What we see on broadcast TV

I’m dating myself (no, not that kind of “dating”!), but I used to watch “Gunsmoke” on TV and at the beginning of every show I’d see Marshal Dillon facing down some unknown bad guy in the street. Marshal Dillon would draw and fire, but I never saw the ”bad guy” die. To this day, I don’t know if he was shooting at a bad guy, Miss Kitty, Chester or Doc.… [Read more]

News We Could Use

Despite being a writer for a news website and despite its headquarters being just a 15-minute bus ride from my house, I was unaware of one the world’s most important news sources until recently. It’s called Voice of America, and it broadcasts globally via radio, television and internet in 45 languages. When I found out that they give guided tours of their studio, I jumped at the chance to attend one.… [Read more]