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‘Sesame Street’ Shares Moving Message After George Floyd’s Death: “Racism Has No Place on Our Street”

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Beloved children’s program Sesame Street is speaking up against racism. This week, the Sesame Street Instagram account shared a profound message urging viewers to practice “diversity, inclusion, and, especially, kindness” during these trying times. In addition to its moving message, CNN will be airing a special Sesame Street racism episode, Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. The CNN and Sesame Street town hall will give children a space to discuss racism, the Black Lives Matter movement, and empathy in a forum guided by experts and parents.

On Monday, Sesame Street issued a poignant message in support of Americans protesting George Floyd’s death. “Racism has no place on our Street — or on any street,” the Sesame Street racism message read. “Today and every day we stand together with our Black colleagues, partners, collaborators, and the entire Black community. We stand with friends around the globe to speak out against racism, to promote understanding, and to create a world that is smarter, stronger, and kinder.”

But the famed children’s show isn’t stopping there. On Saturday, CNN and Sesame Street will be airing a town hall event to “talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding,” according to CNN. The 60-minute CNN/Sesame Street town hall will be hosted by Big Bird, anchor Van Jones, and correspondent Erica Hill and will feature a variety of different characters as they answer questions submitted by families across the country.

Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism is CNN’s second Sesame Street town hall this spring. The first, held in April, addressed the novel coronavirus pandemic and provided resources for parents attempting to explain the COVID-19 outbreak to their children.

The Sesame Street town hall airs this Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET. The special Sesame Street event will air on CNN, CNN International, and CNN en Español; it will also stream live on CNN.com’s homepage and through CNN’s apps for free, no cable log-in required.

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News Nation: WGN America Announces Anchors and Correspondents for New Series

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News Nation is coming to WGN America this September, and the network has revealed more about the series that will show the day’s news across the nation in a three hour nightly broadcast.

revealed those new details in a press release. Check that out below.

“WGN America, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s wholly owned cable network reaching 75 million television households across the country, today announced the anchor teams and correspondents for its live three-hour prime-time national newscast, News Nation, which debuts Tuesday, September 1st. The team is led by veteran journalists and weekday anchors, Joe Donlon and Marni Hughes, breaking news anchor, Rob Nelson, and chief meteorologist, Albert Ramon, who collectively bring nearly 80 years of experience in television news to their roles and have covered everything from Presidential elections to hurricanes and the current coronavirus pandemic. The weekend News Nation team will be led by anchors Rudabeh Shahbazi and Nichole Berlie, breaking news anchor, Aaron Nolan, and meteorologist Gerard Jebaily.

News Nation will air daily from 8 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET, and will draw on the local, regional, and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,400 journalists in 110 local newsrooms across the country. The broadcast will deliver news reporting that is fact-based, impactful, educational, and unbiased. In addition to the live nightly newscast, News Nation’s team of reporters and producers will deliver news twenty-four hours a day online through News Nation’s soon-to-be-launched mobile app, NewsNationNow.

“Our on-air anchors and reporters, as well as those guiding the off-camera news-gathering process, are award-winning journalists who understand the importance of being objective,” said Sean Compton, Executive Vice President of WGN America. “They reflect the diversity of our country and will be the backbone of News Nation, as WGN America begins charting a new course in television news, designed for the millions of viewers across the U.S. who want their news to be accurate, fair and without opinion.”

News Nation is overseen by Jennifer Lyons, a media industry executive with 30 years of newsgathering and production experience, who serves as Vice President of News for WGN America.

“We’re adding more than 130 News Nation staff members to the 5,400 Nexstar journalists already reporting from local communities across the U.S.,” said Ms. Lyons. “We have assembled extraordinary teams both in front of and behind the cameras. They are true journalists coming together with a clear mission: Your News, Your Nation. I think you’re going to learn so much about our country through them.”

“Now more than ever, viewers rely on television news to stay informed about everything from the latest pandemic developments to the reopening of the economy and the upcoming election,” said Perry Sook, Nexstar Media Group President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have an opportunity, a mission, and the resources nationwide to bring Americans breaking news stories and live coverage delivered by reporters who know the local community and can provide unbiased coverage of events from coast to coast and deep in the heartland. Nexstar has the largest newsgathering organization in the country, with 5,400 journalists in newsrooms throughout the U.S. and Sean and Jennifer have curated an exceptional team for News Nation. These journalists have broad experience, strong records of journalistic excellence, and their local perspectives will create a new fact-based and unbiased national news platform. We will be presenting news in a way that is free of any particular point of view as we debut News Nation on September 1 and we are confident that there are more Americans than ever who are seeking just that.”

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Clint Eastwood’s 10 Best Westerns, According To IMDb

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A man with one of the most easily recognizable names, looks, and demeanors in movie history, actor and director Clint Eastwood was 25 years old when he played a small part in The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) – his first Western.

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After becoming known for the television series Rawhide, Eastwood became an international movie star thanks to his role in Sergio Leone’s Dollars Western trilogy. When Eastwood won his first Academy Award, it was to Leone whom he dedicated his winning movie to. Over a career of 65 years with over 20 Western movies and shows, Eastwood’s name has practically become synonymous with the genre, and according to IMDb, these 10 Westerns are his best!

