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Frances Ford Coppola on The View

The co-hosts of The View discussed hot topics such as the Tony Awards, twitter, romantic date nights, and schools paying students for good grades before interviewing Frances Ford Coppola.

The women of The View talked about multiple hot topics and interviewed the director of The Godfather, Frances Ford Coppola.

Hot Topics

Whoopi Goldberg announced that North Korea sentenced Laura Ling and Euna Lee to twelve years of hard labor for hostility toward Korean people. Euna Lee has a four year old daughter. The women agreed that they may be used as a bargaining tool with the United States. Joy Behar said that she was shocked by the sentencing.

The View co-hosts discussed the Tony Awards that were hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Billy Elliot won ten Tony awards. Joy said that she wants to see Next to Normal after watching Alice Ripley’s performance at the Tony Awards.

Sherri Shepherd announced that she got herself into some trouble from twittering. She reported that she tweets about what she eats, and she is working with a trainer and nutritionist to get into shape to wear a bathing suit on The View. Sherri tweeted about the fried calamari and buffalo wings she ate and realized that her nutritionist follows her on twitter.

According to the co-hosts of The View, women are complaining to their partners about making time for date nights after President Obama took Michelle out for a date night. Elisabeth Hasselbeck said that couples have to set aside romantic date nights to continue to have a strong relationship. She suggested that couples try easy, cheap date ideas.

According to The View, some schools in New York are paying students for good grades, and it increased the students’ grades by forty percent. This idea was started by an economist who graduated from Harvard. Elisabeth said that it would be nice if they put some of the money toward college financial aid or charity. One of the co-hosts wondered if it would create unhealthy competition, and Elisabeth said that they will be subjected to intense competition when they’re adults and attempting to find a job.

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Frances Ford Coppola Interviewed

The co-hosts of The View interviewed Frances Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather. He said that he probably has some genius but no talent and the women disagreed. Mr. Coppola said that he didn’t think The Godfather would be successful, and the studio didn’t want to cast the actors that he wanted such as Al Pacino. The women asked him about his opinion of The Sopranos, and he reported that he had never seen it.

This episode of The View featured hot topics and an interview with Frances Ford Coppola.


Digital TV Transition: Analog TV Owners Will Need Converter Boxes to Continue Receiving TV

The FCC further states, digital broadcast will change television broadcast for the better. Digital broadcast will be sharper, clearer, and virtually interference free.

If you do not own a newer model television (HDTV) which handles the new digital signal you might be wondering if your old analog television will handle the change over to digital. Or will you have to purchase or replace all your old analog television sets. This might cost the average person several thousand dollars.

The FCC states the older model analog television set will still receive the new digital signal. All that is required is to attach a digital converter box to the set that will enable the old analog television to accept the new digital broadcast.

Also note: all analog DVD, VCR recorders will need the converter box to accept the digital signal also cable or satellite customer’s probably already own a set top box that receives digital signals. Contact your cable or satellite provider for more information. Here’s how to get ready for the digital transition.

Digital Converter Box Coupons

Visit Before the digital change takes place. Fill in the form on the website to request the $40.00 worth of coupons to help purchase the digital converter box. At this writing each household may request up to 2 coupons. In about 6 to 12 weeks the brand new digital converter box coupons should arrive.

Submitting Digital Converter Box Coupons

Take the digital converter box coupons to any local retailer who accepts the coupons and purchase the digital converter box. Most retailers will carry several models. Choose the model that is compatible with your television set. Some models have a regular remote control. Others are bundled with a Universal Remote. Many might prefer the Universal remote if they have several other electronics connected to their television set. Using a Universal Remote to control all the electronics will cut down or eliminate remote control clutter. And is a great option.

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Digital Converter Box Set-up

Now, follow the instructions bundled with the converter box. Setup is relatively smooth process. Connect the converter box to the television. Also, connect an indoor or outdoor antennae to the converter box to receive the strongest signal. Now you are ready to watch digital television.

HD TV Ready Antenna

The FCC states if the consumer already owns a VHF or UHF antenna they will not have to buy a HD ready antenna because the existing antenna should work well after the transition. The digital signals will broadcast over the same VHF and UHF bands between 54 and 700 MHZ where channels 2 to 51 are now.