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TV

“My” Bear Show

by Susan on April 18, 2011

Here’s the latest opus from me and the folks at LMNO … It’s airing on Animal Planet Thursday 10pm et/pt but check your listings because these shows often air at odd times.  Look for “Breaking and Entering” — very sad, very interesting.The Bear Whisperer – Breaking and Entering

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NICU Premiere

by Susan on July 14, 2010

“NICU”– the baby show I’ve been “working on” premieres Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm.  Please watch it and encourage others to check it out so DiscoveryHealth will buy lots more episodes and I can “work on” more episodes.  Thanks!  Here’s a link to see the preview.

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Front Page News

by admin on April 21, 2010

My brother David sent me a message the other day asking if I was the mayor of Sitka yet.  Well, I don’t think I’m cut out for local politics but I did get myself on the front page of the Daily Sitka Sentinel.  It was a little bit thrilling to be front page news but I have to keep it in perspective.  The headline photo in yesterday’s paper was a guy laying the chalk lines on the field at Sitka High School.  My fifteen minutes of fame are definitely up.

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Raven Radio Star

by admin on April 14, 2010

Cable House -- Home of KCAW 104.7 Raven Radio, Sitka, AK - Click to enlarge

Very candid shot of me with Raven Radio host Robert Woolsey - Click to enlarge

Tuesday morning I was invited to do a radio interview at the local public radio station KCAW 104.7 aka Raven Radio.  The interview took up the 10-minute local news block during NPR’s Morning Edition which made me feel like something of a VIC –Very Important Caller!

Link to Radio Interview at end of Article

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Susan Michaels and R. Lee Ermey filming on Iwo Jima

Susan Michaels and R. Lee Ermey filming on Iwo Jima Click PIC to enlarge

It’s all in a day’s — make that a fortnight’s — work for your favorite non-fiction TV writer.

Tonight on the Military History Channel at 10pm you can catch my fabulous Pentagon documentary written for the cranky yet lovable Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey.  If you know me, listen for the subtle clues that the archetypal hawkish Gunny’s words came out of the mind of a liberal, pacifist mom.
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Brother Al Michaels: Never met a Vegetable he could call a Friend

I’m thinking about my brother today; peerless NBC Sports play-by-play announcer, Al Michaels.

I’m using his hockey tickets tonight since he’s still wrapping up after the last NFL Game of 2009; the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Washington Redskins on NBC Sunday Night Football and I’m thinking that he’s a pretty great sports announcer, a pretty great brother, and a pretty picky eater.
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Free Dance on Boxing Day!

by admin on December 20, 2009

Boxing Day Contra Cance

Boxing Day Contra Cance

Susan Michaels is calling and Bonfire is playing at  Citrus College, December 26, 2009

I’m calling a free dance at Citrus College in Glendora, CA on December 26, 2009.  This special Boxing Day dance is hosted by Dan Vilter and if last year’s dance is any indication there will be more than 100 people there including lots of college students eager to give Contra Dancing a try.  Be there or be square!  No wait — be there AND be square!  VIDEO LINK to watch the dance…

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A Dance Revolution is a-coming to L.A.

by admin on December 15, 2009

Techno-contra West

Techno-contra West

I traveled to Seattle, WA for the first ever west-coast Techno-Contra Dance at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center on 12-11-09.

It was a cold 18-degrees when I landed in Seattle but by the time I’d finished four hours of trance and techno dancing at The Fremont Abbey, I was one hot tamale.

Techno-contra Dance West    (VIDEO)
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SPOT411 – Internet “Splainer Video”

by admin on November 30, 2009

Spot411

Spot411

Produced for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Spot411 and The Cimarron Group

“Spot411 is an interactive entertainment application…”

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Death Masks: 2-Hour History Channel Special

by admin on November 30, 2009

Abraham Lincoln's Chin

Abraham Lincoln's Chin

From The History Channel:

“Faces…and facts…fleshed out from the grave. Unprecedented technology brings to life extraordinary mirror images and powerful last impressions of history’s most powerful men.

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Contra Dance Videos

by admin on November 26, 2009

DougPlummerCampWannaDance)

Camp WannaDance

Contra Carnival 2008

Hillbillies from Mars

SoleFest 2007

The Syncopaths

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Thanksgiving Brentwood Contra Dance

by admin on November 13, 2009

Thanksgiving Contra Dance

Thanksgiving Contra Dance

Susan Michaels will be calling…

Thanksgiving Special at the Brentwood Contra Dance Saturday, November 28th, 2009.

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on_radioKPCC 89.3 FM in Los Angeles: “Contradancing: A Living, Swinging Tradition”

Correspondent Jackson Musker form KPCC 89.3 FM Radio in Los Angeles, CA interviews Susan Michaels as she celebrates 20 years of Contra Dancing.

“Every weekend in LA, hundreds of people gather to participate in the oldest dance in the American canon—Contradancing. This isn’t a reenactment; it’s a living tradition, and it’s open to all comers. Correspondent Jackson Musker put on his dancing shoes and joined the throng at a recent Contradance in Brentwood, California led by longtime caller Susan Michaels”

LISTEN to the Radio Interview: A Living, Swinging Tradition

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