Category Archives: TV

Mae West: Dirty Blonde Takes Center Stage on PBS

“When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad, I’m better.”–Mae West. Mae West lived to be 87 or 88… her birth year seems to be a matter of debate.  For at least 80 of those years, she gave … Continue reading

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Sex, Lies and Butterflies Soars Again on PBS Nature

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”–Hans Christian Andersen. When was the last time you came face to face with an actual butterfly? I’m an avid gardener; and as the … Continue reading

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Remarkable Rabbits Are Hopping on PBS Nature

“I’m just a little wabbit!”—Bugs Bunny. Bugs and his fictional peeps–Peter Cottontail, White Rabbit, Roger Rabbit, and the Easter bunny–are consummate people-pleasers. Who better to spend time with while we’re sidelined or sickened by the global pandemic than these celebrated, … Continue reading

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Fauci, Cuomo and Feel-Good Media Help Us Heal

“America is America because we overcome adversity and challenges. It is what makes us great.”—Governor Andrew Cuomo. Let’s face it. This may not be the most opportune time to catch up on documentaries and feature films about killer viruses, natural … Continue reading

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The Poison Squad Provides Food for Thought on American Experience

“One obsessive, determined person can change the world, and he did.” If you care about the purity of the food and beverages you consume, then grab a bottle of Pepto and keep it handy as you watch The Poison Squad, … Continue reading

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A Whale of a Tale Debuts on PBS Nature

“The mystic-marked whale remains undecipherable.”—Herman Melville, Moby Dick. If like me, you are captivated by whales and emotionally invested in their health and well-being, you will definitely not want to miss The Whale Detective, a tantalizing bit of personal whale … Continue reading

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Animal Reunions Tug Heartstrings on Nature Rebroadcast

If you’ve ever doubted that animals are capable of forming enduring bonds with their human friends and caregivers, I urge you not to miss the rebroadcast of Animal Reunions, a 2016 episode of the PBS series, NATURE, airing tonight, Wednesday, … Continue reading

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The Ricardos and the Mertzes Together Again for Christmas @CBS

Lucy Ricardo on the streets of Paris? What could go wrong?  Thankfully, a lot… and just in case you’ve had your fill of the pre-holiday rat race, you’ll have ample opportunity to trade your seasonal belly aches for belly laughs … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Daddy? Finding Your Roots Returns on PBS

“I’m feeling connected. These are my people.”—Mia Farrow. Mia Farrow, Angelica Huston and Isabella Rossellini share more than their chosen professions. They are the progeny of Hollywood royalty, and each lost one of their parents at a relatively young age. … Continue reading

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16 Hours of Ken Burns’ Country Music on PBS

“Oh, the storm and its fury broke today, crushing hopes that we cherish so dear. Clouds and storms will in time pass away. The sun again will shine bright and clear.”–from the Carter Family’s signature song, “Keep on the Sunny … Continue reading

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