Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

When you work in broadcasting, you are forced to think ahead. What to air, what to produce, what to acquire. With that in mind, I caught sight of this message on a white board in one of the offices here recently.

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You have been warned.

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Sounds Familiar

“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky – her grand old woods – her fertile fields – her beautiful rivers – her mighty lakes and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked when I remember that all is cursed with the infernal spirit of slaveholding and wrong – when I remember that with the waters of her noblest rivers, the tears of my brethren are borne to the ocean, disregarded and forgotten, that her most fertile fields drink daily of the warm blood of my outraged sisters, I am filled with unutterable loathing.” – Frederick Douglass (Morgan Freeman), The Civil War 

My Top Five: Detectives

There are loads of private investigators to choose from on the many series UNC-TV has broadcast over the decades. One series alone (Mystery!) is pretty much devoted to the genre. So I started thinking: who are my personal favorite detectives?

I tried to gravitate towards characters that are sleuths first and foremost rather than police constables who utilize procedure to apprehend criminals. A fine line, I agree – but it narrowed the focus a bit.

As always, these are MY TOP FIVE. Not the best, not the most popular – just my personal favorites. Thus, without further ado, here are MY TOP FIVE: DETECTIVES…

5) The Gumshoes of ACME, Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? – The sleuths of ACME come perilously close to falling under the “police” category since they are part of an organization, but they are gumshoes (it’s in their name) so I had to include them. Throw in Special Agent Greg Lee and Lynne Thigpen as The Chief and the WITWICS gumshoes will always be cool. Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

The UNC-TV original series FLAVOR, NC returns for a seventh season this week. Tune in Thursday night at 9:30 for delicious travels around the Tar Heel State.

Think you know everything there is to know about Downton AbbeyCountry Living thinks not. Check out 30 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Downton Abbey and see if they’re right. Continue reading

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

I was out and about during the holiday shopping rush and noticed this little display at a local bookstore: Bob Ross books, puzzles and bobbleheads. I continue to be amazed at the man’s pop culture reach. The Best Of The Joy Of Painting stills airs on UNC-TV and, 22 years after the artist’s passing, his brand appears as strong as ever.

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