James Thurber: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Omnibus - James Thurber
a) James Thurber, Man and Boy, a profile with interview - 20 mins;
TALKBACK LIVE
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MOVIE TRAILERS
THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES (1960) JAMES THURBER COMEDY. WITH PETER SELLERS, ROBERT MORELY, CONTANCE CUMMINGS. MAN VS WOMAN. SILLY MURDER ATTEMPTS. SCOTLAND; BAGPIPE MARCHING BAND.
INTERVIEW THURBER / WNT
INTERVIEW JAMES THURBER, PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, FOR A WNT SPOT ON THE CLINTON PRESIDENCY.
AFP-66AF 35mm Nitrate, WRS# 132-13 VTM-66AF Beta SP (IN-HOUSE TRANSFER 11 16 95. MAY USE ONLY IF IT IS APPARENT THAT SHOT IS FROM A TRAILER)
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY - TRAILER
THURBER AWARD (09/05/1997)
Someone has stolen the "Tony Award" that was given to James Thurber in 1960. The trophy was taken from Thurber's home and museum in Columbus.
Elliott Nugent --playwright, director, actor -- who collaborated with James Thurber, discusses Thurber and reads from his work. Actors and the "Bill Baird's puppets" recreate a Thurber story. 1958. Elliott Nugent --playwright, director, actor -- who collaborated with James Thurber, discusses Thurber and reads from his work. Actors recreate a Thurber story. 1:19 Program host Jim MacAndrew discusses Thurber and his wit, what a critic called "A mixture of laughing gas and deadly nightshade." Nugent is introduced. 2:05 Nugent reads from Thurber's "My Life And Hard Times" and reminisces about knowing Thurber since their college days together. 7:37 Nugent reads from Thurber's parable "The Wren and the Cricket" about a wren who wins a musical competition by flattering the judge, a cricket. The moral: it is not always more blessed to give than to receive and a bribe can often get you what you want. The story is performed by Bill Baird's hand puppets and shadow puppets. 7:33 Two actors perform a Thurber short story about two strangers meeting by chance in a cafe. The woman thinks she has bought a detective story, ( instead she picked up a copy of "Macbeth.") They proceed to dissect it as a whodunit, suspecting everyone of the murder... except Macbeth and his wife. 5:16 Nugent reads Thurber's parable in pictures, "The Last Flower" about the end of civilization, the rebuilding of civilization, its destruction once again by war, and the only remaining woman, man and flower (so the cycle can begin again). Thurber dedicated this to his daughter in the hope that she has a better world than his to live in. Elliot Nugent, actor / director / playwright Bill Baird's puppets
Omnibus - This Little Kitty Stayed Cool
e) This Little Kitty Stayed Cool, an original teleplay by James Thurber, with Carol Channing, Elliott Reid - 6 mins
Daypkg: Democratic Ethics (11/04/1996)
Today Mary Miller will look at the ethical problems Clinton will face in a second term if he wins tomorrow's election.
TALKBACK LIVE
/n00:00:00:00 /nTOPIC: Is Bill Clinton an Asset or A Liability to Al Gore?; GUESTS: Janet Parshall, Family Research Council; Tavis Smiley, host, 'Bet Tonight'; James Thurber, American U. ...
Congressional Pork / James Thurber Interview / WNT
CONGRESSIONAL PORK - WNT Interview with James Thurber, head of the Institute for the Study of Congress and the Presidency. by speakerphone
Charles Bukowski: number 7
Omnibus - Remarkable Case of Mr. Bruhl
d) The Remarkable Case of Mr. Bruhl, adapted from the James Thurber short story; narrated by Edward Everett Horton with Elliott Nugent et al. - 25 mins
Green island in the middle of the sea
Election Wrap Insert (11/04/1998)
AS LOCAL ELECTION RETURNS CONTINUE TO POUR IN... THEY'RE WATCHING WITH HIGH ANTICIPATION AT THE WHITE HOUSE TONIGHT. THE FINAL TALLIES WILL SET THE COURSE FOR THE REMAINDER OF PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON'S CAREER -- AND POSSIBLY INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF HIS UPCOMING IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS. FOR MORE ON THAT WE GO TO LEE ANN NECESSARY ON CAPITOL HILL...
Author and humorist James Thurber talks with Jim Brosnan, a professional baseball player and author of "The Long Season", about the upcoming World Series (1960) sports in general, and their different approaches to writing. Thurber talks about a short story he wrote about baseball. They exchange funny stories about the sport and the people involved in it. They give their definitions of a baseball fan, and each remembers when he first saw a real baseball game. Thurber thinks Brosnan is a very fine writer. Brosnan explains how he wrote his book in between baseball practices. 1960. Author and humorist James Thurber talks with Jim Brosnan, a professional baseball player and author of "The Long Season", about the upcoming World Series (1960) sports in general, and their different approaches to writing. Thurber talks about a short story he wrote about baseball. They exchange funny stories about the sport and the people involved in it. They give their definitions of a baseball fan, and each remembers when he first saw a real baseball game. Thurber thinks Brosnan is a very fine writer. Brosnan explains how he wrote his book in between baseball practices. Includes Thurber's drawings of a home plate hassle. Produced by John McGiffert, Directed by John Desmond, Writer Joseph Hurley. Air date 10/2/60. 24 mins. James Thurber, author and humorist Jim Brosnan, professional baseball player and author of "The Long Season"
INSIDE POLITICS
/n00:00:00:00 /nTOPICS: Gore Campaign fine tunes VP speech; Midwest's views on gun control could shape natl debate; America tunes out TV news for the Intenet; GUESTS: Andrew Kohut, Dir, Pew ...
MEANDERING MESSGAE
INTERVIEW WITH JAMES THURBER FOR A NIGHTLINE PIECE ON PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 'S CONFUSED MESSAGE
SaintTropez and Sempé
BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS
INTERVIEW WITH JAMES THURBER OF THE CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL STUDIES INSTITUTE AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY.
Omnibus - The Remarkable Case of Mr. Bruhl
a) Alistair Cooke interviews the Casadesus family of classical pianists - Robert, Gaby, and Jean - 14 mins; b) Decision for Chemistry - 17 mins; c) True or False? a demonstration of the detection of art forgeries by art expert M. M. Van Dantzig - 16 mins; d) The Remarkable Case of Mr. Bruhl, adapted from the James Thurber short story; narrated by Edward Everett Horton with Elliott Nugent et al. - 25 mins
INSIDE POLITICS
/n00:00:00:00 /nHOST: Frank Sesno; GUESTS: Sen Paul Coverdell (R-GA), Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL); TOPIC: Gov George W Bush's candidacy for President and cooperation with Congression; GUESTS: Kate ...