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Commentary: Why Oprah’s appearances with Stacey Abrams resonated so loudly—especially with Georgia women
Publications as geographically and ideologically diverse as the Guardian, Fox News, Variety, the Hill, and others ran stories or segments about Oprah Winfrey’s campaign appearances with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Yet regardless of the depth of coverage, the two events held in auditoriums in the Atlanta suburbs likely impacted the local crowds in a much deeper way than what could be conveyed to national viewers.
What’s filming in Atlanta now? Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Last Full Measure, Darkest Minds, plus how a looming WGA strike could threaten Georgia
YA novel adaptations Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Darkest Minds, political drama The Last Full Measure, and comedy Game Night are just a few of the movies filming in Atlanta this month.
What’s filming in Atlanta now? Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, Thank You For Your Service, and All Eyez On Me
The latest Edgar Wright film, Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort, recently started production in Atlanta, along with war film Thank You For Your Service, which stars Miles Teller and Amy Schumer in a rare dramatic role.
Clearly Atlanta’s adopted son Tyler Perry is the most polarizing African American entertainment figure of our time. When it was announced last fall that Perry would team with the almighty Oprah to produce original series for her network OWN, there were many raised eyebrows.
Moments into WSB-TV’s “Salute 2 Monica” black tie gala in the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom Wednesday night, the honoree was busy honoring others as she celebrated her 37-year trailblazing career as Action News anchorwoman. “You need to meet this man,” Monica Pearson explained to us, introducing former Louisville WHAS-TV general manager Ed Shadburn.
When Andrew Young moved to Atlanta in 1961, restaurants and hotels were still segregated. He couldn’t eat in the lunchrooms at Rich’s or Davison's (later Macy’s). A couple years later, when his colleague Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize and a dinner was held at the Dinkler Plaza Hotel to celebrate, many Atlantans were outraged by the bi-racial guest list. Mayor Ivan Allen and execs from Coca-Cola had to strong-arm local business leaders to take part.