Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Granny D

Nonagenarian activist Doris “Granny D” Haddock is the subject of the HBO documentary film Run Granny Run. At the age of 90, Haddock walked across America to rally against the influence of big money in elections. Her journey brought national scrutiny to the system’s flaws. Years later, she ran for U.S. Senate against incumbent Judd Gregg. The film captures the challenges she faced with just four months until Election Day. Haddock is the author of Granny D: You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell (Random House, 2003) and Granny D: Walking across America in My Ninetieth
Year (Random House, 2001).