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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Civic-minded jeweler Herb Bridge, the history of Bumbershoot and segregation in Seattle
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8/23/2012  3:40:00 PM
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Civic-minded jeweler Herb Bridge, the history of Bumbershoot and segregation in Seattle

New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21

Ask the MayorAsk the Mayor
Airs next on Friday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Mayor Mike McGinn visited our studios yesterday for the monthly, live call-in show Ask the Mayor with host Brian Callanan. Hear what the mayor had to say on a range of city topics including what's next with the DOJ agreement on police reforms, the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace, neighborhood transit, the proposed sports arena and a new city ordinance that will require Seattle businesses to provide paid sick leave to their workers. Watch it now!

Seattle VoicesSeattle Voices with Eric Liu
Herb Bridge, civic-minded jeweler
PremieresTuesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.

Affectionately known as "Mr. Downtown," Herb Bridge is a successful businessman, a naval officer who served in two wars and a Seattle civic leader and philanthropist with decades of service to the community. In 1955, Herb and brother Bob Bridge took over the family jewelry store Ben Bridge at 4th Avenue and Pike Street. Over the years, they built a chain of some 75 shops from Minnesota to Hawaii. Watch it now!

Play it Again: favorite features from our archives

Big Night OutFrom the Archives
Big Night Out
Thursday, Aug. 23, 9 p.m.

We hit rewind back to our premiere episode of Big Night Out, a monthly variety show that featured fab Seattle talent. This March 2007 episode filmed before a live audience at Columbia City Theatre featured indie rock from The Senate, The Shorewood High Step Team Berry Molasses, Unexpected Productions, Deal's Number Quartet, The Aerialistas, Bernard Hezan and much more. Watch it now!

Bumbershoot ChroniclesFrom the Archives
Bumbershoot Chronicles - The First 30 Years
Thursday, Aug. 23, 11 p.m.

It's the biggest Seattle Labor Day tradition and the city's oldest music and arts festival. But Bumbershoot had humble beginnings. It began as a city-funded festival with a $25,000 budget and was called "Mayor's Arts Festival" or "Festival '71," promising "fun for everyone." Local historian Paul Dorpat provides a retrospective of Bumbershoot's first 30 years. Watch it now!

American PodiumFrom the Archives
American Podium: Discovery Institute Presents Dr. Jay Richards
Sunday, Aug. 26, 5 p.m.

Dr. Jay Richards discusses a recent book he co-authored, Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family and Freedom Before it's too Late, which tackles the controversial political issues facing conservative Christians today. He is joined by Discovery Institute Sr. Fellow George Gilder to discuss the institute's new Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality. Watch it now!

Christopher HitchensFrom the Archives
Christopher Hitchens: God Is Not Great
Sunday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m.

The late author and journalist Christopher Hitchens makes a case against religion in God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. With a close reading of the major religious texts, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason in this June 2007 presentation at Town Hall Seattle. Watch it now!

Dr. James GregoryFrom the Archives
Dr. James Gregory: The History of Segregation in Seattle
Monday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.

For much of its history Seattle was a segregated city. People of color were excluded from most jobs, most neighborhoods and schools, and many businesses. James Gregory, history professor and project director of the Civil Rights and Labor History Project at UW, explores the history of civil rights activism and str

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