Posts Tagged: TV

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan -She Loved You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Can it really be over a half a century since the Beatles burst into our lives on an ordinary Sunday night after which nothing would be the same again? There are few of my generation who do not recall first

So Long Sally Rogers, Single Career Girl Pioneer

If 2017 was the year of women in the workplace being heard, it also saw the passing of two of pop culture’s most iconic working women who gave women a voice when few others did. It’s poignant then that the

So Long Sally Rogers, Single Career Girl Pioneer

If 2017 was the year of women in the workplace being heard, it also saw the passing of two of pop culture’s most iconic working women who gave women a voice when few others did. It’s poignant then that the

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,

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

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

Bill Cosby 1965

Cosby Kiss and Tell

In 1966 suave leading man Bill Cosby lamented “Why won’t they let me kiss on TV?” Perhaps frustrated at not getting enough action on the small screen he took matters into his own hands in his private life. Exactly a

Bill Cosby 1965

Cosby Kiss and Tell

In 1966 suave leading man Bill Cosby lamented “Why won’t they let me kiss on TV?” Perhaps frustrated at not getting enough action on the small screen he took matters into his own hands in his private life. Exactly a

comics little dot snow

Snowstorm!

Snowmageddon2016 is here! Massive! Historic! Epic! Blockbuster ! The meteorologist’s hyperbole about the current snow storm Winter Storm Jonas barreling down the East Coast is epic itself. Like many others who are bracing for the storm, I have been glued

comics little dot snow

Snowstorm!

Snowmageddon2016 is here! Massive! Historic! Epic! Blockbuster ! The meteorologist’s hyperbole about the current snow storm Winter Storm Jonas barreling down the East Coast is epic itself. Like many others who are bracing for the storm, I have been glued

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.