CBS Sunday Morning on November 16, 2014
The cover story is by Tracy Smith on "can do" pep talks. Second, Lee Cowan on Katey Sagal, of Married With Children. Third, Martha Teichner on UGa9, the bulldog mascot of the University of Georgia.
Fourth, Anthony Mason on Mark Ruffalo. Fifth, Rita Braver; Steve Hartman; David Edelstein.
Headlines: Another American has been beheaded by ISIS. Charlie Daggeta reports. Separately, a video showed a mass beheading of twelve others. A surgeon with Ebola in Nebraska. Obama at G20 meeting. Open enrollment for Obamacare. Allegations against Bill Cosby. Weather: the polar plunge.
"Make the experience part of the conversation." I can do it, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Think good thoughts and good things will surely follow. We have been programmed about what we can't do. There are more than 40,000 paid speakers, about 1/3 of which are motivational.
Author Jonathan Black on the impulse to improve. Mention of Pericles, Patrick Henry and Patton. Zig Ziegler: now is the best time. Tony Robbins. Brian Palmer of the National Speakers Bureau. Chris Farley's SNL sketch on motivational speakers. Palmer: measure time between laughs or responses (a la Phyllis Diller). Josh Shipp: hope over adversity. Youth Speaker University (YSU). Undefinable "it factor." Success is not going to be easy, free, or overnight. Henry Ford: whether you believe you can or whether believe you can't, you are probably correct. You don't have to be sick to get better.
Nov. 16, 1904. John Ambrose Fleming patented the thermionic valve. But note from wikipedia:
In 1904, [Fleming]invented the two-electrode vacuum-tube rectifier, which he called the oscillation valve, for which he received a patent on 16 November. It was also called a thermionic valve, vacuum diode, kenotron, thermionic tube, or Fleming valve. The Supreme Court of the United States later invalidated the patent because of an improper disclaimer and, additionally, maintained the technology in the patent was known art when filed. This invention is often considered to have been the beginning of electronics, for this was the first vacuum tube. Fleming's diode was used in radio receivers and radars for many decades afterwards, until it was superseded by solid state electronic technology more than 50 years later.
Pulse: the turnout in the last election of about 1/3 of eligible voters was the worst
turnout in 72 years.
Skilled costume designers done by Rita Braver. Ann Roth. Glenn Close in "A Delicate Balance." Wikipedia notes: [Roth's] more than one hundred screen credits include The World of Henry Orient, Midnight Cowboy, Klute, Working Girl, Silkwood, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Mambo Kings, The Birdcage, Primary Colors, Cold Mountain, Closer, Freedomland, The Good Shepherd, Margot at the Wedding, Mamma Mia, and Evening.
Brenda Vaccaro in Midnight Cowboy nude scene. Clips of Roth in eastern Pennsylvania. Every detail matters to Roth. An Oscar for The English Patient. Roth: I want something overwhelming that just going to knock you out.
Lee Cowan on Katey Sagal. Sons of Anarchy. Hamlet on Harleys. It's always been about the music. She has recorded three albums, including "Covered." Boris Sagal, her father, directed episodes of the Twilight Zone and the Man from U.N.C.L.E. She sang backup for Bette Middler. Rehearsed with Bob Dylan. Later: drugs and alcohol. She now has been sober for 28 years. Kurt Sutter. She has a different energy up there [on stage.]
European Space Agency. Lander bounced twice. Rosetta is the mother ship; Philae the lander.
UGA IX was named by USA Today as the best mascot in college football. In 1956, Sonny Siler was in law school; got white English bulldog puppy. For 58 years, the Siler family shares bull dogs. Uga has a wikipedia entry. 1982 UGa IV with Hershel Walker. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Kevin Spacey. In the movie, Sonny Siler played the judge. UGa wears what Georgia players wear. Charles Siler. Licence plate UGa IX.
UGa goes from Savanah to Athens in 60degF temperature. UGa gets a bath before each game.
The dog walk.
Sunday Morning does a reprise of Steve Hartman on former NFL center Jason Brown.
Lewisburg, North Carolina. Sweet potatoes. A life of service.
Story on the Cagwins. Amanda and Ed. Hawlow Cagwin. Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Scott Strazzante first visited Harlow and Jean Cagwin's 114-acre farm in the spring of 1994, to snap photos for a newspaper story about people who raised farm animals in suburban Chicago. He would return over the years, as the land was turned into sites for dozens of homes. See A changing landscape in "Common Ground"
On Monday, "word of the year." Tuesday: a very Grammy Christmas. Wednesday: national ginger bread house competition. Thursday. Prince Harry Polo. Friday. World hello day.
Saturday: world duck calling contest.
David Edelstein. Documentary. DocNYC: 150 films and events. Robert Kenner: Merchants of Doubt. Happy Valley on Joe Paterno. CitizenFour. Finding Vivian Meyer. Tales of the Grim Sleeper. Dumb reality shows which turn reality into a side show.
Next week. Eat, Drink and Be Merry. The Sunday Morning food issue.
Moment of nature by Viking River Cruises. The Texas side of Caddo Lake. Lots of Spanish moss.