Thursday, October 09, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - Alan Cumming has been called “one of the most fun people in show business” by TIME magazine and has done it all: dozens of movies to his credit; back on Broadway in Cabaret; and is a main character on a favorite show of mine, CBS’s The Good Wife.  Aside from his work on stage and screen, he’s also been an advocate for issues related to LGBT causes and most recently for Scottish independence.  Now, he has written a powerful memoir, looking back at his childhood, in which he opens up about psychological and physical abuse of his father, things that were kept secret from him until he recently went on a genealogy program looking at his ancestry.  He joins us now to talk about what he chronicles in his emotional memoir, “Not My Fathers Son”.

4:35pm ET - With so much gridlock in Washington and Sen. Marco Rubio hinting at yet another government shutdown over funding for the Affordable Care Act, it seems that nothing ever gets done in the capitol, which would suggest that maybe it’s time we look at politics in a whole new way.  In What Animals Teach Us about Politics Brian Massumi, a Professor in the Communication Department at the University of Montreal takes up this idea by treating the human as an animal and developing a concept of animal politics.  He joins us today to discuss his book and explain what we can learn about politics from the animal kingdom.


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