Tag Archives: TV

Promulgating Bone Science

Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass must have liked my recent television interview with him. He plans to give DVDs of the August episode of Tennessee Life as gifts to his family members. The show’s producer, director and editor all … Continue reading

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Lavell You Say

 Lavell Crawford took second place on Last Comic Standing in 2007. More recently, he’s recognized from his role as bodyguard Huell Babineaux on Breaking Bad. Lavell is appearing at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend. He stopped by WNOX for … Continue reading

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His Dad Elroy

The Providence High School magazine had some sad news that my wife and I had somehow missed. While reading the In Memoriam section, we learned that our friend Michael Hastings lost his father to cancer. Michael was mayor of Burbank when … Continue reading

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“Life” and Death

Episodes of Tennessee Life on East Tennessee PBS normally include three segments. The August episode, which aired on Sunday afternoon, had only two segments in order to devote more time to interview subjects Johnny Majors and Dr. Bill Bass.  Host Vickie … Continue reading

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Ossa Faciei-book

The vast majority of my Facebook friends will ignore my invitations to improv shows. I can understand why they do it. I’m guilty of ignoring invitations to events too. I sometimes get invitations to events in California from my friends … Continue reading

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Boxing Match

One of the guest blog posts that my friend Nancy wrote during my vacation last year was about her passion for creating miniature works of art known as room boxes. At the time I had no idea that she would … Continue reading

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Needing Pardo

“Hello Frank? This is Don Pardo calling.” I was thrilled but confused. The man with the famous voice said he was returning my call. We soon figured out that a pink phone-message slip intended for Bill Wendell had been placed … Continue reading

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Appraisal Apprisal

The premium items offered on East Tennessee PBS last Monday were unusual. They don’t exist yet. After the Knoxville episodes of Antiques Roadshow are broadcast in September and October, the staff at East Tennessee PBS will make a DVD set … Continue reading

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“Your Table Is Ready”

. What is it that makes you a fan of an entertainer? It’s more than just making you laugh or smile. They make you feel something deeper. When Mork from Ork showed up on a weird episode of Happy Days, … Continue reading

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Bacon Bit

The Bacon Brothers played the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Friday night. Before their show, they called WNOX to do a phone interview with me. Kevin had just landed in Knoxville. Michael and the rest of the band were already in Greenville. … Continue reading

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UT on TV

The August issue of the East Tennessee PBS program guide arrived in the mail the other day. Members like me receive the guide every month. I’ll be on the air Monday night during Antiques Roadshow urging “viewers like you” to become a … Continue reading

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Pictured Beside Skeletons

Tennessee Life airs each month on East Tennessee PBS. Host Vickie Lawson and producer Stephanie Aldrich invited me to interview famed forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass for the August episode of the show.   Dr. Bass and I recorded a sit-down interview … Continue reading

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Bat Diamond

 Today was Batman Day, which celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Caped Crusader. While most of the attention is on the 1939 debut of the comic books, I enjoy reading about the 1966 TV series. The big news for TV Bat-fans … Continue reading

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Kardhampton

A cluster of Kardashians has crowded its way into a calm community close to my cardiac muscle. A better title for Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons might be Kourtney and Khloe Break The Hamptons. The entertainment news sites have published stories … Continue reading

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