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Brad Meltzer's new thriller gets Oval Office insight
Mon, Jan 14 2013
By Kurt Anthony Krug
Starting tomorrow night, tune into WETA Television for new episodes of Pioneers of Television, the Emmy-nominated series that reveals intriguing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about your favorite old television shows.
Each episode melds new interviews with iconic clips and never-before-seen photos to offer an insider's look at television's biggest celebrities. Ryan Seacrest hosts the new programs. This week's installment, Funny Ladies, spotlights the first standup comediennes and the sitcom stars that followed. Future episodes include Primetime Soaps (January 22), Superheroes (January 29) and Miniseries (February 5). Don't miss these great programs!
Pioneers of Television airs Tuesdays, January 15 - February 5 at 8:00pm on WETA Television.
SARASOTA, Florida (January 9, 2013) - The Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), an independent member of the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG®) of companies, has hired Mark S. Zaid, P.C. as a consultant and outside counsel.
Mark will be auditing and analyzing various aspects of CGC's and CCG's operations, particularly in order to help shape the integration of CCG's newest member company, Classics Incorporated, the world's premier comic book restoration removal and pressing company. In the near future, Classics Incorporated will be renamed Classic Collectibles Services. One of Mark's tasks will be to ensure that the integration of a pressing service with a grading business will not impact the professionalism and ethics of CGC's process. "By retaining Mark as both counsel and consumer advocate, CGC is being proactive in striving to give our customers both a voice within CGC and ensure industry best practices. In turn, this move will make CGC a better, stronger company," comments Steve Eichenbaum, CCG CEO. "As always, CGC is dedicated to support and do what's best for the hobby," added Steve.
Mark is a well-known Washington, D.C. national security attorney and the owner of EsquireComics.com. He is very involved in the vintage side of comic collecting, has been an Advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Grading and Price Guides since 2006 and was co-founder of the Comic Book Collecting Association, www.comiccollecting.org, of which Steve Eichenbaum serves on the Board of Advisors. Mark also lectures internationally on the history and social aspects of comic books.
Mark stated, "I am very pleased to have been asked to play this role for CGC and help ensure the company maintains the highest level of integrity, professionalism and ethics. There is no doubt that the stronger CGC is the better it is for the comic book community. The two are now inseparable." In order to avoid any conflict of interest, Mark's CGC Member Dealer account will be frozen during the time Mark is under contract with CGC, and he will forgo submitting any books for grading other than through third-party anonymity. Individuals can contact Mark with any concerns regarding ethics, conflicts of interest or perception of improprieties involving CGC at Mark@MarkZaid.com.
Our fundraising campaign to pay a salary to brilliant, unemployed cartoonist Bill Day is now in its final stretch. With only 16 days left in our campaign, we really need your help to get to the goal of a $35,000 for Bill, to keep him drawing cartoons and avoid foreclosure on his house! Bill is an important cartoonist, we can't afford to lose him! Please help!
Bill filmed a short video of his own, where he talked a bit about the history of political cartoons and their importance in the growth of our society. It would be a shame to lose Bill's unique voice in our increasing homogenized media environment.
I've been struck by some of the heartwarming comments posted by people who have already donated to Bill's campaign. "Bill Day is a brilliant political voice and I hope others will join in to keep that voice heard," a donor named Gerald wrote.
Another donor named Jean commented, "Support Bill Day – he is a national treasure! He helps us see into the heart of things in a way no one else does." I couldn't agree more.
For everyone that already donated – thank you! Please share this campaign again with your friends, co-workers, enemies – anyone you can think of!
Not only would you be helping to keep our dwindling profession alive, there are some really great perks still available for donors – everything from signed prints of Bill's work to an actual original piece of Bill Day artwork, suitable for framing.
And thank you all for your generosity and commitment to political cartoons!
- Daryl(Video attached: We still have $5,000 to go to save Bill Day! )
Savage Wolverine #1 Release Party with Frank Cho at Cards, Comics & Collectibles
From the Store that Brings You the Baltimore Comic-Con...
Savage Wolverine, which is being written and drawn by Cho as a part of the Marvel NOW! initiative, is an all-out adventure story which finds the title character awaking on the shores of a mysterious and dangerous island off the coast of the Savage Land.
Cho's body of work at Marvel includes such titles as New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, X-Men: Schism, and Avengers vs. X-Men. He is also well-known for his creator-owned series, Liberty Meadows and his work on Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment.
"We couldn't be happier to have Frank in the store to celebrate the release of Savage Wolverine #1," said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles and show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Frank is a long-time friend of both the store and the Baltimore show and every time he signs here, it's a big treat for all of our customers!"
Everyone in attendance will receive a free Liberty Meadows 2013 calendar. In addition, one lucky customer will walk away with an original sketch on the blank cover variant of Wolverine #300 by Frank! Refreshments will be served all day, and other surprises will take place throughout the evening.
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China's 'weibo' accounts shuttered as part of Internet crackdown [in print as Chinese activists' microblogging accounts are shut down, p. A7]
By Keith B. Richburg,
Washington Post January 4, 2013
The political cartoons that maybe got their artist shut down on Chinese social media
Posted by Max Fisher
Washington Post's WorldViews blog January 3, 2013