Category Archives: Television

The Oscars Tribute to Musicals

The 2013 Academy Awards had a theme. The ceremony paid tribute to movie music, and they definitely hit some high notes. They also could have done a lot better. Barbra Streisand singing¬†The Way We Were in tribute to composer Marvin … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live Hits & Misses

I don’t watch “Saturday Night Live” all the time, but my friend told me Jeremy Renner was the guest host on 11/18/12 and that he had what was supposed to be a funny take on “The Avengers.” Hmmm. No. Not … Continue reading

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How many Time Lords does it take to change a light bulb?

It looks like 11th Doctor Matt Smith needed to phone a friend. You can see more photos from the set and descriptions of what was happening in these scenes at Doctor Who TV.

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Choosing a Blu-ray Player

I have to have a Blu-ray player so I can get the newest release of Star Wars. We’ve been putting off investing in Blu-ray (well, in the beginning it was because of the format war). Now, though, prices are coming … Continue reading

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Managed, Not Represented

Tony Benn, former member of Parliament, in an interview for the documentary “Orwell Rolls in His Grave.” If people don’t vote, because they’re not motivated to vote, because the whole thing switches them off, the spin doctors, the focus groups, … Continue reading

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Problem With Kids Today

When I say kids, by the way, I mean anyone under age 30. That’s because I’m old. Get over it. I have been working with some young people at my new job, both employees and summer interns, and it’s surprising … Continue reading

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Making Changes

When I was assigned to produce a 90-minute morning TV newscast, I followed the established format. News block at 5:30 and 6:00 and then two shorter hits of news at probably 6:20 and 6:40.¬† It was kind of chaotic and … Continue reading

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