(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 70 - - -

    So, on Sunday, February 7, 2010, I watched Super Bowl XLIV Today, which was the roughly four-hour pre-game show for Super Bowl XLIV, which was a presentation of CBS-TV.  The pre-game show was boring as a whole, and the show had too many sympathy pieces, and then a little after 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Katie Couric did an interview segment with Barack Obama, and it was such a piece of crap--they began talking about health-care legislation right off the bat and not football, and, in a time when people needed a rest from Barack Obama's crap, Barack Obama and Katie Couric did a serious segment filled with crap, aimed it seemed at making Barack Obama look good.  Boy, am I glad that is done--another bunch of super lies from Barack Obama.  And, oh, yes, the American public got another first from this "historic President" (?)--the defective man pushed his political agenda, which is a Marxist/communist/fascist political agenda, during a Super Bowl pre-game show.  (See my document entitled Nonsense Statements and Quotations of Barack Obama for February 7, 2009, which can be reached by using the link at the end of this document.)

    Let us now go on to T.H.A.T. #70 proper and see what else has been going on with television lately and see what may be going on with television in the future.

    On January 21, 2010, a free-speech ruling came out of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the talk from people after the ruling was made shows how the country is in "The Pseudo Information Age and the Age of Ignorance."   In my document entitled Fairness?: A Guide for the Individual Woman and the Individual Man in the United States of America, it shows that the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court mostly was a rule that blocked a way in which the federal government--the Barack Obama administration--and people who support such ideologies as communism and Marxism could ban, for example, the puiblication and distribution of some books.  Yet, many of the bad persons working in the media--bad because they are stupid or bad because they are, for example, Marxists or communists--pressed the idea on the public that the U.S. Supreme Court passed the ruling to support corporations or the people, allowing businesses to spend money at times when they had been blocked from doing so since the creation of a 2002 federal act.  For example, on Sunday, January 24, 2010, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (a Democrat associated with New Jersey), made this defective comment on This Week, a weekly show on ABC-TV: "Well, the, the big losers are the average American citizen.  This is going to put enormous amount of money and influence on behalf of big oil, health-insurance companies, ah, big banks that are going to obviously support candidates who support their point of view.  That means--Will Republicans join us on regulatory reforms and we don't have the excesses of Wall Street that they permitted, are they going to join us to make sure health-insurance companies don't arbitarily and capricialy deny people their health insurance that they have, even when they need it the most?  So, ah, this is a David and Golitah situtation.  Ah, and the reality is that the average citizen is going to get steamrolled, and that's why were going to seek legislatively to respond to it...."  During the round-table discussion on This Week, the host and panelists did not talk about the "book" issue, but they did talk a bit about the money issue, of course.  The panel discussion of Meet the Press on the same day did not bring up the "book" issue.  By the way, Detroit is a dead city, and one reason for that is the residents of the city are being kept ignorant by many persons employed in the press, such as Brian Dickerson, who had an editorial entitled "What planet do these justices live on?" published in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday, Jannuary 24, 2010, and, in the article, he never mentioned the idea that, before the ruling, the federal government had the power to, for instance, ban some books, which was the heart of the U.S. Supreme Court case (Dickerson, Brian.  "What planet do these justices live on?"  Detroit Free Press, 24 January 2010, p. 25A.), and, on the same day, Mitch Albom used an article in the Detroit Free Press entitled "Big Biz needed no help in election game." (Albom, Mitch.  "Big Biz needed no help in election game" Detroit Free Press, 24 Janaury 2010, p. 21A.) to show more reasons why Mitch Albom is dangerous to the people of Detroit and the country, making no mention about the "book" issue, but Mitch Albom noted such nonsense as "...the Supreme Court rushed through this decision..." and "...History shows us the group that pollutes usually has more money than the group that wants to stop pollution...." and "...There is a dangerous, misguided movement out there that if we just let business rule the nation, all will be well--markets will take care of  themselves,  health care, jobs, just let business handle it.  You know who says that the loudest.  Business....".  (Welcome to the communist world of Mitch Albom--business is the enemy, so kill it and give it to  the government.)  And I note that banning some books goes against the First Amendment of The U.S. Constitution, which, it has been shown, Barack Obama dislikes.
    Proof of my statements presented in the previous paragraph exist in documents of mine on the Internet.  You are urged to see my document entitled Fairness?: A Guide for the Individual Woman and the Individual Man in the United States of America, which can be seen by using this link: Fairness.  And you should see my document entitled Detroit and Death: A View of a Future United States of America, which can be reached by using this link: Detroit.  And to see more about Mitch Albom, you should see the document entitled Political Lessons for the Individual Woman and the Individual Man in the United States of America, which can be reached by using the link at the end of this document.

