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Oprah doing a show on Waiting for Superman

Ok, how’s this for some good marketing for the movie?

Oprah will be doing a show about the movie, filming a show next week and is looking for audience members who have opinions about CPS (gee, I wonder if there is anyone like that around here?)

(Thank you to the reader who sent this in.)

https://www.oprah.com/ownshow/plug_form.html?plug_id=4582159

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September 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm 1 comment

Education Documentary: Waiting for Superman

I’m on the email list for the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute and just got an invite to a preview of a new movie about urban education in the U.S.  It’s from the director of An Inconvenient Truth.

Man, I swear, the trailer alone is an emotional roller coaster ride.  It’s like everything we discuss on here, all rolled into a well-executed, vivid, emotional clip.  It looks like DC and NYC are featured, where the stakes are higher and there are kids who really stand to lose a lot (much like Chicago.)  In one scene, they are actually performing the school lotteries in front of a live audience with actual bingo-type balls!  Talk about full disclosure (and drama.)

http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/

UPDATE: here’s a link to a good clip of an interview with the director.  I alternate between thinking he’s sane and thinking he’s just trying to go for a dramatic story.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/22056996#video=22056996

August 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm 14 comments


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