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Born: 1955-09-12
Profession: Celebrity
Nation: American
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Because I was the blonde, I was promoted as the video vixen.

Tags: Blonde, Promoted, Video

Christopher Guest movies are my top of the line favorites.

Tags: Line, Movies, Top

First of all, you needed a budget to do the video. The record companies would pick and choose who got videos.

Tags: Choose, Needed, Pick

I am a curious person and, believe it or not, I really do like to sit back and listen to people's stories.

Tags: Listen, Sit, Stories

I am like the little rock n' roll backseat driver.

Tags: Driver, Rock, Roll

I could not do the film Spinal Tap because I was already at MTV and it was occupying all my time.

Tags: Film, Tap, Time

I get real excited when I hear my shows on the radio.

Tags: Excited, Hear, Real

I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little; it is all that I would ever read.

Tags: Ohio, Read, Since

I have two syndicated radio shows though United Stations Radio Network.

Tags: Radio, Though, United

I was in the pilot for Spinal Tap before it was a movie.

Tags: Movie, Pilot, Tap

I worked with three people who were doing video music shows before MTV.

Tags: Music, Three, Worked

I'm a little bit to the left of things anyway.

Tags: Anyway, Bit, Left

Interviewing people is pretty natural for me.

Tags: Natural, Pretty

My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that.

Tags: Interest, Passion, Reading

Now that the 90's are over and more time has gone by, the 80's sound fresh again.

Tags: Again, Gone, Time

People that really know me will tell you that I am not a video vixen.

Tags: Tell, Video

The hardest and worst interview that I have ever done was with Frank Zappa.

Tags: Done, Hardest, Worst

The heyday of video music was the mid 80's.

Tags: Heyday, Music, Video

We put all these things together into a tangible product that is The Rock N' Roll Mystery Tour.

Tags: Put, Rock, Together

When I worked for Entertainment Tonight I got to emcee Paul McCartney's press conference.

Tags: Press, Tonight, Worked

When you are young your imagination is so clear.

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Absolute 80's is three hours of mainstream 80's music. I also do New Wave Nation that is more cutting edge. It is more punk stuff from the 70's to the 90's.

Tags: Music, Nation, Three

The thing that they were more freaked out was that I had done a spread for Playboy years before, and as Playboy always does, they exploit the exploitation and re-release different pictures.

Tags: Done, Pictures, Playboy

I have a real sense of optimism that we are revolutionizing the way we do politics in this country.

Tags: Country, Politics, Real

I have referred to myself as an accidental activist on more than one occasion.

Tags: Accidental, Activist, Occasion

I'm a mediator by training and inclination.

Tags: Mediator, Training
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Most jobs today are still structured the same way they were 50 years ago, when most families had someone who could stay at home.

Tags: Home, Someone, Today

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.

Tags: Mothers, Parent, Purpose

Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they have a voter-verified paper trail.

Tags: Fine, Touch, Voting

We aim to express the passion of our members in something actionable that we can all in fact do.

Tags: Aim, Fact, Passion

We are mortgaging our future.

Tags: Future

We've got 50 percent voter turnout for presidential elections. That's appalling. We can do so much better.

Tags: Appalling, Elections, Percent

What we do is not going to be successful unless our members care about it.

Tags: Care, Successful, Unless

A book reaches a different crowd of people. There are 50 different stories of very different individuals participating in their communities either locally or nationally in meaningful ways.

Tags: Book, Either, Ways

Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics.

Tags: Future, Sense, Values

Even though mother's issues are not front page news, they touch us all personally, some more than others, and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement.

Tags: Mother, Others, Power

I find it odd that there's such strong objection to what is a clear way to assure that our elections are reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions.

Tags: Clear, Questions, Strong

It is time for us to focus on the issues that bring us together as a nation. Supporting parents' capacity to raise their children with the love and resources they need is simply the right thing to do.

Tags: Children, Love, Time

Most families need both parents to work. Moms need to be able to work and earn fair pay and have the flexibility in their jobs to also be primary caretakers.

Tags: Able, Parents, Work

Moveon is not a one-way broadcast media. The Internet, when used best, is a two-way media. We have a forum in which people can post comments and those comments can be rated. We get a sense of what people feel most passionately about.

Tags: Best, Sense, Used

People think of us as an information distributor because that's how they relate to the Internet. But most of the time people already have pretty well established opinions.

Tags: Opinions, Pretty, Time

We put together a one-sentence petition asking Congress to censure President Clinton and move on to other pressing issues. We sent it to under 100 friends and family, and within a week we had 100,000 people sign the petition.

Tags: Family, Friends, Together

What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it's the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who's going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?

Tags: Kids, Public, Working

When we compile a petition, we often have members go to their representative's or Senator's offices and deliver it in person. This way they can experience a real connection with the staff.

Tags: Experience, Often, Real

When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don't vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will.

Tags: Become, Support, Vote