    For months, I have been using editions of T.H.A.T. to teach readers who ignorant people in the media or government are and who the dangerous people in the media and government are.  This section shows an example of the nonsense speak that is coming out of the Barack Obama administration.  On Sunday, January  24, 2010, Valerie Jarrett, a White House Senior Adviser, appeared on Meet the Press, which is a weeky series on NBC-TV that is hosted by David Gregory.  Here is one part of the interview that David Gregory did with Valerie Jarrett:
    Valerie Jarrett: "Well, you're assuming it's a choice between either or.  The President from the day he was elected has made job creation and the economy a first priority.  Let's, let's just remember where we were a year ago, David.  We were losing 600,000 jobs a month.  We were in the middle of the worst economic meltdown in our nation's history.  Our financial system was on the brink of collapse.  We had the largest federal deficit in our nation's history.  And what happened over the last twelve months?  We're no longer losing 700,000 jobs a month.  We've cut that number by, to less than ten percent.  We've turned the economy around.  We are moving forward in the right direction...."
    They talked over each other.
    David Gregory: "...I'm sorry.   You can't say you're turning the economy around when there are four-million jobs that have been lost on the President's watch, when the debt is higher, and the stimulus did not produce the jobs that...the administration said it would."
    Valerie Jarrett: "Well, I actually disagree with you everything you just said.  Let's, let's take a look.  We have pulled it back from the brink of disaster.  That was our first and primary goal.  The President took some bold steps that were not necessarily popular, but they did stabilize the financial system.  This is a long haul, David, and we are not satisfied.  Having any American who wants to work unemployed is something the parent, the President takes to heart each and every day.  This isn't something that's going to be repaired in one year.  We're going to have to push forward, but that doesn't mean we're going to give up, and that doesn't mean that jobs haven't been a top priority from day one."
    David Gregory: "You talk about the ecomomy.  What specifically is the President prepared to do this year to create jobs?"
    Valerie Jarrett: "Well, as you mentioned, he's going to be giving his State of the Union address, um, this week, on Wednesday, and he'll have an opportunity that he's looking forward to speak directly to the American people, something, you know, that he always enjoys doing, and he'll be able to set forth his priorities, and they will be focusing on the middle class.  The middle class is struggling out there.  They're frustrated, they're angry, they're working hard to try to make ends meet, they're having to make terrible choices between paying their rent and putting food on the table and paying for their health care and sending their kids to college.  These are the same principles that the President, um, ah, advocated in the course of the campaign, they're the same principles that he's carried with him throughtout the course of this year, and we've taken several bold steps over the course of the year.  The Recovery Act saved thousands and thousands of jobs.  There are school teachers and firemen and, ah, and, ah, teachers all across your country, policemen who have jobs today because of that Recovery Act.  We're investing in infrastructure.  We're investing in public education so that your kids can compete, going forth into the next, ah, generation.  We're investing in renewable energy, to reduce our dependence foreign oil.  These are all connected to the ecnomomy.  And what we have to keep in mind, David, is tha, is that we need to have a sustainable healthy long-term economy, not a quick fix, but a long-term sustainable growth."
    Valerie Jarrett is a liar.

