A French-American perspective on politics, culture, current events, religion, languages, and education
Sunday, January 21, 2007
France 24 - Les Newserable!
Here's Jon Stewart's presentation of France 24, the "CNN a la francaise", the brainchild of Jacques Chirac! (see our post here for more details) It is funny - as always with J. S. - but if you're French, you may just need a good sense of self-derision. Always good for the ego though. After watching the French news channel, I must say I can't help agreeing with "The newserable". Excellent portmanteau!
Somewhere beneath all the inane clichés that politicians and the media bandy about, there lies a true Franco-American relationship that stems from a deep appreciation and fascination with each other's language, culture and society. This is where we live, below the radar, exploring the mundane, finding pleasure in the details, and sharing our passion for another culture with our students. We are educators, teaching English in Paris and French in Boston. Trained and training at the Sorbonne and Harvard, respectively, we choose here to let our café conversation spill out onto the sidewalk. Others should feel free to eavesdrop or join the conversation through comments.