(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 130 - - -

    The opening paragraph of this edition of Television History and Trivia is a unique opening for an edition of Television History and Trivia.  I was thinking recently about a plot for "made-for-TV movie" (a.k.a. "TV movie" and even "television movie").  I was thinking about a story in which someone kidnaps a U.S. President, particularly Barack Hussein Obama.  A number of trackers are put on the case to find the U.S. President, one of whom considers himself the greatest tracker in America.  Call the man--Lockhart.  He is a highly logical thinker with a rather cold-hearted mind when he is working.  Lockhart takes up the job, and Lockhart discovers a trail to the kidnapper or kidnappers.  The story takes a turn when Lockhart discovers why the U.S. President was kidnapped.  The kidnapper or kidnappers have a plan to inject the U.S. President with a truth drug during a live television program for the Internet, and then the kidnapper or kidnappers plan to get the U.S. President to reveal to the world his rotten nature and his plans to destroy the United States of America, and it is hoped revelations will reveal more enemies of the country.  The story becomes more complicated when Lockhart discovers he has been tracked by rotten people (associates of the U.S. president) to the kidnapper or kidnappers, and Lockhart determines it is important that the kidnapper or kidnappers' plot to reveal the nature of the U.S. President to the world be completed and knows he must join the kidnapper or kidnappers to get the U.S. President to a new secret location and find a new way in which to produce the television program to the world and show up the rottenness of the U.S. President.  That is what I have at the moment (or that is what I am willing to reveal about the story at the moment).  It sounds like a good television movie to me.

    Think about it, and continue on with reading this edition of Television History and Trivia.

    Since I published this previous edition of T.H.A.T., Fox TV began running a series entitled Backstrom.  I have no plans to watch it regularly, given it seems to be put together by rotten people.  For instance, the makers of the series put in this line of dialogue in one episode--"...We're looking for lesbians in a shed....".  I ask in jest--"Is not that dialogue a great incentive for you to watch the series?"  The line was used in a promotional announcement during the several weeks before the first episode would be broadcast--and, in essence, it was shown over and over again.

    On Wednesday, January 7, 2014, Fox TV aired the first episode of a new series called Empire, and I was not able to see it, since while it was being shown, I was making a long-distance drive in Michigan (I was not eager to see the episode, having been turned off to the series by the promotional pieces that Fox TV had been airing).  On Monday, July 12, 2014, Fox TV did a repeat showing of the first episode, and I watched a bit of it.  I have to note first that "hip-hop" (unlike what might be called "hip-pop") and "rap" (especially gangster rap) are rotten musical things; I state that no one will want to hear that stuff at stadiums in the decades to come, unlike a lot of the music or tunes of the 1960s and 1970s, such as the ones that note "...we will rock you...." or "...kiss 'em good-bye....".  The music [if it should be called that] of the Fox TV series is tied to gutter people and street thugs and drug pushers and rotten black lifestyles.  Given that, why the hell would I want to see a series focusing on such crap?  Besides that, the main female lead--actress Taraji P. Henson--is bitchy looking all the time and is even ugly, and she is someone that is turn off, and her character, as shown early in the first episode, is right out of prison.  I caught the opening of the episode to get sample credits, and I ended up with gay guys kissing, and, later, I heard crappy tunes, and there was the black-gang street English, and there was black gang-violence stuff.  And near the end of the episode, I was exposed to Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) saying--"I want to show you a fagot can really run this company."  In the previous edition of T.H.A.T., I noted that Grit (a television network) can now be seen on subchannel 4.3 (or 8.3) in parts of, for example, northern Lower Michigan, and I said that I was going to watch it to see what is going on with it, and I note now that Movies TV can be seen in the Detroit area on subchannel 2.2, and both networks play old cowboy movies (such as from the 1950s and 1960s), such as in the morning or during the middle of the day, and if I had to watch Empire, I would rather see the Empire--which was a western-type series--of the early mid-1960s on Grit or Movies TV.  The Empire of Fox TV is rotten, though it could still draw in viewers, especially garbage people, since it seems the country has enough crappy people who could tune in to keep the series on the air.

