Whew. Betty White and Sidney Poitier in one week. 2022 is coming out swinging, isn't it?
I'm seeing all sorts of clips from Poitier's incredible movies, but I thought I'd share one from a press conference, wherein he takes the reporters to task for being too narrowly focused on the negative, the riots of the summer of 1968, and as he worded it, the "negro-ness" of his life. The entire vintage clip is only 3 minutes or so, but the question and answer session begins about half-way through the video, and it's worth listening to the entire thing.
"I am artist, man, American, contemporary...I am an awful lot of things. So I wish you would pay me the respect due, and not simply ask me about those things."
Rest in Power, Sir.
Presenting your Sunday morning TV line-up:
- CBS “Face the Nation”: Speaker Nancy Pelosi … New York City Mayor Eric Adams … Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger … David Becker … Scott Gottlieb.
- ABC “This Week”: Secretary of State Antony Blinken … Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) … Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). Panel: Jonathan Karl, Chris Christie, Donna Brazile and Julie Pace.
- FOX “Fox News Sunday,” guest-anchored by Bret Baier: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez … House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) … CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. Panel: Karl Rove, Gillian Turner and Juan Williams.
- NBC “Meet the Press”: Ezekiel Emanuel … Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot … Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.). Panel: Peter Alexander, Cornell Belcher, Sara Fagen and Anna Palmer.
- MSNBC “The Sunday Show”: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) … Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) … Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) … Fiona Hill … Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) … Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).
- CNN “State of the Union”: Secretary of State Antony Blinken … New York City Mayor Eric Adams … Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
- CNN “Inside Politics”: Panel: Jonathan Martin, Catherine Lucey, Eva McKend, Paul Kane and Ashish Jha.
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