(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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Did your favorite television newscast cover the topic shown in
this special paragraph?  On Monday, February 16, 2015, Marie
Harf (of the U.S. State Department, which is a communistic
entity today under the Barack Obama administration) pushed
out the idea that ISIS could be degraded if people in the entity had
a better opportunity for jobs.  Marie Harf--a supporter of
Barack Obama, a communist, who has shown he is working
to kill jobs in the United States of America--actually pushed out
the idea that creating jobs for ISIS people would make the
world better.  Such crap it all was from Marie Harf!  It showed
more of the rotten thinking of the people surrounding the rotten
man known as Barack Hussein Obama.
[You are urged to see the entry for February 18,
2015, in my document entitled Nonsense Statements
and Quotations of Barack Obama (Part Two), which
can be reached through this Quotes2 link.]


The federal government--the Barack Obama administration--
has been working to pass a law related to what is being
called "Net Neutrality."  I have been hearing a lot of
people talking about the subject, which focuses on the Internet
and television and telephone, and the people have been passing
along nonsense and defective opinions, since they have
had no documents from the government to see.  The federal
government passed the "Dodd-Frank" law and the
"Obamacare" law, and both are defective laws (the
people who passed the law are defective, being
socialists and communists and black radicals and liars,
et cetera).  I expect a "Net Neutrality" law will be highly
rotten, aimed at censorship and controlling what gets
on the Internet, and it will be another law to help make
the country a hard-line communistic-type country (with
one-party rule); already, both main political parties
are run by communists, socialists, black radicals, et
cetera.  I expect a "Net Neutrality" law will be a
law that will mean people will have to be licensed
to provide material on the Internet and will have
to pay fees to be involved in putting things on
the Internet.  Remember--Barack Obama's
political philosophy is like that of Hitler's, Stalin's, Castro's,
Mao's, et cetera, and that means a person can only
expect bad from what Barack Obama has in mind in
the way of "Net Neutrality."  (And Barack Obama
will probably violate The United States
Constitution to put the rules into effect.)


On Friday, February 27, 2015, a truly rotten man died,
and his name was Leonard Nimoy, an actor, who, in
the 1950s, often played in television westerns, and
who, in the 1960s, became known for playing
Mr. Spock on the television series entitled
Star Trek.  The character known as Mr. Spock
was defined as a very logical and smart man.  Yet
Leonard Nimoy was an illogical rotten man--he
supported communism.  For instance, for the
November 2012 presidential election, Leonard
Nimoy donated $2,500 to the Barack Obama
campaign fund [Levinthal, David.  "Oprah Winfrey,
other stars give to Obama."  Politico, 19 October
2012, 2:15 p.m. EDT (updated 19 October 2015,
5:19 p.m. EDT.].  Only a rotten man would give
money to a communist and perpetual liar like
Barack Obama to be a U.S. President!  I shall
never miss Leonard Nimoy, and every time that
I see Leonard Nimoy's image, I will always think
about the rottenness of the man.  (Incidentally,
George Takei (who appeared in Star Trek and
is gay) contributed $500 to Barack Obama's
election campaign in 2012  [Levinthal, David.
 "Oprah Winfrey, other stars give to Obama."
Politico, 19 October 2012, 2:15 p.m. EDT
(updated 19 October 2015,
5:19 p.m. EDT.].)

- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 131 - - -

    Since I published the previous edition of T.H.A.T., NBC-TV (which is a supporter of communism and socialism) put news-anchor Brian Williams (on NBC Nightly News) on hiatus--without pay for six months.  The reason that Brian Williams was put on hiatus was Brian Williams had been caught lying about some things.  The minute that I heard about Brian Williams' tall tales--his rottenness being exposed--I thought about one photograph that I have in one of my documents that is available on the Internet, which shows Brian Williams in a gathering of persons surrounding a highly rotten woman and communist named Anita Dunn, a close associate of Barack Obama's.  The document is Barack Obama's Women -- Ugly Women Through and Through: Facts, Information, and Opinion (A Lesson for Hoped-to-Be Men, which can be reached by using this Ugly link.  Boy, I am not surprised that Brian Williams is a liar and has been exposed finally as a liar, especially given he has been the face of a television network that is known for distorting the truth and not telling the truth, especially about Barack Obama.  I state that Brian Williams' should be charged with crimes against mankind and especially good people of the United States of America for his supporting Barack Obama's rottenness.  Unlike many others it seems, I wish Brian Williams all the bad times possible!  (I have heard some people, such as Rush Limbaugh, say that Brian Williams is sort of likable and friendly, and I say that anyone who says that is teaching bullshit--given, in truth, Brian Williams is a rotten man.  Brian Williams supports liars and thugs and killers!  That is the makeup of the Democratic Party in the United States of America.)

