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Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2014 2:30pm EST
its fourth season, george r.r. martin is working fotin issue the series. >> there are days i wonder if i bit off more than i could chew. did it have dotcoms? >> his characters are often consumed with power struggles making them blind to the greater threats to their kingdom did. found. >> we have things going on our world right now like climate change that's, you know, ultimately a threat to the entire world. >> the author who first wrote for television decades agoing talks about the script feedback he received back then. >> would you please cut these 107 characters down to 6? and, you know, this giant battle you have at the evened with 100,000 me. >> could you make that a dual between a hero and a villain. >> he teamed up with two fans of his work to create his latestbook which doc youths history of the fictional world. >> they displayed from the first an obsessive knowledge if to my world would to the extents i have often said they know it better than i do. we spoke to him as the world of ice and fire was being published. >> you started writing it in 1991. it got published in 1996. it
Al Jazeera America
Jul 11, 2014 5:30pm EDT
lebron james is returning to cleveland. all those stories and more coming up at 6:00. george mitchell helped broker peace in northern ireland. he also tried his hand in the middle east, serving as u.s. chief envoy to the israeli and palestinians under president barack obama. >> for both sides, the disadvantages of not getting an agreement are much greater than the difficulties that will come with getting an disagreement. >> he spent 15 years in the senate, first representing maine and as majority leader. but he says money and rigid ideology have changed the political landscape. >> it is dysfunctional. i hope very much that the american people will demand clearly and loudly change and we will have the necessary change. >> the man who has played mistaken roles talks as well about one of the people who most affected his life. >> i am certain that but for her, i would have led a very different and probably much less meaningful life. >> i caught up with the senator recently in new york. >> can we span the globe a bit? >> go ahead. >> i want to hop scotch a bit. >> okay. it. years. >> what,
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 3:30pm EST
speed. although george takei is perhaps best known as playing lieutenant sulu on star trek, he has a decades long career, and recently wrote and start in a musical, regarding japanese internment. something he has an intimate knowledge of. he went to a camp at the age five. he's a bold outspoken supporter of gay rights, he has 800,000 twitter followers, let alone his own youtube series. george takei, good to have you here. >> good to be here. >> i turned on my tv set not long ago and your face, was there, you're talking to journalists and knowledge legislators. you have as much of a passion for politics as you do for star trek. >> i'm a passionate guy and we live in a world that has so many things that you can be passionate about. either positively or l sometimes in rage. >> talk about your political came. where -- l activism. where does that come from? >> japanese, we were captured by the japanese -- we are american citizens, brn and raise -- born and raised. my mother was born in sacramento. my father in san francisco. right after the bombing of pearl harbor, president roosevelt on
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 10:30pm EST
. and take -- take is a leader in the media revolution. >> george, welcome to al jazeera, it's good to have you on the program. >> it's good to be here. >> i saw your were in washington talking to politicians. you obviously have as much of a passion for politics as you do for star trek. >> i'm a passionate guy and we live in a world where there's so many things we can be passionate about - positively or enraged. >> talk about your political activism. where does it come from? >> my life has been shaped by childhood incarsies. >> the japanese concentration. >> japanese-american. when you say japanese, you think you were captured by the japanese. we were american citizens, mother born in sack ra mmento, father a san francisco. we were american citizens, because we looked like the people that bombed pearl harbour, president roosevelt signed executive order 9066 ordering japanese americans on the west coast to be rounded up and put in 10 barbed wire prisons. >> howl were you? >> i was five years owl. >> did you know what was happening? >> i didn't understand a thing. my parents were tens
Al Jazeera America
Nov 7, 2013 2:30pm EST
talk to al jazeera is next, featuring george takai from "star trek." [ ♪ music ] >> he's the man who brought a generation to warp speed. take is best known for playing lieutenant sulu he has a decades long career in film, radio it and theatre. he wrote and starred in a musical about japanese-american internment in world war ii. something he has knowledge of. he was sent to a camp at the cage of five. he's a successful writer and outspoken activist for gay writes. and take-- takeis a leaderin the media revolution. >> george, welcome to al jazeera, it's good to have you on the program. >> it's good to be here. >> i saw your were in washington talking to politicians. you obviously have as much of a passion for politics as you do for star trek. >> i'm a passionate guy and we live in a world where there's so many things we can be passionate about - positively or enraged. >> talk about your political activism. where does it come from? >> my life has been shaped by childhood incarsies. >> the japanese concentration. >> japanese-american. when you say japanese, you think you were capture
Al Jazeera America
May 22, 2014 1:30pm EDT
