(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 220 - - -

    I can report that for fifty years I have been studying television as a television historian, starting out by recording the music themes of television series with a reel-to-reel tape recorder and by beginning to gather up four-by-six inch index cards with information about prime-time series, but my days of seeing television had started out some ten years or so before that and my days of being involved with broadcasting had started out in the fall of 1971 by being a member of WAYN-AM radio of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.  I am the best Detroit television historian in the country, and I can even then say that I am the best Detroit television historian in the world, and no one, even Tim Kiska or Ed Golick, come close.  In addition, I am one of the best national television historians in the country, and I could be the best, given, for example, Tim Brooks, only focuses or focused no prime-time television.  There is much information that I do not know, and new stuff shows up every day (from the past and the present), and this edition of  Television History and Trivia presents stuff you will not find anywhere else, and that is especially true of the third paragraph, which no one else probably has the guts to present.

    Hold it!  Hold it!  Hold it!  I have to report that I have fifty years of studying television!  Oh, I reported that already.  I then report that we have reached the 75th anniversary of commercial television broadcasting in Detroit.  The history started on June 3, 1947, with the formal launch of WWJ-TV, Channel 4 (which had come out of the experimental station called WWDT-TV).

    This edition of Television History and Trivia shows off one of the ugliest television shows (episodes) of the summer--if not the ugliest--and one of the ugliest television shows of the 2021-2022 television season for the broadcast television networks, which decades ago were places to find nice and even fun television all the time.  On Sunday, July 10, 2022, four series offered up new sets of episodes on broadcast network television, and three where on ABC-TV and one was on NBC-TV.  The series on NBC-TV was Who Do You Think You Are?, which is like Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (the black communist who is tied to Harvard University) of the Public Broadcasting System, which is a series that has been offered up in several sets since March 25, 2012.  The first subject for Who Do You Think You Are? was Billy Porter, whom I knew little about then.  By the way, I tuned in because I was doing my example-credits research for the four series.  Almost immediately upon seeing the opening few minutes of Who Do You Think You Are?, I determined something was wrong with Billy Porter.  Billy Porter immediately came off as an angry black man and even an angry black racist.  In addition, something seemed wrong in the eyes.  Once I was certain the opening-credits thing was done, I turned off the television set, disgusted with the presentation.  I set a timer, and when the timer dinged, I turned the television set back on, and I began to run a tape to catch the closing credits.  In the two segments of the episode that I saw, Billy Porter showed himself to be highly--highly--self-centered, and he showed himself to so concerned with being seen and being in the spotlight [Note: It is all about him all the time.].  Anger of great decree showed almost all the time on his face, and there was nothing nice about the man.  Billy Porter looked like a person with an ugly mind!  The next day, in the morning, I did a little research on Billy Porter.  An article tied to Wikipedia was offered up ["Billy Porter (actor)." Wikipedia, 24 June 2022, 04:17 (UTC).].  One line in the article, which was quoted material from Billy Porter and was tied to a Vanity Fair article of 2020, was--"...The reason why our country is in the mess we're in is simply because of whiteness.  White Supremacy.  White people choke-holding power and sucking the life out of humanity....".  The quoted material added to my current understanding, which had been gained on the evening before, that Billy Porter is rotten!  The article also noted that Billy Porter has had to be involved with psychotherapy a number of times.  By the way, also on the morning, Yahoo Entertainment offered up an article that highlighted the episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, such as by noting that Billy Porter learned through the television episode a great-grandfather was shot by a police officer and killed in 1923 [Mar, Kylie.  "Billy Porter uncovers traumatic story behind great grandfather's death by police officer."  yahoo.com, 11 July 2022, 12:59 a.m..].  Oh, Billy Porter is gay.  To me, Billy Porter came off as a sick and ugly freak with an ugly mind--a dangerous person to whites and blacks and all--and the television episode came off as truly ugly television, something that had not been offered up in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s in prime time.  I report that Billy Porter is not welcome in my home, and Billy Porter is a person whom you should not invite into your home--in person or by television--and I urge you to not invite Who Do You Think You Are? into your home--ever--given the producers of such an episode of television must be rotten, too.

