University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi is a public research university in Oxford, Mississippi. Including the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, it is the state's largest university by enrollment; the university was chartered by the Mississippi Legislature on February 24, 1844, four years admitted its first enrollment of 80 students. The university is classified as an "R1: Doctoral University—Very High Research Activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and has an annual research and development budget of $121.6 million. The university ranked 145 in the 2018 edition of the US News Rankings of Best National Universities. Across all its campuses, the university comprises some 23,258 students. In addition to the main campus in Oxford and the medical school in Jackson, the university has campuses in Tupelo, Booneville and Southaven. About 55 percent of its undergraduates and 60 percent overall come from Mississippi, 23 percent are minorities, it is one of the 33 colleges and universities participating in the National Sea Grant Program and a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.
Ole Miss was a center of activity during the American civil rights movement when a race riot erupted in 1962 following the attempted admission of James Meredith, an African-American, to the segregated campus. While the university was integrated that year, the use of Confederate symbols and motifs has remained a controversial aspect of the school's identity and culture. In response the university has attempted to take proactive measures to rebrand its image, including banning the display of Confederate flags in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in 1997 abandoning the Colonel Reb mascot in 2003, removing "Dixie" from the Pride of the South marching band's repertoire in 2016. In 2018, following a racially charged rant on social media by an alum and academic building namesake, former Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter reaffirmed the university's commitment to "honest and open dialogue about its history", in making its campuses "more welcoming and inclusive"; the Mississippi Legislature chartered the University of Mississippi on February 24, 1844.
The university opened its doors to its first class of 80 students four years in 1848. For 23 years, the university was Mississippi's only public institution of higher learning, for 110 years it was the state's only comprehensive university. Politician Pryor Lea was a founding trustee; when the university opened, the campus consisted of six buildings: two dormitories, two faculty houses, a steward's hall, the Lyceum at the center. Constructed from 1846 to 1848, the Lyceum is the oldest building on campus; the Lyceum housed all of the classrooms and faculty offices of the university. The building's north and south wings were added in 1903, the Class of 1927 donated the clock above the eastern portico; the Lyceum is now the home of the university's administration offices. The columned facade of the Lyceum is represented on the official crest of the university, along with the date of establishment. In 1854, the university established the fourth state-supported, public law school in the United States, began offering engineering education.
With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, classes were interrupted when the entire student body from the University of Mississippi enlisted in the Confederate army, forming an infantry group nicknamed the University Greys. However, all 135 students were killed during a 100 % casualty rate. Most died during the battles of Vicksburg; the Lyceum was used as a hospital during the Civil War for both Union and Confederate soldiers those who were wounded at the battle of Shiloh. Two hundred-fifty soldiers who died in the campus hospital were buried in a cemetery on the grounds of the university. During the post-war period, the university was led by former Confederate general A. P. Stewart, a Rogersville, Tennessee native, he served as Chancellor from 1874 to 1886. The university became coeducational in 1882 and was the first such institution in the Southeast to hire a female faculty member, Sarah McGehee Isom, doing so in 1885; the student yearbook was published for the first time in 1897. A contest was held to solicit suggestions for a yearbook title from the student body.
