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Every once in a while, I’m swept up in nostalgia and the very real memories of my youth: floating lazily in a cold, spring-water pond snugly tucked inside a multi-patched rubber inner tube; being chased by the gander in my grandparents' backyard;...
Even though I've known her my whole life, my mother can be surprising. The other day, she said she's tired of Lawrence Welk. That's not something you expect to hear from an 85-year-old. Welk isn't the only public TV personality she's down on. Her...
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Occasionally this column takes a look at what happened to a person or thing that was a memorable part of Laurel's past. This month it looks at two Laurel icons from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Laurel High coach set the standard Laurel High...
No doubt most citizens of the world awakened this morning with the following question burning in their minds: "I wonder what the theme to the 2013 Golden Globes this year will be?" No? Regardless, it's called "Golden Globe Original Theme" and was...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelLarence Welk, left, with accordionist Myron Floren. Sentinel Archives On PBS, you can find everything from Lawrence Welk to the Beatles. How do you like that variety? “The Lawrence Welk Show” will return to the WUCF TV lineup this week....
- The Gravel Pit, Sucking on a Holiday Treat. An avowed tribute to the bubblegum pop of The Archies (who didn’t release their own Christmas album until just a few years ago), this mid-‘90s pop confection arrived as The Gravel Pit was...
I love Christmas. How much? Well, last year we had three trees in the Maxwell house — one real, one fake and one with a nautical theme. It looked like someone unleashed a drunken department-store decorator in our living room. So much that, back...
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It's just a parade, after all, a once-a-year parade, so in the grand scheme of things, the Tournament of Roses Parade doesn't matter — until it does. And it does. There's a paradox at the core of Pasadena's pretty street party. What began in...
John D. Silva was the chief engineer for KTLA-TV in 1958 when he outfitted a helicopter with a TV camera and changed television news coverage forever. He turned a rented Bell helicopter into the Telecopter, essentially a flying TV studio. The first of...
I happened to flip over to a television station I normally do not watch one night, and was shocked to see an old Lawrence Welk show. I became so nostalgic watching that show. Needless, to say, the channel didn’t move for the next hour. I got to...
firstname.lastname@example.orgDoug Smart’s life has had two major directions, with one path that led straight to Hollywood and the next twisting and turning until it found central Kentucky. The 62-year-old is in his sixth year teaching at Asbury University, where he brings 22...
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