The Blessings Thou Has Seen Fit to Bestow Upon Us

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Great Moments in Television: The Heidi Game, the Great Pumpkin, and the Family Hour

Joe Namath

Do you remember the Heidi Game?On November 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders defeated the New York Jets 43-32, scoring two touchdowns in nine seconds to overcome a 32-29 New York lead.  Fans didn't see the dramatic finish, though, because with just 65 seconds left to pay and with the Jets in the lead, NBC made a last-minute decision to cut from the game to begin airing a much touted 1968 made-for-TV version of Heidi.NBC executives were caught between a rock and a hard place:  The game bet … [Read more...]

“Preachers of Detroit” Is Next Big Reality Show on Oxygen

Bishop Charles Ellis

Watch out, Hollywood!  Detroit-area pastors are smiling for the camera as a new reality series, "Preachers of Detroit," begins filming in Motown.The show is a spin-off of the popular "Preachers of L.A.", which has been a big hit for the Oxygen cable network, whose investors include Oprah Winfrey.  Like "Preachers of L.A.", the show will follow its cast of preachers and their families in and out of the pulpit.  Faith, family and friendship will be the topic in the much-anticipated se … [Read more...]