April 27, 2001 |
Accusing the entertainment industry of having a "target on the backs of our children," Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and two Democratic colleagues introduced legislation Thursday that would put teeth in federal regulation of Hollywood. The bill would provide civil penalties of up to $11,000 per offense for movie, music and video game companies found to be violating their own voluntary guidelines by targeting children with advertisements for products with violent, profane or sexual content.
December 19, 2000 |
Joseph I. Lieberman was given a warm welcome home Monday as he stopped at Connecticut diners to thank voters for reelecting him to the Senate while he ran as Al Gore's running mate. At the Stamford Diner, retired FBI agent Jim Trower said he didn't back the Democratic presidential ticket but did vote for Lieberman for Senate. "I told him that I thought he was very smart not to give up his day job," Trower said. "He said he thought so too."
October 27, 1995 |
Influential political figures whose intense battle against gangsta rap helped pressure Time Warner Inc. to unload its rap music label have a new target: daytime TV talk shows. At a Washington press conference Thursday, William J. Bennett, the nation's former drug czar and current co-director of Empower America, and Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) launched a campaign to get rid of the televised talkfests that they claim debase American culture and cause harm to children.
August 30, 2000 |
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman pushed the Democratic ticket's health care plan as he stumped through Southern California on Tuesday, avoiding the charged subjects of faith and popular culture that he has tackled in recent days. At the Children's Hospital in San Diego, the Democratic vice presidential nominee promised that he and Vice President Al Gore will help get every child access to health insurance by 2005. "Why do you get involved in government?"
August 29, 2000 |
In an open letter expected to be published in today's edition of a widely read entertainment trade publication, screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, whose credits include "Basic Instinct" and "Showgirls," asks his peers not to donate money to the Democratic presidential ticket until the "veiled threats" of censorship are clarified. Eszterhas refers specifically to vice presidential candidate Sen. Joseph I.
October 14, 2000 |
At 9:15 Tuesday night soap-opera star Nancy Lee Grahn, who plays attorney Alexis Davis on ABC's "General Hospital," stepped in front of a banner that read "Daytime for Gore/Lieberman" and, wearing a long black skirt and pink leather jacket, faced a bank of television cameras. The political gathering for Democratic soap-opera stars had started more than an hour late.
October 19, 2000 |
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman invoked religion as the basis for his environmental beliefs Wednesday as his rival, Dick Cheney, accused Vice President Al Gore of making yet another false claim during Tuesday's third and final presidential debate.
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September 21, 2000
Dick Cheney recently blasted Al Gore and Joseph I. Lieberman "for 'hypocrisy' for lashing at Hollywood marketing and then turning around to 'schmooze' and take millions in contributions" (Sept. 15). Fine argument, except they took contributions from some of the world's leading creative artists, including Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg. Gore did not, to my knowledge, take any money from Silver Screen Management Co., which had George W. Bush on its board of directors when it made the terrifyingly gory murder movie "The Hitcher" (Sept.
October 24, 2000 |
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman pounded away at policy differences with his Republican rivals Monday as he swept through South Florida in a campaign to energize Jewish, Cuban and African American voters. Speaking before an adoring crowd of about 1,000 people at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, Lieberman danced through a list of issues in which he said Texas Gov. George W.
September 1, 2000 |
Vice President Al Gore jawed his way through his health care agenda this week with ferocious determination. But Gore's concerns about health didn't seem to apply to himself Thursday when he asked the woman running the coffee shop on a ferry: "Is there any unhealthy breakfast food here?" He was quickly gratified with a meal resembling an Egg McMuffin. It was sunup in Seattle, and the Democratic presidential candidate and his running mate, Sen. Joseph I.