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Jun 28, 2016

(EDITOR'S NOTE -- Today, June 27, 2016, would have been the 89th birthday of the great CBS-TV children's TV host, Bob Keeshan, better known to the Baby Boomer generation as "Captain Kangaroo." Keeshan passed away in 2004, and I've spent years trying to recover the telephone interview I did with him as a St. Petersburg...


Jun 27, 2016

Can I be honest? I don’t think anyone has really asked a lot of questions about the TV series “Twin Peaks” since the theatrical sequel, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me flopped at the movies in 1992. There. I’m glad I got that off my chest.

DAVID BUSHMAN podcast excerpt: "Netflix has exposed a whole new generation...


Jun 17, 2016

Radio sitcoms were read their last rites back in the 1950s when Jack Benny, Burns & Allen, Bob Hope and all the rest gave up the original broadcast medium for TV. And yet it seems like every modern comedian now has his or her own radio-like podcast where they typically talk to other comics about, uh, being standups.

ROB...


Jun 13, 2016

When you pick up a memoir – particularly a celebrity memoir – part of the inherent appeal is that you can safely be a voyeur at arm’s reach. But when that celebrity memoir falls short on sharing names and intimate details, well, that’s not a great read. Because if you just wanted to hear how swell everybody is...


Jun 9, 2016

“Take your glasses off.” That’s the moment when a cowboy played by Michael Pare, a previously loving, respectful father and rancher in the Old West, signals that the previously restrained film, Traded, is about to get physical. He becomes a “crazy sumbitch” on his way to discovering that his 17-year-old...