10 Honkytonk Man (1982) – 6.6

A Western featuring music and an atypical location and time period, Honkytonk Man follows a country and western singer named Red (Eastwood), who’s dying of tuberculosis during the Great Depression.

When the aging Red gets one final opportunity to become a hit with a performance at a famous concert in Nashville, he sets off on a long road trip to the venue. Accompanying Red is his young nephew – Whit (Kyle Eastwood) – an aspiring musician who idolizes his uncle along their humorously heartwarming coming-of-age journey together.

9 Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970) – 7

En route to help a camp of Mexican revolutionaries battle the French army, a gunslinger named Hogan (Eastwood) rescues a nun (Shirley MacLaine) from being raped by a group of men.

As the interesting friendship blossoms between the two, Hogan begins to suspect that the nun is not all that she appears to be. Two Mules for Sister Sara marked the second of five collaborations between Eastwood and Dirty Harry (1971) director Don Siegel – the other filmmaker Eastwood dedicated his first Oscar-winning movie to.

8 Hang ‘Em High (1968) – 7

The first movie produced by Eastwood, Hang ‘Em High focuses on one of the most common, powerful, and pure themes in Westerns – revenge. When Jed Cooper (Eastwood) is wrongfully accused of cattle rustling by a nine-man posse, he’s hanged and nearly killed before a marshal (Ben Johnson) saves him just in time.

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After proving his innocence to a judge (Pat Hingle), Cooper is granted his freedom and is offered a job as a marshal, with the provision that he doesn’t seek revenge on the men who tried to kill him. Spoilers: he seeks revenge.

7 Pale Rider (1985) – 7.3

A character shrouded in mystery, Eastwood plays a nameless preacher who comes to the aid of a small prospecting town being bullied by Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart) – the greedy head of a large mining company trying to obtain the town’s land.

After the preacher refuses to be intimidated by LaHood’s goons, a couple of which are played by Chris Penn (Reservoir Dogs) and Richard Kiel (MoonrakerHappy Gilmore), the town refuses to accept LaHood’s negotiating terms, leading to an exciting climactic showdown.

6 High Plains Drifter (1973) – 7.5

The first Western directed by Eastwood, the dark story in High Plains Drifter once again sees Eastwood star as a nameless stranger who drifts into a small mining town in need of protection from violent goons.

The people of the fictional California town of Lago initially disapprove of The Stranger after he kills three of their protectors, but when he demonstrates his skills as a gunslinger, they hire him to protect them from three vindictive outlaws. The Stranger accepts with ulterior motives, as the townspeople unknowingly have a connection to his past.

5 The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) – 7.9

In Civil War era movies, Union soldiers are typically protagonists and Confederates typically antagonists, but this isn’t the case in The Outlaw Josey Wales, which sees the peaceful farmer Josey Wales (Eastwood) seeking revenge on the vicious Union soldiers who murdered his wife and young son in Missouri.

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Wales joins a Confederate guerilla unit to pursue his revenge, resulting in one of his highest kill counts of any movie. Wales winds up falling for a woman played by Sondra Locke, marking the first of six movies the real-life couple would collaborate on.

4 A Fistful Of Dollars (1964) – 8

Eastwood’s first of three movies with legendary spaghetti Western director Sergio Leone, A Fistful of Dollars provided Eastwood with his first starring role in a feature as Joe (AKA The Man With No Name).

When Joe arrives in the Mexican village of San Miguel, he quickly gets caught in the middle of a longstanding feud between the Rojos and the Baxters – two powerful smuggler families fighting for control of the town. It’s not long before Joe plays the rivals against each other for his own benefit.

3 Unforgiven (1992) – 8.2

The movie that earned Eastwood his first two Academy Awards (Best Picture and Best Director) Unforgiven stars Eastwood as Will Munny, a farmer long-since retired from his gunslinging days to raise his children after their mother’s passing.

When Munny’s old partner (Morgan Freeman) convinces him to help with one last job, they set out to claim the reward offered by a group of prostitutes who want revenge on the men who violently disfigured her, but in an Oscar-winning role for Gene Hackman, the town’s sheriff has vowed to kill vigilantes carrying out justice.

2 For A Few Dollars More (1965) – 8.3

The second installment in Leone’s Dollars trilogy stars Eastwood as a bounty hunter nicknamed Monco (another variation on The Man With No Name), this time alongside fellow bounty hunter Col. Douglas Mortimer, played by another spaghetti Western great in Lee Van Cleef (Escape From New York).

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When a ruthless outlaw named El Indio (Gian Maria Volontè) breaks out of prison and leads his murderous gang on a bank-robbing spree across the West, Monco and Mortimer must set their rivalry aside and join forces to bring the man to justice.

1 The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (1966) – 8.8

Regarded by many as the greatest Western ever made, Leone’s epic war commentary masterpiece fittingly concludes his Dollars trilogy. With the Civil War waning in the backdrop, three different gunslingers all race to find a massive buried fortune in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

Eli Wallach plays Tuco – The Ugly; Lee Van Cleef plays Angel Eyes – The Bad; and Eastwood plays Blondie – The Good. Over about three hours, the three men all make and break alliances with each other and with the Union and Confederate armies, resulting in an unforgettable final standoff between the three.

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