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Comedy is Hard

Comedy is Hard

By on Apr 2, 2014 in Agents of Zeitgeist, Television | 2 comments

The #CancelColbert controversy over the weekend has gotten me thinking about the perils of being a comedy professional — which I am not. However, some thirty years ago I was an aspiring sitcom writer and was working behind the scenes in comedy television, and totally agree that Comedy is HARD. So is navigating the many avenues of race and ethnicity in 21st...

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The New Television Season All Comes Down to Execution

The New Television Season All Comes Down to Execution

By on Sep 20, 2013 in Agents of Zeitgeist, Television | 2 comments

This has been one of those weeks where I’ve been afraid to read the news. Beginning with the Navy Yard shooting on Monday, it’s just been an unrelenting stream of one sad news story after another. Thank goodness we’re at the start of a new television season. I need escapist entertainment just to stay sane.   That’s why I joined my fellow...

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My MOM Confession

My MOM Confession

By on Sep 9, 2013 in Agents of Zeitgeist, Sponsored, Television | 1 comment

I have a MOM confession to make: I am a TV addict. OK, maybe that’s not much of a secret. It’s not even something I am all that ashamed of. I guess it’s not that much of a confession, is it? Now that the Fall season is imminent, I will soon be lost to my family, as I immerse myself in all the networks’ new offerings. I have purchased a hard...

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Huell Howser: A SoCal Inspiration

By on Jan 8, 2013 in Celebrities, Current Events, SoCal Life, Television | 7 comments

My husband was such a fan of Huell Howser that he called me from work yesterday when he heard the news. We both enjoyed watching the venerable human interest reporter with the seemingly endless curiosity about our local treasures. Howser was such a presence on local public television that most Angelenos may have forgotten that he started in LA on CBS owned and...

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Dishing with the Ladies of “The Talk”

By on Oct 19, 2012 in Television | 0 comments

When my sister visited last weekend, I told her I would be returning to the set of The Talk. I told her how much I thought the show had improved since its debut three years ago. My sister gave me a look that said, “Meh.” She’s a fan of that OTHER daytime talk show with a panel of outspoken, funny women. “Nobody ever disagrees with anyone...

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