nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Update for The Big Uneasy

It will be playing at the Ritz East (125 S. 2nd St.) in Philadelphia at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM-- this only happens Monday the 30th.

There was a little more about the movie and/vs. NPR on today's LeShow. Shearer has been researching incompetence at the Army Corps of Engineers, and come tot he conclusion that if the levees had been built (and maintained?) properly, the city wouldn't have seen significant flooding.

Neither of NPR's news magazine shows have been willing to cover his story. And he said that when he tried to buy advertising for his movie, he was told that he could only say it was about Katrina (because of restrictions on advertising), not about infrastructure malpractice.

This being said, it seems to me that WHYY, at least, has been quite clear about the subject of the movie in repeated announcements. Possibilities-- I already know about Shearer's research, so I've been mentally filling in the announcements. Or maybe he has a special deal with some stations. Or maybe WHYY has an attitude that he's one of their guys (they play his weekly show), so they're doing this as a favor and/or because they think the movie will be news.

Anyway, I'm going to see the movie and I hope there will be a book.

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