In this episode, Ben and I discuss the films coming up this summer and let you know what we’re most excited about and offer some predictions about what people will most remember from the summer of 2016.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first female elected head of state of an African nation;
NASA launched the New Horizons spacecraft;
The Winter Olympics were held in Turin, Italy;
The Human Genome Project published the last chromosome sequence;
Montenegro became an independent nation;
Paul McCartney, who wrote “When I’m Sixty-Four” when was sixteen years old, turned sixty-four;
Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet;
The United States population passed 300 million people;
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death and executed;
Al Jazeera launched an English language version of its news channel;
Monday Night Football moved to ESPN after 35 season on ABC;
Big Love, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Hannah Montana, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Hills, Celebrity Deathmatch, Psych, Rachel Ray; Heroes, Ugly Betty, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, and 30 Rock debuted on American television;
Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing, That 70s Show, Will & Grace, Charmed, and Alias aired their final episodes;
While Lou Rawls, Shelley Winters, Wilson Pickett, Chris Penn, Coretta Scott King, Betty Friedan, Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, Kirby Puckett, Maureen Stapleton, Buck Owens, Caspar Weinberger, Stanislaw Lem, Earl Woods, Floyd Patterson, Lloyd Bentsen, Billy Preston, Aaron Spelling, Kenneth Lay, Syd Barrett, Red Buttons, Mickey Spillane, Jack Warden, Mike Douglas, Steve Irwin, Byron Nelson, Jane Wyatt, Red Auerbach, William Styron, Adrienne Shelly, Jack Palance, Milton Friedman, Bo Schembechler, Robert Altman, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Augusto Pinochet, Peter Boyle, Joseph Barbera, James Brown, and Gerald Ford died.
The following is a list of my ten favorite films released in 2006: