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You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. These are usually audio and a few are video.  In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually a lot less often.  But in the Fall of 2018, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and you can expect new episodes now a little more frequently.  - Paul Levinson

More on "Sedition" - The Play and the Professor, Then and Now

Aug 7, 2007

I'm still thinking about David Wiltse's Sedition - the play I saw and wrote about, here and elsewhere, on Sunday - and I'm realizing the impact it has already had on my life and work.

I posted a note in my blog yesterday, about ABC News' misreporting of the results of its own post-debate polls - in particular, ABC somehow forgetting to mention that Ron Paul came in first.

Now, I've written political posts before, and many critical of the media, but I have to say I had a special zest and focus when writing that post - and listing it on Digg, where it now has more than 800 Diggs.  Wiltse's Sedition stirred that part of me that knows that being a worthwhile professor is more than teaching your students in the classroom - it is taking a stand on important public issues, and using your voice to bring issues to the public's attention.

This, of course, is the lesson Professor Schrag taught us in Sedition.  I am grateful for having been reminded of it at Sunday's splendid performance in Westport.

Hannah Cabell as Harriet Schrag, Chris Sarandon as Andrew Schrag, and Mark Shanahan as Cassidy in Sedition