Monday, January 22, 2001

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  • Inauguration of George Bush

    Thousands of protesters around the country took to the streets this weekend to protest the inauguration of GeorgeW. Bush. The site of the ceremony, Washington, DC, saw the largest Inauguration Day protest since Richard Nixontook office in 1973 and the tightest security ever.

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    Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home": The Coming-Out Memoir That Became a Hit Broadway Musical
    In a Democracy Now! special, we look at the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fun Home," which swept the Tony Awards last month. Composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Lisa Kron made history as the first female duo to win a Tony Award for Best Original Score. "Fun Home" is also the first-ever Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist. The musical is based on the 2006 best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic." The memoir is a poignant exploration of family, memory, first love,...