(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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    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 Announcement

    On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, the Committee on Oversight and Accountability of the U.S. House of Representatives, which is made up of 47 members and is headed by U.S. Representative James Comer (a Republican), held a hearing during which two "whistleblowers" reported on events tied to, for example, the U.S. Department of Justice and Hunter Biden (a son of Joseph Biden's).  The two main witnesses were Mr. Gary Shapley and Mr. Joseph Ziegler.  Through the hearing, people learned information that strongly hinted at corruption within the Joseph Biden family--to the tune of some $17-million at least.  If you have had no contact with information provided through the hearing, such as from your favorite newscast or newscasters, you are urged to look for articles and videos, such as on YouTube, that show as much as possible of the full testimonies, so that you can see for yourself what was said by the two men.

- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 232 - - -

    Recently, I passed along the my story about the Royal Oak Tribune.  I reported that the delivery of the newspaper was continually going down hill.  I reported how complaints were given to the management of the newspaper, and I received no response.  I reported how the delivery person put a threat statement on an edition of the newspaper one day, hoping the complaints about the shitty delivery would stop.  Well, I no longer see the Royal Oak Tribune, because the subscription was dropped.  So, I no longer see the television-listings publication for Sunday.  I miss it.  I no longer see the Sunday comics section, which had at least a few nice things.  When I got to see the Royal Oak Tribune regularly, I was also seeing the Detroit Free Press regularly, and I still see the Detroit Free Press regularly, which allows me to see what the enemies of the country, such as the publishers of the newspaper, are doing.  I also have gone back to seeing the comics section for the Detroit Free Press, which I always tossed aside because it was mostly unfunny stuff, as it is today.  The comic section has the same tone as a rule as television--especially prime-time-television--has today.  There is a lot of ugliness.  Back in the 1960s, for example, the Sunday comics were mostly a collection of fun things and pleasantly drawn characters and happy characters.  Today, basically, the front page of the Sunday comics for the Detroit Free Press has ugly characters or cheaply drawn characters and unlikeable characters.  For example, the edition of the newspaper for Sunday, June 18, 2023, had these strips on the front page--Wumo, Pearls Before Swine, Wallace the Brave, and Get Fuzzy.  The four strips had ugliness, and Get Fuzzy was a political piece (probably a favorite of socialists and such).  Zits and Dogs of C-Kennel were also on the front page, and they were semi-ugly things. Other comics of the comics section that were ugly were Barney and Clyde, Macanudo (an often stupid thing, which makes no sense), Grand Avenue, Lilo, and Scary Gary.  That is enough of that.  The overall tone of the Sunday comics for the Detroit Free Press is not fun.  And the overall tone of television today, especially the prime-time broadcast network schedules, is not fun or nice.  It all shows the state of the country!  Let me now get to the main subject of this document--television and not Sunday comics.  [By the way, I remember, in the 1960s, when I was a boy, I used to climb into dumpsters of the Cherry Hill Manor apartments (then a new complex), Inkster, Michigan, to see and gather, for example, the "Batman" color strips of the Sunday comics, and that was when the comics had a lot of fun things, and if you look at computer databases on newspapers that exist on the Internet, you can look at the old comic pages of newspapers and see what I say is true about the tone of the comics of years ago.]