    Welcome to another edition of Television History and Trivia.

    NBC-TV has put on some new series recently, all of which I find should be avoided, and the worst of the bunch is The Slap, which features such performers as Brian Cox, Melissa George, Marin Ireland, Makenzie Leigh, Thandie Newton, and Zachary Quinto.  I missed seeing the debut episode.  I caught the episode for February 19, 2015.  It was unlikable!  It was dark.  It had unpleasant looking characters.  Why would I want to watch a series that stretches out the incident of a "slap" over more than one week, especially when the whole tone of the series is unlikable.  By the way, it took nine "executive producers" (Lisa Cholodenko, Jon Robin Baitz, Walter F. Barnes, Laurie MacDonald, Tony Ayres, Chris Olilver-Taylor, Michael McMahon, and Helen Bowden) to get the episode made.  I state--The Slap is crap.

    More crap showed up on ABC-TV on the evening of Sunday, February 23, 2015, and it was within the broadcast of the Academy Awards.  I did not watch any of the broadcast, having seen not one movie at a movie theater over the past year (purposely) and having a good idea that the broadcast was going to be filled with a lot of ugly people (men and women) with ugly minds, who would be pushing political nonsense.  The following day, I heard audio cuts of some of the comments made by some of the actors and actresses during the Academy Awards event, and the crap was endless, coming from such persons as Patricia Arquette (with crap about equal pay for women) to John Legend, and there was the highly ugly Sean Penn.  Let me back up.  On the day of the Academy Awards event, Patricia Arquette was soon going to be seen in a new series on CBS-TV called CSI: Cyber.  I will see one episode (only partially) of that new series to get an idea of the tone of the series and learn the producers of the series, and that will be all that I will do with the series this season.  And over the next year, I will make sure to see no movies at movie theaters, well aware most will be political pieces filled with crap, and I expect not one movie will be fun for the sake of fun.

    Since I did not watch the broadcast of the Academy Awards, I did not see whether or not Jane Fonda--a commununist--was at the event (if she was there, she was probably shown on screen sometime).  Jane Fonda promotes rottenness regularly.  For example, I found out in an article in the Detroit Free Press on Thursday, February 18, 2015, that she uses marijuana ["Names+Faces: 'Stars get pot, steal movie underwear.'"  Detroit Free Press, 19 February 2015, p. 4D.); the small article noted that Jane Fonda had said for an article in Du Jour magazine--"...I'll smoke pot every now and then....".  It is all more evidence of the crap that is Hollywood culture.

    In 2011, I put a document on the Internet that focuses on tax credits for producers of television shows (and movies), and the document is entitled Film and Television Production Tax Credits: The Bad Side of the Issue, which can be reached through this TV Tax link, and I bring up the subject of that document again, and this time I talk about it in relation to The Odd Couple.  On September 24, 1970, the first television series called The Odd Couple appeared on ABC-TV, and it featured Tony Randall and Jack Klugman as the main performers. (On October 29, 1982, ABC-TV began to run a series entitled The New Odd Couple, which featured Ron Glass and Demond Wilson as the main performers (in this series, the "odd-couple" guys were black).)  On February 19, 2015, CBS-TV began to run a new version of The Odd Couple, which features Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon as the main performers.  Let me look at some of the credits of the two series called The Odd Couple.
    The Odd Couple that was started up in 1970 had two "executive producers" (Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson), no "executive consultant," one "producer" (Jerry Davis), no "supervising producers," no "consulting producers," no "co-producers," and one "associate producer" (Charles Shyer).  [The total is four.]
    The Odd Couple that was started up in 2015 had six "executive producers" (Bob Daily, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, and Matthew Perry), three "co-executive producers" (Lesley Wake Webster, Tucker Cawley, and Emily Cutler)  one "executive consultant" (Garry Marshall), one "producer" (Patricia Fass Palmer), and five "consulting producers" (Dan O'Shannon, Tad Quill, Joe Keenan, Joe Port, and Joe Wiseman), one "co-producer" (Jason Wang), and three "associated producers" (Lisa Iannone, John W. Nader, Chris Leanza).  [The total is twenty.]
    Today, production teams are bloated with people who make big bucks, or the "above-the-line costs" are bloated, and yet many politicians and others think television-show production entities should get tax breaks.  It is nonsense, which, for instance, makes taxpayers shoulder some of the burden or risk of making television shows, which allows "above-the-line costs" to be filled with people who make big money for doing little.  In addition, the tax credits allow producers of rotten productions--communistic-themed and socialistic-themed productions or political pieces with defectives causes--to get financed more easily.
    By the way, when the first series entitled The Odd Couple reached a final season, the production team still only had only two "executive producers" (Garry Marshall and Sheldon Keller) and one "producer" (Tony Marshall), but it did have one "executive consultant" (Jerry Belson), two "associate producers" (Nick Abdo and Carl Mahakian).
    People who promote having television-tax credits, such as the Mitch Albom (a supporter of communism, who, for one, works for WJR-AM, WDIV-TV (Detroit), and the Detroit Free Press), are rotten!
    Here is a history note--On September 24, 1993, CBS-TV aired a made-for-television movie entitled The Odd Couple, which featured Jack Klugman and Tony Randall as the main characters, and the movie was aired as a "CBS Special Movie" presentation.

