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Jim Henson

James Maury Henson was an American puppeteer, cartoonist, inventor and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock. He was born in Greenville and raised in Leland and University Park, Maryland. Henson began developing puppets in high school, he created Sam and Friends, a short-form comedy television program, while he was a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in home economics, after which he produced coffee advertisements and developed experimental films. In 1958, he co-founded Inc. which became The Jim Henson Company. In 1969, Henson joined the children's educational television program Sesame Street where he helped to develop characters for the series, he and his creative team appeared on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He produced The Muppet Show during this period, premiering the series in 1976, he won fame for his characters Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Ernie.

During the years of his life, he founded the Jim Henson Foundation and Jim Henson's Creature Shop. He won the Emmy Award twice for his involvement in The Jim Henson Hour. On May 16, 1990, Henson died in New York City at the age of 53, his ashes were scattered near New Mexico. In the weeks following his death, he was celebrated with a wave of tributes, he was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991 and was selected to be one of the Disney Legends in 2011. Henson was born James Maury Henson on September 24, 1936, in Greenville, the younger of two children of Paul Ransom Henson, an agronomist for the United States Department of Agriculture, his wife Betty Marcella, he was raised as a Christian Scientist and spent his early childhood in Leland, before moving with his family to University Park, near Washington, DC, in the late 1940s. He remembered the arrival of the family's first television as "the biggest event of his adolescence", being influenced by radio ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and the early television puppets of Burr Tillstrom on Kukla and Ollie and Bil and Cora Baird.

He remained a Christian Scientist at least into his twenties when he taught Sunday School, but he wrote to a Christian Science church in 1975 to inform them that he was no longer a practicing member. Henson began working for WTOP-TV in 1954 while attending Northwestern High School, creating puppets for a Saturday morning children's show called The Junior Morning Show, he enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park as a studio arts major upon graduation, thinking that he might become a commercial artist. A puppetry class offered in the applied arts department introduced him to the craft and textiles courses in the College of home economics, he graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics; as a freshman, he created Sam and Friends, a five-minute puppet show for WRC-TV. The characters on Sam and Friends were forerunners of the Muppets, the show included a prototype of Henson's most famous character Kermit the Frog, he remained at WRC from 1954 to 1961. In the show, Henson began experimenting with techniques that changed the way in which puppetry was used on television, including using the frame defined by the camera shot to allow the puppet performer to work from off-camera.

He believed that television puppets needed to have "life and sensitivity" and began making characters from flexible, fabric-covered foam rubber, allowing them to express a wider array of emotions at a time when many puppets were made of carved wood. A marionette's arms are manipulated by strings, but Henson used rods to move his Muppets' arms, allowing greater control of expression. Additionally, he wanted the Muppet characters to "speak" more creatively than was possible for previous puppets, which had random mouth movements, so he used precise mouth movements to match the dialogue; when Henson began work on Sam and Friends, he asked fellow University of Maryland senior Jane Nebel to assist him. The show was a financial success, but he began to have doubts about going into a career performing with puppets once he graduated, he spent several months in Europe, where he was inspired by European puppet performers who looked on their work as an art form. He began dating Jane after his return to the United States.

Henson spent much of the next two decades working in commercials, talk shows, children's projects before realizing his dream of the Muppets as "entertainment for everybody". The popularity of his work on Sam and Friends in the late 1950s led to a series of guest appearances on network talk and variety shows, he appeared as a guest on many shows, including The Steve Allen Show, The Jack Paar Program, The Ed Sullivan Show. These television broadcasts increased his exposure, leading to hundreds of commercial appearances by Henson characters throughout the'60s. Among the most popular of Henson's commercials was a series for the local Wilkins Coffee company in Washington, DC, in which his Muppets were able to get away with a greater level of slapstick violence than might have been acceptable with human actors and worked into many acts on The Muppet Show. In the first Wilkins ad, a Muppet named. Another Muppet named. Wilkins asks, "What do you think of Wilkins Coffee?" and Wontkins responds gruffly, "Never tasted it!"

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The Night of Hate Comments

The Night of Hate Comments called The Night of Vicious Comments or Reply Night, was a South Korean variety program on JTBC2 which first aired on June 21, 2019. Through the sixteenth episode, the show's inaugural four hosts, Shin Dong-yup, Kim Sook, Kim Jong-min and Sulli welcomed celebrity guest each week to discuss their reactions to hateful comments, malicious rumors, cyberbullying they had encountered online. JTBC called it a new show "to help the stars become stronger psychologically"; the show brings up proper internet manners and etiquette. The program was discontinued following Sulli's death; the show's producing director is Lee Na-ra who produced LAN Cable Life. Along with three hosts in their 40s, it was the first long-term hosting role for 25-year-old Sulli and her return to TV work after a number of years; the show's format includes celebrity guests reading and discussing their own social media comments, was noted to resemble Jimmy Kimmel's Celebrities Read Mean Tweets by Kang Hae-ryun in the The Washington Post.

