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Facts revealed in the new Mr. Rogers biopic

The new movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, beloved Pittsburgh icon, influential children’s television programmer and one of the best-loved American personalities of all-time. Here are some of the startling facts depicted in … Continue reading

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What to expect during the impeachment hearings

Impeachment is a congressional investigation into alleged misconduct by the President of the United States. At the end of the process, the House of Representatives refers any evidence that has been gathered to the U.S. Senate, which then holds a … Continue reading

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CMU never closed due to weather, until it did

This one goes out to all of my CMU-affiliated peeps, in honor of the #PolarVortex. I see people on social media griping about Carnegie Mellon University being closed due to extremely cold weather. Some people think CMU wimped out, while … Continue reading

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Uncle Jay’s TV Reviews: “Murphy Brown”

The reviews of the “Murphy Brown” re-boot are in, and they’re not kind. I watched it with very low expectations — and I laughed a lot, to my own surprise. (Spoiler alerts follow)

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Uncle Jay’s Movie Reviews: “Murder on the Orient Express”

We saw “Murder on the Orient Express” last night. Capsule review: I had very low expectations, because the reviews have been mixed. It exceeded all of my hopes. It is a very faithful adaptation of the original Agatha Christie novel … Continue reading

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Movie review: “The Nice Guys”

During my day off yesterday, Denise and I saw “The Nice Guys.” Capsule Review: Denise liked this a lot better than I did. Set in the late 1970s in Los Angeles, Ryan Gosling is a hapless private eye (think Richie … Continue reading

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The Feb. 20 show is only online

The Saturday, Feb. 20 show is only on Internet radio http://www.wmck.fm, and if I do say so myself, it’s three hours of smokin’ radio. (Our flagship station, WRCT 88.3 FM, is doing “Massive Music Weekend,” and you should totally check … Continue reading

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