Elma Meek, a student, submitted the winning entry of "Ole Miss." Meek's source for the term is unknown. This sobriquet was not only chosen for the yearbook, but became the name by which the university was informally known. "Ole Miss" is defined as the school's intangible spirit, separate from the tangible aspects of the university. The university began medical education in 1903, when the University of Mississippi School of Medicine was established on the Oxford campus. In that era, the university provided two-year pre-clinical education certificates, graduates went out of state to complete doctor of medicine degrees. In 1950, the Mississippi Legislature voted to create a four-year medical school. On July 1, 1955, the University Medical Center opened in the capital of Jackson, Mississippi, as a four-year medical school; the University of Mississippi Medical Center, as it is now called, is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi. It houses the University of Mississippi School of Medicine along with five other health science schools: nursing, health-related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy (The School of Pharmacy is split between the Ox
Adam-12 (1990 TV series)
Adam-12 is a syndicated revival of the 1968–1975 series of the same name. Like the original, this program focused on the daily jobs and lives of two police officers whose patrol car is designated "Adam-12"; this time, the officers assigned to Adam-12 were his partner Gus Grant. This series ran two 26-episode seasons consecutively for 52 straight weeks, so although it had two seasons it ran for one calendar year; the New Adam-12 was paired up with another revival of a Jack Webb television series: The New Dragnet. Both revivals were different from the originals and can be considered revivals in name only. Ethan Wayne as Officer Matt Doyle Peter Parros as Officer Gus Grant Miguel Fernandes as Sgt. Harry Santos Linden Ashby as Officer Honeycutt Alma Martinez as Sgt. Elizabeth Cruz Harri James as Officer Neville As of early 2012, there are no plans to release either this show or The New Dragnet to DVD. Episodes are, available for streaming on Hulu. Adam-12 on IMDb Adam-12 at TV.com
Love Boat: The Next Wave
Love Boat: The Next Wave is an American comedy television series which aired on UPN from April 13, 1998 to May 21, 1999. It was a revival of the original 1977–1986 ABC television series The Love Boat. Set aboard the cruise liner Sun Princess, the series starred Robert Urich as Captain Jim Kennedy, a retired and divorced U. S. Navy officer with a teen-aged son, Danny. Phil Morris played Chief Purser Will Sanders, Joan Severance played Security Chief Camille Hunter. A reunion-themed episode reunited several cast members of the original The Love Boat – Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Jill Whelan and Lauren Tewes; this episode revealed. Robert Urich as Captain Jim Kennedy III Phil Morris as Chief Purser Will Sanders Stacey Travis as Cruise Director Suzanne Zimmerman Corey Parker as Ship's Doctor John Morgan Randy Vasquez as Bar Manager Paolo Kaire Kyle Howard as Danny Kennedy Joan Severance as Security Chief Camille Hunter Heidi Mark as Cruise Director Nicole Jordan Tim Maculan as Donald Griswald Carole Horst of Variety called it "a pleasant one-hour trip" that will appeal to fan of the original show.
However, in his review, Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly gave the show a grade of D+. Love Boat: The Next Wave on IMDb Love Boat: The Next Wave at TV.com Love Boat: The Next Wave at epguides.com
Switchmas is an American musical comedy film directed by Sue Corcoran. It tells the story of a Christmas obsessed Jewish boy on his way to sunny Florida who figures out how to get the Christmas of his dreams by trading airline tickets and places with another boy on his way to snowy Christmastown, Washington; this film features CGI scenes based on Ira's Christmas dreams. It is directed and produced by Sue Corcoran, it was filmed, in Leavenworth, under the title Ira Finkelstein's Christmas. At a local screening in 2012 it had the title; the film was included in the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival. In Hollywood, Ira J. Finkelstein wishes he could celebrate Christmas, but his parents do not want to celebrate because they are Jewish. Ira's father, Max, a filmmaker, says he's making a low-budget, holiday sci-fi movie and that he wants demanding and empty-headed Jennifer Cameo to be the lead role. Ira's mother, Rosie, a caterer, gets to plan a Christmas party. Ira's parents tell him that he is going to visit his grandparents and Ruth Finkelstein in Florida for Hanukkah and that he'll have fun with them.
Ira further contends that he wants to go somewhere where it snows so that he can experience an authentic Christmas. Ira's flight lands at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport and he is excited to see snow for the first time in real life. At an indoor kids' area he reluctantly goes over to the play area where he meets a Christian boy named Mikey Amato. Mikey tells Ira that he is from Chicago and is visiting his aunt and cousins in Washington, relatives that he hardly knows, he thinks it's awesome how Jews get eight nights of presents for Hanukkah. Ira tells him, they agree to switch places, donning each other's hats, ID tags. They exchange phone numbers and Mikey gives Ira the postcard. Ira arrives at the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport and is greeted by Mikey's relatives and Walt Wilson and their three children, Jessica and Kyle. Meanwhile, Mikey is affectionately greeted by Ira's grandparents. Neither set of relatives suspects anything is wrong since Mikey and Ira look alike, nor have they seen them since they were both much younger.
