Category Archives: Television

Executive Action

It is only coincidence that I am posting this review of a show about the decapitation of the United States Government on the very day somebody had a go at such an abortive plan. In any event, this morning I … Continue reading

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The Tie That Binds

This is about Internet television, how it came to be, and what’s wrong with it. Start with some history. Fifty years ago, when I first became acquainted with cable television, the concept was quite simple. You wanted TV, you put … Continue reading

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The Man Who Saved The Union

Last year, on the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War, I reviewed Jay Winik’s book April 1865. Winik recounts the events leading to the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, in April 1865. The book … Continue reading

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Rapid Fire Drama

I like to brag a lot about being too upstanding to ever watch television drama, but this is one I really caught onto when it came out in 1958. I would have been in my senior year in high school, … Continue reading

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Drama Without Words

I recently dumped cable TV, for the second time in my life. That opened a different world for me, and one part was the collection of odd video clips available on the Internet. I have a YouTube channel and a … Continue reading

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The Ainsley Hayes Affaire

[Editor’s note: I purposely used the French spelling above.] I may have started out posting reviews of this series on the Skeptical Analysis blog, but I figure it really belongs here. When The West Wing┬ácame out in 1999 I wasn’t … Continue reading

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