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Recently, I watched a lot of episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which featured Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, on "Decades", a new broadcast network (which got a soft launch a short while ago). I prefer the first version of the theme for the series (which was originally shown to the American public in the 1960s), which was used for the first season. The later versions of the theme for the other seasons are in truth the same main theme, but the instrumentations are different or the arrangements are different. All the versions are okay, but I do like the first version the best--it has a more powerful presentation. Yes, while Barack Obama has been working to give the Iranians nuclear weapons (and I have ever heard it hinted that he wants to give them something like a signing bonus of $40-billion), I have been watching Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin battle bad people, such as the members of THRUSH. Okay, when I was a boy, I did indeed have an U.N.C.L.E.-gun-badge-and-more set, and the other day, I looked at some old black-and-white photographs of me that were taken in the 1960s (around 1965) while I was pretending to be an U.N.C.L.E. agent. I am amazed I still have the old photographs, which are in good condition. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was made in a day and age of television when--I shall say--Hollywood still had people who could make fun programs, and that is not surprising since they had grown up in the the bad days of World War II, when a lot of friends and relations and neighbors died fighting to beat down people like Barack Obama, particularly Adolph Hitler, and since they did not want to make a lot of angry and mean television stuff, especially that which was purposely designed to put down the United States of America and good morals adopted and followed by good people of all types of ethnic groups. It seems I could say that my watching The Man from U.N.C.L.E. helped inspire my like of beating up on crap on television and off television today. And in this episode of T.H.A.T., I do show some crap of television, but that is not all that I show.
Shortly after I published the previous edition of Television History and Trivia, I received an email from a man named Ed Golick, who had seen the edition, especially the part focusing on Edythe Fern Melrose, who was, in the late 1940s, the 1950s, and the 1960s, a big-name television personality in the Detroit area. The email from Ed Golick noted that he recently--and the when was not made clear--escorted the granddaughter of Edythe Fern Melrose's through one of the houses that was used for television shows done in the Detroit area by Edythe Fern Melrose. The email did not note which house. I looked in my files, and I found that one house--12 miles north of Detroit on the shores of Lake St. Clair--was being built in 1948, being built right before WXYZ-TV was to go on the air for the first time, and the house was to be used for a show featuring Edythe Fern Melrose when the station went on the air. Two different newspaper articles of the time reported that the cost to build the house was $75,000. Ed Golick reported that, today, the house--whichever one he visited--is pretty much as it was when it was made--only the kitchen has been remodeled, and he reported that, during the tour, a camera crew photographed the visit.
From the late 1940s to the late-middle 1950s, one of the main players in the on-air-talent field of Detroit television was "Dee Parker." During the period, she hosted or co-hosted a number of television shows, only one of which was Aunt Dee's Rascals for WXYZ-TV, which was a talent show involving children. "Dee Parker" was a fake name, which was created in late 1944. Around the middle of 1944, there was a actress working in the New York City area, and her name was "Dell Parker" (who would be in, for example, several Broadway shows during her career). Dell Parker--that was a fake name or a stage name. Also around the middle of 1944, there was a "Del Parker," who was a singer (and not really an actress). "Del Parker"--that was another stage name. Around August 1944, it became public knowledge that Dell Parker was planning to sue "Del Parker" for using a name that was similar with "Dell Parker." And, next, "Dee Parker"--the singer--was born; really, the name was born (and "Del Parker" was gone). In late 1944, Dee Parker was the main singer for Vaughn Monroe's band; she had started working with Vaughn Monroe around April 1944 as "Del Parker," and she had been known as "Del Parker" when she was working with a combo called "Three Shirts and a Skirt" (signed under the William Morris agency). Soon thereafter, she would do work with the Detroit Symphony. Around late 1945 and in 1946, Dee Parker was the main singer for Jimmy Dorsey's band. Incidentally, while Dee Parker was working and traveling