Today is my birthday. Two days ago it was my granddaughters. She was 12 and I am 71.
I did get to thinking about the difference in life perception from a 12 year old to me. There are a lot of experiential years in between that provide a knowing look on the condition of human
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One of my assignments, many years ago, as a young reporter for WCBS-TV in New York was to do a feature story on a guy who worked in the sewers of the city.
A magazine had done a feature story on the guy and my assignment editor, at the time, thought we should do
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The story headline in the New York Times yesterday was, “Youths are watching, but less often on TV.”
The story suggests that viewers 12 to 34 are spending less time in front of the television set and more time watching the same programs, but on the internet, mobile phones and other non television video
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There are two sides to television. The inner and the outer.
The outer side is entertainment and information. It’s what you see every day.
The inner side of television is education and the non-didactic sharing of truths. Truths are of more value to the human existence that facts. Facts increase knowledge. Truths increase understanding.
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I am old enough to remember a time when the career choices, that women were encourage to follow, were teaching, secretarial, nursing and housewife. All honorable professions.
Fortunately for humanity an attitudinal shift precipitated a social change and today the careers for women are as expansive as they are for men; there is
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I am tired of the public relations folks who distort, extend the negative and alter the truth of what’s going on to augment a client’s position or advance a political position. I don’t know where the following blurb will go, but it’s offensive to the truth that we all seek.
Here is a blog
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Twas the day before New Years
And all over the world
The people were hoping
That love would unfurl.
As I sat in my chair
And wondered out loud
Could this be the time
When peace is avowed?
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Here’s an item from one of the daily columns to which I subscribe. It’s called “Newsbluezette.” Its subtitle is, “a daily insider newsletter for TV news professionals.”
I’ve subscribed to it for years. I like it.
The column item says a former NBC executive commented on the fact that many
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When I attended my 50th high school reunion I prepared a few remarks, but I did so in poetic fashion. Here is a portion of what I said, sans the personal reference to specific classmates. Since poetry is part of life And I have fun with rhyme I’ll speak tonight about our past And
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Have you ever watched someone reading a newspaper? They seem to have un-connected thoughts sandwiched between limited conversation and editorial comment on what they just read. The rattle and crinkle the of paper as the page is turned encourages a glance at the advertisements, which in turn disconnects from the flow of information. It’s
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