For the sixth year in a row, Colorado Inside-Out’s annual Time Machine episode has been nominated for a Heartland Regional Emmy. (We’ve won three.) The category”Interview/Discussion – Program/Special.” In this episode (originally broadcast in July 2012), the Colorado Inside-Out political discussion program travels back to 1912.
Former Rocky Mountain News reporter Kevin Flynn turns in a stellar performance as Denver Police Commissioner George Creel. (Creel later served as President Wilson’s minister of propaganda during WWI.) Westword publisher Patty Calhoun plays the unsinkable Molly Brown. Dani Newsum is well-educated leader of the National Progressive League. I play the fictional Hobart Drizzlewhit, assistant designer of Denver’s new City Park municipal golf course.
In a few weeks, we will be taping a new episode to be broadcast on Friday, July 5. The new episode will be set in 1973, covering topics such as Watergate and the Yom Kippur Arab-Israeli War. In the 5-minute “postgame” segment (broadcast only on the Web), we will travel to the future, discussing the politics of a nation dominated by the fusionist Green Tea Party.