The National Conference for Media Reform – Day 2 & 3

The National Conference for Media Reform – Day 2 & 3

An important panel which took place this afternoon was Watchdogging the Media, moderated by Craig Aaron of Free Press, with speakers David Brock (Media Matters), Janine Jackson (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) and Norman Solomon, author and member of Institute for Public Accuracy. David Brock of Media Matters opened the talk and when he mentioned Glen Beck getting his own slot on Good Morning America, the people in attendance booed and hissed. The conference Saturday did not carry just one…

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Dwindling audiences end late-night flicks at Byrd Death of a Byrd Theatre tradition

Dwindling audiences end late-night flicks at Byrd Death of a Byrd Theatre tradition

The smell of butter and popcorn no longer fills the entrance of the Byrd Theatre on late Saturday nights. For the past five years, the historic Byrd Theatre had featured a classic film every Saturday night at midnight. Film fans flocked to the Byrd to see movies, such as “The Goonies,” “The Princess Bride” and “Labyrinth.” Byrd Theatre manager Bob Enos recalls the Saturday night crowds. “Most of the films we played were from the late ’70s and into the…

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