with Vaughn Monroe and Jimmy Dorsey, she was married to Phil Brestoff. For the moment, the best that I can say is that, it seems, in late 1948, Dee Parker had her first regular television show, and she had it on WXYZ-TV with Leonard Stanley (who was known for having the Leonard Stanley Trio, such as in 1949, when the Leonard Stanley Trio was working in the Zebra Room of Club Bali (808 West McNichols), Detroit, which was broadcast by WJBK-TV as a television show sponsored by Cadillac). Around 1949, Dee Parker and Leonard Stanley were working on a television show for WXYZ-TV called Rehearsal Call, which also got a bit of national exposure through the ABC-TV network between March 20, 1949, and April 24, 1949 (the series was the first series to be fed from Detroit to East Coast stations on a regular basis). In late 1940s and in roughly the first half of the 1950s (at least), Dee Parker was married to Phil Brestoff, and they worked together to make music, such as when they were involved in presenting a show for a Lions Club event on August 20, 1949, at L.C. Anderson, Inc., and when they were at the dedication ceremony for St. Clair Beach in 1951 (the beach would later have several names and generally be thought of as Metropolitan Beach (it is a part of the "Metropark" system of parks of southeastern lower Michigan)). Phil Brestoff would mostly be known as a radio or television executive of some type during much of his working life, such as being known as a program manager and musical director for WXYZ-TV in a portion of the 1950s and an account executive at KABC-TV later. The reason that I have been talking about Dee Parker, who was at KABC-TV in 1956, is to introduce you to her and to pass along something fun that I stumbled upon one day recently, which made me aware she also did at least one radio show while being on Detroit television in 1951. On Saturday, January 27, 1951, she was hosting a regular radio show called Musical Treasures that was heard on WFDF-AM, Flint (Michigan) [Flint is a little distance north of Detroit]. On January 27, 1951, a portion of the show was sort of dedicated to the mothers of Clare (Michigan), and at one point, Dee Parker was asking for callers to identify a mystery song. A man named Bob Gordon (who was working at Stanley Hi-Speed Station, a gasoline station at Clare) called in, and he identified the mystery song, which was I Can Dream, Can't I, and he won $5.00. Wow, it was $5.00! [Incidentally, in 1951, Dee Parker did Musical Treasures on WXYZ-AM for at least a while, and in the late 1930s and in the 1940s at least, a man named Dick Osgood had done a show called Musical Treasures on WXYZ-AM.]
Since I started putting together Television History and Trivia documents, which was in April 2004, I have talked about almost all the Detroit-area television stations in existence between 1946 and 1970, and I have even given a bit of information about WPAG-TV (Channel 20), Ann Arbor, which existed for a short while in the 1950s (April 1953 to December 1957), but I have never talked about WJMY-TV. Recently, I looked on the Internet to see what information was showing in rough form, such as through Wikipedia.com, and I found the information was wrong or, really, misleading or incomplete. Here, I am going to present a better rough picture of what WJMY-TV was.
The short article in Wikipedia.com hinted that the station existed around 1968, and the information was called unclear.
The history of WJMY-TV started in the 1950s, and I will say that there were two "WJMY-TV" stations. Generally speaking, in the 1940s and 1950s and early 1960s, Robert M. Parr was a Baptist minister in the Detroit area, and, in the early 1960s, he had ties to WRMP-FM, and he wanted to get a television station on the air. In March 1961, it was public knowledge that Robert M. Parr's proposed television station was identified as WRMP-TV, as had been decided through rule making of the Federal Communications Commission. In the edition of Broadcasting magazine for May 22, 1961, under "For the record: 'Rulemaking'" (on page 91)--there was this material--"Commission invites comments to notice of proposed rule making looking toward amending tv table of assignments to substitute ch. 20 for ch. 62 in Detroit, Michigan. It would involve substituting ch. 66 for ch. 20 in Ann Arbor and Ch. 62 for ch. 34 in Port Huron.. Robert M. Parr, permittee of WRMP-TV on Ch. 62 in Allen Park (Detroit area), petitioned for change. Commission deferred action on Mr. Parr's request for order to show cause why his permit for WRMP-TV should not be modified to specify operation on ch. 20 instead of ch. 62. Ann. May 17.". In May 1961, the FCC authorized the change in name of Robert M. Parr's proposed television station from WRMP-TV to WJMY-TV. In June 1961, it was public knowledge that Detroit Broadcasting Company (tied to Robert M. Parr) was changed to Triangle Broadcasting Company. In the edition of Broadcasting for April 2, 1962, under "Applications" (on page 129), there was this information--"WJMY- Allen Park, Mich.