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The Prodigal Son (and Daughter) Culture

Should we call our time the era of the prodigal sons and daughters? Chris Hedges, from page 44 of his book Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle  (Nation Books, 2009): We are a culture … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck, Teledemagogue?

I’ve never seen the appelation teledemagogue  used before, but it strikes me as a perfect descriptive for Glenn Beck. Just as an evangelist can engage in televangelism, a demagogue can engage in teledemagoguery. And so there are televangelists and there are … Continue reading

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Fox News Christian Brit Hume’s Invitation to ESPN Buddhist Tiger Woods

Ah, when television news and sports personalities collide—over religion! This today at National Review: Brit Hume’s comments on Fox News Sunday — “I don’t think that [Buddhism] offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian … Continue reading

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My Uncle on Television with Woody Allen—and Forty Years Later

In February of 1967, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi were on the television show, What’s My Line? and Woody Allen was on the panel. Steve Rossi is my uncle, and “Rossi” is his stage name. His actual last name is … Continue reading

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Opie and Andy Griffith & Richie and the Fonz: Ron Howard Makes an Obama Ad. See It Here

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Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, and “The Fonz”—Henry Winkler—Team Up Again to Do an Obama Commercial. To See It, Click the Link Here

See it here in high resolution. And see a very brief Youtube on the ad here: I think it’s life affirming to see Andy Griffith getting a chance to live long enough to perhaps vote for the first African American president, and … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Does The “Top 10 List” With David Letterman

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