Re: The all new TV GUIDE is here
- From: et472@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Michael Black)
- Date: 14 Oct 2005 02:26:28 GMT
David Johnson (bluffs_webbie@xxxxxxxxx) writes:
> I just bought the first big issue today. Cost me 49 cents with a
> 50-cent-off coupon, but it's still overpriced compared to the great old
> issues of 30-40 years ago.
> Now it's just another celeb puff mag for the 20-somethings. Just
> perfect for these days when "Entertainment Tonight" has absolutely no
> desire to say anything at all about the passings of Louis Nye, Thurl
> Ravenscroft, Paul Winchell, Nipsey Russell or even Eddie Albert.
Of course, tv has changed a lot in 30-40 years, both in terms of whats
on and in terms of how tv fits into our lives.
The unfortunate thing is that with those older performers dying off,
you have to sit through the whole thing to see if they cover the
deaths. Someone has to still be in the limelight, or Really Big,
to get coverage at the beginning of the show.
There was a thing about a missing member of the Cowsills after the
hurricane, and while they teased it from the beginning of the show,
it was in the last five minutes. I didn't even bother
watching last week when Hamilton Camp died, followed two days later
by Harold Leventhal. While I would have liked to see pieces about
both of them, I couldn't be bothered to sit through the show to
see if they did get a mention.
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