    On September 8, 2013, a Detroit-made television series showed up in a debut, and it was called Because We're Men, showing up on Channel 20.1 (WMYD-TV) in Detroit, and in the 113th edition of Television History and Trivia, I talked about the series for the first time.  The series is now in the second season, and I am finally taking up talking about the second season.  I watched the episode shown on Channel 20.1 on February 8, 2015 (at 5:00 p.m.).  The second season of Because We're Men has better sets than the first season had; however, at least one of the sets--an office set--is too dark, and it makes the performers disappear a bit.  The program seems to be a two-camera show (for the episode, the credits had Reggie Smith and Steve Mackle listed as the cameramen).  Some of the long shots were longer than they should have been; some of the long shots should have been tighten up a bit.  That is a problem with the director, since the director tells the cameramen how the shots should be framed.  The director for the episode was Kamal Smith.  I say to Mr. Smith--Since the shifts between shots are often long, get the cameramen to adjust shots more or reframe shots more.  The series looks a little less like it was shot on a theatrical stage than it did in the first season, and that is good.  This season, based on the one episode, the regulars are Kamal Smith, Katie Fullerton, Cynthia Criswell, John Bell, Don Snipes, Lynette Patrick, Keiona Evans, and Dez Cortez Crenshaw.  The actors were clearly identified during the opening credits, which gave their contact addresses.  However, the opening credits did not identify the correct names of the characters that they play, and that is not good, as far as I am concerned.  Oh, the episode had a lot of "guest" performers, and they were Darren Clark, Carl Woodson, Andrew Black, Kellye Bradley, Jesse Boyd Williams, Ekaterina Tyson, Crystal Wilson, Shanika K. McAdoo, Autumn Snipes, Marshawn Miller, Desmond Cortez Crenshaw II, and Robert Herndon.  The performers worked from a script attributed to Kamal Smith, the guiding force for the series.  The writing for the series needs to be tightened up more and punched up.  For example, there were times when it looked as if the episode was padded--the actors seemed to stand around waiting for reactions or something to do.  The program has a laugh track, and at least a few times, the laugh track did not suit the joke, being over done.  Overall, the program is likable or harmless--that is, the program is not offensive, and, certainly, in relation to television history, it is much better than the Hamtramck presentation (a one-shot presentation made in the Detroit area for Detroit-area viewers) of May 14, 1987.  The executive producers listed for the episode of Because We're Men were Kamal Smith, Diallo Smith, and Shantell Fancher-Brown, and the producers listed were Nicole Harlan and Janaya Black.  The program needs more in the way of likable comedy to displace the padding, especially if the producers want to have life in other television markets for a longer period of time (and maybe be shown on Bounce TV, at least in low-rated time periods, such as late night).  Because We're Men is a weekly half-hour presentation or sitcom.  [Note to Mr. Kamal Smith--Read to the end of this document for your own good.]

