How does this mahogany box work?

Our very first television. It was 1952 on Simmons Avenue in East L A not that far from the Willard Battery factory water tower and just downwind from the B. F. Goodrich tire factory. The latest electronic marvels had entered our Okie home. Once television was brought into our tiny East Los Angeles Livingroom entertainmentContinue reading “How does this mahogany box work?”

A radio I grew up with.

Actually I grew up sometimes standing next to our big console radio. From about age eight to early teen our family had a Sears console radio and it was a flip-top dark mahogany thing about the size of a Maytag automatic washer but without hot and cold running water. It sat in our little livingContinue reading “A radio I grew up with.”

Words that wedge.

For years I have been pointing out the fact that Talk Radio and Cable TV often serves to divide its audience. Split apart. Sever. Pull apart listeners and viewers from their own kind. Even when most have a common ground partisan blather from talk radio or cable news only serves to separate family members, neighbors,Continue reading “Words that wedge.”