McDonough Telephone Cooperative
11:37 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Another Cable Provider Coming to Macomb

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Macomb residents might soon have another option when choosing a cable provider.

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Bill Knight – August 14
3:34 am
Thu August 14, 2014

The Gunslingers of Early Television

James Garner was one of Bill Knight's favorite actors and activists.
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Last month, a progressive actor equally at ease playing a ne’er-do-well gambler, private eye or astronaut died: James Garner. The best among favorite actors, he still lives on old black-and-white western reruns.

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Shop Talk – June 3
11:07 am
Tue June 3, 2014

The Folly of TV News Ratings

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the problems with television viewership numbers as measured during so-called “sweeps” periods.

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Shop Talk – March 5
6:06 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Media Jobs = Low Pay

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a recent item on the Forbes website that lists reporters and announcers among the 13 surprisingly low-paid jobs.

The magazine used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It found the mean annual income for reporters and correspondents is $43,640. The bottom 10% make $20,000.

The mean annual income for radio and television announcers is $40,510. The bottom 10% make $17,150.

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