    Now, Because We're Men is not a bad show, but it needs a lot of work, but I have seen a bad show that was produced for the Detroit-area viewers that I can talk about in this edition of T.H.A.T..  I have to begin with an aside here.  In the middle 1970s, I was a member of WAYN-AM, a radio station at Wayne State University, and then I was a program director, who, every week at least, sat--unsually in studio "B"--and listened to new records--promotional records, such as from Atlantic and Warner Bros.--that had arrived at the station recently, and I had to find good tunes, such as for the Top 40 shows broadcast on the station, and discard bad tunes, and I heard a lot of crap (there was a lot  more crap than good each week), and I was able to beat Rosalie Trombley (of CKLW-AM, The Big 8) in putting good songs on the air from time to time (she got records before I did).  I never--never--was given gifts, such as by record promoters, to play any tunes or give songs airtime, or I never took or asked for payment to play tunes.  I listened to every "single" that came to.  And that was that!  Now, let me get to the bad show on television.  Early on Sunday, March 1, 2015, I happened to look at the television-show listings for the Detroit area, and I noticed something called Detroit's Got Talent was going to be shown on WADL-TV, Channel 38.1, at 7:00 p.m. that evening (the show was not listed in tv plus for the Detroit area, which is a newspaper-distributed television-show-listing publication).  I tuned in to the show, because it was there at 7:00 p.m.  The show was hosted by Lonnie Brown, and it was produced at a club called Nicks Gaslight (in Detroit) sometime previously.  The show was very low budget.  It was a one-camera show, and, except for a couple times, there was the same shot on the screen, showing a wooden stage on which performers performed (in the background, there were two judges), and there were times when Lonnie Brown, while talking, walked toward the camera, and the top of his head got cut off.  The show presented 14 performers, almost all of whom were rappers.  There were blacks and whites and guys and gals.  All were bad, though some were very bad, which a viewer might not know by listening to the two judges--Gucci Rie (a black gal and rapper) and Big Herk (a black guy and rapper).  I do not know who the performers were, since they were not identify well, and, in fact, it was hard to understand their names when said by Lonnie Brown [Note: I think one perform might have been "Ashton Martin"].  Actually, most of the performers were "Ugh".  By the way, starting in the late 1970s, rap--which is not much good as a rule--really began to affect the pop-music scene, and it has led to a lot of rotten tunes being played on the air; rap tunes are something that in the future no one will want to listen to as old-time songs, as people of today listen to songs made in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Motown tunes, and rap tunes will not make to the elevator-music scene or be used to rally fans of sporting events.  One 15-year-old male rapper kept grabbing his crotch, and one rapper stole a song for a music background (the song was from the Brothers Johnson, and the song was "Strawberry Letter 23", a cool tune from the 1977) and yet bombed, and a white guy played an electric cello, and his foot tapping was annoying, and one female black rapper/singer was kind of cute, but she was lanky, and her movements came off as goofy [Note: She should watch Lena Horne singing "Stormy Weather" in the movie entitled Stormy Weather (1943), which I caught on television recently again, and the gal should think about wearing a dress], and the gal's voice was hard to hear, and, in essence, the all the rappers on the show looked as if they were walking aimlessly around the stage, and the rappers flung their arms about (and looked goofy or jerky).  There was nothing memorable about Detroit's Got Talent.  For one hour the program ran, and during the program, Lonnie Brown noted that the winner would get a trophy and get to appear on the next show.  Performer "13"--a black guy and rapper--won, though he was no good (as far as I am concerned).  The show had no commercials within it, and there were no credits that noted who put it together (which I might note in my history files).  I could be said that Detroit's Got Talent was like a bad cable-access show, and if there is any talent in Detroit, it was not on Detroit's Got Talent.  [Note: To learn a bit about WAYN-AM, read my document entitled WAYN-AM 860 RADIO of Wayne State University, which can be reached through this WAYN link.]

    Today, it is easy for crap performers (rappers and so-called singers) to get on television; in the 1940s and 1950s, it was hard for crappy singers, since the standards were higher than they are today.  Recently, I stumbled across information about a girl singer who was seen from time to time on Detroit-area television programs in the 1950s.  For example, around 1958 and 1959, that girl who was getting airtime on locally produced television shows was known as Karen McAllister (the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McAllister), and she appeared on, for example, Our Friend Harry and Holiday House, both of which were shown on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7.  Around 1959, Karen McAllister was in a singing group with four boys, and the group was called "Karen Mac and the Men," and they were being seen regularly on Holiday House.

