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When is the CBS Democratic Debate?

CBS will feature live, multi-platform coverage of the Democratic Debate on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9-11pm Et. The debate between candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will take place at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. This marks the first time this campaign season that a debate will air on a broadcast network. This is the second debate among the Democratic candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination. Joining Face the Nation anchor and principal moderator John Dickerson as panelists will be CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes; Kevin Cooney, anchor of Kcci, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines; and the Des … Continue reading →

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Lone Star Cinema: The Trip to Bountiful

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Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful illustrates that you can't go home again. Since it was first performed in 1953, the play remains a favorite for stage performance. Indeed, a recent Broadway revival starred a cast of Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr. and was even made into a TV movie for Lifetime earlier this year.

But for many years, Foote resisted the idea of bringing his play to the silver screen. Director Peter Masterson was able to convince the Texan writer. Esteemed actress Geraldine Page (Sweet Bird of Youth, Hondo) went on to win an Oscar for her lead role of Carrie Watts in the resulting 1985 movie.

Mrs. Watts, a 60-year-old widow, lives in a one-bedroom apartment in Houston with her son Ludie (John Heard, Home Alone, My Fellow Americans) and daughter-in-law Jessie Mae (Carlin Glynn, Sixteen Candles, Three Days of the Condor). She fondly remembers days
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The Trip To Bountiful Review – Geraldine Page, John Heard, Rebecca De Mornay

The Trip To Bountiful (1985) Direction: Peter Masterson Cast: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Rebecca De Mornay, Richard Bradford, Kevin Cooney Screenplay: Horton Foote; from his play Oscar Movies Geraldine Page, The Trip to Bountiful By Dan Schneider of Cosmoetica: Greatness in one medium does not assure greatness in another. One need only look at Peter Masterson's 1985 film version of Horton Foote's play The Trip to Bountiful to realize this. Yes, there are great elements to be found in the film's direction, acting, and writing. In fact, Foote’s adaptation of his won play is outstanding in the way it suggests surfaces barely lifted up, as it did in films like Tender Mercies and To Kill a Mockingbird. On the other hand, The Trip to Bountiful offers no great cinematography and virtually nothing that indelibly stamps it as a visual feast. And despite its reliance on Foote's script,
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