    Now, I begin in earnest with a "for-the-record" section.  On Thursday, August 3, 2023, television networks, such as the broadcast networks, fired up live reporting to cover Donald J. Trump's arraignment at the E. Bennett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, D.C..  For people in Detroit who only can see over-the-air broadcasts, people saw coverage on WJBK-TV (which actually offered up coverage from the Fox News Channel), WDIV-TV (which had stuff from NBC-TV), WXYZ-TV (which had stuff from ABC-TV), and WWJ-TV (which had stuff from CBS-TV).  I know not how much coverage was offered up by the networks, since I joined the coverage a little past 3:00 p.m..  I report that, generally speaking, people in Detroit saw stuff from about 3:00 p.m. to 5:06 p.m. (when WXYZ-TV was the last station to drop out of network coverage) [Note: WDIV-TV had jumped out at 4:00 p.m. to run a local newscast with Karen Drew, who immediately reported that they were going to give reports on local reaction [So what?], and WJBK-TV and WWJ-TV had dropped out at 5:00 p.m..].  Most of the time that coverage was offered up, I was switching around or jumping around the channels to see who was taking part in the fake "spectacular" broadcasts.  Here is an aside.  I have put several documents on the Internet (at the website for The Hologlobe Press) that show the rottenness of the media in relation to Donald J. Trump and show the rottenness of the Democratic Party, and you can use these links to get to some of the documents--collage, indict23, impeach, impeach2, specttv2, and tvspect--and the  rottenness is made up of, for example, media people lying and media people pushing propaganda and media people being involved in journalistic malpractice.  The broadcasts by ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV on August 3, 2023, continued on with the journalistic malpractice.  For example, media people regularly said things that tried to convince viewers that Donald J. Trump had done something wrong or that Donald J. Trump was a criminal or that Donald J. Trump was an enemy of democracy, and one example is how Aaron Katersky (of ABC-TV) pushed out the idea that Donald J. Trump was returning to the "scene of the crime".  The media pushed out the idea that Donald J. Trump knowingly lied about things, such as the election results, to stay in power, and although people told Donald J. Trump that he lost the election, Donald J. Trump refused to stop believing he lost through corrupt events.  One media person who talked about the indictment pushed out the idea that the "Select Committee" (of the U.S. House of Representatives) had come up with a bunch of evidence against Donald J. Trump and that much of it is not in the indictment, so there is more to come through the court case against Donald J. Trump.  Oh, Jonathan Karl (of ABC-TV) worked to convince viewers that Donald J. Trump was instrumental in the overall effort--by being the person calling the overall shots--to push people to be involved in the "January 6" breach of the U.S. Capitol.  I could spend hours reporting on the rottenness of the media, if I looked at the full recordings of the all the hours of coverage.  Here, I report on those who took part in the rottenness, and I missed the names of some people, having no idea who the people were or having not seen them (having cut out when they were on television)--Norah O'Donnell (the anchor for CBS-TV), Robert Costa (taking part for CBS-TV), Scott MacFarlane (for CBS-TV), John Dickerson (for CBS-TV), Nancy Cordes (for CBS-TV), Major Garrett (for CBS-TV), Jeff Pegues (for CBS-TV), Nikole Killion (for CBS-TV), Scott Fredericksen (for CBS-TV), Rikki Kleiman (for CBS-TV), Lester Holt (the anchor for NBC-TV), Savannah Guthrie (for NBC-TV), Hallie Jackson (for NBC-TV), Kristen Welker (for NBC-TV), Peter Alexander (for NBC-TV), Garrett Haake (for NBC-TV), David Muir (the anchor for ABC-TV), Aaron Katersky (for ABC-TV), Jonathan Karl (for ABC-TV), Pierre Thomas (for ABC-TV), Martha Raddatz (for ABC-TV), Rick Klein (for ABC-TV), Asha Rangappa (for ABC-TV), Katherine Faulders (for ABC-TV), Dan Abrams (for ABC-TV), and John Santucci (for ABC-TV).  Most of the people mentioned took part in the events that I reported on in, for example, the other documents mentioned in this section.  These are rotten people!  The media people did not report that, in the past, people, such as Hillary Clinton (a Democrat), pushed out statements that an election was stolen from them, and media people did not make it clear that Democrats have challenged elections, such as through court action, in the past, and media people did not report that a person's challenging an election or election results is no crime, and media people did not report that, just because a person tells a candidate that the candidate lost an election (as shown through election results on the day of election), the candidate is not involved in a crime by challenging the results shown so far or by disbelieving the results shown so far or by saying that the results are tainted, and media people never reported how Donald J. Trump (during the ending of his speech at Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021) urged people to walk to the U.S. Capitol and be peaceful, and media people did not show (as I have) that the "Select Committee" had shown nothing useful against Donald J. Trump!
    [Note: Fox News Channel had at least these people involved on the day--Neil Cavuto (as an anchor), Martha MacCullum (as an anchor), Shannon Bream, Dana Perino, Bret Baer, Andy McCarthy, Jonathan Turley, and Tom Dupree.]

