(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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Special Important Announcement

    I now have a document at the website for The Hologlobe Press entitled A COVID-19 Document that Shows the Rottenness of the CDC, Many in the Medical Community, Many in the Media, and All the Democrats, such as Gretchen Whitmer, Andrew Cuomo, and Joseph Biden, and the document can be reached by using this COVID-19 link.

Extra Special Important Accouncement about a Federal Crime

    On March 21, 2023, Mark R. Levin of The Mark Levin Show (a nationally syndicated weekday radio show) made me aware of rottenness committed by someone in the federal government and by writers and others at ABC News, and what was done was "sealed" information related to an investigation of Donald J. Trump was released to the public in a news story, especially originally by ABC News.  I report that, when something in relation to an investigation or a court case is "sealed," it is to stay sealed and remain only known by people involved with the information, and it is "sealed" so that the person who may be charged gets a fair trial by not having potential jurors tainted by something, such as by what a federal judge says.  While Mark R. Levin was talking about the article that had leaked information, I acquired the article, which printed out in seven pages.  The article was and is called--"Sources: Special counsel claims Trump deliberately misled his attorneys about classified documents, judge wrote" [Faulders, Katherine, Alexander Mallin, and Lucien Bruggeman.  "Sources: Special counsel claims Trump deliberately misled his attorneys about classified documents, judge wrote."  abcnews.go.com, 21 March 2023, 6:10 p.m..].  Here is the first paragraph of the story--"Prosecutors in the special counsel's office have presented compelling preliminary evidence that former President Donald Trump knowingly and deliberately misled his own attorneys about his retention of classified materials after leaving office, a former top federal judge wrote Friday in a sealed filling, according to sources who described its contents to ABC News.".  What a person has here is an objective by the press and others to push upon the public information that could be defective, hoping to make people believe Donald J. Trump did actually do something wrong or criminal.  It is work to taint everyone who might become a jury member, and it has the weight of a "judge" (or the opinion of a Judge") behind it, which will really push the idea that there was something done wrong by Donald J. Trump (though there may not have been anything done wrong).  Let me back up!  Remember: A U.S. president has the sole authority to classify and declassify documents tied to the federal government during his administration time at will.  Donald J. Trump's having had documents tied to his administration--maybe--is to be forgotten here.  What is to be considered is people, mostly tied to the U.S. government, leaked sealed information about Donald J. Trump's possible actions, and that is well known to be a federal offense, and there is no vagueness about whether or not those passing along the information that should have been secret is a criminal action.  Mark R. Levin--a lawyer of high standing--reported that, certainly, the leak has to be tied to the judge involved (U.S. Judge Beryl Howell), someone tied to the office of the judge, or someone related to the U.S. Department of Justice, and even before Mark R. Levin was done talking about the incident on his radio story, he reported that the case should be thrown out because of the actions that were done by someone in the federal government, and he reported that no one in the federal government is free to make such a release of information.  Look at the second paragraph in the story from ABC News--"U.S. Judge Beryl Howell, who on Friday stepped down as the D.C. district court's chief judge, wrote last week that prosecutors in special counsel Jack Smith's office had made a 'prima facie showing that the former president had committed criminal violations,' according to the sources, and that attorney-client privileges involved by two of his lawyers could therefore be pierced.".  So ABC News published quoted material that should be sealed from everyone not involved in the event.  The article has more that is quoted, such as "criminal scheme" of the fifth paragraph, and a reader of the story is once more being pushed in the direction of guilt on the part of Donald J. Trump, but this is not a case being tried in court at the moment.  Much later in the story, it is said--"Howell found that prosecutors showed 'sufficient' evidence that Trump 'intentionally concealed' the existence of additional classified documents from Corcoran, sources said, putting Corcoran in an unwitting position to deceive the government.".  As I remember in relation to the document theme, the federal government knew Donald J. Trump had possible "classified documents", but the talk about "classified documents" in the story is defective, since it has yet to be determined whether or not Donald J. Trump had had actual "classified documents," given the documents could have been" declassify" documents, which had been done at will and in any way by Donald J. Trump, even through the action of taking them home.  So the story pushed a lie that there were "classified documents" when nothing should have been said.  If your favorite news entity reported this story as worthwhile, it was in a way complicit with those who had leaked the information, which should have remained sealed.  In this instance--the reporting here--is something that shows up the rottenness of the reporters and those tied to the leak, and given the case is now tainted and should be thrown out, I have not followed in the footsteps of the reporters and such by pushing the idea that Donald J. Trump did something criminal, hoping to sway possible jurors that Donald J. Trump is guilty of something..

- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 228 - - -

    From time to time, I happen to talk about people who are associated with newspapers and get to be on Detroit-area television, and, for example, I have talked about people who work at the Detroit Free Press, such as Mitch Albom.  At one time, it was commonplace to find television-related stuff, especially about Detroit-area television, in Detroit-area newspapers.  Today, it is rare when something about television is in the newspapers, and when there is something it is often something that I saw as a snippet on Yahoo! the previous day.  The newspaper business like the television business has gone to crap.  For the introduction of this edition of Television History and Trivia, I show another example of crap that can come from the newspaper business.  Between early December 2022 and March 2023, I was in the Detroit area, where an edition of the Royal Oak Tribune is supposed to be delivered on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, and during the period of time, in essence, a newspaper only showed up on Thursday and Sunday for me, and when a newspaper showed up, I found it was often lying on the side-street apron for the garage [Note: The house is a corner house, and the garage is not attached to the house, and there are two driveways--one in front (the main driveway) and a side driveway (which is short), and the side-street apron is about 70 feet from the main porch.].  Almost every day that a newspaper was supposed to be delivered, whether it was or was not, a report was given to the newspaper-delivery unit about if the newspaper did not show up or if it was delivered in a crappy spot, such as on the side-street in the slush, which happened one day.  Yes, complaints were regularly given to the newspaper-delivery unit of the Royal Oak Tribune.  By the way, in the 1960s, when I was a boy, I sometimes subbed for a boy who had a Detroit Free Press newspaper route, and I did the delivering on a bicycle and often in the dark of the morning, and I put the newspapers where I was supposed to, such as between the screen door and the main door of a residence, based on information on cards that were attached to a metal ring.  Today, newspaper-delivery people get to sit comfortably in a car to deliver newspapers--on good weather days and bad weather days.  Now I return to modern times. Yes, complaints were made regularly.  On Thursday, March 2, 2023, I found the edition of the newspaper for the day on the side-street apron, and I did not look at the newspaper (which was wrapped in a plastic bag, which was commonplace) for about two days, since I did not unwrap the newspaper on the day that it was delivered, since I was heading to the residence up north and would look at the newspaper up north.  Well, when I saw the edition of the Royal Oak Tribune for March 2, 2023, I found that some words were written in ink on the left margin of the front page--"STOP COMPLAINING, CRYBABY.".  Yes, I say that the piss-ass newspaper-delivery person wrote a threat on the newspaper!  And that is what you can get in this day and age and in this day and age of crappy media.  Oh, by the way, I was not eager to see the edition of the newspaper, since I knew I had a big job up north to take care of--a ninety-five foot tree had come down, and two other trees had come down, and I had to take care of business up north, which was going to be done with a Stihl MS 261 C-M chainsaw (a professional unit that cost about $800.00) that I had just gotten from Billings Lawn Equipment (and the main removal process would take about six days).
    [Note: Royal Oak, Michigan, is one of the socialistic--if not communistic--strongholds in Michigan.]

    In 2022, a man named Mr. Ed Golick (known as the "Detroit TV Guy" through his definition) sent me a little email, and he challenged my idea that I am the best Detroit television historian in the country; Ed Golick has a website on the Internet known as "detroitkidshow.com," which has some information about Detroit television, and it has a bunch of nonsense or defective bits.  Also Ed Golick has been tied to Mr. Tim Kiska, who supposedly teaches useful media stuff at the University of Michigan and has written some television-related books, such as the defective From Soupy to Nuts! (the informal title).  Tim Kiska and Ed Golick were involved in the making of Go 4 It: The inside story of the rise of WDIV, which was a television special aired by WDIV-TV on November 4, 2022.  I reviewed that special in Television History and Trivia #224 (which can be reached through this T.H.A.T. #224 link), and I showed it was a crappy special, having, for example, many historical screw-ups.  On December 10, 2022, I sent a copy of T.H.A.T. #224 to Ms. JoAnne Purtan, so that she could send it off to her father, Mr. Dick Purtan, who was involved in the making of the special (doing announcing), and I sent a couple other documents to JoAnne Purtan, such as one about WKNR-AM.  I also sent T.H.A.T. #224 to Tim Kiska, Ms. Julie Hinds (who does fluff writing about media, such as about television, for the Detroit Free Press), and the staff and management of WDIV-TV (using four different email addresses for the station, which had been found at the website for the station).  I have yet to receive a response about the my document with the review from anyone.  Maybe a couple of people did not notice the email in their inboxes, but, certainly, people at WDIV-TV should have see it, given they clearly announce that people can send emails to the television station.  Now, let me focus on Ed Golick, especially the website known as detroitkidshow.com.  I went to the website recently to see what pieces of crap information I could show up in this document.  Actually, T.H.A.T. #224 probably has more text on it than the entire website known as detroitkidshow.com.  One webpage at Ed Golick's website is "PART ONE: TELEVISION COMES TO DETROIT".  The first paragraph from Ed Golick, who bills himself as a "Detroit's Old Media Archivist" on the website, is--"Regularly scheduled commercial television came to Detroit on March 4, 1947.  The station was WWDT, owned by The Evening News Association publishers [publisher] of The Detroit News.  WWDT's first broadcast day began at 2:30 PM with a test pattern and recorded music, followed by a video version of Coffee Club, a popular radio program heard on WWJ radio, and a cooking demonstration by Detroit News columnist Jean McBride.  Walt Koste, producer of Coffee Club and a WWJ employee since 1944, was WWJ-TV's first television director."  That pagaraph--from a so-called "Detroit's Old Media Archivist"--teaches people crap!  As I reported in T.H.A.T. #224, WWDT began on October 23, 1946, and the broadcasting only on that day lasted for about 11 hours, and the broadcast had a slide presentation, a film presentation, news, talk, homemaking tips, fashion stuff, a test pattern, sports stuff, a presentation of Coffee Club, and more.  That station was an experimental broadcast television station.  The station broadcast intermittently in test form from March 1947 to June 1947, covering on a few hours a week and a few days a week.  On June 3, 1947, WWDT morphed into a commercial television station known as WWJ-TV.  In the second paragraph, it is noted-"...The 500-watt signal was received eight miles away....".  The transmitter for the initial broadcast by WWDT-TV was a 500-watt transmitter that had been flown into Detroit by Dumont Laboratories from New York City, and the transmitter was used especially for the broadcast day.

