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Daymond John Is One Cool ‘Shark’

posted by mattaug

Inspiring people who are role-models are often difficult to come by when it comes to today’s television shows. Programs are often so full of rude, crude and offensive behavior from people with the same qualities it is making TV harder […]

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On Thin Ice: Are NHL Owners Bargaining In Good Faith With Players?

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I’m a strange ‘cat’, I’ll admit it. Just ab0ut completely broke all the time, yet I am as conservative as the day is long. And I always will be. In a similar way, I have always been among the working […]

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DirecTV ‘Sandy’ Channel Was Well Done

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As a ‘Southerner’ the last few years, it was not the way I wanted to see my hometown New York and Connecticut TV stations, but I was certainly glad DirecTV offered a ‘Sandy ‘ channel in recent days. The programmer […]

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Before I Go On … About Joy Behar Post

posted by mattaug

With one of the most vicious weather episodes to ever hit a part of the country occurring, it seems there would be more important things to blog about today. I’m sure all our hearts and prayers go out to all […]

Stern Rebuke For Retiring NBA Commish

posted by mattaug

First the good. NBA commissioner David Stern has done an amazing job building the NBA into a profit and marketing machine in his nearly three decades at the helm. Stern, who recently announced he will step down from his post […]

My View: No Joy In Watching Behar

posted by mattaug

She is often rude, crude and classless. Really, there is very little joy when it comes to Joy Behar. One of the personalities on ‘The View’ Behar is one of those mean and angry liberals who makes you mad at […]

This Is An ‘Exclusive’ Blog Post!

posted by mattaug

Did I get you to read this sentence because of the above headline? If so, good, because that was PRECISELY my intent. Although it’s true, in that this blog/feature IS an exclusive to Beliefnet.com, it’s also kind of stretching the […]

Marlins, Greenberg’s Great Moment

posted by mattaug

Baseball has provided many magical moments over the years and Tuesday night was certainly no different. Adam Greenberg, who was beaned in his first major league at-bat seven years ago and dealt with an ensuing concussion and migraines, made his […]

‘Homeland’ … Best Show I Have Never Seen

posted by mattaug

Homeland, the Showtime series on terrorism, has alot going for it. It’s coming off a fabulously successful first season and Emmy night, great stars like Claire Daines, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin. It also boasts a pretty strong fan base […]

Good To See NFL Refs Back In Action

posted by mattaug

The best referees are often the ones you don’t see or hear in a game. That wasn’t true for the beginning of Thursday’s Ravens-Browns game, however, as fans applauded game officials at the beginning of the contest and linebacker Ray […]

Steve Sabol Helped Change Face Of Football

posted by mattaug

Some people wonder how football got to be America’s most popular sport. Steve Sabol, who died earlier this week, is part of the reason why. Sabol, who passed at age 69 from brain cancer, was responsible, along with his father, […]

John Hancock? More Like John Han-crock

posted by mattaug

I wasn’t going to write a  feature/post over the weekend until I saw, again, a TV ad for John Hancock financial services. The ad features four distinctly different “couples” discussing their investment options in this volatile market. “Let me guess,” […]

Are Sports Dead, Or Just Dying?

posted by mattaug

I know, I know the headline above seems dramatic, or maybe overly-dramatic. But the thing is, when you look at sports today they just MAY be dying a slow death or perhaps worse. Start with major league baseball, as several […]

Jerry Jones Promotes Cowboys, Pizza

posted by mattaug

Call me old-fashioned and that’s just fine but there’s something appropriate about owners acting like owners. I guess I am spoiled by how the Tisch and Mara families have handled themselves as owners of the New York Giants: with dignity […]

Foxworthy Wears Bible Belt For Game Show

posted by mattaug

It almost makes TOO much sense, it’s strange someone hasn’t thought of it before. On August 23, Game Show Network rolls out “The American Bible Challenge,” a gameshow testing biblical knowledge, hosted by the tasteful but funny comedian Jeff Foxworthy. […]

