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Busy Day: Hosting 'Fresh Air,' Teaching Film and TV, Publishing Paperback and Writing for TVWW... Aaaand LOVING It!
September 28, 2010  | By David Bianculli
 
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Tune in your local NPR station to listen, or, after about 5 p.m. ET, you can visit the Fresh Air website and listen to the entire hour HERE. I don't often stop to say this, but I'm really proud of my association with this program, and appreciate the trust I've been given to review, guest host and interview there. I'd never spoken with either Winter or Parsons before, but really enjoyed them both.

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As soon as I finish typing this, I rush off to teach my Film History and Appreciation I class at Rowan University. Today's all about the early silent cinematic efforts of French filmmaker Georges Melies, where I show everything from 1900's Fat and Lean Wrestling Match to 1902's classic A Trip to the Moon.

Then, later tonight, I teach TV History and Appreciation I (with George Back and a new columnist here, Mike Donovan), where today's topics includes Dwight Eisenhower's political TV ads, the Nixon-Kennedy debates -- which just reached its golden anniversary Sunday -- and the radio and TV reporting of Edward R. Murrow.

Again, I don't often stop to say this, but when you can go from Melies to Murrow, that's a great day at the office.

Also, today is the official publication date of the paperback edition of my Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.' Same words, lower price! (More words, actually, because they added the chapter-by-chapter detailed source notes.) It can be ordered by clicking on the ad at right... but I've talked about myself enough for one day.

Which reminds me. I've written the Best Bets, and finished this blog, and now I can head to class. Sixteen tons, and what do you get?

Spoiler alert: Another day older, and deeper in debt...

 

1 Comments

 

Kim Andrews said:

I was in a bookstore yesterday and broke into a wide smile when I saw the Smothers paperback, and bought it. I already have the hardcover and the audiobook (on CD no less). Yes, that's how excited I am that there is a book about Tom & Dick :). And a very good one too!

[My smile is even wider. Heck, I don't even have the audiobook! Thanks!!!! -- David B.]

Comment posted on September 30, 2010 10:25 PM
 
 
 
 
 
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