    By the way, Tuesday, January 13, 2015, I went to the computer and Internet to find the daily schedule for another network that Katz Broadcasting started up late last year--Escape.  The network is not available in over-the-air form to me anywhere yet, and I do not mind.  I looked at the schedule for the upcoming week or so, and I found little worth watching on a regular basis on Escape, and I would rather watch Grit than Escape.  On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, I saw the movie called To Hell and Back, which was about Audie Murphy, on Grit, and I found it more pleasant than what else was available on the regular channels.  [Note: I have to report that many of the newer movies on Grit are crap; I prefer the older movies.]

    Oh, here is one of those paragraphs that note--Has your favorite television newscast revealed some of the things that Barack Obama and his associates having been doing to "nationalize" the local police departments in the country or make all the police departments beholden to the rules of the Barack Obama administration (particularly the U.S. Department of Justice, which, currently, is run by a black racist)?  As I see it, over the last several years, the U.S. Department of Justice has been coercing police forces and getting them to sign consent agreements in which the police forces end up following the rules about police work set up by the U.S. Department of Justice; many of the cases have brought out the idea that the police departments have been violating the civil rights of people, and, for example, the U.S. Department of Justice has pushed the idea that in most cases the police officers in the police departments have been illegally making police stops, violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Ominbus Crime Control & Safe Streets Act of 1968.  Think about this--If the federal government takes on a number of police departments and forces them to reorganize their police procedures, which I have seen will reduce the ability of officers to catch illegal aliens and other bad people, such as Islamic radicals and terrorists, that action can intimidate local police agencies all over the country and make police officers less likely to investigate bad people and take bad people in to custody.  The action of the U.S. Department of Justice (under the immediate direction of Eric Holder, a black racist) is, in essence, "nationalizing" police work and imposing rotten police procedures on the police officers all around the country, which makes the country less secure.  By the way, some cities that have ended up with consent agreements that are changing police procedures are Newark (New Jersey), New Orleans (Louisiana), and Seattle (Washington), and in September 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice started up an investigation of the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, which is the city in which a police officer had correctly defended himself against an attacker and had killed the attacker and the Barack Obama administration had clearly pushed the idea that the killing was an act of racism (Note: In January 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice case tied to the Ferguson shooting had to step back, finding no way to clearly make a case of racism, and to not prosecute the police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.)  [Barrett, Devlin.  "Justice Department to Open Broad Inquiry into Ferguson Police." The Wall Street Journal, 9 September 2014, 4:09 p.m. ET.; Contreras, Russell.  "Justice Department, City of Albuquerque Reach Deal on Police Reform." The Huffington Post, 31 October 2014, 4:59 p.m. EST.; Nuketuch, Steve, and Mike Carter and Jennifer Sullivan.  "Seattle Cops Sue Over DOJ Reforms."  The Seattle Times, 28 May 2014, 9:37 a.m. (updated 29 May 2014, 1:56 a.m.).; Schwartz, John.  "New Orleans Police, Mired in Scandal, Accept Plan for Overhaul." The New York Times, 24 July 2014.; Susman, Tina, and James Queally.  "Federal Monitor Order for Newark Police for Civil Rights Violations." The Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2014, 11:07 a.m.] [Some other sources for this paragraph are news releases from the U.S. Department of Justice between 2001 and 2014, such as "Investigation of East Haven Police Department," "Investigation of the Puerto Rico Police Department," and "Investigation of the Seattle Police Department."]

   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.

