*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*SPOILER ALERT*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Please don’t read further if you have not seen Season 3 finale yet I knew this was coming. I read that another character wanted to leave the series several months ago, knew who it was, but did not know how the character would exit. The final scenes cast a shroud over the entire […]
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*SPOILER ALERT*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Please don’t read anymore if you haven’t seen this week’s installment. This week’s episode turned out to be a 2 hour movie – it was a pleasant surprise to have a longer night of drama to savor. The biggest story line of the evening was Thomas Barrow the valet taking a chance on […]
Please stop here if you do not want to read any spoilers in week #5 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*SPOILER ALERT*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* This is the week of grrrrrrl power and greener pastures. The pall of Lady Sybil’s death hung over the first part of this episode, but as life at the Abbey carried on, her passing began to lift. Of […]
First off, DO NOT READ any further if spoilers bother you because there’s at least one huge event that I will write about. Though, fans in the UK saw it in October and I’m sure other people have been writing about it in the last several days. Myself, I’ve been almost inconsolable since I saw […]
If you do not wish to read any spoilers from this week’s episode, then please stop reading now!!! *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*SPOILER ALERT*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I knew this was coming. You see, Downton Abbey finished filming early last summer, and premiered in Great Britain in the fall of 2012. So the content of the episodes is out there, as is […]
Sorry y’all for the delayed post – but here it is *~*~*~*~*~*~SPOILER ALERT ~*~*~*~*~*~* stop right now if you haven’t seen the second episode. I must say I did not see that coming. My jaw dropped, and I almost fell off the sofa – poor Lady Edith was stood up at the altar by Sir […]
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We’ll be blogging about the third season of Downton Abbey over the next several weeks. Please assume that the rest of this post contains spoilers and don’t read further unless you’re prepared to encounter plot details. First, the American premiere of Downton Abbey is always near my birthday, so it kind of feels like a […]
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*Tonight on PBS’ Independent Lens is the story of New Orleans’ Vietnamese community, entitled A Village Called Versailles, and their struggle to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The largest Vietnamese community in the United States, Versailles was the first community in New Orleans to rebuild and most of it was done with no outside help. In January of 2006 Mayor Ray Nagin authorized a landfill within miles of the community to dump toxic waste, left behind by The Federal Flood, without an environmental impact study. This is their story, a story I followed & wrote about on my old blog and an example of what can be accomplished when a community comes together to say “hell no, we won’t take it!”
Now the Vietnamese community is facing another challenge with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf. One-third of the area fishers are Vietnamese who suffer the added problem of a language barrier.
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*Programing Note: Original air date was 5/25/10 on WYES – this program airs again at 2 am on June 1. Sorry for the misinformation. Air dates for your area can be found by clicking the link above.