    I have to mention something.  In Television History and Trivia #217 and Television History and Trivia #218, I talk a lot about Ms. Anna May Wong (the actress of from the 1920s to the 1950s).  By the way, by now, maybe you have run across a U.S. quarter with the image of Ms. Anna May Wong on it.  I talked about, for one, the idea--pushed forth by some, especially some Asian-type gals in Hollywood of today--that Anna May Wong's being discriminated by Hollywood in the 1930s in basically nonsense.  I think the real problem with Ms. Anna May Wong is she got big head by becoming a star at a very young age, and Ms. May May Wong lost her girlish looks (based on being a party gal), and she became too formal or stiff in style, such as in speech and movement, to get some parts.  I also talked about her television series of 1951 called The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong, which a lot of people think was put to kinescope and then got thrown away by dumping the copies of it in a river (such as because no value was seen in it or maybe because of racism).  The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong was not put to kinescope, and when it was aired live, that was that for the series.  I just had to report that thought.

    I recently put cards together on a television series called Club Embassy, which was an NBC-TV series in the 1952-1953 season, and I did not take information from Wikipedia, which has a bunch of errors about Club Embassy and other television series.  I did not realize before putting the cards together that series was originally seen live on some stations in the country and seen through kinescope on other stations, and, in fact, in about March 1952, 22 stations in the country were carrying the series live (airing it at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays), and 36 stations were carrying the series through kinescope means.  The live series began on NBC-TV on Tuesday, October 7, 1952, and the hosts were Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding (who made up the comedy team, which had come out of Boston, MA, called Bob and Ray).  The series was seen by people of the Detroit area, but it aired on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m..  On December 30, 1952, Mindy Carson took over the hosting duties of the series (in relation to being aired live), and on March 26, 1953, Connie Russell took over the hosting duties.  In essence, there were three sets of the series, and one guy who performed on shows of all three sets was Florian Zabach (a violinist).  The series had a quartet and an orchestra.  Each episode only lasted 15 minutes.  Okay, here in this section, I could have shown up all the wrong information about Club Embassy in relation to, for example, Wikipedia, but there are too many errors, and I did not want to go through the process of showing all the errors.  For example, it is hinted that Bob and Ray hosted the show all the way through the 1952-1953 season, but that is wrong.  Look at the Wikipedia stuff about Bob and Ray, Mindy Carson, and Connie Russell.  You will see the problems, based on what I given you here. Although Club Embassy was put to kinescope, no episode of that series is available on YouTube, and maybe no episodes (films) exist anywhere.

    On May 2, 2023, the Writers Guild of America started to strike against, for one, Hollywood producers, and in June 2023, I did not see a lot of promotional announcements or commercials for the upcoming fall television series [Note: It had been the practice for years to see ads in June for fall stuff.].  I did not miss the ads.  On July 14 2023, SAG and AFTRA (actor unions) joined in the strike.  I still cared not about it all.  It is only acting and writing--not a necessary and even, really, useful to life, given how much political crap comes from actors and writers today.

    Once again, I have to report on The View. The View is made up of idiot women and rotten women--pushers of socialism and communism and lies on a a regular basis.  For instance, on Monday, July 17, 2023, Ana Navarro pushed out--in an angry tone--such things as Donald J. Trump is a "threat" to democracy and Donald J. Trump has used government against his enemies, and I report that there statements are lies.  Of course, smart and honorable people are well aware that it is truly Joseph Biden and people in the Democratic Party who are in the federal government, such as in the FBI, who have used the federal government to go against anti-communists and anti-socialists, such as Donald J. Trump.  You get nothing but crap from people with minds of crap, such as that within the head of Ana Navarro of The View, which is not my view.

    Today, I trust no television-review people; years ago, I could trust reviews in Variety, such as those of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.  Reviewers seem more likely to be promoters for series.  That is true of people tied to TV Guide.  On page 80 of the edition of TV Guide (a paper of record years ago) for July 3-23, 2023, there is this material--"Jeers to NBC for shutting down American Auto.  Like the also-missed Grand Crew, the Ana Gasteyer comedy about a struggling car company had more in the tank and was the network's best proof that ABC isn't the only network with top-grade comedies.".  I have reviewed both shows (American Auto and Grand Crew), and I say that they were not good shows, and, in fact, for example, Grand Crew (which was like a sexual therapy session for wishy-washy young blacks) was icky.  Jeers to TV Guide!

