Posts Tagged: television

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Walter Cronkite and Daffy Duck

Where Have You Gone Walter Cronkite?

In this age of deep distrust, “the most trusted man in America” is sorely missed more than ever. Walter Cronkite who reigned supreme at a time of journalistic  integrity, ( no millennials, that’s not an oxymoron) long before cable tabloid

Walter Cronkite and Daffy Duck

Where Have You Gone Walter Cronkite?

In this age of deep distrust, “the most trusted man in America” is sorely missed more than ever. Walter Cronkite who reigned supreme at a time of journalistic  integrity, ( no millennials, that’s not an oxymoron) long before cable tabloid

vintage illustration TV cameras at convention

Changing Communications Changes the Conventions

While I watched history being made in Philadelphia last week as Hillary Clinton triumphantly accepted her party’s  nomination as the first female candidate for president, I of course was watching it on TV, while downstairs my 18-year-old niece was watching

vintage illustration TV cameras at convention

Changing Communications Changes the Conventions

While I watched history being made in Philadelphia last week as Hillary Clinton triumphantly accepted her party’s  nomination as the first female candidate for president, I of course was watching it on TV, while downstairs my 18-year-old niece was watching

Hydrogen Bomb Ivy Mike atmospheric test

North Korea Nuclear Jitters

Say It Ain’t So Did North Korea really just conduct a hydrogen bomb test? Despite Kim Jong Un’s boastful declaration that it detonated a hydrogen bomb, there now seem to be some doubts. The fact that the explosion might be

Hydrogen Bomb Ivy Mike atmospheric test

North Korea Nuclear Jitters

Say It Ain’t So Did North Korea really just conduct a hydrogen bomb test? Despite Kim Jong Un’s boastful declaration that it detonated a hydrogen bomb, there now seem to be some doubts. The fact that the explosion might be

John Belushi 1977 SNL

Who’s Not Ready for Saturday Night Live?

On a Saturday night filled with the canned laughter of classic comedies like The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett, the October 11 appearance of a live broadcast with irreverent humor and progressive politics was, well…. startling.

John Belushi 1977 SNL

Who’s Not Ready for Saturday Night Live?

On a Saturday night filled with the canned laughter of classic comedies like The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett, the October 11 appearance of a live broadcast with irreverent humor and progressive politics was, well…. startling.

Snowy Screen vintage TV

The Case of the Vanished Vision

Like a snowy screen on a vintage TV set, my crystal clear, true to life sight has suddenly  disappeared. Unlike a Philco, no amount of fiddling with dials or adjustment of rabbits ears will change the situation. As a result

Snowy Screen vintage TV

The Case of the Vanished Vision

Like a snowy screen on a vintage TV set, my crystal clear, true to life sight has suddenly  disappeared. Unlike a Philco, no amount of fiddling with dials or adjustment of rabbits ears will change the situation. As a result

A Football Fan’s Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

A Football Fan’s Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

school girl with retro 3D glasses

History in 3D

A Front Row Seat to History Long before we slipped on our anaglyph glasses to watch 3D TV or to simply view the cover illustration of this weeks New York Times Book Review, Monsanto predicted a  three-dimensional future for the

school girl with retro 3D glasses

History in 3D

A Front Row Seat to History Long before we slipped on our anaglyph glasses to watch 3D TV or to simply view the cover illustration of this weeks New York Times Book Review, Monsanto predicted a  three-dimensional future for the

vintage photo peple watching TV New years Eve

New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,

vintage photo peple watching TV New years Eve

New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

JFK Assasination – Transfixed by TV

History was compressed into a single weekend that November. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like a relentless

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

JFK Assasination – Transfixed by TV

History was compressed into a single weekend that November. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like a relentless