Jul 25, 2007
Welcome to this special Episode 39 of Light On Light Through - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The View from New York ... from the moment I left the bookstore a few minutes after midnight on Saturday I knew this was something as special as everyone had anticipated ... kids were sitting in front of the bookstore, delving into their copies (tell that to the myopic New York Times and all the other self-appointed experts who think literacy is waning) ... In this podcast, I give my first reactions to this extraordinary finale to an extraordinary series ... and to sum up those reactions: J. K. Rowling has given the world what the Beatles did in 1960s ... the unique British contribution to entertainment and popular culture ... among the highlights ... the interaction of magical beings in this finale novel ... the radio in the forest ... my favorite line ... and much more...
Plus flashes ... just one, devoted to the YouTube/CNN Presidential debate this past Monday, which I saw and reckon to be a major breakthrough for democracy and the media...
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