Friday, January 25, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII commercial TV ads sold out

“The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.”
~~ Bob Schieffer
, American television journalist who has been with CBS News for 44 years and principal anchor since 1973. Schieffer has a total of 56 years as a reporter and was selected to be inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame alont with CBS CEO Les Moonves.


This year, the Super Bowl XLVII will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, February 3rd where NFC champion San Francisco 49ers will play the AFC Baltimore Ravens. Super Bowl Sunday is known as the biggest day of the year for TV ads and known as an American cultural phenomenon.



Besides the excitement of the football game and the commercial TV ad spots, CBS 2013 Super Bowl halftime show is the most watched musical event of the year.


This year features 16-time Grammy Award winner and Pepsi spokesperson, Beyonce, who will perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII halftime show. Will Beyonce “lip sync” or not?

According to a recent The New York Times article, "Super Bowl Commercial Time Is A Sellout," CBS has sold all available commercial time for Super Bowl 2013 with record-breaking prices. Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, has also said that he anticipates raking in more than $225 million in advertising revenue.

So how much do these ads really cost? Ad Age states that the costs have increased slightly from the "casual $3.5 million to an average of $3.7 to $3.8 million." Some spots cost as high as $4 million. This calculates to an average rate of $126,667 per second using the $3.8 million per 30-second spot ad.


A total of six automakers are expected to advertise eight car brands during the game, while six additional companies will advertise eight beverages.

Super Bowl first-time-advertisers include The Lincoln Motor Company (Ford), Soda Stream, The Milk Processor Education Program (i.e., famous for the “Got Milk” print ads), and a few other notables.

To request a pdf of the Excel spreadsheet of Super Bowl 2013 advertiser $ ad spend (screen-shot above left), simply email gmbdaly@gmail.com with "CBS Super Bowl 2013 Spreadsheet" in subject line.

Since 1989, the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter has been bringing viewers together to rate the commercials on hand-held meters. There’s still time for those interested in participating go to http://www.admeter.usatoday.com.


According to Nielsen, last year, 111 million viewers tuned in to watch the Super Bowl 2012 game, and this year more viewership is expected.

The usual big players, Pepsi and Budweiser (Anheuser Bush) as well as other popular brands Taco Bell, Best Buy (starring Amy Poehler), Century 21 and GoDaddy.com are returning to the game .

Super Bowl 2013 Ads have interactive user experience include Toyota, Pizza Hut, Lincoln, Coke, Audi, Pepsi and Doritos Frito Lay.

Last year NBC reached a record $250 million in total Super Bowl 2012 advertising as reported by The Fiscal Times.

The Wall Street Journal reported last May that General Motors, who has spent $135.2 million from 2002 – 2011, and only 4.7 million for Super Bowl 2012 will not advertise at all in 2013. They will however have pre-game ads.

Here's the iconic, E*Trade Baby ad for Super Bowl 2013:

Doritos® contest included quite a few ads on their Facebook page asking viewers to participate by voting for their best. Here's my pick.


Doritos® also has the Teddybear Prison themed ad “Crash The Super Bowl” is also out on YouTube and this year a public vote will choose one Doritos ad to air during the Super Bowl;

A few advertisers already with ad-teaser campaigns include Coca-Cola who gave up the signature pristine, Polar Bears for a "Mirage" on the desert with Badlanders, Cowboys and Showgirls all racing for a giant bottle of Coke and there's still time to cast your vote.

Mercedes Benz released "Slow Motion Car Wash" teaser ad that stars swimsuit model Kate Upton in a tank top and jeans.


Here's the controversial GoDaddy.com "Perfect Match" ad (Refaeli kissing Nerd)


There is a January 2012 release on YouTube of "The 25 Best Super Bowl Commercials of All Time,” in descending order (25 down to 1 last). Most on the list are repeat advertisers including PepsiCo, Etrade “Babies”, Doritos, FedEx “Caveman," Bud Light, Toyota, etc.

