David Cay Boyle Johnston (born December 24, 1948) is an American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. More on the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1612196322/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1612196322&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=aec68fd05c012cfab790ab798d7861f0 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cay_Johnston The Making of Donald Trump is a 2016 biography of the American businessman, property developer and politician Donald Trump by the American investigative journalist David Cay Johnston. It was published by Melville House Publishing. Johnston first met Trump as a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer in June 1988 and likened him to P. T. Barnum. He subsequently reported on Trump for almost 30 years, and wrote the book in 27 days. In an interview with The New York Times Johnston said that Trump had "...seriously damaged his brand" with his presidential campaign and would "follow him for the rest of his life". Johnston also felt that Trump was "masterful at understanding the conventions of journalism" and "remarkably agile at doing as he chooses and getting away with it." The book entered the New York Times hardcover nonfiction list in fifteenth position and spent four weeks there. The book consists of 24 chapters, with an introduction and an epilogue. The book details Trump's family history, personal biography and an account of his business career and marriages. David M. Shribman, writing for The Boston Globe, felt that the book was "a chronicle of mobsters and mistresses, shady construction deals and financial shenanigans, monumental projects and miserable (and possibly illegal) business practices" and that "Much of this slender volume's contents are already part of the public record; some of it is new". Shribman noted that the book focuses on Trump's personal and business life rather than his political career and that "More than a dozen Republican candidates and the entire Democratic Party have made the very same argument Johnston puts forward here. It is an important critique, yet an ignored one. Trump may, and probably does, have all these flaws. He also possesses perhaps the most important, and in some quarters surely the most appealing, message in this year of fear and discontent. The book that explains that is the one worth writing, and waiting for." The book was reviewed by Michael Russell for the Herald Scotland who wrote that the "24 short chapters of the very readable book contain substantial detail regarding Trump's activities since that time. They also dig into his earlier years and some of his family background. As to the truth of these claims, readers will need to make up their own minds." Russell felt that Johnston "sometimes comes across as being almost as self-satisfied and assertive as Trump" but concluded that "Inauguration, unlike baptism, does not wash away sins nor confer wisdom. If even a 10th of David Cay Johnston’s stories are true, then Trump is morally, intellectually, culturally, economically, legally and politically unfit for office of any sort. No wonder so much of the world is shaking its head but also holding its breath." David J. Lynch reviewed the book for The Financial Times and wrote that "Johnston has done voters a service with this unblinking portrait. He makes a compelling case that Trump has the attributes of both "dictator" and "deceiver" and would be a disaster in the Oval Office. ...Yet, ultimately this is a dispiriting read. If Johnston's rendering of Trump is at all accurate, it is not just the New York businessman who deserves rebuke. So too does an entire American political system that has put him within reach of the White House despite his manifest flaws." Lynch was also critical of Johnston's prose style, feeling that "This slim 210-page volume feels a bit rushed: the transitions can be choppy and, like his subject, Johnston has a healthy regard for his own abilities. ...Tip: when you are taking down one of the world’s great narcissists, go easy on self-promotion" but that it "is a minor flaw in a work that delivers so much insight". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Making_of_Donald_Trump
