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TCNW 415: George Lindsey UNA Film Festival

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:26:43

The 20th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is coming up and I want to take this episode to tell you about this amazing event our Mayberry friend, George, was so instrumental in creating.  For 20 years young film makers have been given an amazing opportunity to learn from and be a part of this wonderful film festival.  Mayberry the next Ron Howard will have directed his first film or drew inspiration from this event that was so near to George’s heart.

Bonus:  This week in Mayberry History.

 

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:20:49

The 15th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival was held in Florence, Alabama on March 1-3, 2012.  The kickoff of the festival included the dedication of a new Black Box theater named after George Lindsey (The George Lindsey Theatre) and the Ernest Borgnine Performance Hall ribbon cutting. Two Chairs featured George’s presentation at this even back in episodes 187 and 188 and it was certainly special.  If you haven’t heard those episodes, head on over and check them out.

What we haven’t heard yet are the words spoken by Ernest Borgnine during that same presentation.  I’ve delayed using this because it isn’t 100% “Mayberry” but I do believe fans will enjoy hearing a man like Mr. Borgnine speak about his friend, George.  You will hear the genuine love that Mr. Borgnine had for George Linsday and I think you’ll learn a little more about this man who did so much to help others.

The 16th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is coming up in just a few weeks (February 28-March 2, 2013) so we can all be proud of our friend, George…..just like Ernest Borgnine. He’s still helping others achieve their dreams.  At-a-boy George!

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Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:22:24

Let’s continue our tribute to George Lindsey which began in episode 187 of Two Chairs No Waiting.  Mr. Lindsey passed away on May 6, 2012 but he will never be forgotten by his family or his friends.

The 15th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival held in Florence, Alabama on March 1-3, 2012 saw as part of the event the dedication of a new theater named after Mr. Lindsey.  The George Lindsey Theatre and the Ernest Borgnine Performance Hall ribbon cutting was a special event and as part of it we saw and heard from George as he did a question and answer session with those in attendance.

The first part of that presentation was in last weeks podcast and we conclude George’s portion in this episode.

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Running time: 0:23:41
The news that George Lindsey passed away on May 6, 2012 hit hard to Mayberry fans all around the country.  I thought to ease the hurt we would take some time to celebrate his life by hearing from directly from him.

The 15th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival was held in Florence, Alabama on March 1-3, 2012 and as part of the festival include the dedication of a new Black Box theater named after Mr. Lindsey himself.  The George Lindsey Theatre and the Ernest Borgnine Performance Hall ribbon cutting was a special event. The most special part was seeing George and getting a chance to listen to him as he spoke at the dedication ceremony.

Part 1 of Mr. Lindsey’s presentation and some memories from listeners will bring you back for more….just like George did.

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Running time: 0:20:08

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We continue our visit from last week to the March 5, 2011 a panel discussion on Southern Rural Humor in TV & Film held at the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. This time we hear mostly from me, Allan Newsome, as I go into the positive aspects of how rural life was portrayed on The Andy Griffith Show.

As a reminder, the participants were Birmingham author Tim Hollis, actor Danny Vinson, media studies scholar Dr. Jacob Podber, and your host of this podcast.  The topic went a great deal into the portrayal of rural characters.

Much of the discussion has been about how rural people, mostly southern, were negatively portrayed  on television, radio, and film.  I attempted to move the discussion to the more positive feel to help the panel end on a high note.  Our love of The Andy Griffith Show and the characters we found there is not limited to folks from the south. There are fans from all parts of the United States and around the globe.  That, in itself, is a testament to the character and values found in Mayberry.

Those characters become like trusted friends. We look forward to visiting our friends as often as possible.  That’s true in “real” life and with our friends on the small screen living in our hometown of Mayberry, NC.

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Cancelled! Back in March 1971 CBS went on a canceling spree and shut down production on all their rural comedies.  The end of the 1971 season saw the cancellation of Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, Hee-Haw, Lassie, The Jim Nabors Hour, Hogans Heroes and of course Mayberry RFD. (Petticoat Junction was cancelled the previous season.)

That isn’t a complete listing but gives you the idea about how, as Alabama native Pat “Mr. Haney” Buttram put it, “CBS cancelled everything with a tree, even Lassie.”  At the time of the purge, Mayberry RDF was #15 in the ratings.

On Saturday March 5, 2011 a panel discussion was held as part of the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival on Southern Rural Humor in TV & Film.

The participants were Birmingham author Tim Hollis, actor Danny Vinson, media studies scholar Dr. Jacob Podber in the discussion, and the host of Two Chairs No Waiting Allan Newsome.  The topic went a great deal into the portrayal of rural characters on television, radio, and film.

Hear from Tim, from his portion of the panel, as we discussed the purge of rural programing.

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