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Sci-Fi Saturday Afternoons

The other day I wrote about how when I was growing up in Oglesby, Illinois I used to watch Family Classics on WGN-TV every Sunday afternoon during fall and winter.  While Sunday afternoons were usually reserved for “family classics”, Saturday afternoons on the other hand were all Sci-Fi.  For about 3-4 hours on a Saturday […]

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The Honeymooners — TV comedy at its zenith

When I was writing about Family Classics the other day and waxing nostalgic about growing up in Oglesby, Illinois I started to think about some other TV shows that I used to watch regularly especially sitcoms.  Aside from some of the my favorite prime time servings that would define an era like All in the […]

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WGN’s “Family Classics” with Frazier Thomas

When I was growing up in Oglesby, Illinois in the late 60s and early 70s, late Sunday afternoons (at least from September-May) were reserved for Family Classics, a weekly movie program hosted by Frazier Thomas on WGN-TV Channel 9 out of Chicago. It became a Chicago-land tradition (and also for those of us just outside […]

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I’m going to miss The West Wing

As a child of television from my adolescent days in the sixties and early seventies through my adulthood, there have been a number of television programs, which have defined what good television was meant to be. In a few weeks, one of those programs and one of my favorites The West Wing will end its […]

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What’s Karma Done For You Lately?

I don’t watch much TV these days in Korea, but when I do, there is one show that I have become a big fan of in recent months: My Name is Earl. For those of you who have already seen the show, the premise of this sitcom is so basic that it is brilliant. The […]

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