We soon learned that investigative reporting, which had seemed so exciting on the big screen, usually turned out to be a slog through boring official documents and yellowing news stories in the paper’s morgue.
I used to be scared to fly because of the airline food. Now I worry about having my front teeth knocked out and being dragged off the plane by airport goons before I’ve even had a chance to look at the In-Flight magazine.
While the smell of old books might be hard to describe in any great detail, one whiff can send us back to days spent in the library, rummaging through our grandparents’ bookcases or poking around in a vintage bookstore.
Most college students still are in the process of maturing. They can be reckless, impulsive, violent, careless and verging on crazy – behaviors often fueled by alcohol. And some of our state lawmakers want to add guns to the mix?
What keeps echoing in the back of my head is the phrase: elections have consequences. My blood pressure rises when I think about how the outcome of the election might have been different if just a few thousand more of those marchers from key states had voted on Election Day instead of waiting until afterward to protest the results.
It’s hard to remember now, with so many shows drawing on that early formula, that “The Dick Van Dyke Show” was something new. But although it ran only from 1961 to 1966, it plainly made its mark on TV history.