    Recently, The CW network pushed out two new--new to Americans--television series, and, I caught examples of the shows after the debut shows had been run.  One series is called Children Ruin Everything, and the other series is called Son of a Critch.  I did not pay attention to the shows well, and, in fact, I mostly only tried to see parts that might show credits.  I was put off by the titles.  Son of a Critch made me think it was a take off of "Son of a Bitch."  Both series seem to put down of families and children.  Years ago, such as in the 1950s and 1960s, television shows were not made to show families or children were crap as a rule, and that is why there were The Donna Reed Show, The Munsters, The Addams Family, and Father Knows Best, Dennis the Menace, The Andy Griffith Show, et cetera.  Back then, the children were made to be like children.  Since the 1980s, children have been portrayed as being like adults and being better than adults (who are pushed out as stupid), and television viewers have ended up with such crap as Roseanne and The ConnorsSon of a Critch and Children Ruin Everything are Canadian shows.  It is too bad they could not have stayed in Canada (and because of the big Hollywood strike, more junk from Canada, Australia, and elsewhere will probably show up on broadcast network schedules to fill time).

  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!]

    Here is the Looking at the Movies feature for this edition of Television History and Trivia.  One, it has been commonplace for the original television stations of Detroit--Channel 2, Channel 4, and Channel 7--to air network news at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays since at least the 1970s.  Back in the 1940s and early 1950s, that was not the case, and, by the way, half-hour newscasts were yet to become the norm.  Other programming filled the 6:30 p.m.-to-7:00 p.m. period on weekdays decades ago.  Also in the 1940s and 1950s, movie shows--programs that showed movies--were no longer than one-hour long, and some were even only thirty-minutes long, and the thirty-minute shows showed movies in parts--a portion was shown one day, and another portion was shown the next.  An example of the two-parts thing (on two-days thing) was Early Movie, which Channel 7, WXYZ-TV, had on the air on weekdays from Monday, September 29, 1952, through Thursday, November 27, 1952, and Early Movie aired at 6:30 p.m..  Some of the movies shown in the period were Father Steps Out (a British film), Inside the Law, Mystery Plane, Burning Gold, and Rogues' GalleryRogues' Gallery was one of at least two movies that had a comedian (mostly) known as Frank Jenks as the headliner.  Frank Jenks appeared in many movies--in a supporting role--in the middle of the 1900s.  On October 20, 1952, and October 21, 1952, Channel 7 aired a movie that featured Frank Jenks as the headliner.  That movie was called The Kid Sister.  Okay, Frank Jenks was not the headliner headliner, but he was one of the main performers listed, and he was not a bit player.  Other performers in the movie were Roger Pryor (who could be called the top featured player) and Judy Clark.  The Kid  Sister is a comedy film that was released in 1945.  Of course, I cannot and will not report the entire plot of the movie.  When I looked at it the other day, the movie reminded me of a friend of mind.  She is Joan (the name used for the main character of the film), and Joan had an older sister, and there is an older sister in the movie, and there are parents in the movie, and Joan had good parents.  The movie opens up--basically--with an exploding still (a boose-making machine).  I pressed Joan into telling me if she once had a still that blew up.  Joan avoided the question sort of.  Could The Kid Sister be based in part on my friend's life or Joan's life?  I will wonder about that for years now.  In the meantime, fire up The Kid Sister some time soon, and enjoy a Looking at the Movies presentation.

    Oh, what showed up at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, when WXYZ-TV dropped Early Show?  Starting with the week of Monday, December 1, 1952, the new weekday schedule became:
    Mondays -- Wild Bill Hickok (episodes of the syndicated series)
    Tuesdays -- Famous Playhouse (episodes of syndicated series under a local umbrella title)
    Wednesdays -- Adventures of Superman (episodes of the syndicated series)
    Thursdays -- Famous Playhouse
    Fridays -- Ramar of the Jungle (episodes of the syndicated series)
    You can see it was not a network newscast (nationally distributed) that showed up in the 6:30 p.m. slot, and you can see it was thirty-minute long filmed stuff.
    It is too bad old half-hour syndicated stuff does not replace the network newscasts of today.