    Hey, have you done any "spring cleaning" or "summer cleaning" recently, or have you gone through some stuff in boxes that have been sort of hidden away for decades?  Well, a friend of mine did some of that recently, and that resulted in my getting hold of something related to television from 1957.  The item actually was hidden away in a seat for a piano, which at one time had been in Anderson, Indiana.  We happened to be in Michigan--somewhere.  The item cost 15 cents in 1957.   The item is a printed publication from a company called TV News Co., which was located 6330 Ferguson Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the publication is a television-listings guide, which was published in the heyday of television-listing publications.  I can report that the heyday of television-listings publications was from the middle of the 1950s to the 1990s.  In the 1940s and 1950s, many television listings in, for example, newpapers were rather limited, often providing little detail about shows.  Since the 1990s, television listings have become more shallow in what is presented about programs almost every day, and one reason for that is the rise in the number of shows, first in relation to true cable networks and then satellite-related networks, and, recently, we have been deluged with, in essence, Internet-related television services.  If you look back at television listings publications of between the 1940s and the 1980s, you sort of can see "publications of record" or "papers of record," and you can see what people were watching at what times or what people could watch.  Since the 1990s, it has become hard, such as for me, to see what was programmed on given days, and I can say that records about what was played can be hard to find.  By the way, history about what was shown in Internet-based services is going to be, in essence, non-existent in the future, since people can call up certain stuff anytime today, and I have to note that the counter programming theme with Internet-related services is dead.  Since I have the television listings publication from TV News. Co. of 1957, I am going to talk about the publication in this edition of Television History and Trivia.  Officially, the publication is called TV News, and the publication is for the week beginning on Saturday, December 14, 1957.  The cover is considered page one, and that means the last page is the back cover, which can be called page 36.  The guide or magazine or booklet is 5 inches and a half across and eight inches and a half from top to bottom.  The publication can be called a black-and-white publication (mostly), but there is a bit of green for graphic stuff, and all the photographs are in black-and-white.  On the cover is a photograph of a woman in a dress or maybe gown, which is nice to see in this day and age when few gals dress in dresses and gowns, which I miss.  And the person who is pictured is Patrice Munsel, and the cover notes that there is a story about Patrice Munsel on page three.  On page three, Patrice Munsel is called "this week's cover girl...".  Hot dog!  It is noted that Patrice Munsel is the host and star of a live show called Patrice Munsel (though the show is officially called The Patrice Munsel Show) on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time), and for December 20, 1957, the scheduled guests are Andy Williams and Evelyn "Eloise" Rudie  "For the record," I now report what television stations are covered by the magazine (and the publication has the addresses, but I will leave them out of this discussion)--WCIA (Channel 3), WTTV (Channel 4), WFBM-TV (Channel 6), WTVW (Channel 7), WISH-TV (Channel 8), WTHI-TV (Channel 10), WLW-I (Channel 13), WDAN-TV (Channel 24), WLBC-TV (Channel 49), and WFAM-TV (Channel 59).  The final three television stations are "UHF" channels (or ultra high frequence band channels), which originally (in the 1950s) people could only pick up on their television sets with converter-like boxes, and the other channels were VHF (or very high frequency band channels).  In the 1940s, when commercial television began to take off in the country, television stations only broadcast on the VHF band of frequencies--in analog form.  In the 1950s, UHF-type stations began to show up, and, by the way, the first UHF-type station for the Detroit area was WTVS-TV, Channel 56, and it showed  up in 1955.  When I open up the booklet, I see pages two and three, and on page three, there is yet another gal in a dress shown, and my eyes go there first, and the gal is Janis Paige, and it is noted that she will be a guest on Perry Como's show on December 14, and it is noted that Janis Paige is currently a headliner on "the night-club circuit" of the country as a singer.  Okay, I have seen Janis Paige, so I can move on.  On page two, there is an article called "'Plumber' Marvin Heads Up M-Squad On Channel 6".  The story notes that Lee Marvin is appearing in a fairly new series call M-Squad (for NBC-TV at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays), and the series is a police show.  The article reports how Lee Marvin was once a plumber's assistant, and it is noted how, ten years ago or so, Lee Marvin ended up at a plumbing job at a theater where a guy in a small acting part gets ill and Lee Marvin fills in for the guy, and Lee Marvin then went on to more acting jobs, such as on television in New York City in 1948 (however, it is noted that he spent two years as a U.S. Marine through enlistment during World War II).  Also on page two is an advertisement by Murphy Furniture & Appl., which is located at 1201 N. Arlington, Indianapolis, and it is working to sell television sets (at least), and the advertisement shows some of the "color" broadcasts scheduled for the week, such as The Perry Como Show [a music show] and Tic Tac Dough [a game show].  I report that color broadcasting started up in the country--on a limited basis, of course--in 1953.  Page four of the publication is mostly an article with tidbits, and the article is called "TV-Tattler."  The article has several bits of information, and one bit is this--"...Elvis Presley may not be back on television until he cuts his price.  At present, the teenagers' favorite is asking for $100,000 an appearance, and programs such as the Perry Como Show have a top price for guests of approximately $7,500.  