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The Godfather Part lll[edit]

AMC TV will be showing The Godfather marathon on March 21-22. I would like to see The Godfather Part lll included in The Godfather marathon. When will The Godfather Part lll be shown on cable TV networks (AMC TV). Thanks, Brenda —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:29, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Click on this little number right here: [1]. Toodles. 01:15, 21 March 2009 (UTC)


When was a last symphony of Beethoven played? This could be organized by anyone. since Beethoven died many years back. and where was it organized? How many visited? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure that I really understand your question. Are you asking when was the most recent performance of any of Beethoven's symphonies? That will be hard to answer, since they are being performed all over the world, all the time. If you could narrow it down by country, say, or by specifying just professional orchestras, it would be easier to find an answer. --Richardrj talk email 10:41, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
If you are asking for the first performance of his last symphony, it was on 07.05.1824 in the (long defunct) Kärtnertortheater in Vienna. This was located directly behind the Vienna State Opera, on the site where the Hotel Sacher is now located. Beethoven was present at the premiere of his symphony. --Cookatoo.ergo.ZooM (talk) 11:18, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for that, Cooky – I'd never heard of that theatre. Unlike the Viennese to be so culturally barbaric as to demolish a perfectly good theatre. --Richardrj talk email 11:43, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
But quite like them to love a good pastry. Rmhermen (talk) 17:16, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
The date was 7 May 1824, for the sake of clarity. (Some readers would interpret "07.05.1824" as 5 July 1824.) -- JackofOz (talk) 22:29, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Problem about the article "Ryu"[edit]

Dear Sir/Miss I'm quiet sorry that I am posting this in the questions section but i couldn't find any other place to talk about this so I decided to use the "questions section".

Now regarding the problems I feel with the article of "Ryu (Street Fighter)" is that some information is not added. I am a street fighter fan but I believe I say this from an un-biased point of veiw when i say that regarding Ryu's information it MUST be added that "Ryu is the basis/foundation of most arm-to-arm combat characters in games or movie's of the modern era". Lets face the fact, Ryu is one of the most simple lead character one will find. He is from a an old manga and anime and many characters. Tekken and DBZ e.g have adopted some of his style, Lets not forget Street Fighter II on Sega and the Arcade's as being one of the most Successfull selling games ever. I believe in bringing some change it will not bring harm of critisism as Ryu is ranked one of the most friendlies characters ever, and also for a fact that ryu is INDEED the basis on which most modern characters are created.

I know that wikipedia has a very small staff recruited and the amount of people joined must mean you must have skipped alot of E-mails brought in the wrong section (this for example). And I know that there is a slim chance this mail will be read, but if it is read by someone I please request that some thought is given to the matter brought forth. I thank you for taking out your time to read this and will be extremely pleased to see the changes I have suggested to make.

Mansoor. Pakistan. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:08, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

If you have concerns or suggestions about a specific Wikipedia article, you should bring them up on the article's talk page. The talk page for the article Ryu (Street Fighter) can be found at Talk:Ryu (Street Fighter). - EronTalk 19:41, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
A problem you will immediately run into is our Wikipedia:Verifiability and Wikipedia:Original Research policies. Tempshill (talk) 00:37, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Also, I challenge you to give the citation that sources the claim that Ryu is ranked as one of the most friendliest [sic?] characters ever. Do you have a survey you could reference? (talk) 04:08, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Also your claim that "Ryu is the basis/foundation of most arm-to-arm combat characters in games or movie's of the modern era" will probably not be accepted. (talk) 21:12, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Also, one fact is that Dragonball started in 1984, and Street Fighter came out in 1987. And it's cited in our article on Ryu that his fighting style is based on karate, judo, and taekwondo, three very popular fighting styles. You can't possibly get any sources that characters following Ryu that use those fighting styles are created because of Ryu. --Wirbelwindヴィルヴェルヴィント (talk) 05:48, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

HD Coverage[edit]

Hello! I've noticed for a long time now—most recently, the in-progress NIT tournament—that HD channels which only have the game in SD despite the arena having all the HD equipment necessary for HD broadcast. That is, I have previously watched games in HD from the same basketball arenas earlier in the season on ESPNHD, but for the NIT, they are only broadcast in SD. What accounts for this? Does it cost extra to broadcast in HD or something? Thanks!--el Aprel (facta-facienda) 20:19, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

The arena doesn't have the HD equipment, the network does; and there is a limited amount of HD equipment to set up at various venues. If ESPN has their HD equipment committed elsewhere, then they will just shoot the game in standard definition. The NIT is a pretty "low-on-the-priority-list" event; my guess is that ESPN is using their HD equipment for the Woman's NCAA tournament, or perhaps the World Baseball Classic or any of its numerous NBA broadcasts instead. 02:05, 22 March 2009 (UTC)