Mr. Media Interviews
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What is Mr. Media Interviews? The calm of Charlie Rose, the curiosity of Terry Gross and the unpredictability of Howard Stern! Exclusive Hollywood, celebrity, pop culture podcast interviews by Mr. Media®, a.k.a., Bob Andelman, with newsmakers in TV, radio, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, books, websites, social media, politics, sports, graphic novels, and comics! Now in its 10th year!
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1301 Judge Robert L. Wilkins, author, Long Road to Hard Truth
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Today's Guest: Robert L. Wilkins, federal judge, United States Court of Appeals, author, Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Judge Robert L. Wilkins by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of determined African American men and women – and their ancestors – who won’t take no for an answer… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture by Robert Wilkins. Order your copy today by clicking on the book cover above! First clear giveaway that I’m a white guy: I didn’t even know there was a National Museum of African American History and Culture in the works until the year it opened—2016. I thought it was and is a great idea, long overdue, but I honestly had never heard a word about it. Once I did, however, I was like a lot of people who thought, “What took us so damn long to get around to it?” And now that I’ve read Judge Robert L. Wilkins’ new book, Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I have a pretty good idea why it took so long and why a lot of well-intended folks like me knew nothing about it before it was literally right in front of our noses. JUDGE ROBERT L. WILKINS podcast excerpt: "I grew up feeling that I was a little bit less- than my white counterparts. Learning about African American history over the years was, for me, a way to affirm my sense of self and to help improve my self-esteem. But also to appreciate the opportunities that I had, that people had literally fought, bled and died for to get me a good education and have equal opportunities to compete for the best jobs." Judge Wilkins compresses a century of Black frustration into about 150 politically charged pages of history. I’m curious to find out how he can even discuss it without screaming, but that’s why he’s a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. A Harvard Law grad doesn’t rise to this level without learning how to stay composed and restrained, even in the face of ridiculous obstruction and political nonsense. Judge Wilkins, by the way, served as chairman of the site and building committee of the Presidential Commis
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Cool stuff, I listen to almost all eps
I lean toward geek tv/movie/comix stuff, and I can count on Mister Media big-time for my fix, but he also has really good music/band and oddball interviews too.
Date published: 2016-01-29