This makes a difference of $92,500 which seems to be too much for any one producer to bridge....".  Here is another section of the article--"...Selwin is the name of the host of Channel 8's new chiller movies series which is presented on the Late Show each Friday night at 10:45 PM.  The 'Ghostiest-with-the-mostiest' has many surprises up his sleeves to thrill and chill his video guests..." [Note: A man named Ray Sparenberg ended up playing Selwin, and he played the character for five years or so, the length of which I have yet to determine officially.].  Incidentally, in the 1950s, Detroit-area viewers had such movie hosts as The Hawk, The Huntress, The White Camellia, Morgus, Mr. Crime, and The Black Spider.  [Note: It is unfortunate that I cannot report more information about movie hosts for the Indianapolis area, but I only have one television-show-listings guide.]  The heyday of movie hosts on local television stations was between the 1940s and the early 1980s (or maybe I should say a little less than the 1980s), but people or characters hosting movies have happened since the 1980s, but the heyday has been over for a number of decades.  Page five has mostly three main little stories, and one story says that Shelley Winters will appear on Kraft TV Theatre on December 18 at 8:00 p.m. in a color presentation called "Polka".  The page has this text under "FRIENDSHIP TREE"--"Ed Sullivan attaches his personal Christmas card to a Yule tree as he launches this year's Friendship Tree program.  The idea was started several seasons ago by Jackie Gleason, and is being continued by Ed while Jackie is off the air.  The Sunday evening host is asking viewers to send in cards to be attached to Christmas trees which subsequently will be sent to hospitals all over the country, helping make the holiday season happier for shut-ins.  Cards for the Friendship Trees should be mailed to; Friendship Tree, New York 46, New York.".  The other article section covers some things of five years ago (December 12, 1952), such as "...Amos, of Amos & Andy, had recorded his interpretation of the Lord's Prayer, which he recited to daughter Arbadella on the Christmas presentation of the show.".  Page six has an order form for TV News.  I move on.  Page seven has several things (or little articles), and one talks about Dom Ameche, Joan Bennett, and Carolyn Lynley (who is about 15 years of age) appearing in a Du Pont Show of the Month presentation called "Junior Miss" on December 20 at 6:30 p.m., and the program will be a musical presentation.  Another part of page seven says that Bing Crosby will be a guest on The Frank Sinatra Show on December 24, at 8:00 p.m.. The third main part of page seven is "SKIPPY SKIPS AGAIN", and the text is--"Jackie Cooper, star and director of The People's Choice [series] has finally obtained the rights to 'Skippy,' the movie in which he first won stardom.  He plans to make 'Skippy' into a television series and hopes to do a pilot film in December.  'Everyone asks me who will play the role of "Skippy",' says Cooper.  'Actually, that's the simplest part.  There are hundreds of talented kids who could do it.  Most children who can follow instructions are natural actors.  I'm more interested in what the boy's parents are like.'".  I report that no series called Skippy ever showed up on television.  I now turn the page, and at my left is the last story before listings are presented.  Page eight has television listings (for upcoming color productions) and has an article called "'TWELFTH NIGHT' STAR", and the story notes how Maurice Evans will star as Malvolio in a colorcast presentation of The Hallmark Hall of Fame on December 15, at 5:30 p.m., and the actual show is "Twelfth Night".  I report that, for example, in the 1950s and 1960s, The Hallmark Hall of Fame was an every-so-often series of special presentations, and the sponsor was Hallmark Cards, and the specials were usually a  big deal and well done.  By the way, Maurice Evans is the guy who appeared as Samantha's father in the Bewitched series of the 1960s.  Now, let me see what there is of interest in the television-show-listings section of the booklet, and I am looking for locally made shows and not network shows or syndicated shows.  On Saturday, December 14, 1957, viewers can see Indiana University on Channel 10 at noon, and it looks as if Channel 13 has Country Close-Up on the air at the same time.  Channel 13 is showing a movie called Barnacle Bill (featuring Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main) under the umbrella title called Weekend Movie House at 12:35 p.m. on Saturday, and it seems it will be followed by at least another movie (which is not listed).  Hoosier Playhouse airs for an hour on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Channel 6.  Shorty Shehan (but probably The Shorty Shehan Show) airs on Channel 6 at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and the hour-long show also features a gal named Juanita [Note: I found out that Juanita was Juanita Doyle (a.k.a. Juanita Shehan).].  Channel 24 shows Million Dollar Movie presentations on Saturdays at 9:30 p.m..  Channel 4 has Tonight at 8:30 on Sunday, December  15, 1957, and it is a movie show, and the movie for the day is King of the Underworld (which features Humphrey Bogart).  Channel 3 airs a series called Sandra's Date at noon on weekdays, and it is only a five-minute show [Note: I went looking for information about the series, such as to see who was the host, and I found some newspapers called the show Date with Sandra.].  Channel 6 at 12:30 p.m. on weekdays gives people a chance to see Rhodes' Show (or maybe The Rhodes' Show).  Happy Home is a one-hour show that Channel 3 airs at 4:00 p.m. on a Monday-through-Friday basis.   On weekdays at 4:45 p.m., Carolyn Churchman has a show--The Carolyn Churchman Show (featuring home-making stuff or hints)--on Channel 4, which follows Wheeler & Woolsey, which runs for 15 minutes (and it seems to have material from the famous comedy team of the 1920s and 1930s, and the material is film from the famous comedy team, probably derived from 1930s movies, which are not played in full each day)  [Note: In around 1957, no television station in the Detroit area was playing the product.].  On weeknights, Channel 8 presents The Late Show (starting at 10:45 p.m.) (and on Fridays, it is followed by The Late Late Show), which features movies).  