Decades of failed peace talks have led nowhere; but do not lose hope just yet. Join Robert Foster as he attempts to host the first ever Middle East Peace Raps, using rhyme and reason to bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, and a representative of Hamas. The picture would not be complete however, without a discussion of "America's last taboo" (as Edward Said once referred to it): the USA's role as Israel's best - and only - buddy in the world (Ok, together with Australia). Featuring special cameos from prominent American Jewish scholar, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, and Palestinian rap legends, DAM, this is an episode for the ages. Join us as we bravely (or perhaps stupidly) take on one of the most bitter, divisive and controversial conflicts of our times: Israel & Palestine. Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a suburban backyard home studio in Melbourne, Australia, on Wurundjeri Land. **CREDITS: MUSIC: Main beat: "Look Away" by Profetesa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6mid4axNlg (with additional composition work by Giordano Nanni) MSMBS beat: "Basement Freak" by Profetesa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTcvjj1891k Check out Profetesa Beats here: http://www.profetesa-beats.com Ken Oathcarn beat: "K-Kids" by Able8 and Iz: https://soundcloud.com/able8/kay-keeeds DAM cameo: Massive thanks to Tamer Nafar, Suhell Nafar and Mahmoud Jreri (aka DAM) for appearing in this episode and filming their scene in Ramallah. Check them out at their site: http://www.damrap.com. This collaboration could not have been possible without the help of @LondonBDSGroup, Arianne Shaffer from the Kindle Project: http://kindleproject.org and Amber Fares from Speed Sisters: https://www.facebook.com/speedsistersthefilm. Norman Finkelstein cameo: Awesome gratitude to Norman for agreeing to lend his powerful voice to this episode. We thank Ken Klippenstein for putting us in touch with Norman; and all who helped with the recording and shoot in New York: Nancy Mansour aka Harrabic Tubman, Omar Abarubb (a.k.a Boy Hydro), Ayman El-Sayed (http://www.existenceisresistance.org/) and Draf of Damatrix Studios. ScarJo cameo: thanks to Scarlett for being a good sport and agreeing to take part. Ok, seriously: Thanks to Ellen Burbidge for her brilliant Scar-Jo impersonation; and to Lucy Cahill for providing the voice. All other acting by Hugo & Giordano. All other vox by Hugo Animations by Rap News fx-wizard, Jonas Schweizer (aka Kookybone) Amazing prop engineering by Zoë Umlaut http://www.zoeamandawilson.wordpress.com Images by Photoshop ninja Zoe Tame: http://www.visualtonic.com.au Make-up courtesy of Rosie Dunlop. Filming / video-editing assistance and all round legendary support by Damian Tapley. Photography in Israel/Palestine by Suhell Nafar and Dan Cohen. Captions syncing by Koolfy from http://nurpa.be. Wigs styled and provided by Rose Chong http://www.rosechong.com Video and music editing by Giordano. A special thanks to the sage Patrick Wolfe for consultation and conversations about Israel/Palestine; and to DBot and Adso Ferguson for providing invaluable feedback on the script. ** SUPPORT the creation of new episodes: Donate: http://thejuicemedia.com/donate/ BitCoin: 1HMPK1zFCLopAvNEvR3aehFU1tSvHeWkTS ** CONNECT with us on: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/juicerapnews Farcebook: https://www.facebook.com/juicerapnews Website: http://www.thejuicemedia.com ** DOWNLOAD: FREE Hi-Quality MP3: https://soundcloud.com/juice-rap-news/israel-palestine-rap-news-24 LYRICS: http://www.thejuicemedia.com/lyrics ** TRANSLATIONS: Many thanks to: Amit Gilutz for Hebrew translation FL-Bremen for German translation Jonas Maebe for Dutch translation Tamara L for Serbian translation Frederik E-C for Danish translation Julie Chatagnon for French translation Prokhor Ozornin for Russian translation - with further edits by Victor Irzak Euclides Filho for Portuguese translation Peter and Paul for Romanian translation Al Kafri Firas for Arabic translation Matejko and Kamil for Slovak translation Maryam for Spanish translation Midori for Japanese translation Hannah Yun for Chinese translation Lia D for Finnish translation Vojta for Czech translation Daniele Speziale for the Italian Translation If you would like to translate this episode into your language please contact us at http://www.thejuicemedia.com/contact
"Tell the World" shares the compelling story of a small group of farmers from the northeast region of the United States who would go on to set the foundation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since the 19th century, the Church has been at the forefront of matters relating to health, education, communication and Biblical interpretation. Find out more at http://telltheworld.adventist.org
