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(AP)   Philanthropist Leonore Annenberg--of PBS sponsor The Annenberg Foundation--dead at 91   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 104
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2009-03-12 01:00:26 PM
I hope this won't affect Antiques Roadshow.
 
2009-03-12 01:11:34 PM
As a beneficiary of an Annenberg grant when I did science fair projects in high school, I wish her family my best. Thank you, Mrs. Annenberg.
 
2009-03-12 01:26:11 PM
It is not sad when someone dies at 91, it is nature.
 
2009-03-12 01:38:37 PM
bqad720: I hope this won't affect Antiques Roadshow.

She was the Antiques Roadshow.

And she smelled of mothballs and soup.
 
2009-03-12 02:11:17 PM
This article was made possible by donations from the Chubb Group and Viewers Like You.
 
2009-03-12 02:18:38 PM
What do I care about some old stamp collector?
 
2009-03-12 02:21:45 PM
It sounds like a lot of people will miss her


money.
 
2009-03-12 02:39:38 PM
Liberals live longer. It's because of their advanced thinking.
 
2009-03-12 02:40:37 PM
I heard she's going to be buried in a tote bag.
 
2009-03-12 02:50:20 PM
DslainteC: I heard she's going to be buried in a tote bag.

*Chortle*
 
2009-03-12 02:51:17 PM
DslainteC: I heard she's going to be buried in a tote bag.

That's the "partner" level funeral.

She's a "gold level member". She gets a tote bag, a t-shirt, a DVD of Ken Burns' 15 part series "Funerals" and a coffee mug.
 
2009-03-12 03:01:05 PM
Old lady dies = Comedy Goldmine!

Thank you Mrs. Annenberg, you'll be missed by viewers like me.
 
2009-03-12 03:12:32 PM
Do not forget, though, that her grandfather, Moe Annenberg, made
all of his money by cozying up to both William Randolph Hearst
and the New York mob.

Still: the Annenberg Foundation is one of the best supporters of
journalism out there.
 
2009-03-12 03:34:06 PM
I'm going to have to start donating to NPR now. thanks for the free ride Leonore.
 
2009-03-12 03:46:51 PM
WaltzingMathilda: It is not sad when someone dies at 91, it is nature.

Yup, this.
Natural causes, family at her side, long life. We should all be so lucky.
But I'll raise my coffee in appreciation of someone who understands noblesse oblige^, no matter where their money came from.
I mean, fortunes are rarely made honestly, but some at least try to earn it after the fact.
 
2009-03-12 04:00:33 PM
I guess they'll need a pew more charitable trusts now.
 
2009-03-12 04:26:56 PM
ok
 
2009-03-12 04:28:13 PM
Didn't he work with that terrorist dude Bill Ayers?
 
2009-03-12 04:29:08 PM
This thread is relevant to my interests.
 
2009-03-12 04:29:17 PM
She may be dead, but her money lives on... give me some of it.
 
2009-03-12 04:29:23 PM
Bill_Wick's_Friend: DslainteC: I heard she's going to be buried in a tote bag.

That's the "partner" level funeral.

She's a "gold level member". She gets a tote bag, a t-shirt, a DVD of Ken Burns' 15 part series "Funerals" and a coffee mug.


Plus, every three months they will interrupt regular programming to show the funeral as part of the current pledge drive.
 
2009-03-12 04:29:43 PM
Does this mean we don't have to watch that annoying "I can change the world... with my own two hands" thing every 10 minutes?
 
2009-03-12 04:29:51 PM
So long foundationy woman
 
2009-03-12 04:30:19 PM
I grew up hearing her name, and enjoying many of the programs her foundation supported. I don't know anything about her, but I'm sure her contribution to society will be greatly missed.

My condolences to her family, friends, and those who were blessed by her generosity.

RIP.
 
2009-03-12 04:31:27 PM
If you ask me, they should have convicted her a long time ago, along with her cousins Julius and Ethel.
 
2009-03-12 04:31:52 PM
Who will be buried in her grant's tomb?
 
2009-03-12 04:32:26 PM
Bill_Wick's_Friend: DslainteC: I heard she's going to be buried in a tote bag.

That's the "partner" level funeral.

She's a "gold level member". She gets a tote bag, a t-shirt, a DVD of Ken Burns' 15 part series "Funerals" and a coffee mug.


Instead of the funeral, can they show Alone in the Wilderness?

www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk
 
2009-03-12 04:32:40 PM
DjangoStonereaver: Do not forget, though, that her father-in-law, Moe Annenberg, made all of his money by cozying up to both William Randolph Hearst
and the New York mob.