    On Sunday morning, NBC-TV runs a morning show that is informally entitled Today, and I watched a few moments of the show on Sunday, January 10, 2010.   On that day, around 9:06 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Tom Apsell did a report about the weather in Europe.  One statement that was made stated that England was having the coldest weather in 30 years, and the report also relayed information about all the cold weather in Europe
    Remember these thoughts.  On December 18, 2009, when Barack Obama was in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the U.N. climate-change conference, he had to deal with four inches of snow on the ground, which was an unusal amount of snow for Copenhagen, and when Barack Obama got back to Washington, D.C., he had about 16 inches of snow on the ground, which was part of a big storm that hit the northeastern region of the United States of America.  In the previous edition of T.H.A.T., I noted that World News with Diane Sawyer premiered on ABC-TV on Monday, January 4, 2010, and the first story covered by the newscast was about the cold weather in North America, and I noted that, on January 5, 2010, WorldFocus (a series on PBS-associated stations) ended up doing a story about the cold weather in North America.
    Remember: It was on November 19, 2009, that the world began to hear about what is now often referred to as "Climate-gate," which deals with the release of emails from the University of East Anglia (in the United Kingdom) that showed how pro-manmade-climate-change people, such as James Hansen, had suppressed information that showed manmade climate change (or manmade global warming) was a hoax that was being played on the West, especially the United States of America, to extort money from the countries in the West.
    So, has your favorite television newscast been keeping you up to date on the climate-change hoax?  (My document entitled "CAP AND TRADE" and Carbon Dioxide Facts and Nonsense surely has covered more stories about the hoax than your favorite television newscast has, and to see the document, use this link: Carbon.)

    In T.H.A.T. #68, I reported that I was giving up on subscribing to Variety and Broadcasting & Cable, which focus on the entertainment industry, such as the television industry, and I gave some reasons why, and, recently, I received a letter with an edition of Variety that came from the publisher (Brian Gott), the president (Neil Stiles), and the editor (Tim Gray), and when I read it, it showed why Variety has been dying, and here is some of the text:
    "As we begin 2010, we wanted to reach out to you to discuss the last 12 months, and provide a preview of what to expect from us in the future.
    "With the industry constantly evolving, so is Variety.  We promise to maintain the aspects of our coverage that you have come to rely on, while adding to them."
    Let me look at those three lines, the first three lines of the letter.  The first sentence has a comma that should not exist in the sentence.  The third line promises to 'maintain the aspects of our coverage that you have come to rely on...," but, recently, the pubishers have, for example, killed the obituaries and television ratings charts in the magazine, and those are things that gave me facts and not commentary and opinions and guesses about the future.
    Later in the letter, there was this thought:
    "In addition to bolstering our core business, we are branching out into new areas.  Our strategy is to create conferences and events that fill the community's needs."
    What the heck is that crap?  I say that they have lost focus on the core product and are branching out into what is not really needed by a reader.  "Community's needs"--it sounds like something a socialist or a man like Barack Obama would say, working to sound committed to some social program.
    And later in the letter, it was said:
    "2009 also saw the rapid growth of our philanthropic 'Power of' events, which have generated more than $18 million dollars for charity over the last three years.  After this past year's success with the third annual Power of Youth and the inaugural Power of Women, we plan to add philanthropic efforts focused on music, dance and comedy."
    There is more crap.  Okay, yes, they raised money for charity, and that is Okay.  But it seems they are spending more time on their "power" stuff and not spending time on writing.  For example, they made an error with "$18 million dollars"; either they should have written "$18 million" or "18 million dollars," but they should not have used "$" and "dollars" at the same time, and, in addition, I say that it is better to write "18-million dollars" than "18 million dollars."
    And near the end of the letter, it was written:
    "At a time of great change for news media - as some newspapers fold, and some bloggers provide a steady stream of bile and misinformation - our readers and adverisers have kept us profitable and have kept us in focus."
    Ah, such nonsense they presented in their letter, which was a form letter, and, by the way, I do not remember ever receiving such a letter from Variety in the past three decades, and the letter hints to me that things are not going well at Variety (I say that the new and somewhat new operators of magazines and newspapers just do not know the magazine business).
    Incidentally, in the 1990s, I spent time at the Mardigian Library of the University of Michigan--Dearborn Campus (Dearborn, Michigan) to read the five books that make up A History of American Magazines and the book entitled American Journalism: A History: 1690-1960, which had been written by Frank Luther Mott; I had to read the six books at the library, since I was not a student--non-students could not take materials home.  I wonder what Frank Luther Mott would have to say about the magazine industry between 1960 and today, if he were yet alive.  Many people blame the Internet for the trouble with the magazine industry, but I say that the magazine industry and the Internet industry have the same problem--bad reporters and bad reporting by the main media entities that have been around as entities for decades--and readers are giving up on the magazine industry, which has been providing for some time and is providing little useful information, and readers are finding at least some places on the Internet that are passing along useful information.