--Seeks assignment of cp from Robert M. Parr, d/b as Triangle Bcstg.Co. to Trangle Bcastg.Co.; consideration $45,000. Ann. March 27.". The information in the previous sentence hints to me that other persons were taking over control what was now WJMY-TV from Robert M. Parr, but, maybe, I am misunderstanding what was reported in that edition of Broadcasting [it is something that I have yet to understood better]. WJMY-TV--Channel 20 in Allen Park (Michigan) went on the air in some form on October 7, 1962, and the company that owned the station was Triangle Broadcasting Company (which had twelve persons as owners), and at the time, it was reported that the cost for an hour of time was up to $300 and that the chief executive officer was Robert P. Spanos. I do not know what was broadcast by the station. Maybe it was only a slide identifying the station. I have no idea how long a signal was broadcast [maybe some day when I do research in more newspapers, such as the one related to Allen Park, Michigan, I may find out]. By the way, in the edition of The Radio Annual for 1963, which covered events of 1962, it was noted that some of the other members of the television station--at some time--were Ray Makela (the president), Albert Vander Bosch (the general manager and promotion director), Michael V. Clarke (commercial manager), John A. King (program manager), Jack A. Himes (film manager), and Gerald D. Dawes (chief engineer). I know that WJMY-TV was not on the air long. Around February 1963, for instance, the operators of the station were selling off equipment (such as through an advertisement in Broadcasting); a few of the things that were being sold were a television slide projector and a 40-channel audio console. Robert M. Parr died in 1964. Some time in 1964--certainly in late 1964--an entity known as United Broadcasting owned what was left of WJMY-TV, such as the call letters. In late 1964, United Broadcasting had WOOK-TV on the air in Washington, D.C., and, actually, the station had been put on the air on March 15, 1963, and the plan was to have WOOK-TV have a lot of programming for blacks, and the company wanted, for example, WJMY-TV to have programming mostly for blacks, and at one point, WJMY-TV was supposed to get on the air in 1966, but that did not happen. On February 14, 1968, WOOK-TV became known as WFAN-TV (and it would go off the air on January 14, 1972), and it seems--as noted by Wikipedia.com--that WJMY-TV (Channel 20), in Allen Park, was on the air for a short while in 1968 (maybe only one day), and it seems viewers only saw a slide that noted--WJMY, Channel 20, Allen Park, Michigan. In 1972, WXON-TV, which had started out on Channel 62, took over the Channel 20 slot on the television dial (WXON-TV would later become known as WDWB-TV and then WMYD-TV, which is it known as today), and, in 1975, WGPR-TV would start using Channel 62, and WGPR-TV was a black-owned television station. And that is my rough look at WJMY-TV for now.
On April 5, 2015, at noon, Channel 20.1 (WMYD-TV) began to broadcast a new weekly television series on Sundays, and I am finally getting around to talking about it--MI Healthy Mind. The program features two hosts--Elilzabeth Ann Atkins and Michael Hunter--and in a press-release-type document that I found on the Internet, Elizabeth Ann Atkins noted that one purpose of the series is "...to inspire wellness in mind and spirit....". When I watched the first episode, the hosts pushed out the idea that that series will feature topics that are often "taboo" on television shows, such as suicide, which made up a big segment of the first episode, featuring a guest named Kevin Fish of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (or NAMI). One segment on the episode was "Feel Phenomenal with Elizabeth," and the topic in the short segment was a "green drink" that Elizabeth Ann Atkins makes for herself every day, which--it seems--helps make her spunky. The hosts speak well, but the program comes off a little too rehearsed or staged, though they maybe do not rehearse much before doing an episode. Elizabeth Ann Atkins comes of as one of those "touchy, feely" people, and she sometimes comes off as fake, such as when she said things like I am "so proud of you for sharing" [your feelings] and "Wellness begins in the mind" (I could feel a bit of phoniness in her delivery several times). Oh, Elizabeth Ann Atkins smiles a lot. The hosts were dressed well in the first episode, getting material from Turquoise Boutique (Detroit, Michigan). The executive producer was Tony Pollicella, and the coordinating producer was Pamela Lamb, and Francie Paull Fruitman did the hair and makeup work on the hosts, and those were the only persons given credit for working on the first show. The series is going to "celebrate triumphs" or how people overcame difficulties. The program is pleasant visually.