In economic times, regardless of consumers pocket sizes, do you think famous celebrity, entertaining and


Additional resources:
Super Bowl 2013 TV ads
Super Bowl 2013 Ads on Facebook
Super Bowl Commercial Time Is a Sellout, The New York Times
AdAge Advertisers in Super Bowl 2013, AdAge
UPDATED: Everything We Know About The Super Bowl ad Lineup So Far, Business Insider
GM to Forgo Pricey Super Bowl Ads, Wall Street Journal
Be a part of the USA TODAY Ad Meter panel!, USA TODAY
Advertisers Give Sneak Peek of Super Bowl Commercials Online, CBS San Francisco
Should Super Bowl Ads Be Released Early?, Sports Business Daily
Some SUPERBOWL Ad Resources 2012, AllThingsDigitalMarketing Blog
Kate Upton Mercedes Benz Super Bowl 2013 ad video, ABC
Best Buy Banking on Amy Poehler To Break Its Super Bowl Ad Losing Streak, The Consumerist
The Big, Big Business of Super Bowl XLVI, The Fiscal Times
Super Bowl ads: Coca-Cola says goodbye to bears, hello to 'Mirage', Newsday
Coca Chase 2013 Ad, Youtube; Vote on who you want to win at cokechase.com
Doritos® Teddybear Prison themed ad “Crash The Super Bowl,” YouTube; This year a public vote will choose one Doritos ad to air during the Super Bowl
How much did the 2013 finalists spend on their Crash the Super Bowl entries?, Video Contest News
Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2013, CBS Press Express
Kate Upton stuns in a 'leaked' Super Bowl commercial, WTSP.com
The Best Super Bowl AdMeters Ever, USA Today Ad Meter
Super Bowl XLVII New Orleans Host Committee


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Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day America! Celebrate MLK Jr. Day with these uplifting cultural events & volunteerism


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement


Happy MLK Jr. Day America! There are so many activities and volunteers throughout the U.S.A. are embracing the spirit by giving their time to all sorts of activities. Google is also celebrating Martin Luther King Day with an artistic Google Doodle.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of Dr. King's birthday on January 15th. It is a federal holiday and all public schools, post offices, and government buildings will be closed. MLK Jr. Day was first officially observed nationwide in 1986.


There are many things to do to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day. Here are some helpful resources to celebrate MLK day in NYC and Tristate area:

♦New York University's Annual MLK Celebration Week February 4-9, 2013 New York University is hosting an entire week of events in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. The week's schedule includes lectures, exhibits, film screenings, community service initiatives, and more. New York University 2013 MLK Celebration Week February 4-9, 2013 Most events are free and open to the public. See the NYU calendar for more details. http://www.nyu.edu/mlkweek
♦Make a Difference Pledge at the children’s Museum of Manhattan - Teach your children about Dr. King's legacy and the role children can play in making a difference during a visit to the Children's Museum. Your child can make a pledge to make a difference in your neighborhood or community, add to the I Have a Dream mural, and hear the Harlem Gospel Choir perform. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St. between Broadway and Amsterdam, 212-721-1234 Monday, January 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $11, free for museum members and children under one.
♦Martin Luther King, Jr. Walking Tour of Harlem NYC Discovery Walking Tours will mark the birth of Dr. King with a tour of Harlem that will include stops at the Apollo Theatre, Lenox Lounge (where Billie Holiday performed), and the site of the NYC assassination attempt. NYC Discovery Walking Tours -- Martin Luther King Weekend in Harlem January 19-21, 2013 at 12:45 and 2:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, call 212-465-3331 to make reservations and find out the meeting place.
♦Artists Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the life and work of Dr Martin Luther King with a free celebratory night of music featuring the powerful work of artists whose vision coincides with King's voice for justice, peace and civil rights. Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th St., 646-505-4493 Monday, January 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. FREE admission
♦ MLK Day Meal Prep In Coney Island Brooklyn, NY 11230 - January 21, 2013 Join Food Bank For New York City at one of our partnering agencies to help prepare and serve meals to New Yorkers in need on MLK Day! Use the holiday as a time to espouse the virtues of Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering to help your community in need! Volunteers are needed to help with food preparation, cooking, plating, lunch service and clean up. We ask that all volunteers be at least 10 years old accompanied by a parent, or 16 years old without. Some heavy lifting may be required. volunteer.foodbanknyc.org
♦ 500 Men Making A Difference Inc. 3rd Annul Martin Luther King Jr. 72 Hour Painting, Clearing And Renovation Project, Brooklyn, NY 11224 - January 23, 2013 action.2013pic.org
♦ MLK Day Kitchen & Dining Room Assistance New York, NY 10013 - January 21, 2013 Join Food Bank For New York City at one of our partnering agencies to help prepare and serve meals to New Yorkers in need on MLK Day! Use the holiday as a time to espouse the virtues of Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering to help your community in need! volunteer.foodbanknyc.org
♦ VDP Inspirational Painting In Jersey City Jersey City, NJ 07302 - January 21, 2013 In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, volunteers are needed to revitalize a Jersey City public school. www.jerseycares.org
♦ Martin Luther King Day of Service, http://www.volunteer-center.org/mlk
♦ Martin Luther King, Jr. in New York , About.com http://manhattan.about.com/od/famousnewyorkers/a/mlknewyork.htm
♦ Martin Luther King Day events: How to mark MLK’s legacy Time Out New York http://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/martin-luther-king-day-events-how-to-mark-mlks-legacy


