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Toastmaster Time is a long-running San Francisco Bay Area monthly television program, produced by members of Toastmasters International clubs in District 57. Shows are broadcast on local television community access channels and a complete archive of the past eight years are available for viewing on the Toastmaster Time website. Business Communication Public Speaking television studio

"FBI" - Does Network TV Need Another One of Those, Even If Produced by Dick Wolf?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This fall "FBI," produced by Dick Wolf, is coming to network television. We already have has plenty of those on network television.   Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs legal Media Personal Musings Television Values Writing

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The Cowardly Lion: James Comisar could fundraise for Museum of Television by mass producing this meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He is attempting to raise money for the Museum of Television in Phoenix.  In this era of economic turbulence and sustained uncertainty, who isn't afraid? 

Pedophiles on Television and They Live Next Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the "Law & Order" franchise, producer Dick Wolf presents plot lines "ripped from the headlines."   Content-provider Current Affairs Ethics legal Media Personal Musings Politics Television Values Web/Tech

Facebook's Lousy Crisis Communications - PR Experts Will Become Famous Producing Case Studies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many stopped working to take in those hours of entertainment broadcasted on television. Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Ethics Games legal Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Rebranding Selling Television Values Web/Tech

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Blackmail - Such a Scary Meme in Television and Real Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The writers and producers of "Good Girls" were mirroring the emotional roller-coaster that could occur in the corridors of power. Current Affairs legal Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Selling Television Values WritingThe tension dominating "Good Girls" is created by the former "Secret Shopper" turned blackmailer.

Local Television News - Surely, There Is More Important Content Than Advising Us on Coat vs. Sweater

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, since the steel mills shut down and the third shift producing the GM Cruz was eliminated at Lordstown, there isn't a lot of business news.   Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs Media Personal Musings Television Values

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Choose Your Friends Wisely - HBO Producer Marc Henry Johnson Goes to Prison in OD Death of MD Pal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That might have been what US District Court Judge Jesse Furman advised brandname HBO producer Marc Henry Johnson. He is the co-producer of the HBO fall series "The Deuce."  careers Content-provider Current Affairs Games legal Media Television Travel ValuesChoose your friends wisely. Johnson had as a friend medical doctor Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny. As part of her double life, she went into Manhattan to party with drugs.

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BBC Television NEWS: produced for or by morons?

Max Atkinson

I’d very much like to know if I’m alone in noticing that BBC television news programmes are making more and more use of slide shows and graphics in their bulletins. BBC TELEVISION NEWS, 10.00

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PowerPoint on radio and television revisited

Max Atkinson

A warm welcome to BBC Radio Scotland listeners who may have found their way here after listening to this morning's discussion of PowerPoin t on MacAulay & Co. If you'd like to know more about the Anti-PowerPoint Party , you can watch the president's video above and/or sign up to support it HERE.

Famous Speech Friday: Jackie Kennedy's 1962 televised tour of the White House

The Eloquent Woman

television networks aired an unprecedented public speaking tour de force by a woman, when First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy led a televised tour of the White House and its just-completed $2 million renovations. Fifty years ago on Valentine's Day 1962, major U.S.

"Mad Men" - Creatives listen up, can a happy Don Draper still produce great concepts, copy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the writers for "Mad Men" are worth their salt, they could have Don transcend his old style and produce breakthrough concepts and copy. Branding careers Media Personal Musings Television ValuesCharles Schulz refused to go to therapy. 

BBC Television News informs, educates and entertains without slides!

Max Atkinson

I n case you missed the last edition of Have I Got News for You , here’s the sequence showing how much more interesting the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson can be when he forsakes the awful slides he usually inflicts on us: You might also like to compare this with some of the following: BBC Television News: produced for or by morons? Tags: slide shows Robinson BBC Television News slidomania

Presidential debates – tedious television but better than commercials

Max Atkinson

For British audiences, the televised ‘debates’ between US presidential candidates come across as a very strange form of television indeed, which is hardly surprising given the peculiar rules of engagement as set out by Bob Schieffer of CBS News at the start of the third one: “The rules tonight are simple.

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Oprah 1, "60 Minutes" 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The producers of "60 Minutes" allegedly over-directed mega star Oprah. Well, the producers didn't go for that emotionality.   Branding careers Personal Musings TelevisionHow naïve.

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"A Million Little Things" - ABC Renews for 2nd Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Placement is almost everything in the world of network television. The second season will kick off with another mystery, but producers are mum about what it will be.     Personal Musings Television

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Fin's Early Years in the Hood - Please Spare Us Another Episode on That in "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what every college writing professor, professional editor, film/television producer, and head of corporate ghostwriter hammer. Recommendation: Dick Wolf, the famous producer, parachute in writers who are skilled in the techniques of simplification. Simplify.

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"FBI" Renewed for 2nd Year - Dick Wolf Has Another Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At first, some of us wondered: Does network television really need yet another FBI series? But, with the iconic Dick Wolf as producer, we knew it had a chance to attract an audience.   Personal Musings Television

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"Dateline" - Okay, We Get It, Spouse Did It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For 27 years, network television programming "Dateline" has been hammering that the miscreant will be brought to justice.   Personal Musings TelevisionShame on any spouse who assumes they can off their partner and get away with it.

2019 52

Pop Culture (and many courts) Addicted to AA Meetings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a lazy producer's standard trick: Panning the camera on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings to signal that character X or Y is troubled.  It would be a public service if producers begin showcasing other kinds of recovery models. legal Media Personal Musings Televisio

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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. Even if it's produced by Dick Wolf. When it first was televised the rating was about 10 million.   Personal Musings Television

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Dick Wolf Sure Knows How to Orchestrate Finales

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last night's three Chicago series produced by Dick Wolf had their finales.          Personal Musings Television  And, boy, were they high drama.

