Holy frijoles, what a freakin’ week we have just had! Dueling speeches at the United Nations with Obama and Putin; PM Netanyahu calling the UN out, Russian airstrikes in Syria on CIA-rebels pushing the Pentagon to consider action against Russia, and the shooting in Oregon, to name just a few things. Wow. I don’t know about you, but I sure am ready for a bit of a break.
That said, it won’t be a total break from All Things Politics for one major reason. That would be the premier of Sharyl Attkisson’s new show, “Full Measure,” which airs Sunday morning. The Daily Signal has more about Attkisson’s new show:
[…] “Sharyl and I have been friends for 20 years,” says (Producer Batt) Humphreys. “I’ve known and I’ve worked with a lot of people and talent in this business over 30 years and 20 years at networks and believe me, I’ve worked with plenty of monsters. And she is as far from that as you can imagine.”
“She’s one of the smartest people I know, and that’s the level of engagement I like playing in,” he adds. “She’s a great storyteller.”
A Different Kind of Sunday Show
“Full Measure,” Humphreys says, will differentiate itself from the Sunday morning competition by not playing into the Washington media status quo.
“There are at least five networks that are doing specific, political chats on Sunday mornings and it’s never been my intent, nor would it be, to create another show to offer the same four or six legislators on a panel or the same experts every week to just talk about things ad nauseam,” Humphreys says. “We’re developing a broadcast that is new that has a chance to tell stories in a long-format, magazine style.”
The name for Attkisson’s show, “Full Measure,” comes from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Legal immigration is one of the taxpayer issues that Attkisson and Humphreys plan to tackle in this long-format style. They refer to it as an “untouchable topic.”
Attkisson argues she probably could not have reported on it during the latter half of her 20-year term as a reporter with CBS News’s Washington bureau.
“Many topics in the media today, it’s almost as if the media picks a right and a wrong side, and only shows you one facet,” Attkisson says. “There are plenty of stories about the positive aspects of [legal and illegal immigration]. I also argue we should be covering the costs and some of the problems that come with that as well.”
This was my favorite part of the piece on Attkisson’s new show:
When former CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson arrived at Washington’s Newseum on Wednesday night for a party celebrating the launch of her new Sunday show “Full Measure,” the only thing she seemed nervous about was whether or not she needed a ticket for admittance.
Stopping in front of the event’s check-in host before riding the glossy elevator up to the eighth floor, she asked, “Do I need a ticket or something?”
“You are the ticket!” replied an obviously tickled events manager. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
I think that says so much about Attkisson as a person. She is FEARLESS when it comes to following a story wherever it leads, but she is not full of herself. What a refreshing change…
If you would like to know where you can find her show, you can click HERE. The show will also stream live. It should be an interesting half hour.
I also wanted to share with you this great video of the Pink Glove Dance Winner of 2015, Infirmary Health from Mobile, Alabama:
Breast cancer and confidence might not seem to go together—but it is part of our patients’ success at Infirmary Health. Our confidence comes from shaking off breast cancer again and again. We consider our survivors’ celebrities who inspire us every day. Our video represents their journey ― from entering the hospital, receiving a diagnosis, undergoing treatment to ringing the bell and entering remission. As they leave the hospital, they throw back shakers to those that have inspired, danced and cheered our celebrities on along the way. This symbolizes them shaking off every step of their fight against cancer. We are committed along with numerous community partners to investing time and resources to provide the most aggressive and comprehensive treatments to shake off breast cancer. We are proud to partner with the American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division. We can’t stop, won’t stop beating breast cancer.
Infirmary Health celebrated their breast cancer survivors “shaking off” breast cancer with Taylor Swift’s, “Shake It Off” tune:
I don’t know about you, but that sure had me tapping my toes. And it is for a good cause, too. Bonus!
Before I go, I wanted to mention here something I mentioned in a comment. I will be going to Glacier National Park in Montana from October 17 – 24. To say I am excited about it is a tremendous understatement. I have been to many States in the country, but I have not been to many Western states (except the West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii). So, this will be a first for me. I cannot wait to see the kinds of sights that are featured in the video below:
And there is this one about the “Going-To-The-Sun Road”:
Stunning. Just stunning!! Oh, I just cannot wait!! I will also be able to check off Idaho since we will drive through it on our way from Spokane to a resort near Glacier National Park. Naturally, I will take lots of photos, but I also wanted to remind anyone who is interested that if you have something burning in your heart you must get out on “paper,” as it were, posts are always welcome!
That’s it for me. Now it’s your turn. This is the Weekend Open Thread.