    Later, the history document by Ed Golick has this paragraph--"In 1947, the average retail price for a television receiver was $400.00, quite a bit of money when the average annual American salary was $3,5000.00.  But consumer spending rose by 60 percent after World War II, and families were eager to purchase items like TV sets, new automobiles and other luxuries denied them during the war.  Thinking that children's shows would have enough family appeal to increase TV sales, RCA, General Electric and Philco sponsored the first children's programs on WWJ.  The earliest kids shows were Our Story Book with Jane Durelle, Let's See Willy Dooit and Junior Jamboree.".  Since the quoted material deals with 1947, the reference to Let's See Willy Dooit should not exist.  Let's See Willy Dooit showed up on WWJ-TV in the fall of 1948, particularly on August 3, 1948.  By the way, RCA Victor Dealers (the seller of, for one, RCA Victor-brand television sets) was a sponsor on Junior Jamboree, a program that began WWJ-TV on June 14, 1947.  And Our Story Book began on October 21, 1947.

    Yet later in the history document by Ed Golick, Ed Golick has--"WWJ became an NBC affiliate in March of 1948, opting to carry only the network's news programs while producing its own entertainment shows, like Mischa Kottler at the Piano with Detroit Symphony pianist Mischa Kottler....".  Hold it!  Mr. "Detroit's Old Media Archivist" really has the history screwed up here.  It cannot be said well that, in 1948, the management of WWJ-TV decided not to carry entertainment programs regularly.  One problem is--in 1948--the East Coast network and the Midwest network were not yet tied together by transmission lines (and other things, such as microwave relay set-ups), so, for instance, no live television programming from NBC-TV in New York City could be aired in Detroit by WWJ-TV.  Yes, WWJ-TV did carry some stuff from NBC-TV in 1948, such as NBC Newsreel (which showed up as a one filmed product each week to be aired twice a week).

    Let me move on.  Another paragraph in the story from Ed Golick is--"Sports proved to be a popular diversion on WWJ.  In 1948 the station broadcast 26 baseball games, with Ty Tyson handling the play-by-play.  Tyson, along with Harry Heilmann and Paul Williams, also covered the U. of M. and Detroit Lions football games as well as Red Wings hockey games and wrestling matches.".  I state that, in 1947, no one aired any Detroit Lions football games in the Detroit area--WXYZ-TV and WJBK-TV were not in existence, and WWJ-TV did nothing.  In 1948, WWJ-TV did not air Detroit Lions football games.  As I note in T.H.A.T. #224, WXYZ-TV carried Detroit Lions football games in 1948, and the games were home games only.

    That is enough of that page, given it has too many screw-ups to be useful.

    Ed Golick has a page called "DIZZY TROUT  A MAJOR LEAGUE TALENT".  One portion of the page is--"The summer of 1953 found Trout hosting The Knot-Hole Gang, a WJBK-TV sports show aimed at kids.  The premise was simple.  Ol' Diz visited neighborhood sandlots and Little League teams to interview budding baseball stars and offer pitching tips.  Current and former Detroit Tiers players occasionally appeared with him on the show.  Trout left the airwaves in 1955, replaced by former New York Giants batter Mel Ott."  Okay, one problem with the material is related to lack of clarity.  The Knot-Hole Gang only aired in 1953, and the programs were aired for 30 minutes right before some of the Detroit Tigers baseball games on WJBK-TV, Channel 2, usually starting at 1:30 p.m..  It was not made clear that the program was not on the air in 1954 or 1955 and that Mel Ott did not appear on The Knot-Hole Gang.  For the moment, I cannot prove the broadcasts were done on location or not location.  The problem is Detroit Tigers players did appear on the program regularly, and if the programs were not done at Briggs Stadium right before games, how could players appear live on the program?  Either the programs had filmed short bits (such as with players and kids at little ballparks) during the live broadcast Briggs Stadium (for the Tigers) or had full production done on film ahead of time at little ballparks (so players could appear).  I just do not see the program being made on film for 30 minutes for each episode, given some weeks had more than one game on the air.

    That is enough of that page, which has little television history, so I will leave it behind.

    Ed Golick has a document tied to Wixie's Wonderland, which is one theme that exists in T.H.A.T. #224.  The material from Ed Golick does not note--as I do in T.H.A.T. #224--that the television series had two periods of on-the-air time between 1953 and 1957--it was off the air for a short period, during which people complained to get it back on the air.  Also Ed Golick pushes out the idea that the program aired "every day".  Ed Golick was a little sloppy.  Ed Golick should have noted that it aired on weekdays.  Later on in the document about Wixie's Wonderland, a person can find--"...so it was unceremoniously axed by WXYZ after a year....".  The quote material is related to a television series called Our Friend Harry.  That program was not "unceremoniously axed", as I see it.  It ran from, generally speaking, May 1957 to July 1959.  That is two years.

