Roma Downey producing mini series of “The Dovekeepers,” the story of Masada

From the press release: Roma Downey, executive producer and star of the Emmy® nominated, THE BIBLE series and her production company LightWorkers Media, announced today that it has acquired all rights to Alice Hoffman’s thrilling saga, and New York Times bestselling novel The Dovekeepers. The mesmerizing story, set in ancient Israel in the year 70 [Read More...]

My review of “EWTN News Nightly”

Tonight, EWTN unveiled one of its most ambitious undertakings ever: a nightly Catholic news program, anchored by Colleen Carroll Campbell.  Dubbed EWTN News Nightly, the title for now appears a misnomer. Seconds into the program, Campbell announced that this was a “preview” of what would at first be a weekly program, but which would then eventually [Read More...]

I’m hopelessly square

Yesterday, a legend from my youth, Eydie Gorme, died. Below, a stellar moment from the Steve Allen Show in 1958. You’ve seen this technique used countless times—Saturday Night Live likes to use it, usually hilariously and with a side order of snark—but this long tracking shot backstage with Eydie and Steve and Ann Sothern and [Read More...]

A REALLY Great Moment in Journalism: NBC Reporter Anne Thompson Chats with Pope, Asks Him to Bless Medal

If memory serves, Anne Thompson also did the readings at one of the pope’s daily Masses shortly after his election. Now, she unabashedly pops up on national television receiving a papal blessing. Some women who appear on NBC channels wear tampon earrings. Some wear holy medals. Go figure. From the NBC Nightly News: Visit NBCNews.com [Read More...]

Great Moments in Journalism: MSNBC Host Wears Tampon Earrings

Details:  On her MSNBC show Sunday, Melissa Harris-Perry introduced a new type of jewelry inspired by the recent protests at the Texas Capitol. Tampon earrings. “My producer Lorena made for me, last week, some tampon earrings,” Harris-Perry said as she inserted them into her pierced ears. “Because, of course, you’ll remember the Texas state legislature [Read More...]

Great Moments in Journalism: MSNBC Host Wants to Create a Manual on How the Vagina Works

From yesterrday’s edition of “Morning Joe” comes this roundtable on the abortion situation in Texas.  Guest host Thomas Roberts has in exchange with Nicole Wallace wherein they discuss Wendy Davis.  Snip:  THOMAS ROBERTS: But wasn’t she standing up for femaleness in general and women’s reproductive rights? It’s interesting to see Kathleen Parker and people like [Read More...]

Best Dog Food Commercial Ever

Well, those are four words I never thought I’d put in a headline.  But then I saw the ad here from the good people at Beneful. For cuteness, this goes off the scales. Enjoy. [Read more...]

“The Bible” Sequel Coming to NBC

From the New York Times:  In an indication of the shifting center of power in television, a broadcast network, NBC, has stepped up to buy the sequel to a hit cable mini-series, “The Bible,” which appeared on the History Channel. The follow-up series, “A.D.: Beyond the Bible,” will trace the early history of Christianity and [Read More...]

Mark Burnett Plans Follow-up to “The Bible”

What’s unclear is if this will be a sequel (though Acts and the journeys of Paul would make a great one). From the Hollywood Reporter: Mark Burnett says there will be a follow-up project to his hugely successful 10-part miniseries, The Bible. The producer also revealed he has just finished editing the feature version of the series that will [Read More...]

EWTN Prepares to Launch Its News Show with Stories “Through a Catholic Lens”

It will debut next month from studios in Washington, and the Washington Post has a preview: By planting a stake in Washington — in an office space near Capitol Hill — EWTN hopes to raise its profile on issues where religion converges with public affairs: abortion, contraception, stem cell research, immigration, the death penalty, terrorism [Read More...]


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