The Wilsons take their "cousin" to Christmastown, where they live. Ira is excited because the town is "just like in the movies", he is inspired to make and direct a play called Christmas Is For Everyone. Jessica and a friend sing and play guitar on the street for money, Clare can sing but doesn't want to do it in public, she writes a song for the play, Jessica and her friend agree to perform in the play. Clare and Ira round up kids from town to audition. Jack, a bully, sics his dog Killer on Ira. Ira realizes he misses his family. After Jack's father threatens to send Killer to the pound and Ira rescue Killer, renamed Mistletoe, put him in the play. Mikey gets injured, when Ira's parents are called, they drop everything to rush to his side; the truth comes out but Ira's family go to Washington to surprise him on the night of the play. Mikey's family finds out the truth, Mikey is pleased to see his mother, who came to surprise him as well. Everyone gathers for a song. Elliott Gould as Sam Finkelstein David DeLuise as Max Finkelstein Elijah Nelson as Ira J. Finkelstein Justin Howell as Mikey Amato Cynthia Geary as Libby Wilson Angela DiMarco as Rosie Finkelstein Shaye Hodgins as Clare Julianne Christie as Jennifer Cameo Jenna Levin as Jessica Wilson Meg Savlov as Ruth Finkelstein Tony Doupe as Walt Wilson Jack Fleischmann as Kyle Lance Rosen as Sol Ashton Herrild as Jack The Jerk Tracy Hyland as Julie Switchmas on IMDb
To Grandmother's House We Go
To Grandmother's House We Go is a 1992 Christmas television film directed by Jeff Franklin and starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The film's title is one of the first lines of Lydia Maria Child's Thanksgiving song "Over the River and Through the Wood", it debuted on ABC with unexpected success because of the growing popularity of the "Olsen Twins". Twin sisters Sarah and Julie are two naughty but sweet children who drive their work-obsessed divorced mother, Rhonda, up the wall, they overhear her saying that they are a "handful" and she needs a "vacation". The girls decide to give Rhonda, they pack up their bags, hop on their bicycles, determined to make it to their grandmother's house for Christmas. However, they aren't allowed to cross the street on their own. A city bus pulls up and they sneak on through the back door. During their bus ride, an elderly lady informs them that the bus only goes from uptown to downtown and back, that Edgemont is several hours away. After getting off the bus downtown and Julie spot Eddie, a delivery man who has a crush on their mom, his truck.
They sneak into the back of the truck thinking that he will lead them to their great-grandmother's, only to reveal themselves to him because Sarah has to go to the bathroom. Although Eddie doesn't like kids, he starts to enjoy the girls' company, in part due to noticing he gets large tips when they deliver packages with him, he buys the girls ice cream. He buys a lottery ticket and decides to play the numbers of the girls' birth date. Meanwhile, their babysitter informs Rhonda. Rhonda frantically closes her convenience store, rushes home to inspect the place and calls the police. During her attempt to file a police report, Eddie calls, telling her he has the girls and explaining how they got to be where they are. Rhonda announces she intends to come pick them up, but Eddie says he will watch over them, promising to bring them back at the end of the day when he finishes his delivery route. However, he tells the girls. After the day's deliveries are finished, Eddie brings Sarah and Julie home letting slip his feelings that adults will say anything to get kids to go along with them.
He manages to return the girls home, telling them to go to the back to get their suitcases and meet him at the entrance to the house. He manages to step out of his truck, only to be attacked by two robbers who steal it with the girls still inside; when the robbers and Shirley, discover them and why they are there, they decide they can make some money by holding them for ransom. Shirley makes a phone call to Rhonda, asking for a ransom of $10,000 in cash, threatening to disappear forever with the girls if the police are told, she says they will make the trade at the ice rink in Edgemont, that Rhonda is to wear a red hat. Meanwhile, Harvey has begun to like the girls, when he asks Shirley why they never had kids, she replies that it's because they're too busy being criminals, though rather than agreeing with her philosophy that it's their mission, he says he sees it as a job. Eddie and Rhonda reluctantly decide to raise the ransom money by opening and selling packages which Eddie is supposed to be delivering.
However, they succeed as manage to make it close to the threshold of the ransom amount. Eddie gives Rhonda a red cowgirl hat from his stack of cowboy mementos. However, the pawnshops start noticing the stolen merchandise and reporting to Detective Gremp and his officials, who write out a warrant for their arrest, believing them to be Harvey and Shirley. Everyone makes it to the skating rink in Edgemont; when Harvey reveals what he and Shirley intend to do with Sarah and Julie, the twins run off again. They visit with Santa Claus. Fed up with Harvey and Shirley pestering them, the twins take control of the carriage, hoping the reindeer will take them to Grandma's. Midway through their ride, they discover that the reindeer are horses and begin to realize the danger they are in when they are unable to stop them — unaware that they are fast approaching the edge of a steep ravine. Eddie seizes another horse called Buttercup and pursues them, his love of all things cowboy motivating him to pull off a rescue.