    Ed Golick has a page tied to "Cactus Dan" who was a cowboy character played by Dan Edwards.  As I report in T.H.A.T. #224, The Cactus Dan Show was only around--as listed in television listings--in 1956.  Ed Golick, through sloppy or lazy research and writing, does not hint better when the show was on.  Besides hosting what was officially called The Cactus Dan Show, Dan Edwards hosted at least one other show.  For the 1956-1957 season, Dan Edwards as Cactus Dan hosted The Gene Autry Show, which got the billing in television listings; The Gene Autry Show was a syndicated film product, featuring Gene Autry, the famous cowboy singer.  The program was seen on weekdays at 5:30 p.m., and late in the 1956-1957 season--starting in the middle of the summer of 1957--some days had episodes of the television series called Range Rider (which had mostly been aired on Channel 2, WJBK-TV, in the 1956-1957 season, up to April 1957).  Dan Edwards as Cactus Dan may have hosted a few episodes of Ranger Rider.  For the moment, that is the best that I can do in relation to Dan Edwards as Cactus Dan for this edition of Television History and Trivia (but I know other places where I can look for information some day).  Ed Golick's article about "Cactus Dan" pushes out the idea that "...Cactus Dan hosted half-hour episodes of The Adventures of Kit Carson, and Steve Donovan, Western Marshall [Steve Donovan, Western Marshal] in an Old West setting....".  I report roughly that Channel 2 had the Kit Carson-based television series in 1955 and that Channel 4 had it (in stand-alone form) in 1956, 1957, and 1958, and I have found that Channel 4 had Steve Donovan, Western Marshal in 1956, 1957, and 1958.  Ed Golick hints that Dan Edwards seems to have been at Channel 4 in 1955, so we have to wonder what Dan Edwards was doing there, and Ed Golick hints that Dan Edwards disappeared in 1958, and it would be nice to know what the 1955 idea of information is based on.

    One page that Ed Golick offers readers is called "The Naked Truth about Soupy Sales".  The piece is quit vague and has unreliable information, such as that which hints that the second-naked-gal event tied to Soupy Sales (which took place on The Soupy Sales Show on KABC-TV) took place in 1962.  It probably took in 1961 or 1962 and probably in 1961  In addition, Ed Golick mentions Dick Clark's Bloopers and Practical Jokes television show, which should not have been mentioned.  Television History and Trivia #222 looks at the two naked-gal events that are tied to Soupy Sales, and a portion of that document makes up The Happy Search for Soupy Sales' Naked Gals, which can be reached through this Naked Gals link.

    I went to my files where I have information about the cost of television sets, gathered over the last ten years (at least), and remember Ed Golick says that the average price of a television set in 1947 was $400.00.  In 1947, an RCA television table model (known as a 630TS)) cost about $375.00.  An RCA model 1100 cost about $1,100.00 (but it had a shortwave radio and FM radio).  A General Electric model 801 cost about $495.00 in 1947, and a model 802, which had a phonograph (record player) and an AM-FM radio, cost about $750.00.  In 1948, a Magnascope Television that was called "The Modular" (which was from Magnavox) cost about $345.00.  In 1948, "The Westminster" from DuMont, which was a high-end television set, cost about $2,495.00.  In 1948, the RCA 21TS cost about $250.00.  That is all that I will list (though I have more to list).  The costs for television sets varied a lot in 1947 and 1948, and I have a lot of data from advertisements, but I will say that I have not enough data to report on a "useful" piece of information about an average, and it would be hard to calculate an "average" since high-end sets had more than television.  Oh, let me jump to the fall of 1950.  At that time, Motorola had a Console Model called the 17K2, and it cost $329.95, and it had a Combination Model called the 17F2, which had a 16-inch screen, a built-in antenna, an AM/FM radio, and a record player, and it cost $479.95, and in the fall of 1950, the range of costs for television sets from Motorola was from $189.95 to $650.00, and if you add $189.95 to $650.00 and divide the answer by two, you get about $425.00 for an average, but that average figure only covers one company and takes into account television sets that are more than television sets.

  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 aisle one here...." and "...He actually told the truth by accident.  He wanted the election to be overturned....".  That is bullshit!]

    Since this is a document about television, let us take a break for a commercial.  On Thursday, April 6, 2023, in the 6:00 o'clock hour in the evening, I was typing up cards related to the CKLW-TV news schedules of the 1950s.  By the way, CKLW-TV did not have much of a new department in the 1950s, and mostly local broadcasts were done by Austin Grant, who spent more time reading news for CKLW-AM in the period than reading news for CKLW-TV it seems.  While I was typing, I was watching an episode of Tales of Welles Fargo (featuring Dale Robertson) on the Grit television network.  At one point, a commercial for "Ox Car Care" showed up on the screen, and that entity is a car-repair-insurance entity. And entity passed along crap in the commercial.  It reported that the repair on brakes could cost about $4,500, and that is why a person should buy insurance from Ox Car Care.  That is bullshit!  No brake job will cost $4,500, and since I have repaired my own brakes for 50 years, which includes replacing brake line, I know it is not possible that the cost would ever get to $4,500 and even over $1,000, and you would have to replace everything in a brake system to get even near $1,000.  Ox Car Care is crap.  I say--Ax Ox Car Care!

