SJSU in the News: Michael Moore Sports Spartans Cap on National Television

Michael Moore on ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell’

Michael Moore on ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell’

The Hat Seen Around the World

Originally published in Feb. 4, 2011.

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By Tony Smith

Michael Moore has proudly worn his Spartans cap since receiving it along with the Steinbeck Award in San Jose last October.

Moore received the Spartans cap at a Q&A session with SJSU students.

It takes a big man to change up his favorite cap.

Last October, on the same day that Sarah Palin made a fundraising appearance at the Center for the Performing Arts and the Marriott, filmmaker Michael Moore was given a warm San Jose reception at the Morris Dailey Auditorium and received the John Steinbeck Award for his fearless work and societal contributions.
In addition to the prestigious award, Moore left with another parting gift—an SJSU Spartans cap.

Much to the delight of San Joseans, it appears as though Moore has put his Michigan loyalty on hold, sporting his San Jose Spartans cap on virtually all of his recent national television appearances including The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Real Time with Bill Maher, Anderson Cooper 360 and The Rachel Maddow Show.

Filmmaker Michael Moore to Speak at SJSU

Moore Will Receive the Steinbeck Award “In the Souls of the People”

Contact: Pat Lopes Harris, 408-656-6999

SAN JOSE, Calif., — Academy Award winning filmmaker and author Michael Moore has been named a recipient of the Steinbeck Award “In the Souls of the People” by the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. Continue reading