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The L.A. Triumvirate

The Roman Empire can keep its First Triumvirate of Julius Caeser, Marcus Crassus and Gnaeus Pompey…We in Los Angeles had Chick Hearn, Vin Scully and Bob Miller. So take that you bunch of Patricians. Only now, after the news that Los Angeles Kings’ play by play announcer Bob Miller is hanging up...

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Harry Connick Jr. Says His Faith, Values And Career Are ‘Entwined’

There are few people in show business who have carved as unique a path on the pop culture landscape over the last 30 years as Harry Connick Jr., who has attained great success as a singer, songwriter, actor, pianist and “American Idol” judge. Yet his devout Catholic faith has also guided him...

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Harry Connick Jr On Faith, Family, Hosting A TV Show

Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 5, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Harry Connick Jr. has spent the last 30 years entertaining America as one of Hollywood’s most versatile talents: singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, and “American Idol” host. Now he’s the star of the daytime talk show “Harry”, which...

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EWTN To Launch New Weekly Pro-Life Show

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2017 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the eve of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., EWTN Global Catholic Network will launch a new half-hour weekly program focusing on promoting the culture of life. “EWTN Pro-Life Weekly,” a joint project of EWTN and the...

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Tilting At Antennas

Chivalry is not dead…It may be down for a mandatory eight count, but it isn’t finished, or at least I want to believe it isn’t finished. Following the television mini-series farce also known as the presidential election makes one wonder though. I vacillated about touching this third rail but a...

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Is Latin The Best Language? And Other Questions About Exorcism.

Indianapolis, Ind., Sep 27, 2016 / 05:02 am (CNA).- The new T.V. series The Exorcist, based on the horror film series of the same name from the 19070s, debuted on FOX on Friday, sparking another wave of fascination with the supernatural. In a recent article prior to the show’s launch, Lance...

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Bottom Of The 9th

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American worker stays at each job for 4.4 years. But for younger workers in the millennial category, that number is cut in half. It’s a little mind-numbing to consider the number of jobs any one individual is apt to have in a lifetime — and...

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The Little-Known Catholicism Of A 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Star

Krakow, Poland, Aug 10, 2016 / 04:03 am (CNA).- Clarence Gilyard is the seasoned Hollywood actor who kicked major bad-guy posterior as Chuck Norris' gun-slinging, karate-kicking deputy James Trivette on the hit 1993-2001 CBS series. The man is legitimate – especially after working alongside Chuck...

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The Marshall Plan

Marshal McLuhan never intended to be a pop icon, but this cerebral Canadian philosopher became just that with his cutting edge observations about modern technology and the means of communication. His unique premise, summed up in his most famous sound bite (a term not coined by McLuhan but one...

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Tin Man’s Revenge: What The Humanity Of Machines Says About Us

There’s a lot of talk in the news media about artificial intelligence and the advent of fully automated robots who will be able to think on their own, make intricate and logical decisions, and basically be the realization of just about every science fiction movie and television series ever...

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In Living Color

In a world where there is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary about a 75-inch television screen — wider than the A-C volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica — it is difficult to describe what life was like in the pre-color days. Just as in the age of Wikipedia it is equally difficult to explain...

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Roots Of A Remake

It has been said before that slavery was America’s “original sin.” When you consider that it has been more than 150 years since the end of the Civil War and race remains an issue on just about every nightly newscast, it makes one wonder if there isn’t some kind of mark of Cain on us.But I am not...

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Let There Be Light

I usually don’t watch the Stephen Colbert show on CBS. His act is a little too “inside” and smug for my tastes. I will therefore resist the temptation to lament the loss of greats like Johnny Carson and sound like the angry guy on his porch shaking his cane at the kids on his yard … too late. I...

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In ‘The Story Of God,’ Morgan Freeman Is Looking For The Divine In All Places

“The Story of God,” a six-episode documentary series on how humanity considers the divine, premieres Sunday, April 3, on the National Geographic Channel. Actor Morgan Freeman, who has voiced the Almighty in a few movies, is host and narrator, along with being an executive producer for Revelations...

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Fade To Gray

Rather, what will be made very clear is that things won’t be very clear at all. License will be taken with regard to the truth in order to stimulate the arcs of the cast of characters and the truth will be buried. How can I be so sure of such an outcome of a program I haven’t seen? I know...