Comedian zeroes in on the 'dark' humor of US politics, GOP leaders with satirical websites

Comedian zeroes in on the ‘dark’ humor of US politics, GOP leaders with satirical websites

Writer and creator Toby Morton, 51, never really focused on politics in his work, he tells Sheila F…
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The Bigger Picture: All the President’s Men and the politics of paranoia – Houston Public Media

Examining how films of the 1970s were influenced by the politics of the era. Fifty years ago this month, a group of burglars broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to wiretap the building. This was the inciting incident for what ultimately became the Watergate Scandal, resulting in the resignation of Pres. Richard Nixon in 1974. Two of the men responsible for reporting on the initial story about the break-in and its ties to the Nixon administration were Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. And in 1976 their efforts were adapted into a feature film: All the President’s Men. Starring Robert Redford as Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein, the film came during a period in American cinema that was heavily influenced by the politics of the day. After the revelations of Watergate, filmgoing audiences were introduced to a new genre of thrillers focused on conspiracies and political secrets, with examples like The Parallax View from 1974 and Three Days of the Condor in 1975, also starring Redford. In this month’s installment of The Bigger Picture, where Houston Matters examines social and cultural issues in film, we consider the effect politics have on cinema and how that relates to today’s political climate. In the audio above, producer Joshua Zinn talks with Rice University film professor Charles Dove. Posted on June 22, 2022 · On Wednesday’s show: Former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is settling 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits women have filed accusing him of sexual assault and harassment. Also we discuss the week in politics and reflect on how the loss of the Shamrock Hotel changed historic preservation in Houston. Tags ballpark lofts Biju Sukumaran Deshaun Watson historic preservation history I-45 Expansion Jeff Lindemann Lydia Schrandt Oldest Houston Political Roundup politics preservation houston Shamrock Hotel Posted on June 17, 2022 · On Friday’s show: On the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, we discuss how the ensuing scandal changed the country and casts a shadow on politics today. And we preview some Juneteenth events and programs. Posted on June 16, 2022 · On Thursday’s show: New York Times correspondent Jonathan Martin discusses his book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future. And we visit Juneteenth historical sites in Galveston. Tags 2020 election capitol insurrection democracy galveston gambling january 6 Jonathan Martin juneteenth New York Times politics texas parks and wildlife This Will Not Pass US Supreme Court wildlife conservation Posted on June 15, 2022 · On Wednesday’s show: In a double dose of our weekly political roundup, we recap the Jan. 6 hearings and find out why county leaders are proposing a billion-dollar bond package. And we visit Harris County’s Emergency Operations Center at Houston TranStar. Tags bond referendum emergency management Father’s Day fathers harris county Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management hurricane preparedness jan. 6 insurrection Political Roundup politics TranStar Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on HPM Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews for Houston… Get highlights, trending news, and behind-the-scenes insights from Houston Public Media delivered to your inbox each week. Houston Public Media is supported with your gifts to the Houston Public Media Foundation and is licensed to the University of Houston
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