(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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    Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1952, which is a federal law created by a U.S. Congress and a U.S. president, states--"...Whenever the President finds that entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate....".  On Friday, January 27, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump, based on federal law, issued an order to temporarily--temporarily--blocked persons from seven countries of the world, one of which was Iran, a country the funds violent terrorism, from entering the the United States of America, and the period of time was set at four months.  A good person understands that the order issued by U.S. President Donald Trump was legal and right.  On Friday, February 3, 2017, U.S. District Judge James Robart (of a U.S. District Court) issued an order that U.S. President Donald Trump's order could not be followed, such as by immigration officers.  What the judge did was making a ruling that he had no legal right to do, given the wording existing in the "Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1952.  Then, even though what the judge had done was wrong and has no basis in real law, the Donald Trump administration went to the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (related to the U.S. District Court in which Judge James Robart exits) to get the judge's ruling shut down, and on Thursday, February 9, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals--particularly a three-judge panel for the court--ruled that it would not strike down or throw out U.S. District Judge James Robert's ruling, letting the ruling stand.  In essence, the three-judge panel noted that, for instance, aliens or non-citizens have the same rights as real citizens of the United States of America.  That is nonsense and idiocy.  By the way, the U.S. Court of Appeals also noted that the Executive Order made by U.S. President Donald Trump was racist (in a way) against Muslims, even though the Executive Order made no mention of "Muslims" and did not block Muslims from dozens of countries from all over the world from coming to the United States of America.  The entire event shows off only a little of the rottenness of the court system in the United States of America and people tied to the Democratic Party in the United States of America (a communistic-type political party), and it shows that the country is ending up with a precedence in which the courts will be able to make law about immigration (and other matters) and not a U.S. Congress and a U.S. president, and that is bad--very bad for good people in the United States of America.  Do you see how--now--a U.S. president, especially U.S. President Donald Trump, has been stopped from taking action to block bad people--non-citizens of the United States of America--from entering the United States of America?  Only a shit country has such idiocy, in which anyone can enter the country freely!

Hate the courts and teach hate of the courts to children--the courts are the enemy of good people!

- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 154 - - -

    I have decided to start this edition of Television History and Trivia by talking about musical performers on television.  In the Detroit area, a few of the television stations sometimes have live musical performances for viewers, such as through network-carried shows (such as Today or CBS This Morning) or local news-talk-type shows (such as The Nine, which is aired on WJBK-TV), and there are times when viewers can see see musical performers in other ways, such as through syndicated-type shows.  On Saturday, February 4, 2017, I happened to tune into CBS This Morning (on CBS-TV) when a "Saturday Session" was taking place.  The performer was a black gal called named Valerie June, and she had a backup band.  I listened to what was being done (some song, the name of which I did not get and I did not want to waste the time trying to discover through research).  I discovered Valerie June was yet another performer pushed through such shows as CBS This Morning and Today who has a bad voice.  Her voice was irritating!  In addition, by the way, the backup band look crappy.  The following day--Sunday, February 5, 2017--I tuned into a local political talk show called Flashpoint (of WDIV-HD, Channel 4.1), which is hosted regularly by Devin Scillian, and the show had U.S. Representative Gary Peters (a Democrat related to Michigan) as a main guest, and I found Gary Peters was passing a long a lot of crap (which is standard for him), so I tuned to another station.  At the time, Cozi (a subchannel network) was airing an episode of a program called Steal the Show, which has Ariel Engelbert, Zoey Engelbert, Eli Engelbert, and Jim Peterik as the main performers.  The program called Steal the Show evolved out of a local television show called Ariel & Zoey, Eli Too, which focused on the three Engelberts (Ariel Engelbert, Zoey Engelbert, Eli Engelbert) mostly.  In essence, at the end of the episode of Steal the Show, the guiding force of the show--Matthew Engelbert--presented a video of a song sung by the three Engelberts, and the song was "Rio by Night."  The song blows away Valerie June's crap.  When the song was done, Jim Petetrik noted that the song is a "hit."  Although the song, which is not a pop rock song, is not a type of song that might have been aired on CKLW-AM in the late 1960s and 1970s as a hit--during the days of musical director Rosalie Trombley--I can say that the song is really a hit-type song.  The voices were pleasant (though the singing ability of Eli Engelbert is a little weak when you compare his ability and tone with the singing ability of his sisters (Ariel and Zoey)), and the song is a fun tune--a truly fun tune.  Later, in the day, I caught half-time show done by Lady Gaga during the Super Bowl LI broadcast.  Yes, Lady Gaga has the ability to sing well.  None of the tunes that she presented in the half-time show were standouts and led to my humming them in any way.  So I go back to Rio or really "Rio by Night."  I see that "Rio by Night"--a tune that can quickly take hold in the mind--can be found on the Internet.  Steal the Show is shown regularly on Sundays on Cozi at 10:00 a.m. (Detroit time).  The song "Rio by Night' was a welcome delight, and it is one of the good things noted within this edition of Television History and Trivia.

