Finally a reason to have a tv. Our own GreenChef Aria Alpert guest stars on one of NBC highest rated shows, Law and Order SVU. Set your Tivos, buy it on itunes, or watch it live. Basically do what ever you have to. Just make sure you don’t miss it. This Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 8/9 pacific.
The episode, titled “Gray,” deals with a rape case at the fictional Hudson University. The case becomes murky when the detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson (Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay, respectively) find out that a student involved in the incident had been drinking “a little too much trashcan punch,” at the time of the assualt, as Stabler puts it. Their investigation becomes even more difficult when they find that the vindictive victim, Bethany, has created a website that borders on harassment, which decries the perpetrator, Chuck, as a “rapist and scumbag.” (via thedartmouth.com)
Aria makes a brief but haunting appearance in the episodes trailer. “You should ask your daughter” is her line… Gives me chills. :)
Boise G’s Out the Fake Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, NBC’s The Office. Boise overhears one of the staff members at the copier talking about their green policy and was shocked. He said they are Green as they have to be!
What does that mean? Here is their official policy at Dunder Mifflin: “Dunder Mifflin is committed to improving the environment. That’s why we plant a tree for each and every metric ton of paper that we ship. We look at it as an investment in the future because without trees, we have no paper and without paper, we have no business.
NBC Universal launched their “Green Is Universal” campaign on November 4th in the hopes of (via their site) “entertaining, informing and empowering Americans to lead greener lives.”
Back in August, Fox announced that their hit show “24” was going green. Then “America’s Top Model” joined the good fight. But these are just individual shows. NBC is a whole network. Actually, it’s an enormous conglomerate of channels that include Bravo, Sundance, SciFi, USA, Telemundo and many other big impact, big moneymakers including Universal Studios.
Using the clever integration of environmental action and themes into their shows (including unscripted ones on CNBC, MSNBC and NBC Sports), and filling the breaks with eco-themed ads and PSAs, NBC seems hell-bent on spreading the green gospel. They’ve even gotten on-air heavyweights like Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer and Bob Costas into the act and are throwing an eco-fabulous wedding on “Days of Our Lives”.
Seeing Al Gore on 30 Rock Thursday night reminded me why he’s the coolest nerd in existence. I worked on An Inconvenient Truth and was duly star-struck by him every time he came into the office — even though there is no need to be.
He is one of the nicest, most polite men ever.
Working on An Inconvenient Truth was a very emotional experience. During the filming and the editing — before the awards and the Nobel Prize — it still was hard to reflect on a world in which Gore wasn’t president. I worked on the section of the film in which he discussed the 2000 election, and would come home nights and cry at how sad it was for everyone — for America, for him, for his family and for me.