The 10 Goofiest Drama Shows of the 1970’s

I spent some time recalling several of my favorite old-time television shows of the 1970’s.  Shows that were full of escapist fantasy, shows that took me away from the destructive reality of my home life.  Shows that today, if I happen to catch them on some obscure channel high up in the 1900’s of Time…

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How an old TV show inadvertently helped me win a trivia round

So I’m playing competitive team trivia a couple of weeks ago at Pizzeria UNO in Crossgates Mall.  Essentially the lead is being contested between myself and two other strong teams, Lynch’s Mob and Surf Tulsa. The 10-point question is asked – “In what decade did an American television network first air a sports clip with…

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The Merger of Marvel Comics and Walt Disney

Background.  I love Walt Disney films.  Always have.  Always will.  I used to love Sunday evenings in front of the television, watching classic Disney cartoons and live-action movies.  Here, reminisce with me for a couple of minutes. That was the original Disneyland TV show opening credits, as aired on ABC in the 1950’s. By the…

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Remembering that Great Local TV Game Show, “Pick-A-Show”

Once upon a time, back in at least the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the three major television stations in our Capital District broadcast area, WRGB-6, WTEN-10 and WAST-13 (no, those were WNYT’s earlier call letters) oftentimes produced their own five-day-a-week morning entertainment programs.  While Channel 13 had “Romper Room” (which I think every city…

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