(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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    On October 14, 2020, some true history about the evil and corrupt Joseph Biden family was put forth to the American public in an article entitled "Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian business man to VP dad" [Morris, Emma-Jo, and Gabrielle Fonrouge and Ebony Bowden.  "Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad."  nypost.com, 14 October 2020, 5:00 a.m..].  While good and honorable news entities passed along facts of the story to the American public and added more facts to the story over the next number of days, main news entities avoided the story or censored the story.  I report that the main news entities betrayed the American public--at least the non-socialists and non-communists and non-Democrats.  Overall, good people now know the Joseph Biden family and not the Donald J. Trump family was or has been in league with bad Ukrainians, and the Joseph Biden family has been in league with the Chinese (communists and enemies of the United States of America), and, in essence, the Joseph Biden family sold out the United States of America.  And some 75-million persons--the correct number not known because of voter fraud by the Democratic Party--voted to make Joseph Biden the next U.S. president.  Such pieces of shit many Americans are, and on a regular basis shitty American get to be on television, and I see almost no good Americans on television on a daily basis, since good Americans are blocked from being on television, especially on television series.  I predict that television will get even worse in the next four years, especially when Joseph Biden and Kalama Harris get to speak their nonsense thoughts, but for now, here is another look at what television is today in the United States of America (or the Communistic States of America).

    I begin by passing along information about a video on YouTube that you must see, and the video is "Sidney Powell  We've Identified 450,000 Ballots that Miraculously ONLY have a Vote for Joe Biden" (which runs about three minutes and 31 seconds and was posted on November 8, 2020).  It is put forth in the video that already some 450,000 ballots related to the "key states" only have a mark for Joe Biden--and nothing else has been voted for, and of the total, somewhere between 69,000 and 100,000 are tied to Michigan.  The video is from an interview on the Fox News Channel on November 8, 2020, between Maria Bartiromo (the interviewer) and Sidney Powell (an attorney for former U.S. General Michael Flynn).  The video is part of the story about corruption in the voting process in the United States of America by people tied to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris--communists, socialists, progressives, liberal, Democratic Socialists, et cetera.  [Note: Another story that you should be aware of is that about how, for instance, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania made a ruling about the election process in Pennsylvania that violates The United States Constitution, which states that only the state legislature of a state can make rules about voting procedures and shows that a court cannot set rules or change rules, which was done in Pennsylvania.]

    I have a question--"How long will learning by computer last as a system for almost all students?".  Some school districts have already given up on it.  Let me go back in history and propose thoughts about the long-range use of learning by computer at home for most students.  Commercial television service--that which replaced "experimental" television--began in Detroit in June 1947, and the first station was WWJ-TV, Channel 4.  In late 1948, two more channels showed up--WJBK-TV (Channel 2) and WXYZ-TV (Channel 7).  In 1954, CKLW-TV (based in Windsor, Ontario Canada) showed up on television screens in the Detroit area, and in 1955, WTVS-TV (Channel 56)--an educational station--showed up, and in 1965, WKBD-TV (Channel 50) showed up.  Between 1947 and the fall of 1957, some schools were providing television programs, such as talk-show programs and documentaries and plays, to existing stations, and the main suppliers of some shows were Wayne University, the University of Detroit, and the Detroit public school system, and from December 1950 to March 1952, WJBK-TV did air a series related to the University of Michigan informally called Teleschool.  In the fall of 1957, the University of Detroit began to supply WTVS-TV with college-credit programs, which were shown five days a week, and in January 1958, WJBK-TV began to carry some programs, and the programs were considered TV College programs, and the heyday of teaching over television began.  TV College ended in the fall of 1962 because of declining enrollment in the television courses, and, by the way, students enrolled in such programs did have to appear at the college proper, such as once a week, for discussion sessions and tests (so the teaching system was not completely without students' having to go to classrooms).  Between 1962 and 1982, school  programs broadcast on television stations in the Detroit area had a heyday, and what aired were programs tied to, for instance, TV High School or Operation Second Chance and TV College (the second version), and the stations involved were WJBK-TV, WTVS-TV, WWJ-TV (or WDIV-TV), WXYZ-TV, WKBD-TV, and WGPR-TV for different periods of time, and a main supplier of programs was Wayne State University.  In the 1980s, teaching through broadcast television disappeared from the Detroit area, but since the 1980s, colleges and schools have used close-circuit systems to broadcast classes to students and have used computer systems, which offer live programs and which offer recorded programs that students can see at any time.  Incidentally, Sunrise Semester (known as Summer Semester in the summer) was distributed on a national basis from WCBS-TV (New York City, New York) between September 1957 and October 1982, and from 1958 to 1963, NBC-TV distributed to affiliates a program called Continental Classroom (and later called Continental Exchange).  Some children, such as those in Alaska who live hundreds of miles away from school, will always be tied to computer-based teaching systems, but I think most children in the country will always get teaching in person.

