young Hollywood actress (“Wedding Crashers”). Defamer reports that she was supposed to be on the cover with Keira and Scarlett, but when she found out the plan for the shoot involved nudity, she left. . . and fired her publicist. Good going, Rachel.

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Carnival of Entrepreneurship – Grand Opening

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Powerline’s Scott Johnson, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. and Paul Mirengoff

at the American Poitical Science Association, fall 2005

credit: Jack Yoest

A weblog reader wrote to Powerline: “Thanks for Changing the World!” When they wrote about errors on the CBS icon 60 Minutes. And bringing to the public news and expertise that had not been seen anywhere else.

Scott Allen is continuing this trend.

Whenever Your Business Blogger talks with journalists from the Main Stream Media, they always complain that there is no editorial oversight in the blogosphere.

The journalists are wrong. As usual.

Note the emergence and growth of Carnivals. They review and select the best offerings. Weblog readers and writers are segmenting down to narrower and narrower niches with greater and greater expertise.

Until they become like the old joke about Ph.D. dissertations: Knowing more and more about less and less.

And this is good. Blog readers and commenters provide some of the sharpest insight and critique around in any medium. Editorial oversight, as it were.

Here is the case study: Scott Allen has started up a start-up for start ups for weblog readers and writers. Free consulting. Every Week.

At The Carnival of Entrepreneurship. Up and running at Scott’s.

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Michael Barone, Scott Johnson, Paul Mirengoff

credit: Jack Yoest

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See more on the expertise of Scott Allen in the extended entry.

See Don Surber’s Thursday Best Blogs.

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Vanity Fair CNBC Clip. Caution: Not Wise To View At Work Or With Children

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Vanity FairCharmaine appeared on CNBC (attempting) to debate the cover of Vanity Fair. Is it art? Or money-making-porn?

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CNBCCNBC’s On The Money

Click here for the CNBC Vanity Fair video.

This is a long 6 minute segment.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. blogs at Reasoned Audacity and FRCBlog

Be sure to visit Basil’s Blog.

Don Surber has best Wednesday posts.

Mudville has Open Post.

OutsideTheBeltway as links.

Aquila has more (or less).

See The Washington Post.

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Media Alert: Vanity Fair Uncovered Cover on CNBC

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Vanity FairCharmaine will be on CNBC tonight, Tuesday at 7:30 to debate the cover of Vanity Fair. Is it art? Or money-making-porn?

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CNBCCNBC’s On The Money debate begins at 7:00pm. Charmaine will be appearing with Todd Myers, Lead Consultant for Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve and a woman from Forbes.

Be sure to tune in and let us know what you think!

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More on Todd Myers on extended entry.

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. blogs at Reasoned Audacity and FRCBlog

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