Monthly Archives: November 2005

Here’s Johnny!

It’s been almost a year since Johnny Carson died.  Like a death in the family, I’m not over it yet.   I remember coming home that Sunday night last January and Ginny telling me he died.  Immediately, I poured myself a drink.  And I … Continue reading

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Lost Manuscript

According to an article by the book editor of  The Los Angeles Times, David L. Ulin, fans of the TV drama "Lost" will have something to look forward in a few months.  For the first in pop culture history "Lost" will become … Continue reading

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Jack Benny Stamp of Approval

It may be the best idea I’ve heard all week.  Fans of Jack Benny want the Post Office to put the late comedian’s likeness on the new 39 cent stamp when it’s issued in January. For those too young to … Continue reading

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Big Mac

My thanks to Mike McNamara of KNOX Radio for the interview the other day.  Little did I know when I walked into Culver’s to take part in the Day of Warmth I’d end up on Mac Talk.  (You don’t say no … Continue reading

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Bowling For Charity

With the holiday approaching, I’m thankful for people like Linda Troftgruben.  She spared me no small amount of embarrassement recently. Awhile ago I agreed to join a number of other people in painting a bowl for St. Vincent De Paul’s Empty Bowl Project.  White … Continue reading

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Sam Anderson Gets Lost

When we last checked in with North Dakota native Sam Anderson he was playing Bill Kelly, the patriach of a semi-nutty Midwestern family in the ABC sit-com "Married to the Kellys." We visited the set in Studio City two years … Continue reading

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This Is Your Life, Regis

According to the Associated Press, Regis Philbin is going to be hosting a new primetime version of the classic "This Is Your Life" television show for ABC.  It should be a hoot. I grew up watching the original show created … Continue reading


Neiman Marcus

For 79 years, the Dallas department store Neiman Marcus has been putting out what it calls its Christmas book.  Actually, it’s a catalog with gifts ranging in price this year from $15 to $3.5 million.  For more years than I care to remember, I’ve been covering its … Continue reading

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I’ve been listening to Journey’s new CD "Generations" a lot lately.  The group’s first new album in a couple of years was released last month. After 3 decades together, Journey got its Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January … Continue reading

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Heating & Eating

I hope you’ll join me in taking part in the 3rd Annual Day of Warmth.  Culver’s restaurant in Grand Forks is donating 10% of its sales Tuesday, November 15, to local energy assistance charities.  In North Dakota, proceeds from the event will … Continue reading

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