    If I had to report what was the biggest radio program campaign in Michigan history, I would have to say it was the series of "'Bring 'em Back Alive!' Holiday News Services" broadcast events, which were done by Michigan AAA or AAA Michigan or the Auto Club of Michigan for radio stations all over the state of Michigan, starting in 1965 (for information about the news services, you should see my document entitled Portrait of the AAA Michigan News Services, the first part of which can be reached by using this Holiday News Services link).  If I had to report what was the biggest television money-raising campaign in Michigan television history, I would have to say it was the annual series of "Channel 56 Auction" events, the first of which took place in 1969.  I am probably the only person who can report why both big events died out, roughly around the turn of this century.  In this edition of Television History and Trivia, I pass along some history of the "Channel 56 Auctions" and tell some of the reasons why the "Channel 56 Auction" events died out.
    The "Channel 56 Auction" or the "WTVS Auction", as they were informally known, were television auctions designed to raise money for WTVS-TV, Channel 56, Detroit, which was and is the PBS-associated television station in Detroit.  The first event was broadcast live (from Tel-Twelve Mall, which was located at Twelve Mile Road and Telegraph Road) from Wednesday, June 4, 1969, through Saturday, June 7, 1969, and each day of that 1969 event was scheduled to run from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and the final auction event--the 32nd event--was run from Tuesday, May 2, 2000, through Saturday, May 6, 2000; for most of the history of the events, the auction was held for several days in April (or late April and very early May, such as in the last few years), but the second event was held in June, and the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh events were held in May.  Generally speaking, the format for the each event was to have Detroit-area celebrities show off and describe (from cards or sheets of paper) items that viewers could bid on from home, and the highest bidder on an item would then get to show up at a pick-up place to pay for the item that was bid on and pick up the item that was bid on, and, by the way, all the items had been donated to each event by businesses or individuals.  In the early years, people at home called "873-7500" to place a bid.  To organize each event, such as to collect and store donated items, hundreds of volunteers from local communities took part, and there were various auction chairman and volunteer coordinators and whatever.  For the first several years, a man named George Collins was the main anchor for each event, but for most of the history of the auction events, big-name television or radio personalities of the Detroit area were the main hosts.  For the first event, a man named J.P. McCarthy (the biggest star of WJR-AM radio in Detroit) was called the "Auctioneer-in-Chief" and then there were many celebrity auctioneers (usually from radio stations, television stations, or the big newspapers of Detroit), and some of those were Sonny Eliot, Barney Morris, Bill Kennedy, Budd Lynch, Bob Reynolds, Morrie Carlson, Conrad Patrick (of CKLW-TV, Channel 9, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada), Martha Jean the Queen, Marilyn Turner, Ernie Harwell, Dave Diles, Bob Allison, Van Patrick, Ray  Lane, Mary Morgan (a movie host for CKLW-TV), Paul Winter, Lem Barney (a member of the Detroit Lions), Henry Ford II, and Pat Studstill.  The list of celebrity auctioneers was truly--at least in the first decade or so--a who's who of Detroit big-name media personalities, and some of the well-known media persons who took place in the first decade were Bob Hynes, Bob Talbert (of the Detroit Free Press), Wayne Walker (a member of the Detroit Lions), Dick Purtan, Jim Herrington, Jim Edwards, Carol Duvall, Bill Williams, Larry Adderley, Jackie Gordon, Carl Cederberg, Al Ackerman, Robin Seymour, Tom Shannon, Bozo the Clown (Art Cervi), Al Blanchard, Dan Henderson, Bob Reynolds, Oopsy the Clown, Johnny Randall, Robert Lyle, Ron Rose, Tommy McIntyre, Don Howe, Jerry Baker (a garden expert), Mark Holden, Lou Gordon, Pete Waldmeir (a writer for the Detroit Free Press), Eleanor Breitmeyer (a writer for The Detroit News), Ken Thomas, Tony Brown, Suzy Barbman (of The Detroit News), Joe Falls, Shirley Eder, Marc Avery, Susan Stark, Sonny