Monday, December 31, 2012

Saturday Music Club on Sunday: some chamber music

Wu Man with the Kronos Quartet: "Mehbooba Mehbooba" (Rahul Dev Buhrman)

The Eroica Trio: "Trio No. 1" (Joaquin Turina) at the Tango Evolution concert

The Han Piano Trio: "Oblivion" (Astor Piazzolla)

The Turtle Island Sting Quartet: "All Along the Watchtower" (Robert Zimmerman)

The Modern Jazz Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio: "Sketch" (John Lewis)

The Max Roach Double Quartet (The Max Roach Quartet and the Uptown String Quartet): "Bright Moments" (Max Roach)

The Dave Grisman Quintet: "Dawg's Rag" (Dave Grisman)

Wu Man with the Kronos Quartet: "Nursery" (Terry Riley)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday Music Club: some of Teo Macero's music

Macero's music performed by him and others:

"Blues for Amy"

"Monk's Funk"

"How Low the Earth" 

N.Y.C., 5  December 1953
Teo Macero (ts)
Lanny DiJay (accordion)
Charles Mingus (b, cello)
Louis Labella (b)
Ed Shaughnessy (d)

"1 3/4"

"You Are Love" vocal by Janis Ian; from the Macero soundtrack for the film Virus

Bands Macero played with and/or produced:

The What Four: "I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy"

Charles Mingus Quartet: Jazz Composers Workshop 2 (10" album, side B complete)

1. Smog  L.A. 
2. Level Seven
3. Transeason, Rose Geranium

Brubeck Quartet plus Macero, Howard Brubeck and others: "Upstage Rhumba"

Macero speaks:

with Thelonious Monk and his quartet:

15 actors for a new year

Iyari Limón

Khandi Alexander

Mira Sorvino

Maria Ozawa
Deborah Foreman
Jessica St. Clair

Kimberly Russell

Paige Turco

Frances O'Connor
Alicia Coppola

Alana de la Garza

Rosalind Chao

Felicia Day
Parker Posey

Navi Rawat

Friday, December 28, 2012

FFB: MONAD: Essays on Science Fiction [except when they are about fantasy or are poems about a writer's life, and such], Number One (September 1990), edited by Damon Knight (Pulphouse)

the paperback edition
Monad, Damon Knight's last editorial project, produced three issues or volumes (1990-1993), depending how you looked at the hardcover and paperback editions published by the busy, and soon overextended, small house (Pulphouse Publishing briefly attempted, amid all their other projects, to publish their eponymous fiction magazine weekly). But it was a good and useful series of books (or issues)...from perhaps the last great decade for publishing  non-academic critical magazines in a non-virtual format, on paper rather than on the web. And Monad was as spare and lean (with no illustration and a single column of easy-to-read typography on the pages) as most of the other major magazine productions of that era were busy, whether we looked to The Armchair Detective or Science Fiction Eye (soon SF Eye, to be less exclusive) or The Scream Factory...even the similarly no-nonsense Necrofile, like TSF about horror fiction and related matter, didn't have the bare bones elegance of Monad...nor would bare*bones, the more crime-fiction-oriented successor to TSF, and the direct ancestor of the blog of that title.

Knight had begun writing criticism along with his earliest published fiction (and cartoons and illustration), in the 1940s, the critical writing sparked by the example of Frederik Pohl's reviews, and Knight's mostly published in the better examples of the more "sercon" (serious and constructive, which could be taken at face value or imply an earnest dullness) fanzines of the day, as well as in Knight's own fanzine, Snide. In the 1950s, Knight and Lester del Rey co-edited and published two issues of Science Fiction Forum, as a more purely critical little magazine/fanzine, but apparently did no more till Knight revived the title Forum as that of the house organ of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which he was a primary founder and its first president. While some projects like this one ran indefinitely (Inside Science Fiction became Riverside Quarterly, and lasted forty years in all), many more have been mayflies (Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss's SF Horizons managed two similarly impressive issues in the mid-'60s). Others, such as the titles mentioned above, had intermediate-length runs, and made names for themselves at least in certain circles...anyone who suffered through my squibs on this blog knows that I'm tempted to try to trace as many of those as possible, but I will desist for a moment (noting only, for example, that SF Eye had roots in Bruce Sterling's one-sheet zine Cheap Truth as well as editor/publisher Stephen Brown's work on such earlier, more conventional critical magazines as Douglas Fratz's Thrust). 