    Hold it!  Several days after writing the previous paragraph, I learned something that I did not know.  On October 22, 2020, the Detroit Free Press published an article entitled "Public TV to launch new learning channel" [Wisely, John.  "Public TV to launch new learning channel."  Detroit Free Press, 22 October 2020, pp. 4A and 5A.].  The article noted that PBS-affiliated stations in Michigan were going to fire up a new network--Michigan Learning Channel--for children on November 2, 2020.  WTVS-TV in Detroit was going to start carrying the network from 8:00 a.m. to noon on the channel (Channel 56.4) that normally carries the World channel.  I say that the service will be more crap education on television, given--as I know--Sesame Street has been a screw-up entity for decades, teaching little children that learning and such has to be fun and be games and entertainment based and working to make children to gain less stamina and less power to struggle through hard things or subjects.

    In October 1959, November 1959, December 1959, and early January 1960, the University of Detroit offered a credit course on television through WTVS-TV, Channel 56, that was about "capitalism," and episodes were usually aired on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday a 8:00 p.m..  I report that "capitalism" is not a political system and is a economic system layered on a political system that is anti-socialistic and anti-communistic, which the United States of America was originally founded to be, and socialism and communism are political/economic systems in which government controls everything related to daily life, which includes business practices and production.  Today, WTVS-TV, which is a supporter of communism and socialism and communists and socialists, would never offer such a credit class.

    Hey, within the past month, I saw a short film related to "capitalism" on the Detroit-area broadcast subchannel called "Television Drive-In" (Channel 3.6), and the film was called "At this Moment", and it was about the railroad system in the country.  The 1954 program, which is available on YouTube, runs about thirty minutes and was put together by the Jam Handy Organization (which, for many years in the middle of the 1900s, made industrial films) and was put together for Westinghouse Air Brake Company.  I was surprised when saw some of the performers in the short film.  I was familiar with Paul Genge (the guy with a pipe) and James Gregory (who played a newspaper man), both of whom did work on broadcast network television years ago; James Gregory became very famous for doing television shows in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.  The television man in the story who called John O'Shea was played by Bill Kennedy, who would host movie shows for Detroit (Michigan)/Windsor (Ontario, Canada) area from at least the late 1950s to the 1980s (on CKLW-TV and WKBD-TV).  If you see short film, you will learn something, even though the program is old.

   Announcement for the novice again (reworked in March 2019): To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, try Breitbart News Network (the history of which goes back to 2007), WorldNetDaily.com, Newsmax TV (which was started up in 2014), 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, socialists, progressives, liberals, 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.  In 2019, "The Drudge Report" was sold, and it should be treated as suspect for now.   [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, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie.]

     So, on Saturday, November 7, 2020, in the evening, I was watching college football games on television while I was in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  A little before 8:00 p.m., it as announced on television that Joe Biden was going to make an address to the nation, which would really be statements from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, two communists and freaks.  At 8:00 p.m., I switched to the MeTV network, and I discovered the Svengoolie show was going to air the old movie called Them, which features such performers as James Whitmore, James Arness, and Fess Parker.  The movie is about giant ants.  A famous scene in the movie is where a little girl yells out while heading in to a corner--"...Them!  Them!....".  So it was an eight o'clock hour with two horror shows--two groups of "them", one group of which wants to make the United States of America yet another ant-like society, with a few queens and kings (sort of) and a mass of expendable workers (workers ants), which is the way of communism.  And the majority of Americans are fucked-up little ants!

    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 Every 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.  And here are other documents--A Review of What Television Controlled by Socialists and Communists Worked to Sell as Truth in Relation to the U.S. President Donald J. Trump Impeachment (at Impeachment) and T.H.A.T. Special Edition--The First Helicopter-based Traffic Reporters on Radio for the Detroit area of Michigan (at Helicopter Traffic).