Grandelious, Dave Prince, Rita Bell, Jim Davis, Larry Devine, Joey Nederlander, Jerry  Hodak, Gordie Howe (the famous hockey player), Ted Russell, Bill Bonds, Phil Donahue, John Kelly, Jerry Blocker, Barry DuChant, Lois Pincus, Jimmy Launce, Don Kremer, Cornelious Golightly, Dollie Cole, Dean Miller, Bob Bennett, Molly Abraham, Irving Bluestone, Bruce Martyn, Jim Turnbull, Dave Wittman, Ken Ford, Jerry Chiapppetta, Woody Willis, John Hogan, Gary Curtis, Mike Lucci, Deanno Day, Vince Wade, Arthur Penhallow, Warren Pierce, Diane Edgecomb, Larry O'Brien, Paul Cristy, Charleta Davis, Jack McCarthy, Lowell James, Tom Korzeniowski, Dennis Wholey, Vic Caputo, Jay Roberts, Betty Carrier, Dave Lockhart, and Herman Haines.  It was commonplace over the years, for a big-name personality to be the main host for several hours of each broadcast day, and then another person would take over for several hours, et cetera, and, by the way, some one personality would be considered the overall main host of each auction, and in the 1980s, some of the main hosts were Dick Purtan, Marc Avery, Jimmy Launce, and Tom Ryan.  During the heyday for the event--in the 1980s--a broadcast day could run about twelve hours, going from 1:00 p.m. to about 1:00 a.m.  Generally speaking, as the years went on--in the 1980s and 1990s--lesser known celebrities were used more and more of the time as auctioneers, some of whom were coming right from a commercial-run broadcast school known as Specs Howard School of Broadcasting (now known as Specs Howard School of Media Arts), and even more auctioneer time was being used by Channel 56 staffers.
    Here are some facts from my fabulous "Detroit television files."  The 1979 auction brought at least $676,609.00 to the station.  The 1982 auction brought about $770,581.00 to the station.  The 1983 auction brought about $818,255.00 to the station.  The 1984 auction brought about $822,700.00 to the station.  The 1986 auction brought about $801,495.00 to the station (which was about nine percent of the yearly budget for the station).  The 1987 auction brought about $781,727.00 to the station.  The 1989 auction bought about $668,642.00 to the station.  The 1990 auction brought about $636,378.00 to the station.  The 1992 auction brought about $616,192.00 to the station.
    Do you see what the statistics about money can indicate?
    Let me show you statistics about the number of days that auctions ran.  The 1969 auction ran four days.  The 1970 event ran seven days.  The number of days was--six for 1971, seven for 1972, eight for 1973, eight for 1974, eight for 1975, nine for 1976, nine for 1977, nine for 1978, nine for 1979, nine for 1980, nine for 1981, nine for 1982, nine for 1983, nine for 1984, nine for 1985, nine for 1986, nine for 1987, nine for 1988, ten for 1989, ten for 1990, ten for 1991, eight for 1992, eight for 1993, five for 1994, five for 1995, six for 1996, six for 1997, six for 1998, and five for 2000.
    The reasons that the auction events died off at WTVS-TV were a lack of "showmanship," the fall in the quality of the people of Detroit, the fall in the quality of the radio business, and related matters.  In the early years, big-name media celebrities appeared on the auctions, and as the years went on, few really big-name people were regularly appearing on the auctions, and more WTVS-TV staffers and "Specs Howard" students were in front of the cameras.  One problem with the auctions became a lack of publicity--for example, the more WTVS-TV people and "Spec Howard" people were used and seen, the fewer people who currently had radio shows on the air could announce on their shows that they were going to be on the auctions at certain times and urge people to tune in the auctions to see them, and that meant people would be less likely to turn into the auctions.  In the later years, the people who are doing the auctioneering duties were more bland than their predecessors had been, and, for example, the "Specs Howards" people were often bad readers (remember--"Specs Howards" people were usually young people who were right out of high school who went to the broadcast school so that they could become, for instance, radio stars [Note: One reason for the fall in the quality of radio people in Michigan, which really got going in the 1980s, was Specs Howard School of Broadcasting sort of flooded the marketplace with low-quality people who, in essence, would work for nothing; fewer people with broadcast degrees from Michigan State University, Wayne State University, or Central Michigan University were getting on the air, such as in the Detroit market, which, in the 1960s and 1970s, had gotten a lot of people from Wayne State University].  