    What is a good journalist?  A good journalist is, for instance, a person who reports correct information and facts, knocks down and beats up on liars and corrupt people (such as Barack Obama), attacks bad political systems (such as communism, socialism, and Sharia), and works to protect good people (such as non-lairs) from bad people (such as communists and black racists).  Those are some of the qualities that make up a good journalist. Of course, a good journalist also works to spell words correctly and use proper sentences and use sentences designed on formal English grammar.
    On Thursday, January 12, 2017, a bunch of so-called journalists or media-related types were, for one, lamenting the state of "journalism" in the country on a television show entitled MiWeek, which is broadcast weekly on WTVS-TV, Channel 56.1, which is a PBS-associated station.  Usually, the program has Christy McDonald (as the host), Nolan Finley (who represents the "Republican" side of things, which I note today, is often socialism), and Stephen Henderson (who represents communism and black racism and the Democratic side of things and who, for one, writes for the Detroit Free Press).  Those three persons were on the program for January 12, 2017, and they were joined by three others, who are tied to socialism and communism--Philip Power (who is tied to The Center for Michigan), Professor Lee Wilkins (who is a woman with a political science background and is at Wayne State University, Detroit), and Ron Fournier (who has worked for The Associated Press and was a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, which is tied to the communistic university known as Harvard University, where Barack Obama spent some time).  By the way, Ron Fournier was one person who stated that Donald Trump should never be the U.S. President, and that was said when only Hillary Clinton (a highly rotten woman) and Donald Trump had already been chosen as the candidates to run for the office of the U.S. president by the two major political parties in the country, meaning Ron Fournier was supporting known rottenness.  On the show, the group was wondering how to make, for instance, their "journalism" field better, such as more profitable.  Incidentally, Philip Power noted that the entity to which he is tied has been asking for and accepting donations from customers to keep operating for about four years.  [Note: If he did not present rottenness and support rottenness, maybe good people would buy his product.]  I note that my research into television history, The Mackinaw WAGB-83, U.S. Coast Guard helicopters, The Calcite (a former freighter on the Great Lakes), 40 Mile Point Light Station (of the Rogers City area of Michigan), and many other subjects over the last four decades or so has given me a good idea of how the newspaper industry has changed.  For one, beginning in the 1970s, the big push to report less useful information really took off, and that is because writers wanted to present more commentary (often not based on real facts).  Today, newspapers are true useless crap as a rule; for example, I look at the Detroit Free Press every day, and there is almost nothing that I see that someone might want to read in the years to come.  If you want to become more adept at detecting bad people, you should see the nonsense--such as the statement about being  involved in "quality and trustworthiness"--pushed forth in MiWeek for the January 12, 2017, by six persons who promote the ways communism and socialism.
    [Note: Here is something to keep in mind.  On January 17, 2017, the Detroit Free Press pushed out a story called "Half-Pipe Hero Lands on His Feet" (Ockerman, Emma.  "Half-Pipe Hero Lands on His Feet."  Detroit Free Press, 17 January 2017, pp. 1A and 5A.).  That article was the main story on the front page, taking up about a third of the page, and the story also filled the entire fifth page.  Given all that was going on in the world at the time, the Detroit Free Press made a fluff piece--which should have been restricted to the "feature section" of the newspaper) the main story.  The story was--as a front-page piece--useless stuff.  For example, in twenty years, when a person looks back at the edition of the newspaper, there will be that fluff piece and less real history to find in stories.  Then on Thursday, January 19, 2017, the newspaper pushed out more useless crap on the front page of the newspaper, which should be devoted to imprint stories and not emotions.  One story started on the front page of that edition was "Waiting on President Trump" (Spangler, Todd.  "Waiting on President Trump."  Detroit Free Press, 19 January 2017, pp. 1A and 8A.)], and the story was a collection of opinions from people, based on guesses about what might happen.  In addition, the front page had a story called "Michiganders express hopes, anxieties about Trump" (Spangler, Todd.  "Michiganders express hopes, anxieties about Trump." Detroit Free Press, 19 January 2017, pp. 1A and 8A.).  That was another story that did not really belong on the front page, given it was fluff and useless.  Also, Stephen Henderson (the black racist and communist supporter) had a story starting on the front page, and it was "Heart of Obama's Legacy is True Change" (Henderson, Stephen.  "Heart of Obama's Legacy is True Change."  Detroit Free Press, 19 January 2017, pp. 1A and 13A.), and it was yet another propaganda piece from Stephen Henderson, used to promote as good a bad man--Barack Hussein Obama.  Yes, newspapers are regularly useless and rotten, and a good example of that is the Detroit Free Press.]