Remote Viewing: Matt’s Quick Clicks

posted by mattaug

OK, as if I don’t make some people angry enough writing about one television topic, I am going to try to take on several in one feature. There was plenty of brouhaha over Al Roker’s comment to Matt Lauer about […]

500 Comments For Changing Channels Blog!

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Ruth, Mantle … and Aug! OK, that’s a bit much but Changing Channels did hit the big 5-0-0 this past week! As in 500 comments drawn from the nearly 300 posts I have  penned since Beliefnet gave me the opportunity […]

Good Olympics NBC, But Where’s Bruce Jenner?

posted by mattaug

The London Olympics have to be considered a success with a mostly fun, if overblown, opening night and lots of great competitions. But my trainer the other day brought up a very interesting point in which I thought I should […]

Ann Couldn’t Curry Favor Among Viewers

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Rumors that Ann Curry is on the way out as co-anchor of the Today show bring this response from me: “What took you so long?” Perhaps my response should be “Why was she put in that position to begin with?” […]

Another Arsenio Late Night Gig? … Zzzzz

posted by mattaug

Woof, woof! Again? Ugh! Arsenio Hall has apparently parlayed his win on the most recent Celebrity Apprentice into another shot at a late night show. While Donald Trump’s show can be entertaining, if a bit cut-throat at times, for numerous […]

‘Schticky’ To The Script … Please!

posted by mattaug

Whether or not you want to admit it, everyone knows ad host ‘Vince’ of Slap Chop, Shamwow  and now Schticky fame or infamy. I say the latter because “his” ads for the latter have finally been  sanitized after months of […]

Barbara Corcoran: One Winning Woman

posted by mattaug

Gentle and smooth enough to show off homes on NBC’s Today Show, but tough and grizzled  enough to mix it up with business superstars on ABC’s Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran is one winning woman. I had to blog about her […]

Did Trump Show Hand On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’?

posted by mattaug

Maybe I’m making too much of this, but at the end of Sunday’s The Apprentice it seems clear to me host Donald Trump is clearly looking in one direction when he fires the last of the remaining three competitors. The […]

Super Sad About Junior Seau’s Suicide

posted by mattaug

There’s just too much death and sadness in the news lately. It wasn’t any better Wednesday with reports of the suicide, via a single bullet to the chest, of ex-legendary NFL linebacker Junior Seau. I always regretted missing the opportunity […]

Salma’s Super Salesperson For Milk, BK

posted by mattaug

No matter how many times I’ve seen it, Salma Hayek’s ad for Got Milk? makes me laugh. How many of us have endured the same type of stuff, being out of a crucial grocery item and having to go out […]

Dick Clark Rocked Until End…

posted by mattaug

I’ll admit it, I changed my tune on Dick Clark’s  Rockin’ New Year’s Eve party. Well, at least the program’s namesake, as co-host Ryan Seacrest and music acts like Lady GaGa are not my thing. I had been a little […]

Hey FOX News … Where You Hiding Stossel?

posted by mattaug

FOX News has obviously done several things right in becoming the top cable news network. Its one-hour shows with Sean Hannity, Billy O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren and others are at the top of the list in explaining FOX News’ success. […]

Dr. Pepper Should Be Proud Of Latest Ad

posted by mattaug

So what if it’s just syrup and carbonated water … if soda can find a way to be inspirational that’s great. We seem to need inspiration SO badly in this day and age. The latest Dr. Pepper ad, the one […]

Just Say Yes To 10 Years Of YES Network

posted by mattaug

It’s not easy starting a television network, just ask Oprah Winfrey. The queen of the daytime talk show has found it MUCH more difficult to run her own, that is OWN. That’s what makes the success of the YES Network […]

Women Taking Over Television … Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

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Sarah Palin, Meredith Vieira, Katie Couric and even Oprah Winfrey. What a week it has been for women on television! And it’s only Tuesday for crying out loud … Palin visited the Today show in what had to be a […]

Keith Olbermann Can’t Even Keep ‘Current’

posted by mattaug

Keith Olbermann must have one HECK of an agent. Despite being pretty much a one-trick pony, playing the not-too-rare angry liberal, Olbermann has been on more TV channels than Oprah Winfrey. In fact, OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s flagging network, might be […]

