Posts Tagged ‘television’

Jul. 04 2013

Could “Mad Men” Be the Greatest Show in Television History?

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Mad Men finished its sixth and penultimate season on AMC a week ago Sunday. My wife and I have not stopped talking about it since. The last image before the credits roll of fourteen year old Sally Draper exchanging glances with her father Don Draper will stay in my mind for some time to come. […]

Nov. 11 2012

Oliver Stone’s Untold History

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Oliver Stone is no stranger to controversy. His trilogy of Vietnam war films, Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and Heaven & Earth; his take on the Kennedy assignation in JFK; the violence of Natural Born Killers; his “greed is good” indictment in Wall Street, his portrayal of Turkish people in Midnight Express, and […]

Sep. 27 2012

It Was a Good Summer

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

  Does anyone ever get over the feelings of our childhood, when as school children we anticipated the arrival of our summer vacation with heart palpitating impatience, and greeted the inevitable return to classes in September with both wistful resistance and the thrill of new beginnings. As Joni Mitchell said in her song “Urge for Going”, […]

Feb. 10 2012

Cool ways to listen!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | 1 Comment

I just read a comment from a listener who uses a Roku device to listen to WBJC online, and I wondered how many of you out there have found creative new ways of listening to WBJC. I have this very same set-top device for watching Netflix or Amazon on demand via internet on my TV […]

Feb. 01 2012

What a nice way to end a workday!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from a man who needed me to help him ID a classical piece. That’s all in a day’s work around here, but there were a couple of unusual things about this request. First, the caller had a snippet of a recording to play for me, which […]

Jan. 25 2012

I love TV, but I pay for it

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

This discussion of the state of television is turning into a WBJC roundtable. Sorry guys, but my wife and I love TV. And, yes, the fact that we pay a large monthly satellite TV bill  has a lot to do with it. In fact, I will pontificate as much to say I believe we are living […]

Jan. 20 2012

Current TV: great for cooking shows, not much else.

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

A variation on Mark Malinkowski’s TV-themed post from this morning… Jim & I watch almost no TV. He’ll check out the occasional sporting event, especially college basketball (the first two days of March Madness count as a religious holiday for him, on which it would be very foolish of me to try to schedule anything […]

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