    In the previous edition of Television History and Trivia, I reported that "Television Drive-In" was shut down by WHNE-TV and that I was going to talk about the station "3" group (broadcast) in this edition of Television History and Trivia.  I found "Television Drive-In" (Channel 3.6) was off the air on March 1, 2023, having been replaced the previous day or so by Heartland, and I was not surprised that Television Drive-In was gone, because I was aware that recently the station group had been sold to--in essence--a foreigner (a person who had not grown up in the United States of America) and probably has no real ties to the United States of America (or to much of the good of the United States of America, as I shall show).  I am talking about Manoj Bharagava, whose history is mostly tied to India.  In the last few months, the station "3" group has gone from 12 channels to 9 channels.  In a way, the main channel of the station "3" group is Channel 3.1 (and not a television station proper), and that channel offers up "The Grio" network (a nationally distributed network under the control of Byron Allen, whom I have talked about in the recent past).  "TheGrio" is a black-based socialistic-type network, which pushes black racism, and such hosts as Eboni K. Williams (of The Grio News with Eboni K. Williams) and Marc Lamont Hill (of The Grio News with Marc Lamont Hill) come off as continually angry radical blacks--"activists" teaching the radical black cause, like that which might come from the Reverend Al Sharpton, who is a highly rotten man, and the hosts are big on pushing for "environmental justice" and "social justice" and like rotten causes that hope to get blacks to hate whites (based on crap) and take from whites.  Because Manoj Bharagava has kept TheGrio and killed "Television Drive-In" exposes the inner nature of Manoj Bharagava.  Manoj Bharagava has ties to such socialists and idiots as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, such as in relation to an entity called "Giving Pledge" (which seems to work to get rich people to give to socialistic causes).  On Channel 3.2 now is "Sports News Highlights," which is a useless fairly new sports channel, given how many sports sources there are.  Channel 3.3 has an infomercial network, and it is called informally "The Bob."  Channel 3.4 has HSN2 (a goods-selling channel), which is available on other channels in the Detroit area, and Channel 3.5 has Sonalife," which is available on other channels in the Detroit area, so the two channels are, in essence, expendable.  Channel 3.6 has (for now) Heartland, which focuses on country music.  Channel 3.7 has Retro TV, and I watch it, and it is sort of a Canadian-focused retro channel.  Channel 3.8 has JTV (Jewelry TV), which is--to me--a rather useless channel.  And Channel 3.9 has "NewsNet," which is another non-necessary channel, given how many news sources there are, and it is not as if the channel is a anti-socialistic news network or an anti-communistic news network.  I will not be surprised if Sports News Highlights and NewsNet, which are controlled through ownership by Manoj Bharagava, will shift to more socialism   Remember--India is a caste society, with several levels of status for citizens (and that is not what the United States of America was created to be).  It seems to me Manoj Bharagava--being super-rich--could consider himself in the upper level of Indian society and even world society.  For me, Retro TV is the only reason to tune into the station "3" group (though country music is not bad but the new stuff can seem to be more pop in style than country).  Hold it!  I must report that "Television Drive-In" aired old movies and documentaries, and some of the movies and documentaries had themes that were clearly anti-communism and anti-socialism, and the documentaries were shown under The AV Club umbrella, and The AV Club [a subject in Television History and Trivia #226, which can be reached through this T.H.A.T. #226 link] also aired movies and documentaries that were pro-American family (with a father and a mother), those that had been made before roughly 1970, and the American family with a father and a mother goes against the communists and socialists since communists and socialists want government rulers to be considered the leaders of children or like the mothers and fathers for children (who can become obedient soldiers to fight against other countries in the future, like those fighting for Russia against Ukraine to fulfill the wishes of crazy man, Vladimir Putin).  I do not expect to see another entity like "Television Drive-In" on the air in the Detroit area again.
    [Note: It is commonplace for rich people to be socialists and communists, and just because a person is an entrepreneur, it does not mean the person supports anti-socialism and anti-communism.  Since "Television Drive-In" was inexpensive to operate, I do not see why Manoj Bharagava would shut it down.  It attracted viewers, and it might have gotten more if promoted though the other channels in the "3" group during the local commercial time available.  To have the Television Drive-In in existence, it can put people in the habit of going to the "3" group, and they might then watch other channels of the group.  It was a tactical error to get rid of Television Drive-In.  In addition, if Manoj Bharagava was an anti-communist and anti-socialist, he would be providing themes that might teach others about the rottenness of socialism and communism through the movies and documentaries.  Are you going to tell me that they could not "sell" (sell commercial time) on Television Drive-In to people and entities?  The cost could have been low for commercial time, especially if the rates could have kept low enough so that little businesses could buy time (and use their own video stuff for commercials so that WHNE-TV would not have to spend money to produce any commercials), and the time rates did not need to have been much higher than what was needed to just keep Television Drive-In at par or at the break-even point.  It is not as if Television Drive-In had any competition.  The channel would have helped put down communism and socialism.  But Manoj Bharagava killed off Television Drive-In, and that gives a hint at the nature of the man, who still pushes out TheGrio to people.]

    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).

    On March 17, 2023, I was typing up cards related to an old television series called Little Theatre and The Lone Wolf (featuring Louis Hayward), and I happened to have The View on, half wanting to see what shit was being pushed out by the socialistic and communistic women.  By the way, I have a document on the Internet at the home for The Hologlobe Press that shows all the rottenness of Joseph Biden, and it can be reached through this Done By link, and although the document is only an overview of the crap Joseph Biden has done, it does run at least 200-pages when printed out on a computer, and I must report that I have documents on the Internet that show all the crap and lies that have been pushed out about Donald J. Trump.  During my time watching The View, the rotten women were pushing the idea that Donald J. Trump should be indicted for all the rotten things that he has done, but the women could not run off a list of proof.  One of the women--Ana Navarro (just another always-angry looking piss-ass woman or at least an always-not-pleasant looking piss-ass woman)--really pushed out the idea that Donald J. Trump is a crook and a con and a liar and more that is rotten in her eyes, and I know her thought was all based on bullshit.  I put this section in to this document to once again show how regular it is that the gals of The View push the causes of communism and socialism on their audience--it is like every show.  [Note: I put this section in, since I had not seen Ana Navarro before, and it just shows you that everyone who gets put on as a regular is rotten.  In addition, I saw the write-up on Ana Navarro on Wikipedia, and it pushes out the idea that Ana Navarro is a "Republican" or now a "centrist."  But what a person calls the self and what the person is can be different things.  What she has supported in the past and what she supports in the present shows she is not a "conservative" Republican (an anti-communist and anti-socialist), and she is really like Mitt Romney, who is a hard-line socialist, and she is like what now-dead U.S. Senator John McCain was--a supporter of socialism and communism-- and she is like U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.]