Issues With ‘Quilted Northern’ Bath Tissue

posted by mattaug

We have so many reality shows these days, and some of them are pretty good and interesting. Most of them we all could quite honestly do without. Well, Quilted Northern bathroom tissue, with a recent ad campaign wants to bring […]

‘Bridesmaids’ … Women Behaving Badly

posted by mattaug

No, I didn’t see the movie Bridesmaids and something tells me I didn’t have to see it in order to know what it was about: Women behaving badly … or as badly as their male counterparts in so many movies, […]

Geico Ads More Misses Than Hits

posted by mattaug

For every one of Geico’s ads that are funny or clever, to me, there are about 20 or more that miss the mark. The reason I write about this is because Geico seems to be the only advertiser on TV […]

GRAMMYs High Points Outweighed Lows

posted by mattaug

It’s nice to be able to write that the high points of Sunday’s GRAMMYs on CBS outpaced the lows. By a pretty good distance, too. Sure, there was Nicki Minaj acting and dressing the fool … trying to mock Catholicism […]

Madonna? Puhleez! How About A Christian Rocker Like Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant?

posted by mattaug

There are reasons why I call Sunday’s game the “Stupor Bowl”. I enjoy the NFL and LOVE the New York Giants, but some things that go with the game are pretty ridiculous … like the choice of music acts for […]

To Be Direct, DirecTV’s The Best

posted by mattaug

With over 35 moves in my life, I’ve had most of the cable or satellite TV offerings that are available and one thing still holds true: DirecTV is still the best overall product. Let me clear, I don’t currently have […]

Big Day For ‘Today’ Show, So Why Am I Sad?

posted by mattaug

First for the good: congratulations are in order for NBC’s Today Show in reaching it’s 60th year on air. Heck, getting to 60 days on air now is a good accomplishment and one we’ll see if the new CBS Morning […]

Another ‘Bosom Buddies’? … Un-Work It, ABC

posted by mattaug

I just got done complimenting ABC a few posts ago for Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing series. It was smart bringing back a known commodity like the likable Allen, former star of the long-running clean and positive hit Home Improvement. […]

Keep On Rockin’ Dick Clark!

posted by mattaug

I’ll admit it, I’ve changed my tune on Dick Clark’s  Rockin’ New Year’s Eve party. Well, at least the program’s namesake, as co-host Ryan Seacrest and music acts like Lady GaGa are not my thing. I have been a little […]

‘Weight’ A Sec, Barkley A Role Model?

posted by mattaug

Talk about doing the right thing for the wrong reason? Years ago Charles Barkley, the ex-NBA great turned entertaining TNT basketball analyst flatly refused to be a role-model for youngsters. He even did commercials where he angrily stated: “I am […]

No Comment? Not My Readers…lol

posted by mattaug

I recently passed the 300 mark in reader comments, and that’s pretty exciting to me. After all, besides pageviews, there’s no other way to be sure people are ACTUALLY reading this feature/blog than getting comments. It’s fun to hear from […]

Wal-Mart Back in Black … In Bad Way

posted by mattaug

Glad to see my last post on Best Buy’s ads knocking Santa struck a cord with hundreds of readers and several comments. I LOVE Best Buy and have purchased several products there over the years … and hopefully I’ll still […]

Ho, Ho Humbled … Best Buy Slams Santa

posted by mattaug

Let me make one thing perfectly clear … as the late, great President Nixon used to say… I have NEVER been a big fan of Santa Claus. I think he’s part of the commercial distraction that takes away from the […]

Did Mag Interview Serve Lindsay Lohan Well?

posted by mattaug

“During the past five years, I’ve learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable.” So said actress Lindsay Lohan of her […]

‘Break Up The Kardashians': Odom Trade Could Do Just That

posted by mattaug

Perhaps David Stern is a fan of Keeping up with the Kardashians? The NBA commissioner probably isn’t a fan of reality shows, however, as the NBA IS its own reality show. The Kardashians probably breathed a sigh of relief when […]

