From My Seat On The Sofa

From Lucy to Daria, Rod Serling to Walter White, Keith Partridge to Don Draper; we pause now for station identification.

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Actor John Barrowman kisses a young guy during the opening televised ceremonies of the Commonweath Games in Glasgow, Scotland; 23 July 2014.
It was to remind viewers that homosexuality remains a crime in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth countries participating in this year’s games.
via CNN

Actor John Barrowman kisses a young guy during the opening televised ceremonies of the Commonweath Games in Glasgow, Scotland; 23 July 2014.

It was to remind viewers that homosexuality remains a crime in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth countries participating in this year’s games.

via CNN

Filed under John Barrowman Commonwealth Games 2014 CNN

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66th Primetime Emmy Noms A Mishmash of Delivery and Categories

tvworthwatching:

"The 66th Primetime Emmy Award nominations during the early stages of summer’s Television Critics Association "press tour," were a bigger mishmash than ever of delivery systems and ill-fitting categories."

Ed Bark talks about the Emmy Nominations at TVWW.

Yes, the Daytime Emmys are a joke; none of the regular networks broadcasted them this year.

Let’s pray the Primetime Emmys get & keep smart.

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rolandopujol:

45 years ago tonight, this tape was whirling on a primitive VCR, capturing the event that would prompt the New York Times headline the next morning: MEN WALK ON MOON. I’ve had this tape for years, and will get around to transferring it some day! Is Cronkite on this tape? Huntley and Brinkley? Howard K. Smith? Are the groovy commercial breaks intact? So many questions. #nasa #menonmoon #lunarlanding #moon #tvhistory #memorex #manonmoon

rolandopujol:

45 years ago tonight, this tape was whirling on a primitive VCR, capturing the event that would prompt the New York Times headline the next morning: MEN WALK ON MOON. I’ve had this tape for years, and will get around to transferring it some day! Is Cronkite on this tape? Huntley and Brinkley? Howard K. Smith? Are the groovy commercial breaks intact? So many questions. #nasa #menonmoon #lunarlanding #moon #tvhistory #memorex #manonmoon

Filed under Apollo 11 Moon Landing 20 July 1969

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standwithpalestine:

NEW YORK — CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”
“After being threatened and harassed before and during a liveshot, Diana reacted angrily on Twitter,” a CNN spokeswoman said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
“She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew,” the spokeswoman continued. “She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.”
The spokeswoman said Magnay has been assigned to Moscow.
Magnay appeared on CNN Thursday from a hill overlooking the Israel-Gaza border. While she reported, Israelis could be heard near her cheering as missiles were fired at Gaza.
After the liveshot, Magnay tweeted: “Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong’. Scum.” The tweet was quickly removed, but not before it had been retweeted more than 200 times.
The removal of Magnay comes a day after NBC News pulled Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza.
NBC’s decision to remove the widely praised Mohyeldin, and unwillingness to explain why, has been met with anger and frustration from journalists inside and outside the network.
A source with knowledge of the decision told The Huffington Post that NBC executives cited security concerns. But at the same time Moyheldin was pulled, NBC assigned chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel to Gaza.
One of Mohyeldin’s tweets and Facebook posts were recently deleted, a move that has fueled speculation that his social media use could have been the cause for his removal. But the source said the reason given internally by network executives was security.

standwithpalestine:

NEW YORK — CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”

“After being threatened and harassed before and during a liveshot, Diana reacted angrily on Twitter,” a CNN spokeswoman said in a statement to The Huffington Post.

“She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew,” the spokeswoman continued. “She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.”

The spokeswoman said Magnay has been assigned to Moscow.

Magnay appeared on CNN Thursday from a hill overlooking the Israel-Gaza border. While she reported, Israelis could be heard near her cheering as missiles were fired at Gaza.

After the liveshot, Magnay tweeted: “Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong’. Scum.” The tweet was quickly removed, but not before it had been retweeted more than 200 times.

The removal of Magnay comes a day after NBC News pulled Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza.

NBC’s decision to remove the widely praised Mohyeldin, and unwillingness to explain why, has been met with anger and frustration from journalists inside and outside the network.

A source with knowledge of the decision told The Huffington Post that NBC executives cited security concerns. But at the same time Moyheldin was pulled, NBC assigned chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel to Gaza.

One of Mohyeldin’s tweets and Facebook posts were recently deleted, a move that has fueled speculation that his social media use could have been the cause for his removal. But the source said the reason given internally by network executives was security.

(Source: standwithpalestine, via whatthethunder-said)

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rogerwilkerson:

Recently Mary and I have started a weekday routine… we watch an episode of Leave it to Beaver on ME TV every morning before we get ready for work.  Now I’ve been watching Leave it to Beaver, re-runs that is, for as long as I can remember but I never remember Wally being so damn funny and wise.  Regardless, I have decided to pay tribute to Wallace “Wally” Cleaver’s wit and wisdom with some inspirational quotations that are guaranteed to get you through your day with a smile… or at least guarantee that dad won’t slug you one when he get’s home.

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