appointed by george w. bush. bill clinton, barack obama, george h.w. bush who we had in our trial court appointed by ronald reagan, the jung that first ruled marriage equality was constitutionally required was appointed by ronald reagan. this is not a democratic or republican or liberal or conservative. judges are interpreting the equality. >> when you say it like that, i wonder why that didn't happen 10 years ago? >> that is what my children and grandchildren are asking me: why did it take so long? why does anybody believe that people ought to be discriminated against based upon sexual orientation? why does anybody believe that you ought not to be able to marry the person you love? it's only the people grown up in eras in which they didn't know people of different sexual orientations because the kind of discrimination that existed rivard people to hide their sexual orientation so type of. those are the -- those are the hearts and minds that win. >> the young people who have grown up in a different era, the them. >> when you look back at the two big cases, bush versus gore and this case
Al Jazeera America
Jan 27, 2014 1:00am EST
" during george w. bush's first term. that was -- you know, they kept a fairly tight lid on things. i dealt directly with the bush white house when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. but, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations. the obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. that is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. it's on a scale never seen before. this is the most secretive white house that at least as a journalist i have ever dealt with. >> you think this comes directly from the president? >> i would think that it would have to. i don't know that, but certainly enough attention has been focused on this issue that if he departed from the policies of his government, i think we'd know that at this point. >> so it makes it more difficult for "the new york times" to do its job in your opinion? >> absolutely it does. in the case of the white house, it does. in the case of specific journalists, i would talk for a minute about jim risen, who is one o
Al Jazeera America
Mar 31, 2015 5:30am EDT
week with george stefanopolous", and was peppered with questions about the law which he insisted was in harmony with the freedom and restoration act tined by parliament. he insisted signing it was the right thing to do, but wouldn't answer a straightforward question, would it be legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in public accommodation. in declining our invitation to be part of the discussion, the governor's staff sent a statement: people, religious denominations like the disciples of crist, angie's lift and conventions like gen come have publicly announced announced intentions not to expand, spend money or schedule events in indiana. apple c.e.o. tim cook, openly gay, and chief of a powerful country called laws like this a bad idea are in an op-ed in the wopt "the washington post." does it stand up to a cost benefit analyse to indiana. we are joined by cuttize smith, president of the indiana family newt, and zach adamson, a member of the indianapolis city council who opposes it. curtis, what does this law change. what was possible before in indiana, that is not now tha
Al Jazeera America
Mar 21, 2016 5:30am EDT
capitalist way were turned on their heads. the owner, george, he called it the little socialist utopia that could. but other like other experiments, they are alive. it never collapsed. it's been around for i want to say nearly 60 years now and george's daughter runs it magnificently. >> one stand outline and so many in this memoir opens chapter 7 of your book, quote, babies are cute so you don't kill them. young artists must be arrogant so they don't kill themselves. can you explain what you meant by that? >> you love great art. i was bad at the start. there are years, decades where the gulf between what you love and the gulf between what you are is so yawningly huge and if you are not almost dilutionally air gants, you would realize, god, i am never going to be like this person that got me in to this. and you would just either give up or as i put it hyper bolcally, kill yourself. so you have to have that sort of dye lucienal mono mania to you. sometimes i look at my work from in my early 20s and think how did i ever get a start in this profession? who would have hired me. >> you make
Al Jazeera America
Dec 26, 2015 7:30am EST
completely turned on their heads. i mean, the owner, george, he called it the little socialist utopia that could. but the thing is, unlike other utopian experiments, shakespeare and company is still gloriously alive. it never collapsed. it's been around for, i want to say nearly 60 years now. and george's daughter actually runs it magnificently. >> one of the other standout lines, and there are so many in this memoir, opens chapter seven of your book. "babies are cute so you don't kill them. young artists must be arrogant so they don't kill themselves." can you explain what you meant by that? >> you get into art because you love art, because you love art that other people have done, 'cause you love great art. but everyone is really bad at the start, or most people. i was, certainly. and so there are years, decades even, when the gulf between what you love and the gulf between what you are is so yawningly huge. and if you're not almost delusionally arrogant, you would realize, "god, i'm never gonna be like this person that got me into this." and you would just either give up or, as i p
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2014 3:00pm EST
. >> george steimel, a lobbyist for the louisiana defense lawyers association, tried to get the marijuana reform legislation through. but the bill would have affected the hundreds of millions of dollars the sheriffs get from housing state inmates. >> the state pays the sheriffs a per diem for each of the state inmates. and a great deal of those state inmates are serving time in local jails for drug offenses >> so the sheriffs have an economic interest in having a steady flow of inmates? >> that's correct. and they also want to keep as many people on the payroll because that boosts their political popularity. >> the sheriffs provide corrections jobs in the jails they run in their counties, known as parishes. they also have deals with private prison companies that house inmates. >> are the jobs in parish jails a big part of the jobs that sheriffs provide? >> yes. in the northern part of the state, in the rural parishes housing state inmates have become economic development tools. while we should be producing manufacturing jobs we're producing jobs, low paying, low-skilled correcti
