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By onlinet On Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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‘The Day the Earth Stopped,’ a song by Brazilian singer/songwriter Raul Seixas Popular in Brazil nearly 50 years ago, may have seen the coronavirus coming

Raul Santos Seixas was a Brazilian rock composer, singer, songwriter and producer, who was known as the “Father of Brazilian Rock.”  He was also known as “Maluco Beleza,” roughly translated More...

By onlinet On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Sometimes Laughter Helps to Relieve the Tension

With the amount of business closings and layoffs in the largest metropolitan centers like Miami, New York, Los Angeles due do the coronavirus, it is reasonable to assume there may be more desperate people in the More...

By onlinet On Monday, March 16th, 2020
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Take it from a veteran speechwriter, here’s the speech I’d recommend our President consider making titled: This Villainous Virus Shall ‘Live in Infamy’

Borrowing from President Roosevelt’s “A Date That Will Live In Infamy” speech following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, here’s what President Trump might say about the coronavirus, this newest More...

By onlinet On Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Don’t Go on Internet Dating Sites Until You Read This Book, ‘Love Boat 78,’ Now On Amazon

Sure. A lot of people write books, but this one is personal.  Frank, true and eye opening!  If you’re ever thinking about online dating, read it.  Think of my latest book, “Love Boat More...

By onlinet On Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Sy Sperling, founder of Hair Club for Men, who was also a client and also my client with whom we had hair-raising adventures filming his life story in New York

  A hair hero of mine, Sy Sperling, has departed. He was the well-groomed hair apparent we loved to promote.  All of us at his former PR firm, TransMedia Group, will miss him dearly, especially that dry humor More...

By onlinet On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Last month, the television industry lost a legendary executive and producer, Fred Silverman. He was my friend and former boss at ABC and NBC. With him, I was a part of TV history. Here is the Fred I knew, loved and occasionally feared when he was in one of his testy moods. I am sending this on President’s Day as he was my CEO.

  I once had the privilege, pain and precarious position of being Fred Silverman’s right-hand man at NBC back in the heyday of network television when I was Vice President, Assistant to the President, who More...

By onlinet On Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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Was there SUN at SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL? It was more SNOWDANCE, but still FUNDANCE!

PARK CITY, UTAH.–It was cold, crowded and crawling with film buffs once again at Sundance Film Festival.  Occasional snowflake flurries were hardly noticed.  Same with the snow-covered mountains surrounding More...

By onlinet On Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Is There a Peloton That Not Only Flattens Your Stomach, But Widens Your Winks to Attractive Women?

Remember that “you’ve got mail” sound effect back to the early days of America Online (AOL) that would make you crow or cringe each morning? Well now the uplifting message is “you’ve got winks,” that More...

By onlinet On Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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My Former Stomping Grounds, the News Room at The Philadelphia Inquirer

  You might say Philadelphia for me was a kind of a Rosette Nebula in my peripatetic life. For once upon a time I was a seedling in that searing cloud of gas and dust hugging Delaware Valley, working my tail More...

By onlinet On Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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There’s an Ailment Afoot in Condos Causing Elevator Fatigue

It’s part of the ups and downs of hi-rise living on the oceanfront in Florida . . . that mindless malady commonly known as forgetfulness.  Or absentmindedness. Fortunately, its only downsides are wasting time More...