Chris Cornell, grunge rock icon, dead at 52 – CBS News

Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52, and police said Thursday that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

Source: Chris Cornell, grunge rock icon, dead at 52 – CBS News

I didn’t know a whole lot about Chris Cornell until I saw a interview with him on CBS News. He was a leader in the early grunge rock scene. Recently he had been doing some soundtracks for movies. He seemed like a brilliant talent that is now no longer with us. A tragic loss for his family and the music community.

Renewed TV Shows: 2017 Renewal Scorecard — What’s Returning, Cancelled? | TVLine

TVLine’s annual cheat sheet of relief, anxiety and utter anguish known as the Renewal Scorecard has arrived! From now until late May, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW will determine which shows are go…

Source: Renewed TV Shows: 2017 Renewal Scorecard — What’s Returning, Cancelled? | TVLine

This is the time of year that TV shows are renewed for another season or cancelled. Networks are looking at ratings, cost of production and other factors in their decision making. A lot of people are nervous right about now and others are on the phones with their agents to get them work. Some shows I liked this past season are coming back while others have gotten the ax. I am hanging on for a few more shows that are in limbo. We shall see what happens.

Yes I still love broadcast TV. I grew up on it and appreciate what it brings to the culture of the nation.

ESPN Layoffs Begin, And Some 100 Employees May Lose Jobs : The Two-Way : NPR

Reporters and on-air personalities are among the roughly 100 ESPN employees who are expected to lose their jobs this week, in a cost-cutting move at the network that has lost millions of subscribers in recent years.

Source: ESPN Layoffs Begin, And Some 100 Employees May Lose Jobs : The Two-Way : NPR

ESPN is a sports network that airs on cable TV across America. They have been the network of note for sports fans for years. Today they did a mass layoff of reporters and on-air personalities that are the face of the network. It’s a part of the changing face of how people view and consume entertainment.

London attack: Two killed in Westminster ‘terror’ incident – BBC News

A police officer and a woman have been killed near Parliament in central London in what Scotland Yard are treating as a terrorist incident.

Source: London attack: Two killed in Westminster ‘terror’ incident – BBC News

May my friends in the UK be safe and comforted during this time. Incidents like these happen far too often. I hope that as more is learned about this situation that justice will prevail.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke wins re-election | Times Free Press

Mayor Andy Berke has won Chattanooga’s four-way mayoral race. Berke received 11,991 votes, according to unofficial results posted online  by the Hamilton County Election Commission.

Source: Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke wins re-election | Times Free Press

I am thrilled about this. In a four-way race there is always the chance of a loss because of vote splitting. He is a great guy and I am happy for these results.

Hooray For Hollywood It’s #Oscars Night in America!

Nate D. Sanders Auctions Collection Of Academy Award Oscar Statuettes Set To Be Auctioned

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2016 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 26, 2017.

This night is about the best in motion pictures and high style. It’s one of the high holy nights in American culture where we will see if our favorite movies and actors will win one of the most prized awards in entertainment.

To find out who nominated check out Academy Awards 2017: Complete list of nominations – LA Times

Farewell Bill Paxton, Thanks For The Movie and TV Memories

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Bill Paxton with Helen Hunt in the movie “Twister”.

I remember seeing Bill Paxton in the movie “Twister” it was the first movie I saw on DVD. He was great as a storm chasing meteorologist. His role as a patriarch of a historic feuding family in the TV mini series “Hatfield’s and McCoy’s” was pretty spot on too. Paxton was also in “Apollo 13” with Tom Hanks. Most recently he was in a CBS TV show called “Training Day”. Paxton passed away at the age of 61 today. Thanks for the great movie memories.

The Free Press Of America A Right and Responsibility

 

Freedom of the press is a venerated right in America. To deny well established media organizations from participating in the reporting of the days events of our government is frankly un-American. It doesn’t matter if its liberal or conservative the press should have full access to our leaders outside of revealing state secrets. The Trump administration is showing they don’t care about making us great but making us ignorant.