Downton Abbey has been a popular series as part of the PBS Masterpiece franchise. If you have never seen it the first episode is available as a free download on iTunes (at the time of this post...that only lasts a week.) Just as the program has been strong nationally, it has also done well locally at the station I work at which prompted the idea of providing an opportunity for die-hard viewers of the show to take a trip to see the real castle where portions of the program are taped. Touring Highclere Castle are so popular, tours sell out quickly. In fact, tours for all of 2013 are already sold out the the guests that joined me and the station's CEO for the trip get a very exclusive tour of the castle. Here are a few pictures from the grounds around the castle. Photography is not permitted inside. Click on any of the images below to see a larger picture:
The tour of Highclere was the start of a 10 day trip around the United Kingdom. More pictures to come!
A local TV station does a story about the recent house vote on how public radio stations should spend their money. I'm just a prop in this news story...
A colleague shared this video with me earlier today. Hilarious! Any comedy routine should always include Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich...oh yeah and Conan too.
Well it must be stressful in the dugout (especially when behind 14-1), however the control room in the stadium must be just as crazy. Too bad radio controls aren't as pretty or as colorful looking.This is the control room at Citi Field in NY:
This is sad. I wish all three legacy TV networks had this much interest in the Olympics. For some reason, ABC, CBS and NBC All Carrying Tiger Woods’ Statement Live on Friday (tvbythenumbers.com)
In the words of Adam Sandler from SNL, "Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?"
Why is it every year, around this time, we get dancing George Washingtons telling me to buy new furniture for my home, or a rapping Abraham Lincoln informing me it's time for a new car? These are usually locally produced advertisements found on television. I have no problems with the actual sale. I don't mind saving money. I groan every year around this time when a likeness of one our former presidents is dancing and singing their way to new furniture deals. I don't think this was the intention of President's Day. Keep the sale, but rethink the advertising strategy!