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Why isn't there at least one network for philanthropy?


Cable TV has hundreds of network in dozen's of categories, such as sports, movies, politics, and children's programming, yet with all that variety, I've never seen a channel devoted to philanthropy.

Anyone who's ever seen the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon knows exactly how powerful TV can be for raising money or awareness for a charity. The MDA Telethon brought attention and much needed funding to an otherwise obscure disease by combining entertainment, information and emotion.

Because of this, I think there should be at least one cable TV channel devoted exclusively to philanthropy. The channel itself would likely need to be a non-profit organization, with an independent board responsible for programming. Larger n... [More]

Continue...Fundraising and Philanthropy Cable TV Channels...

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Do you remember when MTV played music?


Back in the early 80s, MTV had a clear identity. They played music videos day and night, with real people introducing the songs, just like a radio station. MTV was revolutionary, and it gave the music industry a visual element that changed the way people listened to music.


The original MTV VJ's

As MTV became more popular, every artist made videos for their music, hoping to be featured on the channel. Prior to MTV, many people didn't even know what most musicians looked like. One benefit was that many unknown artists reached a larger audience if they had a cool looking video.



Like any business, it's important that people know who you are, and it's important that you know who your customers are. With MTV,... [More]

Continue...What is MTV? Do They Even Have an Identity Anymore?...

Cat Video Network

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It's amazing how many people watch cat videos each day.


Let's face it, cat videos are addictive. Although some people won't admit it, millions of people watch them every day.

Cat videos are pretty unique. While some people spend a lot of time and money on high end cameras, lighting, and other effects to create a video that goes viral, anyone with a cat can get millions of views by using their cell phone to record their cat coughing up a hairball. That's incredible.

While it's hard to understand why cats coughing up hairballs would be popular, who can resist a video of a cat, dressed in a shark costume, chasing a small duck, while riding a Roomba vacuum cleaner?



So if cat videos are so popular online, wh... [More]

Continue...Cat Video Network...
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I hate the fact that I know the name of the guy who killed John Lennon.


Like a lot of people, I cried when I heard that somebody killed John Lennon. Within 24 hours, the name of the killer was plastered all over every single media outlet. Before he shot John Lennon, he was virtually unknown. The next day, his name was nearly as famous as the man he killed. That's just plain wrong.

History books are full of the names of people who are famous just because of their crimes, including the guy who shot Ronald Reagan specifically because he wanted to be famous. That's sick. He got what he wanted.

Then there's Waco, Columbine, and countless terrorist groups who would remain nameless if the media didn't give them attention. I cold go on and on, but the key point here that th... [More]

Continue...The News Media Shouldn't Glorify Criminal Names...

A Retro-News Channel

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History has a tendency to be re-written, so why not experience it as it was originally reported?


As Walter Cronkite used to say, "And that's the way it is."... or shall I say "was".

Newscasts have one thing in common, they're only aired once. After all, they're supposed to be as current as possible, so who would want to hear about yesterday's news? Probably nobody, but if you fast forward a few years, and those newscasts are now called "History", or Primary Source History to be more precise.

A Retro-News Channel would be different from a traditional news channel in that it would present history as it actually unfolded.


To me, being able to re-live the space race of the 1960s, leading up to Walter Cronkite's em... [More]

Continue...A Retro-News Channel...
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Today I was thinking about Fred Rogers, and how special Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was.


More than anything, I was thinking about how so many of today's children will never know who he was. That's sad.

There are countless shows geared at children today, including some very high quality shows, but there's a big hole in children's television where Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood once stood.

So many of today's children's shows are the product of two distinct factories of thought... entertainment or purely academic education. These shows are formulated and tested by focus groups that end up producing a highly polished, but watered down message. Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that children have a lot more diversity of characters, and they gain as much watching TV as they would in... [More]

Continue...TV Needs More Shows Like Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood... The Seinfeld of Children's TV...

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