Before the Thanksgiving foodfest begins, please watch BROADCASTING CHRISTMAS starring Melissa Joan Hart (above left) and Dean Cain, and featuring Kathryn and Richard Kline (above right). This delightful movie premieres Wednesday, November 23rd at 8/7c on the Hallmark Channel. Kick off the holiday season with this romantic comedy set in the world of morning talk shows.
No matter which side of the political fence you're on, there's no doubt that this year's presidential election is historic by the very fact that a woman is the presidential candidate for a major U.S. political party for the first time. Back in 1950, Coya Knutson made history of her own as the first female elected to the House of Representatives for the state of Minnesota. The "Politics in Minnesota" posted an appreciation and history of Knutson's groundbreaking career recently. Despite an abusive and resentful husband's efforts to derail her career, Knutson's legislative achievements were significant: She established the federal student loan program and championed family farms, campaign finance reforms and funding for cystic fibrosis research.
To learn more about this courageous woman, read Coya Come Home by Gretchen Urnes Beito, published by Kathryn to celebrate Knutson's 100th birthday in 2012. Vice-President Walter F. Mondale, a fellow Minnesotan, wrote the foreword. Kathryn, through her publishing imprint Pomegranate Press, will donate all proceeds to the Oslo Center for Human Rights-USA, specifically in support of women entering the field of public policy. Visit the Coya Come Home page to order your copy.
Kathryn and author Gretchen Urnes Beito celebrate Coya Knutson's 100th birthday.
Vanity Fair publishes a terrific story about Dark Shadows' 50th anniversary, with some lovely memories from Kathryn, Lara Parker and Jim Pierson, as well as stories about some of their celebrity fans. Don't miss it!
Kathryn and Lara Parker talk to USA Today about the upcoming Dark Shadows reunion that will celebrate the show's 50th anniversary. They talk about their rookie days on the series, including who helped them most on the set. Read the story here. And for those in the Hollywood area, come spend a special Halloween with Dark Shadows cast members this weekend. Tickets will be available at the door.
Esteemed biographer Brian Kellow (Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark), an old friend of Kathryn and Geoff's writes a very personal review of Kathryn's latest book Last Dance at the Savoy. Please check it out for a special point of view.
Come celebrate an early Halloween at the Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary this weekend in Hollywood. You can still get tickets via Paypal. Come meet your favorite Dark Shadows stars and other fans. Visit Dark Shadows Festival for more information.
Kathryn talks to interviewer John Rabe and Susan Mason, a long-time fan of the original "Dark Shadows" on a recent episode of "Off-Ramp" on KPCC. Listen to Kathryn and ardent admirer Mason talk about what the show meant to them. #DarkShadows50 will take place next week!
During a recent visit to Minnesota, Kathryn talked to a gathering in her old hometown of Tower to talk about caregiving, PSP and her latest book Last Dance at the Savoy. Read more about her talk in the local paper The Timberjay