On Sunday, May 31, 2015, I was far from the Detroit area, and yet I was able to see a special called Pit Pass, which was broadcast by WXYZ-HD, Channel 7.1, Detroit, by watching show on the website for the station. The 90-minute program was shown live (starting at 2:00 p.m.) and was shown before a car race was run on Belle Isle, Detroit. The main hosts were Stephen Clark (the rotten man who promoted nationally run health care system for the country through television news reports) and Carolyn Clifford, and the Brad Galli was a co-host and reporter, and the other reporters were Justin Rose (of the station), Aaron Baskerville (of the station), and Lauren Kanaan (a freelance reporter), who is the wife of Tony Kanaan, a race-car driver. The show was produced well enough, if you only look at the visual aspect. Too many times the show had people talking about tires--it seemed to be the main theme. It was raining a bit around the time of the program was airing, but did they have to make such a big deal of the tires? There was no talk about how cars have changed since last year or about engines or steering things or rules or whatever (though they could have been talked about the previous day in a similar type special, and they could have repeated some things, at least in shorter segments). The program was padded and filled with fluff.
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.
Special commentary: Let me present something that your favorite television newscast probably did not cover, and one reason for that could be it avoided it, and another reason could be that it had not time for it (busy pushing traffic information and weather and another killing) and another reason could be that it never was exposed to it. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, Michelle Obama (the communist--and a communist is rotten no matter what color of skin covers the shell--and the wife of Barack Obama) spoke before graduating students at Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, Alabama), and, instead of presenting an uplifting speech, Michelle Obama pushed hatred of the United States of America, while trying to convince the students how hard she had had it growing up (though, for instance, she did not really grow up in places like low-income ghettos and she worked for a company in which she got a six-figure salary for doing not much really). Michelle Obama noted as being the first "African-American First Lady" that "I was also the focus of another set questions and speculations, conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others....". While speaking the words, Michelle Obama sounded highly angry. Overall, I could hear nonsense and bullshit, like that which no other "First Lady" has ever said in public! Michelle Obama came up with the idea, in relation to the students, that when they leave the university other people "will make assumptions about who they think you are, based on their limited notion of the world....". Also Michelle Obama said--"...We [my husband and I] both felt the sting of those slights throughout our entire lives!....". She yelled out her speech--she was teaching and preaching to the students that the country is highly racist and that the students will see hard racism every day. I note--She lied! To me, the speech also sounded as if Michelle Obama has a persecution complex, feeling nonexistent racism against her every day. It sounded as if she was working to get even and to punish others for the so-called racism against her [though it could be that people have been against her for her rottenness and rotten political beliefs]! I know she is a supporter of communism, as her husband is and as she has been for a lot of years, and I do look at her differently--she is dangerous and evil, as the speech showed off to everyone, and my looking at her differently has nothing to do with the color of her skin. She is evil, highly defective, incredibly ill in the mind. And your favorite television newscast probably did not report even the little bit from Michelle Obama that I have presented. The entire speech from Michelle Obama would probably sicken you if you are a good person. Hold it! I could hear from Michelle Obama's speech that she is out for revenge at any cost! [Note: I say that a problem can develop in a person who is taught that every day the person will come across hard racism--the person will become a racist and others will see it, since it will become a noticeable feature of the persona of the person.]
Before I get to another "special commentary" in this edition of T.H.A.T., I have some information about WHPR-TV, Channel 33, and it has ties to WHPR-TV in a way, so read on through to the end to better understand the "special commentary."