    Over the last eight years, I have really been able to determine who are the truly rotten reporters and journalists working for the big broadcast entities, given, for one, how they avoided telling the truth about Barack Hussein Obama.  The rotten guys and gals have not disappeared because the election has taken place, and a good example is Jonathan Karl, who is the chief White House correspondent for ABC News.  On Monday, January 23, 2017, Jonathan Karl was one of the reporters at the press conference given by Mr. Sean Spicer (who is the press secretary for U.S. president Donald Trump).  It was at about 2:10 p.m. (Detroit time) when Jonathan Karl showed himself off as a jackass with a jackass question.  Jonathan Karl ask something like of Mr. Spicer-Is it your intention to tell the truth from that podium.  A smart person can deduce the question was designed to make it seem that Sean Spicer was going to be a liar--or was expected to be a liar every time he would appear.  Jonathan Karl and others in the many media would have never ask Barack Obama's people such a jackass question, and those type persons never did, and, in fact, Jonathan Karl and his associates did not show up lies  from the Barack Obama administration.  When you see Jonathan Karl on television or hear him on the radio, be aware you are looking or hearing a jackass or, really, a highly rotten man.

    In the previous edition of Television History and Trivia, I reported that this edition would give a report on George Pierrot's television shows, given I finally finished doing a full track down on when George Pierrot's shows were on the air on television in Detroit and finding more information that shows, for example, that Tim Kiska's book about Detroit television (informally called From Soupy to Nuts!) is a throw-away book.  By the way, Tim Kiska's book has led to other persons' passing along wrong information, based on Tim Kiska's book.  For instance, on April 12, 2013, Hour Magazine published an article entitled "George Pierrot, 1965" on the Internet (Note: The magazine had an article in the paper version of Hour Magazine in May 2013). Once again, my doing research on George Pierrot shows Tim Kiska is a screw up.
    Let me look at the article that was called "George Pierrot, 1965", which was written by George Bulanda.  For one, the article talks about two shows--World Adventure Series and George Pierrot Presents.  Those are the only two shows mentioned.  One piece of text from the article is--"...gained such a following that his show aired every weekday afternoon--and for a time on Sundays, too.".  Another piece of text (related to the show called World Adventure Series)  is "...It debuted on Channel 7, in 1948, and soon moved to Channel 4....".
    Now let me jump to From Soupy to Nuts!  A History of Detroit Television, which was published in 2005, and I am looking at the section called "George Pierrot (d: 1980)", which runs from page 52 through page 55.  One early piece of text in the section about George Pierrot is--"...His first television appearance occurred on Channel 7 on October 10, 1948, the station's second day in business.  Pierrot later moved to Channel 4, where his afternoon travel show aired from 1949 until 1976....".  Another piece of text from the book is--"...George Pierrot Presents, which debuted on Channel 4 on February 19, 1953, became one of the station's franchise shows.  Channel 4 could not get enough of his work, running the show seven times per week.  (The show also aired Sundays on Channel 7 at the same time it ran on weekdays on Channel 4.)....".
    Okay, where do I start?  [Note: That is a question for me.]
    Here is the rough look at George Pierrot's shows, and it has to be a bit rough, since there were many time changes, especially in the 1940s and 1950s.  On October 10, 1948, George Pierrot began to be seen weekly on a television program called World Adventure Series, and it aired on Sundays on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, starting out at 3:30 p.m. (for 30 minutes).  That show had a bunch of different air times.  Mostly, it was shown during the day, but there were some showings in the evening, such as at 10:00 p.m.  George Bulanda's article gives the impression that the show moved to Channel 4 soon.  That is wrong. World Adventure Series remained on Channel 7 through December 1967.  Both George Bulanda and Tim Kiska talked about only World Adventure Series and George Pierrot Presents, and Tim Kiska reported that George Pierrot Presents (a Monday-through-Friday series) showed up on WWJ-TV, Channel 4, on February 19, 1953.  That is wrong.  By the way, February 19, 1953, was a Thursday.  