(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 187 - - -

    In one way, television is a window to the minds of freaks in this day and age, which I have been calling "The Pseudo Information Age and the Age of Ignorance" for many years.  Today, for one, freaks can be seen indirectly by what they produce as shows or series for the prime-time period and the late-night period of the broadcast television networks.  The broadcast network newscasts are loaded with freaks; in the recent past, such freaks as Matt Lauer and Brian Williams have lost jobs because their freakiness had been too much to cover up or ignore by bosses.  And freaks in the form of politicians are easy to find on news shows of local television stations, broadcast network newscasts, and news networks, such as MSNBC and CNN.  I report that freaks are society killers, especially when they support communism and socialism and Sharia.  This edition of Television History and Trivia shows off a number of freaks--society killers--who have been on television recently, but as usual, this edition of Television History and Trivia does have some good.

    I begin the main body of this edition of Television History and Trivia with a section that covers facts and commentary or editorial comment based on facts and not just emotions (as might come from a socialist woman).  On Thursday, October 24, 2019, I (while I was in the Detroit area) turned on a television set at about 7:30 p.m., knowing that a pre-game show for a football game on Fox TV (Channel 2.1, WJBK-TV) was going to start or was already on, but the television set was set to Channel 4.1 when the screen lighted up.  On Channel 4.1, WDIV-TV, there was something that I was unaware of--the station was in the middle of airing a special program, which, I soon discovered, was entitled NBC News Learn Presents: Education Now Detroit.  Right then, I got the feeling that Channel 4.1 was airing another one of those useless programs about educating Detroit children, a program like what Detroit-area television stations, such as WDIV-TV, had been involved with on a semi-regular basis in the 1980s (the heyday of useless social specials about education in the Detroit area, especially in Detroit).  I rushed to another television set, which was a television set set up with a recorder, and I started recording the program, which, I soon found out only had about 25 minutes to go.  I did not watch what was going on, since I went on to doing other things, such as a search to see a television program guide to see when the program was scheduled to end.  I turned off the television set with the recorder at a few minutes after 8:00 p.m. (the special had already ended).  During the half-time time of the football broadcast, I went to the television set with the recorder and looked at what I had recorded, and I had a micro-recorder with me now so that I could record some audio clips tied to the show, which would have words of some of the people who were on the program.  The program was a collaboration of NBC-TV and WDIV-TV (where the guiding force today is a woman named Ms. Marla Drutz, who is labeled as a vice president and general manager), and the moderator was Rehema Ellis (a black gal), who is the NBC News Chief Education Correspondent, and also doing hosting work on the program was Kimberly Gill (a black gal), who is a main news anchor for WDIV-TV and who was set up with a microphone so that she could talk with people in the audience at the broadcast site.  The program was held at The Henry Ford, the famous museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and, actually, the event ran from about 5:50 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., but only the final one hour of the program was broadcast by Channel 4.1 [Note: The program was streamed, too, such as from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..].  Hold it!  You must remember that NBC-TV (especially the news unit) is highly socialistic and communistic in nature, and WDIV-TV is an affiliate of NBC-TV, and WDIV-TV has Devin "Cuba Lover" Scillian as a main news anchor, and Kimberly Gill came to WDIV-TV from Chicago, a place that is a hotbed communism and a place that is sort of like a hometown for Barack Hussein Obama, a big pusher and supporter of communism and socialism and Sharia (which is a bad political system based Islamic law that masquerades as a religion).  During the section of the program that I had recorded, there was a panel discussion involving several persons, such as  Dr. Nikolai Vitti, who is the superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, and Tonya Allen, who is the president and CEO of The Skillman Foundation.  The others on the panel, such as Khali Sweeney (the founder and CEO of the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program), have no real bearing on the discussion in this section Television History and Trivia, since they provided fluff and are not tie directly to educating students in schools.  By the way, the program was scheduled to have people on the panel (for the two hours) who were tied to the Lincoln Park School District (Lincoln Park is a suburb of Detroit), the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Starfish Family Services, Wayne State University, Brightmoor Alliance, Academy of the Americas High School, and the Skillman Foundation, and I know not all the names of the panelists, since I only caught a small portion of the show, but I get the feeling the program was loaded with idiot people saying stupid things and nonsense things.  On the section of the program that I was exposed to, Dr. Nikolai Vitti and Tonya Allen showed why most students of the Detroit Public Schools Community District are stupid--the two so-called grownups passed along crap and they showed of rotten minds.  Within this section of Television History and Trivia, I present a number of pieces of dialogue from Dr. Nikolai Vitti and Tonya Allen, and before I present the material, I pass along notes about what nonsense you should be looking for [Note: I have to deduce you may not have the skills to determine what is nonsense and highly rotten thought.].  Look for, for instance, the themes about about the "Industrial Age" (a thought that puts down the "Industrial Age"), about "historical racism", "social-economic injustice", and consolidating school districts [Note: There are people in the State of Michigan who want to merge a lot of districts into big entities or a few entities, where fewer people would have more control of more education money and children, but I say that the consolidation idea is bad, since, for one, when there is consolidation, more children are hurt when bad people get into management--it is better to have more districts, since there will be more chances for children to not be affected by bad people in school management, and I add that, when one school district (or city) is going to crap, a nearby district (or city) can be unaffected and can run better practices.].  On the program, Dr. Nikolai Vitti said--"...At its core, traditional public education was about creating equal opportunity.  It was a vehicle for social justice that existed at one point in the city.  You can't meet people, uhm, that are later in their lives and don't speak to a strong DPS foundation and education that allows them to go on to be mayors, city council members, lawyers, doctors, et cetera.  And we lost that.  Ah, when we initiated Choice Without Guard Rails and we divested in traditional public education, we actually divested in children...."  Dr. Nikolai Vitti also said--"...we often make decisions on ideology and politics not based on best practice and what's best for children.  Uhm, and so, what, when we then talk about narrowing that, that, ah, talent gap--and, and what I say is not a talent gap is an opportunity gap--no better way than to do than invest in traditional public education.  Traditional public education has always been all kids.  Forget about social-economic background.  Forget about homeless.  Forget about English as a, as a second language, et cetera, et cetera.  Is that we take children and when funded appropriately, when led appropriately, then we give children pathways to explore and understand what those gifts and talents are.  It could be music.  It could be art.  It could be as a writer.  It could be as a scientist.  Whatever it is.  And then by, at the end of that twelfth-grade experience, you have the confidence, you have the skills, and then you have a springboard to go in to college, the world of work, the military.  Wherever it is that you go, that's what we lost sight of in Detroit, and that's what we're trying to rebuild as we move forward....".  Tonya Allen said--"...And I think our responsibility is to make sure that we prepare young for the next step in life.  And that is through, uhm, building the skills that you get through opportunity.  And so what I mean by that is this--Is that we know that we don't understand what the future jobs look like in this country.  And so we need to make sure that young people have that basic content, but they have to be creative, they have to be able to communicate, they have to be able to collaborate, they have to understand that the future is gonna include disruption, but it also includes creation, and that they are the creators.  And as you saw, ah, Reggie showed us that he is creating culture everyday.  They can create businesses.  They create our society.  And we need to equip them with those skills.  And if we continue on the current path that we're on, where we're still doing this Industrial Age, that doesn't, ah, allow us to be a prosperous place.  And that's the opportunity before us in Detroit, as well as any other place across the country.  We are the ones that give the young people the skills.  