    In Detroit, there were a lot of local bowling shows on the air in, for example, the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and one of the well-known hosts was Fred Wolf, who was seen in syndicated bowling shows (from Detroit) around the country, too.  Bowling has not been regularly shown much in prime-time by broadcast networks over the decades.  ABC-TV did have Bowling Stars for viewers in 1957, and National Bowling Champions was shown by NBC-TV and ABC-TV between April 1956 and December 1957, and ABC-TV and Dumont aired Bowling Headliners in 1949 and 1950.  On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Fox TV aired the first of six programs tied to the "PBA Playoffs" for 2020 (beginning at 8:00 p.m.), and it aired another playoff show on October 17, 2020 (beginning at 6:00 p.m.), and the other PBA Playoffs shows were aired on the FS1 network.  The PBA Playoff show aired on October 10, 2020, was not listed in at least some television listings, such as TV Guide, as I discovered, so you might not have known it aired.  That show was the first bowling show aired in prime time in decades and decades on any broadcast television network.

    Recently, I was in the Detroit area, where my main home is, which I have not been at much since March 2020, and I was flying though the channels on a television set, and I happened to land on Channel 18.4, which is where the TCT network (a religious network) is found.  A 2013 movie was being shown, and it was called Pieces of Easter.  The movie featured Jefferson Moore as a guy (and not a pansy guy or a socialist or a gay guy) with a 1952 Chevy, which would be used to drive a young woman to an Easter dinner.  Jefferson Moore was the executive producer and writer for the somewhat low-budget movie.  Christina Karis played Alza, the gal being driven on the trip, and Cristina Karis came off a cute as a rule (though at times there was the angry black look on her face). Pieces of Easter is and was a watchable movie, which, when nearly done, had me wishing Alza (who went through the biggest transformation in the story) would jump on the guy and romantically kiss the guy's face off and wishing the guy would kiss her face off.  Other performers in the movie were Pattie Crawford, Melissa Combs, and Keith McGill.

    Pieces of Easter is much more watchable than many of the television series on the broadcast networks are today.  On October 21, 2020, ABC-TV pushed out the first episode of The Con, which had Whoopi Goldberg (the black socialist) as the narrator, and viewers were supposed to feel sorry for a jackass Hollywood television producer (Jonathan Walton, who is gay and who worked on Shark Tank) who was the "target" of a con.  What a dumb piece of crap he is!  Connecting..., which made a debut on October 1, 2020, on NBC-TV, is loaded with shit characters--gays and transgenders an other freaks--who are irritating and unpleasant as a rule; however, a black guy came off a somewhat pleasant, but if I were to watch more episodes, I would probably find something crappy in him, given the show is on NBC-TV.  The first episode of the new season for The Goldbergs was just more put-down stuff and sniping and such. This is Us came back for another season on NBC-TV on October 2, 2020, and it is the most ugly series on broadcast television; it is a sickening series because of the dialogue and situations and the entire tone of the series, though it is probably a socialist's dream series.  And Leslie Jones as host of Supermarket Sweep for ABC-TV comes off as a ugly black gutter gal.

    Once again, I have a Looking at the Movies segment.  I was going to present a movie that aired on WKBD-TV (Channel 50) in roughly the second year on the air for the station, which was 1967, and then I changed my mind.  Usually, Looking at the Movies covers movies aired between 1947 and 1953 on Detroit-area television stations, but WKBD-TV did not come on the air until 1965.  On August 16, 1953, WJBK-TV, Channel 2, was on the air, and the station aired a movie called "American Empire" on that day.  Basically, the story is about the cattle business in the late 1800s.  Some of the performers are Preston Foster, Jack LaRue, Guinn Williams, Frances Gifford, Richard Dix, and Leo Carrillo.  Despite what shit-heads and liars--socialists and communists--might try to sell you, the United States of America has not been a country that has tried to be an empire, working to conquer the world, as Germany (under Hitler) and the Soviet Union (the former communistic entity) had tried.  However, people from all over the world did come to the North American continent and pushed along the American Indian to other ways (sort of), and, of course, I had nothing to do with that, being not born.  [Note: There is not much to like about the American Indian culture before the days of the United States of America and in the early days of the United States of America, since it was a culture going nowhere, and if people from elsewhere in the world had not come to the North American continent years ago, the American Indian would still be a primitive, dying by 35 years of age, and even today, the American Indian culture is a stupid culture, letting socialists and communists write them out of history, such as by taking their tribal names off of sports teams, for which players try to fight well on behalf of the names].  As a break from the communistic and socialistic crap from Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris--two evil units--tune into "American Empire" some time in the near future.

    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, 2020

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