Hurricane Katrina

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The state of Mississippi activated its National Guard on August 26 in preparation for the storm's landfall. Additionally, the state government activated its Emergency Operations Center the next day, and local governments began issuing evacuation orders. By 6:00 pm CDT on August 28, 11 counties and cities issued evacuation orders, a number which increased to 41 counties and 61 cities by the following morning. Moreover, 57 emergency shelters were established on coastal communities, with 31 additional shelters available to open if needed.

Sesame Street

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In May 1970, the state commission in Mississippi, the state Henson was actually from, that operated the state's PBS member station voted to not air Sesame Street because of its "highly integrated cast of children" which "the commission members felt ... Mississippi was not yet ready for". According to Children and Television, Lesser's account of the development and early years of Sesame Street, there was little criticism of the show in the months following its premiere, but it increased at the end of its first season and beginning of the second season. Historian Robert W.

The Oprah Winfrey Show

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*Oprah After the Show * Oprah Winfrey at Oprah's Angel Network. Oprah's Book Club. TV Network.

The Puppy Episode

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Ellen also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with then-girlfriend Anne Heche on the scheduled broadcast date of "The Puppy Episode". DeGeneres commented on her months of hinting at her sexuality and the media frenzy within the episode itself, giving Ellen Morgan's friends lines like "Ellen, are you coming out or not?!" and "Yeah, quit jerking us around and come out already!" Morgan's therapist comments that if Morgan does not come out she will "continue to have these dreams and then it's going to show up in your waking life as these little clues that get more and more obvious. And eventually tiresome." She also says that Morgan cannot blame her reluctance to come out on the media.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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The organization is known for its aggressive media campaigns, combined with a solid base of celebrity support—in addition to its honorary directors, Paul McCartney, Alicia Silverstone, Eva Mendes, Charlize Theron, Ellen DeGeneres, and many other notable celebrities have appeared in PETA ads. Every week, Newkirk holds what The New Yorker calls a "war council," with two dozen of her top strategists gathered at a square table in the PETA conference room, with no suggestion considered too outrageous.


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Tennessee borders eight other states: Kentucky and Virginia to the north; North Carolina to the east; Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi on the south; Arkansas and Missouri on the Mississippi River to the west. Tennessee is tied with Missouri as the state bordering the most other states. The state is trisected by the Tennessee River. The highest point in the state is Clingmans Dome at 6643 ft. Clingmans Dome, which lies on Tennessee's eastern border, is the highest point on the Appalachian Trail, and is the third highest peak in the United States east of the Mississippi River. The state line between Tennessee and North Carolina crosses the summit.

Native Americans in the United States

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Poverty Point culture is a Late Archaic archaeological culture that inhabited the area of the lower Mississippi Valley and surrounding Gulf Coast. The culture thrived from 2200 BCE to 700 BCE, during the Late Archaic period. Evidence of this culture has been found at more than 100 sites, from the major complex at Poverty Point, Louisiana (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) across a 100 mi range to the Jaketown Site near Belzoni, Mississippi. The Formative, Classic and post-Classic stages are sometimes incorporated together as the Post-archaic period, which runs from 1000 BCE onward.


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Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Sartain, Lee. Invisible Activists: Women of the Louisiana NAACP and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1915–1945. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. Press 2007. St. James, Warren D. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: A Case Study in Pressure Groups. (1958). Schneider, Mark Robert. We Return Fighting: The Civil Rights Movement in the Jazz Age. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 2001. Sullivan, Patricia. Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement. New York: The New Press, 2010.


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It was spurred by the lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old youth from Chicago who was killed while visiting an uncle in Mississippi. His mother insisted on having an open-casket funeral so that people could see how badly her son had been beaten. The black community throughout the U.S. became mobilized. Vann R. Newkirk wrote "the trial of his killers became a pageant illuminating the tyranny of white supremacy". The state of Mississippi tried two defendants, but they were acquitted by an all-white jury. David Jackson writes that it was the photograph of the "child’s ravaged body, that forced the world to reckon with the brutality of American racism."

American Broadcasting Company

Lasting eight seasons, its success led ABC to greenlight additional sitcom projects helmed by comedians during the 1990s including The Drew Carey Show; Brett Butler vehicle Grace Under Fire; and Ellen, which became notable for a 1997 episode which served as the coming out of series star Ellen DeGeneres (as well as her character in the series) as a lesbian. In 1993, the FCC repealed the Financial Interest and Syndication Rules, once again allowing networks to hold interests in television production studios.

Ellen (TV series)

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A running gag during the third and fourth seasons was that each episode had a distinct/different opening credits sequence (often with singing and dancing), resulting from Ellen's ongoing search for the perfect opening credits. In 1997, Ellen made television history when the title character came out as a lesbian in the famous "Puppy Episode" (DeGeneres herself came out concurrent with the episode on The Oprah Winfrey Show and in Time). To ensure a memorable moment, the coming out scene was made into a gag where, at an airport, Ellen turns and tells Laura Dern's character "I'm gay!"