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

    I have shown in the past that there is a lack of niceness and fun on television today; television lacks what existed from, roughly, the 1940s to the 1980s.  Recently, I was reminded about another missing niceness from television.  I was on YouTube, and a old commercial from the early 1980s came up (during a television-themed search), and the commercial was for a doll called "My Buddy" and his doll sister called "My Sister" (both of which I remember seeing in commercials on television years ago).  I do not remember when I last saw commercials on broadcast television, such as in Detroit, for nice and fun-looking dolls for little boys and little girls.  I guess about the only place they might show up today in the Detroit area in relation to broadcast television is Channel 4.3, which is the home for MeTV, the nationally distributed network, which does air some programming for children (that which is from decades ago and is not the "liberal" (socialistic and communistic) so-called educational stuff of Saturday mornings, which pushes, for example, climate-change crap).  Today, what is missing, for example, are commercials about toys for children that can be seen by children, and by parents of children and by grandparents of children--aired not only in programming for children but also programming for adults (who would be exposed to stuff that they might consider buying as presents).  Recently, I got exposed while on eBay a product page related to "J.J." and "Cody" in the form of two 22-inch tall plush dolls.  They are cute things.  A commercial for them is the type of thing that is missing from television.  Today, there are a lot of jackass commercials related to law firms trying to get people to be a part of lawsuits related to something that may have happened to them, and there are those "as seen on TV"-type things, and there are commercials related to skin problems and other diseases (what I call "disease-of-the-week" things), and, of course, commercials for betting entities--such as FanDuel with the break-up gal who is happy for the breakup--are really big.  Where are the commercials for, for instance, J.J. and Cody?  Yes, I got to get a 22-inch Cody, and I got to get a 22-inch J.J..  I can set them up in a recliner in front of the television, and together we can watch, uhm, ah....  Well, there is Svengoolie for the family.

    Okay, I do have a Charlie Brown plushie, and Charlie Brown is the subject of this section.  On Saturday, June 8, 2023, I watched Svengoolie on MeTV, and Svengoolie presented Ghoulies (a movie that showed up in movie theaters in the Detroit area in March 1985), and during the showing, it was reported that, next week, Svengoolie would present Ghoulies II.  I found Ghoulies to be flat and even boring, and the Ghoulies really did not do anything except pop out of things, such as a toilet, so I decided not to see Ghoulies II.  On Saturday, June 15, 2023, in the evening, I watched some stuff on VHS while having ice cream.  On of the things was You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown, which is a television special that had been shown by NBC-TV to Americans on January 18, 1994 (the debut date for the production in America).  By the way, Charlie Brown showed up in comics in the 1950s and showed up in a television special for the first time on December 9, 1965 (through a show called A Charlie Brown Christmas).  The package for You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown was not open when I began the process to see the program.  In a way, the program shows how the heyday of television in the United States of America was on the down swing in about 1993 and 1994.  Today, I say that the best days for television were from roughly 1947 to the early 1980s, and in the 1980s and 1990s, a transition was taking place, and the fun and niceness was disappearing, and the modern age has been around since the start of the century or so, and, today, it is hard to find niceness and fun on television, and one reason for that is the writers and producers and actors as a rule seem not to be likable people and have not the mind set to make stuff other than what they are trying to push as entertainment.  I found You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown to be a very "padded" (as might be said in television reviews of Variety in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s), since it had many repeated scenes, especially during the football games involving, for one, the birds.  To me, it was as if the special had had a low budget, especially when compared to older "Charlie Brown" specials, or had been ordered at the last minute by NBC-TV and the producers had had to cut corners to get the special ready for broadcast.  So I was a little disappointed in You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown, but I probably did better than if I had watched Ghoulies II.  Oh, during You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown, there was a segment in which Charlie Brown tried to kick a football held by Lucy, and, in that segment, Lucy pulled the football away, and Charlie Brown fell on his back (it seems), but the fall was not seen on the show, as it had been in the past Charlie Brown specials, and it made me think of "wokeness" crap [Note: At least by the 1970s, pressure groups, such as those made up of liberal women, were pressuring cartoon makers or cartoon distributors to remove violence, such smash scenes, from cartoons, such as old Warner Bros. cartoons of the 1940s and 1950s and 1960s.].