You know we need to root them into place, but we gotta give 'em wings to fly....".  And later Dr. Nikolai Vitti said--"...I think is, you know, what we find is linked to our priorities.  It's our, it's linked to our values.  And, ah, this state, this country has never truly prioritized the development of all youths.  And when I say all youth, I'm talking about actually addressing issues linked to historical racism, ah, linked to, ah, social-economic injustice, and, and that means funding not always equal but equitablely--different conversation....".  Dr. Nikolai Vitti also said--"...It would be nice to just get to equal.  We're, we're not even equal right now in Michigan when you look at how Detroit, how DPSCD is funded....".  And Dr. Nikolai Vitti said--"...There's no difference in talent and giftedness between what happens in, in our urban centers and what happens in suburban and rural America.  There's no talent difference.  There's an opportunity difference.  It's an investment difference.  And that's what we have to start having a real conversation about in this country.  What does that mean for traditional public education, but what does that mean for greater society?....".  And also Dr. Nikolai Vitti said--"...This country has not dealt with historic racism.  So that's one issue.  Secondly, this country has not dealt with providing equal opportunity, ah, based on social-economic background....".  Plus Dr. Nikolai Vitti said--"...What we have not done is invested in the institutions that can create equal opportunity, like public education, like after-school programming, uhm, like social services, all things that actually worked and helped narrow the social-ecomonic gaps and created opportunity, ah, for those, ah, that have been, ah, ah, left behind because of decisions linked to race and social economic.  We're, we've been disinvesting in the institutions that have worked, like public education, like access-to-college without debt, et cetera, et cetera....".  Tonya Allen said later--"...The second thing I would say, in Michigan, we're gonna have to figure out how to get more money into the classroom.  We spend a lot of money in our state.  We have a lot of infrastructure.  We have over 500 districts in the State of Michigan.  That's not even including the number of charter schools.  So in some essence, we've got a little bit of school sprawl gonna on.  Right, like, if you have a CFO in all of these schools and districts, if you have an IT person in all these school districts, these are resources that can hit the classroom, that could be supportive of trauma-informed care, helping young people heal, giving them access to opportunity, so we got to reorganize the way that we're investing and making sure that the investments are actually going to children, into the people who care deeply for them--our teachers, our educators....".  Let give more specific thoughts about some nonsense themes said in the program (but I will not cover all that could be covered).  Dr. Nikolai Vitti's thought that public education was set up as a "vehicle for social justice" is bullshit.  "Social justice" is a very modern term.  Education goes back to the founding of the country (at least).  For example, in the 1800s, there was the rise in one-room school houses all over the country, and local schools got books from, for example, sellers who travelled the country, such as those selling the McGuffy's Third Eclectic Reader and McGuffy's Eclectic Reader, which was at a time when memorization about the spelling of words was a part of a good education, and there were local school boards (some good, some bad), and there was a rise in "normal schools" (where young persons were trained to be teachers and which often evolved in to colleges), and schools were set up so that children could learn, for instance, spelling, writing, mathematics, and history.  It was not a "social justice" thing--a socialist's rotten theme.  Notice how Dr. Nikolai Vitti pushed out first the ideas of music and art as if they are much important.  I have been involved with the entertainment industry for over 45 years--most children who get involved in music and art will not be able to do well or get a lot of money out of being in the music business or the art business later in life or in their lifetime.  The world has no need for a lot of people in music and art.  The world will always need mechanics to fix cars and buses and airplanes and jets and heavy equipment, and the world will need people to make lathes and broaching machines, and the world will need dress makers, chefs, water-treatment-plant operators, well drillers (for water), well drillers (for oil), truck drivers, train operators, police officers, accountants, sheet-metal fabricators, welders, electricians, street sweepers, meat cutters, road builders, rocket makers, draftsmen, teachers, brick layers, et cetera.  To me, it looks as if Dr. Nikolai Vitti seems to discard things that are like or yet tied to, for example, the "Industrial Age."  Throughout history, no one--for the most part--has been able to guess what type of jobs, especially new jobs--will come along.  There used to be manual typewriters everywhere (a piece of equipment that was created in the early days of the Industrial Age), and now the machines are not commonplace--but computers are commonplace.  There used to be bellhops in hotels, but bellhops are passé, but, of course, such as in Detroit, it is passé to live in hotels, unlike in the early 1900s.  That is enough of that.  To be able to adapt to change, a person foremost must have the ability to read and write well or well enough.  In August 2019, newspapers and other media outlets did stories about how children are doing in English and math is schools in Michigan.  For instance, on August 29, 2019, The Detroit News had a story called "Detroit students improve reading, math scores across all tested grades" (Chambers, Jennifer.  "Detroit students improve reading, math scores across all tested grades." detroitnews.com, 29 August 2019, 10:20 a.m. ET (updated at 6:20 p.m.)), and one part of the story was--"...But actual proficiency rates for district students remain low compared with the state average.  In third grade, 11.9% of students passed the reading test compared with the state average of 45% for third traders.  In math, 16% of district third graders passed compared with 46.7% statewide.".  [Note: I have to wonder about the "45%" figure and the "46.7%" figure, since the figures might incorporate the Detroit rates, which would bring the state figures down through calculation.]  The country has been around for over two centuries, and good ways of teaching English have been developed, but, for instance, the whole-word method showed up in the 1900s (which a friend of mine hates, having grown up before the format was adopted and having learned better ways), and it seems Detroit has abandoned better ways of teaching English for modern-nonsense ways [Note: On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, "The Nation's Report Card" about, for instance, reading of fourth graders and eighth graders was released by the Department of Education, and, for one, it was noted that about two children in three did not meet the hoped-for standards in reading, and it was reported that 17 states (some of which were California, Illinois, Michigan, and Oregon) had decreased values.].  I hope you noticed how Tonya Allen used the socialistic/bullshit term--"creating culture".  The "Industrial Age" is not dead, since there are mechanical things all over the place and there will also be mechanical things.  Not everyone can be involved in, for example, writing computer programs--there comes a time when no more people are needed on a daily basis to be computer programmers, so there is a limit and there will always be limits.  Dr. Nikolai Vitti pushed the nonsense about how, in essence, historical racism and social-economic injustice--tied to money--have stopped young people from learning well or well enough, which would have to include learning to read and write well enough.  In truth, I report that every school district in the country has enough money to cover the costs of a few books and paper and such to teach reading and writing--computers are not needed.  You simply get children to work with words, and you tell them when they are screwing up and make them do things over and over.  And to get children to work with words fairly well, you get them to memorize and such, which seems to have become passé in schools.  [What has happened to teaching grammar in the last three decades?]  And you point out to a child when something is done wrong, and you pressure the child to get it right.  I have to pass along something that I learned about years ago from a person who was involved in the teaching profession for about 45 years in the Detroit area.  The person told me how, such as in the 1960s and 1970s, blacks in Detroit were balking at having to learn "whitey" things, such as proper English grammar.  In addition, students in Detroit did not want to be taught by white teachers, and so there was a rise in black teachers, and, meanwhile, students' abilities went down, and there was corruption and mismanagement in the school system (such as the scandal of books not distributed) and there was mismanagement and corruption in the City of Detroit (which would go into bankruptcy in the future).  By the way, when I was attending Wayne State University, Detroit, in the 1970s, I saw from time to time the university staffer of sorts (a black gal) who regularly walked around campus in brownish African garb and who was pushing the idea that "black English" is good--such crap she was selling.  I wonder how many blacks in Detroit still have that wish to not learn "whitey" things, such as proper English.  Dr. Nikolai Vitti pushed out the idea that there is no "talent difference" among people.  