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Wednesday Trivia Question

What Pulitzer Prize-winning author took over for Alistair Cooke as the host of Masterpiece Theatre when Cooke retired in 1992?

I’ve touched on various Masterpiece hosts in the past but I don’t think I’ve mentioned this one. 105 more words


Poldark, take me away!

Dear PBS,

I can’t stop watching Masterpiece Theatre. From a reimagined Sherlock Holmes to Downton Abbey to the newest Poldark, every Sunday night my life stops for the 1+ hours of programming on my local station. 655 more words

Tiffany Podz

Meeting your heroes

The activity suggested by today’s title is somewhat contraindicated by proverbial wisdom: though I would have thought this would depend on the nature of both your heroes and the proposed encounter. 940 more words

Alistair Cooke

” Liberty is the luxury of self-discipline, that those nations historically who have failed to discipline themselves have had discipline imposed by others.”

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Daily Quote

Has serious journalism lost the plot?

What’s journalism for? It’s a rather pompous question, to which you’ll normally get a rather pompous answer. Lord Reith’s three-word summary of the BBC’s purpose – educate, inform, entertain – is as relevant as ever. 1,602 more words


A gradual approach to improving your golf

“To get an elementary grasp of the game of golf, a human must learn – by endless practice -a continuous and subtle series of highly unnatural movements, involving about sixty-four muscles. 1,122 more words

Ian Hardie