“That red line is corporate profits since 1970. The blue line is labor’s share of income. As you can see, corporate profits are skyrocketing while labor’s share of those profits is falling. This is a big part of the reason that median wages are stagnating even as the economy grows and the wealthy become ever more fabulously rich.”
John Oliver’s segment about this was fantastic.
Doctor Who: The Next Doctor LIVE television SPECIAL to air THIS SUNDAY on BBC America, Space Channel in Canada, BBC One in the UK, and ABCTV in Australia!
Post last updated Friday, August 2 at 11:55pm EDT
The next Doctor of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who will be announced during a live television special this Sunday, August 4!
BBC One (UK) at 7:00pm BST
BBC America (US) at 2:00pm EDT, 1:00pm CDT, 12:00pm MDT, 11:00am PDT
Space (Canada) at 2:00pm ET, 11:00am PT
ABCTV (Australia) at Monday 5 August 4am AEST
Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the special’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the Twelfth Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience.
The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans. Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews in the special.
Steven Moffat says: “The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve.”
Matt Smith will make his penultimate appearance in the 50th Anniversary special on Saturday, November 23 and his Eleventh Doctor will regenerate in the Christmas Special.
Because this show was a secret until today, most local TV listings have yet to be updated. This may change by end of day Saturday. If you’re looking to program your DVR, you should consider programming it manually.
There is no news of livestreams or simulcasts in other countries. If anything changes, we will update this blog.
You’ll also find all of the latest news on this blog as well as the BBC Doctor Who site, DoctorWho.tv, Anglophenia Blog, the Doctor Who Facebook page, and the @BBCDoctorWho and @DoctorWho_BBCA accounts on Twitter.
The theme from now through Sunday is now #Who Is 12.
We’ll be blogging all day and night about this from now until Sunday and then livetumbling the Doctor Who: The Next Doctor special live. (We’ll use the tag ‘dw spoilers’.)
I’M SORRY WHAT
WHERE HAVE I BEEN?????????????
His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad,
His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
I wish he was mine, he’s really divine,
The hero who conquered the Dark Lord.
Happy birthday to the Boy Who Lived — who turns 33 today, according to the books’ chronology. Why do we love him? Let us count the ways.
HAPPEE BIRTHDAE HARRY, yer a wizard!
Last week, Sesame Street added a new character, to whom more than 2.7 million American children can now relate. The show introduced Alex, a child whose father is in prison, in a video included in the online interactive, “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration.”
The “Little Children, Big Challenges” feature aims to reach children facing complex challenges, including bullying, sibling rivalry and parental incarceration.
Recent reports indicate that more than half of inmates in the US have children under the age of 18. As a result, there are more than 2.7 million children with a parent that is incarcerated (that translates to 3.6% or 1 in 28 American children). Most of the parents (66%) are incarcerated for non-violent crimes.
The Sesame Street website provides tips for caregivers to help the growing number of children affected by incarceration and features videos of both real-world children and Sesame Street characters sharing their own experiences with the subject.
Check out their tool-kit here. Well done Sesame Street, well done.
When the media does things right.
Crime rates have been falling for decades in the U.S. but incarceration rates continue to skyrocket. Is that because prisons are keeping “bad people” off the streets? Not if Canada (and Europe and Australia and etc.) is any indication.
I’m glad that Sesame Street is doing this. But as a nation, we need to start asking ourselves how we ended up living in a country that imprisons six times more of its people per capita than any other country in North America or western Europe.
* Except arguably North Korea.
Clip of “On The Way Home” from the forthcoming Paradise Valley album. I never like to ask you to click on a link to purchase something without a little something extra up front… This song is the book-end to “Wildfire,” which kicks the summer off. Hey, tumblr user, why not also come see a show? We’re having the time of our lives out here. It’s getting good…
John’s music always makes me feel like I’m coming home for the first time in years.