    Oh, I have to put this in.  On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Sunny Hostin--a regular on The View--pushed out crap during a rant that was a comparison between the Chinese of China (the communists) enslaving Muslims in China and America in general.  Sunny Hostin said--"...They're putting a lot more black people in jail here....".  That is garbage!

    I have reported that the country is in "The Pseudo Information Age and the Age of Ignorance," and I have reported that, as more women have come into control of the "news" entities, news has gone more and more to crap.  On March 26, 2023, I happened to catch a promo for The CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell on CBS-TV, and at one point in the promo, Norah O'Donnell said that her newscast does "hard news with heart."  That is crap!  That is more emotional crap.  I want "news" in newscasts and not stuff that they want to touch the heart.  I want the newscast to present stuff that I can use to understand the nature of bad things and bad people, such as Joseph Biden, a perpetual liar and a communist!  I say that what Norah O'Donnell does is present "hard news with fart" as I have proven through some documents that I have available at the website for The Hologlobe Press, which talk about the rotten Norah O'Donnell.

    And here is more in the crap list.  WCMU-TV (group) publishes a program-listing magazine called The Guide every month.  Look at what is on page 12 of the edition for April 2023, and it is about an episode of Nova called "Chasing Carbon Zero" (broadcast date of April 26, 2023)--"Can the U.S. reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and avoid the biggest impacts of climate change?  Experts say it can be done.  Here's the technology that could get us there.".  Forget the idea that the last sentence quoted is another prediction--it might or it may type thing or it could.  It was four years ago or so, so-called experts were saying that the planet only has 12 years left, if man does not act fast to kill the use of carbon [Note: Use this Countdown link to see that crap.]. But now the Nova people are talking about 2050, though the world is supposed to be done and dead--based on the prediction of 2018--way before that.  Such crap the Nova people are and such garbage the special should be seen to be!  The "climate crisis" theme is all crap!

    Oh, on March 17, 2023, a friend of mine showed me something--media material--that showed of the crap that Michigan State University is involved with.  I was given page three of Spartan (magazine) for winter 2023, and it was a page that had material from Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D..  Under Teresa K. Woodruff's name (typed out) was "(she/her/hers)".  That is that "gender identification" crap.  The Spartan is rotten media!  And Teresa K. Woodruff is yet another gutless woman and useless woman in a position of power, who ends up teaching garbage to people by not shutting down the crap.

    I did not attend Michigan State University, but a friend of mine did years ago; I attended Wayne State University.  On March 27, 2023, I learned about more of the rottenness at Wayne State University today.  By the way, I have passed along the idea that people who promote transexual operations and such nonsense, especially on children, are evil people.  On March 27, 2023, I learned Steven Shaviro (who has seen tied to the teaching of English and such at Wayne State University) had posted this statement on a "Facebook" page recently--"...I think it is far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down....".  When it was found out that Steven Shaviro had posted the statement, he was put on hiatus in relation to the university.  [Dupnack, Jessica, and David Komer.  "Wayne State professor suspended after advocating for killing right wing speakers on campuses."  WJBK-TV, 27 March 2023, 7:18 p.m..]

