(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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    During the last two months or so, I saw promotional announcements for upcoming new television series for the broadcast networks.  Not a single show looked like something that I would want to see.  Not a single show seemed to be fun.  The shows looked freaky or dark or violent.  None of the people--characters--looked like people I would want to be with, such as in my living room, even for a moment, and that includes the so-called heroes.  Examples of the rotten shows are Perfect Harmony (which has the tone of a socialistic show), Bob Loves Abishola (which comes off as a political show pushing race crap), Sunnyside (a highly political show pushing the socialistic agenda related to immigrants), Mixed-ish (a truly crappy series focusing on race, particularly a black-white family), Bluff City Law (a law series with socialistic overtones), All Rise (yet another law series with socialist overtones), Prodigal Son (with yucky people), Stumptown (yet another series that pushes the crap of a tough feminist saving the day), Almost Family (another race-based series pushing a socialistic agenda), Modern Love (a show for "liberals" (socialists and such)), Evil (another black-white partners show pushing race crap in a phony way), Emergence (a creepy thing), and Batwoman (with more lesbian crap).  Fortunately for me, there are shows--of the past--on subchannel networks that I can watch, such as for fun.  Yes, I can see why TV Guide added at least rough schedules of subchannel networks to listings recently.  By the way, in early July or so, the "Classic Movies" channel, which was on 14.6 (broadcast) disappeared from the Detroit area, and I do have to say that I miss the channel, especially as it was with the first format (though the format had flaws).  I did not mind tuning in to "Classic Movies" to see, for example, 1930s "B" movies, such as late in the evening.  Those movies did have some women to see and not the shit-ass women that most series have today--such as phony or fake tough gals who are always angry and are pushers of the Feminist Movement.  I do note that the subchannel universe is not as good as it was some years ago, since more and more somewhat recent series of the main broadcast networks are showing up on channels, and those shows were part of the reason for the decline of the broadcast networks.  And, by the way, on September 9, 2019, DABL showed up on Channel 62.3 (broadcast), and it is a lifestyle network that aires a lot of old shows from syndication of cable, such as The Martha Stewart Show, Martha Stewart Living, The Essense of Emeril, Cityline, Doctor & the Diva, Sell This House, Flip This House, and Everyday Baking, so that is no real gain to the subchannel universe (at least for me).

    Welcome to another edition of Television History and Trivia.

