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It’s Past Time for “a la carte” Cable!

August 30, 2013

Senator John McCain does have one issue that sets him apart from his peers in the Senate — he supports “a la carte” cable and has sponsored a bill to do something about it.  Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.  Called the “Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013,” this bill would allow [...]

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Even “Jersey Shore” was on the Dole

September 15, 2011

You knew somewhere deep down that this one was coming:  apparently, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved nearly $420,000 of taxpayer funds to cover production costs associated with the 2009 season of MTV’s Jersey Shore. I’m sorry, but a sleazy fist-pumping Guido-promoting MTV reality show didn’t need any more “stimulus” — I think you [...]

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MTV Turns 30

August 1, 2011

Thirty years ago today, a few cable providers started carrying MTV.  August 1, 1981 saw the beginning of a major revolution in the way people got music, the way musicians got heard, and the culture gets spread.  I believe, as do many others, that MTV reached its peak in the 1980s, or maybe even the [...]

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Michael Jackson is Dead

June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson died today of a heart attack at the UCLA Medical Center around 3:15pm local time (about 6:15pm EDT).  He was 50 years old. I’ll just come out and say it:  he was a weird dude. On one hand you can’t deny his talent, his star power, his musical creativity and innovation, his impact [...]

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