Oprah’s Frey

Is it just me, or does Oprah Winfrey seem a little too defensive about her part in the James Frey deal? James Frey is the author of the immensely popular memoir "A Million Little Pieces."  It recounts his many years drug abuse.  The book has struck a chord with untold numbers of people, many of them struggling with…
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Aging Baby Boomers

Watching the years slip by has never bothered me much.  But when the first baby boomers started turning sixty earlier this month, I have to admit I was "taken aback" a little. I’m a card-carrying member of the Baby Boomer Generation.  (Actually, we’ve been a little too busy to have cards printed up, yet.) If for no…
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Obssessive Compulsive Fishing

This week on television we’re going to be talking about a newly-termed disorder called Obssessive Compulsive Fishing.  We’ll be bringing in our old friend Ernie the Angler to help.  Ernie does the fishing reports on WDAZ during the season.  He has OCF, for sure.    There is no cure (yet) for Obsessive Compulsive Fishing, but we have…
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Inventing Late Night

     I still attribute the dark circles under my eyes to staying up much too late in high school watching "The Steve Allen Show."  It was a syndicated show he did years after originating "The Tonight Show."  It was much too good to miss, test or no test the next day.          A new book called…
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Jesus In Primetime

It seems Jesus has become a character on night-time time television lately. The latest is NBC’s new primetime soap opera "The Book of Daniel."  Aidan Quinn plays an Episcopal priest addicted to Vicodin.  His wife can’t get through a family meal without a martini.  One of his sons is gay.  The other is a teenager "lady killer."  His daughter has just…
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