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Remembering D-Day, Band of Brothers, The War, and The Cold Blue

Today, June 6, 2019, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. “It plays like the stuff of military myth or legend, but it’s remarkably true: A disparate group of American recruits transformed into an elite rifle company, parachuted into France on … Continue reading

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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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Gentleman Jack Proves She Ain’t No Gentleman on HBO

“She was a real player.  She was very good at sex. It was high on her agenda of what was important.”–writer/director Sally Wainwright. There was nothing ordinary about Anne Lister (1791-1840). Wealthy Yorkshire landowner, businesswoman, diarist and international gadabout Anne … Continue reading

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Tech Visionary or Fraud? The Inventor: Out for Blood on HBO

“When I was introduced to Elizabeth by George Shultz, her plan sounded like an undergraduate’s dream. I told her she had only two prospects: total failure or vast success. There would be no middle ground.” Former  U.S. Secretary of State … 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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Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists Headlines on HBO

“We’re on the side of the little guy.” I may have been born and raised in New Jersey but my dreams were all wrapped up in the promise and allure of the shining city on the Hudson. On good days … Continue reading

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts Takes Center Stage on HBO

“I just wanted to be ok.  I wanted to be a good girl.”–Jane Fonda. Those are startling admissions from the two-time Oscar®-winning actress and polarizing political activist who President Richard M. Nixon and his cronies loved to hate. Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker … Continue reading

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