Thursday would be an odd day for a Monday-through-Friday to start.  Keep in mind--World Adventure Series aired sometimes in the evenings on Sundays.  Now put this in your head.  I will say that, generally speaking, World Adventure Series was a Sunday show and George Pierrot Presents was a Monday-through-Friday series usually airing in late afternoon or very, very early evening. George Pierrot Presents debuted on WWJ-TV, Channel 4, on Monday, September 1, 1958, starting out at 5:30 p.m. and running for 30 minutes, and, for much of the run, the show ran for 60 minutes each time (but I will not give a run down of the time-length history here).  Here, I have to back up.  Before George Pierrot Presents would show up, George Pierrot had another series on WXYZ-TV for a short while.  Starting on Monday, April 25, 1955, George Pierrot hosted a weekly adventure-film show on WXYZ-TV, airing at 8:30 p.m. (for 30 minutes each time), and it was called Holiday Horizons, and it remained on the air through the middle of July 1955, and it was sponsored by Kinsel Drugs (a drug-store chain, though not a really big drug-store chain).  The weekday edition of George Pierrot Presents lasted through Friday, August 29, 1975.  What George Bulanda and Tim Kiska do not report at all is George Pierrot also had a show called The George Pierrot Show, and that show was as a rule an evening show, and that show got move around a number of times, airing on Mondays (for a period of  time) and Thursdays (for a period of time) and Saturdays (for a period of time).  In addition, WWJ-TV also gave viewers George Pierrot on Saturdays from September 1960 through September 1972, and it was a daytime show.  Also, from November 1957 through October 1961, George Pierrot was hosting programs on a weekly basis on Sundays.  Based on what I have given you so far, you should be able to determine George Pierrot had shows airing on WXYZ-TV and shows airing on WWJ-TV on Sundays at the same time (that is, on Sunday, though not necessarily the same moment).  Actually, though, there were a few Sundays when viewers could watch George Pierrot on WXYZ-TV and switch the dial to WWJ-TV and see George Pierrot--and that was at the same moment.  Over the history of George Pierrot's time on the air, there were periods of time when George Pierrot could be seen seven days a week or seen on two stations on the same day or seen twice in a single day (either on the same station or two stations).  On Tuesday, September 9, 1975, George Pierrot started a once-a-week schedule only--He had The George Pierrot Show airing on WWJ-TV at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (for 30 minutes each time).  George Pierrot's last regular show--The George Pierrot Show--aired on Tuesday, September 7, 1976, on WWJ-TV.  Generally speaking, George Pierrot was on television from 1948 to 1976, and that is a long run.  Basically, George Pierrot's shows had George Pierrot hosting a person (a guest) who showed off film of a place or places, such as Spain, Alaska, or Colorado, and the guest did narration, and George Pierrot and the guest bantered back and forth, and, by the way, at times, George Pierrot showed film that he had made.  The films can be called adventure films, and there were many people who could be called regulars, such as Stan Midgley and Glen Cooper.  Oh, George Pierrot's popularity was so great that he could block network programs from being seen in the Detroit area.  George Pierrot did not host all the programs--somtimes he was on vacation (probably shooting film for the series) or whatever.  One well-known substitute host was Dick Femmel, who had come to Detroit in the very late 1940s to do radio work on WXYZ-AM, and in the 1950s and early 1960s, Dick Femmel was a newscaster or news director or a director of community affairs or editorial director at WXYZ-TV.  In October 1965, Richard Femmel became an executive at George Pierrot Productions.  Incidentally, George Pierrot's association with travel films or with showing travel films or having people show their travel films really got started in the fall of 1933 while George Pierrot was associated with the Detroit Institute of Arts (basically, the place had people come in on a weekly basis to show their travel films, and the programs were not given in the summer).  George Pierrot died in 1980, but the "World Adventure Series" idea (later called the "World Travel and Adventure Series") continued at the Detroit Institute of Arts for more than a dozen years, and starting in October 1982, WTVS-TV, Channel 56, aired a program called, for instance, World Adventure (and later World Travel and Adventure Series) that ran for a dozen years or so.

