Coming Tonight at 8.30PM ET: Reason.tv's Live Stream of Our "Bailouts and Bull" Event!

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Keep your browsers tuned here to watch Reason's live stream coverage of our 20/20 viewing party for tonight's John Stossel-Reason.tv special Bailouts and Bull.

The action starts at 8.30PM ET. In the meantime, watch a loop of Reason.tv fare.

We'll be gathering at our Washington, D.C. headquarters for a viewing party of the new John Stossel 20/20 special "Bailouts, Big Spending, and Bull." Featuring segments on medical marijuana, universal preschool, traffic congestion, immigration, and more, the show was inspired by  episodes of Drew Carey's award-winning Reason.tv videos and features an appearance by The Price Is Right host.

20/20 airs on ABC at 10PM ET.

Prior to the airing of the special, Reason.tv Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie will lead a fast-paced discussion and audience Q&A on the issues covered in "Bailouts and Bull."

This conversation will be streamed live at Reason.com, starting at 8.30PM ET. If you can't attend in person, set your browser to Reason.com. If you're interested in chatting live with other viewers, go to mogulus.com/reason.

The evening's speakers include:

* Rob Kampia, Marijuana Policy Project, on drug policy

* Dana Berliner, Institute for Justice, on eminent domain abuse

* Veronique de Rugy, Mercatus Center, on bailouts and stimulus spending

* Dan Lips, Heritage Foundation, on universal preschool

* Shikha Dalmia, Reason Foundation, on immigration policy

* Shirley Ybarra, Reason Foundation, on traffic congestion and transportation

Doors open at 8pm; program begins at 8.30pm; 20/20 airs at 10pm ET.

Soft and hard drinks and light fare will be served. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Please RSVP to events@reason.com.

Reason would like to thank Marijuana Policy Project, the Institute for Justice, Mercatus, The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Golden Door Foundation, and the Lagunitas Brewing Company for their generous help in underwriting this event.

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  1. Um… could this be set so it doesn’t load automatically?

  2. My DirecTV on-screen guide still describes it as: “News. Repeat.”

    Conspiracy!

  3. It’s all a conspiracy, man! This conspiracy was brought to you by the same people who gave us 9/11 and Milton Friedman.

  4. I second “BakedPenguin”‘s request to de-select the automatic play function. Every time I open the page, or refresh it, this video starts to play again. Very irritating.

  5. Um… could this be set so it doesn’t load automatically?

    Must be a rookie mistake.

  6. Where the hell’s the OFF button?

  7. Ed – it looks like a power button – on/off switch

  8. the same people who gave us 9/11 and Milton Friedman

    Sarah and Jeno Friedman were behind 9/11?!? To war with Austria-Hungary!

  9. Autoplay is Satan’s work.

  10. Wow, that’s phenomenally annoying and I don’t even have the sound on.

  11. BakedPenguin | March 13, 2009, 4:43pm | #

    Ed – it looks like a power button – on/off switch

    Ahhhh….Thanks, crispy penguin.
    I owe you one.

  12. If you are skeptical of universal preschool, there is already a lively debate at ABC 20/20 site. If you are so inclined go add your voice to the UPK debate here: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Stossel/story?id=7070646&page=1

  13. It’s been said, but goddamn that auto-play sucks.

  14. Yes, please, no autoplay! It took me forever to figure out which post was doing it. It’s like I suddenly ended up on MySpace somehow.

  15. Jesus fucking christ REASON. Autoplay is not going to make me start caring about your video content. So STOP IT.

  16. Autoplay does suck. It is striking however how the allegedly evil and intollerant conservatives love an anti-war, pro gay marriage, pro legalized drug guy like Stossel and the alledgedly open minded liberals hate his guts. Libertarians, the conservatives may annoy you, but the liberals will kill you.

