Category Archives: Chapter 9

Link Ch. 9 – NY Times Draws Controversy Calling Shonda Rhimes an “Angry Black Woman”

The story in the New York Times started out provocatively: When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called “How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.” That opening line, and a story that went on to … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 9 – I Love Lucy

As I write this in mid-October, 2014 it is hard to know which, if any, of the episodes of the classic TV series I Love Lucy will remain available for free online.  CBS has just announced their new pay service for … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Does Google need your consent before using your data to create a profile of you? Looks like they do in Germany. Are consumers the only ones cutting the cord? Nope.  Smaller cable/internet providers are starting to get out of the … Continue reading

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David Letterman Retires, Followed in Footsteps of Ernie Kovacs

(Sorry for the recent lack of updates.  It’s been busy…) The news broke yesterday on Twitter with a post from REM’s bass player Mike Mills that David Letterman had just announced he would be retiring when his current contract expired, … Continue reading

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Pre-class Video – Mr. Rogers Remix

Because I can….

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Comcast Commits to Buying Time Warner Cable

Back in November of 2013, the rumor started circulating that cable giant Comcast was going to try  to buy Time Warner Cable (TWC).  This was news because Comcast, in addition to owning NBC Universal, is the nation’s largest cable provider … Continue reading

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Super Bowl 2014 Media News Roundup

So the 2014 Super Bowl was played last Sunday.  Seattle schooled Denver pretty decisively, and by most accounts it was not a particularly good year for the commercials.  I can’t say definitively, as I didn’t watch it. (I’m not going … Continue reading

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Pre-Class Video: Ten Year Anniversary of the “Wardrobe Malfunction”

Ten years ago, singer Janet Jackson exposed her breast for 9/16ths of a second.  As a result, broadcast network CBS was threatened with a fine of more than half a million dollars and a near-decade long battle over what could … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Why did James Bond switch from a 25 Barretta to a Walther PPK? Because the man who would inspire Ian Flemming to create Q said that Bond wouldn’t live very long with a girly gun like the  Barretta. Why is … Continue reading

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You can still be entertained by the Golden Globes broadcast even if you didn’t watch it Sunday

I wasn’t able to watch the Golden Globes Awards broadcast Sunday night, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t still be entertained by it.  Here’s what you missed if you didn’t watch: The wonderful introduction to the show by co-hosts Tina … Continue reading

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