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Thread: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Nope and it beats the hell out of the 24 hour cycle of misery I see with TV news media.

    21st century, man, where ya been?!
    That was a joke right? Maybe it's tradition as the article stated, so that's fine I suppose, it's weird mind you but whatever.

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The role of Peter Pan is traditionally played by a woman, going back to Mary Martin in the original Broadway production.
    Yes, but there was legal reasons involved back then. We don't have such issues now.

    Besides, the only two Peter Pan I've seen was the animated film (played by Bobby Driscoll) and from the movie Hook played by the late great Robin Williams, both were men. Look I'm not going to be some social justice type or women lib and scream on the top of a mountain until this is changed, it's just that since I've never seen a Broadway play, this seems a bit odd. I get it's Tradition, but it's still a woman playing a man, and that seems odd.

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Yes, but there was legal reasons involved back then. We don't have such issues now.

    Besides, the only two Peter Pan I've seen was the animated film (played by Bobby Driscoll) and from the movie Hook played by the late great Robin Williams, both were men. Look I'm not going to be some social justice type or women lib and scream on the top of a mountain until this is changed, it's just that since I've never seen a Broadway play, this seems a bit odd. I get it's Tradition, but it's still a woman playing a man, and that seems odd.
    A woman playing a boy. You make a fair point, but I don't think NBC set out to make theatrical history.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    A woman playing a boy. You make a fair point, but I don't think NBC set out to make theatrical history.
    That's a good point, come to think about it this, is more set to be a like a play then a movie right? I guess when you consider the history there, I can definitely see the reasoning. Though, I would argue that many more people are familiar with Peter Pan from the Disney animated movie and Hook.

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    That's a good point, come to think about it this, is more set to be a like a play then a movie right? I guess when you consider the history there, I can definitely see the reasoning. Though, I would argue that many more people are familiar with Peter Pan from the Disney animated movie and Hook.
    You may be right about the animated movie and Hook, but when NBC did Sound of Music last year they followed the Broadway script rather than the movie script. It looks like they're planning a series of live TV revivals of Broadway productions.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The role of Peter Pan is traditionally played by a woman, going back to Mary Martin in the original Broadway production.

    G' evenin' Jack (off topic)

    I was going to relate that also....

    Some of these youngsters actually believe they are the first to do everything....They haven't seen it so it hasn't been done.... a woman as a man ? a man in drag ? movies ? on stage? how many decades ago ? before I was born ? really ?

    I wonder, were we the same when young ? Life is entertaining, is it not ?

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    G' evenin' Jack (off topic)

    I was going to relate that also....

    Some of these youngsters actually believe they are the first to do everything....They haven't seen it so it hasn't been done.... a woman as a man ? a man in drag ? movies ? on stage? how many decades ago ? before I was born ? really ?

    I wonder, were we the same when young ? Life is entertaining, is it not ?

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    To quote my favorite Byrds song: "I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now."
    One of mine also....
    (now It's stuck on my mental jukebox.... probably play 'til morn... heh heh heh)

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    One of mine also....
    (now It's stuck on my mental jukebox.... probably play 'til morn... heh heh heh)

    Great eve to you sir

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    Same to you, Thom.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    That was a joke right? Maybe it's tradition as the article stated, so that's fine I suppose, it's weird mind you but whatever.
    Yea, I was joking.
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