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Hello, Hot Seat

By Kimberley Jones, June 16, 2009, 3:45pm, Picture in Picture

If you've been paying any attention to the current Chronicle/Statesman smackdown (up to and including Kelso's latest taunt of "Hey, Chronicle weenies"... Um, burn?), then you know relations can get a bit testy between our fair city's weekly and daily papers. Hell, when John Pierson invited two film critics from the rival papers to spar in front of his UT RTF Master Class back in February, the flier publicized the event with a pen drawing of the pair arm-wrestling. Turned out to be false advertising, though: It was all very civilized – a smart, engaging, and far-ranging discussion between the Chron's Marjorie Baumgarten and the Statesman's Chris Garcia – and now you can hear it, too, when KUT airs the program on June 28.

KUT 90.5 FM will broadcast edited-down versions of five Master Classes this summer on The Best of Public Radio. Schedule below.
6/21: media mogul Harvey Weinstein (11:30am)
6/28: filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) (11am)
6/28: film critics Marjorie Baumgarten & Chris Garcia (11:30am)
TBD/August: director Mike Judge (Office Space) / cinematographer Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

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