Sorry PBS, No Cash For You!

posted by mattaug

I don’t mean to sound heartless … really I don’t. I bawled like a six-year-old, after all, when I watched Jackie Evancho sing on PBS the other night (thanks for the over 100 facebook shares, too). She was superb and […]

Sean Avery: Good Or Bad For Rangers, NHL?

posted by mattaug

I like Sean Avery’s style of play and I root for him to succeed. Of course that’s mostly because he plays for my favorite NHL team: the New York Rangers. But I “grapple with”, pardon the expression, his behavior both […]

NBA Strike Over: Christmas Baskets For All

posted by mattaug

So the NBA labor strife between billionaire owners and millionaire players is over … Who cares? I do. In the past I would have said to heck with both sides and the NBA is perhaps my fourth favorite sport anyway. […]

Will Charlie Rose, Gayle King Get Rise Out Of Morning Viewers?

posted by mattaug

It will be interesting to see how the new recently announced Charlie Rose-Gayle King tandem will perform on The Early Show on CBS when the duo debut Jan 9. I’ve always liked Rose, but he’s just SO relaxed … how […]

Hate To Snicker, But Is Candy Ad Funny?

posted by mattaug

I’ve been meaning to write about this one for some time, but wasn’t quite sure how to address it. Is the ad for Snickers, the one where two sharks “discuss” the difference of how people tasted, and decide the person […]

A (Howard) Stern Rebuke For NBC

posted by mattaug

When I heard Piers Morgan had an announcement to make last week I was kind of hoping it would be that he is giving up his CNN talk show in order to continue on with NBC‘s America’s Got Talent. Morgan […]

Magic Johnson’s Assisted On, Off Court

posted by mattaug

There are a few events I remember exactly where I was when I heard they happened. The plane crash that took the life of New York Yankees catching great Thurman Munson was one such event. Nov. 7, 1991, when Los […]

Uptight, Upset About What’s On TV

posted by mattaug

An old family friend wrote in the other day “man, you are tight, lol”. He was referring to my recent feature on ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine in which I knocked the former Mets manager for using the expression “baseball gods”, […]

‘Where’s The Beef?’ Wendy’s, Of Course

posted by mattaug

I LOVE my trip to Wendy’s every couple of weeks because I enjoy their burgers and their salads. Yes … that’s right the salads. Wendy’s has some of the most creative ones around and I still say it’s good to […]

Ex-NBA coach Phil Jackson In Car Ad Action

posted by mattaug

Former NBA coach Phil Jackson is pretty good in an ad he is currently starring in for Audi. “Jax”, who led the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls to championships, tells a restaurant boss yelling at an underling that “I […]

Congrats DirecTV Viewers, You Win Again

posted by mattaug

I am a U-Verse customer but I gotta’ admit, there’s something special about DirecTV. That’s especially true when it comes to sports … DirecTV’s got the most channels and the most in HD as well. And although it’s too rich […]

Confused About NBC’s Rock Center

posted by mattaug

I am a big fan of TV news magazine shows like Dateline, 20-20 and I still watch parts of 60 Minutes after all these years. I am glad NBC is giving a go to another program of that ilk in […]

Trust The Gordon Restaurant Man

posted by mattaug

My oldest brother is not going to be happy with me for this, as he doesn’t suffer fools or celebrity chefs lightly, but I enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on FOX. Augie, Sacramento’s first-ever four-star chef a few years […]

Money Can ‘Ad’ Up Doing Commercials

posted by mattaug

First of all, I’ll just come clean on something … I am VERY jealous of Chris Berman. The ESPN “personality” broadcasts the top sports for top dollars and then makes EVEN more money appearing in ads. He can even get […]

HDNet’s Rather Compelling At Times

posted by mattaug

Dan Rather comes with lots of baggage as far as myself and many others are concerned. The former CBS News anchor was so relentless in his pursuit to make George Bush and his son look bad, it actually made HIM […]