Just as everything settles down, Eddie and Rhonda share a hug, Detective Gremp and one of his officials burst in and handcuff them. They try to tell Gremp their side of the story and what Eddie had planned to do to set things right, but Gremp still assumes that they are the real bandits because they agreed to the ransom exchange. Harvey is sympathetic to the pair, while Shirley is trying to force them to get away while they have the chance. Harvey's conscience kicks in and he tells the truth, he and Shirley get handcuffed and sent away, with Harvey telling Shirley that if they get out of prison, he promises to make her proud by being the worst convict possible. Through enough persuasion, Gremp agrees to let Eddie and the girls go all the back to the city with him, so Eddie can be back in time to be able to have a chance at winning the lotto of 1.3 million dollars on a TV show. He promises to split what he wins between Rhonda and the girls, has the girls spin the prize wheel for h
A television show is any content produced for broadcast via over-the-air, cable, or internet and viewed on a television set, excluding breaking news, advertisements, or trailers that are placed between shows. Television shows are most scheduled well ahead of time and appear on electronic guides or other TV listings. A television show might be called a television program if it lacks a narrative structure. A television series is released in episodes that follow a narrative, are divided into seasons or series – yearly or semiannual sets of new episodes. A show with a limited number of episodes may be called serial, or limited series. A one-time show may be called a "special". A television film is a film, broadcast on television rather than released in theaters or direct-to-video. Television shows can be viewed as they are broadcast in real time, be recorded on home video or a digital video recorder for viewing, or be viewed on demand via a set-top box or streamed over the internet; the first television shows were experimental, sporadic broadcasts viewable only within a short range from the broadcast tower starting in the 1930s.
Televised events such as the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany, the 1937 coronation of King George VI in the UK, David Sarnoff's famous introduction at the 1939 New York World's Fair in the US spurred a growth in the medium, but World War II put a halt to development until after the war. The 1947 World Series inspired many Americans to buy their first television set and in 1948, the popular radio show Texaco Star Theater made the move and became the first weekly televised variety show, earning host Milton Berle the name "Mr Television" and demonstrating that the medium was a stable, modern form of entertainment which could attract advertisers; the first national live television broadcast in the US took place on September 4, 1951 when President Harry Truman's speech at the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco was transmitted over AT&T's transcontinental cable and microwave radio relay system to broadcast stations in local markets. The first national color broadcast in the US occurred on January 1, 1954.
During the following ten years most network broadcasts, nearly all local programming, continued to be in black-and-white. A color transition was announced for the fall of 1965, during which over half of all network prime-time programming would be broadcast in color; the first all-color prime-time season came just one year later. In 1972, the last holdout among daytime network shows converted to color, resulting in the first all-color network season. Television shows are more varied than most other forms of media due wide variety formats and genres that can be presented. A show may non-fictional, it may be historical. They could be instructional or educational, or entertaining as is the case in situation comedy and game shows. A drama program features a set of actors playing characters in a historical or contemporary setting; the program follows their adventures. Except for soap opera-type serials, many shows before the 1980s, remained static without story arcs, the main characters and premise changed little.
If some change happened to the characters' lives during the episode, it was undone by the end. Because of this, the episodes could be broadcast in any order. Since the 1980s, there are many series that feature progressive change to the plot, the characters, or both. For instance, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere were two of the first American prime time drama television series to have this kind of dramatic structure. While the series, Babylon 5 is an extreme example of such production that had a predetermined story running over its intended five-season run. In 2012, it was reported that television was growing into a larger component of major media companies' revenues than film; some noted the increase in quality of some television programs. In 2012, Academy-Award-winning film director Steven Soderbergh, commenting on ambiguity and complexity of character and narrative, stated: "I think those qualities are now being seen on television and that people who want to see stories that have those kinds of qualities are watching television."
