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'He Has No Genitalia and He's Holding a Star'

Dustin Hoffman, accepting the Oscar for Best Actor at the 1980 Academy Awards, cast a glance at the statuette and famously declared, “He has no genitalia and he’s holding a sword.”

Wrapping up this week’s edition of “Newsmakers TV,” Mr. Cranky Pants paraphrased the film star in thanking the journalists and politicos whose combined and collaborative energy and talents recently led to a coveted TVSB Award – call it the Little Emmy – for television journalism.

The winning formula is on full display in this week’s show, as Noozhawk’s Josh Molina ushers in local election season with a rundown on the four city council seats on the ballot in November, while Delaney Smith, editor of The Channels, reports on the latest developments in the ongoing culture wars at City College.

The Indy’s Nick Welsh looks behind the abrupt disbanding, for budget reasons, of an effective and innovative county program for interacting with the mentally ill, while school board member Laura Capps bats cleanup, explaining how California’s Earned Income Tax Credit has been expanded for the first time to help students and others 18-to-24.

It’s all here, right now on Newsmakers TV.

P.S. Hoffman’s Oscar was for the lead role of Ted Kramer in “Kramer vs. Kramer” which also won the Best Picture award in 1980.

Images: The Panel (L-R) Delaney Smith, Laura Capps, Mr. Cranky Pants and the TVSB Award, Nick Welsh, Josh Molina; Link to the show; Dustin Hoffman accepting 1980 Best Actor Oscar.

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