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Silver Circle

It’s a thrill for me to join friends like Charley Johnson and Bill and Marietta Ekberg and others like Pat Miles and Don Shelby in the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Association of Television Art and Science’s Silver Circle. … Continue reading

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Saddened to learn of the passing of long-time WDAY promotions director Roy “Pete” Peterson. I didn’t know Roy personally. I wish I had. I did know his work. He played a huge role in shaping WDAY’s identity as a station … Continue reading

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Late Night Lists

It’s been quite the (traumatic) year for those of us who enjoy the late night talk shows, what with the recent departures of Jon Stewart from The Daily Show and David Letterman from The Late Show.  Earlier, Craig Ferguson from … Continue reading

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Lynn Anderson

Country music star Lynn Anderson left us this week, much too soon. She died at the age of 67. “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden” became a gigantic cross-over hit in the early 1970’s. In her career, she had … Continue reading

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Peg Lynch

I thought I knew everything. But until I read Mike Sacks’ terrific new book about comedy writing called Poking a Dead Frog, I had never heard the name Peg Lynch.  Even though in her day she was a huge star. … Continue reading

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Once there were a ton of them, television variety shows.  Shows like The Dean Martin Show and the Andy Williams Show with big names and big production numbers. Then suddenly, they were gone. It was almost as if television executives … Continue reading

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He’s gone already, chief.

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Word Chipping

The following was written at the request of WDAY alum Larry Gauper for his excellent Wordchipper.com blog.  Larry has been instrumental in organizing monthly WDAY-WDAZ alumni lunches in Fargo.  They are a blast.  I always leave them laughing. Larry asked … Continue reading

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Escape or Die

One of the more interesting people I’ve been introduced to through my work in television is escape artist Dean Gunnarson.  Also, one of the nicest. I met Dean in his hometown of Winnipeg on the Halloween anniversary of his first … Continue reading

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The saddest day of the week for me this week was the day I learned news director Julie Moravchik is leaving WDAZ. Julie and I only worked together for something like a year.  Long enough, though, to realize she was … Continue reading

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