Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - Earlier today U.S. Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.  The two states had only just joined the growing number of states where same-sex marriage is legal when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that gay couples' equal protection rights were violated by the gay marriage bans in both states.  Joining us to discuss Justice Kennedy’s stay and how it will affect marriage equality in Idaho and Nevada is Arthur Leonard, professor of law at New York Law School.

4:35pm ET - Following film director Howard Brookner death from AIDS in 1989 his cult documentary Burroughs: The Movie disappeared from public view.  The film which is the first and only feature length documentary to be made with and about Burroughs, explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the development of Burroughs’ unique literary style and his wildly unconventional life, including his travels from the American Midwest to North Africa and several personal tragedies.    Joining us today to talk about the movie and its protagonist is Aaron Brookner, the nephew of the films late director who rescued and digitally restored the footage and Brad Gooch, Howard’s partner of 8 years during the making of the film and up until his death in 1989.

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