"VB Latino Jazztet" - https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D0%A4%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B4%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%94%D0%B6%D0%B0%D0%B7%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%82Jazztet-Foundation/863781090318583 Ventzislav Blagoev - trumpet, fluegelhorn Petar Momchev - saxophone Teodor Petkov - piano Dimitar Blagoev - guitar Boris Taslev - bass Stefan Kozhuharov - drums with the participation of: Viara Momcheva - vocal Nevena Grigorova - drums Ana and Hristina Panovi - violins "С подкрепата на Дом на културата - Средец"- https://www.facebook.com/dksredets Chu Cho (Paquito D'Rivera) La Bikina (Rubén Fuentes) I Loves You, Porgy (George Gershwin) Summer Samba (Marcos Valle/Norman Gimbel) Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) Alfonsina y el Mar (Ariel Ramírez) Tico-Tico no Fubá (Zequinha de Abreu) Caravan (Juan Tizol) Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (Pérez Prado) Chega de Saudade (Antonio Carlos Jobim) Sofia, Zaimov park, 11 August 2015
Momento de Reflexão Jesus manso e humilde de coração Meus Irmãos, Hoje quero dirigir-vos algumas palavras sobre o tema da mansidão e da humildade, imaginando que seja Jesus a falar-vos. «Sou Eu, Jesus. Sou Eu, aquele que te escolheu, para seres totalmente e para sempre meu. Sei que este é também o teu firme desejo; alimenta-o continuamente. Hoje, quero dizer-te uma palavra sobre a mansidão e humildade de coração, pois estas, são duas virtudes indispensáveis. Sim, porque se não fores humilde, serás orgulhoso, e tu sabes que o orgulho te destrói a ti e ao grupo. Onde há orgulho, há guerra, porque há ambição íntima de dominar, de mandar no grupo, de ser mais do que os outros... Então, escuta: - Quando a tristeza quiser dominar-te e sentires dentro de ti surgirem tantas razões que tentam justificar a tua tristeza, diz muitas vezes e com humildade: "Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando sentires vontade de fechar-te em ti próprio e de não falar nem dialogar com ninguém, diz muitas vezes e com humildade: " Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando tiveres a impressão de ser rejeitado ou não apreciado pelos outros, diz muitas vezes e com humildade: " Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando te custar recomeçar o diálogo com um teu irmão, com força e coragem, diz ainda muitas vezes e com humildade: "Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando tiveres a impressão de ser deixado no último lugar, alegra-te, porque os últimos serão os primeiros e reza com convicção: " Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando fores tentado de te deixar levar pelo "vitimismo", reage fortemente contra ele, para não te tornares ridículo diante dos outros, mas, sobretudo, para não seres vítima do teu orgulho e egocentrismo. Reza então e com maior convicção: " Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando, numa reunião, fores tentado de fazer valer as tuas razões, talvez, até, levantando a voz, lembra-te que nunca será o tom de voz que te dará razão, mas sim e só a própria verdade, comunicada com mansidão e humildade. Nessa altura, reza ainda, com confiança: " Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando te sentires tentado de endurecer nos teus pontos de vista, lembra-te que a teimosia é uma grande má conselheira: poderia levar-te a.... "partir a cabeça". É perigoso! Nunca tomes decisões neste estado; relaxa-te e reza mais uma vez, com humildade e convicção: "Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso" - Quando, tendo caído numa falta, sentires vergonha de ti mesmo e dos teus irmãos, e até de Mim, não te deixes cair no desânimo. O desânimo é sinal de orgulho. Aceita o teu fracasso, seja qual for e faz a paz contigo mesmo, perdoando-te, e Comigo, dizendo, com muita humildade: " Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando notares que os teus irmãos têm qualidades que tu não tens, não te entristeças, nem desanimes. Pelo contrário, alegra-te com o Senhor e com o teu irmão pelos talentos que recebeu de Deus; sente-te feliz e diz, com humildade: "Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando tiveres vontade de falar das tuas qualidades, mortifica a tua língua e pensa que nada do que tens é teu; é tudo do Senhor que te emprestou tudo. E se os teus irmãos apreciarem as tuas qualidades, sê simples: louva ao Senhor e diz: "Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, fazei o meu coração semelhante ao Vosso". - Quando sentires o desejo de seres elogiado e distinguido no meio dos irmãos, alimenta, dentro de ti, o desejo sincero de viver oculto aos olhos dos outros. Assim, o Pai do Céu, que vê no oculto, te dará a recompensa. Mas, diz ainda: "Jesus manso e humilde de Coração, ...