    By the way, "payola" is the term used in relation to disc jockey's taking money (or such) from someone to play a song on the air.  Around November 1959, Dale Young was hosting a television music show (Detroit Bandstand) on WJBK-TV, Channel 2, and because of a payola scandal, he resigned from WJBK-TV on Sunday, November 22, 1959.  The scandal involved two other disc jockeys associated with the company that ran WJBK-TV and WJBK-AM.  Thomas Clay was fired by WJBK-AM on Saturday, November 21, 1959, and Don McLeod resigned from WJBK-AM on Monday, November 23, 1959.  In addition, I note that, on November 19, 1959, WJBK-TV (Channel 2) in Detroit fired a newsman named Jac LeGoff for having "editorialized" about "payola" on a newscast, which was against station rules (on February 1, 1960, Jac LeGoff began to anchor weekday newscasts for CKLW-TV, Channel 9, Windsor, Ontario, Canada).  [Note: Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America, and Windsor, Ontario, Canada, are separated by the Detroit River.]

   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.

    On Monday, February 10, 2015, another subchannel network showed up on broadcast television in the Detroit area.  The network is called "Decades."  The network was started up on January 16, 2015, on three stations in country, but the network did not show up in the Detroit area till February 10, 2015, while the network was in the middle of a "Series Binge!" or "Binge!" involving an old television series entitled Route 66.  The "Binge" idea was having the network run episode after episode of one series for quite a while, till it reached the last episode of the series (usually).  On Wednesday, February 12, 2015, the network began running the series entitled Love, America Style (which is from the very late 1960s and early 1970s).  During the run of Love, American Style, I just happened to tune in to see the first pilot for the famous old television series entitled Happy Days, which featured Ron Howard, and during the run of Love, American Style on Decades, I saw a promotional announcement that noted that The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (originally broadcast in the 1950s) was going to be the next series to be run on Decades.  In Detroit, Decades exists on subchannel 62.2, and it gives me another network to watch instead of much on the regular broadcast networks.  Right now, it looks as if--when I do happen to turn on the television when I am in the Detroit area--the networks that will get most of my attention will be Antenna TV, Bounce, Cozy, Decades, Movies!, TCT Kids (in the evenings), and this, and, right now, the only series on broadcast television that I regularly tune in to is Elementary, though I am aware Lucy Liu (the actress who plays Watson) is a rotten person, a supporter of socialists and communists.  By the way, Decades has not officially been launched.  The official launch date is supposed to be May 25, 2015.

    Okay, have you been paying attention to ABC-TV.  I say in jest--It will go down in history as the greatest television network ever.  Just look at the greatness of the network.  ABC-TV has at least one white family featured in a sitcom, and the one that I have in mind right now is the middle.. ABC-TV has an black family in a sitcom, and it is black-ish.  ABC-TV has a Hispanic-like family in a sitcom, and it is Cristela.  ABC-TV has a Jewish family in a sitcom, and it is The Goldbergs.  ABC-TV has an Asian family in a sitcom, and it is Fresh Off the Boat.  ABC-TV has a collage of families--white, Hispanic, and gay--in Modern Family.  Yes, ABC-TV is so "diverse."  It has it all.  However, I ask--Where are the dopey Eskimos, and where are the drunk American Indians, and where are geeky Asian Indians, and where are midgets, and where are the dumb-ass Swedes, and where are the fat Polynesians, et cetera?  To me, ABC-TV is more into being "politically correct" and pushing politics than in doing comedy.  Such crap it all is in the long run.

    When The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (known as Dobie Gillis in the second to the last season and known as Max Shulman's Dobie Gillis during the last season) showed up on Decades, I watched a lot of the episodes.  A person who wants to make a good sitcom--maybe Kamal Smith--can learn much from the series in relation to writing and the timing of delivery.  There is little padding in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, especially during the first season (when the lead performer had blond hair).  By the way, this series only ran four seasons, but it was in a time when each season could consist of 39 episodes (and not only 20 or 22 episodes, which have been the commonplace numbers for a full order for a season over the last few decades).  A person who sees The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis will see fun, and a person will not see sex and swearing as the big features of the episodes, and the person will not see "political correctness" and communism and socialism and Sharia and lesbianism being pushed, and the person will see varied facial expressions (and not dull and lifeless faces).  Generally speaking, the good sitcoms of the 1950s and 1960s have better quality than the good sitcoms of today, and a young comedy writer can learn much more from the good sitcoms of the 1950s and 1960s than from the good sitcoms (a loosely used term) of today.

    For fun I add this.  Let me show you the numbers of episodes that were made to be The Donna Reed Show (of the late 1950s and early 1960s), which began to run on Decades on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 7:30 a.m.  The first season (the 1958-1959 season) had 37 episodes; the second season, 38; the third season, 38; the fourth  season, 39 episodes; the fifth season, 34 episodes; the sixth season, 32 episodes; the seventh season, 30 episodes; the final season, 27 episodes.