    Fake news or pseudo news are commonplace in the United States of America, which was founded in 1776, as good people know.  Hold it!  Did you catch the super-big fake news or pseudo news that, in essence, showed up in late August 2019, especially on Sunday, August 18, 2019?  That super-big fake news or pseudo news came from the so-called greatest newspaper in the United States of America, though good persons know that that is a lie.  The newspaper was and is The New York Times.  On August 18, 2019, for example, The New York Times published the first bunch of what I call nonsense essays tied to what is called "The 1916 Project."  On August 19, 2019, I came across a web page tied to The New York Times and "The 1916 Project" that began with this information--"The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.  It aims to reframe the country's history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.".  Right there, a good and smart person knows that the statement is idiocy and rotten.  By the way, when a person or an entity puts forth some thought that is so wrong that it goes beyond all bounds of truth, anything else that the person or the entity has to say can be thrown away and the person or entity can be discounted and thrown away.  Instrumental in pushing through "The 1619 Project" into the public square is a black woman known as Nikole Hannah-Jones, who, for instance, got to sell "The 1619 Project" as good and worthwhile on PBS NewsHour Weekend with host Hari Sreenivasan on Sunday, August 18, 2019, and both Nikole Hannah-Jones and Hari Sreenivasan sold crap on that day.  This statement was in a newspaper article in The New York Times on Sunday, August 18, 2019, in relation to "The 1619 Project"--"...Conveniently left out of our founding mythology is the fact that one of the primary reasons the colonists decided to declare their independence from Britain was because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery....".  A good and smart person is well aware that that statement in The New York Times means that nothing else written about in the article in The New York Times should even be considered--The basis of the entire "1619 Project" is highly flawed.  On August 20, 2019, Erick Erickson showed up the nonsense of the article in The New York Times in an article entitled "Another Egregious Factual Error in the New York Times' 1619 Project" (Erickson, Erick.  "Another Egregious Factual Error in the New York Times' 1619 Project."  The Resurgent, 20 August 2019.), and he noted that, in 1771 and 1774, the government in Massachusetts voted to abolish slavery, but the British government--which was in control of Massachusetts then--vetoed the both votes, and he noted that, in 1774, the Continental Congress pledged to end slavery.  In essence, for decades and decades, students have been taught--rightly--in schools that the sentence in The New York Times is defective, and yet The New York Times is supporting as good the theme of "The 1619 Project," even siding with the idea that the founding of the United States of America is really tied to 1619, when the first slaves were delivered by boat to Virginia--when no United States of America existed and when British, French, and Spanish, in essence, had claims to land on the North American continent.  A smart and good person can see that "The 1619 Project" is probably another attempt to support that issue that "whites" who live today should be required to pay money to the "blacks" of today--"reparations"--for slavery on the North American continent, the roots of which go back 400 years or so.  That is garbage!  That shows the sickness in the minds of the people at The New York Times, who are enemies of good and smart people.  And a good and smart person might even deduce that "The 1619 Project" is being pushed forth as something that can be taught regularly through "Common Core"--federal government mandated teachings for the entire country--in public schools.  By the way, in August 2019, the governor of Illinois--J.B. Pritzker--signed a bill into law that noted that, starting on July 1, 2020, public schools in Illinois must teach "LGBTQ history."  That means more shit is going to be pushed into the minds of children (displacing more important topics, such as proper history about the founding of the country), as dictated by communists and socialists and other rotten people, and it shows why a centralized federal-government-controlled education system leads to crap and can lead to crap and stupid citizens.  If you come across someone on television selling the themes of "The 1619 Project" as good and useful and wonderful, you are seeing a rotten person, and that rotten person you must hate and you must teach children to hate.  Such someone is a society killer!  [Note: Did you notice how the people of "The 1619 Project" want to "reframe" history?  To me, that means they are going to rewrite history.  A good and smart person understands such people are going to work to fake history for the history books.  And that is the way of communists, like the rulers of China and Russia and the Soviet Union, who changed history books to suit their purposes in their countries.]

    Incidentally, on Sunday, August 18, 2019, I happened to jump into a showing of The Open Mind on the World channel (at 3:00 p.m.) while I was in the Detroit area [Note: The channel is on 56.4 broadcast in the Detroit area and tied to WTVS-TV, Channel 56, which is an affiliate of PBS.].  The host was Alexander Heffner, and he was talking with Catherine Vaughan and Ethan Todras-Whitehall, both of whom came off as communists.  Catherine Vaughan and Ethan Todras-Whitehall are tied to, for instance, an entity called "Swing Left," which is working to put communists and socialists into public jobs or public offices, such as through elections.  The entire push by Catherine Vaughan, Ethan Todras-Whitehall, and Alexander Heffner was all bullshit.  Remember--Democratic Socialists and communists and socialists and the like are not for real "democracy"--they are for one-party government control of an entire society.  In the program, the three persons worked to push out the idea that they want democracy and they are working for democracy and they want a fair country and they do not want to disenfranchise Republicans and they want to restore the "democratic norm" to the country, and they pushed out the idea that Republicans are working to install "poll taxes"-like things into the election process in the country, such as good identification cards for persons.  All three persons are society killers and should be hated by good and smart persons!

