Changing Channels

Clever writing and sarcastic, cutting humor. Those are two qualities that bind the FOX animated comedy hits ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’. Another is their willingness to mock God and faith, and that’s what makes the shows utterly unwatchable to me. I don’t care that ‘The Simpsons’ is stuff of TV legend due…

First off , the winners of election night … Barack Obama — Obvious choice, he got enough Americans to believe he can turn the economy around despite serious struggles in his first-term. Bill Clinton, to his credit, understood his limits in governing in a Democracy during a second term, it will be interesting to see…

Been there, done that … may even do it again … as early as tonight. That is, wait nervously around the television set for election night results to find out who will lead this great nation. Tonight, it turns out, may not be enough of a wait if a state or two needs a vote…

I’m am generally not a fan of NFL pregame shows, but I always enjoyed Frank Caliendo’s work on FOX NFL Sunday for the past dozen years. His “relationship” with the show abruptly ended prior to this season, however, when Caliendo tweeted he would not be returning. No more John Madden, Robert DeNiro or Jay Leno…

This might seem like a strange post coming from someone who has angered some on the left and the right in recent days with posts questioning the president’s choice of talk shows to appear on, while also calling for prayer for him. However, when it comes to coverage of Hurricane Sandy, and its aftermath, it…

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 did an excellent job of switching through channels in those two states, along with Delaware,…

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 the affected people by Sandy, including rescue workers and police, firefighters. However, due to the…

Apologies to those of you who don’t visit the Beliefnet site for politics, as I am going to wade into the subject again. This time to offer my thoughts and prayers for President Obama and his family. Although the president appeared by many to be disinterested and disconnected in the first debate with Mitt Romney…

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 in early 2014, did a superb job of promoting the game’s top players over the…

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 the television. I know, I know, “mean liberals” today sounds oxymoronic but Behar really takes…

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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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