JohnEmpires Strike Back

John posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 | Station Newsletters

This week’s picks for stations: New season of Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and Hispanic Heritage Month.


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August 20, 2013

Empires Strike Back

Hi friend of PRX,

Even though this week — at least in England and Egypt — it looks like Goliath is on a comeback, we all still root for the little Davids and Davias.

Luke Skywalker versus Daddy Darth, consumers fighting big money, civil rights activists pushing for peaceful change.

Stand up…
John


Here’s the Thing

with Alec Baldwin

Baldwin is back with his addictive interview series from WNYC. Ten new episodes of Here’s the Thing are coming, with Judd Apatow, Fred Armisen, Rosie O’Donnell, and more. Available now:

Plus, you can still air last year’s episodes with Billy Joel, Lorne Michaels, and others through February!


Also don’t miss:



Civil Rights

50th anniversary of the March on Washington

The March on Washington took place August 28, 1963. Here are some relevant pieces to that date and other events of the year.

More picks



Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15-Oct. 15

More for Hispanic Heritage Month


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Original prompt image by Robert Temple Ayres. Baldwin image copyright Mary Ellen Matthews — not for use by stations. MLK image from Shutterstock. Hispanic Heritage image from Frank Gruber.

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