    Hey, did you catch this news on television, which other entities had?  For instance, on August 3, 2019, the Detroit Free Press published a story entitled "Whitmer: Immigrants need a path to a license" (Egan, Paul.  "Whitmer: Immigrants need a path to a license."  Detroit Free Press, 3 August 2019, pp. 1A and 6A.).  Remember--Illegal immigrants are citizens of other countries and they should have identification about them from the countries in which they are citizens, and yet Government Gretchen Whitmer (a socialist and the governor of Michigan) believes illegal aliens should get driver's licenses from Michigan for identification purposes.  The article noted a statement from Governor Whitmer--"We need to ensure that everyone's got a path to getting a license, so they've got identification.".  The thought from Governor Whitmer is more idiocy from the socialist.  By the way, California and Illinois are shit states, and the article pushed forth the idea that Illinois and California are states in which illegal aliens get to have driver's licenses issued to them.  Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants to follow the crap of the idiotic and rotten rulers of California and Illinois.

    While on the subject of government crap, I have to talk about Oakland County of the State of Michigan.  Dave Coulter, who was the Mayor of Ferndale, Michigan--which is a socialistic city--has become the Oakland County Executive, replacing L. Brooks Patterson, a Republican, who died a short while ago.  And Dave Coulter is not only a socialist but also is gay.  And--I report--Oakland County is on the downswing--heading for crap, and you will not see that reported on the television news.

    Oh, why can I say that Oakland County will go on a downswing because Dave Coulter is the County Executive?  I can say it because Dave Coulter is a "Democrat," who follows the ways of the Democratic Party policies, which are tied to communism and socialism, which are defective political systems.  For example, Venezuela is a dead country now because the government had become socialistic and communistic, such as under Hugo Chavez, whom had received praise from Barack Hussein Obama (while Barack Hussein Obama was the U.S. president) a little before the country fell apart.  Socialism and communism are philosophies about ways of life that lead to death of societies because the themes are illogical and go against nature and the true laws of economics.  On August 20, 2019, Americans were given some proof that Dave Coulter will help lead Oakland County to crap through an article that Mark R. Levin read in the first hour of his nationally syndicated radio show entitled The Mark Levin Show (which is carried by, for instance, WJR-AM, Detroit).  The article was written by David Burton, and the article was entitled "It Is Arithmetically Impossible to Fund the Progressive Agenda by Taxing the Rich"  (Burton, David. "It Is Arithmetically Impossible to Fund the Progressive Agenda by Taxing the Rich."  The Heritage Foundation, 14 August 2019.).  By the way, "progressivism" is another name for communism and socialism, and "progressive" and "progressivism" are used by believers to hide their rottenness.  The article is too complex to be talked about in this edition of Television History and Trivia.  I pass along the idea that, for one, the article notes that, if all persons earning $200,000 at a 100-percent flat rate were taxed to get money for the federal government to run the progressive agenda, it would only cover about half of what would be needed, and the theme from David Burton notes that it is very likely that things would not meet expectations even then since it would lead to people giving up on working and running businesses--if the government takes everything you earn, there would be no sense in working and doing things.  I urge you to see the article by David Burton to see why what Dave Coulter stands for will ultimately help lead to crap in society or Oakland County, which you will not hear about on Detroit-area television stations in newscasts, such as those anchored by Devin Scillian (of WDIV-TV), who is a Cuba lover.  Dave Coulter is just another something-or-other with a screwed up mind!
    [Note: It must be remembered that Dave Coulter--a gay--followed up Craig Covey--a gay and a socialist--as the mayor of Ferndale, the latter of whom had been the first outwardly gay mayor of Ferndale.]
    [Note: On Sunday, September 8, 2019, the Detroit Free Press published an article that proves there is reason to worry about David Coulter, though the article--an opinion piece from a socialist--was entitled "5 reasons not to worry about Oakland County" (Dickerson, Brian.  "5 reasons not to worry about Oakland County."  Detroit Free Press, 8 September 2019, pp. 17A and 18A.).  Remember--David Coulter is a Democrat, and the Democratic Party is a socialistic and communistic entity, which means it is a rotten entity.  Here are the five reasons--from Brian Dickerson--that are supposed to make people not worry (and here I present the headlines as presented in the article) about David Coulter--"1. This isn't his first rodeo.", "2. He's not in this alone.", "3. He has championed long-term budgeting.", "4. He's a regionalist and a pragmatist.", and "5. His party owes him, not the other way around.".  The reasons are useless reasons, being nothing but fluff reasons,  Basically, the article used almost a full page of space, and it presented drivel.  Since what was presented to promote David Coulter was drivel, there is reason for a good person to worry greatly about Oakland County and Michigan.  Do you see Brian Dickerson could not come up with anything substantial to sell David Coulter as worthwhile?]

