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I’ll never forget, at the top of [Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar] acceptance speech she said, “Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted this,” which is so rare. Then she said, “As a little kid, I lived in the projects, and you’re the people I watched. You’re the people who made me want to be an actor.” For me, it was like she was saying, “If you want this, you can get it, too. I’m proof that you can.”

I had been seeing myself in this world since I was old enough to do anything, and it was as if she reached through the screen to talk to me. I was that kid.


Lin-Manuel Miranda on His Lifelong Oscars Obsession and Why the Show Still Matters
The Hollywood Reporter
February 20, 2017

“That speech was the inspiration for the opening song I co-wrote for Neil Patrick Harris, ‘Bigger,’ for the 2013 Tony Awards”

“Ghost” Trivia: #14

Four of the main cast members of Ghost also starred in animated Disney feature films: Patrick Swayze (Sam Wheat) as Cash the hound dog in The Fox and the Hound 2; Demi Moore (Molly Jensen) as the gypsy Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Whoopi Goldberg (Oda Mae Brown) as Shenzi the vicious hyena in The Lion King; and Tony Goldwyn (Carl Bruner) as the titular ape-man in Tarzan.


“i can’t see any way of making those sorts of choices without accurate science.”

Our latest video takes a closer look at UW-Madison researcher Tony Goldberg’s Wisconsin Sea Grant-funded work to track the deadly viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in Wisconsin. Thanks to video intern Tim Coursen for producing it.