Index of the contents courtesy ISFDb:

The contributions to the first Monad are suitably impressive, and, as often the case with Knight's works, begin with a matter of some controversy, as Knight notes that his original announcement of the series called for essays from writers of fantasticated fiction, rather than from fans or academic students of any tenure or "anecdotalists" (such as, one suspects, Sam Moskowitz); Knight prints Tom Whitmore's letter objecting to this policy, and in his editorial Knight notes that it's not so much a ukase as a flexible statement of intent. But, he continues, only the writers of speculative fiction are working from the inside of the art.  The balance of the book is laden with anecdote, but not solely the anecdotal.

Ursula Le Guin's essay is driven in large part by her recent completion of a fourth volume, Tehanu, in what had been for some years the Earthsea trilogy, and how over the course of writing the component novels, each in its turn, the very fact that she was a woman writing about outsiders in the heroic tradition (a dark-complected man, a woman, children) hit home, and slowly a critique of hierarchy and authority developed as her feminism and anarchism coalesced through her resolution and exploration of these tensions. Even as she credits particularly T. H. White and Tolkien for expanding the idiom before her, it's difficult to see how most of the more ambitious epic fantasy since her contribution would've been written without the example of her work (and that of Fritz Leiber and Jack Vance, among a small number of other most influential folks--I shall have to return to Le Guin's other critical writing to see how much her predecessors such as C. L. Moore, Leigh Brackett and Sylvia Townsend Warner, to say nothing of Woolf and her Orlando, nudged and influenced her).

The Aldiss is an excerpt from his then-just-published book-length memoir, Bury My Heart at W. H. Smith's (the British bookstore); Aldiss had served as literary editor for the Oxford Mail newspaper from early on in his career, and had had some commercial and artistic success with his contemporary-mimetic fiction along with his fantaticated thoughout his career. The Disch is a poem, apparently originally in his1972 limited-edition chapbook The Right Way to Figure Plumbing; "An All-Day Poem" is, in part, how art helps the artist cope with the great ugliness, and small reverses, life hands us (Disch's mother is losing her fight with cancer as he writes). Bruce Sterling takes a somewhat bemused pass through the realms of modern literary theory, the post-Structuralist, post-Derrida and Bakhtin era (and this inspired an answer essay for the second Monad by John Barnes). And Knight rounds us out with a fine short essay that limns his early childhood first  experiences with injustice (and the other Large Things mentioned in the title) and how he found them recapitulated in the crotchets of fellow editors and similar folk in his professional career as an artist.

Knight was one of the pioneering critics of note in fantastic-fiction circles, and remains controversial to this day (he would not stay his hand when he felt an affront to the art was being perpetrated, and Ed Gorman hasn't forgiven him for that yet). And yet Monad's three issues/volumes are a nice core-sampling of the most influential and serious critical writers active in its years (with some exceptions, such as Knight's great students Algis Budrys and Barry Malzberg, and Joanna Russ, who was already scaling back her critical writing in the face of health matters).  Knight, like most of the more ambitious writer/editor/publishers in the field of the popular critical magazine, would tend to move online for much of what he wrote in this wise after much as he continued with this kind of activity, as opposed to his writing instruction activities, as reflected by his Creating Short Fiction.

For more of today's books, please see Patti Abbott's blog. I will be gathering the links next week. ("Be there. Aloha.")

