More Notes From the Apocalypse

According to two stories in the Los Angeles Times, the end of culture as we know it is surely accelerating — due to the pervasive influence of television and advertising. In a study conducted by Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle, for every hour that babies between […]

The Zen of Ozzie and Harriet

O ne of my favorite shows growing up was “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” I first began watching the lackadaisical “adventures” of this strikingly all-American family with my parents; later, in high school, after my folks had lost interest in the show (“Perry Mason” was more appealing) I watched alone as Ricky grew up […]

The Fabulous 60s

Fabulous 60s L egendary journalist Peter Jennings narrates this year-by-year scrapbook of The Fabulous 60s, an historical cornucopia packed with the unforgettable sights and sounds of the era. This documentary takes a kaleidoscopic look back at the turbulent decade, 10 years that began in hope with humankind’s exploration of space and the youngest elected President […]

Boom Times

“The Boomer Century: 1946-2046” is a two-hour documentary that looks to the baby boomers — the influential generation that changed everything — past for clues to how this generation of 78 million Americans will shape the future. Hosted by gerontologist and psychologist Dr. Ken Dychtwald, the program focuses on the boomers’ formative years to reveal […]

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