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Labor Day Week Preemptions 2017

Here is my yearly preemption list for the Labor Day holiday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mad Men: Season Three

Mad Men is one of the shows most recognized for its quality on television today. The period drama set in the 1960s has a large cast and continuing stories, but somehow escapes the "soap opera" stigma. Each year, the program, which airs on AMC in the US, gives us 13 new episodes to ponder. This entry was begun in November, but made available in December.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GL: Looks and Reactions

This entry was started back in September, a few days after the last episode of Guiding Light aired, but completed in November, as real life sometimes gets in the way. The old saying a picture tells a thousand words is one that I'm reminded of when watching soaps. A simple facial expression can illuminate the motives of a character.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sesame Street

Apologizes for the major digression, but like many, I grew up watching Sesame Street, and its stars Big Bird, Grover and Oscar the Grouch. Elmo was after my time as a viewer, but who can forget the Tickle Me Elmo craze of the 90s, which rivaled the Cabbage Patch Kids one of my childhood. Forty years is a long time to entertain youngsters, and some of the people involved in the show like Bob have been on since the beginning.