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Al Jazeera
May 7, 2015 4:00pm EDT
song of fire and ice, the basis for the hbo series "game of thrones" now in 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 bei
Al Jazeera
Feb 19, 2014 3:30pm EST
brought a generation to 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. he went to a camp at the age five. he's a bold outspoken support er 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 ha
Al Jazeera
Nov 8, 2013 5:30pm EST
. 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 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 prisons. >> howl were you? >> i was five years owl. happening? >> i didn't understand a thing. my parents were tense. there was one morning that i remember. they got us
Al Jazeera
May 13, 2014 5:30pm EDT
judges, judges 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 go
Al Jazeera
Jun 29, 2014 3:00pm EDT
skills. 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, if anything, has surprised you about the deteriorating security situation in
Al Jazeera
Feb 7, 2014 5:30pm EST
"the times" 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, wh
Al Jazeera
Mar 1, 2016 4:30am EST
and capitalist way were 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 ju
Al Jazeera
Mar 20, 2016 1:30pm EDT
done in this controlled and 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
Al Jazeera
Jun 28, 2014 12:30pm EDT
greatest 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
Al Jazeera
Jun 7, 2014 12:30pm EDT
sometimes sometimes they don't >> no one is listening to us... george is innocent... >> the system with joe burlinger only on al jazeera america you have been with the organization for 50 years. what are your proudet time? >> it will be 50 years next july. i have not yet gone into the enter expe enter /* introspective phase of trying to determine one of my greatest moments, my saddest moments. again, it's very hard to establish, david, what difference one makes. >> that's for somebody else to determine. i have been very lucky, very, very lucky. i have been privileged to spend my adult life fighting that which on one hand almost destroyed me, the holocaust, antisemittism and building bridges of understanding, of reconciliation, of interfaith and enterethnic. i survived because there was a catholic woman who risked her life to save me. so, to be able to earn a living for almost 50 years fighting bigotry, fighting antisemittism, trying to build the bridges of understanding and sensitivity to each other, wow. >> you were lucky in your childhood that you had a catholic family that protected
Al Jazeera
Sep 1, 2013 10:30pm EDT
dollars with free speech. now, i do not believe that george washington and hamilton and jefferson were sitting around the table when they were drafting the constitution. they said you know george, i have $2,000 and you only have one. that means i get twice as much free speech as you. >> strong majorities of americans agree with you. >> absolutely. >> what can be done therefore to change it? >> i think we have to do a lot of things. i think it's legislative fix, supreme court fix, changing the supreme court, i think it will take the constitution change to say once and for all that money doesn't equal free speech that the guy that makes minimum wage ought to have just as much ability to speak in the economy as the guy that makes a billion dollars a year. that's not the way the system is. it may take a constitutional change but i can tell you we're going oorganize and mobilize and educate around that very issue because i think the american public believes that corporations shouldn't have more rights than people. they should have less rights than people and currently they have more rights.
Al Jazeera
Oct 31, 2014 5:30pm EDT
more appropriate 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 ab
Al Jazeera
Jan 5, 2014 10:00pm EST
option he didn't do so. >> he played lieutenant sulu. but he's 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 m
Al Jazeera
Nov 11, 2014 5:30pm EST
came out, didn't hit any best sellers lists... >> the worlds, the magic and the 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 >> years of decision, a warning from missouri's governor. >> violence will not be tolerated. >> coming up, how officials are already planning for protests. along the iraqi syrian border isil are backed in a corner and show that they're willing to fight to the death. and general motors willing to cover up faulty ignition switches. what altug
Al Jazeera
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
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