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"Coal Country" on TV, Local Stripper-Boot Case and Wapner on "People's Court"

By admin Published: November 5, 2009

"Coal Country," the documentary from local producer Mari-Lynn Evans, will air on Nov. 14. From the announcement:

COAL COUNTRY, a documentary by filmmaker Phylis Geller, will have its world television debut on November 14th, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. ET as part of the Planet Green’s “Reel Impact” weekly documentary strand.

While politicians debate over wind power versus solar power and the country’s dependence on foreign oil, coal has remained an enduring energy source that still runs at least half of the electricity in the United States.

COAL COUNTRY helps viewers understand the meaning behind promises of “cheap energy” and “clean coal.” Are they achievable? And at what cost? The film explores these questions by following coal as it is mined, processed and burned for power.

From "The People's Court":

Yusuf Evans, an Akron man, brings his case to "The People's Court" on
Monday, November 9 on WBNX at 11 am. Evans claims he was smacked in the
nose at a gentleman's club by a stripper's boot. He insists he never saw
the boot coming and it broke his nose. Evans insists he has breathing
trouble and needs surgery. He wants Judge Marilyn Milian to decide the

Mr. Evans brings his case to the original courtroom series "The People's
Court" looking for justice. The defendant counters that the incident never
happened in their establishment.

Judge Milian is amused when the litigants reenact the incident in the middle
of her courtroom.Joseph Wapner returns to "The People's Court" is described in this release:

On Friday, November 13, Judge Marilyn Milian welcomes Judge Joseph A. Wapner back to the bench of “The People’s Court” to litigate a special case in honor of his 90th birthday. Judge Wapner bangs the gavel on the Emmy-nominated court show that launched the entire court show genre and paved the way for a multitude of reality television shows. “The People’s Court was the original reality series featuring real litigants, real cases and real justice.

In recognition of Judge Wapner’s contributions, he will be inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star on November 12.

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