Day: January 4, 2020

Here are Wisconsin’s best and worst

This will be a week that shows the best and the worst of my Wisconsin homeland.
The best, of course, are the Green Bay Packers (shown here with Aaron Rodgers). They host a game at 6:40 p.m. ET Jan. 12, just two steps from the Super Bowl.
And the worst was Joe McCarthy. He was my senator when I was growing up; he was also someone whose lies desroyed lives. A PBS profile (9-11 p.m. Jan. 6) gives full details. Read more…

Austen’s tale is completed … 200 years later

Let’s credit Andrew Davies for consummate patience.
He’s the master adapter, an expert on turning British classics – especially ones by Jane Austen – into TV scripts. But he waited 80-plus years for the ultimate challenge.
That’s “Sanditon” (shown here with Rose Williams and Theo James), which Austen had barely started. “She didn’t really get any further than introducing the characters and the premise. (All of) Jane Austen’s material, I used up in the first half of the first episode,” Davies, 83, told the Television Critics Association in July. Read more…

Best-bets for Jan.6: Love, talent and McCarthyism

1) “The Bachelor” opener, 8-11 p.m., ABC. Following family tradition, Peter Weber is a Delta Airlines pilot: His dad and brother are pilots; his mother is a flight attendant. Now – after finishing third on “The Bachelorette” – Weber, 28, is in control. Among the 30 women (ages 22 to 31) to choose from are three flight attendants, a lawyer, a cattle rancher, a nurse, a radiographer. And, of course, there’s also an NBA dancer, a fashion blogger, Miss Texas USA and Kylie Ramos, an entertainment sales associate, shown here possibly suggesting some entertainment. Read more…