Mike McGinn, Mayor
12/22/2011 2:34:00 PM
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Jim Page, the True Patriot Network, and the 2011 Film Critics Wrap in SEATTLE CHANNEL’s Viewerguide for December 22 - December 29
New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21
Jim Page: 40 Years in Seattle
Premieres Thurs., Dec. 22, 8:30 p.m.
This 90-minute, in-concert special captures one of Seattle's most beloved and politically savvy songwriters: Jim Page. The occasion: A sold-out concert celebrating his 40 years playing music in Seattle filmed in the intimate surroundings of the Seattle Public Theatre at the Bathhouse on Green Lake. Many of Page's musical collaborators join in the celebration, including Artis the Spoonman, nightingale Erin Corday, dobro virtuoso Orville Johnson, harmonica soulster Grant Dermody and 12-string slide guitar wonder Sam Weis.
Watch the show at www.seattlechannel.org/FrontRow.
What's the Economy For, Anyway?
Premieres Monday, Dec. 26, 11 a.m.
Local activists John de Graaf and David Batker tackle 13 economic issues, challenging us to consider the point of our economy and setting forth a simple goal for any economic system: the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run.
Watch the show at www.seattlechannel.org/TownSquare
Extreme Makeover: Government Edition
Premieres Monday, Dec. 26, 4 p.m.
Hear what Seattle pundits think would supply the "fix" at the Muni League's "Extreme Makeover: Government Edition" or "How to improve our government in 5 minute soap box speeches".
Watch the show at www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=5011141
Government—What's it Good For?
Premieres Monday, Dec. 26, 5 p.m.
The size and scope of government has become one of the most contested issues in American politics. David Callahan, co-founder of the public policy center Demos, debates Yaron Brook, President of The Ayn Rand Institute, on the proper role of government.
Watch the show at www.seattlechannel.org/AmericanPodium
Democracy as a Garden
Premieres Mon., Dec. 26, 6:30 p.m.
The Seattle creators of the True Patriot Network suggest viewing democracy as a garden: functioning best according to the tendencies of nature, but also requiring vision, tending, and an understanding of connected ecosystems. Watch episodes of Town Square at: www.seattlechannel.org/townsquare.
Fighting for Progress in the Obama Era
Premieres Mon., Dec. 26, 8 p.m.
Three years after the 2008 presidential election-says Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel-it's clear that it will take more than one election (and one person) to reshape American politics and repair the damage wreaked by a decade of conservative rule. Watch episodes of American Podium at: www.seattlechannel.org/AmericanPodium.
Seattle Voices with Eric Liu
Premieres Tue., Dec. 27, 7 p.m.
Carlo Scandiuzzi is Executive Director of ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, and has championed the company's innovative initiatives like the ACT Pass, Central Heating Lab and other community building projects.
Watch the shows at: www.seattlechannel.org/SeattleVoices.
Dr. Lorraine McConaghy: New Land, North of Columbia
Premieres Tues., Dec. 27 at 11 p.m
MOHAI's award-winning Public Historian, Dr. Lorraine McConaghy discusses her book New Land, North of the Columbia, a definitive history of the place we call Washington, from 1853 to the present day.
An Evening With
2011 Film Critics Wrap at the Frye
Premieres Thurs., Dec. 29 at 9 p.m
It's the annual celebration of the best and worst in the movie year, as a panel of Seattle's film critics sort through the highs and lows of 2011. High praise, withering invective, and delicious disagreements are guaranteed.
Watch episodes of An Evening With at: www.seattlechannel.org/AnEveningWith.
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