Author: Jeffrey Totey
The ABC’s of Fun and Games
ABC’s focus on “fun and games” during the summer months has certainly paid off for the network making ABC the most-watched network last summer. And it should be no surprise that new game shows will be popping up on NBC, CBS and FOX during the next month or so as well. Beginning this week marks…
NBC’s Red Nose Day Specials Features ‘Celebrity Escape Room’
NBC’s yearly Red Nose Day specials, a campaign to end child poverty, have gotten better each and this year just might be the best. Partnering once again with Comic Relief US, the night begins with a completely new special, Celebrity Escape Room followed by the traditional two-hour Red Nose Day special. During the three-hour block,…
This Day in Pop Culture for May 19
2007: Smart Introduces the Microcar On this day in 2007, the company Smart launched a cross-country road show to promote the smart car making it to 50 cities across the U.S. Under normal driving conditions, the car was designed to achieve 40 plus miles per gallon. The stunt proved itself worthy because by September, the…
I Am Second: Jessica Long
Have you ever felt unwanted? Not enough? Like you had to prove yourself? So did Jessica. But her story doesn’t end there.
This Day in Pop Culture for May 18
1968: Hot Wheels Roll Into Town Elliott Handler was the co-founder of Mattel, a company he started with his wife, Ruth. Her claim to fame was creating Barbie. Elliott wanted to create something just as iconic for boys so he worked with a GM car designer and a real rocket scientist and created Hot Wheels.…
This Day in Pop Culture for May 17
On this day in pop culture history, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was published, Chuck E. Cheese opened its doors and baseball was shown on TV.