Tuesday, November 27, 2007

TV Timing

I have always thought that television schedulers live in an alternate universe, but now I am convinced.

Yesterday evening's TV listings had the following entry:

"5 Minute Workout With Dell-Maree Day"

The show ran from 8p.m. to 10p.m. Yes, that's right - two hours. Now I am not familiar with Dell-Maree, but that is quite an accomplishment. The only other activities I can recall that can stretch 5 minutes into 2 hours are the ends of football and basketball games and PBS fundraisers.

Oh, now I understand. It was on a PBS channel.

I'll wait for the Reader's Digest Condensed version.


Eugene B. Bergmann said...

Excelsior! Besides the source noted for audios of Shepherd radio programs, note that www.flicklives.com archives over half a dozen of the most recently rebroadcast ones under "MassBackwards." Many hundreds of full programs are also available for little or no cost through sources accessible from www.flicklives and also for sale on ebay.
For a comprehensive overview of Shepherd's creative career, see my book EXCELSIOR, YOU FATHEAD: THE ART AND ENIGMA OF JEAN SHEPHERD.
Keep your knees loose!

Pete Holsberg said...

It was run during a fundraiser, so half the time was excercising and the other half, begging!

I watched 10 minutes and have to say she's a lousy teacher!