    And what your favorite television newscasters will not report to you is "Democrats" are killers of minds and societies.  For example, they push the idea that everything should be free to you, such as from the government, which has gotten what it has from taking it from people who do things (the government creates no value).  The way of nature has been for centuries--right back to tribal times--if you do nothing, you get nothing, or if you do not hunt, you do not eat, and if you do not provide for yourself, you die (and it is not up to others to care whether you die or not, for wanting others to provide for you at their expense).  "Democrats" try to sell the idea that you have the right to get free stuff (which has been taken from others), and when they install such policies on a daily basis into everyday life, everything goes to crap and everyone is hurt.  In life, some people will fail and die, and that could be you for having done nothing, and you will not be missed.  When government gives you free, it wants obedience to it, and that is the way of socialists and communists, who are enemies of good people.  Dave Coulter's way of life is freaky and defective!

   Announcement for the novice again (reworked in May 2017): To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, 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-type people (communists and Shariaists), 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).  I note that Fox News Channel is evolving into a rotten channel, becoming like those that I have put down in this paragraph.  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 even now much of what is on the Fox News Channel 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: Everyone in the Democratic Party in the country is rotten, and 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, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie.]

    Jack McCarthy--here is a name from Detroit television history.  If you have watched Detroit television from the beginnings of commercial television in Detroit, you will have come across the name.  Actually, though, you will have come across the name twice--tied to two different men.  One of the men is probably not in your mind's collection of data, since the man left Detroit in 1953, only a few days before I would be born (June 15, 1953).  In the 1940s and 1950s, Jack McCarthy was a television and radio personality in the Detroit area.  His real name was John Edward McCarthy [Note: By the way, my middle name is "Edward" but it has no association with John McCarthy.].  One big thing that this Jack McCarthy is known for is being the voice of the Green Hornet on radio for the Detroit area and the nation in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  In the 1950s, Jack McCarthy hosted television shows on Detroit television, such as Hit a Homer and Movie Quick Quiz.  When Jack McCarthy left Detroit, he went to WPIX-TV, in New York City, New York, and since there was already a "Jack McCarthy" on the air at that place, the Jack McCarthy of Detroit had to change his name, and he then used "John McCarthy" or "John E. McCarthy" or "John Edward McCarthy."  In the late 1960s, another Jack McCarthy showed up on television in Detroit, and he worked as a reporter for Channel 7, WXYZ-TV, and he is mostly know today as having hosted a feature called "Friday Feast" on Channel 7 in the 1970s and 1980s (mostly doing the program as a freelancer for the station, since he had other work, such as as a public-relations man).  In the middle of the 1980s, he had a restaurant in Keego Harbor.  And that is a bit of Detroit television history--just a little overview and reminder.

    Hold it!  Jack McCarthy (or John McCarthy) and Jack McCarthy were not "J.P. McCarthy", who did radio shows for WJR-AM in the middle to late 1900s and who also did some television shows in the Detroit area.  "J.P. McCarthy" was Joseph Priestly McCarthy."  And Joseph Priestly McCarthy was not related to the famous U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, who was an anti-communist of the 1900s, especially the middle of the 1900s.  In the 1950s, U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy had a hate on--rightly so--for communists, such as in the U.S. government, and, today, there are even more communists in the U.S. government (and there has even been a black communist recently--Barack Hussein Obama).

    Yes, there are black communists and socialists and gay communists and socialists, and they are rotten people, who get little beating down in the media today.