    Here is an aside.  I have to talk about Mike Fornes, who--in my mind--is just like Tim Kiska.  Mike Fornes can be seen in a video called "USCGC Mackinaw the Legend and the Legacy" on YouTube; it is a lecture at Bayliss Public Library on October 29, 2015.  In 2005, his book about The Mackinaw WAGB-83 was published, and I have shown (such as through two documents on the Internet at the website for The Hologlobe Press) that the book is a bad history piece.  For instance, the book notes that the ship was given the "slash" on the bow in 1967, which is wrong.  In the 2015 video, Mike Fornes says that the ship got the "slash" in 1964.  Over a period of more than ten years, Mike Fornes still could not get it right.  The "slash" was put on the bow in 1968.  By the way, in the video, Mike Fornes notes that putting the "slash" on the bow had something to do with U.S. President John Kennedy, and I report that John Kennedy was killed in November 1963 and that the ship got the slash in 1968 (Note: I do not see how John Kennedy was instrumental in putting the slash on the ship).

    Mike Fornes and Tim Kiska are the same type of journalist--they never learned the subject before they wrote the book--and, yet, people hold them in at least somewhat high esteem.

    Keep in mind--Although George Pierrot was no handsome guy, people watched George Pierrot on television for nearly 30 years straight.

    Hey, I watched the first episode of My Kitchen Rules (a television series) on Fox TV on Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 [Note: Wow, it debuted on a "Thursday."].  It is a new weekly short-flight series that has celebrities cooking to win something or other.  I had to see it to get a general idea of what the show was and to get a sampling of credits.  Right from the start, the show came off as crap.  The first piece of crap came in the form of Naomi Judd (who was teamed up with Larry Strickland).  Naomi Judd came off as a person whom I would not want to show up in my living room from week to week or even once.  She has a jackass personality, and it would be a pain in the ass to have her around.  Her first words presented by the producers to the viewers was something like--"We like to sit on our porches and smoke pot.".  Later, she made numerous idiotic statements.  Naomi Judd was even more unlikable than Andrew Dice Clay was (he is a regular on the series, and he has a history of acting and being like a jackass).  Other celebrities on the show were Brandy Norwood, Ray J. Norwood (who has a lousy speaking voice), and Lance Bass, who had the "gay" theme covered.  The hosts were Cat Cora and Curtis Stone.  Skip My Kitchen Rules, which is at least just another boring cooking show.  I say to the people involved with My Kitchen Rules--I bet no one will watch My Kitchen Rules for nearly 30 years.

   Announcement for the novice again (reworked in August 2015): To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, go to Fox News Channel (which has to be treated as wishy-washy and suspect, showing signs of mostly supporting the Republican Party establishment, which is rotten), 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 (Note: 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 better places 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.  [Note: The Republican Party establishment has shown itself to be socialistic and communistic within the last few years, and only a few of the rotten people are U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator John McCain, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie.]

    Oh, on Saturday, February 4, 2017, I caught another episode of Bowling Showcase (really Bowling Showcase Challenge Edition), which is a local production, airing on WADL-HD (Channel 38.1) at 10:00 a.m., and the episode had Super Bowl Lanes taking on Airway Lanes (and Super Bowl Lanes, with Jane Lipmyer, Rick Lappan, Bob Lamoureux, Harold Shanks, Karl Brubaker, and Kathie Han as members, won) in a bowling match.  Mark Martin was hosting, and this time, Mark Martin did play-by-play with Robin Orlikowski at his side (Stephanie Penxa did interviewing this time).  Robin Orlikowski came off a very weak, and it was as if Mark Martin was pulling teeth while working to get Robin Orlikowski to say something useful about the game at hand.

