The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
5220 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Did you even know that there was such a thing? A "National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences"? Yes, they actually call it "TV Arts & Sciences". Well, it's the entity which hands out the "EMMY " awards - you know, that infamous self-awarding scheme that those TV-people have set up in order to celebrate themselves - much like Hollywood does with their own "stars". So WHO - you might ask - is the President of this illustrious American TV Academy? Let me introduce you to:
NEWTON JONES BURKETT
(President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)
Woah - that's funny. Burkett is now the PRESIDENT of this prestigious TV Academy? Only a few years ago (back in 2001), Mr Burkett was just a smalltown, local ABC correspondent who rose to instant fame due to his (alleged) coverage of the "9/11 attacks". As the story goes, Burkett heroically drove all the way down ("in a Ford Explorer") to the WTC complex with his cameraman to cover the events (in spite of the peril and the ongoing evacuation) - and narrowly escaped death as the first tower (WTC2) came down. You may remember the guy. Here he is - in an image which purports to portray him standing right under the WTC complex at around 9:59am (the official time of the WTC2 collapse) :
(You've gotta love the sexy legs of firefighter at far right. Evidently, she was pretty thick-skinned... )
And - surprise surprise! - this seems to be the original 'videoclip' which features the "KING KONG MAN" (at 2:07):
If you're not familiar with the "KING KONG MAN" - please go here: viewtopic.php?p=2376235#p2376235
I have a lot more to say about this NJ Burkett guy - but for now, please spend 20 minutes watching this priceless part of the prefabricated 9/11 Hollywood movie. While you watch it, ask yourself JUST HOW the current "President of The National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences" (Mr Newton Jones Burnett) not only escaped unscathed from the "9-second-long" WTC2 collapse - but also how he could possibly have continued interviewing people around the WTC area (his hair and dress perfectly clean, groomed and unruffled) AFTER his narrow escape from the WTC2 collapse:
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06cG4Q5fT0k
Read about NJ BURKETT here:
I think it would be interesting to interview Mr NJ Burkett. He's only 51 years old today - and should have a crisp and vivid recollection of his 9/11 experience. In fact, he describes his own September 11 2001 as "the worst day of my life". So sad, folks - so sad...