        Advertisement: In March 2009, a book called Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which had been written by Mark R. Levin, was published.  Through the book, Mark R. Levin talks about how tyranny has been creeping into the country, and he also talks about how the country has been changing from a representative republic, which has a constitution as a basis, to something, yet to be defined, and although Mark R. Levin says that it is the statist who is causing the change, especially those who are a part of the Democratic Party and in government jobs, I say that it is communists, socialists, would-be dictators, and Marxists, such as Barack Obama, who are making the changes, such as by discarding The U.S. Constitution.  I urge you to see and read Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, and pass it on to others, especially teenagers and young adults (and consider listening to The Mark Levin Show, the nationally syndicated radio show, on a regular basis).

    In the previous edition of T.H.A.T., I talked about the troubles that NBC-TV had been having with The Jay Leno Show and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, and I gave information that showed why, for example, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien was going to fail, and one reason was Conan O'Brien is not likable, and on the day that I put T.H.A.T. on the Internet, I was able to see The Frank Sinatra Timex Show (originally shown on ABC-TV on May 12, 1960) through a rebroadcating of it on the PBS-associated station in Detroit (WTVS-HD, 56.1).  The show featured such performers as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, Nancy Sinatra, and Elvis Presley (it was said that Elvis Presley was now back from two years in the military).  The show shows why Conan O'Brien was going to fail--the people on The Frank Sinatra Timex Show were all likable (I am not discussing whether or not they were possibly drunks or whatever, I am only discussing their personas as seen on the screen).  (By the way, Rosie O'Donnell tried to launch a series on NBC-TV in November 2008--the first and only episode was shown on November 28, 2008--but she failed, and, as I noted in T.H.A.T. #56, she failed because she is not likable on the screen.)  My impression is NBC-TV is made up of executives who are unlikable, because they cannot recognize when something is unlikable for audiences (in the past, I have noted that The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Community are unlikable shows that the network airs today).  The real personalities of people do show through up on the screen when the people are not playing characters in a fictional presentation, especially over time.

    By the way, here are some history notes that show the result of likableness in one case and unlikableness in another case, though the subject is radio.  On January 21, 2010, Air America, the highly liberal or hard-left-wing radio network filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means it was being shut down for lack of revenue; by the way, U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, who is a hard-left-wing man, had been a talk-show host on the network in the past.  On February 6, 2010, Mark R. Levin started the fifth year for The Mark Levin Show in national syndication.

    Announcement for the novice again: To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, go to Fox News Channel, WorldNetDaily.com, "The Drudge Report," and CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), since the entities do not blindly support Barack Obama, as do CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV (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 Fox News Channel and those mentioned with it in presenting political stories and events, and you should discover CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV avoid covering things that make Barack Obama look bad or show his true nature, which could harm you).  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 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.

    Over the last couple years, I have used several editions of .T.H.A.T. to talk about low-power television stations, such as WHPR-TV, Channel 33 (analog).  On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, I was watching WHPR-TV in the two o'clock hour in the afternoon, and I saw a public service announcement (a PSA) from the Ad Council (I had seen it on the station in the past and it is at least a "somewhat-old" PSA).  Stations do not get paid to air PSAs and do not pay money to air PSAs.  WHPR-TV has a small budget, and it airs PSAs to fill time.  Unforunately for the station and for viewers, the PSA that I saw was about global warming, so the station played a PSA that pushed the nonsense of manmade climate change or manmade global warming, which is a hoax (as I show in my document entitled "CAP AND TRADE" and Carbon Dioxide Facts and Nonsense, which can be reached by using this link: Carbon and Michigan Travel Tips #70, which can be reached by using this Travel #70 link).  The station should trash that PSA and get PSAs that do not hurt Detroit, since Barack Obama is hurting Detroit by pushing the nonsense of manmade global warming or manmade climate change and the taxes that he wants to impose on the country, which will really, really hurt the people--especially the poor--in Detroit.  But Barack Obama is not a Detroiter--he is a communist, Marxist, socialist, et cetera, and such a person cares not about "color" but cares about enslaving people.

