Category Archives: TV

Foster Debuts on HBO During National Foster Care Month

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”—Nelson Mandela. It’s hard to argue with Mr. Mandela, except I would add “and the elderly” to his quote. The children who … Continue reading

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Fred Rogers Celebrated in Won’t You Be My Neighbor? on HBO and PBS

“Love is at the root of everything–all learning, all parenting, all relationships–love or the lack of it.”–Fred Rogers. Love your neighbor. Love yourself.  It sounds easy; but, as we all know, it isn’t.  No one knew that better than Fred … Continue reading

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Attenborough and the Sea Dragon Marvels on PBS Nature

Dragons? Dinosaurs? David Attenborough?  If any one of those D-words piques your interest, I urge you not to miss Attenborough and the Sea Dragon. This fascinating, new hour-long documentary opens the 2019 season of Nature on PBS, tonight, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 8:00 – … Continue reading

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Lucy Bakes a Big Loaf in I Love Lucy Christmas Special

I loved Lucy. Unlike Mama, Harriet Nelson and Margaret Anderson, wife to the father who always knew best, Lucy Ricardo never tied her apron strings. As a housewife, she was rarely content or a success in the traditional sense of … Continue reading

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A Squirrel’s Guide to Success on PBS Is No Tall Tail

“You can’t be friends with a squirrel. A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit.”– Sarah Jessica Parker. My feelings exactly…that is until I screened A Squirrel’s Guide to Success and came away with restored appreciation for the … Continue reading

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Remembering Perry Miller Adato 1920-2018

“I don’t think you can teach anybody anything, whether it’s about art, architecture, literature, or social issues unless you entertain them. You simply cannot lecture people.  You have to involve them emotionally: make them laugh, excite them or make them … Continue reading

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TV’s First Lady Betty White Celebrated on PBS

Sweet. Sassy. Kind. Funny. And very smart. Those are just a few of the heartfelt air-kisses wafting throughout Betty White: First Lady of Television. This pleasant new 55-minute documentary, directed by Steven J. Boettcher, debuts tonight, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, … Continue reading

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