Since the 1960s, June Lockhart has been widely recognized as the practical and protective TV mom from “Lost in Space” and “Lassie.” But her extensive career stretched beyond zany aliens and courageous canines. Her body of work includes some 200 stage, film, and TV roles – including two seasons on “Petticoat Junction” and numerous television guest-starring appearances since the 1950s. Westerns were among her favorites .....read full interview in the
Santa Monica Mirror.
While preparing for the interview, I watched some of her early TV westerns. An episode of
“Wagon Train” (The Sarah Drummond Story) dealt with the settlers’
predictable attitude to the local “Indians.” What struck were the final
words of June’s character:
“It’s the young we’ve got to worry
about, they learn to love and hate quicker than anybody else depending
on how we teach them.”
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Once more, with Presidents' Day this week, it's time to reflect on the many fine inhabitants of the White House .... the presidential pets, that is. The story, with it's many edited versions by editors, has appeared in Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Biloxi Sun-Herald, the Rock River Times, Tampa Bays CBS 10 News site, the Tallahassee Democrat, and the most unedited versions in the News-Sentinel and Examiner-Enterprise and the Ellsworth American (the most unedited in all its tongue-in-cheek glory).
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Stanley Baker found out the hard way, that you should never hide Stuart Whitman’s birthday presents and tell him to go find them. Happy Birthday Stuart Whitman – 88 today. One heck of a cowboy in the “Cimarron Strip" TV series. Interview here.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Gilligan’s Island first aired 50 years ago this September. Dawn Wells talks about the show, Natalie Schaffer, a new book, and more. Dawn turns 76 in October and looks fabulous. Maybe there’s something to all those coconut cream pies. Story in the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Getting dunked AND donating is the only way to do this ice bucket challenge. That’s what 2 dozen faculty and staff did in the School of Sciences. And how much convincing did it take to get students to do the dunking? None at all!