Somewhat recently, I decided to see more of what WHPR-TV, Channel 33, is doing these days, and I went looking to see if anything had changed with the focus of the station, and I found, through a couple random visits, that nothing has really changed. It is a station that passes along nonsense and even crap on a regular basis through talk shows. On Sunday, April 19, 2015, I found that Coleman Young Jr. is still doing a show called the Young Effect in the evenings on Sundays, such as at 7:25 p.m. when I tuned in. Coleman Young Jr. (not an original name) is the son of the former mayor of Detroit known as Coleman Young, who was a communist and help lead Detroit into the gutter. On Sunday, April 19, 2015, Coleman Young Jr. was wearing a T-shirt that had an image of his father on the front, and to me, it looked as if Coleman Young Jr. has gained weight in the last three years or so. When I tuned in, Coleman Young Jr. was spouting more idiocy, such that communistic/black-radical crap known as "Economic Justice." That is bullshit stuff! Coleman Young Jr. spoke or talked as he has ever since I first saw him on television--like a gutter guy and a slob. His show attractions idiots. Around 7:27 p.m., a woman called him, and one thing that she hinted is that the poor pay more than rich people do for everything. During the portion of the show that I saw, Coleman Young Jr. pushed out the idea that the burden is always on poor people, and he noted that the "one-percent" has no burden. Regularly, Coleman Young Jr. picked up a bottle of water and took a drink, and it came off as just another unsophisticated action. I note that, recently, people found that a woman had been storing two of her children in a freezer, and, during the show, Coleman Young Jr. pushed out the idiot idea that what is needed is we have to spend more money on having inspectors of some type check up on home-schooled children so that we can stop women from storing their children in a freezer for two years. The program ended at 8:00 p.m.. I gave up on watching WHPR-TV anymore that day. At about 9:38 am., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, I tuned in to the station again, and two bald older black guys were hosting a show--they were the team of Hassan Aleem (who was on the left) and Carl Williams (who was on the right). Hassan Aleem said more than Carl Williams said, and that resulted in Hassan Aleem saying more crap than Carl Williams said. At one point, for example, Hassan Aleem said that the next fiscal year for the State of Michigan would start on Halloween. I note--That is wrong. The fiscal year for the State of Michigan runs from October 1 of one year to September 30 of the next year. There was black racism exhibited during the program portion that I saw. Hassam Aleem pushed out the idea in relation to auto insurance paid in Michigan--"...Black folks are paying for everybody else across the state....". In relation to maybe auto insurance or something, Hassam Aleem pushed out the idea that the problem could be that it "...might be the skin color....". This was pushed out by one of the hosts--"Get you a state constitution.". Yes, they were and are hardly elegant speakers. By the way, it looked as if Carl Williams was half sleeping during the program. But they did admit at one point during the show or, really, Hassam Aleem did admit in lousy English--"We don't know what we talkin' about.". The two programs--Young Effect and the one with Hassam Aleem and Carl Williams--were made up of ramblings and useless information. Really, the three men were teaching ignorance as a whole and keeping viewers stupid. Overall, WHPR-TV does help show how deep the underlying ignorance of Detroit is, which counters all the nonsense talk that Detroit is on the come-back trail. [Note: To see even more crap, tune in to the station when "The Son of Man" is preaching his idiocy.]
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, early in the 9:00 a.m. hour, I was tuned in to the program hosted by Hassan Aleem and Carl Williams on WHPR-TV. Once again, the tone of the show from them showed off their nature as black racists--to them, everything comes down to "whites" putting down "blacks" and "whites" taking away from "blacks," such as the water department of Detroit. The two guys pushed out the idea that cities, such as Livonia, are racist since they are mostly "white" cities. And two callers that I heard--a woman and a man--were clearly black racists, and one of the callers (the man) put down Reverend Jim Holley (a black), calling Reverend Jim Holley a "sell out" [probably for not being all for blacks all the time].
Hold it! During the Young Effect show, a woman called in and noted that "Obamacare" is leading to "RFID" chips being put in people, and Coleman Young Jr. discounted that. He did show his support for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which a smart man knows is rotten through and through. Really, Coleman Young Jr. is a man who spouts bullshit. I wonder if he would be so supporting of the rotten law if he were aware of the nature of the purpose of the "Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation." I say--It is a killer, ya all." [Note: "Coleman Young Jr. used "ya all" while I watched him. I say in jest--Such a folksy person he is, such a for-the-people guy he is.]
