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'King of Kong' and Parents on the Move

08/23/2007

When you decide to be the best, nothing else matters. Redmond local Steve Wiebe is the world champion at the 1980's video game Donkey Kong. Today, he tells us what it cost him to win. We also learn about a new strategy to address the growing demands of senior transitions.



At 2:07 p.m. – King of Kong
When you decide to be the best, nothing else matters. Redmond local Steve Wiebe is the world champion at the 1980's video game Donkey Kong. His story is told in the new documentary, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Today he tells us what it cost him to win.


Related Event:
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is currently playing at the Varsity Theater in Seattle's University District. On Sunday August 26th, director Seth Gordon will be at the 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. showings to answer audience questions about the film.

Related Links:
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  • The Seattle Times Review of The King of Kong


  • At 2:20 p.m. – Parents on the Move
    It's not easy to move a life. After decades of building stability, moving into new housing is a major source of stress for older parents and their children. Paul Goldberg founded the Seattle based company, Benevia, to address the growing demands of senior transitions. Today, we learn about the very common experience that leaves many people feeling isolated and alone.

    Related Links:
  • Benevia Website


  • At 2:45 p.m. – Misha Berson
    Some stories are worth telling more than once. Familiar stories reveal new facets and lessons when they're told in fresh ways. Seattle Times Theater Critic Misha Berson is here to tell us about three well–known stories being respun for the stage. Lone Star Love is a remounting of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor. It will be opening in September at the 5th Avenue Theatre. On The Boards is hosting Gatz, a re–imagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. That production is by the New York Theater Company Elevator Repair Service. And Book–It Repertory Theater is mounting Snow Falling on Cedars, from the book of the same name by local author David Guterson.

    Related Links:
  • 5th Avenue Theatre
  • The Elevator Repair Service's Gatz
  • Book–It Repertory Theatre's Snow Falling On Cedars
  • Misha Berson's latest theater review in The Seattle Times
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