I say that that is wrong.  Over time, two different cultures can grow people of different levels of talent--brains can develop differently.  Brains can be programmed over time to not develop into units that can create things or do things.  For example, the African cultures on the African continent over past centuries--featuring king-headed tribes with leaders of narrow-minded thinking often guided by religious nonsense and witchcraft stuff--did not develop an "Industrial Age" or lead to people heading out on ships to seek other lands, such as the North America continent; it comes down to the minds of the people and what the minds of the people are allowed to do [Note: Sharia and communism and socialist lead to such mind waste in the citizens of the countries based on the political systems, especially over decades and decades.].  Also Dr. Nikolai Vitti pushed the idea that it is money--or more money--that leads to opportunity.  That is bullshit, given, for example, not much money is really needed to teach English and basic math and science.  Really, once a person can read and write well enough, the person can deal with an opportunity when it arises, such as a job in which the skill of at least speaking fairly well, not like a black street thug, is necessary.  [Note: Does every child in the Detroit school system in Detroit get evaluated for speaking ability and speaking problems (such as the "r" problem)?  I know a person who for several decades--in the late 1900s or so--was involved in speech-therapy work for the Royal Oak school system, working at nearly every school at one time or another and evaluating students.  Hey, does the Royal Oak school system have a program to evaluate speaking problems, such as stuttering, any more?  Does any school system do that, or is money spent on jackass social stuff, such as teaching LGBTQ history, as mandated by some governor or whatever?]  Hold it!  Why are after-school-programming things and social services so important today?  In the 1900s, people became all sorts of things without having to be tied to after-school-programming things and social services, which eat up resources that could be used for actual classroom things during the day.  Here I will skip talking about "trauma-informed care" idea, which I think is not needed as much as Tonya Allen would want you to believe.  Dr. Nikolai Vitti talked about access-to-college without debt, and that is a hard-line socialistic theme--a part of that free, free, free, free for all, though it is not free really.  It happened to be on October 23, 2019, that the management of Wayne State University (where I had gained a BA in communications (radio-television-film) made an announcement that Detroit high-school students who graduate will have an opportunity to attend Wayne State University without having to pay tuition--it was going to be free college.  For example, the provost of the university said during a press conference--"...The Heart of Detroit Pledge is our commitment to make Wayne State University affordable and accessible to anyone willing to work hard, to ask questions, and to explore all that our great university has to offer....".  Where is the money coming from to give people free college?  It could come from taxpayers, since the university is a state university, which gets money from residences in the state.  The free-college idea should make you think of a distribution scheme or scam--take money from others in Michigan to pay for Detroiters.  Hold it!  You may say that the free tuition will not come from taxpayers.  But I report that, in essence, it has to.  If some entity offers a grant to the university, the money may have come from, for instance, people buying products or services from the entity or entities tied to the entity, which can lead to the rise in the cost of products.  Incidentally, the free-tuition plan at Wayne State University will not really lead to the management at university coming up with plans to cut budgets to make college tuition more affordable, since they are being saved by some type of benefactor (for now).  I dislike the idea of free college greatly.  Once the theme of free college tuition spreads to other educational entities, there will come a time when there will not be enough entities giving money to colleges and such to provide students with free tuition, so taxes will have to be raised to get money to run the colleges and universities and the programs.  [Note: Will not students who get free college be less likely to take up work or jobs while in college or will they not take up as many hours of work, and will that not reduce economic activity on a daily basis?]  A person has to keep in mind that the idea of free college can lead to ultimately the government deciding when and what a person gets to take on as a career--when government hands out the money, it sets the rules (deciding, for example, who seems to have an aptitude for what, even though a student has no interest in the thing suggested).  And the theme of free college will make students of other cities feel angry and discriminated against and will make them push for free stuff, and the theme will lead to more mind-sets in the young that people should get free stuff and not work for things or work as hard for things.  I have to note that it seemed to me Dr. Nikolai Vitti's mind was so geared to trying to make everybody equal, such as economically equal--through ultimately government--and to trying to sell the idea that "whitey" has kept down the students on the Detroit Public Schools Community District over the recent decades that real educational things were on the back burner of his mind.  It must be remembered that, since the 1960s, Detroit has become a mostly black place or city.  A black man named Coleman A. Young became the mayor in Detroit in the 1970s, and socialists and communists--black and white--ended up running the city, such as into the bankruptcy recently.  There is no way in which actions of "whitey" of the last few decades have kept black students in Detroit stupid or are keeping them stupid--and ultimately economically disadvantaged. Consider this--I have already reported in this section of Television History and Trivia that the reading skills of the young in Detroit are bad, and, right now, defective skills cannot be blamed on "whites" or "whitey"--blacks are in charge for the most part and are hurting blacks--and, also, no realistic cause-and-effect relationship can be shown to exist with a child in third grade and events of fifty years ago or one-hundred years ago or even to the two-hundred years ago, and, certainly, in relation to Detroit, whites cannot be blamed on why so many adults in Detroit are functionally illiterate (as I have written about before in documents that I have available on the Internet).  [Note: I could easily argue the idea that, for instance, black culture in Detroit (at least)--that of having parents speaking badly to newborns and children of a very young age during the formative years of learning words and sentence structure and having parents not wanting to have their children speak like whitey or speak better than they do and having children not wanting to speak better than their parents speak and having black sports personalities and rappers (with gangster-rap crap) speaking poorly and their being accepted as good speakers and people to be followed--is where much of the problems lie mixed in with bad teaching practices and bad teachers, such as those who cannot be fire because they are black.  I do not have time or space here to really cover the subject.  There are other reasons that could be brought up.]  Clearly, Dr. Nikolai Vitti worked hard to blame "whitey" and avoid putting the blame for failure in the right places, such as with blacks; Dr. Nikolai Vitti made no attempt to prove, for instance, the whole-word method of reading, pushed out by socialists originally years ago, is crap.  By the way, I learned years ago from my friend that, at least starting in the 1960s, colleges or universities, such as Wayne State University, had a hidden or secret policy that noted that black students could not be flunked, so, for instance, that probably helped put rotten teachers in to the schools in Detroit, where blacks were given preferential treatment at getting jobs.  In essence, since Dr. Nikolai Vitti pushed the idea that "whitey" is to blame for the inferior ability of black students in Detroit, Dr. Nikolai Vitti pushed hatred--not based on fact--of whites, and that makes him clearly non-inclusive, as he might hope you believe of him, and, in fact, he can be called a race-bater.  Dr. Nikolai Vitti is a superintendent of a school system, but I say that he should not be a superintendent or even a teacher, and I report that I would not hire Dr. Nikolai Vitti at The Hologlobe Press, knowing that he teaches people shit.  Overall during the portion of  NBC News Learn Presents: Education Now Detroit that I was exposed to on WDIV-TV, Dr. Nikolai Vitti and Tonya Allen passed along fluff and clichés and vague themes--it was more talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, or gum flapping.  I report that NBC News Learn Presents: Education Now Detroit was yet another television special or television event that will lead to nothing and that served no real purpose that could be seen as something to make children better or make the school system in Detroit better.
    [Note: The final person in the audience that Kimberly Gill interviewed on the NBC News Learn Presents: Education Now Detroit was a black woman, and she passed along the idea that she was so inspired by the program and that it looked as if the program was going to lead to better days, and I report that she was yet another of the idiots on NBC News Learn Presents: Education Now Detroit.]

