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Jul 28, 2019

2010: As a middle school girls soccer coach, I enjoy working with kids and their parents, But not, I suspect, enough to want to be Jo Frost, the star of the ABC TV series “Supernanny.” And while it would be tempting to be called “Super-Manny,” the title that falls to her associate Mike Ruggles, I don’t think...


Jul 28, 2019

From the time I started reading John Barbour’s career-spanning memoir, Your Mother’s Not A Virgin: The Bumpy Life and Times of the Canadian Dropout Who Changed the Face of American TV! I kept searching for the right word to describe my over-arching impression of the man. It wasn’t easy because in the course of 700...


Jun 21, 2019

2010: The last two years have been horribly stressful on the wallets and pocketbooks of Americans, rich and poor. There have been days when most of us felt we were in a financial hole from which we’d never climb out. To be sure, there are still plenty of challenges ahead and many of our friends, family and neighbors...


Jun 21, 2019

2010: Can I be honest with you? The whole “Real Housewives” phenomenon slipped right past me. Oh, I don’t think they missed me; a middle-aged, bald-headed stooge is probably not their key demographic.

KELLY BENSIMON podcast excerpt: "('The Real Housewives of New York City') is on Bravo, so it's not on national...


May 3, 2019

2011: Who could possibly lie in the face of NBC correspondent Harry Smith? (Other than soulless CBS News executives, that is.) C’mon – that face, those eyes? He’s got Honest Abe written all over him.

HARRY SMITH podcast excerpt: "The teachers and the principals were literally changing the answers on the tests so...