Saturday, November 22, 2014

WE LOVE TV with The Waltons

The 25th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 
May 20th 1973


Winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series -
 The Waltons


Winner Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series - 
Richard Thomas as John-Boy Walton
Winner Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama Series - 
Michael Learned as Olivia Walton


Saturday, November 15, 2014

NY Times Bestseller List (Non Fiction) 11/16/2014

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non Fiction
Week Ending November 16th 2014


10 - Stop The Coming Civil War - Michael Savage
(4 weeks on list)

9  -  Dreamers and Deceivers - Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe
(Debut)
More little known stories from America's past.

8  -  The Innovators - Walter Isaacson
(4 weeks on list)

7  -  What If? - Randall Munroe
(9 weeks on list)

6  -  Food - Jim Gaffigan
(2 weeks on list)

5  -  Jeter Unfiltered - Derek Jeter and Anthony Bozza
(Debut)
The Yankee shortstop and team captain looks back over his career with photographs from his recently concluded final season, as well as older ones.

4  -  Being Mortal - Atul Gawande 
(4 weeks on list)

3  -  Not That Kind of Girl - Lena Duham
(5 weeks on list)

2  - Killing Patton - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(6 weeks on list) (last week's #1)

1  -  Yes Please - Amy Poehler
(Debut)
A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress.



NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 11/16/2014

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Week Ending November 16th 2014

10 - Deadline - John Sanford
(4 weeks on list)

9  -  The Peripheral - William Gibson
(Debut)
A woman in the rural south, later in our century, witnesses a murder as part of a video game and is drawn into a power struggle in the further off future.

8  -  Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett
(7 weeks on list)

7  -  Pegasus - Danielle Steel
(Debut)
A German aristocrat, fleeing the Nazis, settles in America with a gift of eight purebred horses from his closest friend.

6  -  The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe - Alexander McCall Smith
(Debut)
The 15th book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.

5  -  Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult
(3 weeks on list)

4  -  Havana Storm - Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
(Debut)
Dirk Pitt becomes involved in a post-Castro power struggle in Cuba.

3  -  Prince Lestat - Anne Rice
(Debut)
The Vampire Chronicles continue after a long hiatus with the reappearance of Lestat De Lioncourt.

2  -  The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss
(Debut)
An exploration of the world of Auri, a character in the Kingkiller Chronicles.

1  -  Gray Mountain - John Grisham
(2nd week on list and 2nd week at #1)
A downsized Wall Street lawyer joins a legal clinic in a small Virginia town.

WE LOVE TV!

Don Knotts in 1961 with his first Emmy Award for his role as Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show


WE LOVE TV!

June 8th 1969 
21st Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards
 1968-69 TV season
Werner Klemperer
"Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series"
for his role as Colonel Wilhelm Klink on Hogan's Heroes.
This was his 2nd consecutive win in this category, he was nominated 6 times.

 1968

1969

Classic Movie Poster of the Week


The #1 grossing movie of 1949
($28.8 million)


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Old Time Radio Show of the Week

This week :
"The Whistler".
A radio mystery/suspense drama which aired on CBS radio from 
May 16th 1942 to September 22nd 1955.

"The Seeing Eye"
November 12th 1945




Saturday, November 8, 2014

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 11/09/2014

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Week Ending November 9th 2014

10 - Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good - Jan Karon
(8 weeks on list)

9 -  Burn - James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
(4 weeks on list)

8  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(25 weeks on list)

7  -  Lila - Marilynne Robinson
(3 weeks on list)

6  -  Desert God - Wilbur Smith
(Debut)
In ancient Egypt, a freed slave embarks on a journey across Arabia to defeat the Pharaoh's enemies.

5  -  Beautiful You - Chuck Palahniuk
(Debut)
A Manhattan lawyer inadvertently becomes a test subject for a line of sex toys.

4  -  Deadline - John Sanford
(3 weeks on list)

3  -  Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett
(6 weeks on list)

2  -  Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult
(2 weeks on list)

1  -  Gray Mountain - John Grisham
(DEBUT)
A downsized Wall Street lawyer joins a legal clinic in a small Virginia town, and becomes involved both in real people's lives and in litigation against the coal mining industry.