    And now I have an indictment to report, and I indict many persons of the main media for taking part in communistic practices and a communistic television event.  On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, television networks were in New York City, New York, to cover Donald J. Trump's showing up for an arraignment tied to New York County, and I caught coverage by ABC News, CBS News, and NBC News, but more networks than ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV covered the event.  Here were the hosts for the three commercial broadcast networks--David Muir (ABC News), Norah O'Donnell (CBS News), and Lester Holt (NBC News).  Here is a list of the people who I was able to identify as being a part of the coverage--Dan Abrams (ABC News), Danny Cevallos (NBC News), Catherine Christian (for NBC News), Robert Costa (CBS News), Jonathan Dienst (for NBC News), Major Garrett (CBS News), Jerry Goldfeder (for CBS), Gabe Gutierrez (NBC News), Hallie Jackson (NBC News), Laura Jarrett (NBC News), Jonathan Karl (ABC News), Aaron Katersky (ABC News), Graham Kates (CBS News), Katie Klieman (CBS News), Scott Macfarlane (CBS News), Jeff Pegues (CBS News), Adam Reiss (NBC News), Chuck Rosenberg (NBC News), Olivia Rubin (ABC News), John Santucci (ABC News), Pierre Thomas (ABC News), Chuck Todd (NBC News), Mark Updegrove (ABC News), and Kristen Welker (NBC News).  Since I switched back and forth among the networks, I might have missed someone who took part.
    At least those whom have I listed were a part of nonsense procedures, the overall goal of which was to tarnish the image of Donald J. Trump, especially by showing Donald J. Trump in slow-motion shots at the courtroom entrance (while he was not smiling and happy).  Mostly, the networks showed the police standing outside the door to the courtroom proper, which was on the 15th floor of the courthouse building, but, in the end, the networks spent a lot of time following the motorcade (with Donald J. Trump) going from the courthouse building to the airport.  One of the most angry looking--or freaky looking--reporters was Dan Abrams.  The person who showed off his rottenness the best was Chris Christie (a politician who has run for the U.S. presidency and may run again), who calls himself a "Republican," and I state that Chris Christie once again showed his rotten nature by taking part in the coverage of the event, which was done specifically for ABC News, and Chris Christie showed his lack of common sense by taking part, unless he wants to run as a Democrat in the future.  Also taking part in the ABC News coverage was Heidi Heitkamp.  A smart and honorable person knew the coverage by the networks was yet another one-sided event--the networks took the side of the Democrats, and not one of the participants that I saw passed along the real significance of the event, which was it was a corruption of the justice system of the country that was following in the footsteps (of sorts) of the rotten happenings tied to the "Trump Dossier" (a fake event) and two impeachments of Donald J. Trump.  Once Donald J. Trump was long gone from the courtroom, reporters talked with attorneys for Donald J. Trump at the courthouse building, and one reporter (unidentified to me) brought up the idea that Donald J. Trump was rotten for having swung a baseball bat at someone somewhat recently, and a lawyer for Donald J. Trump rightly reported that the event was a lie and never took place, and the lawyer reported that the baseball-bat event was really an incident in which Donald J. Trump was promoting as good a baseball-bat manufacturer in the United States of America, and the meeting between the lawyer and the reporter showed off the ignorance and rottenness of the reporter, and that reporter showed off in a tiny incident what the people taking part of the coverage were and are.
    I have to make a special statement.  Laura Jarrett pushed out the idea in the broadcast by NBC-TV--after the indictment document had been made public--that New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg--the pusher of the indictment--was suggesting that Donald J. Trump pulled off an election fraud tactic on the American people by paying out money to two women (through non-disclosure documents), and Donald J. Trump's keeping the information related to the documents secret was a corruption of the election system, since the information that was hidden might have been used to change how people voted, choosing to vote for someone other than Donald J. Trump once the information was known.  That idea from New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg was a highly corrupt theme, since in every election that has ever been held in the country, politicians have kept things quiet from the public (and it is known the main press kept quiet about the corruption tied to the Joseph Biden family for the 2020 national election).  [Note: Laura Jarrett seemed to be impressed with Alvin Bragg's thought.  However, I note, if using the theme were made a precedent and a regular occurrence, district attorneys of rotten nature could use the tactic for every election that the Democratic Party loses.  They could always claim the winners kept something in the form of information from the voters, no matter how trivial the information.  In addition, who should determine what information could have affected the outcome of an election enough so that a person should be put in jail or prison?]
    Now, I must make it clear I am not trained in law or lawyer work, but I understand that the charging of Donald J. Trump for something or other is nonsense, but I do now present some proof about the why the indictment event is nonsense.  On the evening of Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Mark R. Levin through his nationally syndicated radio show called The Mark Levin Show (which is a weekday show that runs three hours a day) used the first hour of the show at least to show why the indictment is nonsense; Mark R. Levin is a nationally recognized high-profile and smart lawyer, who has even worked for a U.S. president.  The first main point that Mark R. Levin pointed out in the first hour of the show for April 4, 2023, is that no crime has been pointed to in the 16-page document that is the indictment from New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg based in New York City, New York, or no crime is listed, and no crime is alleged.  An indictment must contain a note or statement or sentence that reports what crime the defendant is being charged of having been involved with so that the defendant and the defendant's lawyers can respond to an actual charge.  In addition, Mark R. Levin noted that Alvin Bragg is trying to suggest that another crime (of some type) is being covered up or was covered up, and Mark R. Levin reported that a government cannot claim that another crime is being covered up if no initial crime has been presented.  Oh, Mark R. Levin initially--at the open of his radio program--called the indictment document a "stupid document," and Mark R. Levin said that it "makes no sense."  And New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg cannot charge anyone of a crime related to election law if the election law is a federal law.
    During the television presentations by ABC News, CBS News, and NBC News that I saw, no one pointed out the information focusing on that which I have presented so far in this document.  However, where I was in Michigan at the time, the local affiliates of the three networks cut out of the network feeds (somewhere around 4:00 p.m.) so that the stations could present local programming, and that was before Alvin Bragg would give a press conference.  In the press conference held by Alvin Bragg, a reporter--as I would find out later--did ask Alvin Bragg what crime or crimes Donald J. Trump was being indicted for, since the reporter was seeing no information in the indictment document, and Alvin Bragg could not answer the question.
    Here are some final notes to keep in mind.  Certainly, on the morning of April 4, 2023, the main press was aware that Donald J. Trump was being charged with 34 counts in the indictment, because  information about the 34 counts--of a so-called sealed document--had already been leaked to the press, and yet the press people could not present on the afternoon of the day the idea that the whole indictment thing was garbage.  And a lot--millions of dollars probably--were spent to conduct the whole dead-issue event in New York City, covering the pay of police officers, the pay U.S. secret service officers, and more, and that means taxpayer money was wasted on crap, and Donald J. Trump had to waste money and time to get to New York City from Florida and to get back home from New York.
    And I had to waste my time seeing the broadcasts, which before they started, I had well understood would be crap.

