Tag Archives: Edward R. Murrow

Joe’s Back

No one really wants to relive the fifties – those poodle skirts were awful, Dinah Shore was insufferably cheerful, although finally overwhelmed by Bill Haley and then Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, and everything was so damned conventional. People were scared too – … Continue reading

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No Possible Embarrassment

Have you no sense of decency, sir? Yep, that’s a famous line that most folks know only from that earnest and rather insightful 2005 George Clooney movie Good Night and Good Luck: In the early 1950’s, the threat of Communism … Continue reading

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Regarding Our Department of Jihad

There is the police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order – it’s been on the air since 1990 and made its creator, Dick Wolf, a rich man, and has kept NBC afloat, barely. And it spawned Law & … Continue reading

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