Wednesday, August 21, 2019

'Dateline' Saturday Aug. 24, 2019

DATELINE on NBC. The weekend episode is called, "The Summer of Manson" that will air this Saturday at 10/9 p.m.

NBC says, "Keith Morrison reports on the mind and myth of Charles Manson. The one-hour special features rarely-seen video of Manson and interviews with his former parole officer and a “Manson Family” confidant."

'Dateline' Friday Aug. 23, 2019

DATELINE on NBC. The next episode is called, "Noises in the Night" that will this Friday at 10/9 p.m.

NBC says, "A Knoxville, TN community is shaken when a popular high school student is found murdered in her bed. Two students who helped police solve the case speak to Andrea Canning."

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

'Rambo 5: Last Blood' opens September 20, 2019

'Dateline' episode 'Robert Durst: The Secret Tapes' nabs 3.17 TV ratings overall

The DATELINE (NBC) episode called, "Robert Durst: The Secret Tapes" aired Monday night (8/19/2019) at 10/9 p.m. It was reported by Keith Morrison. In the overnight TV ratings. It garnered 3.17 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.5 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. "Grand Hotel" (ABC) grabbed 2.60 overall & 0.5 with adults. "Carpool Karaoke: McCartney" (CBS) 2.32 overall & 0.4 with adults.
"Robert Durst: The Secret Tapes." John Lewin is a district attorney who is a relentless lawyer. He told Robert Durst directly that isn't he going to win. John interviewed many witnesses including Robert's close friends on tape. Those friends answer questions before trial because they might be too old to attend.

Three people have died mysteriously who were close to Robert. He even claimed he killed his neighbor but was acquitted. John Lewin pieces together those interviews that may put Robert in prison for murder.   

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(NBC photo. Robert Durst in court).

Monday, August 19, 2019

An all new 'Dateline' Monday Aug. 19, 2019 at 10/9 p.m.

'Ready or Not' opens on 2,300 US movie screens Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019

'Angel has Fallen' opens on 3,000+ US movie screens Friday Aug. 23, 2019

New Podcast: SAG-AFTRA 'What Happens Behind The Voices'

SAG-AFTRA says, "In this episode of the SAG-AFTRA podcast, seasoned voice actors Dee Bradley Baker and Sarah Elmaleh talk about their craft."

"Together with hosts SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White, Baker and Elmaleh discuss the work involved in a voice-over performance, the current expansion of voice acting across the television, film and game genres, and the best practices voice actors can employ to protect themselves both inside and outside the booth."

Sunday, August 18, 2019

An all new 'Dateline' Monday Aug. 19, 2019

DATELINE on NBC. The next episode is called "Robert Durst: The Secret Tapes" that will air this Monday at 10/9 p.m.

NBC says, "For the first time on television, Dateline NBC will air rarely-seen video of Robert Durst’s friends testifying for the prosecution as to why he might have killed his best friend, Susan Berman. In prerecorded testimony that may be used at Durst’s trial next year, his friend Nick Chavin recalled a conversation he had with Durst, explaining: “We walked out the door. And on the sidewalk, I said, ‘You wanted to talk about Susan?’ And Bob said, ‘I had to. It was her or me. I had no choice.’"  

During Monday’s special, Durst’s close friend, Emily Altman, opens up in an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Keith Morrison about being called to testify against Durst after years of supporting him: “It's like a nightmare and you're waiting to wake up.” She added, “And at this juncture I don't think I'm gonna wake up. You know, I may have face the reality that this is the reality.”

"The broadcast will also feature a newly unearthed recording, hidden away for over 30 years, of Berman discussing the disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathie."

"Heir to a multimillion dollar New York real estate fortune, Durst now faces trial in Los Angeles for the 2000 murder of Berman. Prosecutors plan to argue that her murder was part of a pattern of killings by Durst. He has pleaded not guilty."

Saturday, August 17, 2019

'Dateline' & '48 Hours' have been repeats

Hello Everyone: 

Sorry that I haven't been recapping recent episodes of "Dateline" (NBC) and "48 Hours" (CBS). They have been repeat episodes. That is except "Dateline" Mondays which have been new episodes all summer in 2019.

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Director-Actor-Screenwriter, Peter Fonda has died at age 79

Peter Fonda is the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda. He is the father of Bridget Fonda. An acting family. Peter died on Friday Aug. 16, 2019. He appeared in 70 films and his most famous role in the seminal "Easy Rider" 1969.

