A Reason to Stay Home on Friday Night

Was thinking about going out for a movie tonight, but here’s a good reason to save $8.50: a film junkie’s dream episode of NOW With Bill Moyers featuring John Sayles (talking up Silver City) and Jehane Noujaim (Control Room). Thanks to indiewendy for the viewing tip. The episode is scheduled for 9PM, but as the cool kids say, check your local listings (Note: I just checked my local listings and can’t find the Bill Moyers show on Friday night (or any night) in Atlanta: anyone know when the episode might be playing?).

Maybe I’ll go see a movie after all….

Update: In the spirit of Jenny’s “library swap” concept, if anyone happened to tape the Sayles/Nojaim interviews, I’d be happy to copy/track down something (a TV show, a hard-to-find journal article) in exchange (just contact me at charles.tryon [at] lcc.gatech.edu or at the street address in the sidebar).

6 Comments »

  1. Laura Said,

    August 6, 2004 @ 5:45 pm

    Two PBS stations in Atlanta, and according to the PBS website neither of them is showing this “in the next 2 weeks.” Enjoy the movie…

  2. chuck Said,

    August 6, 2004 @ 5:55 pm

    Thanks for confirming that. The PBS website seemed a little confusing to me, so I thought maybe I misunderstood. I’ll try to watch the episode online when/if it becomes available.

  3. George Said,

    August 7, 2004 @ 2:17 pm

    Well, I screwed up the taping of this show, but I did watch it, and it was very good. Sayles had some very thoughtful things to say about contemporary politics. If anyone tapes it, I’d appreciate being able to borrow a copy.

  4. chuck Said,

    August 7, 2004 @ 2:32 pm

    Thanks for the review, George. If anyone outside Atlanta happened to tape the show, I’d be happy to trade a CD or something in exchange for a copy of the show.

  5. Monabona Said,

    August 7, 2004 @ 6:09 pm

    At some point (tho’ maybe not till next Friday) there will be a full transcript of the show on NOW’s site on PBS.org. Sayles & Noujaim (all I got to see as I got a phone call, but I’ve Tivo’d it) were very articulate, and David Brancaccio is an excellent interviewer. If I knew how I’d send it to you, but I’ve not got the Tivo connected to a home network or anything so I’m at a loss as to how to do it.

  6. chuck Said,

    August 7, 2004 @ 11:34 pm

    I’ll certainly check out the transcript when it becomes available. Thanks for the suggestion & thought.

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