    And I have this from a black race baiter--Michelle Obama (a communist, who, for example, spent time at Harvard University, like so many other prominent communists in the United States of America today and whose main hometown is considered Chicago, Illinois).  On October 29, 2019, Michelle Obama was a member of the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, and since you may have missed Michelle Obama, I present one piece of crap from her mind.  She said in relation to "white flight" crap, pushing more racist stuff and avoiding the real issue of problems--"...I want to remind white folks that y'all were run, running from us.  You were running from us, and you're still running....".  Yes, I report some "whites" were and are running from Michelle Obama and like blacks, and that is because since the 1960s, so-called black elites and religious leaders and politicians have been pushing communistic values on big cities, such as Detroit, so people--whites and blacks and others--have been abandoning the cities, especially Detroit, where, for example, many black citizens who were thinking that their black leaders were out to help them, being blinded to the real nature of the leaders, stayed and ended up with crap, and, in Detroit, one of the famous rotten leaders was the piece of shit of a man called Ken Cockrel Sr. (who, for instance, was on the city council of Detroit from 1977 to 1982 and who got a lot of backing by rotten groups, such as communist-party-type people).  During the summit, Michelle Obama lied about why, for instance, whites left cities like Detroit, where there was a rise in corruption and ignorance, like that which Dr. Nikolai Vitti pushes.