    Announcement: Recently, I have added some new documents to the collection of my documents at the website for The Hologlobe Press.  One of the documents is entitled A Document that Dispels Myths and Nonsense of Science-Fiction Books, Movies, and Television Shows (A Logic Puzzle), which can be reached through this Myths link.  Another document is And So You Think You're Going to the Moon, Mars, or the Stars..., which can be reached by using this Moon link.  And yet another of the documents is entitled And the Stupid Women Shall Lead--and Lead Ever Good Individual into Shit, Driven on by Communism, Feminism, and Defective Female Beliefs and Little-Girl Thinking, which can be reached through this Stupid Women link.

    On Thursday, August 22, 2019, I was listening to The Rush Limbaugh Program--a  nationally syndicated radio show hosted by Rush Limbaugh--at about 2:45 p.m. (Detroit time), and Rush Limbaugh took a telephone call from a listener called "Jerry" (who was in California).  Jerry reported that, while working on a television show, he was put through a six-hour LGBTQ training session, in which, for example, he learned what could be used and could not be used as pronouns to identify people.  It was indoctrination in idiocy.  Jerry reported that, in the end,  after people had gone through the training sessions, people interacted less with others, not wanting to maybe get written up for having said something supposedly wrong and then get fired--a person could get fired for using the wrong pronoun.  And Jerry reported that the place was a horrible place to work.  I state that, as more and more of that LGBTQ crap gets ingrained into the production of television shows (in the production crews), the more that the bad feelings will spill off into performances on camera and the more that shows (series) will have more of an unlikeable feeling--the bad will come through and fun will disappear during production behind the scenes.  Already there are almost no new fun--for the sake of fun--shows on network television, and the numbers will go down because more of the fun will be restricted as time goes on by sick minds with sick ideas and freaky ideas.

    On October 3, 2017, Dr. Bandy X. Lee, a teacher at Yale University and a psychiatrist, got to see her book entitled The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President released to the public, and the book was used to try to make a case that U.S. Donald Trump was mentally ill and was dangerous for the United States of America and the world.  At the time, Mark R. Levin--an anti-socialist and anti-communist (or anti-enslavist)--had a radio program called The Mark Levin Show, which was syndicated nationally, and then in 2018, Mark R. Levin began to host a weekly television series called Life, Liberty & Levin on the Fox News Channel on Sunday evenings.  On March 29, 2019, a new edition of Dr. Bandy X. Lee's book was released to the public, and it was called The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President--Updated and Expanded with New Essays.  On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, Dr. Bandy X. Lee and Mark R. Levin (a prominent lawyer) met, though not in person, such as on Mark R. Levin's television series called Life, Liberty & Levin.  On that day, Dr. Bandy X. Lee was a guest on The Mark Levin Show, and it was a program that would get rebroadcast on September 2, 2019.  I listened to Mark Levin and Dr. Bandy Lee talk, and I heard the entire interview.  Dr. Bandy X. Lee is certainly--as I state--a woman who has to be feared and even hated by good people.  Dr. Bandy X. Lee is an enslavist of the highest order, and she is a person who should not be allowed to be an instructor at any university or college in the United States of America.  During the interview, Dr. Bandy X. Lee tried to pretend she was not a supporter or communism and socialism, and the pretending did not work for a person who could deduce it was not true, and Dr. Bandy X. Lee's thinking process came of as that of a little girl with an illogical mind and a mind that was driven by little-girl emotions.  There was no evidence presented by Dr. Bandy X. Lee to support her assertion that U.S. President Donald Trump is dangerous to the world, and there was a push by Dr. Bandy X. Lee to say that the "Mueller Report" gave evidence to back up her case and her associates' case [Note: "Her associates" are the others involved with her book, having done essays for the book.].  Dr. Bandy X. Lee has been on television promoting the defective book, and that is why this section is presented within this document.  If you see Dr. Bandy X. Lee on television, you are seeing a propagandist of the highest order, especially given the fact that she is supposed to be a highly education person and a smart person, which the interview showed is not the case.  To see proof of my statement that Dr. Bandy X. Lee is to be feared, you can see a portion of the interview between Dr. Bandy X. Lee and Mark R. Levin in text form in the article entitled "Mark Levin Answers Trump-Bashing Psychiatrist Why He Wanted Interview: 'I Consider You a Disgrace'", which was published by CNSNews.com on August 29, 2019, pulled together by Michael Morris.  In addition, you can find an audio version of the interview between Dr. Bandy X. Lee and Mark R. Levin--as an audio file--on Mark R. Levin's website (marklevinshow.com).  When you see or hear the interview, notice how Dr. Bandy X. Lee shuffles about and gives unclear and non-direct answers to questions, and notice how she presents no real facts to prove her case that Donald Trump is dangerous, and notice how difficult it would be for you to pass on to others what she is talking about since what she says does not come together logically, and notice how she is guided by emotions.  And keep in mind that Donald Trump is not a socialist or a communist--a type of person, like Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton, whom Dr. Bandy X. Lee should be working to prove to people are bad and dangerous, as history shows [Note: You are urged to see a number of books, such as Witch Hunt: The Story of the Greatest Mass Delusion in American Political History (by Gregg Jarrett), that I have listed on my reading-list document, which will help prove the idiocy and evilness of Dr. Bandy X. Lee, and the reading-list document can be reached through this Reading link.].  Dr. Bandy X. Lee--an asian-type gal--is yet another stupid woman who got to be and gets to be on television as an "expert" (a label that does not suit her).