    The first sitcom on broadcast network television was Mary Kay & Johnny (featuring the huband-and-wife team of Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns, the former of whom was a Broadway actor), and the pilot for the series was shown on the DuMont Network (which would disappear in the middle 1950s) on Tuesday, November 18, 1947.  Mary Kay & Johnny lasted as a series till March 11, 1950 (over the run of the series, it ran on CBS-TV for a while and on NBC-TV), and one reason the series was ended was Johnny Stearns wanted to learn more about control-room operations, and he would later become a producer of television shows for networks, such as The Arthur Murray PartyMary Kay & Johnny (the correct title of which may be Mary Kay and Johnny or even The Mary Kay and Johnny Show) focused on a young married couple, and the writer of the series was Johnny Stearns, and during the run of the show, the real couple had a birth of a son (which happened on December 19, 1948), and the birth was made a part of the story line for the series on the day of the birth (and Mary Kay missed out on being on the show that day), and the new child--named Christopher--first appeared on television (on the series actually) at age 10 days.  It looks as if around 300 episodes were made of Mary Kay & Johnny.  By the way, recently, I went looking for a little information about the series, and I stumbled on a November 1949 newspaper article, and on the page with the article was photograph of Johnny Stearns and Mary Kay Stearns, and I discovered Mary Kay Stearns was a pretty woman and a pleasant-looking woman, a type that is rarely seen on television today.  Mary Kay and Johnny were married till Johnny died in 2001.  [Today, women on television often look crappy, ugly, arrogant, rotten, bitchy, et cetera.]

    For the record, I note that no pleasant or nice television series showed up on broadcast network television since I had published the previous edition of T.H.A.T. .  I saw the first episode of American Crime on March 5, 2015 (which was on ABC-TV), and it was a truly ugly show.  The first episode of Secrets and Lies showed up on ABC-TV on Sunday, March 1, 2015, and it was unpleasant.  By the time that I published the next edition of T.H.A.T., there will be more bad, one of which will probably be One Big Happy, something that is supposed to be a sitcom but is actually a political piece designed to sell the lesbian lifestyle with a baby as good [you should see my document entitled Gay Marriage: It Promotes More Distrust, Ignorance, and Hate Between the Sexes and Supports Violence, Enslavism, and Killing by Rotten Federal Government Officials, which can be reached through this Gay link.]

    While looking for information about Mary Kay & Johnny in old newpapers, I ran across a advertisement for a new television set that I decided to tell you about in this edition of T.H.A.T..  In the Brooklyn Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) for November 18, 1949, there was an advertisement from Lincoln Company Inc. (a store) for a new 12-1/2-inch television set from Philco (a television brand).  The set was the 1950 Philco Model 1400, which was being advertised for $259.95 and which could be had on terms ($2.50 a week).  The big feature being promoted was that the set had a built-in antenna system (it was a unique thing at the time).  Incidentally, Lincoln Company Inc. was located at Fifth Avenue and Fifteenth Street (Brooklyn).

    Oh, incidentally, in late February 2015, a friend of mine won a drawling (at the Fox Theater, Detroit) and won a 55-inch television set, and I bet it does not have a built-in antenna that would really be much good.

    Here is something good.  On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in the evening, I watched two movies presented on the Grit television network (a subchannel network), and the movies were "The Lone Ranger" (which was released in 1956 and had Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger) and The Lone Ranger and the City of Gold (which was released in 1958 and had Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger).  It was a pleasant four hours (by the way, some of the new movies shown on Grit are kind of crap and I avoid them).  The two movies were associated with the television series known as The Lone Ranger, which was originally on television from 1949 to 1957, and the television series was based on the radio program that was tied to WXYZ-AM, Detroit.  In the 1950s, Brace Beemer was the voice of the Lone Ranger on the radio series.  Brace Beemer had a son.  On Sunday, September 27, 1953, and new 13-week series (sponsored by Ira Wilson Dairy (which was handled by the W.B. Doner advertising agency)) showed up on WXYZ-TV.  It was a half-hour program featuring Justice Colt and Miss G (fully known as Gloria Goode, who was Justice Colt's wife), and the program was part live and part film, and the program used three studios of WXYZ-TV because, for one, Justice Colt used a live horse on the program.  On the program, old Lash LaRue film shorts (cowboy films) were shown, which were introduced by Judge Colt.  Justice Colt's real name was--J.D. Beemer.  The program was entitled Mello-D Roundup.  And that is a bit of Detroit television history.

    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: March 10, 2015

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