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We Love Flawed Characters - "Law & Order SVU" Back for 21st Season

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a record for television dramas. Instead of a film producer, the miscreant was a pilot.   Personal Musings Television"Law & Order SVU" has been renewed for a 21st season. Here are all the details from the Daily Mail.

2019 52

Alleged Use of THE Worst Racial Slur on "Apprentice" - Will Cost $5 Million to Document That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Television producer Chris Nee has claimed on Twitter that, according to producers who worked on 'The Apprentice,' footage exists of Donald Trump using America's most explosive racial slur."

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"Blue Bloods" - How Will Reagan Family Handle Roman Catholic Issue?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The signature of popular television series "Blue Bloods" is family values - the Roman Catholic kind.   Personal Musings Religion TelevisionOnly once did New York Police Department Commissioner Frank Reagan push back on the powers that be in the Roman Catholic Church.

2018 52

42nd Season - Will "20/20" Be Renewed for 2019-2020?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" And that's what producers want. But, in the world of television, "20/20" has gotten long in the tooth. Branding legal Personal Musings Television

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Fox Now - Roger Who?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His creation of the unique conservative channel, at the time, disrupted television.    That must be scaring the jesus out of those producing the two other documentaries. Branding Current Affairs Film Media Personal Musings Televisionhat was fast.

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The Dark Web - "Law & Order SVU"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what producer Dick Wolf had made his MO for the entire "Law & Order" franchise. Content-provider legal Personal Musings Television Values Web/Tech WritingThe dark web must be causing horrific crimes.

2019 56

Dick Wolf - On and Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a brilliant tactic by iconic producer David Wolf.   Personal Musings TelevisionIn programming, now and then he has the characters from two series combine to work on case of one.

2019 52

Shemar Moore, As Hondo in "SWAT," Back for 3rd Season on CBS

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Overall, the plot lines, writing, and acting aren't as strong as those in the recent Chicago programming produced by Dick Wolf who had been the mastermind for "Law & Order." Content-provider Current Affairs Personal Musings Television

2019 52

Lorena and John Bobbitt - Crushed by The American Dream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Perhaps the producers should have paid more attention to how The American Dream didn't materialize for the young married couple and that could have been the tipping point for the mutual unhappiness. legal Personal Musings Television Values

2019 56

"Law & Order SVU" - Like Last Days of "Desperate Housewives," Plots Too Convoluted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most television series jump the shark. The producers don't pull the plug in time.     Content-provider Current Affairs Games Intuitive Personal Musings Simplification Television WritingThat is, they don't do a Johnny Carson and exit on top of their game.

2019 52

"The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr." - More 1950s PRish Than Documentary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the end, I didn't wind up producing for George but I was sure rooting for its success. Games Media Personal Musings Politics Television Values WritingThere are those of a certain age who remain suckers for photos and videos of the Kennedy clan. I belong to that category.

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Dennis Rader and the Clutter Family - Intersection of Two Stories in Kansas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But his daughter did produce two children. Books Branding careers legal Media Personal Musings Television Values WritingLast night "20/20" provided an amazing presentation of the mind of a serial killer. That was BTK (Bondage, Torture, Kill) of Kansas - Dennis Rader.

2019 52

Pharma - Public Relations Won't Get It Off Hook on This One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in 2008 through 2009, salmonella-contaminated peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corporation of America resulted in deaths and serious injuries. careers Current Affairs Food and Drink Games legal Media Personal Musings Politics Television Values

2019 52

NBC: Andy Lack Could Be Scapegoated for Megyn Kelly Expensive Train Wreck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But the negative consequences of its ill-fated hire will play out for probably much longer than the television network could have anticipated. Success in television broadcasting requires team work among talent.

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Late Night Shows - Political Humor Falling Flat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  None of that produced any belly laughs last night on the late shows.    Content-provider Current Affairs Media Personal Musings Politics Television Values WritingThe flight of manpower out of the White House. The Texas primary. And, how the U.S. President enunciates. 

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Megyn, Greta, Bob, Joan - Election 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her debut will be next September in the Sunday show "Full Court Press" on Gray Television. I had a client who had been a Fox producer during The Ailes Administration. Election 2020 is big business. 

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Fox Keeps Door Shut - The Startup Called Megyn Kelly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The three evening slots are already full and those in them continue to produce results.   Branding careers Current Affairs Games Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Rebranding Television

2018 52

David Rossi's Books on Criminal Deviance - Did They Do More Harm Than Good?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As a public service, the producers and sponsors for "Criminal Minds" might host a panel on that.   Books careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games legal Media Personal Musings Television Voodoo Web/Tech Writing

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Here We Go Again - Retail Sales Down 1.2%, Most Since 2009 - Time for a News Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More and more over-educated have been produced.     Content-provider Current Affairs Media Personal Musings Television Web/TechRetirees, Class of 2019 who will be looking for jobs, highly compensated older workers, and small businesspeople like myself.

2019 56

The Paddock Phenomenon - Trust Shaken in Criminal Profiling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Popular television shows dealing with fictional crimes have created trust in profiling. sophisticated television programming, such as "Criminal Minds," has to produce an episode explaining why those really bad guys sometimes don't fit the traditional profiles.

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Yes, I Named Lassie's Puppies, But.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That had been a popular Sunday night series on network television. But I salute the producers of "Lassie" for socializing children to the realities beyond the farm where Lassie lived. Tone-deaf.

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