    On October 10, 2022, I posted Television History and Trivia #222 on the Internet (at the website for The Hologlobe Press), and it contained a big story about the two naked-gal events tied to Soupy Sales, and I also posted a cut-down version of Television History and Trivia #222, which had only the information about the two naked-gal events and which was entitled The Happy Search for Soupy Sales' Naked Gals (which can be reached through this Soupy Gal link).  The two documents give the best story available today about the two events, and they put down bad information that exists on the Internet about the two events.  When I posted the documents, I was thinking I was not done with the subject and I was going to see if somehow I could find more about the events.  On the evening of August 4, 2023, I stumbled across a video on YouTube called "Imagine being a kid on the set of Soupy Sales.  Wow.", and the video is really part of a set of videos in which Pat Holiday (a former disc jockey of CKLW-AM in the 1970s) talks with Bill Hennes.  The video runs about two minutes and a half, and for a short time, they talk about one of the naked-gal events that involved Soupy Sales, particularly the one that took place at WXYZ-TV.  When I heard what was said--really, from only Bill Hennes--I heard more nonsense about the event at WXYZ-TV.  For one, Bill Hennes said that the event was on YouTube.  That is nonsense.  The clip of the second event involving Soupy Sales, which took place at KABC-TV, Los Angeles, can be found on the Internet, such as in censored form on YouTube.  That evening--August 4, 2023--I sent a copy of Television History and Trivia #222 to Pat Holiday, and I told him to read it and pass it along to Bill Hennes.  The next day, I finally did some tracking work to see if I could get an email for Bill Hennes, and I found one, and I sent him a copy of Television History and Trivia #222, and I reported that I would like some information from him, such as when he was at WXYZ-TV--In the video, Bill Hennes tells the audience that he worked as a cue-card guy for Soupy Sales and worked at a cue-card guy for George Hunter (when doing commercials for a building product called "Mural Stone").  A short while later on August 5, 2023, I received an email from Bill Hennes, and it had only this--"I have no idea what the girls name is!".  That was it.  Besides being poorly written (lacking "girl's"), the email seemed to hint that he was disturbed about my reaching him and maybe my having sent Television History and Trivia #222, which can make socialists and communists and the like angry, since it puts them down.  [Note: I like to send my documents to people, since the documents can show off the real nature of the receivers, which can be a bad nature.]  If Bill Hennes would have answered better, I might have learned when he worked with Soupy Sales at Channel 7 (WXYZ-TV), and I might have been able to narrow down the dates about when the naked-gal event took place at Channel 7, but I might not have gained anything.  So that ended up as a dead issue!  Of course, I am not surprised.  In the video, Bill Hennes comes off as a jackass!  For example, Pat Holiday asks Bill Hennes what it was like to work (behind the scenes) with Soupy Sales.  What was it like?  Well, Bill Hennes comes up with a odd answer, which leaves the viewer blank.  Bill Hennes put his hands up in the air, and he pretends to be the puppet master for "White Fang" and "Black Tooth" (the two dog characters of 12 O'clock Comics and Noon Time Comics of the 1950s).  Bill Hennes reports that "White Fang" was for "gays" and that "Black Tooth" was for blacks, as it was sort of said behind the scenes.  What the hell type of answer was that?  Does that mean Soupy Sales was against gays or blacks?  What the hell type of answer was that?  Was Soupy Sales really a piece of crap?  The answer takes people way off into nothing!  The answer is no answer, leaving people with a dumb-founded feeling. Remember--Clyde Adler was the first main operator of White Fang and Black Tooth?  Did the "gay" and "black" thing come from him?  Who started the talk?  Was it a director?  Was it a cameraman?  The whole theme is crap, and if it is true, Bill Hennes should have kept the crap to himself!  Bill Hennes never answers the question right.  If he does not want to talk about Soupy Sales' real persona, he should say nothing.  