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Charge Up the TV – It’s Vacation Time

June 24, 2011

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A friend of mine works in customer service for a cable company.  Pretty much the first thing he hears from clients in summer is that they have arrived at their beach house and the cable is not working.  But the beach…what about the beach?  These people are more upset than if it were happening in […]

First Bin Laden Gets Killed; Now Bristol Palin Gets Weird New Life

May 10, 2011

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First the shock:  Bin Laden is killed.  Wait a couple of beats in the news cycle and then launch headline: Bristol Palin Gets New Reality Show. Did the planet rock? I don’t know about the rest of America but the glitter is gone from any reality surrounding the Palins.  The truth is, there is no […]

Elizabeth Taylor Began Her Career on a Horse; Died Eulogized in the “Daily Racing Form”

March 23, 2011

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How many glamorous women die and are eulogized in the Daily Racing Form?  Few.  But Dame Elizabeth Taylor began her film career on a horse and suffered a fall from him that would give her severe back pain for the rest of her life.  She stared in  National Velvet in 1944 at the age of […]

Will Piers Morgan Be Out in 6 Months? Howard Stern Wonders.

January 24, 2011

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The new Piers Morgan Tonight show on CNN in Larry King’s old slot was at it’s best last week with big, bad, Howard Stern in the guest chair.  It was two lofty egos on roll.  You haven’t lived until you  have heard Howard say slowly and with a pseudo Brit accent:  “Piers Morgan” and repeat […]

David Nelson of “Ozzie and Harriet” Dies Aged 74

January 12, 2011

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Another of the icons for the childhood of men and women of a certain age has died: Navid Nelson, the older Nelson son of Ozzie and Harriet, stars of “Ozzie and Harriet” on TV during the 50s and 60s. While Rick was styled as “irrepressible” and played the entertaining smart alec, David was more of […]

Bill Maher: Republicans Have More Extremists Than Muslims

January 10, 2011

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Back on CNN tonight as a commentator, comedian Bill Maher managed to yoke Republican extremists with Muslim extremists:  Republicans have more extremists in their ranks he said. He went on to positively make idiots out of them claiming they were akin to “foolish school girls” (I will correct this when Anderson Cooper’s 360 transcript for […]

Larry King: Where Entertainment Meets Broadcast News

December 14, 2010

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This week the lights will go out on Larry King Live. The host whose suspenders dig into his now age-sloped shoulders will end over two decades at CNN moving between what used to be the  separate worlds of entertainment and broadcast news.  All it takes is a national disaster and King cans the format of […]