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Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 111 - - -

    All the publications informally called T.H.A.T. are designed to talk about what television is, but they also talk about what television is not--or does not cover or report on.  For example, did your favorite television newscast cover this bit of news, which I did see reported by Investors.com on July 5, 2013.  On June 27, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (or the EPA) issued a new set of energy-efficiency requirements for electronic equipment, and one feature focused on refrigerators and freezers for the home.  The EPA is urging makers of refrigerators and freezers to get "smart-grid connections" on their products, which, if used with the so-called smart-grid equipment of a power company, would allow power companies to control your refrigerators and freezers, and that means you will more likely have spoiled food or food that does not last as long because the refrigerators and freezers would not be running free--running when they really have to to keep food from going bad as easily.  At the moment, the EPA is only urging the "smart-grid connections," but a smart person can understand "urging" can end up as "requiring" in the future.  The idea from the EPA is an idiot idea, and it is not surprising the idea comes from the EPA, which is run by communists and other bad people now, under this day and age of the Barack Obama presidency.  If your favorite television newscast did not cover the news, you have more information about how crappy your television newscast is (of course, your favorite television newscast--which most likely makes "weather" the most important thing in life--did not cover what other information is provided in this edition of T.H.A.T.).

    Well, on May 27, 2013, WJBK-TV, Detroit, finally had programming showing up on a subchannel for the first time--Channel 2.2.  The station began carrying Movies!, which is network from Fox Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting and which carries old movies or somewhat old movies, such as westerns from the 1950s and 1960s.  So, now, in the Detroit area, broadcast channels that have old movies or old television series, generally covering the period from the 1940s to the 1990s, are Movies! (on Channel 2.2), this (Channel 4.2), Bounce (Channel 7.3), Cozi TV (Channel 20.2), and Antenna TV (Channel 38.2) [Detroit viewers used to have the RTV network].  Now, a lot of the product seen on those subchannels is product produced in some way in association with Universal or even NBC-TV years ago.  Today, NBC-TV is, for the most part, a rotten network run by rotten people, who happen to be promoters of an "enslavism" form of government for the country (such as communism and fascism), which is what Barack Obama is clearly working toward, and the network has a lot of crappy shows.  ABC-TV has a lot of bad shows, and CBS-TV has a bunch of bad shows.  I wonder how much Movies! and Cozi TV and Antenna TV and the RTV Network and partially Bounce will help kill even more the ratings of NBC-TV, ABC-TV, and CBS-TV--that is, I wonder how much the past will help kill the present.  I regularly tune into Antenna TV, Cozi TV, this, Bounce, and Movies!, because on those network, it is possible to find some likable programs and likable characters, and, unfortunately for you, much of this edition of T.H.A.T. shows what can be seen on television today as regular product--bad shows and bad people and what bad people who are in the television news business are purposely working to not show you.

    In this edition of T.H.A.T., I can report on some new locally made (in the Detroit area for Detroit-area viewers) television shows.  In May 2013, WMYD-TV, Channel 20.1, began to carry a program called Financial Crisis Talk Center.  The program is set in a radio-station studio (a small place) that is a part of WDFN-AM, and the program is a weekly program.  The hosts are Ken Gross (an attorney associated with thavgross.com who is officially called "the host"), David Einstandig (an attorney associated with thavgross.com who is a "co-host"), and Brian Small (an attorney associated with thavgross.com who is a "co-host").  I caught the episode shown on Sunday, June 16, 2013, and the guest was Sabrina Cronin (who is associated with callcroninlaw.com).  Maybe, you will stumble upon an episode of the program.  That is that.  During midday of Sunday, June 16, 2013, I had plans to see a special program on WADL-TV, Channel 38.1, which was promoted as Bowling For Dollars, and then I got involved in hunting down an operating manual (through the Internet) for a 24-inch Delta Manufacturing scroll saw, which I had recently got going again (though without using a manual) and which had not been used in decades.  I was able to track down a manual, and during my research, I found evidence that the machine was probably made in 1945 or 1946.  I missed the Bowling For Dollars presentation, which ran from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Well, I got a surprise.  The program was run again from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m..  Officially, the show was The All New Bowling For Dollars, and it was hosted by Bob Allison, a well-known radio and television personality in the Detroit area, who several decades hosted a television show called Bowling For Dollars.  In the program, the first contestant won a "jackpot" (which was $250 for getting two strikes), and a Detroit radio and television personality named Eli Zarek threw two balls, which every guest/contestant got to do, and Bob Allison received a plaque for his work in promoting bowling over the years, and Al Nunn (the operator of a barbecue restaurant took part as a player), Aleta Sill (a former professional bowler) won $1,500 for charity, and there were a bunch of other players, each of whom won $1.00 for every pin knocked down using no more than two bowling balls.  The presentation was sort of flat, but the lighting was good, and the program is sort of a promo piece for a new show that will show up in the fall, which will be called something like Bowling For Dollars.