Southern Baptist Convention

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On the other hand, the state conventions of Mississippi and Texas report an increasing portion of minority members. In 1990, five percent of SBC congregations were non-white. In 2012, the proportion of SBC congregations that were of other ethnic groups (African American, Latino, and Asian) had increased to twenty percent. Sixty percent of the minority congregations were found in Texas, particularly in the suburbs of Houston and Dallas. The decline in SBC membership may be more pronounced than these statistics indicate because Baptist churches are not required to remove inactive members from their rolls.


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The Near West Side holds the University of Illinois at Chicago and was once home to Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios, the site of which has been rebuilt as the global headquarters of McDonald's. The city's distinctive accent, made famous by its use in classic films like The Blues Brothers and television programs like the Saturday Night Live skit "Bill Swerski's Superfans", is an advanced form of Inland Northern American English.

Kosciusko, Mississippi

Oprah Winfrey, television host/personality, who lived in Kosciusko up to age six. Marc Woodard, NFL player.

O, The Oprah Magazine

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Official magazine websites: Oprah Winfrey and Hearst. Magazine summary, including ABC Circulation information and mission statement. Oprah gives O magazine staffers $10K each to celebrate 10th anniversary.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

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The gift was second-largest in the museum's history, exceeded only by the $21 million donated by Oprah Winfrey. Ava DuVernay was commissioned by the museum to create a film which debuted at the museum's opening on September 24, 2016. This film, August 28: A Day in the Life of a People (2016), tells of six significant events in African-American history that happened on the same date, August 28. The 22-minute film stars Lupita Nyong'o, Don Cheadle, Regina King, David Oyelowo, Angela Bassett, Michael Ealy, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, André Holland and Glynn Turman.

Alice Walker

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The book became a bestseller and was subsequently adapted into a critically acclaimed 1985 movie directed by Steven Spielberg, featuring Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg, as well as a 2005 Broadway musical totaling 910 performances. Walker has written several other novels, including The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing the Secret of Joy (which featured several characters and descendants of characters from The Color Purple). She has published a number of collections of short stories, poetry, and other writings. Her work is focused on the struggles of black people, particularly women, and their lives in a racist, sexist, and violent society.

Bee Movie

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Oprah Winfrey as Judge Bumbleton. Michael Richards as Bud Ditchwater. Larry King as Bee Larry King. Larry Miller as Dean Buzzwell. Jim Cummings as Title Narrator and Graduation Announcer. David Moses Pimentel as Hector. Chuck Martin as Andy. Brian Hopkins as Sandy Shrimpkin and TSA Agent. John DiMaggio as Bailiff and Janitor. Tress MacNeille as Jeanette Chung, Mother and Cow. Simon J. Smith as Truck Driver and Chet. Ray Liotta as Himself. Sting as Himself. Robert Jayne as Bee (uncredited). Carl Kasell as Himself (uncredited).

List of talk show hosts

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Below is a list of talk show hosts, sorted alphabetically by their surnames.

The Secret (2006 film)

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The film and the subsequent publication of the book of the same name attracted interest from media figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Larry King. It has also received a great deal of controversy and criticism for its claims, and has been parodied in TV shows. The Secrets, described as a self-help film, uses a documentary format to present a concept titled "law of attraction". As described in the film, the "Law of Attraction" hypothesis posits that feelings and thoughts can attract events, feelings, and experiences, from the workings of the cosmos to interactions among individuals in their physical, emotional, and professional affairs.

The Greatest American

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Bush, (1946–) 43rd President. 7) Bill Clinton, (1946–) 42nd President. 8) Elvis Presley, (1935–1977) musician and actor. 9) Oprah Winfrey, (1954–) talk show host and actress. 10) Franklin D. Roosevelt, (1882–1945) 32nd President. 11) Billy Graham, (1918–2018) minister. 12) Thomas Jefferson, (1743–1826) writer and 3rd President. 13) Walt Disney, (1901–1966) animator and film producer. 14) Albert Einstein, (1879–1955) physicist. 15) Thomas Alva Edison, (1874–1931) inventor and businessman. 16) John F.

Paula Abdul

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While Fox launched an investigation, Abdul received numerous calls of support from celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Kelly Ripa; Barbara Walters addressed the camera during an episode of ABC's The View to say she was sad to be part of an operation that would report Clark's flimsy tabloid claims under the guise of a news story. In August 2005, the Fox network confirmed that Abdul would be returning to the show, as the investigation had found "insufficient evidence that the communications between Mr. Clark and Ms. Abdul in any way aided his performance."

List of most-followed Twitter accounts

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The list below contains the top 50 accounts with the largest number of followers on the social media platform Twitter. American singer Katy Perry tops the list with nearly 107 million followers. Her account was the first to exceed 100 million followers, in June 2017.

Makers: Women Who Make America

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Makers features interviews with women from all social strata, from politicians like Hillary Clinton and television stars like Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey, to flight attendants, coal miners and phone company workers. In 2014, PBS commissioned season 2 of Makers: Women Who Make America, a six-episode series that would expand on the themes of the 2013 documentary, as a continuation of PBS's broader Makers partnership with AOL. The series premiered on September 30, 2014. Project founder and executive producer Dyllan McGee of McGee Media began what eventually became the Makers project in 2004.

Montecito, California

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Oprah Winfrey. History of Santa Barbara, California. Shalawa Meadow, California.