Western shows full of cliches

I think one of the reasons I love Westerns of both the big screen and television variety is that they’re so predictable and loaded with clich

Prayer can prevent hasty decisions

Debra Whittington “Trust in the LORD… he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Television changes, stays the same

Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My […]

Mother of invention gone wild

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense Those of you who watch television appreciate the increasing presence of “hard-sell, direct-buy” commercials on the cable and satellite networks. The pitch involves an inventive but cheaply produced product like squeegees, stick-on light bulbs, sunglasses, vegetable choppers, political promises and collision chasing lawyers. “Only $19.95! It […]

Will your TV go dark on DTV-day?

Beginning Saturday all televisions in the United States are to transition to digital television marking the end of analog television. Starting Friday at midnight television stations will be settling into their permanent digital television transmission and channel listing. They will discontinue the use of their analog signal completely on Saturday. With those dates near at […]

Local group seeks members for TV’s future in Quay

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Thanks to the UHF-TV Users Association, households in Quay County receive television reception even if they don�t have TV programming coming into their homes from cable or satellite dish. Many satellite users also receive network programming from the association�s translators that broadcast TV signals to the area, said Martinia […]

Advent is time of anticipation

By Debra Whittington For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10 […]

Cable industry should push back against FCC regs

Perhaps it’s not all that surprising. Any government agency set up with a mission to regulate some aspect of commercial life develops an institutional imperative to regulate ever more aspects. So the Federal Communications Commission, which was barred by law in 1984 from regulating cable television — to give the industry a chance to grow […]

Preparation for Ash Wednesday

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In preparation for the highest liturgical feast day in the Christian tradition, residents of many faiths will participate in upcoming church services on Ash Wednesday. Receiving ashes on Wednesday – in the sign of a cross on the forehead – is a symbol “to get yourself ready for the […]

Cartoon logic does not equal a cartoon

By Kevin Wilson It was a late Tuesday night, and I was winding down with a little bit of television. There was nothing good on HBO, so I decided to see what was happening on Cartoon Network. I was able to catch the last few minutes of a “Family Guy” episode from the pre-cancellation era, […]