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Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
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The M&M Report: David Letterman and “Captain America”

This week on The M&M Report, The Eagle columnist Devin Mitchell and The Eagle lifestyle editor Mark Lieberman discuss the newly announced retirement of TV legend David Letterman, review the latest Marvel film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and debate a controversial article by TV and film critic Matt Zoller Seitz.

First, Mitchell and Lieberman discuss Letterman’s role in TV history and consider the various contenders to take his chair when he returns. After that, Lieberman talks about “Captain America” (spoiler-free) while Mitchell explains why he’s not a fan of superhero movies. Finally, the hosts argue about whether Seitz’s piece “Please, Critics, Write About the Filmmaking” is indignant and self-righteous or accurate and necessary.

Tune in next week for more pop culture commentary. In the meantime:

• Read Bill Carter’s New York Times article detailing the internal discussions about Letterman’s replacement.
• Peruse these explanations of the post-credits scenes in “Captain America.”
• Listen to every previous episode of The M&M Report here.


David Letterman and late-night — 0:57 – 19:00
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (completely spoiler-free) — 19:50 – 26:15
Debating Matt Zoller Seitz’s film/TV criticism piece — 26:20 – end

 Hosts Sara Winick and Sydney Hsu introduce themselves and talk about their favorite TV shows. This episode includes fun facts, recommendations and personal connections. 

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