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Category: personalities

He’ll always be Spock

    Leonard S. Nimoy March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015 R.I.P.     A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had,  but not preserved, except […]

Jon Stewart: Onward and upward

Today was an emotional day. Evening news lost one of its most intelligent, insightful, entertaining anchors. And I don’t mean Brian Williams, who was suspended today for 6 months without pay. […]

Has it really been that long?

Remember Susan Boyle’s appearance on “Britain’s Got Talent” when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream”? I’d have guessed it was maybe two years ago. It’s actually been almost six years […]

Zakaria a plagiarist? You be the judge

Back in 2012 when Fareed Zakaria was caught quoting another author’s work without attribution (commonly referred to as plagiarism), his employers investigated and, for the most part, let him off the […]

Adios, Maverick

I lost a big piece of my childhood Sunday. James Garner, star of “Maverick,” “The Rockford Files,” and more than 50 movies, died. He was 86. Garner, you see, was […]

R.I.P. Garrick Utley

Veteran broadcast journalist Garrick Utley died February 20 of prostate cancer. He was 74. Born in 1939 to parents who worked in radio and TV news, Utley personified the “old school” […]

CNN rapidly becoming laughing stock

It would be laughable it if hadn’t been one of America’s most well-known news outlets. So I suppose that just makes it pitiful. No, scratch that; it really is laughable. […]

Comic relief on election night

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are poised to give us some relief from the election returns tomorrow night. The Daily Show’s “Election Night 2012: This Ends Now” and The Colbert […]

Fareed Zakaria

Zakaria cleared; returns to CNN this month

It’s only right that, having reluctantly joined the ranks of those who thought Fareed Zakaria might actually be a plagiarist, I now join the ranks of those who accept Time‘s and CNN’s conclusion […]