Schedule for Rally to Restore Sanity Announced
Matthew C. Nisbet, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Nisbet studies the role of communication and advocacy in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over over climate change, energy, and sustainability. Among awards and recognition, Nisbet has been a Visiting Shorenstein Fellow on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Health Policy Investigator at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Google Science Communication Fellow. In 2011, the editors at the journal Nature recommended Nisbet's research as “essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate change debate,” and the New Republic highlighted his work as a “fascinating dissection of the shortcomings of climate activism."
From the We Love DC blog:
Pre-Pre Show – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Video montages and music will play on Jumbotrons to entertain the audience
Pre Show – 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
12:00-12:40 – The Roots will play for the crowd
12:40-12:57 – A comedian (TBA) will warm up the crowd
12:57-1:00 – Video countdown and intros
Main Show 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
1:00-1:05 – Singing of the National Anthem by special musical guest (TBA)
1:05-1:20 – Jon Stewart welcomes the crowd
1:20-1:30 – Stephen Colbert enters
1:30-1:35 – Benediction by actor Don Novello (“Father Guido Sarducci”)
1:35-1:40 – Poem reading by actor Sam Waterson (“Law and Order”)
1:40-1:50 – Performance by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Mavis Staples
1:50-2:15 – Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert perform together
2:15-2:20 – Performance by Sheryl Crow
2:20-2:30 – Brief statements from special guests (TBA), both live and taped
2:30-2:40 – Performance by special musical guest (TBA)
2:40-2:50 – Sanity and Fear Awards
2:50-3:00 – Final statements by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
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