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5 Great Ways to Plug Into the GOP Convention From Home

Posted on 08/24/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThere was a time when the national conventions of the two major political parties were filled with drama, emotional catharsis and occasionally even angry fisticuffs. (Here’s our gallery of great and not-so-great historic moments at GOP conventions.) Over the years, the quadrennial gatherings evolved into something more closely resembling slick, stage-managed infomercials, carefully designed to sell the parties’ tickets to the public rather than to wrestle over fateful decisions. Even so, whether you’re a hardcore political junkie or simply a citizen who likes to be informed, the 2012 Republican National …

Lifetime’s ‘Army Wives’ hits milestone this weekend

Posted on 08/3/2012 by |Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentIt doesn’t generate the volume of buzz that some other cable dramas do, but Lifetime’s Army Wives has legions of devoted fans. On Sunday night, the show, which centers around the significant others of soldiers stationed at fictional Fort Marshal, airs its 100th episode. It’s a significant milestone for Army Wives, which has become a real warhorse for Lifetime on its way to its centennial airing. The show, based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army …

Primetime Emmy Nominations: 8 Takeaways

Posted on 07/19/2012 by |Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentThe Primetime Emmy nominations were unveiled this morning, honoring the best in television during the 2011-12 season. AMC’s juggernaut Mad Men and the FX mini-series American Horror Story led the way with 17 total nominations apiece, while PBS’ Downton Abbey and the History Channel mini-series Hatfields & McCoys each nabbed 16. Among comedies, ABC’s Modern Family led the way with 14 nods. Here are 8 things we learned from this morning’s Emmy nominations: Experience pays off: In the acting categories, …

AARP at the TV Upfronts: Five Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

Posted on 05/16/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post from AARP entertainment writer Austin O’Connor.  Here’s one thing I’ve learned during the first two days of the network upfronts in New York City: Attending these annual glitzed-up PowerPoint presentations — when the nets unveil their upcoming fall lineups to assembled advertisers and brand partners — as a writer for AARP is a little like attending a high school prom as a parent chaperone. Sure, you’re there, but it’s really not about you. See, for …

The Takeaway: Regis Philbin Packing Up; Menopause-Related Memory Loss Could Actually Be Early Dementia

Posted on 11/15/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayTalk show host Regis Philbin will make his final appearance this Friday morning on “Live With Regis and Kelly.” And the brains of women who complain of memory lapses or mental slippage around the time of menopause may be working extra hard to keep up, a new study shows.

Cable Companies Helping to Increase Volunteer Rates?

Posted on 11/9/2011 by |Giving & Volunteering | Comments

Volunteering This is a guest blog post from Reed Sandridge.  Sandridge lost his job in 2009 and did the unthinkable – he started giving away $10 a day to complete strangers!  He captured the story of every recipient at www.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital. A few weeks back I got letter in the mail from my cable provider, Comcast, informing me that I would need to order and install something …