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cynthia-brian's picture
Mar.12.2014
Express Yourself Teens Talk Discuss "Winter Activities" With the on-air Be the Star You Are!® youth reporters. Produced by Cynthia Brian   How do you keep active in winter. Do you snowboard, ski, ice skate, snow mobile, bob sled, play basketball, do yoga or pilates. Do splash in mud puddles or...
cynthia-brian's picture
Mar.05.2014
    Express Yourself Teens Talk Discuss "Winter Olympics" With the on-air Be the Star You Are!® youth reporters. Produced by Cynthia Brian   The 2014 Olympic Winter Games awed the world February 7 -23, 2014. This was the first time that the Russian Federation played host to an...
mark-hunter's picture
Feb.19.2014
  SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I won’t dwell on the problems with getting the Sochi Winter Olympics ready in Russia, mostly because I dwelled on those last week. Instead, let’s look at some past Olympic sports that are no longer in the games. Most recently, baseball and softball were pulled...
mark-hunter's picture
Feb.12.2014
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               I kept hearing about some disaster that was going to happen in a place called Sochi this winter. Something about gay terrorists with torches attacking bad hotels during a heat wave, or some such thing....
chris-bohjalian's picture
Jan.26.2014
The Sochi Olympics are but days away, which means that people who care passionately about curling are about to have their one moment in time. The same is true for cartographers, since before this month there were not a lot of people in the U.S. who could have found Sochi on a map. A month from now...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.30.2013
Photo: Movie poster, from its Wikipedia page.  Remember who the enemy is, indeed.  Good catchphrase.   Saw Catching Fire last night, so a few quick things:   --Best thing to say about this very good movie: It didn't seem anywhere near as long as it was.  That says a lot,...
clinton-fein's picture
Aug.08.2013
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed increasing noise over Russia’s violent anti-gay agenda is making its way to the highest levels of government. As Russia prepares to host the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, its recently adopted “gay propaganda” legislation doesn’t simply...
eva-schlesinger's picture
Aug.30.2012
  [Reporting Live From Eva's Sink]   Their USA Coach gave them the brush-off, and now ... two hairs--one dark brown, one gray-- are vying for the gold in sinkchronized swimming. They race against each other toward the drain. Dark brown skids into a curly queue right before the metal....
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Aug.15.2012
were mostly watched in silent mode from an exercise bike in the gym, and only at the hours NBC deemed suitable; ie, marketable. They were interleaved with commercials, roughly a sheaf of them every 10 minutes, with garishly colored square pizzas at unbeatable prices and aging men with incredible...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Aug.15.2012
    CTV covered the Olympics this year but didn't bother to put together any cutesy touristy features as networks have done in the past. I guess they felt London is just too well known.   All the features were on the athletes and their relationship with their coaches, community and...