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Google celebrates 112th B-Day of Frank Zamboni, inventor of the ice smoothing machine, called 'The Zamboni'


"There are three things in life that people like to stare at: a flowing stream, a crackling fire, and a Zamboni clearing the ice."
~~ Charlie Brown

Zamboni fan, protagonist in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, as quoted from a 1980 Charles Shultz Charlie Brown Peanus film special "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.”




Google is celebrating the 112th birthday of Frank Zamboni, inventor of the ice-resurfacing machine, with an interactive Google Doodle that is an interactive game where the player must clean the surface of an ice rink using an ice resurfacer.

Happy 112th B-Day to Frank Zamboni born Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr. (January 16, 1901 – July 27, 1988). Zamboni was an Italian-American inventor, world known for his famous invention,the modern, ice resurfacer, with his surname being registered as a trademark.

Since the early 1950s, the Zamboni has become a cultural phenomenon and holds a very special place for many skaters’ (and non-skaters’) hearts for recreational skating, professional skating, professional ice hockey and other sports but particularly the beauty and magic of turning worn out ice into pristine work of art. Even Charles Schultz, creator of the cartoon characters, Snoopy, along with Charlie Brown and his friends have long been favorites of the Zamboni Company. In 1991 Snoopy was winner of the prestigious World's Top Zamboni Driver award.
Charles Schulz has included Zamboni in 44 of his famous Charlie Brown cartoons. Schulz first included the Zamboni in his famous PEANUTS comic strip in January of 1980.

Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Marcie and Peppermint Patty have often commented on the machine with Snoopy and Woodstock becoming two of the most famous Zamboni drivers…in fact, Snoopy's outstanding and unquestioned talent as a Zamboni operator won him the prestigious World's Top Zamboni Driver award in 1991.


Zamboni was born in 1901 in Eureka, Utah to Italian immigrants. His parents soon bought a farm in Lava Hot Springs near Pocatello, Idaho, where he grew up. In 1920, he moved with his parents to the harbor district of Los Angeles, where his older brother George was operating an auto repair shop.

After Frank attended a trade school in Chicago, he and his younger brother Lawrence opened an electrical supply business in 1922 in the Los Angeles suburb of Hynes (now part of Paramount).

The following year he married and eventually had three children. In 1927, he and Lawrence added an ice-making plant and entered the block ice business. They continued their ice business in 1939 but saw little future in that business with the advent of electrically operated refrigeration units. They decided to use their excess refrigeration equipment to open an ice rink nearby.


“Circle the Zambonis.” ~~Snoopy
Winner of the 1991 World's Top Zamboni Driver Award; Answering Charlie Brown's question from Shultz's "Zamboni Machine Comic Series"
In 1940, he and his brothers, along with a cousin, opened Iceland rink, which became very popular, particularly because Frank had devised a way to eliminate rippling caused by the pipes that were laid down to keep the rink frozen. (The rink still operates and is still owned by the Zamboni family.)

He obtained a patent for that innovation in 1946 and then in 1949 he invented a machine that transformed the job of resurfacing an ice rink from a three-man, 90-minute task to a one-man, 10-minute job. He applied for a patent that same year and set up Frank J. Zamboni & Co. in Paramount to build and sell the machines.

He obtained his patent in 1953. In the early 1950s he built them on top of Jeep CJ-3Bs, then on stripped Jeep chassis from 1956 through 1964. Demand for the machine proved great enough that his company added a second plant in Brantford, Ontario and a branch office in Switzerland.