As the years went on--from 1969 to 2000--the radio business got cheaper--that is, the talent got dumber, which gave Channel 56 a smaller pool of people with which to use as celebrities auctioneers, and, by the way, today, radio people are very likely to be unlikable, be crass, be put-down artists, have average voices (if that), be less informed about general topics.  It is not to say that the early personalities were always great people; some could be drunks (on the air), and two of the biggest jackasses off-camera in the broadcast studio were Sonny Elliot and Warren Pierce.  In addition, it seems WTVS-TV staffers wanted the air time, though they could not help pull in viewers not used to watching Channel 56 by urging, for instance, their radio audiences to tune into Channel 56.  Over the years, WTVS-TV (and PBS) became more and more socialistic and communistic, and, today, the news programs (such as from PBS) and the locally produced talk-show-like programs (such as American Black Journal, which is hosted by Stephen Henderson) are socialistic and communistic or black radical in nature; in the early years, PBS at least had Firing Line (featuring William F. Buckley Jr.), and around 1970, WTVS-TV aired a regular program called Conservative Viewpoint (hosted by Sidney Hyman).  It seems some viewers were finding the political slant for WTVS-TV was getting more rotten every day, and so they were avoiding WTVS-TV more and more.  [Note: To learn more about the nature of the management of WTVS-TV today, you are urged to see my document entitled T.H.AT. #120, which can be reached through this T.H.A.T. #120 link, and you should also see the document entitled T.H.A.T. #117, which can be reached through this T.H.A.T. #117 link.]  Also PBS (a main program supplier WTVS-TV) lost the status of being the sole provider of what might be called "arts"-type programs because of the rise of cable television; for instance, Arts and Entertainment (currently known as A&E) showed up on February 1, 1984.  In the 1970s, under Mayor Coleman A. Young's guidance, Detroit was going to crap--for instance, the public-school system was going to crap and the financial dealings of the city were going to crap--and people were leaving Detroit because it was turning into a rotten city, run by black socialists and black communists, and, over the next two decades (following the 1970s) at least, residents of Detroit were getting dumber and dumber and were becoming less likely to watch WTVS-TV [today, some 60 percent of the adults in Detroit are functionally illiterate, thanks to black communists and black socialists who destroyed the process of learning in Detroit].  I could argue that, like the managers of AAA Michigan (in relation of the "Holiday News Service: broadcasts), the managers of WTVS-TV became more lazy and were happy with riding along on past glory, feeling they did not have to do as much work as was needed to keep the auction theme stay alive and vibrant [Note: I could argue well that, generally speaking, the newer generation was more likely to feel things could get done without really having to work to get the things done, and that theme was the way of the country in general and was tied to all types of businesses and non-profit entities].  What is hard to determine is how much the behind-the-scene conflicts amongst groups made it harder for the final product to be made and made the programs less fun for volunteers to be a part of; for example, there were dislikes among what can be called the Grosse Pointe elites and the Birmingham elites, and I know of at least one incident in which a nasty black woman pushed a lie of racism about a white woman (who worked in the main studio during an auction, such as as a helper for auctioneers, watching out for what auctioneers were reading), who then gave up working on the auctions as a studio volunteer any longer (it was when the production was done at the WTVS-TV studios in Detroit).  I say that it did indeed look as if the productions in later years were no longer as fun to be a part of as the productions had been in the earlier years, and, in fact, the productions looked more like by-the-book or by-the-numbers events in later years, lacking a fun feeling, and the so-called events stopped being "events."