     Warning and commentary: It seems very likely you have not heard much about the United Nations climate-change treaty that many politicians, such as Barack Obama, are hoping to create, because the main media, such as NBC-TV, care not if the United States of America becomes just another country governed under a proposed international main communist country and if The U.S. Constitution and rights for you get trumped by international laws, such as Sharia Law and communist rules of other countries of the world.  Over the next few weeks or months, you are going to learn how deep the evilness is within the main media of the United States of America.  If you have little information in your mind about the badness of the proposed treaty, you should see what I have passed along to you from Lord Christopher Monckton in my document entitled World Tyranny: Warnings about the Insane Who are Trying to Create a Communist World Country, and I say that, through it, you will get a better appreciation of your enemy (and to see World Tyranny: Warnings about the Insane Who are Trying to Create a Communist World Country, you can use this link: World).  When you have an enemy, you hate the enemy and you shut the enemy down!  The war is on, and you do not have to be nice!

    Here is a "for-the-record" note.  In mid-January, I tuned into WHPR-TV, Channel 33 (analog), to see, if I would notice any changes with the station (I am not always in the Detroit area and able to regularly tune into Channel 33, which is a low-power station).  I noticed the station is now being promoted as "The New TV33," and I did some research and watched some programs, and I have some information for you here.
    On Monday, January 18, 2010, WHPR-TV aired a program entitled Concepts in Gospel Music (though the title shown on the screen was really concepts in gospel music) at about 2:30 p.m., and it was hosted by George Hutcherson.  In essence, George Hutcherson introduced video clips of gospel performers.  Unfortunately for me, the station had an audio problem, and I had no audio to listen to, till the show had been on for about twenty minutes.  I am unaware when the first program in the series was shown, but it seems to have been recently, since I did not notice it on the station in December 2009.  Oh, the program lasted about twenty-five minutes.
    Here is other information.  Before the program (Concepts in Gospel Music) would start and after the program aired, the station ran a promotional announcement for Friday Night Live!, a new program that would be launched soon, and it would be hosted by Karen Addision and is expected to showcase musicians, comedians, and poets.  And I went to the Web site for the station on Monday, January 18, 2010, and I saw a simple promotional announcement that noted Classic Movie Night was going to show up soon, and there was no information about when the show was going to be started up, but I did learn the movie show was going to be hosted by Kevin Lewis and Scott Boswell.
    In addition, in the early afternoon on weekdays, the station is now showing movies, such as made-for-TV movies.

    Public Service Announcement: If you wish to avoid giving a donation to nonprofit groups that support "manmade global warming" legislation or "manmade climate-change" legislation, such as the very bad American Clean Energy and Security Act (which is also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill), give to something better--particularly the Heritage Foundation and the Landmark Legal Foundation, which are organizations that support The U.S. Constitution and are working to defeat Barack Obama's plans to take over the country.   (You should see my document entitled "CAP AND TRADE" and Carbon Dioxide Facts and Nonsense, which can be reached through this link: Carbon.)

    Let me remind you of some text that I presented in the previous edition of T.H.A.T..  "My research has convinced me that Barack Obama's wish to switch to a federal-government-run health-care system would be a bad idea, since such systems are failing in such countries as Canada and England (to see the problems with the health-care system in the U.K., you should see the many real newspaper articles and such that are available through liberty-page.com (I talked about the topic more fully in Michigan Travel Tips #60, which can be reached at this link: Travel #60)).  To date, I have yet to see a good and long and detailed television program about the health-care system in the U.K. presented on MSNBC, CNN. NBC-TV, CBS-TV, or ABC-TV, which would really show how the government-run health-care system in the U.K. is falling apart and how individuals, especially the elderly, are being treated terribly."  (By the way, the health-care system in England was set up in 1948, and the health-care system in Canada was created in 1984, and the system in England is in worse shape than the system in Canada is, because the system in England is older than the system in Canada is--it takes time for badness to show up and develop into very bad.)

      Announcement (again): Since national broadcast television networks do a poor job of covering information about many important topics, I will try to take up the work of filling in some of the holes.  I urge you to see www.saveourhealthcarenow.com and www.noperformancetax.org, because they have important information about the country.  The former has information about the health-care industry in the United States of America, and you should and must see it, and you are urged to sign the petition that exists there, and the latter has information about a proposed tax system related to radio stations and music, and the latter will show you what nonsense that U.S. Representative John Conyers (a Democrat of Michigan) is trying to push on the country.

