Hewitt and Arledge Changed How TV Tells a Story

Posted on March 18th, 2022
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In the 1960’s, two shrewd network television producers, Don Hewitt of CBS News and Roone Arledge of ABC Sports, came to the same conclusion.  It was time to shift programming into a higher gear, one that added context. Hewitt realized that a dry presentation of the news was not what the public wanted; Arledge came […]

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50 Years Later: The Legendary Funeral of J. Edgar Hoover

Posted on March 11th, 2022
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It was more like a presidential inauguration than a funeral. Among the more than two thousand invitation-only attendees were President and Mrs. Richard Nixon, Vice President Spiro Agnew, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren Burger, future President Gerald Ford, Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, Acting Attorney General Richard Kleindienst, former Attorney General John Mitchell, […]

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Easing the Pain of Losing Your Father

Posted on March 4th, 2022
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Neil Chethik was twenty-seven years old when he first heard his father cry.   “In 1984,” Chethik recalled, “my paternal grandfather died suddenly.  I was living a few blocks from him at the time.  My father came to town the next day, and we spent an afternoon going through my grandfather’s apartment.  My father began […]

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Did a Case of the Yips Cost Mikaela Shiffrin Olympic Gold?

Posted on February 25th, 2022
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  “I can’t explain to you how frustrated I am,” Mikaela Shiffrin told reporters in Beijing during the recent Olympic Games.  “I have to fix something but I don’t know what I am supposed to fix.”   The 26-year old native of Vail, Colorado, widely believed to be the greatest alpine skier in history, had just […]

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Positive Expectations Can Improve the Quality of Your Aging

Posted on February 4th, 2022
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Are you getting older and getting tired of it? Do you look back fondly on the days when you didn’t know the name of a urologist? Or, when you considered an afternoon nap a waste of time?  How about when bedtime was right after Johnny Carson’s monologue?  And all the gradual issues of forgetfulness and […]

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