  17. One more vote for shutting off the goddam auto-play.

  18. Can you guys hold some similar events in LA, I know we’re pretty vapid here, but you have an office out here, right? And I’m tired of being jealous of DC

  19. Ron Paul will be on Larry King @9:45 discussing Marijuana legalization. http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=13230

  20. My problem is that the player doesn’t even appear 90% of the time, so there’s no way to turn it off even if you knew how. Atrocious.

  21. “One more vote for shutting off the goddam auto-play.”

    Fuck the majority! Just try and shut me down! Go ahead! I dare ya! Bitch.”

  22. Not to be a techno-snob, but have you tried Firefox + NoScript? I had to temporarily allow two or three scripts before I even saw a placeholder for the video feed.

  23. The video chatroom was very entertaining, thanks all for the comments! Autoplay is definitely a problem though.

  24. Firefox + NoScript seconded. This is why I have no idea what you all are complaining about.

  25. So what the fuck. Was the new material from like 8:37 to 8:41? All night all I ever saw was ReasonTV reruns

  26. Hey folks, there’s a fucking mute button. Use it if it bugs you that bad.

    I don’t know how reason swung a full hour on broadcast media, but kudos to them. More of this!

  27. an appearance by The Price Is Right host

    If you blinked you missed him. The show had a disjointed feel to it, as the bits with Carey were crudely edited in. Reason was mentioned just a few times, very briefly, and I never felt their hand in the effort. It seemed to me to be a typically watered-down Stossel presentation, albeit still unusual for network fare. His shows should inspire, but they have an odd resignation, a sense of defeat. I blame the host. Stossel has all the energy of a basset hound.

  28. AAAAAHHHHH
    How long are we going to have to put up with this annoying thing now?

    There are things I like about Reason.tv but between the really really awful spoof ads (or whatever you want to call em) and this, its getting to be a big pain in the ass.

  29. Autoplay = Fuck Your Mother

  30. 20/20 got pre-empted by Big 12 basketball in my area. I was fucking pissed.

  31. I’m glad the 20/20 show aired, because it means libertarian ideas are making their way into the mainstream. The portions I watched were good, but the information was mostly stuff I already know from reading “Hit and Run”.

  32. “If you blinked you missed him. The show had a disjointed feel to it, as the bits with Carey were crudely edited in.”

    Eh, it’s what happens when you’re given an hour time slot and you try to address 5-6 issues from within it. If they had focused on government bailouts only than we might have seen more substance, but I think that there isn’t enough data or events in to warrant a one-hour special on only bailouts or the stimulus.

    The bits on traffic and medicinal marijuana were excellent.

  33. I second the fuck auto play motion.

    I thought it was good even though I missed the first 10-15 minutes. They used a whole lot of clips from reason.tv…which is cool I suppose.

    But yeah, autoplay.

    Fucker’s been messing with me all week.

  34. “Libertarians, the conservatives may annoy you, but the liberals will kill you.”

    And we’re back here at the Hyperbole Games, and John shoots, he scores! My goodness, a three pointer!

  35. I’m glad the 20/20 show aired, because it means libertarian ideas are making their way into the mainstream.

    I am too. Now, millions of people have a better idea of what “libertarian” means! And, they’ll know to avoid it.

    I already pre-emptively replied to the John Stossel ABC News show, pointing out some problems with one of the segments. I later watched the segment online, but I’ve been delaying updating the post with additional things he was wrong about because no one cares. If there were even the slightest buzz about the show I’d rush to update the post. As it is, I’ll get to it later.

  36. I mean, really. If they extended this list to include about 5000 items, the Stossel show might have made it to 4999. No one cares.

  37. Shut the fuck up, Lonewacko. No one cares what you think about anything, you autistic virgin.

  38. LoneWacko hasn’t been a virgin ever since his mail order Grass-mud Horse arrived.

  39. The bits on traffic and medicinal marijuana were excellent.

    Stossel’s usual pattern for a story is to raise the most likely objection or two that the viewer might have and answer it. I was surprised that he didn’t ask something like, “So, do pay lanes mean the rich get to zoom past all the poor people?”

  40. By the way, you can watch the whole special for free on ABC’s website:
    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/

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