Al Jazeera America
Mar 26, 2015 3:30pm EDT
response to .9-11 would have been a commitment by george bush to get -- go before the american people and say we are embroiled to wars in the mid east because we are addicted to oil. we are borrowing a billion dollars a day from nations that don't share our values in order to import a billion dollars of oil a day and in many cases from nations that are outright hostile to us where we are in essence funding both sides of war against terror through our addiction to oil the solution is not to drop bombs on people. the solution is to get off of oil in this country. we need to turn every american into an energy entrepreneur, every home into a power plant. we don't have to be addicted to grounds. >> we don't have to kill americans. we don't have to bomb wedding parties and spy on people with drones and don't have to erode our own constitution. we don't have to spent $700,000,000,000 a year on the military, more than all of the nations in the world combined. americans? >> do you see anybody in the political landscape today who is asking those questions? i mean we think about hillary d
Al Jazeera America
Apr 13, 2014 1:30am EDT
president -- >> pop music and baseball and the presidency, besides george washington, besides babe ruth besides the beatles are it's sort of that, it's's for second place. lincoln has always been the greatest president in my mind but now roosevelt has competed with him because of empathy leadership and owe opacity. this is not an uncritical roosevelts. >> did you ever think that many americans would be interested in watching something that happened 130 years before? >> the civil war is the most important happening in the united states. there is a saying that if you are having a bad season, you put out a civil war book. there is a pent up curiosity about the civil war. i had put it in the can. they said it's terrific, nobody's going to watch that. even stephen bochco has this story called pop rocks, and by the way, we're in an mtv generation and nobody has that attention span. well, it turns out we're all starved for meaning. we all know that real meaning, gaston meanin significant meaning accrues. netflix and people are binging. >> it was flashy video and graphics and cable news, s
Al Jazeera America
Mar 10, 2015 3:30pm EDT
... george w. bush sr. oliver north ronald reagan. >> you locked up and you're
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2014 5:00pm EDT
. george washington was fighting the british so he could find a colony. liberate. all the black folks you see in america has never been liberated. you got a white cop who killed my mama, my daddy, my children. but in the news media if you check, a white cop never hit my car, never my automobile. >> if you look back, because of the 50th anniversary of the poor people's campaign i've seen a lot of black and white film. a handsome young dick gregory talking about hope, belief in a future. belief in this country being willing to release its grasp and grant black people their full human rights. there had to be certain optimism in the tank for those things to go on. >> that's because we never liberated. we talk about a group of people who are educated but never liberated. the song don't sing give me education or give me death but give my liberty or give me death. >> a lot of wise old heads who got that stuff started say the two went hand in hand. they want the hbcs filled with tomorrow's doctors and dentists and preachers. >> a black ph.d driving down the street in washington, d.c. with a m
Al Jazeera America
Dec 21, 2014 11:30am EST
week following september 11th. >>> stay with us, next on the show, george r.r. martin who wrote "game of throwns." >> why couldn't i have been five kingdoms, five kingdoms would have been a lot. >> hundreds of days in detention. >> al jazeera rejects all the charges and demands immediate release. >> thousands calling for their freedom. >> it's a clear violation of their human rights. >> we have strongly urged the government to release those journalists. >> journalism is not a crime. >> the holes are closing in tunisia. voters cast ballots in a historic post-revolution election. hello. i am marianne. you are watching al jazeera. cop fronting ice ill. kurdish forces in sinja. volatile oil markets with prices sinking, we look at what it means for the
Al Jazeera America
Sep 20, 2014 5:00pm EDT
audit to step into that situation. i am not going to let barack obama any more than george am bush for not going to new orleans. it was less about black and white and wrong and white and the dignity and the humanity of fellow citizens. if you are the president of the united states, i don't care if they are black, red, brown, oriole, when you have that kind of militarization the president ought to be intimately involved. i thought it was an epic if fail when he didn't step into the role of being a statesman and instead to be a calculating politician while he shouldn't get more involved you have the city that is majorly african-american. we recently had the on my show, consider this, we had one the top officials from the naacp. and he talked about how one of the problems was the lack of participation in elections by it african-americans in ferguson and that may have led to them having so little representation. why is that happening, and what needs to be done because that has to be a part of this conversation on race. >> king said he was living -- that the negro in the south could not vot
Al Jazeera America
Feb 19, 2014 3:00pm EST
warp speed. although george takei is perhaps best known as playing lieutenant sulu on star trek, he has a decades long career, and recently wrote and start in a musical, regarding japanese internment. something he has an intimate knowledge of.