Pernell Harrison, Speaker (Pernell Harrison Ministries) delivers a message of the sermon entitled, "Why Do Tragedies Occur to Youngsters?" This sermon encourages you with the Guidance and Work of the Holy Spirit on choosing Jesus and to be safe daily, and don't fall into Satan's prey of hazards and dangers, both young and old people alike. The sermon featured tragic stories of these young children: Samantha Kuberski, Savannah Hardin, Lane Graves, Abby Williams and Libby German. Key text: Revelation 21:4-5 (NKJV). After the sermon, the closing hymn, "We Have This Hope" is found on # 214 in the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal. "We Have This Hope" words and music by Wayne Hooper (1920-2007). We have this hope that burns within our hearts, Hope in the coming of the Lord. We have this faith that Christ alone imparts, Faith in the promise of His Word. We believe the time is here, When the nations far and near Shall awake, and shout and sing Hallelujah! Christ is King! We have this hope that burns within our hearts, Hope in the coming of the Lord. We are united in Jesus Christ our Lord, We are united in His love. Love for the waiting people of the world, People who need our Savior's love. Soon the heav'ns will open wide, Christ will come to claim His bride, All the universe will sing Hallelujah! Christ is King! We have this hope this faith, and God's great love, We are united in Christ. Video recorded on July 8. 2017 at Pulaski Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pulaski, Tennessee USA. Web: http://pulaskitn.adventistchurch.org (CC) Closed-captioned for the Hearing Impaired (English). Subtitles now available: Spanish, Tamil, French, Russian, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Chinese, Filipino, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Hindi, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Turkish, Thai, Indonesian, Icelandic, Ukrainian, Georgian, Italian, Lao, Slovak, Swahili, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Macedonian, Korean, Nepali, Khmer, Persian (Farsi), Telugu, Vietnamese, Bulgarian Scripture quotations marked "NKJV" TM are taken from the New King James Version. Copyright (c) 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All Rights reserved. Resources: Seventh-day Adventist Church http://www.adventist.org National Suicide Prevention Lifeline http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Toll free numbers in North America: 1-800-273-8255 TTY: 1-800-799-4889 Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio En Español: 1-888-628-9454 For those outside United States, please visit: http://www.befrienders.org/support/helplines.asp to find a suicide helpline near you. In Canada... Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada http://www.adventist.ca Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (Phone), Live Chat counselling at http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/search?keys=suicide Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centre Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS) (French): 1-866-APPELLE If you're worried someone you know may be at risk of suicide, you should talk to them about it, says the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention.
This video is a recording on my special talk on my 2 new books as well as my testimony at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Parish In Huntington Beach 5/3/2018
The Great Gildersleeve (1941--1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, first introduced on Oct. 3, 1939, ep. #216. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show into the spin-off and later in a quartet of feature films released at the height of the show's popularity. On Fibber McGee and Molly, Peary's Gildersleeve was a pompous windbag who became a consistent McGee nemesis. "You're a haa-aa-aa-aard man, McGee!" became a Gildersleeve catchphrase. The character was given several conflicting first names on Fibber McGee and Molly, and on one episode his middle name was revealed as Philharmonic. Gildy admits as much at the end of "Gildersleeve's Diary" on the Fibber McGee and Molly series (Oct. 22, 1940). He soon became so popular that Kraft Foods—looking primarily to promote its Parkay margarine spread — sponsored a new series with Peary's Gildersleeve as the central, slightly softened and slightly befuddled focus of a lively new family. Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor. In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity. Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Gildersleeve
My Friend Irma, created by writer-director-producer Cy Howard, is a top-rated, long-run radio situation comedy, so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated to films, television, a comic strip and a comic book, while Howard scored with another radio comedy hit, Life with Luigi. Marie Wilson portrayed the title character, Irma Peterson, on radio, in two films and a television series. The radio series was broadcast from April 11, 1947 to August 23, 1954. Dependable, level-headed Jane Stacy (Cathy Lewis, Diana Lynn) began each weekly radio program by narrating a misadventure of her innocent, bewildered roommate, Irma, a dim-bulb stenographer from Minnesota. The two central characters were in their mid-twenties. Irma had her 25th birthday in one episode; she was born on May 5. After the two met in the first episode, they lived together in an apartment rented from their Irish landlady, Mrs. O'Reilly (Jane Morgan, Gloria Gordon). Irma's boyfriend Al (John Brown) was a deadbeat, barely on the right side of the law, who had not held a job in years. Only someone like Irma could love Al, whose nickname for Irma was "Chicken". Al had many crazy get-rich-quick schemes, which never worked. Al planned to marry Irma at some future date so she could support him. Professor Kropotkin (Hans Conried), the Russian violinist at the Princess Burlesque theater, lived upstairs. He greeted Jane and Irma with remarks like, "My two little bunnies with one being an Easter bunny and the other being Bugs Bunny." The Professor insulted Mrs. O'Reilly, complained about his room and reluctantly became O'Reilly's love interest in an effort to make her forget his back rent. Irma worked for the lawyer, Mr. Clyde (Alan Reed). She had such an odd filing system that