Car Dealerships ‘Auto’ Know Ads Better

posted by mattaug

Bru-tal, or as I would say in my classic rock days … Jethro Bru-tull. That’s the best way to describe “local” auto dealership ads across the country. Having lived in New York, California and North Carolina I have seen some […]

Not Into Hype-Machines Vitale, Corso

posted by mattaug

I REALLY enjoy college football and basketball. I REALLY don’t care for some people who feel the need to hype the sports with their own shows of bravado or self-promotion, however. The two biggest offenders in the “look at me” […]

Are You Ready …. To Be Censored?

posted by mattaug

Let me make one thing perfectly clear … as President Nixon used to say: I was no big fan of Hank Williams over-the-top musical intro to Monday Night Football … it was obnoxious and over the top to me. To […]

Puck-er up? U-verse NHL Fans Can’t

posted by mattaug

I don’t like to take shots at my TV provider … again … but I am forced to ….again. That’s because U-verse lost its deal to carry NHL Network Friday, just days before the puck is set to drop on […]

Hello, Larry Krueger … Welcome Back!

posted by mattaug

Who the heck is Larry Krueger, some of you are probably wondering? Actually, some of you who know me know Larry and others of you who know sports do too.   OK, to clear that up … Larry Krueger is […]

NFL Red Zone Channel Well Worth Price

posted by mattaug

For about $5 per month you can add NFL Red Zone to your cable/satellite package, and for football fans it is WELL worth the price. Ably hosted by Scott Hanson, the channel takes viewers to the best action around the […]

Kate Gosselin: Working ‘Regular Jobs’ Is ‘Mediocre’

posted by mattaug

Perhaps she was still too upset and emotional about the end of her recently-cancelled reality series Kate Plus 8, but Kate Gosselin’s Monday morning interview on Today was quite revealing. Unfortunately for her, not in a good way as when […]

State Farm, Spike Lee Collaborate On Great 9-11 Ad

posted by mattaug

Director Spike Lee and State Farm deserve tons of credit for teaming up on this tremendous goodwill ad for 9/11. Firefighters (and police for that matter) deserve our love, admiration and respect and this spot hits all the right notes […]

What Happened To ‘Inside The NFL’?

posted by mattaug

With the NFL season getting underway it may be interesting to think about what happened to the once-great program Inside The NFL. Oh, the weekly highlights and analysis show is still on, airing on Showtime after moving from its home […]

Miley Cyrus or Miley Siren?

posted by mattaug

Talk about having her cake and eating it too. Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus seems ashamed of the squeaky-clean image she spawned and cashed in on as star of that show. It’s a shame, and it’s a part of the […]

Nats’ Pitcher Stephen Strasburg Is Future Of MLB

posted by mattaug

It’s a lot to put on a young man, but Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is THE  future of Major League Baseball. The 23-year-old also owns part of its present, as well, judging by Tuesday night’s outing, shown at least […]

‘Tooth’ Be Told, Did Bayer Touch Up Ad?

posted by mattaug

It would be better if I noticed more important things. And perhaps I shouldn’t even blog about this … but here goes. Bayer recently began airing an ad for a new extra strength formula product supposed to provide relief within […]

Extreme Couponing? Makes ‘Cents’ To Me

posted by mattaug

Russ Mitchell was on to something big, and small, when the anchor ended the CBS Evening News with a segment on “extreme couponing” Saturday night. Due to the rough economy, using coupons has become en vogue again as people look […]

Seeing ‘Starz’ … In A Good Way

posted by mattaug

I was ticked when AT&T U-Verse recently removed ESPN3D from its programming block. Oh … I was ticked and still am, in fact. That channel was the main reason I spent a few hundred more bucks to get a 3DTV, […]

NFL Commercials Sappy, But They Work

posted by mattaug

The NFL got its labor situation settled just in time. Not just for the season, but with plenty of time to air ads intended to create or reestablish goodwill with its fans. You have probably seen the ads already, where […]

