|Then-candidate Obama promising change in America as re-mixed in "The News" by JacobTV|
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|Rehearsals of "The News"|
What’s significant is that The News originated not in the Netherlands but in the U.S., specifically in the city of Chicago where JacobTV was visiting as a tourist four years ago and where he met the folks at the Fulcrum Point New Music Project. JacobTV saw the city reflected on the glass wall that surrounded a television studio with cameras, videos and news anchors.
“In a split second, I knew it,” he says. “I knew what I wanted to do. This fascinating world of media. That’s what I want to write about.”
The News had its world premiere at the Definitely Dutch Festival in Pittsburgh under the sponsorship of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Andy Warhol Off the Wall Series in late April.
Dubbed a "nonfiction opera," The News roams around the world to expose and question the words and promises of world leaders and politicians, even as it calls into question the objectivity of the international news media, and reflects on the news media's impact on the issues we care about and on the lives of real people. --RG
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BECK: Trust...How do you restore trust and honor?
PALIN: It's because we have a falling world. Mankind is falling. Scared the heck out of me.
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