once when Clyde fired her, he had to hire her back again because he couldn't find anything. Useless at dictation, Irma mangled whatever Clyde dictated. Asked how long she had been with Clyde, Irma said, "When I first went to work with him he had curly black hair, then it got grey, and now it's snow white. I guess I've been with him about six months." Irma became less bright as the program evolved. She also developed a tendency to whine or cry whenever something went wrong, which was at least once every show. Jane had a romantic inclination for her boss, millionaire Richard Rhinelander (Leif Erickson), but he had no real interest in her. Another actor in the show was Bea Benaderet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Friend_Irma_%28radio-TV%29 Katherine Elisabeth Wilson (August 19, 1916 -- November 23, 1972), better known by her stage name, Marie Wilson, was an American radio, film, and television actress. She may be best remembered as the title character in My Friend Irma. Born in Anaheim, California, Wilson began her career in New York City as a dancer on the Broadway stage. She gained national prominence with My Friend Irma on radio, television and film. The show made her a star but typecast her almost interminably as the quintessential dumb blonde, which she played in numerous comedies and in Ken Murray's famous Hollywood "Blackouts". During World War II, she was a volunteer performer at the Hollywood Canteen. She was also a popular wartime pin-up. Wilson's performance in Satan Met a Lady, the second film adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's detective novel The Maltese Falcon, is a virtual template for Marilyn Monroe's later onscreen persona. Wilson appeared in more than 40 films and was a guest on The Ed Sullivan Show on four occasions. She was a television performer during the 1960s, working until her untimely death. Wilson's talents have been recognized with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: for radio at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard, for television at 6765 Hollywood Boulevard and for movies at 6601 Hollywood Boulevard. Wilson married four times: Nick Grinde (early 1930s), LA golf pro Bob Stevens (1938--39), Allan Nixon (1942--50) and Robert Fallon (1951--72). She died of cancer in 1972 at age 56 and was interred in the Columbarium of Remembrance at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Wilson_%28American_actress%29
Our Miss Brooks is an American situation comedy starring Eve Arden as a sardonic high school English teacher. It began as a radio show broadcast from 1948 to 1957. When the show was adapted to television (1952--56), it became one of the medium's earliest hits. In 1956, the sitcom was adapted for big screen in the film of the same name. Connie (Constance) Brooks (Eve Arden), an English teacher at fictional Madison High School. Osgood Conklin (Gale Gordon), blustery, gruff, crooked and unsympathetic Madison High principal, a near-constant pain to his faculty and students. (Conklin was played by Joseph Forte in the show's first episode; Gordon succeeded him for the rest of the series' run.) Occasionally Conklin would rig competitions at the school--such as that for prom queen--so that his daughter Harriet would win. Walter Denton (Richard Crenna, billed at the time as Dick Crenna), a Madison High student, well-intentioned and clumsy, with a nasally high, cracking voice, often driving Miss Brooks (his self-professed favorite teacher) to school in a broken-down jalopy. Miss Brooks' references to her own usually-in-the-shop car became one of the show's running gags. Philip Boynton (Jeff Chandler on radio, billed sometimes under his birth name Ira Grossel); Robert Rockwell on both radio and television), Madison High biology teacher, the shy and often clueless object of Miss Brooks' affections. Margaret Davis (Jane Morgan), Miss Brooks' absentminded landlady, whose two trademarks are a cat named Minerva, and a penchant for whipping up exotic and often inedible breakfasts. Harriet Conklin (Gloria McMillan), Madison High student and daughter of principal Conklin. A sometime love interest for Walter Denton, Harriet was honest and guileless with none of her father's malevolence and dishonesty. Stretch (Fabian) Snodgrass (Leonard Smith), dull-witted Madison High athletic star and Walter's best friend. Daisy Enright (Mary Jane Croft), Madison High English teacher, and a scheming professional and romantic rival to Miss Brooks. Jacques Monet (Gerald Mohr), a French teacher. Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part, but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later, he realized Booth was too focused on the underpaid downside of public school teaching at the time to have fun with the role. Lucille Ball was believed to have been the next choice, but she was already committed to My Favorite Husband and didn't audition. Chairman Bill Paley, who was friendly with Arden, persuaded her to audition for the part. With a slightly rewritten audition script--Osgood Conklin, for example, was originally written as a school board president but was now written as the incoming new Madison principal--Arden agreed to give the newly-revamped show a try. Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis, Our Miss Brooks premiered on July 19, 1948. According to radio critic John Crosby, her lines were very "feline" in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton, with sharp, witty comebacks. The interplay between the cast--blustery Conklin, nebbishy Denton, accommodating Harriet, absentminded Mrs. Davis, clueless Boynton, scheming Miss Enright--also received positive reviews. Arden won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-49, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March. "I'm certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor you've bestowed upon me, because I understand that if I win this two years in a row, I get to keep Mr. Boynton," she joked. But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne. For its entire radio life, the show was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, promoting Palmolive soap, Lustre Creme shampoo and Toni hair care products. The radio series continued until 1957, a year after its television life ended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Miss_Brooks