    Is everybody happy?  Is everybody happy that the professional football season is back?  On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Chicago Bears played the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, and, for one, NBC-TV broadcast the game.  Before the broadcast for the game proper would begin, NBC-TV aired pregame show, which would be like Football Night in America, which is a pregame show that runs on Sundays before NBC-TV's coverage of games in prime-time. NFL Kickoff 2019 featured such announcers as Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio, Liam McHugh, and Kathryn Tappen.  Kathryn Tappen was used to introduce so-called music acts, of which there were two.  The first performer was a young blonde gal, whose song mostly involved repeating "wasting my time" over and over and over again.  The next act set a new low in entertainment for a professional football game and pre-game stuff aired on NBC-TV.  The second act was a black guy called "Meek Mill" (a rapper or whatever).  Meek Mill did a so-called song in rap or in talk, which was hard and difficult to understand, and Meek Mill came off as just another gutter guy, another thug, another gangster of the hood, an urban piece of scum, et cetera.  By the way, Kathryn Tappen said about Meek Mill in the introduction to his number that he was a "criminal justice advocate."  To me, it means Meek Mill is crap.  It seems no one of the NFL or NBC-TV had the guts to tell Meek Mill that his stuff is unpleasant throwaway shit.  What Meek Mill performed will never show up in stadium on public-address systems, as songs of, for instance, the 1960s and 1970s can.  The operators of NFL and the operators NBC-TV really screwed up by having Meek Mill on the air.

    A broadcast that good historians will note as one of the worst television broadcasts of all time showed up on, for instance, CNN on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  The event was a debate of sorts involving communists and socialists--members of the Democratic Party who are working to be the next president of the United States of America.  The theme of the night, which was considered a town hall, was the climate or climate change or manmade global warming, et cetera.  The main participants were Joe Biden Cory Booker, Pete Bettigieg, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Young.  In essence, the event was seven hours of insane society-killing freaks passing along bullshit and idiocy!  All the persons involved are people to be hated and looked down on and shunned--their minds are defective and dangerous, and television showed them off.

    At the beginning of this document, I reported that Classic Movies (or "Classic Drive In") was gone from the Detroit area.  I note here that I went to the website for WHNE-TV on September 2, 2019, and the website hinted that "Classic Cinema Network" was going to show up soon on 14.6 (broadcast), which is yet dark.  Maybe, the next edition of Television History and Trivia will have something about Classic Cinema Network.