    [Note: Given how Detroit education is crap, I report that television shows of the past that tried to make school better or children better in the Detroit area, especially in Detroit, were useless, though someone like Dr. Nikolai Vitti might try to sell you the idea that things would have been worse if the shows had not be broadcast.  I looked in my files and came up with some of the programs that television-station operators in Detroit worked to tell you were going to help, and I found a bunch, and I show some of them here.  There were such programs as A Salute to Excellence (1984-1987) from Channel 4, Aid to Education: A Conflict (1969) from Channel 56, the group of Class of ' 95 specials (such as No Place Like School (1991) and It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child (1992) from Channel 2 and Channel 56 (and Channel 28), Dreamers: Learning Against the Odds (1988) from Channel 4, Education is the Bottomline (1986) from Channel 56, Education: The Search for Quality (1972) from Channel 2, and Reading Between the Lines (1990) from Channel 7.  By the way, in the 1980s, Channel 4 aired a number of programs under the Newsweek-WDIV Outstanding Teacher Awards banner.  And more recently, in 2016, viewers might have seen Tuning the Student Mind (2016) from Channel 56 and Learning in the Wild (2016) from Channel 56.  And nothing was gained!]

    HBO presented Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 9, 2019, and, at the time, PBS was scheduled to air the program on November 17, 2019.  Sesame Street debuted on PBS on November 10, 1969, and on that day, WTVS-TV (the PBS affiliate in Detroit) aired the program at 11:00 a.m..  Since 1969, Sesame Street has been praised as a great educational program--it did lead to the creation a wonderful group of puppet characters and it did lead to, for one, PBS and the Children's Television Workshop's making a lot of money, but I say that the program has been a big hindrance to education.  I state that, in essence, has led to several generations of people believing education has to be happy-happy and fun (in a kiddie way), and I state that it has led to many people thinking they must be taught in a kiddie way with games and such, and if they are not rewarded with, for instance, fun and games, they should balk.  By the way, after Sesame Street showed up, other so-called educational programs, such as Electric Company, showed up on television, and yet since 1969, the educational abilities of children, such as the reading skills, have gone down, as can be seen through what I present in this edition of Television History and Trivia!

