Templeton Film With Chattanooga Connections To Be Shown On Bloomberg TV

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Sir John Templeton film Contrarian will some Chattanooga connections will be on Bloomberg Television nationwide tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. EST.  

Bloomberg Television is Channel 148 for EPB Subscribers and Channel 251 for Comcast users. 

Lauren Templeton and Scott Phillips own an investment management firm in Chattanooga (Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC).  Lauren is the great niece of Sir John Marks Templeton, who grew up in Winchester, Tn., as did many of his family.  

In this film, both Lauren and husband Scott, as well as many others are interviewed and appear in it.  Lauren’s father, Handly Templeton, who still lives in Winchester, and Harvey Templeton, who lives in Cleveland, Tn., also appear in it.

Starting on Jan. 1, 2014, the film will be streamed for a limited period on Bloomberg.com.  You can view a short trailer at http://www.tennesseecontrarian.com/.  

Below is a brief summary of the movie from the film’s website:

“Narrated by Fred Dalton Thompson and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, Contrarian chronicles the life of philanthropist and legendary investor, John Templeton, who ranks among the top investors of all time, alongside Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch.  In fact, long before Buffett and Lynch were on the radar, thousands of people were trekking to Templeton’s annual meetings – making Templeton the first true rock star investor.

"Raised in a small rural town in Tennessee, John was profoundly influenced by his mother who encouraged his sense of adventure from an early age.  She also imbued in her son an indefatigable sense of optimism, which proved to be indispensable years later when John’s father lost everything with a risky bet on cotton futures. Undeterred, John stayed on at Yale (and later at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar), paying his own way with the earnings from three jobs and nightly poker games.  John’s resilience and his meteoric rise as an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist can be attributed to lessons learned in his youth: think differently, live frugally, be willing to bet against conventional thinking, and, above all, be honest. Which made Templeton unique, particularly on Wall Street.

"But John’s story does not end there.  Once he made his fortune, he continued to defy convention, looking at things differently. Only instead of stocks and bonds, the topics now included some of the world’s oldest questions.  Why are we here? Is there evidence of God?  To study these issues, John sought to bring together the brightest scientists and theologians – building bridges between people who had never worked together.

"Fiercely independent, broadminded, and unconventional, John always remained true to who he was.”


Tickets For Comedian Tater Salad Go On Sale Friday

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White will be performing at the Tivoli Theatre on Friday, Jan. 13.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and are $84.50, $64.50, and $49.50 plus applicable fees and are available at the Tivoli Theatre Box Office, tivolichattanooga.com or by phone at 800.745-3000.  Review ... (click for more)

Interview With Judah And The Lion

Ahead of its upcoming headlining show at Track 29 this Saturday, we caught up with the genre-bending, Tennessee-based band Judah & the Lion. The band is comprised of lead singer Judah Akers, drummer Spencer Cross, mandolin player Brian Macdonald, and banjo wiz Nate Zuercher. Their latest album Folk Hop N Roll has garnered praise for showcasing such a diverse range of influencing ... (click for more)

Boy In Critical Condition; Another Person Stabbed And Man Shot In Dispute At Apartments On Citico Avenue

A boy is in critical condition after being stabbed on Sunday afternoon in what police described as a dispute between neighbors. One other person was stabbed and a man was shot in the stomach in the melee in the 2700 block of Citico Avenue. The injuries to the second person stabbed in the neck and the shooting victim were said to be not life-threatening. The 12:45 p.m. incident ... (click for more)

Woman, 25, Shot On Dodson Avenue Early Sunday Afternoon

A 25-year-old woman was shot on Dodson Avenue just after noon on Sunday. Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department were notified at 12:13 p.m. by a local hospital that a victim arrived with a gunshot wound. The shooting reportedly occurred in the 1300 block of Dodson Avenue. Shaday Millener arrived at the hospital in a personal vehicle with a non-life threatening ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pitch Called ‘The Defector’

When Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, he was 24 years old yet had already lived a life much larger than almost all old men. He had spent part of a year in an unimaginably cruel Cuban prison, this when he only 14 years old and sandwiched in an inhumane cell among grown criminals. There were murders daily – in his very cell -- and nobody cared. ... (click for more)