Special commentary: In the next edition of Television History of Trivia, I might have one section that will give a little history of Willie Bryant, who was a black man, who was a dancer (around the 1930s), a Broadway actor, a band leader (of several bands), a recording artist, a television show-host between 1948 and 1957 for a couple shows, and a disc jockey (covering, for example, jazz and rhythm-and-blues music, especially involving black performers), and Willie Bryant was known as one of the best "emcees" (or "emsees" or "MCs") in the country for many years. It was an old photograph of Patricia Bryant (who--at the moment--seems to have been the second wife for Willie Bryant) that I found in April 2015 in an edition of the Daily Courier (a newspaper) for 1956 that spurred me on to doing a story about Willie Bryant. Soon after seeing the WHPR-TV programs, I began to do research on the early history of Willie Bryant so that I would have some background history on this man who had had a short-lived television series on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, Detroit, starting on Friday, February 10, 1956. The research led me to reading a bunch of articles in The Afro-American or The Baltimore Afro-American of the middle of the 1900s, one of which had nothing to do with Willie Bryant (but it is an article that will be given a side note whenever I talk about Willie Bryant). My seeing the articles confirmed even more in me the sloppiness and slockinness and ignorance and stupidity of Coleman Young Jr., Hassan Aleem, and Carl Williams. Without having done a really intensive study of The Afro-American yet, I will say that The Afro-American was a well-written newspaper. The writers of the articles that I saw seemed to know proper spelling and proper grammar, and I did not have to struggle to understand any of the articles that I read during my research on Willie Bryant. If you want to see how gutter in nature Coleman Young Jr., Hassan Aleem, and Carl Williams are see editions of, for example, The Afro-American that were published in the middle of the 1900s (such as in the 1930s and 1940s). I can say that Coleman Young Jr., Hassan Aleem, and Carl Williams are so low in stature or so low-brow that they could never have worked for The Afro-American, being seen as dummies by the management of the newspaper, and given that some 65 percent of the adults in Detroit are functionally illiterate, I can say that, if The Afro-American were published like it was in the 1900s, there might not be enough blacks in Detroit who would be literate enough to buy the newspaper and keep it in publication.
Hey, that makes me think about "economic justice," that thing that Coleman Young Jr. is pushing for. It is all idiocy in Coleman Young Jr.'s mind. The people at The Afro-American got paid a certain amount, and some of the staffers as writers got paid a different wage or a better wage than other writers did, because some staffers were better at their skill and could do tougher jobs (they had learned, for example, to write properly) and they had gained seniority and respect for their knowledge. If Coleman Young Jr., Hassan Aleem, and Carl Williams were to get a job at The Afro-America, I guess that they would want "economic justice"--to be paid the same as everyone else is paid, even though they are lowly skilled, barely understandable, et cetera. I say--The Afro-American would go to crap at least a bit if Coleman Young Jr., Hassan Aleem, and Carl Williams were writing for the publication. They are screw-ups who help keep Detroiters stupid.
In T.H.A.T. #132, I passed along a little information about Peter, Clare and Oscar, noting that the show was a 1949 show and not a 1950, which was produced in Detroit for Detroit-area television viewers. I have seen at some time over the last few months information that hints that the show only lasted a very short while, and the writers of recent times made it seem that the show must not have been good because it did not last long. I note--in the early days of Detroit television, it could be hard to get advertisers to sponsor shows, and, for instance, a man named George Scotti hosted one show in the very early days of television that was run as a sustainer for about two months before it got a sponsor (a "sustainer" is an unsponsored show). Because Peter, Clare and Oscar ran for only a short time does not necessarily mean the show was a bad show. It may have been a bad show. There can be a lot of reasons that the show only ran a very short time, such as an idea for another show to fill the time slot showed up. Also, maybe the sponsor only want to have a one-time buy, covering thirteen weeks. Also, maybe another sponsor did not want to buy into the show, since the show was already identified with the first sponsor. Clare Cummings Jr. performed in Peter, Clare and Oscar, and he became famous as the first Milky the Clown on television in Detroit (which was sponsored by Twins Pines, the milk company). By the way, in the 1940s and early 1950s, a lot of series or regularly aired programs seemed to get only short runs, as if it were a commonplace practice.