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Tuesday's Overlooked Film and/or Other A/V: late for Xmas links

"The Miracle on 34th Street"
Happy Xmas, Xians (and all those of other persuasions, such as myself)! Rather tardily, but 'tis a day off and I'm feeling lazy, here are the links to today's list of a/v reviews and citations (both often leading to online streaming of the items under discussion), with a few in for their festive colors (such as green), when the blogger in question has taken a break for the holiday. May your day continue to be merry and bright, and all your Xmases multicolored (or in fine, crisp b&w).

Bill Crider: Being There [trailer]

Brian Arnold: A Muppet Family Christmas

Cullen Gallagher, Leo Goldsmith, Thomas Scalzo: the lesser-known films of Samuel Fuller

Elizabeth Foxwell: "The Miracle on 34th Street" (The 20th Century Fox Hour) (1955 television)

Evan Lewis: The Green Hornet (the original radio series)

George Kelley: Monty Python's Flying Circus...All the Bits...

Much Ado About Nothing
Iba Dawson: Much Ado About Nothing (2012 film)

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: You Bet Your Life and other Julius Marx on the radio...

Jack Seabrook: John Collier on TV: "Wet Saturday" (Alfred Hitchcock Presents:)

James Reasoner: Deck the Halls

Janet Rudolph: Sherlock Holmes: "The Case of the Christmas Pudding" (1955 television)

Jerry House: Dragnet: "A Gun for Christmas" (1952 television version)

John Charles: Between God, the Devil and a Winchester (aka Anche nel west c'era una volta Dio)

Lawrence Person: Rare Exports

Juri Nummelin: Sledding

Kate Laity: "The Rook"

Laura: "Mickey's Christmas Carol"

Michael Shonk: The New Adventures of Beans Baxter
Comfort and Joy

Patti Abbott: Comfort and Joy

Prashant Trikannad: Chickens Come Home

Randy Johnson: A Durango Kid triple-feature

Rick: Daughter of the Mind; The Birdmen (The ABC Movies of the Week)

Rod Lott: Silent Night, Bloody Night

Ron Scheer: Broken Arrow (1950)

Scott Cupp. Going Postal

Sergio Angelini: Ghosts of Christmas Past

Stacia Jones: The Green Slime; Addicted to Fame

Stephen Bowie: Medical Center: "Countdown"

Stephen Gallagher: Valley of Lights and The Hidden

Todd Mason: "Fanfare for a Death Scene" (the unsold pilot for the series Stryker) (available on Netflix and Amazon streaming)

Yvette Banek: Christmas Silly Symphonies

One of the most insane things I remember seeing on television in my early adolescence was a random catch of this busted pilot, from the same Daystar Productions that were responsible for the original series of The Outer Limits, the latter-day western Stoney Burke, and still the only Esperanto-dialog feature film, the horror flick Incubus (starring William Shatner, doing his best with the manufactured language, a year or so before moving onto a series that would spawn at least one more popular Intentional language). The series was meant to be named Stryker, after Richard Egan's character John Stryker, who is so damned important to the world that his car has special not really licence plates, not vanity plates, that simply read "JS"...and why not, since Stryker is an amalgam of Batman (sans costume), Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, while also now a major industrialist who sees his responsibility as to provide as many jobs as possible...and that's the least improbable aspect of this childish creation. Embittered by the US government's unwillingness to see that the greatest threat to the US is not the large Leninist powers, but that all are equally threatened by the shadow organization led by the descendant of Genghis Khan (who is played by Telly Savalas, of course, in perhaps his first Yul Brynner sub role), Stryker has left government service...till the President pleads with Stryker to come back to find a literally mad scientist, Burgess Meredith, who holds the tech specs of All, every one, of the US's most top-secret military weapons in his mind...but these days more or less fantasizes that he is trumpeter Al Hirt. To tell much more is to needlessly spoil the joy of this ineptly-written, reasonably to very well-acted, beautifully shot (thanks mostly to Conrad Hall) telefilm, which you really should see (even as the running time has been padded a bit by inclusion of all the footage taken of airplanes taking off and landing) I failed to remember that I've put it in a 2011 entry in this series:

