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Playing the President. With Jimmy Fallon.

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Barack Obama (Dion Flynn) and Mitt Romney (Jimmy Fallon) watching the vice presidential debate together.

You might have caught the Romney/Obama sketches that Jimmy Fallon's been doing recently on Late Night.

Fallon plays Mitt Romney. And the guy who plays Barack Obama?

He's Dion Flynn -- a UAlbany alum and a friend of Fallon's from back in his Saint Rose days.

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William Kennedy's Prohibition Story

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A scene from William Kennedy's Prohibition Story -- location: Ryan's Wake

Next week PBS premieres the new Ken Burns documentary, Prohibition.

There's quite a bit of prohibition era history wrapped up here in the Capital Region, and a whole bunch of talented local actors and filmmakers are working on a local companion piece that will air alongside the Burns documentary on PBS stations around New York State.

Here's a preview:

Watch the full episode. See more WMHT Specials.

More on the project, plus some great location photos, after the jump.

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Your movies on TV

wmht tvfilmSo what you really want to do is direct? Well now there's a new way to get your films seen by local audiences. WMHT is tapping into the growing indie film scene in and around Albany with a series called Tv FILM. The deadline for entry is March 31. Filmmakers must reside in the WMHT viewing area. Sorry Mr. Scorsese.

The Scoop

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