    On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Fox TV broadcast a special entitled The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special--In 3D! On Ice!, and I have some notes about the special.  The program presented a lof of clips of people giving thoughts about the show, such as David Mirkin, Brian Williams, Dan Rather, Mike Scully, Julie Kavner, Al Jean, Sting, James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Jerry Springer, Dr. Ruth, Dan Castellaneta, and Yeardley Smith.  Generally speaking, it was a fairly entertaining production, but near the end of the show, the host (who was Morgan Spurlock) went to Rio De Janero and a few other countries to talk with foreigners, and the segments were flat, and, in fact, the segment in Rio was too long, and it would have been better to have covered something else, such as more trivia about the show (I did not care whether or not the people in Rio were offended by something that the series had done in the past in relation to Rio).  I could aruge well the special should have been a two-hour event.  Did you notice I listed Dan Rather in this paragraph already?  Dan Rather is a discredited newsman from CBS-TV.  Oh, Sting (who was the lead singer for The Police, a musical group) is a big-time socialist and a supporter of Barack Obama, whose mind is filled with a mismash of communism, socialism, Marism, fascism, and street-garbage thinking.  And Jerry Springer is a "liberal."  (I will let you do research on the other persons who took part in the show.)

    Public Service Announcement: Rules for Radicals, which is a book put together by Saul Alinsky (a communist) about 35 years ago, is a book that Barack Obama is very familiar with and follows, and if you wonder what you can do in relation to Barack Obama to beat him, I say, "Well, see my document entitled Rules of a Radical Destroyer: The Barack Obama Case, which can be reached though this link: Radical.

    On Thursday morning, January 14, 2010, I was watching the Retro Television Network--particulary episodes of The Rifleman, which is a series from the late 1950s and early 1960s--and I got a surprise.  I saw a 1962 episode in which Sammy Davis, Jr., played Tip Corey, a black cowboy who comes to town and starts to cause trouble.  That was not surprising--that a drifter would come to town and cause trouble.  Here is what surprised me--one of the actors in the episode was Johnny Ginger, who I have talked about in past editions of T.H.A.T. (T.H.A.T. #35, T.H.A.T. #36, and T.H.A.T. #56).  In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Johnny Ginger hosted local children's shows on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, in Detroit, and I regularly watched the shows, which, for example, showed the "shorts" of The Three Stooges" that had been made from the late 1930s to the late 1950s.  Today, Johnny Ginger is still alive and is doing stand-up comedy, and The Three Stooges shorts are being shown on WADL-HD, Channel 3.1, at 4:00 p.m. on weekdays.  Johnny Ginger played Ted in that episode of The Rifleman that I saw on January 14, 2010.

     A reminder (updated): Remember to tell your children and grandchildren that they should never pledge to be a "servant to Obama" or a servant to any president, which was a topic in T.H.A.T. #58, and remember to tell them to not blindly "believe" in leaders, and that is a lesson in this edition of T.H.A.T., as it was in the past and will be in the future.  By the way, remember, in the "Presidential Video," which is one topic of T.H.A.T. #58, one male says, "I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama."; one female says, "I pledge to be a servant to our president."  And make sure your children and grandchildren are not singing songs at school that praise Barack Obama, which has been done by children at some schools around the country since January 2009, since children should never sing songs that praise any politician, especially a megalomaniac and narcissist like Barack Obama.

    On Friday, January 15, 2010, WDIV-HD, Channel 4.1, broadcast a locally produced program entitled 4 FROM THE FLOOR: North American International Auto Show: Charity Preview.  It was shown from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and at about 7:28 p.m., the viewer got to see an unexpected sight.  Devon Scillian and Carman Harlan, who were the main hosts of the program, were on camera, and in the background on the right side of the screen was a blonde gal, and the blonde gal took what looked like a white business card and pushed it down the top of her black dress at her left breast.  I wonder if the card had a hot number she was saving.  I have to note that before that gal tucked way that possibly hot number, earlier in the eprogram, she had been mugging it up for the camera, seemingly trying to get people at home to see her in the background.