Al Jazeera America
Sep 26, 2015 7:30am EDT
me now, reference and policy director. jw, senior scholar at george mason university, and the vice president for economic policy at the center for american policy. we saw several different perspectives, and several opposed ones that were plausible. where do you come down on this. is it time to start letting that number rise gradually? >> i don't think so. i think it's too early. if you thing back to the rational for raising rates, you should be trying to stop an overheated economy. if you look at the data, wage and price is nowhere there. rising at a slow rate. there's no sign of a significant increase, which says we have slack in economy and a shortfall in demand. if you raise it. it will back it is lowering the headline. there's no evidence that we need to stop inflation. >> aren't there distortions building in an economy where money cost nothing? >> i think that's right. while i noted the policy, i think it's time to think about a different approach. we are seven years in to one way of doing things. protests were misdirected. if they are concerned about income growth. host has g
Al Jazeera America
Oct 6, 2013 10:30pm EDT
something i didn't agree with george bush's policies for the most part but i never questioned that he was president of the united states. but president barack obama, it's almost how can he not be smart? you don't win by accident the presidency of the united states twice. that's way they do it at harvard when they go to law school. >> the the barrio to capitol hill. what was your message? >> my mom and dad came here as my grants from puerto rico, they -- mieg ranlts from puerto rico. in new york city if it was 1951, 1952 and you were puerto rican, it's all about you bringing diseases not getting on welfare, bringing a criminal element, almost like you were the irish of 150 years before. that was the america that my mom and dad understood. the cup did good, they did good by the country, the country in the end did good by them. they contributed their son as a member of congress. i want to take my life journey and say, here is where my mom and dad started and maybe there was nobody to stand up for them in 1952 but i want to stand up for the newcomers, as much my mom and dad are lookedden upon
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 1:00am EST
out spoken for gay rights. george takei. >> i was living a double life. gay bars but all surreptitious, secret. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. on al jazeera america >> welcome back to "talk to al jazeera". this week we're replaying some of the more memorable moaments since our channel launched. in december the world lost one of its most respected and honored leaders. nelson mandela. ali velshi was there to attend to the passing of the leader. he talked to jimmy carter. >> i never heard him say he was grateful to the united states. he was grateful to cuba. he was grateful to others. that spoke up for him while he was still in prison. he was grateful to the people that condemned the apartheid regime but i don't think that he felt that his freedom and the change that took place in south africa was attributable to the united states. when i first met nelson mandela, the first thing he did was congratulate me on having a daughter, amy, who had been arreste
Al Jazeera America
Nov 14, 2014 5:30pm EST
fascination of george r.r. martin >> i'm writing the equivalent of a medieval world war ii... >> how his imagination keeps millions of devoted fans always wanting more >> it's nice to be doing something everybody is so aware of... >> every saturday, join us for exclusive... revealing... and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time... talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america >> this is talk to al jazeera. i'm stephanie sy speaking with actor geena davis, who also works with u.n. women on gender equality. >> what would be your dream role today. >> role? >> in your age, given your vast repertoire of work, what would be the dream role? >> hum. >> aside from the president of the united states. >> after president where do you go from there? you don't get much more iconic than that. you know i don't know. i don't know specifically, but i see something like breaking bad or something, well, i want a part like that. >> an inmate, maybe? >> yeah, or the wire, i want something really interesting and gritty. that would be fun. in many spheres of society we know in sectors of
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2015 7:00am EST
september 11th. >>> stay with us, next on the show, george r.r. martin who wrote "game of throwns." >> why couldn't i have been five kingdoms, five kingdoms would have been a lot. >> pain killer addiction on the rise >> i loved the feeling of not being in pain >> deadly consequences >> the person i married was gone >> are we prescribing an epidemic? >> the last thing drug companies wanted anybody to think was that, this was a prescribing problem >> fault lines al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us... award winning investigative documentary series... opioid wars only on al jazeera america >>> this week we are remembering some of your favorite interviews from 2014. and we close the show with a man whose imagination has captivated millions. >> the series takes place in an imaginary world. there is a struggle for control of the kingdom. this war is essential i one of three main plot lines there the the other plot lines involving another superhuman characters and then the exiled doubter who see
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