They made a documentary about Mr. Rogers. Does The Nose really have a choice but to go see it? No. It does not. But then, it's "a vital doc," "a tearjerker with a purpose," and "the film we need right now" with "the hero 2018 needs." So we probably should've gone to see it regardless of whether the guy was a public broadcasting icon or not, no?
How do we answer the question of what we need right now? Can channeling Mr. Rogers counter this current moment of incivility
Or, do we need to experience more psychic pain to stimulate and reset our brain? After almost eight years of war in Iraq, we elected a modern-day version of Mr. Rogers. Obama was covered in a layer of coolness and a deft sense of humor but his heart was Mr. Rogers.
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- MAGA Thirst
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- How "A Closer Look" Lost Its Focus The once-ambitious Late Night With Seth Meyers centerpiece paints Trump as an inarticulate dope, not a danger to the republic.
- 11 Cult Condiments You Can Buy on Amazon
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- Tech Elites Recreate Burning Man Inside Their Living Rooms
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- Police evacuate Statue of Liberty after woman scales statue
A woman was observed scaling the side of the statue, multiple outlets are reporting, leading police to evacuate visitors from the island as a precaution.
- Jar Jar Binks actor 'considered suicide' after Star Wars prequel backlash
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- This Bear That Took A Dip In A Jacuzzi, Sipped A Margarita, Then Took A 2-Hour Nap Is The Hero Of Summer 2018
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- The Bullshit-Job Boom
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- Terry Gilliam hits out at BBC's diversity plans, saying: "I tell the world now I'm a black lesbian"
- The dog who played Duke in Bush's Baked Beans commercials has died
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- James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
- Irene Papoulis - Teaches writing at Trinity College
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.