    And while I am in the news media mood, I have this.  On Friday, April 7, 2023, I happened to catch a news report on a newscast by the 7&4 station group (the WPBN-TV group) at about 11:25 p.m., specifically Channel 8.2, and the story--read by Miya Ingle (who looks like a high schooler)--was about baseball and climate change, and it was pushed out in the story that there are more home runs in baseball because of climate change--the warming of the air.  Officially, the story probably came to the television station through The Associated Press, and the story was based on a study from Dartmouth College, and the study got published by the American Meteorological Society (on the day), and at least one person involved in the study (Alan Nathan) was tied to the University of Illinois.  When I heard the report, I knew it was propaganda, since it did not seem logical.  On Saturday, April 8, 2023, I got more general knowledge of the theme by seeing a story from The Associate Press called "Study says climate change increasing home runs in MBL" ["Study says climate change increasing home runs in MBL."  The Associated Press, 7 April 2023.], and one piece of text in the story (which was tied to information from Alan Nathan) was--"When air heats up, molecules move faster and away from each other, making the air less dense.".  That was a big reason cited for the increase (it seems) in home runs since 2010.  That is crap.  When air heats up, it may be a bit more less dense in dry areas, such as in parts of Arizona, where you can get a dry heat, but it is commonplace in Michigan for the air to get more dense when the air heats up because the air can pick up a lot of water, which results in people feeling the air is heavy, and the air then has more resistance power, and other places have the water-vapor problem, especially after rains.  In addition, I report that there is no information that exists that can make a study useful.  What has to be known about every home run and non-home run, are these pieces of information at least--the density of the air at the time of the hit, the temperature of the air, the wind speed and direction, the force used to hit the home run or non-home run, the meeting angle of the baseball and bat of every hit, the overall height reached by the ball, the spin or rotation on the baseball (when it was thrown and when it was flying), the roughness of the baseball (such as a rough patch caused by the bat), the weight of the bat used, et cetera.  No such information exists for the period between 2010 and 2023.  The study is defective, and the story is defective, based on only that which I have presented, and there could be other reasons for the increase (whatever that is?).  I say that television stations all over in the country, especially those in communistic and socialistic stronghold communities, such as in the Traverse City area (where WPBN-TV is), passed along more climate-change propaganda!  I bet WDIV-TV used the fake news story, given what I know about the people at WDIV-TV, such as Bryan Schuerman!  Hold it!  On Saturday, April 8, 2023, I went to the website for the WPBN-TV group, and I could find no email address listed, but there was an email message thing that could be used be people to send a message to the station, and I tried to use it--it did not work (it did not go through the send procedure, noting the message was received).  In addition, on the page with the email thing, I found this text--"We work very hard to seek the truth and strive to be fair.  We consider it our honor and privilege to deliver the news every day.  Our commitment to factual reporting is the foundation of our credibility, now more than ever. We value your comments and concerns regarding our new coverage.".  Such bullshit the statement is!  The news story was fake news!  It was not real news!

    It must be pointed out that Wednesday nights are propaganda nights in relation to "Chicago" on NBC-TV.  On Wednesdays, NBC-TV airs Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D., and the shows are designed to show off Chicago as a great place.  On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, the people of Chicago elected Brandon Johnson, a communist and, really, a black communist, to be the mayor of the city [Note: Black communists have a tendency to be racist against whites.].  Do not tell me Chicago is a great place or the people of Chicago are great?  I can see through the television propaganda!

    I have something good to present here.  Many think a man has to be a hard-drinking and often-fighting guy.  Well, that is a bunch of crap, though some men are that crap.  To learn what men have to do to keep society running, I urge you to see a man tied to Cutting Edge Engineering of Australia while he does repair on a piece of machinery.  See the video on YouTube called "Replacing BROKEN Eye & Repair CRACKED Cylinder for D10 Dozer | Machining, Welding, Milling".  The video lasts about 45 minutes.

    Once again, I present a Looking at the Movies feature, and the feature--maybe--can give hints at movies to see that would have been good for "Television Drive-In" to have.  On Sunday, August 26, 1956, CKLW-TV, Channel 9, aired a movie at 1:00 p.m. that I would have liked to see on the "Television Drive-In" channel, and that movie was Charlie Chan in the Secret Service, which features Sidney Toler.  "Television Drive-In" did offer viewers "Charlie Chan"-type movies from time to time when it existed, and I liked that.  It was fun.  I point out that the presentation of Charlie Chan in the Secret Service was done by a movie host, and that movie host is famous today, and it was Bill Kennedy, who had only been back on television hosting movie for a few weeks [Note: Earlier in the 1950s, he had been at Channel 4, WWJ-TV, and, in roughly the middle of the 1950s, he had been in Hollywood again, doing acting.].  In August 1956, Bill Kennedy started out hosting one movie a week, and then it went to five movies a week (no duty was done on Thursday and Saturday), and the umbrella titles used were ...Going Our Way? and Hollywood Showtime, and both names were soon replaced by Bill Kennedy ShowtimeCharlie Chan in the Secret Service was released to movie theaters in 1944, and some of the other performers in the movie were Mantan Moreland, Arthur Loft, Gwen Kenyon, Sarah Edwards, George Lewis, and Benson Fong,  That is all that I shall say.  By the way, I say that Charlie Chan in the Secret Service is a type of movie that people will watch for decades and decades and decades, and it is a perfect fit for Looking at the Movies.

    Remember: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s, and I urge you to find The Prisoner on DVD, maybe from a library, and watch it, and you should show it--all the episodes--to teenagers, or buy it as a present for teenagers.
Stay well!


    P.S.: You are urged to see my document entitled One of "The Rules of Man"--A Rule About Health Care that No Politician May Supersede with Law, which can be reached through this Rule1 link.  I have deduced that all the Democrats and most Republicans support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and have no intention of killing it, though it should be killed for violating, for one, "The Rules of Man."  For example, Republicans Jeb Bush and 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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Date published: April 10, 2023

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