    Let me jump over to WDIV-TV, Channel 4.1, Detroit, which is an affiliate of the NBC-TV network (a communistic-based network).  On Sundays, in the morning, WDIV-TV airs a locally produced political-themed talk show for 30 minutes (the station has that for decades), and the program is called Flashpoint, and, currently, the host of the weekly show is Devin Scillian.  On Sunday, January 25, 2015, the panel--made up of four persons--had Daniel Howes (a writer for The Detroit News) and Kirk Heise (a "State Representative" from Plymouth who calls himself a "Republican"), both of whom came off as only moderate-level thinkers.  Another panelist was Portia Roberson, who was labeled the "Director of the Division of Ethics and Civil Rights" for Detroit.  To teach a young person, I note that Portia Roberson is black, and when a black is involved in "ethics and civil rights," the black is very likely to be a black racist communist and a support of "economic justice" (which is idiocy).  By the way, during the episode of Flashpoint, Portia Roberson said nothing useful, but she did say a number of times--"You know" (which is one of the filler bits that hints at a low-level thinker and speaker).  The other panelist was Debbie Dingell, who is the wife of former U.S. Representative John Dingell (a truly rotten man, a communist), who is now a U.S. Representative (particularly a U.S. Representative for the 12th District of Michigan, which is a position formerly held by John Dingell), and who is a "Democrat" (a.k.a.--in this day of age--a communist and what else can be a rotten politician).  During the broadcast, Debbie Dingell worked to promote as good the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, saying, for instance, that "40-million" more persons now have health-care insurance coverage that had not before the act had been created.  I report that, before the law was made, only about 12-million persons had not had health-care insurance, and some of those persons purposely had decided not to buy insurance, and before the law was made, Democrats, while lying, had said that 30-million persons had no health-care insurance.  You can see Debbie Dingell passed along crap on January 25, 2015.  In addition, Debbie Dingell worked to push the idea that people are tired of everybody fighting in Washington, and I say her saying that was done to get good people not to fight back against rotten people--"Democrats" (who can be, for instance, communists, black racists working for "economic justice," and supporters of Sharia)--and the creation of rotten laws.  Debbie Dingell pushed out the idea that "right-to-work" laws are creating a "cultural division."  What the hell does that mean?  It is bullshit!  By the way, I avoid Flashpoint normally, but I wanted to see what participants might say about Barack Obama's recent State of the Union speech, and not much was said, so I wasted time waiting for something to be said, and the panelists were able to avoid having to talk much about the rotten speech   I add that Kirk Heise and Daniel Howes came off as "guarded," wishing not to say much that was critical of rottenness.  Let me carry this topic onward.  On Monday, January 26, 2014, the federal government--officially the Congressional Budget Office--released a report entitled The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025 (dated January 2015), and one part of that report was "Updated Estimates of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act."  That reports notes that, for instance, some 24-million persons to 27-million persons will have no health-care insurance in 2025.  A person has to remember that really only 12-million persons [which is information from the federal government] did not have health-care insurance right before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was made a law, and a person has to remember the whole idea of creating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was to make sure everyone had health-care insurance [the report hinted that elderly would be those without health-care insurance for the most part).  The report also notes that "Obamacare" will cost about 1,993-billion dollars (or about two-trillion dollars) over the next ten years or so (around 2009, it had been promoted--through lies, such as from Barack Obama--that a health-care law was only going to cost about 900-billion dollars for the first ten years).  Basically, the report shows up the rottenness of Debbie Dingell, and, maybe, the report shows the rottenness of Devin Scillian and others at WDIV-TV, if WDIV-TV did not report a story about The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025 being issued and about the main highlights of the report.  ["Obamacare program costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance, says bombshell budget report."  The Daily Mail (the United Kingdom), 27 January 2015, 4:00 p.m.]

    On Sunday, February 1, 2015, NBC-TV broadcast the Super Bowl game.  Between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., the network had a pregame show, which--I say--was nothing spectacular.  Some of the presenters for the program were Bob Costas (the communism supporter), Dan Patrick, Rodney Harrison, Liam McHugh, Tony Dungy, Randy Moss (not the former NFL receiver), Carolyn Manno, Hines Ward, Josh Elliott, Peter King, John Harbaugh, and Mike Florio.  Two famous ice skaters were involved in the production--Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir [Yes, ice skaters were involved in a football broadcast].  At one point during the program show, there was a recorded segment in which Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir went to interview players, and upon seeing the players, one thing that Johnny Weir said sprightly was--"...Look at all those men!....".  Oh, I noted that Johnny Weir is gay.  [I wonder if Johnny Weir watched the show entitled Lance and Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding on E! on February 5, 2015.  I did not.].

    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!


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Date published: February 10, 2015

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