When a person or company decides to create a new series, they develop the show's elements, consisting of the concept, the characters, the crew, cast. They "pitch" it to the various networks in an attempt to find one interested enough to order a prototype first episode of the series, known as a pilot. Eric Coleman, an animation executive at Disney, told an interviewer, "One misconception is that it's difficult to get in and pitch your show, when the truth is that development executives at networks want much to hear ideas, they want much to get the word out on what types of shows they're looking for."To create the pilot, the structure and team of the whole series must be put together. If audiences respond well to the pilot, the network will pick up the show to air it the next season. Sometimes they save it for mid-season, or father review. Other times, they pass forcing the show's creator to "shop it around" to other networks. Many shows never make it past the pilot stage; the show hires a stable of writers, who usually
Rich Girl (film)
Rich Girl is a 1991 American romantic drama film directed by Joel Bender and written from the screenplay of Robert Elliot. The film stars The Stepfather's Jill Schoelen as the title role, along with Cherie Currie and Paul Gleason in the supporting cast; the leading gentleman was played with live music. The film centers around a wealthy girl from Bel-Air, tired of living off her wealthy families name and decides to prove her independence from her overbearing father and obnoxious ex-fiance by making her way in life by becoming a waitress at a nightclub and ends up falling in love with one of the clubs rock musicians; the film had wide list of performer and showcased award winning musicians like Willie Dixon and Cherie Currie. The bands featured Precious Metal, Darling Cruel, Celebrity Skin, with Dance group Miranda Rap group; the film had wide release and was up for award nominations for the soundtrack by award winning composer Jay Chattaway. Shelved, the film got picked for a limited release in select theaters nationwide with mixed reviews, most famously from The Washington Post.
On a tight Budgets the production of the film grew more success from the live performances by Jill Schoelen and Don Michael Paul themselves. Marketing the films tagline "he was like nothing she'd known, everything she'd wanted"; the film opens up with 21 year-old Courtney Wells driving out of here Family's Bel-Air Mansion in her Red Corvette with a license plate reading RICH GIRL. She begins speeding on to the highway of Beverly Hills, catching the attention of a highway patrol motorcyclist. In an attempt to ask her out, he winds up taking her license to run her plates after her automatic rejection, only to be told it is too much trouble to give her a ticket due her powerful family's name, she is let go, she backs up, knocking down the officer's motorcycle. On her drive to visit her fianće Jeffrey who only is with her because of he interns for her father, she calls him in the middle of him sleeping with her best friend Diane who he has been having an affair with for months along with other friends of Courtney.
When Courtney arrives at his loft, after Jeffrey kicks out his mistress, she confides in him that she feels trapped and pressured by her father and that she is not ready to get married despite that they had made the plans to marry after he graduated and booked the country club for their wedding, much to his dismay. Courtney leaves the engagement ring in his drink and leaves him angry and he violently throws the glass at the wall, she goes to visit her father Marvin Wells and his young new wife Carol She tells her father that she is not returning for the spring semester of senior year, her father offers to set her up with a job at Lincoln Center. But she breaks into an argument telling her father she is more than just Marvin Wells daughter and tired of being handed everything to her. Upset by this Marvin blames himself because of her mother's death. Courtney breaks into tears angered by everyone pressuring her on how to live her life, but her father wants her to make up her mind on what she wants after he learns of her canceling her engagement.
Asking what she is trying to prove, she admits that she wants to prove she can live with out his support and that she doesn't need anyone's help, that she can make it on her own. To her father's angry discouragement, she runs out of his home, he yells "If walk out of here, don't come crawling back"; the scene cuts to Courtney at her family's investor and accountant office. She tells her family's advisor Howard she wants to take money from an account of her mother's estate. Howard warns her the money is only to be drawn in a showing of need, he would need to talk to the bank trustees, which her father controls, she goes out in search of a job, with rejection as she has no work experience and her degrees are only in music. She begins looking for a penthouse, only to discover. For another job interview she refuses to take a typing test. On her way out a secretary named Angela Carpoli tells her that she wouldn't have wanted to work there anyway and suggest "Roccos" a Nightclub with live music from A-list performers.
When Courtney ask why she doesn't work, she responds that her boyfriend wouldn't allow her to, but tells her to put her down as a reference because she is good friends with the owner. Courtney laughs at the fact she would rather clean up the place be another secretary; when arrives at Roccos down south of Los Angeles, she meets the owner who kindly gives her an application, only upsetting his bartender Tracy. Roccos explains to Courteney how hundreds of girls come to club looking for work because of the action, but he needs her in case of emergency. And when she mentions Angela's name, it upset Rocco after an event when Angela costed him his Licour License, but after viewing Courtney's I. D. he finds out that she is the daughter of Marvin Wells. When he returns, he finds that she left and he calls her penthouse just as she gets out of the shower. Much to her excitement she lands the Job as management Trainee; the next scene is a night at the club, with Precious Metal performing on the stage. And Courtney being trained by another waitress making sure all the other waitresses don't rip off the customers.
Another patron hits on Courtney, resulting in her pouring a pitcher of beer all over him. In the bathroom a performer named Michelle Wilson is wiping the coke from her teeth along with other bandmates. Rocco gets into a heated arg