    Commentary with facts: I must talk about Faces of America, which is a series that is being presented in four parts on PBS.  Mike Nichols, Kristi Yamaguchi, Stephen Colbert, Mario Batali, Meryl Streep, Eva Longoria-Parker, Yo-Yo Ma, and Elizabeth Alexander are guests who appear in the series, which debuted with the episode entitled "Promise of America" on February 10, 2010, and I will report that the show is made up of a collection of Barack Obama supporters, some of whom are highly left-wing people, and, because of that, they are dangerous to the country, and one of those is Stephen Colbert.  Add to that a host who is a racist.  The host of this series is Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a professor at Harvard University.  Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the man who was involved in a racial incident at Harvard University on July 16, 2009, which Barack Obama made an even more national issue by talking about it at a nationally broadcast press conference on July 22, 2009.  In the press conference, for one, Barack Obama put down police officers, even though he said that he knew little about the incident, and what Barack Obama--a U.S. President--was doing was fueling racial unrest in the country.  This Barack Obama incident should never be forgotten, and I can argue well that Faces of America should be avoided and forgotten.  (You are urged to see my document entitled THE CRUD AROUND BARACK OBAMA: My Rule--"Like Minds Get Together", which can be reached by using this link: Crud.)

    On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a big eartquake hit Haiti, a country that had been a dead country for decades and decades and had millions of persons in poverty, and on Monday, January 18, 2010, around 8:35 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), The Early Show aired an interview segment entitled "Talking with Your Kids" about Haiti in which a woman named Robi Ludwig gave answers to questions from Maggie Rodriguez about how to talk to children about Haiti (and most of the answers were fluff and some were nonsense), and nothing was said about telling children how Haiti came to be what Haiti is.  In essence, Haiti has been a dictatorship country for decades, and it has been the political system that has led to the deaths of many, many persons for decades there, and children must be taught that, and children must be told that the political system is like that which Barack Obama believes in--a highly centralized governmental system.  Basically, when the earthquake hit Haiti, Haiti had not stored up medical supplies to take care of injured people and Haiti had a defective hospital system, and Haiti lacked machinery and so much more.  Children must be told how many people in Haiti have AIDS--even children--and how the educational system is truly poor.  And then on Friday, January 22, 2010, ABC-TV, CBS-TV, NBC-TV, and other networks aired a special fund-raiser benefit program entitlted Hope for Haiti, and children must be taught that Barack Obama pushed the idea of "Hope and Change," and hope is useless, unless work is done, and work well beyond the capability of the United States of America has to be done in Haiti, such as changing the entire political structure of the country and the entire mind set of the people of the country, and the work that has to be done is only a little tougher than what has to be done in Detroit--a place with high unemployment and high adult illiterarcy, and low self-esteem in men and women, caused by their following the charlatins, thieves, black radicals, communists, and such of the Democratic Party.  By the way, on Monday, January 18, 2010, it was Martin Luther King Day in the country, and on WJR-AM, 760, Detroit, John McCulloch, the substitute host on The Frank Beckmann Show, interviewed a woman named Frances Rice, who was the chairperson for the National Black Republican Association, and thoughts that the woman passed along were (1) Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican and (2) Martin Luther King, Jr., was a not a left-wing socialist (who, I note, would be like such so-called "black leaders" as John Conyers (a U.S. Representative related to Michigan), Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Coleman A. Young, Jr. (who is a State Representative in Michigan), and Louis Farrakhan), and one of her final statements was: "...President Barack Obama described what he and other Democrats do to poor blacks...plantation politics--give them a Christmas turkey in exchange for their vote...."  Talk about that with your children!  (To learn more about Detroit, which could become like Haiti without an earthquake, you should see my document entitled Detroit and Death: A View of a Future United States of America, which can be reached by using this lnk: Detroit.)