    Hey, on February 20, 1954, WWJ-TV (Channel 4) started up a program with students and for students, airing at 1:00 p.m., and the program was a contest program pitting school against school in a quiz format, and the program was called Quiz 'Em, and the program was sort of a weekly show (but, for example, it was off during the summers).  The final program was on Saturday, December 16, 1967.  On Saturday, October 19, 1968, a program called High School Bowl showed up on Channel 4, and it ran for two seasons, and the last show for that series was on Saturday, May 2, 1970, which was only a few months after Sesame Street had showed up.  There were no more students-versus-students game shows on Detroit television from a Detroit-based television station after May 2, 1970, but Channel 9 (CKLW-TV or CBET-TV), which was located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, did have Reach for the Top from January 1971 to 1985, and, today, WCMU-TV (Mt. Pleasant) has Quiz Central.

    On Monday, November 4, 2019, a piece of shit of a man was honored on television in Detroit through local broadcasts, and the broadcasts involved WJBK-TV (Channel 2.1), WDIV-TV (Channel 4.1), and WXYZ-TV (Channel 7.1), and the rotten man who was saluted was John Conyers, who had been a U.S. Representative from 1965 to 2017, when he was, in essence, forced to leave his position.  The event was basically called Funeral Services for the Honorable John James Conyers Jr. by Channel 4.1, Remembering Congress John Conyers Jr (by Channel 4.1), and The Funeral of John Conyers Jr. by Channel 7.1, and the broadcasts were loaded with a collage of rotten people, only a couple examples are The Reverend Jesse Jackson and U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, and the praise for John Conyers was over the top and even nonsense, and the event pushed out material not related to John Conyers, such as man-made climate change, which was one topic pushed out by Stevie Wonder (who is nothing more than low-level thinker and musician).  The event filled up about five hours of television, but the broadcasts did not last as long as Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul 1942-2018 had, which had been on the air for seven hours on Channel 4.1 on Friday, August 31, 2018.  They people who got to speak about John Conyers really did not tell the real nature and the usefulness of John Conyers.  Consider some of the crap tied to John Conyers.  As I have mentioned, John Conyers had to leave his position in the U.S. Congress because of scandal, and John Conyers was married to Monica Conyers up till his death, and Monica Conyers had had to spend time in prison for committing crimes in office for the government of Detroit.  As I have noted, John Conyers was in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 and 2017, and during that time, Detroit, which John Conyers represented while in the U.S. House of Representatives, went to shit.  For one, the condition of the black family went to crap in Detroit, and, roughly, today, there is a high number of unwed mothers in Detroit, and the figure is at about 80 percent (which is way above the state average, which--I report--is bad too).  Since the 1960s, the statistics for married couples in Detroit have dropped, and now the figure is around 36 percent.  On July 18, 2013, while John Conyers should have been watching over his congressional district (Detroit) and should have been working to show up problems with the budget in Detroit (though he was not officially a city official), Detroit filed for bankruptcy (case number 13-53846). About 47 percent of the adults in Detroit are considered functionally illiterate.  And, of course, Detroit, which is about 83 percent black, has a super-big educational problem, as I have shown in this edition of Television History and Trivia, which Dr. Nikolai Vitti has tried to sell is because of racism, though Detroit has been controlled by blacks (black communists, such as Coleman Young Jr.) for decades.  The television coverage for the funeral John Conyers was more highly rotten television, praising a man who deserved no real praise and praising a man who enslaved blacks to ignorance and nonsense.  [Note: I could bring up more about the rottenness of the mind of John Conyers, but I am not going to waste the time here.]

    The 2019-2020 prime-time television season for the broadcast networks (ABC-TV, CBS-TV, The CW, Fox TV, and NBC-TV) is well underway, and I report that it is not well, as I hinted at in the previous edition of Television History and Trivia.  The season is loaded with gays and lesbians and lesbian kissing or gay kissing and with sexual-type situations (and loaded with stupid-woman stuff, such as that pushed along by socialists).  The series with the most prominent lesbian character is Batwoman of Batwoman, which is aired by The CW, and I report that Batwoman is the worst new series of the season.  Ruby Rose plays Batwoman, and the character is a one-note character.  The character looks "butch," and the character looks thin and skinny like a model (like a girl who never grew up using her muscles) so the character looks as if there is no power in the body, and the character always looks angry and mean (having no other emotions), and the character because of  the qualities presented is depressing.  The people involved in making Batwoman, such as Sarah Schechter (an executive producer), are so busy trying to push lesbianism and feminism--politics of nonsense--that the entertainment has been lost.  By the way, the above-the-line staff of Batwoman is loaded with women, such as Jennifer Lence, Holly Dale, Caroline Dries, Denise Harkavy, Nancy Kiu, and Holly Henderson. Batwoman is another show made for political reasons first and not for entertainment reasons.  [Note: I have reported already that the more women have gotten into control of television--either news or entertainment--the worse television has become.]