Alyssa Milano Has Baby … I Am Officially Old

posted by mattaug

I have been able to brush the age thing aside for a long time, but I officially became OLD Wednesday. That’s the same day Alyssa Milano gave birth to Milo Thomas Bugliari, a seven pound, 19 inch-long baby boy. After […]

O’Reilly, Hannity … Rush? ‘Conserving’ FOX News

posted by mattaug

I’ve pointed out before in this blog that one is more than five. That is, love him or hate him,  Glenn Beck at 5 p.m. on FOX News was MUCH stronger programming than the five “yakkers” that replaced him on […]

Chevy Ad Drives Me Crazy … In A Good Way

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I’m taking this blog post off … count your blessings … to bring you this VERY FUNNY ad! It’s so well done, it speaks for itself. ………………………………………………………… for a look at the sports of the day please check out: http://www.heapsgoodstuff.com/

Was ‘King’ Whopper Of Mistake For BK?

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Goodbye ‘King’ … we hardly knew ye. Burger King will reportedly drop use of the statuesque ‘King’, which I did not think was such a great advertising face to begin with. Some people think he looked a little creepy and […]

Sarah Silverman Hates God, Gets NBC Series

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Kathy Griffin has had some success with her God-mocking “comedy” act … and now here comes Sarah Silverman. Thanks to NBC, the “comedienne” who says vile things about Christ and Christianity and so many other topics will get her chance […]

With Lauer At Hand, Is ‘Today’ Desperately Seeking Seacrest?

posted by mattaug

Matt Lauer is tired, literally, of the Today Show on NBC. The co-host with newly promoted Ann Curry, is reportedly weary of getting up at 4 a.m. for work and may leave the top-ranked morning show. NBC may look to […]

Changing Channels Hits Century Mark … In Posts

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“I call ‘em like I see ‘em”. The refrain of the baseball umpire is similar to how I go about my business here for the Changing Channels TV blog. And I have done so 100 times already for Beliefnet since […]

Not A Shocker: TBS Drops George Lopez Tonight

posted by mattaug

He’s basically a nice guy and he can be pretty funny, but George Lopez couldn’t carry a late night show. There’s no shame in that, as even bigger names have failed in the venture including Chevy Chase, Magic Johnson and […]

U-Verse In Reverse; Drops ESPN 3D

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I am disappointed, to put it mildly. I purchased a 3DTV a few months ago with the hopes of watching movies and sports in a new dimension, literally. Come to find out, that U-Verse has dropped ESPN 3D from its […]

Offering A Little Punch To Late Night Wars

posted by mattaug

I don’t stay up late to watch the late night talk shows. Only rarely do I even tape them to watch them in the morning. But I am here for you guys, though, the people who are even more fanatical […]

‘Manny’ Happy Returns On Staples Ad

posted by mattaug

Staples office supply company made a shrewd move to include ‘Manny’ in its latest ads. No, not the surly ex-baseball slugger Manny Ramirez or the possibly overexposed boxing great Manny Pacquiao. Manny, the youngster much like an adult on Modern […]

America Ingenuity: Sonic Ad “Tribute” To Peek

posted by mattaug

No one does more corny puns than me. One group of people does, however: the advertising firms for American products. Sonic, a hamburger chain throughout the U.S. and a half-hour worthwhile drive for me, recently did a take-off on America’s […]

Palin Documentary The Undefeated Ready For TV

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I have to admit, the opposite of what I thought would happen with Sarah Palin’s documentary took place. I thought The Undefeated would be critically panned but be a cult hit among Evangelical Christians and/or conservative Republicans. Instead, apparently the […]

Ratings To Treasure For A&E’s Storage Wars

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Nuthin’ fancy. That may be the best way to describe the A&E reality program Storage Wars. The show follows two single men, a husband and wife team and a father and son pairing as they battle through auctions for unpaid […]

$1 Million Question: Did TV Producer Meet With Casey Anthony?

