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Who can you trust?: Part duh — I mean — deux

Well — it appears waiting for the “writer” of FTVLive to retract this statement… “If NBC puts (Savannah) Guthrie on (“Meet the Press”), it gives the show a female host, which would be a first.” …is like leaving the porch … Continue reading

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Who can you trust?

It’s been nearly five years since I produced a TV newscast. The reasons why may have to be saved for a novel based upon real-life events — with names changed to protect innocent and guilty. Think of my last post … Continue reading

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This is the end (but be sure about the end, my friend)

For various reasons, I didn’t want to write this. But given recent events, I feel as if I must. If you cover entertainment and/or pop culture with any regularity, you know the last few weeks have not been easy. Sports … Continue reading

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I’ll take Double Hosts for $200

Word came today “Jeopardy!” will retain its two hosts — Ken Jennings, previously a multi-game and multi-million dollar winner; and Mayim Bialik, co-star of one of my late brother’s favorite sitcom’s, “The Big Bang Theory”, and noted neuroscientist — after … Continue reading

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It’s gonna take a lotto luck (reprise)

As a voter, I wrote the state representative and senator who represent me in Jackson — urging them to vote no on the lottery. I got no response from one of them — and one response from the other. The … Continue reading

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Exposing a fake

For those who’ve wondered or asked, yes, I have dated other women since Cindy’s passing more than a decade ago. If you got to know Cindy really well, you’ll recall her father died in the mid-1990s and her mother later … Continue reading

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Barred from television

Doug’s Place Flashback: I still remember the time Roseanne Barr performed — check that, butchered — “The Star-Spangled Banner”. What people usually don’t know, realize or recall is that happened before Game 2 of a Cincinnati Reds at San Diego … Continue reading

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Why aren’t there five W’s in the puzzle?

Okay, so in a previous entry, I advised newscast producers should avoid satellite media tours like the plague. Now, I’d like to expand that plea just a bit. Oh, great gatekeepers of the television news broadcasts, please do yourselves and … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Tom

My heart sank after I read Tom Russo died over the weekend. If you lived in the Pine Belt in the mid 1990s, you likely remember he co-anchored the news at 5 and 10 on WDAM-TV. From time to time, … Continue reading

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It’s gonna take a lotto luck

Long before I came to the Pine Belt, my family and I called Ohio home. When we arrived there in 1983, it was home to a state lottery. It still is. If you ever wondered how a lottery helped school … Continue reading

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