Though the term Zamboni was (and remains) trademarked by his company, the name is sometimes improperly used for any brand of ice resurfacing machine.


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Additional resources:
Frank Zamboni and the history of hockey
Ice Resurfacer
ZAMBONI® AND SNOOPY® SHARE THEIR AFFINITY FOR ICE HOCKEY FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES
Charles Schultz and the Zamboni Machine, Snoopy’s Home Ice
♦ Driving a Zamboni, Zamboni Website http://www.youtube.com/user/zambonicompany


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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Golden Globes 2013 winners announced

“… I already did my coming out speech about a thousand years ago …This feels like the end of one era and the beginning of something else …I will continue to tell stories and to move and keep people being moved. I’m going to keep on doing that...It will be my writing on the wall.. Jodie Foster was here!” ~~ Jodie Foster
Quoted during her acceptance speech for the Golden Globes, Cecil B. Demille Life Achievement Award.

It was a golden night program for WNBC TV tonight with glitz and glamour at the Golden Globes 2013 Awards with stellar hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. From Red Carpet's best dressed to the very ending best motion picture, drama winner the night was filled with surprises. Here is a recap of the winners, in chron order by announcement. A big surprise guest, President Bill Clinton came to the podium to present the film "Lincoln." Actor Robert Downey Jr. presented the Cecile B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award to Jodie Foster.

•Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained" – Winner (1st award announcement)
•Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey – Winner (2nd award announcement – not at event)
•Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Game Change – Winner (3rd award announcement)
•Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Julianne Moore, Game Change - Winner (2nd Golden Globe, 7 nominations, 4th award announcement)
•Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama - Damian Lewis, Homeland – Winner (5th award announcement, 1st win, 3rd announcement)
•Best Television Series, Drama - Homeland – Winner (6th award announcement)
•Best Original Score- Motion Picture – Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi"
•Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Skyfall, "Skyfall" (music and Lyrics by Adele who has also won 9 Grammies and 4 American Music Awards
•Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television – Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys


Special guest, President Bill Clinton arrived at the podium to describe the motion picture “Lincoln.” Let’s take a look at Stephen Spielberg’s extraordinary, “Lincoln” nominated for best motion picture – Drama.


•Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical – Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
•Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television – Ed Harris, “Game Change”
•Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
•Best Screenplay - Motion Picture – “Django Unchained,” Quentin Trantino
•Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical - Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
•Best Foreign Language Film – Amour (Austria)
•Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama – Claire Danes
•Best Animated Feature Film – Brave
•Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical – Lena Dunham, “Girls”


Robert Morton Downey Jr. announced Cecile B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award to Jodie Foster for her “exceptional life in cinema and exemplary 5 decade career which she has won 44 awards, including 2 Golden Globes, and 3 Oscars.” Foster has been in the film industry for 47 years and started when she was 3 years old. “We made movies together and you can’t get more intimate than that.” ~~ Jodie Foster

•Best Director - Motion Picture – Ben Affleck, “Argo
•Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical – Winner “Girls” HBO, Lena Dunham, Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in Television Series, accepted the award
•Best Actor – Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical – Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
•Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical – “Les Miserables”
•Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama – Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
•Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama – Daniel Day Lewis
•Best Motion Picture, Drama – “Argo”


All photos courtesy of Wikimedia and screen shots taken from video and websites. All other photos will be credited as required.

Additional resources:
2013 Golden Globe Nominations Announcement www.goldenglobes.org/2012/12/nominations-2013/
♦Golden Globes on Twitter, https://twitter.com/goldenglobes
♦Golden Globes kick off Hollywood award season, CNN Entertainment, http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/13/showbiz/golden-globes/index.html
♦Golden Globes 2013, Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/golden-globes-2013/
♦Golden Globe Award – Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award



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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announce 2013 Oscar nominations: ‘Lincoln’ tops the list with 12 nominations

“You ladies never have to pretend to be attracted to Harry Weinstein again.” ~~ Seth MacFarlane
American actor, comedian, producer, director, and singer, quoted during Oscar 2013 announcements (January 10, 2013)


Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced Oscar nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards on Thursday morning, January 10th at 5:38 a.m. Pacific Time.

