An Accident Waiting To Happen

An Accident Waiting To Happen

I bet the people at Mid-America Airport aren’t happy about last night’s “60 Minutes” piece on Allegiant Air’s long list of safety problems — and the FAA’s shameful failure to do anything about it. The story (which took up two...
Big Mouths, Big Trouble

Big Mouths, Big Trouble

In the last week, a couple of conservative loudmouths have gotten some backlash after making comments about David Hogg, one of the survivors of the Parkland high school shooting who has become an outspoken advocate for gun law reform. First it was Fox News Channel...
DVR Alert: Some Magical Television

DVR Alert: Some Magical Television

This month, Showtime is airing a documentary about Johnny Thompson, one of the most famous magicians of his time. He performed (with wife Pam) as The Great Tomsoni for many years, and then became a mentor for other magicians who needed help devising illusions,...
Steven Bochco, TV Legend

Steven Bochco, TV Legend

Steven Bochco, who died this weekend at 74, had an amazing run of primetime success, creating three of television’s greatest hour-long dramas (“Hill Street Blues,” “LA Law,” and “NYPD Blue”) that stayed on the air a combined...
Wanted: Quirky Female Lead Characters

Wanted: Quirky Female Lead Characters

   I just read a piece in The Hollywood Reporter about how the Time’s Up movement has impacted the hiring and paying of talent during television pilot season. At least one of the casting executives interviewed says that there are a large number of dramas in the...
Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

Using our voices instead of our fingers to get information from search providers and elsewhere is becoming more and more common. I recently bought an Amazon Alexa and am amazed at how good it is at voice recognition. I rarely have to repeat myself, and the response is...