Category Archives: Television

Views, reviews, commentaries, and gripes about the state of television today.

Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS News Anchor, Is Dead at 85

From the New York Times: Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS News Anchor, Is Dead at 85 Yes, I know, I am terribly late at posting this; I have a lot of reasons, but no excuses. The first time Jim Lehrer visited … Continue reading

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday, April 14th, 2009: Download

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Happy Birthday, Alton Brown!

Birthday Boy Alton Brown on The Bob Edwards Show. Continue reading

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Thursday, July 27th, 2006: Download

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Rebecca Skloot and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Over 60 years ago, doctors took cells from a cancer patient in Baltimore. She died soon afterward, forgotten to everyone except her family. But her cells became immortal and famous – known as HeLa. HeLa cells were the first to … Continue reading

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Monday February 8th, 2010: Download

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So then this happened…

Just another awesome day on Twitter… Continue reading

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Quantum Leap Story Guidelines

A copy of The Quantum Leap Story Guideline, last revised April 11th of 1991. Continue reading

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Peg Lynch – A Video Tribute

A short video tribute to an amazing actor/writer. Continue reading

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Peg Lynch, Writer and Star of Early Situation Comedy, Dies at 98

From The New York Times: Peg Lynch, Writer and Star of Early Situation Comedy, Dies at 98 Thank heavens Kate got to meet this amazing woman. I will be posting a tribute later this week with some video and such, … Continue reading

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RIP Joe Franklin

My memories of Joe Franklin. Continue reading

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Leno Removed from Tonight Show…Redux

Leno is fired. Again. Late Nite host to assume control of Tonight Show. Again. My take on all the silliness. Continue reading

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2012’s Best and Worst Television

A short “best and worst” list of television’s heights and lows, handled somewhat tongue-in-cheek… Continue reading

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I tried to like Primeval New World, but just can’t…

The New World team. First, let me note I know Primeval New World isn’t yet available in the United States; don’t know when we get it officially, but right now it is only airing in Canada. Fortunately, I have friends … Continue reading

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Actor William Windom dies at 88

Link to an obit for William Windom, star of My World and Welcome To It. Continue reading

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TV Deaths; Kathryn Joosten, Richard Dawson

Links to obits of two fine television actors. Continue reading

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Finally I can tell WHY Alex O’Loughlin Became My Hero

A story I couldn’t tell before now; how a television actor performed a kindness for my daughter. Continue reading

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The West Wing Reunion on Funny or Die

An embedded video from Funny or Die; a reunion of the cast of The West Wing trying to pass one more initiative. Continue reading

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Jonathan Frid, actor in “Dark Shadows”, dies at 87

The actor who played Barnabas Collins is no longer with us. Or, heck, with television reruns, DVDs, and whatever future media will exist, he will be almost as immortal as his character. Continue reading

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Danger Mouse co-creator Mark Hall dies

A link to the BBC obituary for Mark Hall, co-creator of Danger Mouse. Continue reading

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To TV, or Not Two TVs…

Ever have one of those days when two televisions burn out? Continue reading

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University of Wisconsin–Stout has lost it’s collective mind

You really have to read this goofy story to believe it; hanging a poster with a quote from the TV series Firefly causes threats of criminal charges. Continue reading

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“Ozzie and Harriet’s” David Nelson dies

An obituary from Variety for David Nelson, the last survivor of “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” Continue reading

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