Amazingly, all 5 best actor nominees have won Oscars before. Also worth mentioning is that best actress nominee, Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook," is the youngest actress to have 2 Oscar nominations by age 22. Silver Linings is the only movie to have all 4 acting category nominations – the last time this milestone was reached was 39 years ago from the film "Reds" in 1981.

"Lincoln" received the most Oscar nominations including best director category, and this film will most likely win “best picture” as it is very difficult for a film to receive that without also receiving a nomination for best director, and this epic film leads the pack with 12 nominations.

A few surprises were that past film director Oscar winners, Catherine Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty," Ben Affleck for “Argo,” and Tom Hooper for “Les Miserables,” did not receive best director nominations.

Also, Affleck did not get nominated in the “Best Actor” category. No director nomination for Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchanged;" however, this controversial movie did receive nominations for best picture and original screenplay.

Silver Linings Playbook received nominations for just about every popular category. Quvenshane' Wallis for Beast of the Southern Wild is the youngest actress at 9 years young (and only 6 at the time of filming), to receive an Oscar nomination for best actress. The oldest Oscar nominee is Emmanuelle Riva for Amour who will be 86 years old on Oscar night.

The Oscars are voted on by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. More information on the voting process is available at the Academy's website.

The Golden Globes will take place Sunday, January 13th and is voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press.

Oscar night this year will be Sunday, February 24th. For FULL COVERAGE: The 85th Annual Academy Awards visit the “Oscar Nominee.” Website.


Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln


Best Director:
David O'Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild


Best Actor:
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master


Best Actress:
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild


Best Picture:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Amour
Django Unchained
Argo


Many notable correspondents and critics were disappointed that Catherine Bigelow, Ben Affleck, and Tom Hooper did not receive nominations for best director. What do you think? Should the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences do a recall for this category?

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Additional resources:
♦ Oscar Nominations 2013: Which Stars and Movies Got Nods?, U.S. Weekly http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/oscar-nominations-2013-which-stars-and-movies-got-nods-2013101
♦ Oscars Nominations 2013: Seth MacFarlane & Emma Stone Announce Honorees, Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/10/oscars-nominations-2013_n_2435207.html
♦ Oscar News, http://oscar.go.com/blogs/oscar-news/seth-macfarlane-emma-stone-announcement
♦ Oscar Nominees 2013, Oscar website http://oscar.go.com/nominees
♦ Oscar Homepage, http://oscar.go.com/
♦ Oscar Announcement, Oscar Website http://oscar.go.com/blogs/oscar-news/seth-macfarlane-emma-stone-announcement
♦ ‘Lincoln’ Leads Oscar Field With 12 Nominations, The Carpetbagger http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/oscar-2013-nominations/
♦ Live updates: 'Lincoln' tops Oscar nominations; Affleck misses out , Los Angeles Times http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/oscar-2013-nominations/


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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Family and friends celebrate centennial birthday gala of President Richard Nixon's 100th birthday, January 9, 2013


“Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top - or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another.”
~~ President Richard Nixon

(January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) The 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974


Happy 100th B-Day to Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974, when he became the only president to resign the office. Nixon had previously served as a Republican U.S. representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Kickoff celebration began today (Sunday, January 6th) at his boyhood home in Yorba Linda, CA.
Born to Francis A. Nixon and Hannah (Milhous) Nixon on January 9, 1913, in a house his father built in Yorba Linda, California. Nixon had four brothers: Harold (1909–33), Donald (1914–87), Arthur (1918–25), and Edward (born 1930). Four of the five Nixon boys were named after kings who had ruled in historical or legendary England; Richard, for example, was named after Richard the Lionheart.

Nixon graduated from Whittier College in 1934 and Duke University School of Law in 1937, returning to California to practice law. He and his wife, Pat Nixon, moved to Washington to work for the federal government in 1942.



“We were poor, but the glory of it was, we didn't know it.” ~~ President Richard Nixon
Nixon quoted a saying of Eisenhower to describe his boyhood and early life hardship




He subsequently served in the United States Navy during World War II. Nixon was elected in California to the House of Representatives in 1946 and to the Senate in 1950. His pursuit of the Alger Hiss case established his reputation as a leading anti-communist, and elevated him to national prominence. He was the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican Party presidential nominee in the 1952 election.

Nixon served for eight years as vice president and waged an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1960, losing to John F. Kennedy by a narrow margin.