    Looking at the Movies--it is that time again.  And Looking at the Movies is always a fun part of an edition of Television History and Trivia documents, even when the movies that are presented are dramas, because Looking at the Movies involves movies made in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, when almost all movies could be called fun.  The fourth commercial television station to show up for people of the Detroit area was based across the Detroit River from Detroit and was in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and the station was known as CKLW-TV.  In the 1950s and 1960s, the management of the station not only programmed for viewers in the Windsor area but also for viewers in the Detroit area, and it was a good move from the management.  During the 1950s and 1960s, the station aired a lot of movies, and it had what was called a big movie library (films rented from movie-distribuition companies).  In 1955, for instance, the station aired movies under the umbrella title called Tuesday Night Movie Date, which aired at various times, such as 11:00 p.m. and 11:20 p.m..  On Tuesday, July 5, 1955, the movie shown was The Big Show-Off, which was a romance comedy or comedy romance.  One of the performers in the light-hearted movie was Arthur Lake, who was known for playing Dagwood Bumstead in a number of "Blondie" movies [Note: From 1938 to 1950, Arthur Lake played Dagwood in 28 "Blondie" films, and in 1957, he appeared in a television series called Blondie.].  In The Big Show-Off, Arthur Lake played a piano player named Sandy, who was in love with a singer named June.  In the 1945 movie, June was played by Dale Evans, who, in 1947, would marry Roy Rogers (a famous cowboy-film star), and Dale Evans and Roy Rogers would be a team for decades to come.  Also acting in the movie was Lionel Stander, who played a club owner, who wanted to get Sandy and June together [Note: From 1979 to 1984, Lionel Stander would play a regular character in a famous television series called Hart to Hart.].  For fun and romance, I present The Big Show-Off as the presentation of Looking at the Movies for this edition of Television History and Trivia.  Go to YouTube, for example, and take a look at The Big Show-Off, such as at 11:00 p.m. on a Tuesday.

    As a closing note, I guess I have to report that David Burton's article also notes that the taxes on so-called middle-class people would have to be raised as much as ten times to help pay for the things that Democrats want to give out, such as to lazy people and gutter people and illegal aliens, for free.

    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 Chris 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.

copyright c. 2019
Date published: September 10, 2019

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Cheboygan, Michigan  49721
The United States of America

To see the next edition of T.H.A.T.,
    click on: T.H.A.T. #186.
To see the previous edition of T.H.A.T.,
    click on: T.H.A.T. #184.
To see the catalog page for T.H.A.T. editions,
    click on: T.H.A.T..
To see information about the news business in
    the country and its failures and its betrayal of
    the American public, click on: T.H.A.T. #55.
To go to the main page of The Hologlobe Press,
    click on: www.hologlobepress.com.
For further reading, you should see the document
    entitled Never Forget These Media Darlings ? --
    A Guide for the Individual in the United
    States of America, which can reached by
    using this link: Media.
For further reading, you should see the document
    entitled Film and Television Production
    Tax Credits: The Bad Side of the Issue,
    which can be reached through this link:
    Tax Credits.
For further reading, you should see the document
    AMERICA for the individual woman and the
    individual man, which can be reached by
    hitting this link: Thoughts.
For further reading, you should see the document
    LOGIC for the individual woman and the
    individual man, which can be reached by
    hitting this link: Logic.
For further reading, you should see the document
    entitled Political Lessons for the Individual Woman
    and the Individual Man in the United States of
    America, which can be reached by hitting this
    link: Lessons.
For further reading, you should see the document
    entitled Nonsense Statements and Quotations
    of Barack Obama, which can be reached at
    this link: Quotes.
For further reading, you should see the document
    about censorship, Fairness?: A Guide for the
    Individual Woman and the Individual Man
    in the United States of America, which can be
    reached at this link: Fairness.
For further reading, you should see the document
    entitled National Health Care and Mass Failure:
    The Reasons it is a Dead Issue, which can be
    reached at this link: Health.
For further reading, you should see the document
    entitled  A Collection of Words--Just Words--
    That Show Dangerous People, which can be
    reached through this link: Words.

Keep in mind: T.H.A.T. documents and Michigan
    Travel Tips documents published since the middle
    of 2008 contain more quotations and statements
    of Barack Obama's that you should see.  To see
    the editions of Michigan Travel Tips, you should
    go to the catalog page, which can be reached by
    hitting this link: Travel.