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Capitol Report for Sept. 3, 2016: Ben-Hur is great, scholars honored, Comanche Nation economic progress (and Code Talkers courage) honored

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan
News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

Kicking off this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan put on his film critic hat. Although many reviews have assailed the new version of ‘Ben-Hur,’

McGuigan praised it, pointing out that reviewers like Glenn Kenney (RogerEbert.com) and Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair) are also fans. McGuigan said the actors are “superb,” the Chariot scene thrilling and the end product in many ways better than the 1959 classic. He encouraged viewers to ignore negative reviews and see the film.

Turning to Capitol news, McGuigan shared a photograph of local young scholarship winners at the recent Madinah Educational Foundation event in the Blue Room.

Wrapping up, the CapitolBeatOK editor praised recent economic progress guided by the Comanche Nation Business Committee. He shared a photograph of the Code Talkers monument at tribal headquarters near Lawton. Pointing out that World War II ended 71 years ago on September 2, 1945, he praised the bravery of the greatest generation, including the Comanche Code Talkers.

Watch the Capitol Report for Sept. 3

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