Photo left: President Nixon with his family at Airport - Richard and Pat Nixon introduce General Dwight D. Eisenhower—Richard Nixon's running mate—to their daughters Tricia (standing) and Julie (carried by her father), Washington National Airport, September 10, 1952.

Although there was much controversy especially during the height of Watergate, the legacy of Nixon will be his foreign relations particularly with China (1971 – 1972) – Nixon’s amazing brilliance coaxed China out of the Cold War, initiated détente and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Soviet Union, and he also brought our troops out of VietNam.


Nixon’s actions were very similar to what appears to be going on in the United States today with Afghanistan, Iran and North VietNam. So the saying goes "history repeats itself," and political histories do the same. This is an excellent example of how we can learn from lessons of the past.



Domestically, his administration generally embraced policies that transferred power from Washington to the states.

Among other things, he initiated initiatives to fight cancer and illegal drugs, imposed wage and price controls, enforced desegregation of some Southern schools, and established the Environmental Protection Agency.





Though he presided over the lunar landings beginning with Apollo 11, he scaled back manned space exploration. He was re-elected by a landslide in 1972.


Today, January 9, 2013 would have been Nixon’s 100th birthday, and many who worked with him will be celebrating his life on his centennial celebration at the Yorba Linda Library in Yorba Linda, California.

Also a pre-celebration of the Nixon Centennial kicked off today (Sunday, January 6th at 11 a.m. PT) at his boyhood home in Yorba Linda, CA.




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Additional resources:
YouTube Video of Richard Nixon, “I’m not a crook”
The Nixon Foundation
President Richard Nixon’s Centennial Birthday Celebration
President Richard Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA
Public invited to free centennial celebration of President Nixon's 100th birthday


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Saturday, January 5, 2013

One to One with Gloria and Josh Folan at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed

See what you missed at The Work Like Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality. The Awards gala was held at the Club 101 in New York City on December 4th.

"One to One with Gloria" and Josh Folan , producer, writer, director and actor, star of new films “What Would Bear Do?” and “All God’s Creatures”

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Another spectacular event spearheaded by James Grant Public Relations

Additional resources:
The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality: See what you missed video
♦ Article titled The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality as appeared on Examiner.com
One to One with Gloria and Javier Gomez at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed
♦ Photo below L-R, Josh Folan and Pauline Kim at Work Life Matters event gala December 4, 2012




















Work Life Matters Magazine is a national business publication that provides news and analysis about the corporate, public and social issues inherent in the quest for achieving effective work life balance on behalf of our nation’s workforce. Published since 2002, the publication annually pays tribute to companies that serve as leaders in their respective fields by providing innovative and effective work/life balance programs and policies for their employees. http://lorisokolphd.com, http://www.worklifematters.info/

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Friday, January 4, 2013

One to One with Gloria and Tamsen Fadal, TV in New York City at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed

See what you missed at The Work Like Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality. The Awards gala was held at the Club 101 in New York City on December 4th.

"One to One with Gloria" and Tamsen Fadal , TV personality, author, entrepreneur, morning anchor on the WPIX Morning News

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Another spectacular event spearheaded by James Grant Public Relations

Additional resources:
The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality: See what you missed video
♦ Article titled The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality as appeared on Examiner.com
One to One with Gloria and Javier Gomez at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed



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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy B-Day Doris Kearns Goodwin: Hoorah you've reached the big 070

“When I got married and had my kids I was at that time still teaching. I realized I couldn’t be a professor and write and be a mother at the same time. So I decided to give up being a professor even though that was my identity for over 10 years. I decided to take a risk to write and that turned out being the right decision. But it really meant that I could write and be with the kids.”
~~ Doris Kearns Goodwin Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, acclaimed historian and renown political commentator; As quoted on April 19, 2010 while answering the allthingsdigitalmarketing.com question of the day at The 40th Annual Matrix Awards 2010 in New York City -- "What was the most important decision you have ever made and why?"

Happy B-Day to Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, acclaimed historian, and popular political commentator. She has written biographies of several U.S. Presidents, including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream; The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga; No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt (which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995); and her most recent book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Helen Witt (née Miller) and Michael Francis Aloysius Kearns, Kearns grew up in Rockville Centre, New York. She attended Colby College in Maine, where she was a member of Tri Delta and Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in 1964 to pursue doctoral studies. In 1968 she earned a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, with a thesis entitled "Prayer and Reapportionment: an Analysis of the Relationship between the Congress and the Court.”

