Monthly Archives: March 2008

Linda Walker & Drew Wrigley

We’re looking forward to having Linda Walker and Drew Wrigley with us on WDAZ News @5 this evening. Linda is the mother of Dru Sjodin, of course. Mr. Wrigley is U.S. States Attorney for North Dakota who successfully prosecuted the … Continue reading

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Richard Widmark

Actor Richard Widmark has died. He specialized in playing gangsters, cops and Western gunslingers. Ironically, he once said he hated guns. He was 93.

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Paul Scofield

Sad to learn this week of the death of actor Paul Scofield. He was 86. He had a wonderful face to go along with an unbelievable voice. According to his obit, he was one of an extremely rare breed, an … Continue reading

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Any Place, KVLY, Any Time

For your viewing pleasure, may we present this video of a television news van drag race in El Paso, Texas, this week. Keep in mind the vans are each worth about a half million dollars. If drag racing news vans … Continue reading


Pray for Rosemary’s Baby

Now comes word that Paramount Pictures is about to remake what is, for my money, the scariest movie of all time Rosemary’s Baby. Heaven help us all. I saw it when it was first released in the sixties and I … Continue reading

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The Ventures

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees* Class of 2008 *Along with the Dave Clark Five, Madonna, Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, Gamble & Huff and Little Walter


Chicken Soup, Anyone?

You know about those Chicken Soup books, right? By actual count, they have sold 143 gazillion copies. Erin Conroy of Fargo has written an original story just published in the new Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul. It’s no easy … Continue reading

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It’s been a very sad day for Ginny and me. We attended the memorial service for Paula Hartze at the North Dakota School for the Deaf in Devils Lake today. I wasn’t there as a reporter, but rather as a … Continue reading

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Born Standing Up

Finally finished reading (WDAZ Production Manager Mike Derman’s copy of) Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life. It’s a really interesting backstage look at his life as a comedian, from his first jobs at Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm … Continue reading