Thursday, 14 October, 2010
My major problem with the interview of Barb Higgins by Mike McCourt on BT (CityTV Breakfast TV) this morning only starts at the 3:34 mark in the following YouTube clip.
[Oct 15 update: I was on BT this morning, check out “Breakfast TV at 6:45am (View from the front row with Ric McIver)“]
Asking tough questions are ok. But attacking someone NOT in the room, and insulting someone as a “screwup” is inappropriate and unbecoming of a person who calls himself/herself a “journalist” and supposed to be conducting an unbiased “interview”.
It is honourable for Barb to defend her former campaign manager. Have a listen to Barb‘s graceful “push back” (from 3:43 to 4:33) to Mike‘s attacks. To me, the clip also shows how tough Barb can be. This is not “thin skin” but standing up against a bully.
Mike unfortunately failed his job as an interviewer this morning, not just because he asked biased questions. More importantly, Mike, as a journalist, detracted voters from important issues at hand and got us to think and talk about whether he was out of line and BT’s clarification that the questions were not from @artsvoteyyc.
Make sure you vote in the Calgary 2010 election in the advance polls or on election day Monday Oct 18th, 2010. By the way, also check out ads of leading Calgary mayoral candidates.
Here is Barb Higgins vs. Mike McCourt on BT this morning.
Tuesday, 3 August, 2010
If you haven’t seen the new Global/ABC show Rookie Blue yet, go check it out and you can watch it online in Canada. After watching the first 6 episodes, I am totally loving it. Very well made. Watch it.
Friday, 9 April, 2010
The Last Call Sheet of 24 the Series (pix)
I still remember those lovely sleepless nights when I first discovered 24 on DVDs. To me, the only proper way to watch 24 is to watch all 24 episodes back to back. So during that ~24 hours, I had a few frozen quick meals, instant noodles, and very optional showers.
Good Night, Good Luck, & Thanks to all the casts and crews of 24!
Tuesday, 2 March, 2010
From Banff World TV Festival,
William Shatner to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
Best known as Captain Kirk from the original Star Trek, William Shatner will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Banff World Television Festival. With a career spanning more than 5 decades, Shatner has leveraged his fame to build enduring properties as a director, producer, author, recording artist, screenwriter and spokesperson.
A brand unto himself, Shatner’s next project is the recently announced Sh*t My Dad Says, based on the popular Twitter account that’s infamous for quotes like “A parent’s only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed.”
This reporter is excited and look forward to bring you some report when Captain Kirk attend Banff in June.
Sunday, 21 February, 2010
Few days ago I borrowed (from the Calgary Public library) and finished watching John Adams (HBO TV miniseries). According to the Wikipedia entry of John Adams, the show, as of 2009, has won more Emmy awards, thirteen, than any other miniseries, and four Golden Globe awards.
Since John Adams the TV miniseries was based on John Adams the biography by historian David McCullough, I expect the show gets all of the historical details right. And the producers managed to make it an interesting show to watch. Bravo to them.
Monday, 30 November, 2009