    On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, and Wednesday, January 18, 2017, PBS pushed out for viewers a two-part television program entitled Divided States of America, which was aired under the Frontine umbrella title, and much of the program was designed to look at Barack Hussein Obama's past eight years as the U.S. president.  On days before the special would aired, I saw a promo for the two-part program, such as while watching (I believe) Antiques Roadshow (on Monday, January 16, 2017), and the promo hinted to me that the program was going to be a propaganda piece; for instance, the promo noted that the "Republicans" blocked Barack Hussein Obama from getting things passed, and I knew that was a lie, given I knew the leaders related to the Republican Party in the U.S. Congress mostly did not oppose anything that Barack Hussein Obama wanted to make law--for instance, big spending bills were passed easily and regularly, and, actually, the leaders related to the Republican Party (such as John Boehner) blocked "conservative"-type persons (anti-communists and anti-socialists) from having jobs on congressional committees.  I did not want to see the entire four-hour program, and I did not, but I caught segments (the most that I could put up with).  I report that Divided States of America was and is one of the biggest propaganda pieces in television history, working to, for instance, make the "Tea Party Movement" people and "Rush Limbaugh" and "Mark R. Levin" seem to be enemies of the citizens of America, though the en were fighting against what Barack Hussein Obama wanted to do because Barack Hussein Obama had ties to communism and Sharia, both of which are shit political systems and because Barack Hussein Obama clearly supported bad people in the world (being like friends to dictators and thugs around the world, from those in Cuba (a rotten country) and Venezuela to those in Iran and other rotten places in the Middle East. Divided States of America should be avoided and buried.

    Oh, have your children skip MasterChef Junior, which started a new set of programs on Thursday, February 9, 2017.  It is a program hosted on a foreigner--Gordon Ramsay, who has shown himself to be a supporter of socialism (a soft form of communism), which is not surprising since he comes from England.  On February 9, 2017, one of the featured guests was Michelle Obama, the communist and the wife of Barack Obama.

    On January 31, 2017, two new hoped-to-be comedies showed in prime time.  NBC-TV gave viewers Powerless, and it was unfunny, and I was at a loss to determine that the producers wanted it to be.  CBS-TV pushed out Superior Donuts, and when I saw the first scene, it made me think the show was tied to James Burrows (the director), and I soon found out James Burrows (who has been involved in television for--what?--four decades or more) was the director, and the show came off as a cliché James Burrows' show, and I saw no real reason for viewers to show up in big numbers regularly.  Neither show was a "fun" (for the sake of fun) show.

    Hey, I got exposed to a really big bunch of bullshit on Thursday, February, 9, 2017, at about 12:20 p.m. (Detroit time).  The "World Channel"--on 56.4 (broadcast)--of WTVS-TV (Detroit) was airing an episode of Tavis Smiley (hosted by the black communist and racist named Tavis Smiley); it looks as if the program had originally aired the previous night.  At the time that I tuned into the program, the guest was Professor George Lakoff, who considers himself a "cognitive scientist."  "Cognitive scientist"--that is a bullshit term and pseudo-intellectual flab doodle.  In the few moments of the program that I was able to catch, I heard high-class nonsense.  The so-called professor was talking about the mind and the body being linked to thinking, and he was working to push the idea that feelings are important in thinking.  That is idiocy.  The so-called professor and Tavis Smiley talked about Donald Trump, and the two men pushed the issue that Donald Trump had no caring for others in his thinking.  At the end of the episode, so-called Professor George Lakoff pushed out the rotten idea that there is no democracy without caring.  The two men even got in to something or other about "white people" in relation to the body, and that part made no sense, either because they had said more that tied in with that earlier in the program or because it was nonsense no matter what, and I bet on the latter.  After the program was over--having never heard of George Lakoff--I went looking to see where George Lakoff was doing teaching on a regular basis, if he was.  I used "google" (and "George Lakoff") to learn a bit about the man.  The main page that came up gave me this set of words on the right side of the screen--"George P. Lakoff is an American cognitive linguist, best know for his thesis that lives of individuals are significantly influenced by the central metaphors they use to explain complex phenomena.".  Do you understand that?  You probably do not.  It is idiot thought, which cannot be explained to logical minds.  Rotten people will probably tell you that it is high-thought and you are simply unable to grasp the meaning.  I state again--It is idiot thought (which would take hours and hours to show up).  On the screen, I also saw--at the top of the list of things presented--the website for George Lakoff.  I jumped in to the page.  Right at the top in the webpage, words showed that man to be an elitist in the world of nonsense thinking.  The text noted that George Lakoff has been a Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of Berkeley, which is that communist university in California.  I asked--Who bestowed "distinguished" upon George Lakoff and who sets the definition of the word?  In addition, the page showed that George Lakoff is the director of the Center for the Neural Mind and Society.  What do you think that is and means?  (Also there was a long commentary piece called "Understanding Trump" on the page--with a bunch of words--which was posted in July 2016, and it was convoluted nonsense, though some persons might say that it was high-thought, given all the words involved.  For one, a good person can deduce George Lakoff's work was designed to put down the father figure in the family and the father figure in society, which should be replaced by government.  If you see the article, you will see that George Lakoff advocates having the child--an infantile and undeveloped thinking mind--set the rules and be the boss.)  The commentary from George Lakoff showed him to be a hard-line enslavist (communist) and someone whose tactics to hurt others, such as good people not willing to bow down to the communistic union or union bosses' ways, are like those of Saul Alinsky's (of Rules for Radicals) and even those of Karl Marx (one of the writers of the Communist Manifesto, a highly convoluted book, filled with idiot and unclear thought).  I state that Tavis Smiley and George Lakoff taught idiocy and ignorance during the portion of the program that I was able to catch.  By the way, thinking logically and coming up with real answers is not based on emotions and feelings; real logical thinking is based on facts and real things and events, which can be observed, and such real thinking is based on determining, for instance, what happens if such and such happens.  I state that such men as Tavis Smiley and George Lakoff (certainly, a very good propagandist, who, incidentally, has been teaching at the university (the U.S.) since 1972 and is tied to the Socialist Party in France (another country)) are rotten men!  And that is the shit that can exist on television today!  [Note: Really, the article "Understanding Trump" was an attack piece, used to urge freaks and radicals and bad people to attack Donald Trump and "conservatives" (anti-enslavists) for the sake and cause of enslavism and communism for the world.]