I did a bit of tracking for Bill Hennes.  It seems Bill Hennes started his professional radio career (as a disc jockey) in 1961, and in the early 1960s, he did work at such radio stations as WJEF-AM (maybe his first employer), WIBM-AM (in 1963), WTRX-AM (in 1964), and WTAC-AM.  It must be remembered that Soupy Sales left Detroit and went to Los Angeles (KABC-TV) in about November 1960, and that means Bill Hennes did cue-card duty for Soupy Sales between 1953 and November 1960, and that means Bill Hennes--if he were at least 18 years of age and a graduate of a high school in 1961--was no more than about 17 years of age when he did cue-card duty for Soupy Sales.  The video from Pat Holiday gives no clue as to when Bill Hennes did any work at WXYZ-TV.  Maybe Bill Hennes was 17 years of age or 16 years of age, when he was a boy (in essence).  A boy is not exactly a good source for information about almost any topic or for storing information that might be used in some way, such as in a video, some 60 years later.  [Note: It sounds to me as if Bill Hennes has a grudge against Soupy Sales.]  In the video, Bill Hennes mentions George Hunter.  I did a little tracking work on George Hunter.  In the very early 1950s, he was an announcer at WWJ (radio at least), and in about January 1952, he went to work at WXYZ-TV as an announcer (at least), and in September 1954 or so, he became a freelance announcer in the Detroit area, and in early 1957, he hosted U.S.A. Quiz on WXYZ-TV at 5:00 p.m. on Sundays, and in at least a part of the 1960s (certainly in the late 1960s), he was a newsman at WKNR-AM, Dearborn, Michigan, and WKNR-AM competed with CKLW-AM in a big way in the late 1960s, both programming popular music and rock music of the time.  [Note: You can see my document about WKMH-AM and WKNR-AM by hitting this WKNR-AM and WKMH-AM link.]  Pat Holiday was a disc jockey at CKLW-TV, as I have mentioned, and I have some music guides of the 1970s that show Pat Holiday was on staff, and, for one, today, Pat Holiday sells himself as a person who can help make a person a program director at a radio station, teaching through at least video means.  When I think about WKNR-AM and CKLW-AM programming and tone and everything of the late 1960s and early 1970s, I can see that stuff cannot be done today or done well today, and I would not really want to be a program director today.  A big problem is the fun is out of the music industry.  Regularly, when making long-distance drives in Michigan, such as through the Bay City/Saginaw area, I hear a "hits" radio station for a short while, airing the so-called modern hits in pop.  The music lacks diversity.  Much of the music is depressing or introspective, and many songs just seem to start and end (just anywhere), and most of the singing is bad (backed up with electronic means), and often times, a listener cannot get the lyrics to the songs, and the beat of the so-called drums does not vary much (and no one is using real "tuned" drums), and many of the singers are "yellers", and the disc jockeys sound like boys and girls and do not have good voices (maybe like those Johnny Williams and Pat Holiday and Mac Owens and many more of years past, when stations had guys who sounded like men and not girlie men), and there is too much rap crap, and no one seems to make songs that are for fun.  Yes, it is hard to sell the music of today in a fun way on radio, since much of the music is not fun!  In the end, the video with Bill Hennes was pretty useless, and it showed that Bill Hennes is someone whom a person would not want to have around or work for or have work for them today.
    [Note: For more Detroit-area radio history, use this WAYN-AM link.]
    [Note: "Mural Stone" was a building product that began in heyday form in the country in about 1954.  Mural stone was a manufactured stone product--made from real stone.  It was a pre-cast and pre-cured product.  It seems to have been mostly used as a fascia material, which could be put over brick and wood and whatever.  Today, I spend half the year or so in a house that has a stone fireplace--the wall is mostly stone--and many stones look the same in form.  The house was built in the middle of the 1950s, and I bet the stone that I see at the fireplace is "Mural Stone."]

    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: August 10, 2023

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