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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

JRE Goes Back to Work

First of the lecture series this fall at the Center took place today at 11 am CDT.

Two Americas--Katrina brings them out, according to JRE.

I say this a little tongue in cheek about getting back to work--he's been working, but getting more visibility. It's a shame that a tragedy like Katrina finally woke up the media, but I think JRE is wise to use it to point out to all TV viewers that poverty is with us everywhere...and it's not pretty. Nice to see JRE's message is finally resonating as the essence of his e-mail last week has been mentioned by several people, including David Brooks of the NYT on Chris Matthews' Show last Sunday. Links of the mentions will be posted as an update in the near future.

I think Elizabeth speaks at a conference in Florida on Friday..more to come on that too.


  • Elizabeth made one of the most sensible comments about why the president should have met with Cindy Sheehan. It just didn't get much coverage in the press.

    If anything proved John Edwards point about there being 2 Americas, it was Katrina.

    By Blogger Chancelucky, at 9:17 AM  

  • Elizabeth's comments got some press, but unfortunately, most of the MSM weren't paying attention, or it was viewed as another "woman" rant type remark.

    The cable Media are paying more attention to John Edwards as he was on Aaron Brown's program last night, and JRE may be on Chris Matthews' show very soon.

    By Blogger benny06, at 9:44 AM  

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