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Archive for: March 2011

March 30, 2011

For CNBC, Wedded Bliss Is Just Business

Filed under: Uncategorized - 30 Mar 2011

You’d think people—especially very wealthy ones—who are about to get married would be cautious with their assets, arming themselves with a pre-nup and other sorts of legal agreements. Common sense, right?

Unfortunately common sense sometimes isn’t common when it comes to …

March 25, 2011

Nature’s Matchmaker Shocks

Filed under: Programming Reviews - 25 Mar 2011

Sometimes the irony of life and death is extraordinary.

Earlier this month, as I was writing a review of Smithsonian Channel’s fine film Nature’s Matchmaker, something moved me to research its protagonist, a Veterinarian specializing in reproduction, known technically as …

March 22, 2011

Interesting Health Care Story From Rather

Filed under: Programming Reviews - 22 Mar 2011

When meeting people for the first time, conventional wisdom says to avoid talking politics or religion. Dan Rather has made a career of ignoring conventional wisdom, usually with very good journalistic results. Tonight’s episode (Mar 22, 8pm, HDNet) of …

Hail, Arthur

Filed under: Uncategorized - 22 Mar 2011

We’ve heard the adage that laughter is the best medicine. It might even promote heart health, medical researchers in Baltimore report.

And thanks to a documentary shown on HBO, we know that a doctor in India has organized …

March 15, 2011

Nurse Jackie’s A Pill

Filed under: Uncategorized - 15 Mar 2011

I’ve admired Nurse Jackie, the hospital-based series on Showtime, from the start, two seasons ago.

For longer than that I’ve admired its star, multiple Emmy winner Edie Falco, who took just a few seconds as Nurse Jackie Peyton to erase …

C-SPAN Gets Emotional

Filed under: Programming Reviews - 15 Mar 2011

Few would accuse C-SPAN of being overly emotional, least of all its daily interview and call-in show Washington Journal (7-10am ET).

While it’s true that the Journal’s politico guests blast emotionally-tinged blather on issues of the day, in the end …

March 8, 2011

Do You Know What It Means to Miss Charlie Sheen?

Filed under: Uncategorized - 08 Mar 2011

The all-Charlie-Sheen-all-the-time feeding frenzy has reached such heights that it’s resulted in a medical condition.

ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser last week opened his local DC radio show by saying he had been “diagnosed” with a condition the doctors are calling Charlie Sheen …

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