In 1967, during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, Kearns went to Washington, D.C., as a White House Fellow. Johnson offered Kearns a job as his assistant, even after an article by Kearns appeared in The New Republic laying out a scenario for Johnson's removal from office over his conduct of the war in Vietnam, the offer was not withdrawn.

After Johnson left office in 1969, Kearns taught government at Harvard for ten years, including a course on the American presidency. During this period she also assisted Johnson in drafting his memoirs. Her first book, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, which drew upon her conversations with the late president, was published in 1977. It became a New York Times bestseller and provided a launching pad for her literary career.

Interesting trivia about Goodwin was that sometime in 1993 - 1994 she became the first female journalist to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room. She consulted on and appeared in Ken Burns's 1994 documentary, Baseball.

Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront During World War II.

Goodwin is currently working on her next book which will be about Theodore Roosevelt, focusing on his relationship with William Howard Taft, the election of 1912 and the muckraking journalism of the Progressive era.

Stephen King met with Goodwin while he was writing his novel 11/22/63, due to her being an assistant to Johnson, and King used some of her ideas in the novel on what a worst-case scenario would be like if history had changed.


Resources

The official Doris Kearns Goodwin website
Doris Kearns Goodwin Q&A: Lincoln the Man and the Movie, Biography
Doris Kearns Goodwin on life, death and the presidency, The Washington Post, On Leadership


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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One to One with Gloria and Stacey Tisdale, at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed

See what you missed at The Work Like Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality. The Awards gala was held at the Club 101 in New York City on December 4th.

"One to One with Gloria" and Stacey Tisdale , Correspondent PBS “Need to Know” and founder of Winning Play$

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Another spectacular event spearheaded by James Grant Public Relations

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The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality: See what you missed video
♦ Article titled The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality as appeared on Examiner.com
One to One with Gloria and Javier Gomez at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed



Work Life Matters Magazine is a national business publication that provides news and analysis about the corporate, public and social issues inherent in the quest for achieving effective work life balance on behalf of our nation’s workforce. Published since 2002, the publication annually pays tribute to companies that serve as leaders in their respective fields by providing innovative and effective work/life balance programs and policies for their employees. http://lorisokolphd.com, http://www.worklifematters.info/

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

One to One with Gloria and Lauren LoGiudice, in New York City at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed

See what you missed at The Work Like Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality. The Awards gala was held at the Club 101 in New York City on December 4th.

"One to One with Gloria" and Lauren LoGiudice , International actor in film, TV, and commercials; Essayist and solo play writer/performer

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Another spectacular event spearheaded by James Grant Public Relations

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The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality: See what you missed video
♦ Article titled The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality as appeared on Examiner.com
One to One with Gloria and Javier Gomez at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed



Work Life Matters Magazine is a national business publication that provides news and analysis about the corporate, public and social issues inherent in the quest for achieving effective work life balance on behalf of our nation’s workforce. Published since 2002, the publication annually pays tribute to companies that serve as leaders in their respective fields by providing innovative and effective work/life balance programs and policies for their employees. http://lorisokolphd.com, http://www.worklifematters.info/

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One to One with Gloria and Jessica Press at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed

See what you missed at The Work Like Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality. The Awards gala was held at the Club 101 in New York City on December 4th.

"One to One with Gloria" and Jessica Press, star of hit series “Hustling,” Broadway star, model, dancer, actress

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Another spectacular event spearheaded by James Grant Public Relations

Additional resources:
The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality: See what you missed video
♦ Article titled The 10th Annual 'Work Life Matters' gala honors top companies for LGBT equality as appeared on Examiner.com
One to One with Gloria and Javier Gomez at the Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality: See what you missed



Work Life Matters Magazine is a national business publication that provides news and analysis about the corporate, public and social issues inherent in the quest for achieving effective work life balance on behalf of our nation’s workforce. Published since 2002, the publication annually pays tribute to companies that serve as leaders in their respective fields by providing innovative and effective work/life balance programs and policies for their employees. http://lorisokolphd.com, http://www.worklifematters.info/

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