Television films have had a tendency to be bland, even when promising to revel in salacious material (hitting all the stops in notoriety from The War Game through Born Innocent to Mother May I Sleep with Danger? and Little Ladies of the Night), and shallow; only occasionally do we encounter the truly lunatic film-for-television, but some can stand proudly in this "alternative" (in the sense that Bill Pronzini applies this adjective to Harry Stephen Keeler's fiction, and others') field...and one such item is Fanfare for a Death Scene, co-written and directed by The Outer Limits creator Leslie Stevens, and one of the most joyously ridiculous crime/espionage dramas one can hope to encounter, straight out of the same well of creativity that led Stevens to also produce the only feature-length horror film in Esperanto, Incubus. Somehow, Stevens managed to get a script approved for the Kraft Suspense Theater [actually, dusted off for play in that series, presumably] which involves a disinterested Richard Egan seeking out a defecting scientist amidst a swirl that includes a crazed Burgess Meredith mistaking himself for Al Hirt, with the rest of the cast filled in by such stalwarts as Ed Asner, Tina Louise, Telly Savalas, Khigh Dhiegh (born Kenneth Dickerson, after The Manchurian Candidate  but before Hawaii Five-0) and Viveca Lindfors. The climax is hilarious [and very abrupt, as if the budget was utterly spent; Stephen Bowie notes in his first post on the film that the original cut includes footage of Savalas chortling and promising this won't be the end of his perfidy, to set him up as the Fu Manchu/Wo Fat of this series]]; the entirety of the episode/telefilm, as the [then] only commenter on IMDb notes correctly, is surreal. It's genuinely fascinating in the way that a Stevens production gone wrong, as with several Outer Limits episodes and Incubus, can be...and you probably won't be wishing you were watching something else while it plays...and I'm happy to report that I've just discovered that Netflix is streaming this alternative classic, so that gray-market discs don't have to be relied upon. I shall have to reacquaint myself. [ I have since done, via Amazon streaming, where it's free.]

Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday Music Club on Monday: some soundtrack music

from Who Fears the Devil? (aka The Legend of Hillbilly John): 
"The Devil" by Hoyt Axton

from the television series Legacy (which used it as opening theme)
"The Mummer's Dance" by Loreena McKennitt (longer edit/"album cut" with best audio)

"Walk On Boy" (Doc Watson's recording is the soundtrack for the short film starting at 4:17)

The Dillards and Maggie Peterson: "There Is a Time" (from The Andy Griffith Show):

"Chove Chuva" performed by Miriam Makeba, Sivuca, Leopoldo Fleming, Jr. and William Salter...perhaps cheating a bit since this from a concert for Swedish television, but I think I'll forgive myself...

"Unsquare Dance" by the Brubeck Quartet featuring Joe Morello (used as the opening theme to Emma Thompson's series Thompson as well as providing the soundtrack to this number taken from an Australian concert program, The Craven Filter Special):

Charles Mingus in Mingus: Charles Mingus 1968 (a documentary)

please see also:
Sunday's "Forgotten" Soundtracks: 3rd Streamers John Lewis (ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW) and Dave Brubeck (MR. BROADWAY) for crime drama, David Amram's Beat

Sunday, December 23, 2012

still another 10 actors

Susanna Thompson
Sharon Leal
Vivian Wu
Kelly Hu
Sara Martins
Helena Bonham Carter
Sheryl Lee
Liz Vassey
Elizabeth Peña
Greta Scacchi


Friday, December 21, 2012

WHO FEARS THE DEVIL? (and its variations) by Manly Wade Wellman

This book has been addressed previously, in one or another of its various editions, in the "Forgotten" Books roundelay by at least two reviewers, but I haven't taken my informal but discrete swipe at this wonderful book, yet, which among other things includes one of the three stories I first think of when I think of Christmas horror fiction...the other two being, unsurprisingly, A Christmas Carol and Donald Westlake's "Nackles"...but "On the Hills and Everywhere" might be even more triumphal than the well as as much rooted in folklore and as seamlessly integrating its original elements as the "Curt Clark" short story.
Some tiny bits of this are sf... 

