There was a time in the 1970s when two of the most famous faces in the world were tied to Louisville. Muhammad Ali and Colonel Harland Sanders remain world famous long after their deaths. Ali's humanitarian work shines in spite of a tumultuous era where he promoted racial segregation with Nation of Islam. The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville educates visitors on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Colonel Sanders launched to superstardom through fried chicken, ultimately franchising his secret recipe all around the world. But this 1960s appearance on What's My Line showcased him as an unknown entrepreneur just about to ascend the ladder of fame.
Matt Damon can't commit to a sensible pronunciation of Louisville. On 30 Rock, no one on the production team reshot this scene where Damon says LOO-uh-ville. Hillbillies say LOO-uh-vul. People with self respect say LOUIE-ville. The city is named after King Louis XI. There is no King LOO-uh. Ville is vill. Villanova. Villain. The Ville. Stop being a poser. If you can muster the energy to correctly pronounce Taylorsville Road and Shelbyville Road then work a little harder to say Louisville with a shred of self respect. And now here are some bloopers from Between Two Ferns. Good night. Let yourself out.
Michael Moore thinks American women underestimate White Male Rage. Managing White Male Rage is like the whole thing we're raised in America to DO.— Obelisk of Wokeness 🍩 (@EBlumberg11) June 14, 2020 2020 brought us the coronavirus pandemic, unprecedented unemployment, a near collapse of the American economy, and worldwide #BLM protests of police brutality that attracted riotous side actors. But white male rage...well, that's been here since Cain and Abel. The phrase found rejuvenated viability from a January SNL bit mocking the film JOKER.
If I post a selfie, I get hundreds of "likes." If I post something of substance, those thumbs stay to themselves. This notion that you'd rather look and not listen is pitiful.— Kristin Pierce (@KPierceTV) June 2, 2020 Selfies are egocentric requests for affirmation. Substantive information is often enlightening insight through one person's personal perspective. A sampling of replies to news anchor Kristin Pierce's tweet:
With the coronavirus pandemic pressuring all media companies to tighten belts over lost advertising revenue, CBS News has applied another layer of job cuts. There have been multiple cuts at CBS for months, much of it tied to the network's merger with Viacom. The pandemic adds another layer of withered finances. The best guess is that about 10% of the news department was snipped. Other departments including sports, entertainment, and production are also affected. Between 300 and 400 jobs are being slashed. CBS News president Susan Zirinsky released hazy details during an electronic meeting with employees. Although CBS claims to be America's #1 rated network, it's a reference to prime time programs. The flagship CBS Evening News and breakfast show CBS This Morning
iHeart Radio grabbed two pieces of interesting media attention recently. It appears that the radio company's strategy to pounce on the failings of legendary Los Angeles alternative rocker KROQ are paying off. iHeart rebranded its ALT 98.7 frequency and played the exact music as Entercom's KROQ, which has been firing long-loved air personalities. Now the iHeart station has nearly doubled the ratings over the once-dominant KROQ using a former KROQ programmer. The slipping KROQ is now lead by a programmer that was by iHeart. Variety tells the switcheroo story in a long read but radio fans will love reading about the inside maneuvering. There's lots of accurate reporting on radio management decisions based on demographics vs. sales, and the issue of whether
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🎶What the world needs now💦Is LOVE sweet LOVE 😍 https://t.co/yFGPYMDEyP pic.twitter.com/gvUcgU0wqu— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) May 18, 2020 There's not enough LOVE in a world that's filled with too much of what is shown below. Lighten up, Frances! Yes it's real. pic.twitter.com/GxRESJeJFv— Bobbie Hineman (@HinemanBobbie) May 17, 2020
Australian fires started 2020. Then came the threat of nuclear war with Iran. Chinese military jets have been buzzing American warships. Oh, and then there's that little COVID-19 pandemic with an as yet uncertain outcome. Next year could be even stranger when the 17 year cycle for cicadas delivers billions of the buzzing bug-eyed pests in a Biblical plague of dead baby beastly bodies. I made the most of it two cycles ago when Sammy the Cicada and I spent a fabulous few hours together. 2020 is all about isolation. 2021 will be a noisy, crowded infestation. Pick your poison. It's going to be a bumpy decade. Terry and his pet cicada (1987)@WHAS11 @840WHAS serious journalismnot fake newshttps://t.co/aBzDHJlnKm#loumedia #kymedia— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June