    I am starting a new regular section for editions of Television History and Trivia.  While looking for information about television shows produced and broadcast by Detroit television stations since commercial television started in Detroit in June 1947, I have been looking for information about movies broadcast by the television stations in Detroit (those were movies that were shown in movie theaters first and then syndicated to television stations--the stations paid a license fee to distributors to air the movies).  The first "full-length feature" movie--something more than shorts or B-picture movies in length--that was broadcast in Detroit was aired by WWJ-TV, Channel 4, on Sunday, February 22, 1948, and it was Cheers for Miss Bishop (featuring Martha Scott), which had been released to theaters in 1941.  The movie was part of a thirteen-movie package bought by WWJ-TV.  Over the next several years--let me say from 1948 to 1953--the three television stations (WWJ-TV, WJBK-TV, and WXYZ-TV) aired all types of movies, from mysteries (such as Charlie Chan films) to westerns (especially "B-westerns"), and some were made in the U.S. and some were made in England, and many of the movies can be found on YouTube today.  For a number of editions of T.H.A.T., you are going to pretend you are watching a movie (shown between February 2, 1948, and 1953 on Detroit television) on the day that it was shown years ago by a Detroit television station.  I could start with Cheers for Miss Bishop, but I will not.  Go to YouTube.  Pretend it is Sunday, December 5, 1948, and pretend you are watching Channel 4, WWJ-TV.  It is 3:30 p.m., and a movie is going to start on WWJ-TV.  The movie is The Bohemian Girl, and it features such performers as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (who made up a famous comedy team) and Thelma Todd.  The movie was released to movie theaters in 1936.  When the movie showed up on WWJ-TV on December 5, 1948, it ran from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (and there were commercials with it, of course).  Today, on YouTube, the movie runs about one hour and nine minutes.  So, turn down the lights.  Feel what it was like to be a television viewer on December 5, 1948, while watching The Bohemian Girl.  I am your host, and my program is Looking at the Movies.

    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!


    P.S.: You are urged to see my document entitled One of "The Rules of Man"--A Rule About Health Care that No Politician May Supersede with Law, which can be reached through this Rule1 link.  I have deduced that all the Democrats and most Republicans support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and have no intention of killing it, though it should be killed for violating, for one, "The Rules of Man."  For example, Republicans Jeb Bush and Christ Christie support the rotten law, and that is one reason that I define them as stupid men and not men who are good enough--in this day and age--to be the U.S. President.  I note that the "mandate"--which forces everyone to buy government-approved health-care insurance--violates one of "The Rules of Man," and it is a rule that is attacked in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  Anyone who supports the "mandate" is not a good enough person or a smart enough person to be the U.S. president--the mandate is "enslavism," and the "mandate" allows government people--who are often and usually bad people, as history shows--decide what health care a person can get, and that is bad.

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Date published: February 10, 2017

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