Channel 6 shows movies under the umbrella title called Three Star Theatre starting at 10:45 p.m. on weekdays.  On weekdays at 10:30 p.m., Channel 3 airs movies under Starlight Theatre, and the presentation for Friday, December 20, is Miracle on 34th Street, which features Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood  [Note: CKLW-TV, Channel 9, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, which was across the Detroit River from Detroit, used Starlight Theatre for an umbrella title for the showing of movies in the 1950s and 1960s.].  At 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 1957, one of the episodes of Indiana Hoedown, a country-music-type show, is scheduled to air, and the host is Charlie Gore, and an advertisement on page 23 says that the show is sponsored by Ed O'Donnell's Motorama.  Channel 10 has Little Detroit Theatre on Friday, December 20, at 10:30 p.m., and the movie for the day is Good Sam, which has Gary Cooper [Note: I did some research on the Internet.  The movie show was sponsored by Bob Moore's Little Detroit Autos, which was located at 1352 Wabash, Terre Haute, Indiana (at least one store was), and, in recent years, the location has been where people could find Midwest Auto Sales].  The television-listings booklet also lists news shows, farm-related shows, and other movie shows, and there are sports shows, such as a high-school basketball game and a college basketball game, and Sunday morning has religious shows, and much of what is listed is like what people in the Detroit area saw at the time, especially in relation to syndicated filmed series and network shows [Note: I did research and found Larry Hirschinger was doing weathercasts for Channel 49 at the time, and Fred Moore Henshaw was doing newscasts for Channel 49 at the time, and Harry Martin was doing weathercasts on weekday mornings on Channel 6.].  The television-show-listings portion of the guide ends on page 28, and there is an advertisement on page 29 for Walther's Melody Hut (of 5922 E. 10th Street), which is a record store.  On page 30, there is a full-page article called "TV Portrait featuring George Willeford."  In essence, George Willeford is a local television personality, and he hosts MGM Moviehouse on weekdays at 12:35 p.m. and Stand-Out at 6:15 p.m. on weekdays for Channel 13.  The article reports that, several years ago, he hosted Leave It To George on WTTV.  Mostly, the article gives personal information and history information about George Willeford.  On page 31, I see another full-page article, and the article is "Adam 'Californians' Kennedy Is A Hoosier-Born Star" (and "Hoosier-Born Star" means the person was born in Indiana).  The Californians [which would be on NBC-TV from September 1957 to August 1969] is a new series for the 1957-1958 television season, and Adam Kennedy plays Dion Patrick [and he would only be on the series for the first season].  It is reported that Adam Kennedy was born near Lafayette, Indiana.  The article notes how Adam Kennedy was once an undertaker's assistant, spent about four years in Paris as an artist painter, took up acting in Paris, spent time in Norway acting in a film called Nodlanding, and appeared in his first Hollywood film called The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell.  Oh, in the bottom right corner of page 31 is an advertisement for a company located at 13000 East 30th Street.  The company is Hoosier Coal & Oil Co..  The slogan shown is "'We'll Keep the Home Fires Burning'".  On page 32, there are three main parts.  The page has another advertisement for a company that sells television sets (at least), and the company is Alington Service & Appliances, which is located at 1009 N. Arlington, Indianapolis.  The advertisement has as a main feature a photograph and description of a television set.  The television set is "The Ashley Model A2251R", which has a 21-inch screen (measured diagonally).  The Ashley set is made by Zenith, and the set has the "New Sunshine Picture Tube".  Another section of the page answers viewers' questions, and one answer notes that Polly Bergen is not Edgar Bergen's daughter.  I note that Edgar Bergen's daughter who became famous, such as on television, is Candice Bergen.  The third part of page 32 shows a photograph of a woman, who is sort of in a kissing pose, and the part is called "Miss Mistletoe", and the text under the photograph is--"Jill Corey, the singing star of Your Hit Parade, has been chosen as Miss Mistletoe of 1957--the girl any man would want to meet under the Yuletide symbol.".  Page 33 offers up "Video Hisses an' Kisses", and it has, in essence, questions from viewers or letters to the editor (who happens to be George Spackman, who works for the owner-publisher of the publication, Don Satterfield).  One gal wants the address to The Lawrence Welk Show.  One person complains about some music in game shows.  One gal wants the name of the theme song for the Meet McGraw series, and that theme is called "One for My Baby."  Another person wants to know if Liberace is going to make a new film series, and the answer is no.  The last person--Gene Lake (of Muncie, Indiana)--has this to say--"...After watching many of the so-called Westerns on TV, there is only one that holds my complete attention.  The name of this show, Have Gun--Will Travel.  There couldn't be a better performer to portray the part of Paladin in this western series.  I'm referring, of course, to Richard Boone.  In this role I think he is a 'doggone good' actor.  I enjoy listening and watching all of the jazz celebrities on The Big Record, especially Buddy Rich, Gene Kupra and Erroll Gardner.".   Page 34 has two main parts.  One part shows some programs that viewers should keep in mind about seeing for the week.  The other part (half of the page) is an advertisement for Walther's Melody Hut, and the featured products are a record player (or phonograph player) and a radio-phonograph.  The products are made by Columbia Records.  The radio-phonograph (Model 17R) costs $99.95, and the phonograph (Model 518) costs $89.95.  There is not much to talk about in relation to page 35 and page 36 (the back page); for example, the top half of page 35 is a subscription form for TV News.  And that is my look at a bit of television history for a portion of Indiana in 1957, and it comes from the best Detroit-television historian in the country.

