Bob Costas, Level-Headed Broadcaster

Bob Costas, Level-Headed Broadcaster

A friend called me Thursday morning and told me to turn on the Charlie Brennan Show on KMOX, a station I haven’t listened to since parting ways with it almost a decade ago. But my friend told me the guest was a broadcaster who I respect enormously, Bob Costas,...
TV Notes

TV Notes

I don’t recommend the sixth season of “House Of Cards.” The show ran out of steam by its third year, and this final one doesn’t re-energize anything. It plays out as a boring battle for control between new president Claire Hale (Robin Wright)...
Picture Of The Day: Roy Clark

Picture Of The Day: Roy Clark

If you’ve never heard of Roy Clark (who died yesterday at 85), or only know him from his 24 years hosting “Hee Haw,” watch this to see what a versatile guitarist he was. It’s a montage of clips from a 1975 episode of “The Odd...
Megyn Kelly Update

Megyn Kelly Update

As I predicted, the fallout from Megyn Kelly’s “I don’t see what’s wrong with blackface” comments continues. Not only did her own “Today” show colleagues call out her stupidity on the air Wednesday morning, but now guests that...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Here’s a wonderful remembrance by Leonard Maltin of his friend James Karen, who I grew up knowing as The Pathmark Man and later Jane Fonda’s boss in “The China Syndrome.” Little did I know that “Jimmy” seemingly acted with or knew...
Two Random Thoughts

Two Random Thoughts

I’d bet there was a hastily called meeting at NBC News yesterday morning after Megyn Kelly said she doesn’t understand what’s wrong with white people dressing up for Halloween in blackface. I haven’t seen Kelly’s ratings lately, but if...