Oh, did you see the program called National Memorial Day Concert on a PBS-associated station recently? It aired on Sunday, May 24, 2015. It was hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise. Some of the persons on the show were Gloria Estefan (a Cuba-type communist and a big supporter of Barack Obama) and Retired General Colin Powell (a communist and a big supporter of Barack Obama). I purposely avoided the show, and I did not watch the show because I knew such anti-U.S. people as Gloria Estefan and General Colin Powell were going to be on the show. One of the other rotten people on the show was Laurence Fishburne. Yes, the show did have, for example, Gary Sinise, but, mostly, the show was a collection of rotten people professing to be supporters of the United States of America under The United States Constitution. Such as sham it is each year these days!
Since this document is getting long, I have decided to postpone some stuff broadcast on Michigan-based television stations between May 10, 2015, and June 10, 2015, till the next edition. One of the biggest pieces of crap that will be talked about in the next edition will be a special called Town Hall: Your Voice. Your Future., which was broadcast on WGTQ-TV (broadcast channels 4.2 and 8.1), an up-north television station, on May 28, 2015. The program was about legalizing marijuana, and it is was a program loaded with rotten people with idiot ideas or bad ideas. Some of the rotten people seen on the program were State Representative Jeff Irwin (of the Ann Arbor area of Michigan), who is a Democrat ("communist"), Reverend Steven P. Thompson (of "Michigan Normal"), and Mark Marsden (of the Michigan Cannibas Coalition)--they are "pushers" of a bad way of life (as I shall prove in the next edition of T.H.A.T.). Another program that will be showed up as bad is an episode of The Malik Shabazz Show of WHPR-TV, Channel 33, Detroit.
The reason that the material is being postponed till the next edition is I have to show off something that was not crap or nonsense on WHPR-TV so that it is known now (the other material will still be pertinent around July 2015 since, for example, the debate about legalizing marijuana will still be in discussion). On Saturday, June 6, 2015, I tuned into WHPR-TV, and J.D. Hill was acting as a substitute host for the Reverent Jim Holley on The Reverend Jim Holley Show, which normally runs on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.. The time was about 9:23 a.m. J.D. Hill was ad-libbing along, and he happened to be addressing young people, especially young women, and he was urging them to keep their heads and not, around this time of graduation, get involved in sexual adventures, and he noted for a young woman that she should not get involved with a guy with "a rusty mind and a musty behind" (like a guy with no job prospects or intention to protecting women). Over the next ten minutes are so, J.D. Hill avoided passing along crap. He talked about life, and he noted how, as a person gets older, life can become even more lonely--friends and family members die and the circle of friends and family members can get smaller (he talked about a friend who had recently died, and he noted that the Reverend Jim Holley was involved with a funeral for a bishop on this day). By the way, J.D. Hill mentioned "Mr. Swanson," but he was not talking about me--he was referring the the "Swanson" family of Detroit that has been involved in the funeral-parlor business for decades. I actually had the program on through the early part of the 10:00 a.m. hour (normally, The J.D. Hill Show runs from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays), and J.D. Hill pushed the idea of getting people to do for themselves--"Do it yourself" was the theme. I heard no touch of racism, such as against "whites" or "Asians," like that which can be heard from many television-show hosts on the station; at least, I did not hear anything this time. J.D. Hill is a black. J.D. Hill did note that he was disappointed that, while Asians were creating and running businesses in Detroit or the Detroit area, blacks--"us"--were sort of doing nothing. J.D. Hill noted one of the rules of nature or even one of the rules of man--What you invest in life you get back. In essence, J.D. Hill was noting that, if you do nothing, you are very likely to get nothing out of life. By the way, recently, for a neighbor's car, I installed some brake line, a new rear-while wheel brake cylinder, and new brake shoes and brake drums, and I found a vacuum leak problem, which actual mechanics at a shop could not find, and I got the neighbor's car running properly (I also secured a heat shield and tarred up some steel brake line). During the time that I was watching WHPR-TV on Saturday, June 6, 2015, J.D. Hill talked about how he did things like plumbing and electrical work in the past, and that experience helped make him what he is today. He hinted at the idea of financial enslavism, but I note he did not bring up the subject about how Barack Obama is leading to even more enslavism for blacks (and Asians and "whites" and Eskimos, et cetera), since Barack Obama is a communist and a rotten man (but maybe J.D. Hill is not smart enough to have that in mind). And J.D. Hill said--Work will pay off.
