March 29, 2018

Sugar-Coating Easter with Lots of Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Easter eggs come in all sorts of sizes, and of course, colors. My favorites are the ones that are chocolate on the outside and peanut butter […]
February 22, 2018

Wheaties: The Gold Medal Standard

The bright orange box. The proud athlete on the front. One brand has been the dominant symbol of American triumph in sports: Wheaties. Wheaties, then called […]
January 25, 2018

Cindy Crawford Poised to Make a Super Bowl Comeback

For only the second time in its 52-year history, the 2018 Super Bowl will be played in Minneapolis. The last and only other time Minnesota hosted, […]
December 28, 2017

Rudolph, the Most-Enduring Reindeer

For those of you still humming Christmas jingles and eagerly waiting until next year when you can belt them out again, here’s a little history about […]
November 30, 2017

Sesame Street: Sweeping the Clouds Away for 48 Years

On November 10, 1969, television viewers were introduced to “Sesame Street”. In the almost 50 years since, the series has become one of television’s most-watched and […]
October 26, 2017

The Great Halloween TV Tradition

After a long, hot summer, we look forward to sweater weather, splurging on their favorite candy, costumes, and decorating for the Halloween season. And of course, bingeing on some good Halloween-themed TV. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), American consumer spending for this Halloween is forecast to reach a record $9.1B, up from $8.4 billion in 2016. Seven out of ten plan to celebrate Halloween this year by dressing up, handing out candy, and decorating our homes and offices.
September 28, 2017

Hurricane Season: Wreaking Havoc on Land, Sea, and TV

The unprecedented fury of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria caused power outages, flooding, and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. While this season’s aggressive hurricane […]
August 31, 2017

The Most Sensational, Inspirational, Muppetational Show Ever

“The Muppet Show.” The original one, from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Only the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational show ever. I did not come […]
August 24, 2017

Back to School, Back to D.A.R.E.

It’s the end of August, which means that kids all over the country are soaking in the last of the summer sunshine and gearing up for […]