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Television producer Al Taylor claims he offered Casey Anthony $1 million for an exclusive TV interview to tell her side of the story in the death of her daughter. The whole world knows by now Casey Anthony was found not […]

Jane Lynch Shows Glee After Show Loses Three

posted by mattaug

As I wrote in a previous blog I am not a fan of the TV show Glee. I credited it for amazing marketing and some talented singing and dancing, however. I am stunned by star Jane Lynch’s comments about three […]

Stiller The One: Costanza/Cantstandya … We Love Ya!

posted by mattaug

How is it that Jerry Stiller just keeps getting better with age? He was terrific as George Costanza’s father Frank in Seinfeld and arguably even better as Carrie’s dad Arthur in King of Queens. The father of superstar Ben Stiller, […]

Lea Michele of ‘Glee’ ? … I Hardly Knew Yee

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Lea Michele, along with Glee classmates Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith will “graduate” at the end of the coming season. “We always knew we’d graduate in real time. It’s all part of the plan and it’s all good!” Michele tweeted, […]

In Battle Of Cola Wars, Pepsi Ad Pops

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Pepsi has taken more angles in trying to defeat Coca Cola than Ashton Kutcher with a camera in all those photo ads. Well, it took Santa Claus to do it but Pepsi finally “outcooled” Coke, at least for this summer. […]

Magnetic Screens Are Thing Of Summer Dreams

posted by mattaug

OK, I’ll admit it. I LOVE that commercial for magnetic screens where people and pets can push their way through without having to continually open and shut doors. (Oh, the things we have to endure in this nation!) The people […]

John Mackey Is Why NFL Players Must Fight For Fair Shake

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John Mackey died Wednesday. One of the NFL’s top tight ends ever passed after a long battle with dementia. The once dominant force with the Colts and Chargers in the 1960’s and 70’s ran over eight players on one play […]

Internet TV Can Be A Remarkable Value

posted by mattaug

Looking to cut down on your bills, but not sure where to start? Believe it or not, your cable or satellite tab, anywhere from $50-$100 per month — I feel your pain — can be wiped out, or reduced, with […]

American Airlines: Something Special ‘On’ The Air

posted by mattaug

Credit American Airlines for the company’s terrific TV commercials paying homage to our troops. In one spot an African American female soldier humbly takes a salute from a fellow passenger while boarding a plane. In another ad a white male […]

America’s (Not) Great Next Restaurant …

posted by mattaug

Perhaps it was the economy. Perhaps the backers, like the well  known Bobby Flay and Curtis Stone, didn’t back it enough. Or maybe three restaurant openings across the country at the same time were too much. Whatever the reason, America’s […]

Now For A Commercial Interruption …

posted by mattaug

When I first started blogging some months back I only wrote about commercials. Although I since expanded it to all things television, I still like to blog about commercials occasionally. To be creative, smart, informative and even entertaining in 30 […]

Mavs Owner Mark Cuban Becoming Class Act

posted by mattaug

The thing to take away from the Dallas Mavericks topping the Miami Heat for the NBA Sunday night? The best team and the best man, Mavs owner Mark Cuban, won. Cuban has undergone a remarkable transformation of late and reaped […]

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This TV Critic Hopes Twitter Is Here To Stay!
A recent newspaper article that indicated Twitter is some kind of fad that could come and go in the next few years seems kind of sad to me. The great equalizer in our society isn't economic or legal or anythin

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Missing Sammy Davis Jr., Twinkies
I just noticed that the late, great Sammy Davis Jr's birthday, Dec. 8, came and went over the weekend. I miss the talented man, who broke down racial barriers through high great singing, dancing and even acting skills. Yes, even the latter, as judged by his appearance on the TV classic "All in

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Daymond John Is One Cool 'Shark'
Inspiring people who are role-models are often difficult to come by when it comes to today’s television shows. Programs are often so full of rude, crude and offensive behavior from people with the same qualit

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On Thin Ice: Are NHL Owners Bargaining In Good Faith With Players?
I'm a strange 'cat', I'll admit it. Just ab0ut completely broke all the time, yet I am as conservative as the day is long. And I always will be. In a similar way, I have always been among the working middle class, or poor, lol, but tend to see things in the owner's point of view in many res

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