    Unlike in the people of 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, people of today are more likely to get on television and show off--not necessarily to their benefit--what they stand for and believe in, and the reason people can more likely get on television is there are more television stations and networks and outlets than there were years ago, and that has allowed television viewers to get the chance to better see when a person like a celebrity or a politician is full of crap or is highly rotten.  Sports figures get a lot of television air time, though they are nothing more than people versed at playing sports, such as football and basketball.  LeBron James is a famous professional basketball player, and in the past, I have shown crap that he is tied to.  Around October 14, 2019, LeBron James showed off more of his screwed-up mind through an interview after a basketball game, and the topic from the LeBron James was Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Rockets and his text material of a tweet about Hong Kong and China.  One thing that LeBron James--whom I have shown in the past is a promoter and supporter of communists and socialists, as is Denny Rodman (a former professional basketball player and a freak)--said was--"...I just think that you know, when you're misinformed or you're not educated about some thing, uh, and, and I'm talkin' about, ah, you know, the tweet itself, you never know the ramifications that can happen.  Uhm, and, uhm, you know, we all see what that did, not, ah, not only did, uhm, for our league, uhm, for all of us in America, ah, for people, uhm, in China as well.  And sometimes you have to think through, ah, things that you say that may cause harm not only for yourself but for, for, for the majority of people....".  The comment from LeBron James is filled with crap and nonsense.  For one, Daryl Morey was siding with the people of Hong Kong who are protesting against the government of China, which is a government that is a high form of enslavism, particularly communism, in which the government has no limits on that which it may do against the citizens or people.  History shows that communism is rotten!  In addition, a person looking over the material spoken by LeBron James can determine that LeBron James is no great speaker.  Also, LeBron James said this--"...We, we all talk about this freedom of speech.  Yes, we all do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen, uh, when you're not thinking about others and only thinking about yourself.  So, I don't believe, I don't want to get into, ah, a wor [word] or sentence feud with Daryl Morey, ah, but I believe he wasn't educated on, on, on the situation at hand, and , dah, he spoke and, ah, so many people, ah, could have been harmed, not only financially but physically, emotionally, spiritually, ah, so just be careful what, what we tweet, what we say and what we do.  Even though, yes, we do have freedom of speech, there can be, ah, a lot of negative that comes with that, too....".  I report that there is no freedom of speech--such as speech directed at politicians and the government--in a communistic country, and a person can, in the worst-case situation as determined by politicians, be killed for speaking out against the leaders in a communistic country.  Yet, LeBron James pushed out the idea that Daryl Morey was not thinking of others and the ramifications of speaking out against the communists that make up China.  LeBron James was once again supporting communists!  LeBron James showed himself to be an enemy of good people--non-communists and also non-socialists [Note: Remember--Socialists are like communists but are just not a killer-minded as communists are, till pressured.]

    In Detroit, television viewers have such regular shows pushed on them in relation to politics as Let It Rip (of Channel 2.1), Flashpoint (of Channel 4.1), and Spotlight on the News (of Channel 7.1), where it is commonplace for idiot and rotten people, such as black communists and socialists from Detroit, to give their opinions, such as about U.S. President Donald J. Trump.  Here, I present facts so that if you see Let It Rip or Flashpoint, or Spotlight on the News and people talking about the "Trump Dossier" or "The Mueller Report" or the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, you will understand the people doing the talking are your enemies and are to be hated.  In the previous edition of Television History and Trivia, I talked about the Donald J. Trump telephone with the Ukrainian president of July 25, 2019, and I showed up crap swirling around in the media and such about the telephone call, such as from the Democrats (communists and socialists), and you might want to see it for a review [Note: To see, T.H.A.T. #186, use this T.H.A.T. #186 link.].  Donald J. Trump released the transcript of the telephone call, and it proves nothing bad was done by Donald J. Trump in relation to the telephone call.  Since I published the previous edition of T.H.A.T., it has become public knowledge that the so-called "first whistleblower" in relation to the telephone call is Eric Ciaramella.  Facts show that Eric Ciaramella, who had been pushed out of a job in the White House in 2017 for being a "leaker" to the media, never heard the telephone call, and because of that, he only has hearsay information to pass along, and that makes him no "whistsleblower"  [Note: It must be noted that, in essence, Eric Ciaramella had contact with the Adam Schiff office before becoming the so-called "first whistleblower."].  The so-called "second whistleblower" is Alexander Vindman, who heard the telephone call, but since the transcript of the telephone call is public knowledge, what information that he gives is only opinion or his feelings or flap doodle about the telephone call--he can offer no facts.  [By the way, like Michelle Obama, Eric Ciaramella, Alexander Vindman, Adam Schiff, and Nikolai Vitti, all of whom pass along crap regularly, have ties to Harvard University, the rotten communistic-based university for freaks and those who believe they are elites (people who often, it seems to me, lack good moral, honorable, common sense, and altruistic qualities.]  In addition, it has been a rule of the U.S. presidents of the past that they can ask leaders of other countries to look into things or provide information on criminal matters--political leaders do talk back and forth and work on matters (matters of mutual interest) together.  On October 31, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives (which is controlled by the "Democrats" (socialists, communists, and Shariaists)) voted to continue the investigating activities in relation to so-called impeachment issues tied to U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and the resolution was passed with 232 Democrats voting "yes" and 196 Republicans voting "no" and one so-called "Independent" (Justin Amash of Michigan, who a little while ago had let go of his affiliation with the Republican Party and supports socialistic and communistic causes, as, for example, his voting history in the U.S. House of Representatives shows) voting "yes" and four persons not voting; the action was not an official vote related to true impeachment procedures, so it was nothing more than a publicity maneuver, working to sell to the ignorant that the vote was an impeachment vote of some type and that U.S. President Donald J. Trump deserves to be impeached.  Since the nature of the telephone call of July 25, 2019, is public knowledge, anyone who testifies about the telephone call being a sign of a crime of some type call can only pass along useless opinions and feelings and emotions and lies.  I report again--If you see anyone on television pushing the idea that U.S. President Donald J. Trump did anything wrong in relation to the now-famous telephone call of July 25, 2019, you are seeing your enemy, who is to be hated greatly, and you are seeing a person who must be beaten down orally and verbally for your protection.

