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EMU athletics spending under the microscope in wake of HBO Real Sports investigation

The last time he was on the radio with me, Howard Bunsis, the president of the Eastern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), mentioned that he’d just filmed a segment for HBO’s Real Sports. The segment, he said, was going to be about EMU’s exorbitant spending on athletics, and how […]

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I’m thinking that I might need to get a TV and hook it up to the HBO

It looks to me like a reboot of Paddy Chayefsky’s Network. I’m generally against such things, but I’ve had a soft spot for Sorkin’s writing since Sports Night, and I think America could use another network news protagonist who takes it upon himself to speak truth to power. Here, as we haven’t run it in […]

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HBO’s Frat House

Somehow, up until this evening, when a friend shared a link by way of Facebook, I wasn’t aware of the controversy surrounding the 1998 HBO documentary Frat House. Apparently, the film, shot by Todd Phillips and Andrew Gurland, never aired on HBO, in spite of the fact that it won two Sundance Film Festival awards […]

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Bill Maher interviews Bill Moyers

I don’t know how much longer this will remain on YouTube, as HBO tends to yank things down pretty quickly, but I wanted to pass this along. It’s brilliant, sobering stuff. [Parts 2 and 3 can be found here.] Here’s some of what Moyers had to say on the subject of healthcare reform (transcript courtesy […]

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Let’s go pirate hunting

If I weren’t a thoroughly beaten and lifeless husk of my former self, I’d be out at the Old Miami tonight watching Quintron. If I had HBO, I’d be watching Drew Barrymore’s retelling of Grey Gardens. But, as I’m old, lazy, and cheap, I’m sitting here on my couch, reading about how Ron Paul wants […]

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