Time to set those DVRs: Tonight, June 22nd, at 10:30pm ET, Fox-5 New York news will air a very special segment Long Live The Grateful Dead! about the iconic band, the cultural phenomenon it became at its peak, and the resurrection the music has experienced in the wake of their 50th anniversary in 2015.The news package will feature interviews with artists who are keeping the Dead alive in 2017 in various ways, from latter-day incarnations of the original band (John Mayer; Warren Haynes), to stellar tribute acts (Tom Hamilton of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), to new interpretations of the Dead’s classic catalogue (solo pianist Holly Bowling). The segment will also interview prominent fans and historians like former band publicist and biographer Dennis McNally, reality TV magnate and gay community icon Andy Cohen, and Sirius XM Dead radio host Gary Lambert, as well as a large selection of Deadheads from all walks of life.The half-hour segment will only be aired on TV and will not be available online after the fact, so make sure to set a recording or tune in tomorrow at 10:30PM EST to hear Fox-5 New York educate the masses on the modern Dead renaissance!
To ensure that members of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia, (SWAL) are held accountable for what they write and broadcast, LFA president Musa Bility has said that only current SWAL ID Card holders will be admitted to its programs.“We want to complain you whenever you write or broadcast inaccurate information about us,” Bility said, at the end of year press conference last Saturday at the LFA headquarters in Monrovia.He said the LFA will also hold sports journalists responsible for unbalanced reporting that they themselves may not realize it because of their inadequacy or their inability to get correct sources for their reports.“This year 2016 we want to learn from each other and as journalists you probably learn every day but that does not mean that we should accept when you attribute statements to me that I have not said,” he said.He warned both the LFA and sports journalists must be accountable for what they say, and it need be, “I will seek redress in the court of law.”He made specific reference to a certain newspaper that quoted a report by Transparency International discussing the loss of millions of dollars in FIFA, and used his photograph on that report.“That story did not have anything to do with me or the LFA,” Bility said, “and yet my picture was placed on the story to give the lazy reader the impression that I was involved in the story.”To complain bias reporting for immediate redress, he said is to ensure that all sports journalists are accredited by the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.“From now only sports journalists with SWAL current accreditation will be allowed to conduct their affairs at the LFA and other areas under our control,” Bility said.Mr. Bility’s position might have stemmed from his recent experience with his FIFA presidency bid where the Ad-Hoc Elections Commission used unsubstantiated reports in the media against him.In his first rejection, the committee noted two types of beaches which it claimed undermined his eligibility as a candidate. One was Liberian related issues in his involvement in cases in the courts of Liberia, though he was never found guilty of any, and the other was his suspension by CAF.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)