At Higher Ground we’re trying to be relevant. We’re also trying to amuse, entertain, and every once in awhile go viral. The follow essay that appeared in The Columbia Journalism Review, is an inspiration.
We hope to elevate the conversation (thus our name) about legalization, pop-culture, breaking news and politics. Plenty of greats have show theway: Carson. Cavett. Conan. Paar. Letterman. Stewart. DeGeneres. Colbert. Maher. Now it’s time to make some history in our own right.
When Late-Night Went Political – an essay by Chris Ip
About the AuthorMichael is a journalist and filmmaker. His award-winning documentary, Sleeping with Siri is playing film festivals across the country. Stusser runs TechTimeout campaigns in high schools across the country, asking teenagers to give up their digital devices (for a little while) in order to find balance, and perhaps even make eye-contact with their parents.
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Though the incredible series MadMen is coming to an end, the staff at Higher Ground wanted to let everyone know that we’d be carrying the torch for many moons to come.
Since its premiere, Mad Men has received widespread critical acclaim for its historical authenticity, visual style, costume design, acting, writing, and directing. The drama has won 15 Emmys and four Golden Globes. It’s the first basic cable series to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, winning in each of its first four seasons
The second half of the final season will premiere on April 5, 2015. The series finale is scheduled to air on May 7, 2015.
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By higher — 8 years ago
Higher Ground is the World’s first entertainment and news program highlighting the revolutionary cultural and political changes related to the legalization of marijuana. Imagine The Daily Show meets The Soup meets The Situation Room – just without that annoying Wolfe Blitzer fellow.
Coming to you from Ground Zero of the legalization movement – Seattle, Washington – Higher Ground will draw its satirical segments from the onslaught of pop-culture and real-news issues surrounding cannabis.
The producers of Higher Ground include the award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Michael A. Stusser (“Sleeping with Siri”), The Production Foundry’s Mark Goodnow, and long-time radio icon Marty Riemer.
Our program will be covering every pot-related story that comes down the pipe: whether it’s breaking political news on the legalization movement or medical marijuana, innovations in green products and services, or our favorite segment, Cooking with Cannabis. We’re not fair, we’re not balanced, and we’re not not even trying.
Join us, on Higher Ground. WE’RE ELEVATING THE DIALOGUE!
By Michael A. Stusser — 5 years ago
Host Michael A. Stusser gives a stoned TED talk on the incredible and outrageous products available for cannabis consumers. From $100,000 glassware to solid gold grinders to elegant canna-fashion, The High End covers it all.