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Phil Donahue Leads Protest in Dallas At Bush Library Dedication Over Iraq War

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Phil Donahue is 77 years old. But that’s not stopping him. The celebrated talk show host turned activist and filmmaker is down in Dallas this morning where he’s going to lead a protest against George W. Bush and the ceremony to open his presidential library. Donahue– like many– still holds Bush accountable for the Iraq War. His excellent documentary, “Body of War,” released in 2008, graphically depicted what happened to American soldiers who were grievously wounded. The film is remarkable and important. While Bush faithful gather for the ribbon cutting today, Donahue will be right across the street giving voice to millions who don’t get a chance to express their feelings. Last night Donahue screened “Body of War” for free at the Angelika Theater in Dallas.

Here’s the facebook entry:

THE PEOPLE’S RESPONSE (PLEASE WEAR BLACK!): Thursday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. – Rally/March/Demonstration. 6116 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (SE quadrant, I-75/Central Expy & SMU Blvd, map). In contrast to the festivity of the Bush Presidential Center dedication, we will be dressed in black as the March of the Dead, along with veterans, will lead a slow, respectful procession toward the Bush Center in remembrance of those tortured or killed. Signs and banners will be provided. If you bring your own, please keep them on-message and coordinated with the dramatic black and white visual. 6116 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (SE quadrant, I-75/Central Expy & SMU Blvd, map). Speakers include Col. Ann Wright, Phil Donahue, Coleen Rowley, Leah Bolger, TX State Representative Lon Burnam, Medea Benjamin, Chas Jacquier, and more.

…coinciding with the dedication of the library on April 25, 2013 in Dallas.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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