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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 anything like that. It’s actually twitter, I would argue. Where else can a schlub like me…

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 the Family””…

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 and harder to watch. ABC’s “Shark Tank” thankfully has little of that so-called “edgy” material…

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…

Let me first say that I have always admired and enjoyed Bob Costas’ work as a sportscaster and sports talk show host. The way he can shift gears from football to baseball and even the Olympics is impressive to watch and listen to. One area he should stay out of however, is politics, including issues…

What was the  worst thing Two And A Half Men actor Angus T. Jones said in his so-called religious rant this past week? Probably the truth, because as they say … it hurts. “The enemy” (the devil) is coming to get your through your television set and no one should watch Two And A Half…

From a creative comedy like “I Dream of Jeannie” to the cutthroat drama “Dallas” one quality defined Larry Hagman’s career as much as any other: Fun. The man seemed to genuinely enjoy his work up until the day he died, which was Friday. Hagman reportedly passed due to complications from cancer at age 81. Hagman…

Rush Limbaugh slips up at times, especially when he’s trying to be funny. He’s also an old-time values guy, which pleases some and turns off other radio listeners — usually the former as the man has forged a remarkable career. Rush, deserves credit too for being decent and kind enough this past week to pay…

I had to do it. I had to “unfriend” a former associate on Facebook a few weeks ago for “accusing” me of only watching FOX News. Although I “lean right” on many political and social topics, I have spent my career as a journalist trying to be fair …  probably even to the point of…

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I have been in journalism for over to decades ... which makes me, well, old! Seriously, I have been blessed to have worked for publications such as USA Today, Newsday and nfl.com and I am excited to have this opportunity to blog about television for beliefnet.

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