Sunday, May 16, 2010

TV That Is Safe For Ideas

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu will air for the second time on Monday night at 12:37 on CBS – that’s actually Tuesday morning

It is so worth watching.

The Peabody has been awarded to this episode. The Peabodiers describe it this way …

As this fascinating, often funny interview attests, the Scottish-born Ferguson has made late-night television safe again for ideas.

Yes he has.

As one of his fans who “found” him I’m very pleased and proud.

Now, if you watch this show, you watch it because you found it. No one told you it was on. There’s no bus ads for Craigy, there’s no billboards, there’s no promotion. You found this show because you found it.
And if you’ve stayed with it any length of time it’s because you’re interested .. maybe. And I am.
And I feel — I kind of deny this quite a lot but I do feel a certain connection and kinship with the audience because of that.
~ Craig Ferguson

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.

~ Desmond Tutu

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
~ Victor Borge

You can read more about the Peabody Awards and all the 2010 winners HERE

You can learn more about Desmond Tutu at his FOUNDATION WEBSITE


Kay Dennison said...

Thank you for sharing this -- I love Craig Ferguson.

Desmond Tutu is one of the priests who keeps me a practicing Catholic.

This my favorite quote from him.

"Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

Linda Reeder said...

I don't watch late night TV, although we do record The Daily Show to watch the next day. I'll have to find this show and record it.

Linda said...

Were I going to watch late night TV then I'm pretty sure that Craig Ferguson would be the man to watch regardless of who he has sitting across from him. Come to think of it, he had Robert Downey, Jr sitting across from him the other night and I couldn't decide who my eyes wanted to rest on more so I had to watch it again on replay!

Jay said...

I've seen Bishop Tutu in many interviews and he's a delightful man with a surprisingly great sense of humor.

lime said...

oh, i shall have to look for this episode on hulu because as much as i do love craig fergusen his show is just too late for me to remain coherent for.

thanks also for visiting my place for POTW. :)

Scott Oglesby said...

I love Tutu and I love Ferguson. I used to watch him while I worked the midnight shift at the turnpike. I’m missing all the late night stuff now, all I can watch is Stewart and Colbert.

Matt-Man said...

Tutu is no Sarah Palin. Just sayin'. Cheers Di!!

Dianne said...

kay - I love that quote too, Oprah used it when she first started her 'random acts of kindness' episodes years ago

linda r - this show is worth recording :)

linda - I know! I know! and I love when Craig flirts and toys with his male guests, it's funny and real
Downey looked great that night
talk about turning your life around!!

jay - he is, and he giggles which I find so wonderful

lime - I think the CBS website also has the episode available to watch
thanks for stopping by

scott - there are tons of Craigy on Youtube and on the CBS website
I'm so glad you like him :)

matt-man - well now that IS absolutely a true statement ;)

Frank Baron said...

I'm a long-time Letterman fan and know that Ferguson follows Dave. But I rarely watch tv past Dave's time slot. I'll try to remember to catch it tonight, though.

Bishop Tutu is not just wise, compassionate and funny but he's cuter than a Smurf. I always thought Desmond Tutu dolls would be a huge seller.

Hilary said...

Thanks for the heads up.. maybe I'll just set it up to record now because I know I won't stay awake that late.

Arkansas Patti said...

Craig fan here and when he talked about the Peabody, I was sorry I missed that show. I TiVO him but only first runs so I am glad you warned me. Will change my settings now. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Tutu, another amazing human being, a gift to the World, from my homeland.

Travis Cody said...

I have DVR. I should be recording this program.

Grayquill said...

I think I can attest that you will never starve - you are too good of a saleslady :)
I will be so cranky tomorrow, losing my happy sleep.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

As you know, I am a BIG Craig F. Fan....and I'm so glad I came over here right now because it is almost time for that crazy Scotsman here in my time zone...I saw this the first time but I'm going to watch it again---RIGHT NOW!!!

Thanks, my dear!

christopher said...

Sorry I missed it...thanks for all the great info though.

Love the Victor Borge quote.

Daryl said...

I need to get ToonMan to record this for me, I cant stay awake past 10 ...even on non 'school' night

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

dang...late to the party again

nitebyrd said...

Craig Ferguson is the best late-night host EVER.

Ivanhoe said...

All night shows are so late for me. I miss them all. I'm in bed by 10 pm. And I have no DVR :(
Congrats to Craig!

Dianne said...

frank - I can hear Tutu giggling at the notion of being cuter than a Smurf :)

hil - his show is really worth recording

patti - I hope you caught the show :)

rob - a gift to the world indeed!!

travis - I know you'd enjoy it

grayquill - come on now!! I know you're a night owl who parties all the time!!

old old lady of the hills - he is a delight isn't he!

christopher - it's a favorite quote of mine too :) thanks

daryl - toonman to action!!

vinny - that's OK, craig will have other award winning shows I'm sure :)

nitebyrd - yes he is!! :)

ivanhoe - hugs to you too kid :)

Frank Baron said...

I watched it and am glad I did. Thanks Dianne. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks for visiting FT-L (through your other blog). I'm so glad I found both of yours. I only do the photoblogging thing, but I really enjoy reading a GOOD idea blog. Especially (OK pretty much exclusively) when I agree with it.

Glad to have found you.

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