  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), CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), and One America News Network (a.k.a. OAN), 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 the 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 tied to the Republican Party are U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie.]
    [Note: Here is an example of Chris Christie's rottenness.  On Sunday, February 6, 2022, Chris Christie was a guest on This Week with George Stephanopoulos (of ABC-TV), which had Martha Raddatz as the host, and Christ Christie pushed out crap.  For example, Chris Christie said--"...And let's face it.  Let's call it what it is.  January 6 was a riot that was incited by Donald Trump...an effort to intimidate Mike Pence and the Congress into doing exactly what he said in his own words last week--overturn the election.  And he's trying to do a cleanup on asile one here...." and "...He actually told the truth by accident.  He wanted the election to be overturned....".  That is bullshit!]

    On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the "Select Committee" of the U.S. House of Representatives presented another show on prime-time television, such as through ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV, that was about the events of January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol, and I avoided the presentation, given what I had seen in previous presentations from the "Select Committee," a communistic entity.  To learn about what the "Select Committee" did in June 2022 on television--which amounted to nothing, except the federal government's spending taxpayer money in a corrupt manner--see my document that can be reached through this Television Spectacular link.  The document has a few notes about the television show of July 21, 2022, which it seemed was not to be the final presentation from the "Select Committee," which seemed to have plans for more nonsense after Labor Day.

