Sun.Jan 06, 2019

CBS News - Tough Challenge Taking on ABC's David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the 6:30 P.M. News on ABC, anchor David Muir has become the youthful version of Walter Cronkite. Muir is able to lead the nation in sorting out the events of the day. You bet, he is a father figure. That's why we tune into ABC rather than CBS.

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"FBI" - Chemistry Between the Characters, Finally

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On iconic television crime shows such as "Without a Trace," it's all about relationships among the characters. The audience was totally into the oddball dynamics between shutdown Jack Malone and open-hearted Sam.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Doe-Eyed, UnSpun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "60 Minutes," rookie congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made what I experienced as an unspun presentation of herself and her socialist ideas. A side treat were the doe eyes, much like those of the the character Alicia Florrick on "The Good Wife."

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"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Brilliant Portrayal of Self-Hate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Freddie Mercury, who became lead singer in British band Queen, was filled with self-hate. The meme of how not liking yourself is so destructive permeates the smash hit film "Bohemian Rhapsody." " Mercury grows up in England in an immigrant family from Pakistan.

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iPhone - Shelf Life Expiring As Must-Have Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It isn't only the Chinese who sense they no longer need an iPhone as a status symbol.    Right here in the American Midwest, the spell the iPhone had cast on us has been broken. After my second iPhone wore out (its shelf life is about 4.2

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Fierce Conversations: Leaving the United States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In person, on Facebook, and in the media the conversation is this: becoming an expat.    And, as Gallup documents, the intense talk is not just by aging baby boomers who can't afford the standard of living in the U.S. Of the 16% of American adults contemplating leaving the U.S., 30% are under 30. Among the top locations being considered, indicates Gallup, is Canada.