THE MILTON BERLE SHOW: Uncle Milton Bows Out With a BANG, June 6, 1956

After an amazing run in television, Milton Berle had persevered in several formats over 8 seasons and 336 hour long episodes. In 1956,  no other show nor star had enjoyed a longer television run. The broadcast of June 6, 1956 was significant for several reasons. For one, it was the final broadcast of The Milton […]

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Trashing TV for Nielsen, October 1988

Geraldo Rivera had taken note when his 1987 episode “Men in Lace Panties and the Women Who Love Them,” brought higher ratings. Disguising journalism and education with sensation, Rivera’s latest incarnation,Geraldo, intended to wring out the last drop of journalistic integrity for mass appeal and financial gain. In October, 1988, Geraldo put racism in the […]

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