    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).

    Okay, It is time for Looking at the Movies, but, this time, I have a special presentation related to Indiana.  I report that television stations around the country sort of played the same movies (originally seen in movie theaters) that were offered in syndication by distribution companies, but the movies were played at different times.  For example, a station in Ohio might play a movie, and the copy of the movie (which was on a film reel) was then transported to another station in the country, maybe in Detroit; the transporting process was informally called "bicycling," and the movie might travel through the mails.  In the edition of TV News that I have, I can see a movie was played by Channel 3 under the Midwest Marquee umbrella title on Wednesday, December 18, 1957, starting at 10:45 p.m.. That movie was Just Off Broadway (1942), which featured Lloyd Nolan as Michael Shayne; Lloyd Nolan played the character in several fun-to-watch movies.  Also in the movie was Phil Silvers.  Stop a moment.  I went looking, and I found the movie seemed to get put in syndication for the first time in 1957, and one of the first showings was in April 1957 in the Vineland area of New Jersey, and the movie was first shown in the Chicago area of Illinois in November 1957.  At the moment I will say that the first showing of the movie in the Detroit area took place on Tuesday, February 25, 1958, and it was shown by Bill Kennedy and on his series called Bill Kennedy Showtime of CKLW-TV (of Windsor, Ontario, Canada), Channel 9, and the start time was 1:00 p.m..  I report that other members of the cast were Marjorie Weaver, Janis Carter, Richard Derr, Joan Valerie, and Don Costello.  And Just Off Broadway is the presentation for Looking at the Movies for this month.

    Hey, here is something special.  I was delayed in putting this edition of Television History and Trivia on the website.  The reason is that I ran into a television problem.  On August 9, 2022, I made a long-distance drive in Michigan from one residence to another, the latter of which is in a rural area.  When I got there, I turned on a television set, and there was no signal.  In fact, all the television sets in the house registered no signal.  I knew I had an antenna problem.  The next morning, I started my investigation of the antenna system.  I checked coaxial lines and a thing called a "power injector" unit (which was a small pre-amp).  In the end, I discovered the antenna unit (which was mounted on a ten-foot-long pole on the roof) was defective, so I had to go to a somewhat nearby town and get another antenna system.  Then, I had to put--mount--the antenna unit proper on the long poll that was mounted on top of the roof of the residence.  So I was distracted from doing work with the website, and I had yet to complete the edition of Television History and Trivia.  And that was my problem-solving event--now a part of television history.

    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 usually bad people, as history shows--decide what health care a person can get, and that is bad.

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To see the next edtion of T.H.A.T.,
    click on: T.H.A.T. #221.
To see the previous edition of T.H.A.T.,
    click on: T.H.A.T. #219.
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    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.
To see information about the impeachment trial
    of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, which shows
    why Democrats have the minds of killers, click
    on: Impeachment Trial.
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
    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.