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Nov.05.2012
It’s only fitting on Election Day, the Forgotten Hollywood Book Series is NOW officially housed in a combined 100 libraries. And ironically, these book shelves can be found at the prestigious Motion Picture and Television Fund in Woodland Hills, CA. Forgotten Hollywood...
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Sep.15.2012
Professional Photographer/Tennis Blogger Craig Doyle joins Phil to review the 2012 Men's and Ladies Finals, the apparent demise of Super Saturday and share their lists as to who they believe are the top ten female tennis players of all-time. You might me surprised at who they each selected. To...
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Jul.17.2012
A pioneer of early television has died. William Asher directed and wrote teleplays for some of the most popular small screen sitcoms in history. He also furthered the concept of the Beach Movie. He won an Emmy, and received a Directors Guild Award (DGA) nomination for his fine work. Asher was...
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Nov.06.2011
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of former 60 Minutes commentator, Andy Rooney. Recently, I wrote a blog about his contributions during World War II, at CBS, and at PBS (throughout his long career). He retired just last month from the weekly news program.  Andy...
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Sep.16.2011
The boards have been oddly quiet, so apparently I’m the only one who takes exception to CBS Sunday Morning’s upcoming feature on Susan Lucci. It was just a year ago that I noted how silently As the World Turns had slipped into the good night. None of the media hoopla that surrounded the end of...
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Jul.06.2011
and a sad goodbye to one of soap opera’s most enduring villains... As the late Michael Zaslow had with Roger Thorpe on Guiding Light, Anthony Herrera infused his portrayal of As the World Turns’ James Stenbeck with layer upon nuanced layer of emotional depth. When I heard that he died late last...
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Dec.20.2010
My focus, of course, has been on the relationship between daytime soaps and primetime scripted dramas – hence the title of my essay for Survival… – “The Ironic and Convoluted Relationship between Daytime and Primetime Soap Operas”. So, it’s no surprise that as my daytime soap viewership came...
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Nov.15.2010
My copy of Survival of Soap Opera… arrived on Friday. Of course, my first step, after reading through the full text of my essay, was to look for my name in the index. Most were footnotes referencing my essay. But nothing could have delighted me more than the footnote in C. Lee Harrington’s...
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Nov.08.2010
Irony fully intended.  Thanks to Sara Bibel for bringing this little nugget to my attention: NBC Throws Spotlight on Older Demos, Hopes for Shift in Attitude, Spending. While Sara wonders if this development will help the remaining soaps, all I can say is wouldn’t it have been nice if NBC,...
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Sep.24.2010
The 75th Anniversary celebration of Republic Pictures will be held this Saturday from 11a-5p at the CBS Studio Center (it's original site) at 4024 Radford Ave. in Studio City, CA. This FREE day of fun is sponsored by The Cultural Affairs Committee of the Studio City Neighborhood Council and the...