Oprah's OWN Kicks Off the New TV Year

Last weekend's launch of Oprah Winfrey's new cable TV network, OWN, was a milestone in TV history and Oprah history: a self-made, black woman starting her own television network using her personal life lessons as the guiding vision for all the programming. It's all Oprah, all the time, even when she's not actually in the show you're watching. Based on the few shows I've sampled, Oprah's off to a flying start. ...more

We are on the same system and have the same problem. I found OWN over the weekend on Comcast On ...more

Your kids need to know!

We all know that teaching our kids to be polite and respect other people is pretty important. What about teaching our kids to respect the earth, how many parents make this a priority?...more

Really, I love cleaning poop!

           Sometimes, I find when you do something quite often it is easy to get discouraged and want to run out the nearest exit and scream “I quit!”....more

(VIDEOS) Women's Voices, Days to Never Forget: The YouTube Life In A Day Project

There are compelling videos that will make you pay attention or engage your heart. Some of the videos are point and shoot narratives and others are skillfully crafted. The Life in a Day Video Gallery is now open for exploration. Many of us can clearly remember the end of a relationship, but what about the early recollections of just a normal day? ...more

Spoiler alert - stop if you haven't watched:

He just couldn't say it. He felt it, just the ...more

YouTube Wants Your Video for A Life In A Day Project

On July 24, 2010, YouTubers, videobloggers, mobile recorders and all manner of visual recording creative people will be focused on recording the entire day. A Life in A Day is going to be a global, multi-lingual experiment to create a documentary movie that is open to the entire planet. ...more

If there could be contributions from diverse populations that is what would make it a success. ...more

"Blessed is the Match:" The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh on PBS

I'd never heard of Hannah Senesh before recently watching the documentary, Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh. After learning her story, I can't help but be reminded how ordinary individuals can do extraordinary things when prompted by extreme circumstances. ...more

Now I have to watch this...amazing.


In "Split Estate," Homeowners' Land and Rights Are Sold Right From Under Them

The push to expand domestic oil and gas drilling in the United States is creating some vexing dilemmas for homeowners who complain about what some companies are doing under the surface of their land. According to a new documentary, Split Estate, energy companies that obtain drilling rights on private lands are subjecting homeowners to toxic pollutants, ruining their livelihoods and generally wreaking havoc with the quality of their lives. At the same time, some homeowners and municipalities see the practice as a lucrative opportunity, and energy companies insist they make every effort to respect homeowners rights. Meanwhile, proposed legislation in the House and Senate that would force some drilling companies to disclose information about the toxins they produce is stuck in committee. ...more

Thanks for reading and commenting, Maria. One of the things that surprised me when I was ...more

The Revival: A Documentary About Women In Hip Hop

Back in October of 2008, BlogHer's Suzanne asked "Where Are The Women In Hip Hop?"...more

Review of America the Beautiful documentary and Contest to win a Limited Edition DVD of the film

One of the first questions Darryl Roberts asks in his documentary America the Beautiful is “Who benefits from women not feeling beautiful?” As the film spends the next 105 minutes trying to find the answers to that question, you witness the full impact of our obsession with beauty through tales of girls with eating disorders, plastic surgeries gone wrong, and the whirlwind modeling career of Gerren Taylor who did her first runway shows at the age of 12. ...more

The babies are coming... (to a theater near you)

Four new babies.Four places on earth.One year in their lives..Babies: The Movie features one year in the life of four new babies, from birth to first steps, in four very different places on earth--the U.S., Japan, Mongolia, and Namibia. The 2010 documentary is produced by Focus Features....more