    Okay, now here's a section that is strictly for guys.  Over the last few weeks, I watched television shows broadcast on RTN and WADL-HD (Detroit), which air programs from the 1950s to the 1980s, such as Star Trek, I Spy, Kojak, The Rifleman, Batman, Lost in Space, and The Rockford Files, and I thought about passing along a bunch of names about cute gals to watch for, such as Sherry Jackson and Yvonne Craig, but then I changed my mind when, I went looking for information about two actresses--Miko Mayama and Helen Funai.  (I was wondering how they were doing today.)  When I did research on Helen Funai, I discovered she had been the queen for the Nisei Week festival in Los Angeles, California, in 1963.  I found Web pages that listed all the past winners or queens.  I discovered that Tamlyn Tomika was the winner for 1984.  You may have seen Tamlyn Tomika in television shows produced over he last twenty-five years or so.  I did not find recent information about Helen Funai (who I remember from episodes of The Dean Martin Show and I Spy) or Miko Mayama (who I remember from an episode of Kojak).  However, I did begin thinking about the 10 p.m. time slot of NBC-TV for weekdays, which is being abandoned by The Jay Leno Show, and I thought, if were programming NBC-TV, I might run a Nisei Week beauty pageant show, even if only as a half-hour one-shot.  I surely would rather see dozens of cute Asian-type gals than what I have learned NBC-TV is going to use to fill that 10:00 p.m.block of weekdays.  I have been collecting information about television since 1972, and I have never discovered that a Nisei Week beauty pageant show has been broadcast nationally in any way.  Wow, maybe I could be a consultant for what I will call The 2010 Nisei Week Beauty Pageant--70 Years of Elegance and Excellence.  That is great title!  Oh, Tamlyn Tomika was the cohost for the 2009 event, which was held on August 15, 2009, and the other main host was David Ono of KABC-TV, and the winner was Dana Fujiko Heatherton.  If NBC-TV does not want my special--"my" special?--which would not surprise me, maybe I could push it on to RTN for Sunday, August 22, 2010, at 10 p.m.  Incidentally, the Nisie Week festival is a festival involving Americans with Japanese ancestry.  Hey, guys, get ready for this idea!  If I had my way, The 2010 Nisei Week Beauty Pageant--70 Years of Elegence and Excellence would be broadcast in high definition and in 3D, and there would be a gown sequence, a silk-komoma sequence, a mini-skirt sequence, a very-light-weight and flowing summer dress-sequence, a bikini sequence....

    Oh, here is another section for guys, and, in essence, it shows some bad stuff, and I offer this section to counter the work done by all those "fashion experts".who try to push so-and-so looked great at certain event.  If you get a chance, you might think about seeing pages 18 and 19 of TV Guide for February 1-7, 2010, but if you do not, you will have missed nothing.  On those pages, the management of TV Guide presented six gals (performers) dressed in their fashions for the recent Golden Globes Awards.  The gals were Courtney Cox, Olivia Wilde, Jane Krakowski, Emily Blunt, Sofia Bergara, and Zoe Saladana, and most of the gals looked as if they had no boobs, even though Sofia Bergara, who was dressed in a gown that was seemingly purposely designed to hide boobs is not "flat."  Courtney Cox, who was dressed in a black dress, did not look "flat," but the dress did not accent well what assets exist, and the way in which she was photographed did not help her.  I guess I shall say, "A lot of nothing dressed up!  There's a lot of fluff in Hollywood, but the real stuff doesn't seem to be in the bras of TV actresses these days."  You should see T.H.A.T. #66, since it has a talk about female stars on television shows and why I think many seem to have no "boobs," and it can be reached by using this link: T.HA.T. #66.  (I sure do miss those TV days of Dawn Wells, Yvonne Craig, Sherry Jackson, Helen Funai....)

    I end this edition of T.H.A.T. by talking about a very good television show (though I have, over the years, uncovered some productions errors, but errors to occur when making shows, from Star Trek to Star Wars).  The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s.  Again 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. #1: The telephone number of the U.S. Congressional Switchboard is: 1-202-224-3121.  (Use it to fight against the creation of a national-health-care system, especially a system pushed through law by a defective thinker, a man who has created nothing, and a man whose history is mostly filled with tearing things down, a man who continually puts down the U.S.A.--Barack Obama.  By the way, one of the more recent events in which he put down the entire business community of the country took place on Wednesday May 13, 2009, and you should see the second entry for Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in the document entitled Nonsense Statements and Quotations of Barack Obama).

    P.S. #2: Do not forget that, since late 2008, I have put within editions of Michigan Travel Tips information about "green technology," "global warming" stuff, and "climate change" stuff, and to get to the catalog for all the Michigan Travel Tips publications, use this link: Travel.

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Date published: February 10, 2010

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