   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.]

    Since I published the previous edition of Television History and Trivia, I have seen some commercials that presented crap. For example, on October 10, 2019, I was watching a football game, and I was offered a commercial from IBM (a company headed by people who supported Barack Hussein Obama, a communist and more that is bad).  In the commercial, there was a spoken line that noted that, when one person (student) is left behind, we are all left behind.  That theme is crap!  If someone fails or screws up in learning, others continue on and are not hurt in any way by the one, doing what they can as well as they can.  The theme from IBM is bullshit!  Here is yet another commercial.  On October 22, 2019, I was in the Detroit area and was watching the news on Channel 20.1 at about 10:13 p.m. [Note: I was in my regular fall information gathering or full survey of Detroit television newscasts and newscasters.].  A commercial for Eastern Michigan University came on the air.  One of the themes that was used to push potential students to sign up with the university was that the university is "LGBTQ friendly."  Such crap that is!  Now, I go on to yet another spot.  Geoffrey Fieger is a famous lawyer in the Detroit area, and once again, Geoffrey Fieger showed off his rottenness on television through a commercial-type thing, and in the commercial, Geoffrey Fieger pushed out the idea that the National Rifle Association is more dangerous and is a bigger enemy to America and Americans than are, for instance, communists and the members of Al-Qaeda (an entity that is pushing for Sharia (Islam law, which is a rotten political system masquerading as a religion)) for the world.  A type of commercial that irks me is tied to "Dontretirekids", which is about kids giving up sports or leaving sports activities at schools; when I was young and in school, a child did not have to be in sports--we got out of school and did things outside, such as play frisbee and play touch football (or sorts) and play baseball, et cetera, and we still got exercise.

    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.

    One big portion of this edition of Television History and Trivia focuses on, in essence, idiocy related to education, especially that from Dr. Nikolai Vitti (a truly rotten man, who, by the way, gets paid about $295,000 a year to teach ignorance and who happens to be married to a black woman (Rachel Vitti), who is involved with education).  In June 1949, commercial television in Detroit was two-years old, and on June 15, 1949 (four years before I would be born), WJBK-TV, Channel 2, aired a movie with a school theme.  The movie was entitled Hoosier Schoolboy.  The movie opens up with a young woman arriving in a town called Ainsley, where she is going to be a teacher and where there is a milk strike going on.  The lead performer in the movie is Mickey Rooney, who, for one, plays a bellboy at a hotel on Saturday evenings.  As you should expect, Mickey Rooney's character ends up with the young woman as his teacher.  By the way, early on in the movie, there is a scene in a classroom in which "cursive" writing can be seen on a blackboard behind the teacher.  Do they still teach "cursive" in Detroit, or is that a "whitey" thing, as Dr. Nikolai Vitti might try to sell?  I bet it is getting to the point where children in Detroit have to sign their name with an "X" because they cannot write cursive, which makes me think about blacks (slaves) writing "X" in the 1800s or so.  Okay, I am done with the aside.  Also performing in the movie are Anne Nagel, Frank Shields, Edward Pawley, William Gould, and Dorothy Vaughan.  Not one of the performers beyond Mickey Rooney is familiar to me, though I may have seen some them in movies or whatever since I was born.  If you have not guessed by now, this movie is the featured movie for the monthly segment called Looking at the Movies, which showcases movies that were shown by Detroit-area television stations in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  The movie only runs about one-hour through a YouTube showing.  To see something different, go to YouTube and see Hoosier Schoolboy.

    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.

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Date published: November 10, 2019

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