Category Archives: TV

The Double Life of Pioneer Codebreaker Exposed on PBS

“If we missed her, who else are we missing.” She had big dreams. But as a young Midwestern woman growing up during the last decade of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th, she needed more than … Continue reading

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Glenda Jackson Illuminates Elizabeth Is Missing on PBS Masterpiece

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”— Maya Angelou. We take our memory for granted… until we start to lose pieces of … Continue reading

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I Was Undone by HBO’s The Undoing

“Underneath this wonderful family, there is a ticking time bomb.”–director Susanne Bier. I’ve been obsessed. I’ve watched and  rewatched episodes of The Undoing so many times, I’ve lost count.  I’ve been bewitched by its talented, smartly cast team of actors. … Continue reading

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Freedom Summer Tackles Timely Voter and Civil Rights

“Did you see the way our people, you know, they were protecting his bus yesterday, because they’re nice. They had hundreds of cars…You see Trump and the American flag.” –President Donald J. Trump. Excuse me?  Nearly 100 trucks festooned with … Continue reading

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Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip Makes Timely Debut on PBS

“I remain your New York corespondent Walter Winchell, who can sit at his window and review those passing below.  He sees everyone he likes… or doesn’t. He can either drop a flower… or a flower pot.”–Walter Winchell.  If names like … Continue reading

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The Time Is Still Right for A Time for Burning

“Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.”–Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963. It’s hard for me to admit, but until recently, I never connected the dots between … Continue reading

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Remembering Comedy Legend Carl Reiner (1922-2020)

“It’s now 1:00 a.m., and I am going upstairs to my computer to tweet out my thought of the day, because I can. I have the freedom to do that because of people like you who are committed to protecting … Continue reading

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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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