My favorite performance is his role as a Bee-Keeper in the 1997 movie "Ulee's Gold." The film opened to rave reviews and over the Summer and Fall. It had gained popularity by-word-of-mouth. Fonda earned his only Oscar Nomination as best actor. The film showed resemblances of his famous dad, Henry Fonda. Rest-in-Peace....

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Friday, August 16, 2019

'Elementary' Final episode after 7 TV seasons

ELEMENTARY on CBS. Last night's final episode was called, "Their Last Bow." Only devoted fans watched the ending of the 7 season run. In the overnight TV ratings. It garnered 3.12 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.4 million TV ratings in the all-important 18 to 49 demographic.

The network kept the show off the schedule for a complete TV season. They tried out new shows that didn't do well in TV ratings. TV fans followed "Elementary" to summer episodes for season 6 and 7. (We were devoted to the end).

"Their Last Bow" had Sherlock dead for 3 years, but he wasn't. Watson adopted her son and finally told Captain Gregson and detective Bell that Sherlock's death was a fake. Bell got married and also had a child. He became captain of his police precinct. And Gregson, retired to take car of his wife who finally passed on.

Sherlock was lured back to New York by the supposed death of Moriarty. He finds out that Watson has cancer and decides to stay and take care of his friend. One year later. Sherlock and Watson decide to return as consultants for the NYPD. They have to ask Captain Bell though.... 

Click photo below for final season episode "Their Last Bow."
(CBS photo. "Elementary" reaches 150 episodes).

(CBS photo. The season 7 promo. Watson went blonde).

(CBS photo. The team at their best in solving crimes).

(CBS photo. One of the best story lines in the TV series. Moriarty was Sherlock's lover and arch nemesis. Joan was caught in between them).

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Episode 6: 'Basketball or Nothing' on 'Netlfix' 2019

BASKETBALL OR NOTHING on NET-FLIX. The 6-part series follows a Navajo Indian high school basketball team who have a chance at the state championships.

Episode 6: Modern-day Warriors.

The Chinle "Wildcats" basketball team made it to the "Final Four" during the state championships. It was a fantastic ride and the team floated on the support of their community. Coach Raul Mendoza told them to have fun, but to want that "title" more than anything. The team went as far as they could and lost in a tough defeat....

Life has to move on and it does in a positive way for the senior basketball players. Three of them received scholarships to colleges and one nabbed the "President Obama" scholarship that paid for his complete college education. All of them had dreamed of a better life outside of the Indian Reservation. Those scholarships gave them so much more than what they had hoped for. That in itself makes them modern-day warriors on the Reservation. They worked hard and dreamed big. Good for them....

Click here for "Basketball or Nothing" on "Netflix."

'Dateline' episode 'Out of the Darkness' nabs 4.04 TV ratings overall

The DATELINE (NBC) episode called, "Out of the Darkness" aired Monday night (8/12/2019) at 10/9 p.m. It was reported by Josh Mankiewicz. In the overnight TV ratings. It garnered 4.04 million TV viewers overall. It reached 0.7 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. "Grand Hotel" (ABC) grabbed 2.46 overall & 0.5 with adults. "Bull" (CBS) 3.23 overall & 0.3 with adults.

"Out of the Darkness." Roy City, Texas in 2016. An unknown female called 911 Emergency from the outskirts of town. She was heard running through the darkness and then she hung up. Police found her on a desolate road who claimed that her husband was shot. She had his blood on her clothes. Police found a man slumped over inside a jeep who was shot in the head. He was deceased who was Bob Poynter. That woman is his younger wife Chacey. 

She claimed that she heard a gunshot and a dark figure. And that's it, because she bolted from the jeep and frantically ran away. What happened on the dark county road? 

Click photos below for DATELINE on NBC.
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(NBC photo. Josh Mankiewicz reports).

Monday, August 12, 2019

Episode 5 'Basketball or Nothing' on 'Netflix' 2019

BASKETBALL OR NOTHING on NET-FLIX. The 6-part series follows a Navajo Indian high school basketball team and their chance to win the state championships.

Episode 5: Win or go home.

The state tournament begins and the Chinle "wildcats"  make it to the quarter-finals. They go up against a team who have taller men. They are scared during the first quarter and coach Raul Mendoza sees it. They had let their "offense" lax because the other team keeps the ball and makes points. They fall behind during the whole game. 

Coach tells his team to get that ball and run with it. That's exactly what the team does and they all work together to keep that ball. By the end of the game. They pull ahead in points and win. Very exciting. 

Professional golfer Notay Begay III visits the team with another pro-golfer who is also Navajo. They give their most positive encouragement to the team.

Click her for "Basketball or Nothing" on "Netflix."