    By the way, on Saturday, June 15, 2013, I happened to see on WTVS-TV, Channel 56.1, The Jimmy Dean Show Country Classics, which as a pledge-drive program made available to PBS-associated stations.  The program had old clips from the 1960s television variety show called The Jimmy Dean Show, and the clips were of country-music performers, such as Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Roy Clark, and Dottie West.  The program was hosted by Roy Clark.  I was surprised when I saw that the program was packaged by Hollywood Direct and Detroit Public Television (in essence, WTVS-TV), which is a station that supports "Democratic Party" (think "communist party" and "socialist party" for instance).  Yes, a "liberal" (communist-type or socialist-type station) was involved in putting a program together with country-music performers of the 1960s.

         Advertisement: In March 2009, a book called Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which had been written by Mark R. Levin, was published.  Through the book, Mark R. Levin talks about how tyranny has been creeping into the country, and he also talks about how the country has been changing from a representative republic, which has a constitution as a basis, to something, yet to be defined, and although Mark R. Levin says that it is the statist who is causing the change, especially those who are a part of the Democratic Party and in government jobs, I say that it is communists, socialists, would-be dictators, and Marxists, such as Barack Obama, who are making the changes, such as by discarding The U.S. Constitution.  I urge you to see and read Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, and pass it on to others, especially teenagers and young adults (and consider listening to The Mark Levin Show, the nationally syndicated radio show, on a regular basis).

    So, let me look at a trade publication that has been around since 1953, and it is a trade publication focusing on television.  On page 55, of TV Guide for July 17-30, 2013, there is a story called "500 for The Five."  The article talks focuses on Bob Beckel, who is one of hosts of the show.  Above the story is a photograph, and it shows these persons: Bob Beckel, Greg Gutfeld, Andrea Tantaros, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, and Juan Williams.   Now, Bob Beckel calls himself a "liberal" and a member of the Democratic Party (think a promoter of communism and socialism and such, since that is what the Democratic Party is).  The first line of the article is: "IT'S NOT EASY being the lone liberal commentator these days on Fox News Channel's daily ensemble chat show The Five."  TV Guide passed on a lie--right from the first sentence.  Juan Williams is a big supporter of Barack Obama, who is a communist and what is worse than a communist is, and Juan Williams, when he talks in interviews and such, runs regularly the crap thought that communists and socialists (who are soft-line communists, who have yet to become full communists) push, some of which is clear false information and lies.  Juan Williams is no "moderate" or no "conservative."  And TV Guide pushed crap in the article!

   Announcement for the novice again: To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, go to Fox News Channel, WorldNetDaily.com, "The Drudge Report," and CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), since the entities do not blindly support Barack Obama, as do CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV (to learn about bad journalism, you might tune in to CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV from time to time to see how they differ from the Fox News Channel and those mentioned with it in presenting political stories and events, and you should discover CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV avoid covering things that make Barack Obama look bad or show his true nature, which could harm you).  If you are unclear of my intentions, I say in different words that you should boycott CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV and hope they lose more ratings and advertising revenues, since they are expendable, and it is time for you to find the guts to be mean and heartless and cancel them--since they are hurting you.

    Since the 1949, people have been watching on episodes of The Lone Ranger (a television series featuring either Clayton Moore or John Hart as the Lone Ranger), and, in fact, I still watch episodes on Cozi TV (which is being carried on 20.2 broadcast in the Detroit area). The Lone Ranger was made by people who wanted to present good people and nice people on television, though, of course, there were bad guys in the stories, and the makers had the ability--the mind-sets--necessary to accomplish their goals.  I have heard the new theatrical movie about the Lone Ranger is not doing well with audiences, and I am not surprised, based on the television commercials that I have seen about it--the Long Ranger and Tonto do not look likable.  Johnny Depp (who plays Tonto in the movie) is no Jay Silverheels, who played Tonto throughout the run of the 1949-1957 television series about the Lone Ranger.  In addition, I am not surprised the new theatrical movie is not likable, given so many people in Hollywood are not likable people, such as by being the types of people who promote and follow such as evil man as Barack Obama.  Examples of how rotten many television-show makers are today can be seen in some of the new television series that have been put on the broadcast networks over the last few weeks, some of which are Mistresses, The Goodwill Games, Does Somebody Have to Go? (a "gag piece"), Under the Dome, Big Brother, Crossing Lines, and Siberia.  Whether what is talked about is a fiction series or a reality-based series (in essence, close to fiction), as a rule the people who make the series show off their nature in who the characters are that they put on television or who the subjects are that they put on television, and unlikable people are commonplace.  Finding bad people or unlikable people is easy to do on television today, and the heart of the matter is right in the nature of Hollywood.  Yes, the nature of a person can come through for the public to see in the work that the person does.  By the way, after production was stopped on the 1949-1957 series called The Long Ranger, Clayton Moore often made public appearances around the country (up until about his death), because he and the character that he had played were likable.  In twenty years, why would a good person or nice person want to see creepy Johnny Depp or the guy who is playing the Lone Ranger in the new theatrical movie?  [I do not care who the guy is who is playing the Lone Ranger in the new theatrical movie, and I do not even want to know his name.]

    Remember: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s, and I urge you to find The Prisoner on DVD, maybe from a library, and watch it, and you should show it--all the episodes--to teenagers, or buy it as a present for teenagers.

Stay well!


copyright c. 2013
Date published: July 10, 2013

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