Monday, December 09, 2013

Worst to come for East Coast

Thousands of flights have been canceled and roads have been deadly as an ice storm has moved across the U.S. The East Coast could see the worst of it today

Friday, March 15, 2013

Insults by Shakespeare - April Gudenrath

Give Up Yer Aul Sins - Story of Saint Patrick

This series, including the original Oscar-nominated short, from Brown Bag Films is based upon the 1960s recordings of young children telling Bible stories in a classroom to their schoolteacher. When a film crew arrives at an inner city Dublin National School to record the children, the result is a warm, funny and spontaneous animated documentary, featuring young children telling the story of John the Baptist, The birth of Jesus, the Crucifixion, Saint Patrick and others. Give Up Yer Aul Sins combines simple humour with clever

animation to create films with a timeless quality and appeal to a family audience. Give Up Yer Aul Sins has screened in almost 50 film festivals, including The Galway Film Fleadh (where it won Best Animation), Cork Film Festival (Best Irish and Best International Animation), Cartoons on Bay (Special Award for Original Idea), NewYork Comedy Festival, Boston Irish Film Festival, Aspen Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

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Saturday, February 02, 2013

New York's Grand Central Terminal turns 100


REPORTER: New York's iconic Grand Central Terminal is turning 100. Behind its marble facade is a century worth of stories - starting in 1913 when the station debuted in the heydays of American cross-country train travel. With the rise of automobile travel in the years after World War II it lost its luster, and was saved from the wrecking ball by Jaqueline Kennedy in 1976, and got a new lease on life with a full facelift in 1996. Today it is one of America's greatest transportation hubs, as Dan Brucker of Grand Central Tours explains.
DAN BRUCKER, MANAGER OF GRAND CENTRAL TOURS: "Every single day more than, a lot more than, 750,000 people come through Grand Central Terminal. That's the entire population of the entire state of Alaska walk through here everyday."
REPORTER: We follow Brucker to the lower levels where a relic of the past quietly sits in the sub basement.
DAN BRUCKER: "This is a 1906 generator that would produce power for our signal system."
REPORTER: And high up on the terminal's south side -- still running with old gears is the famous stained-glass clock tower. Grand Central Terminal will hold a celebration on the eve of the anniversary on February 1.