(the Contento index:)
Who Fears the Devil? Manly Wade Wellman (Arkham House, 1963, $4.00, 213pp, hc) [John]
  • · John’s My Name · vi *
  • · O Ugly Bird! · ss F&SF Dec ’51
  • · Why They’re Named That · vi *
  • · One Other · ss F&SF Aug ’53
  • · Then I Wasn’t Alone · vi F&SF Mar ’62; Wonder as I Wander, gp
  • · Shiver in the Pines · ss F&SF Feb ’55
  • · You Know the Tale of Hoph · vi F&SF Mar ’62; Wonder as I Wander, gp
  • · Old Devlins Was A-Waiting · ss F&SF Feb ’57
  • · Find the Place Yourself · vi F&SF Mar ’62; Wonder as I Wander, gp
  • · The Desrick on Yandro · ss F&SF Jun ’52
  • · The Stars Down There · vi F&SF Mar ’62; Wonder as I Wander, gp
  • · Vandy, Vandy · ss F&SF Mar ’53
  • · Blue Monkey · vi F&SF Mar ’62; Wonder as I Wander, gp
  • · Dumb Supper [“Call Me from the Valley”] · ss F&SF Mar ’54
  • · I Can’t Claim That · vi F&SF Mar ’62; Wonder as I Wander, gp
  • · The Little Black Train · ss F&SF Aug ’54
  • · Who Else Could I Count On · vi F&SF Mar ’62; Wonder as I Wander, gp
  • · Walk Like a Mountain · ss F&SF Jun ’55
  • · None Wiser for the Trip · vi *
  • · On the Hills and Everywhere · ss F&SF Jan ’56
  • · Nary Spell · vi *
  • · Nine Yards of Other Cloth · ss F&SF Nov ’58

Lee Brown Coye's cover
for the Arkham House 1st edition
John, or John the Balladeer, or Silver John, a wandering collector of folk songs (and as such, a deft recasting of the minstrels of the past and various sorts of historical fiction) in Appalachia, also spends more than a little of his time and effort in confronting supernatural (and some natural) evils and injustices, and helping the people he meets, in the mountain communities he passes through, vanquish, when possible, these troubles. The stories thus cast John, whose surname is never given, as a sort of psychic detective and troubleshooter, a knight errant as well as minstrel, in the often isolated communities of the mid-century present day in which the stories were set and written...albeit communities where not too much has changed since, say, West Virginia separated from the Old Dominion during the Civil War, to stay with the union and Not make common cause with the would-be aristocrats of the eastern and southern counties.  The magical properties of silver, as in the strings of his guitar, play no small part in many of  the stories collected here.

John was not the first series character of his sort Wellman wrote Weird Tales (and its short-lived competitor Strange Stories),  Wellman had contributed fiction about the not too dissimilar Judge Pursuivant and John Thunstone, and when Wellman toward the end of his career began writing short novels about John the Balladeer (five were published), he also wrote two about Thunstone. But it was John, who began his adventures in the pages of the then-new The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (after two sort-of proto-John stories for Weird Tales, which the "Planet Stories" edition includes), wherein Wellman was most elegantly able to bring together his passion for history, folklore (and particularly that dealing with the supernatural), music and the culture of his adopted homeland of North Carolina (albeit he was a fixture of Chapel Hill, not, on balance, the most Appalachian of NC cities).  I haven't read all his work (I particularly look forward to some of his folklore-collection and historical nonfiction), but these are masterpieces among his contributions, which also included further fantasy (folkloric and otherwise), historical fiction (western and otherwise) and science fiction.

