Category Archives: Television

The Twilight Zone

Does the man in the picture ( see above) look familiar? Rod Serling was responsible for The Twilight Zone television series.  He wrote more than half of the series’ 156 episodes.  How many of the 156 have you seen?  From the … Continue reading

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Paul Simon’s Finest

In 2007, Paul Simon was the first winner of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. ******************************************************************************** I heard of Simon and Garfunkel when I was in college.  Their first hit was “The Sounds of Silence” which arrived … Continue reading

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We Got Netflix

This is not a commercial for Comcast (see above).  They have more money than Donald Trump, no matter what his past tax returns reveal.  For my wife and I, our monthly bill from Comcast equals two-thirds of my Freshman year … Continue reading

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3 of a Kind

School is over and the Summer has just begun.  I know what you want: to see a good movie.  Maybe the next Superhero film.  (It will be the 38thyou’ve seen in the past year, right?) No?  How about a movie coming … Continue reading

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Saved for Everybody, 2

In my June 21st article, I explained why the Library of Congress (see above) has kept a selection of films “showcasing the range and diversity of American film history.”  The LOC also has selected a collection of  recordings for its … Continue reading

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Familiar Faces

In the 1950s part of my childhood, the residents on my street finally got television.  Then, we had TV andmovies to entertain us. But, it seemed to me, many “character actors”–often present in both sources of fun—were seen again and again. Granted, … Continue reading

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Mr. Rogers and Friends***

On June 8, 2018, a documentary entitled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” will begin showing in theaters. It is the story of Fred Rogers –Mr. Rogers to those who met in their childhood. A reviewer described the film this way = “Something … Continue reading

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