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My Old Boss Flops At NBC

Ben Silverman was a pleasure to assist for two weeks in June 1997 at the William Morris agency. Then he opened the private email of his London assistant who had been chatting with me and wanting to see the first … Continue reading

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One Sided Portrait Of Helen Thomas

Tom Shales writes: "Thank You, Mr. President," an engaging HBO documentary about the career of journalist Helen Thomas, is a fine little film as far as it goes. It goes only as far as 38 minutes, actually — quite short … Continue reading

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Olympic Opening Ceremony Tonight?

I’m watching the Today show this morning and it keeps talking about the Olympic opening ceremonies beginning tonight. But the opening ceremonies are already finished. They were finished hours ago. Because NBC is delaying the broadcast of them for about … Continue reading

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The Jewish Channel

From the New York Times: In the beginning, when Elie Singer created the Jewish Channel, he saw that it was good. But the cable companies were without vision. Frankly, they had heard the whole megillah before, what with attempts like … Continue reading

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Why Do Pro Athletes Get A Free Ride When They Kill People?

A great line from Tuesday night’s Red Eye program on Fox. It’s hosted by Greg Gutfeld. From Canadian Press: NEWARK, N.J. – Lawyers defending Jayson Williams in a manslaughter case are seeking details about a racial slur made by a … Continue reading

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