J.D. Hill may not understand that Barack Obama is a highly rotten man and dangerous, but at least J.D Hill did not pass along high-level crap on the portion of The Reverend Jim Holley Show that I caught on Saturday, June 6, 2015. J.D. Hill also was refreshing to listen to when I compare him with Reverend Steven P. Thompson (of "Michigan Normal"), who was on Town Hall: Your Voice. Your Future., which will be discussed in the next edition of T.H.A.T.. Reverend Steven P. Thompson is a rotten white guy, a pusher of "dope" through "dopey" ideas.
Now, let me get on the subject of the Stephen Henderson who, for instance, is a regular on MI Week (a show broadcast weekly by WTVS-HD, Channel 56.1, Detroit) and a writer for the Detroit Free Press. I have to note that Stephen Henderson, who I have talked about in past editions of T.H.A.T., is black and is a communism, and I wonder if J.D. Hill udnerstands Stephen Henderson is rotten. On May 29, 2015, the Detroit Free Press published an article by Stephen Henderson entitled "Making a business case for racial equity" (Henderson, Stephen. "Making a business case for racial equity." Detroit Free Press, 29 May 2015, pp. 1A and 6A.). Look at the first three lines of the article--"It's tough to talk race at a business conference--especially one like the Mackinac Policy Conference, where so many of the participants are elites whose concerns, quite appropriately, run more toward their bottm lines. It's like talking window shades at a gathering of closet-dwelles. But what if you could bridge the cognitive gap by connecting businesses outcomes to racial equity, and by proving that margins and economies and efficiences can be achived by expanding participlation, and growing opportunity?". Those lines are bullshit and idiocy. In fact, the entire article was nonsense, being pushed on readers, such as blacks. The article had nothing to do with getting people to do for the self or to do something to get something out of life, as J.D. Hill worked to teach viewers on Saturday, June 6, 2015--Stephen Henderson was ultimately pushing the idea that government has to get involved in making things equal in outcomes. For example, the fourth sentence and the fifth sentence in the article were--"A ground-breaking report by the William K. Kellogg Foundation, together with panel discussions about the opportunities to pivot private-sector attention toward the dangers of continuing racial inequality, will put that question front and center today at the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference. And the goal is not just talk, but deliverables--concrete ways that businesses, sometimes in partnership with government or nonprofits, can become advocates for racial justice.". "Racial justice"--this really means "economic justice" (equal outcomes). Since J.D. Hill noted that Asians are plugging along and getting somewhere in the Detroit area, I guess Stephen Henderson wants Asians to get knocked down by letting blacks get equal stuff for doing nothing while the Asians are doing stuff. Later in the article, Stephen Henderson passed along more crap thought--"LaJune Montgomery Tabron, the Kellogg Foundation's CEO, told me Thursday that it's simple: Businesses are leaving 'money on the table' by operating in an economic environment that leaves so many people out." That sentence--involving two persons--is high-level bullshit. I state that you cannot report what it means or determine what it means. It is shit! Yes, the entire article was idiot thought from an idiot man--a black communist known as Stephen Henderson. Oh, Stephen Henderson did not show off any anti-Asian thoughts in the article, but the article had this line (based on a report from the Kellogg Foundation of a few years ago)--"Unemployment rates that are double for African Americans compared to white people." I state that Stephen Henderson--clearly a black racist, based on my history of the man--was working to show through the article that blacks are in deep crap because "whites" and "businesses" are holding them down.
I know that somewhere around 65 percent of the adult blacks in Detroit are functionally illiterate (and cannot read well this document). How many blacks in Detroit are functionally illiterate because of "businesses" and "whites"? It seems to me, according to Stephen Henderson and not according to J.D. Hill, if you cannot read the plumbing blueprints or the car-repair manuals because you failed yourself, you should still get "economic justice."
On June 1, 2015, a company called FremantleMedia North America fired up a new subchannel network, and it is broadcast on Channel 2.3 in the Detroit area. The channel is called--Buzzr. Can you guess what it might air? I report that the network is showing old game shows, such as Let's Make a Deal (with Monty Hall), Card Sharks (hosted by Jim Perry), which was the first version of the series produced, Super Password, Match Game, and Family Feud, going back, for instance, forty years.
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.
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Date published: June 10, 2015
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