5 Lunchtime Links: Wendy Davis to produce NBC show and more

View Caption Hide Caption
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Democratic candidate, listens to a question asked via a social media user during the final gubernatorial debate with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Republican candidate, in a KERA-TV studio in Dallas Tuesday September 30, 2014. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Democratic candidate, listens to a question asked via a social media user during the final gubernatorial debate with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Republican candidate, in a KERA-TV studio in Dallas Tuesday September 30, 2014. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Democratic candidate, listens to a question asked via a social media user during the final gubernatorial debate with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Republican candidate, in a KERA-TV studio in Dallas Tuesday September 30, 2014. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

1. Wendy Davis to produce NBC show based on political career.

Wendy Davis can either add one more success, or one more effort to her resume depending on how this next endeavor, an NBC pilot based “loosely” on the senator’s career and life, goes. Davis said NBC is still a “long way” from making a decision on the show, and she does not yet know who play her in the pilot. Whoever they land on, she better find herself a pair of pink sneakers ASAP.

2. Bill Cosby accusers to speak on “Dateline NBC” tonight.

29 of the women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault will appear together on an episode of “Dateline NBC” tonight. The women, many of whom have shared stories of their experiences elsewhere, will be interviewed collectively, exchanging details of their allegations. The broadcast has been scheduled to coincide with a scheduled deposition for the case of a woman who said Cosby molested her in 1974 when she was 15. “They are sitting in a room talking about intimate personal details about the allegations. They say there is a power in that,” said NBC correspondent Kate Snow.

3. One day art installation “Omission” at Longhorn Shores Park open to public Saturday.

Better glimpse these giant white orbs when you have the chance! This traveling art installation hasn’t been known to stay in one place very long — or even two consecutive days. Juan Deleon’s “Omission” features 20 10-foot inflatable white vinyl spheres. A part of the city’s temporary public art project, “Tempo,” the exhibit can be seen at Longhorn Shores Park this Saturday.

4. Today John Lennon would have turned 75.

Today is Beatles member John Lennon’s birthday. Widely considered one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, Lennon would have turned 75, two years older than front man and fellow songwriter Paul McCartney.

5. House bought for $100,000 in 1989 rediscovered as Frank Lloyd Wright original.

No matter her family’s effort, there was no use trying to talk Linda McQuillen out of purchasing a rundown house she loved in 1989. Bought for $100,000 McQuillen often wondered if her beloved 1917, 1,800-square-foot abode had been influence by Frank Lloyd Wright. Little did she know she would come to find, with the help of a few Wright scholars, that her house was the real deal. McQuillen’s home is one of 16 built by Wright in an effort to reach a broader audience. The house is now valued at nearly five times its original price.


View Comments 0