As demonstrated here, there have been a number of editions of this volume (many augmented by the addition of later or earlier stories or related matter), after its initial publication by Arkham House in 1963.  The first paperback, Ballantine's, ludicrously plasters "science fiction" across the cover, in the hope in those days before the consistent popularity of Tolkien and Stephen King that some readers might take a flier on a collection of horror and dark fantasy stories.  That's the first edition I picked up, as well, in the late '70s, since even though the amateurish if well-intentioned film Who Fears the Devil? (aka The Legend of Hillbilly John) had been (barely) released in the early '70s, the book had not yet been given the relatively consistent in-print status it has achieved since.  The shortlived Dell Fantasy line got it out not too long after I picked up my copy, and Karl Edward Wagner, who became a great friend and editor/publisher of Wellman, wrote the introduction to the first "augmented" edition (newer stories added), from Baen Books, John the Balladeer.

Owls Hoot in the Daytime and Other Omens (Night Shade, 2003)  was the final book in John Pelan's five-volume selected short fiction set of Wellman's work, published after his death and furthering what Wagner and his fellow Wellman acolyte David Drake had done with their 1973 Carcosa House omnibus of Wellman short fiction, Worse Things Waiting and, in 1981, Carcosa following that with Lonely Vigils, which collected stories of Pursuivant, Thunstone and one about another such explorer, Nathan Enderby.  Owls is the volume devoted to the stories of John, and includes Karl Wagner's introduction and an afterword by Wagner's predecessor as editor of The Year's Best Horror Stories, Gerald W. Page.

In the comments after George Kelley's FFB entry for this edition, Paizo Press editor Pierce Watters notes that this volume of the "Planet Stories" series of reprints (named after, and using the last logo from, the important sf adventure magazine of the 1940s and '50s), this was his favorite...of course, it was also the one with the least to do with that magazine or its legacy, as well, though Wellman did write some space opera and other sfnal adventure fiction during his career; his most famous sf work being the novella "Twice in Time".  Wagner's introduction to John the Balladeer is reprinted here, with a new intro by Mike Resnick.

(Not entirely out of chauvinism, I omit the hideous UK paperback edition's cover.)

Randy Johnson's fine review of several of these editions.
For more of today's books, please see Patti Abbott's blog.
Charles Rutledge's photo of a copy Wellman autographed for Karl Wagner's father.
Bill Crider's photo of the back cover of Find My Killer.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kindertotenlieder (public broadcasting on the implications of the Newtown shootings, and related matter).

PBS, Friday, 8-9pm ET (though the legend on the videoclip incorrectly cites the 22nd as the date): 

Watch Preview: After Newtown on PBS. See more from After Newtown.

And...Syndicated to public stations, beginning Saturday, 3pm ET:

One week after the devastation at Sandy Hook Elementary School, numerous questions remain regarding the events that led up to this unthinkable catastrophe. Many of the issues have become all too familiar, and the questions seem to be asked after every similar national tragedy.

Public television will address community issues and concerns and seek out answers by further delving into key topics stemming from recent events with What Next After Newtown: What Our Country and Communities Can Do, airing Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (Check local listings.) The three-hour special, from WLIW/WNET, provides an in-depth analysis of issues featuring a variety of perspectives in an effort to spark a nationwide conversation about long-term solutions.

The event will be offered to public television stations by WLIW/WNET.

"This is a profoundly difficult topic that has hit our community very close to home," says WNET President and CEO Neal Shapiro. "We felt we could play a valuable role in advancing a thoughtful discussion about healing and changing by taking an in-depth look at some of the key issues being discussed in this tragedy's aftermath."

Expanding on the discussions brought forth from the PBS special After Newtown airing on Friday, December 20, What Next After Newtown fully investigates the vital concerns raised by the recent tragedies via six half-hour segments. The segments, which will include an optional local insert produced by the individual stations that choose to run the special, address a range of important topics that weigh heavily on the country and look deeply into the individual issues, exploring what they mean for the nation, for families, schools, and communities. (Stations have the flexibility to air all or part of the three-hour event.)

The segment topics include:
Accessibility of weapons
Violence in the media
Talking to children and finding a path to healing
School security
Public policy and mental illness
The mind of troubled shooters

Need to Know co-hosts Jeff Greenfield and Maria Hinojosa, and Nightly Business Report co-anchor Susie Gharib will serve as co-anchors for the special event with other prominent newscasters to be announced.

The program will be live-streamed to national audiences at and will be available after broadcast. Viewers can learn more about the issues discussed on PBS programs at the website and are also encouraged to join the national conversation by using the Twitter hashtag #AfterNewtown.

Executive-in-charge: Neal Shapiro. Senior Executive Producer: Diane Masciale. Executive Producers: Mary Lockhart and Sally Garner.

What Next After Newtown: What Our Country and Communities Can Do is a production of WLIW/ WNET in New York.

For more information, visit:

The World network (usually on the secondary or tertiary digital broadcast feeds of your local PBS station group) has announced Thursday their schedule for running both programs:

December NATIONAL changes

The 60 min. special AFTER NEWTOWN will air on WORLD on Sat, 12/22 at the times listed below. Please also see notes about eliminated breaks in italics.

Sat, 12/22/12 06:00:00-07:00:00 EST AFTER NEWTOWN (Replaces INSIDE WASHINGTON #2436 and WASHINGTON WEEK #5225)

Sat, 12/22/12 14:00:00-15:00:00 EST AFTER NEWTOWN (Replaces NEED TO KNOW #267 and INSIDE WASHINGTON #2436)

Sat, 12/22/12 20:00:00-21:00:00 EST AFTER NEWTOWN (Replaces WASHINGTON WEEK #5225 and MCLAUGHLIN GROUP #3052)

The 3-hour special WHAT NEXT AFTER NEWTOWN: WHAT OUR COUNTRY AND COMMUNITIES CAN DO will air on WORLD on Sat, 12/22 at the times listed below.



Glenn Greenwald has a roundup of coverage of US drone strikes and their youthful collateral damage, which includes a link to this video/trailer for a forthcoming documentary:

19 April 1995, Murrah Federal Bldg.,
 Oklahoma City

And...spare a thought...for a similar sort of attack....and result...


    America's Kids Child Development Center
  • Miss Baylee Almon, 1, Oklahoma City.
  • Danielle Nicole Bell, 15 months, Oklahoma City.
  • Zachary Taylor Chavez, 3, Oklahoma City.
  • Dana LeAnne Cooper, 24, Moore.
  • Anthony Christopher Cooper II, 2, Moore.
  • Antonio Ansara Cooper, Jr., 6 months, Midwest City.
  • Aaron M. Coverdale, 5 1/2, Oklahoma City.
  • Elijah S. Coverdale, 2 1/2, Oklahoma City.
  • Jaci Rae Coyne, 14 months, Moore.
  • Brenda Faye Daniels, 42, Oklahoma City.
  • Taylor Santoi Eaves, 8 months, Midwest City.
  • Tevin D'Aundrae Garrett, 16 months, Midwest City.
  • Kevin "Lee" Gottshall II, 6 months, Norman.
  • Wanda Lee Howell, 34, Spencer.
  • Blake Ryan Kennedy, 1 1/2, Amber.
  • Dominique Ravae (Johnson)-London, 2, Oklahoma City.
  • Chase Dalton Smith, 3, Oklahoma City.
  • Colton Wade Smith, 2, Oklahoma City.

  • Scott D. Williams, 24, Tuttle.