On the first episode there were no guests and the four hosts set the show's tone, responding to comments about themselves, sometimes acknowledging agreement or disagreement. On October 14, 2019, the cast and producers recorded another episode, per a Monday scheduling, unaware of the death of co-host Sulli, reported in the day. Trailers and an upcoming episode were cancelled, followed by an October 21 announcement that the show would not continue. Upon co-host Sulli's death, some viewers said that the show should be abolished due to the mental anguish it appeared to cause the celebrities as they read and discussed the hateful comments directed at them, questioned whether such comments might have affected Sulli's psychological state prior to her death. But, others said they felt Sulli participated on the show to fight the culture of cyberbullying and admired her for it. Official website

Presidency of William McKinley

The presidency of William McKinley began on March 4, 1897, when William McKinley was inaugurated and ended with his death on September 14, 1901. He is best known for leading the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, taking ownership of the Republic of Hawaii, purchasing the Philippines and Puerto Rico, it includes the 1897 Dingley Tariff to protect manufacturers and factory workers from foreign competition, the Gold Standard Act of 1900 that rejected free silver inflationary proposals. Rapid economic growth and a decline in labor conflict marked the presidency; the 25th United States president, McKinley took office following the 1896 presidential election, in which he defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan. In the campaign, McKinley advocated "sound money", promised that high tariffs would restore prosperity, denounced Bryan as a radical who promoted class warfare, he defeated Bryan again in the 1900 presidential election, in a campaign focused on imperialism in the Philippines, high tariffs, free silver.

McKinley's presidency marked the beginning of an era in American political history, called the "Fourth Party System" or "Progressive Era," which lasted from the mid–1890s to the early 1930s. On the national level, this period was dominated by the Republican Party. In 1897–98, the most pressing issue was an insurrection in Cuba against repressive Spanish colonial rule, worsening for years. Americans demanded action to resolve the crisis; the administration tried to persuade Spain to liberalize its rule but when negotiations failed, both sides wanted war. American victory in the Spanish -- American War was decisive. During the war the United States took temporary possession of Cuba. S. Army throughout McKinley's presidency; the status of the Philippines was debated, became an issue in the 1900 election, with Democrats opposed to American ownership. McKinley decided it needed American protection and it remained under U. S. control until the 1940s. As a result of the war, the United States took permanent possession of Guam and Puerto Rico.

Under Mckinley's leadership, the United States annexed the independent Republic of Hawaii in 1898. Unlike the other new possessions, citizens of Hawaii became American citizens and Hawaii became a territory with an appointed governor. McKinley's foreign policy created an overseas empire and put the U. S. on the world's list of major powers. In 1897 the economy recovered from the severe depression, called the Panic of 1893. McKinley's supporters in 1900 argued that the new high tariff and the commitment to the gold standard were responsible. Historians looking at his domestic and foreign policies rank McKinley as an "above average" president. Historian Lewis L. Gould argues that McKinley was "the first modern president": McKinley rose to prominence within the Republican Party as a congressman associated with protective tariffs, he earned national notoriety in the 1880s and 1890s for his nationwide campaigning, in 1891 he won election as Governor of Ohio. In the lead-up to the 1896 election, McKinley and his manager, Cleveland businessman Mark Hanna built up support for a presidential bid.

When rivals Speaker Thomas Brackett Reed and Senator William B. Allison sent agents outside their states to organize support for their candidacies, they found that McKinley agents had preceded them. By the time the 1896 Republican National Convention began in St. Louis in June, McKinley had an ample majority of delegates, he won the nomination on the first ballot of the convention. Hanna selected Republican National Committee vice chairman Garret Hobart of New Jersey for vice president. Hobart, a wealthy lawyer and former state legislator, was not known, but as Hanna biographer Herbert Croly pointed out, "if he did little to strengthen the ticket he did nothing to weaken it". In the final days before the convention, McKinley decided, after hearing from politicians and businessmen, that the platform should endorse the gold standard, though it should allow for bimetallism by international agreement. Adoption of the platform caused some western delegates, led by Colorado Senator Henry M. Teller, to walk out of the convention.

However, Republicans were not nearly as divided on the issue as were Democrats as McKinley promised future concessions to silver advocates. Democratic President Grover Cleveland supported the gold standard, but an increasing number of rural Democrats in corn belt and western states, called for a bimetallic "free silver" system; the silverites took control of the 1896 Democratic National Convention and chose William Jennings Bryan for president. Bryan's financial radicalism shocked bankers, as many thought that his inflationary program would bankrupt the railroads and ruin the economy. Hanna cultivated the backing of these bankers, giving Republicans a massive financial advantage that allowed McKinley's campaign to invest $3.5 million for speakers and distribute over 200 million pamphlets advocating the Republican position on the money and tariff questions. The Republican Party printed and distributed 200 million pamphlets and sent hundreds of speakers out across the nation to deliver stump speeches on McKinley's behalf.

Bryan was portrayed as a radical, a demagogue, a socialist, while McKinley was cast as the guarantor of full employment and industrial growth. By the end of September, the party had discontinued printing material on the s