SELECTED TELEVISION SEGMENTS

Television segments of interest to the community are presented.

 

THE WOMAN KEEPING HER LANGUAGE ALIVE, ONE PUPIL AT A TIME

Deaf Hawaiians once had their own language: Hawaii Sign Language (HSL). A small group led by Linda Yuen Lambrecht is trying to revive it. For HSL’s last remaining users, it’s a race against time. (Produced by CNN)

 

LAUREN RIDLOFF ON MARVEL’S “ETERNALS” FILM

Actress Lauren Ridloff talks about what it was like training to play the fastest woman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and what it’s like playing the first Deaf hero in the MCU at the Eternals Red Carpet Premiere. (Produced by Marvel Entertainment)

 

MILLICENT SIMMONDS DISCUSSES “QUIET PLACE II”

Actress Millicent Simmonds reveals to ET Canada that she felt an added sense of pressure to perform in John Krasinski’s highly-anticipated sequel to the hit thriller “A Quiet Place”. Simmonds stars alongside Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and story newcomer Cillian Murphy in “A Quiet Place Part II”. (Produced by Entertainment Tonight Canada)

 

MARLEE MATLIN ON MAKING NOISE

The Academy Award-winner, whose latest film features an ensemble of deaf actors, talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about how “playing deaf is not a costume,” and about the importance of representation of the deaf and hard of hearing in front of and behind the camera. (Produced by CBS)

 

CELEBRATING AND PRESERVING BLACK AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ABC News’ Kyra Phillips reports on the origins of Black American Sign Language, and the movement to recognize and preserve a language born out of segregation. (Produced by ABC)

 

THE PIZZA PLACE WITH SIGN LANGUAGE ON THE MENU

Covid shuttered restaurants across the US. Despite the pandemic, Washington, DC’s Mozzeria opened its doors in September 2020. With a staff of 12 employees – all deaf or hard-of-hearing – the pizzeria aims not only to serve up great food, but also to improve employment opportunities for the deaf community. (Produced by BBC)

 

CJ JONES SHOWS US SIGNS OF LAUGHTER

CJ Jones is not your average entertainer. He is deaf, but that doesn’t stop him from following his dreams. He is a director, producer, writer, and stand-up comedian who has had a prolific career. (Produced by OnlyGood TV)

 

MARLEE MATLIN ON IMPORTANCE OF A FILM STARRING A DEAFBLIND ACTOR

More than 30 years ago, Marlee Matlin became the first deaf actor to win an Oscar. Now, she’s making history again as an executive producer on the Oscar-nominated short film “Feeling Through,” which is the first film to star a DeafBlind actor. The director of the film, Doug Roland, and Marlee stop by the show to share the story of the real-life encounter that inspired the film. (Produced by Kelly Clarkson Show)

 

THE STORY OF ALEX ABENCHUCHAN

Alex Abenchuchan is featured for his video news work on the popular series “THE DAILY MOTH.” (Produced by Texas Country Reporter)