Still: the Annenberg Foundation is one of the best supporters of
journalism out there.


FTFY
Proof of Balzac's theory that behind every great fortune is a great crime.
 
2009-03-12 04:33:26 PM
Jeesus. Does this mean more "Golden Age of Doo-wop" and Deepak Chopra? Fark me.
 
2009-03-12 04:33:48 PM
Distribute the organs amongst the poor!
 
2009-03-12 04:34:14 PM
This thread delivers.
You have my thanks.
 
2009-03-12 04:34:33 PM
The worst thing they ever did was sell TV Guide to Rupert Murdoch.
 
2009-03-12 04:34:38 PM
Now I wish I had learned French the Capretz way.

Dammit.
 
2009-03-12 04:35:04 PM
I know this sounds bad, but this was really a bad time for her to die since so many non-profits need cash infusions.
 
2009-03-12 04:35:31 PM
Whoa... The Annenberg Estate is about 300 yards from where I grew up...
 
2009-03-12 04:36:00 PM
I'm sure I won't hear about this all every few minutes on the ride home from work.

/loves the npr
 
2009-03-12 04:36:08 PM
vernonFL: Didn't he work with that terrorist dude Bill Ayers?

Yep, pretty sure she helped fund the board that Ayers and Obama both served on. She must be a terrorist.
 
2009-03-12 04:36:19 PM
NotoriousW.O.P: Proof of Balzac's theory that behind every great fortune is a great crime

HAHA, BALZAC
 
2009-03-12 04:36:39 PM
On today's New Yankee Workshop, Norm Abrahms will be building this handsome Quaker-style maple coffin...
 
2009-03-12 04:36:51 PM
deebee230: Bill_Wick's_Friend: DslainteC: I heard she's going to be buried in a tote bag.

That's the "partner" level funeral.

She's a "gold level member". She gets a tote bag, a t-shirt, a DVD of Ken Burns' 15 part series "Funerals" and a coffee mug.

Instead of the funeral, can they show Alone in the Wilderness?


Hell yes. I was flipping channels one day and ended up watching that for 3 hours. Fascinating.
 
2009-03-12 04:37:20 PM
tomwilson: Whoa... The Annenberg Estate is about 300 yards from where I grew up...

The servant's quarters?
 
2009-03-12 04:38:02 PM
I think she a terrorist sympathizer. I hear she was associated with Bill Ayers.
 
2009-03-12 04:38:25 PM
Has anyone noticed how crappy PBS is these days? They are like the Touchy-Feely New-Age Informercial channel.
 
2009-03-12 04:41:23 PM
Procedural Texture: WaltzingMathilda: It is not sad when someone dies at 91, it is nature.

Yup, this.
Natural causes, family at her side, long life. We should all be so lucky.


It's still sad, though. The deceased is in no position to care, of course, but those left behind are another matter.
 
2009-03-12 04:43:30 PM
lukelightning: Has anyone noticed how crappy PBS is these days? They are like the Touchy-Feely New-Age Informercial channel.

Depends on where you are. In Orlando, the public TV station is crap, because they have to cater to the elderly patrons that keep the money rolling in; they have an endless stream of "holistic healing" crap, they showed "The Power of Intention" about seventy billion times, and of course you've got your Lawrence Welk reruns and 50's music retrospectives.

In Portland, they have mostly a left-leaning younger demographic as their base, so the shows tend to be more varied, directed to a younger audience, with a lot of emphasis on science, nature, art, history and technology. I's a world of difference. About the only time you see the crap shows around here, curiously, is at pledge time.
 
2009-03-12 04:44:22 PM
Peter von Nostrand: I think she a terrorist sympathizer. I hear she was associated with Bill Ayers.

Came here to say this. Anybody who has even heard of Bill Ayers is automatically a terrorist.
 
2009-03-12 04:44:48 PM
Jews control the media.

/RIP
 
2009-03-12 04:45:46 PM
bush did his best to get rid of PBS. he'll be saddened i'm sure.

can't have a TV network telling the truth to the American people. that is a no-no in bushland.

the corporate dickheads at Faux News have the Truth!!
 
2009-03-12 04:45:48 PM
cryinoutloud: Liberal

I don't think the Annenbergs were particularly liberal. They worked for Nixon and Reagan, who were conservatives. Eisenhower was the most liberal president they directly supported. I feel like they were rational conservatives like Eisenhower, due to the work they did via their foundation.
 
Jha
2009-03-12 04:46:23 PM
PBS = FAIL = NPR
 
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