Western shows full of cliches

I think one of the reasons I love Westerns of both the big screen and television variety is that they’re so predictable and loaded with clich

Can’t pronounce it? Don’t eat it

I watched a cooking show on television a few days ago. It was … interesting. It was a competition, and the four contestants were charged with preparing food someone could actually eat, using totally weird ingredients. Each section had its own basket of ingredients, and the contestants were required to make an appetizer from the […]

Growing older just part of life

Our culture seems to put a premium on youth and beauty. Television commercials are flooded with products that supposedly keep us young-looking. Plastic surgery is “in,” all the way to face-lifts, chin lifts and nose jobs. Please don’t get me wrong. I think we should try to look our best but to be preoccupied with […]

McGee: Antimatter matters

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Last Saturday was supposed to be the beginning of the end of the world, according to a television preacher from California and his followers. I remember another time when some people thought the world as we knew it would come to an end. It was 1997 when some “New Age” […]

My turn: Using superpowers for good — mostly

I was watching an old television series about a superhero. The guy tells his partner, “I will only use my powers for good.” That sounds like a really good idea to me, but there might be times when we could get more use from those super powers. Can you imagine a “Dream Team” for the […]

Miranda rights being mugged

Freedom New Mexico No matter how grave the circumstances or dangerous the suspects, television detectives Joe Friday and Lennie Briscoe always remembered to do one thing as they slammed the perpetrator against the patrol car: Read him his Miranda rights. But, if new FBI guidelines are allowed to remain unchallenged, Americans’ Miranda rights someday could […]

Thursday morning briefing: TV time, cleaning up and funny kid stuff

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Grab the remote Did you know Portales has its own television channel? The City of Portales, Eastern New Mexico University and Portales Municipal Schools operate Portales Community Television Channel 19. Information: http://76.163.44.131/website/index.php?idpage=202 Question of the day What was the funniest thing you did as […]

TV crew filming ag show in Portales

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Argen Duncan A crew from a Louisiana agricultural television show has been filming in Roosevelt County all week. Every year, the Louisiana Farm Bureau-produced “This Week in Louisiana Agriculture” weekly show holds a contest in which viewers write to tell staff why they should come to the viewer’s town, said host Michael Danna. This year, […]

Portales Past: July 31, 1955

July 31, 1955: The television lineup for Portales included “Hopalong Cassidy,” “Cameo Theater” and “People are Funny.”

Portales Past: May 20, 1960

May 20, 1960: Rural residents were being invaded by Miller moths. Residents reported they were leaving lights and television sets off at night in efforts to keep the Millers away.

Homemade devices best left at home

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Those of you who watch television appreciate the increasing presence of “hard-sell, direct-buy” commercials on the cable and satellite networks. The pitch involves an inventive but cheaply produced product like squeegees, stick-on light bulbs, sunglasses, vegetable choppers, political promises and collision chasing lawyers. “Only $19.95! It will peel grapes, oranges, […]

Comcast launches HDTV

PNT Staff Report Comcast has announced that it will launch high-definition television service today, bringing HDTV programming access from Fox News, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Food Network and CNN to customers in Portales.

Bill allowing broadcast of legal ads clears House

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A measure that would allow a legal advertisements to be broadcast on television or read on the radio to meet publication requirements has cleared the House, but might face a tough time in its first Senate committee. The measure, sponsored by House Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Nambe, would allow ads […]

Congress delays DTV conversion

Television viewers who haven’t purchased a digital converter box yet can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to a congressional act extending the transition. But Clovis viewers will probably get only a handful of digital signals when the switch does happen. And that means buying special convertor boxes to continue receiving free network TV across […]

DTV switch upcoming

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The National Association of Broadcasters Road Show came to Clovis Saturday. The show gives residents a chance to ask specific questions about the switch to digital television. On Feb. 17, broadcasters will stop broadcasting analog signals, only broadcasting digital signals. Angie Malone, media spokesperson for NAB and Manuel Izaguirre, […]

Overseas service members send overseas holiday greetings

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Though her friends have seen or heard Master Sgt. David Kline greet his mother on the radio and television, Bess Kline hasn’t seen or heard from her son in the almost four months since he was sent to Iraq. So in the last few days Kline has been scanning […]

Nov. 24, 1970

Burt Ward, of “Robin” fame from the Batman television series, was to visit the Allsups stores on Second Street and on Chicago Avenue to

Escapees’ story on TV Saturday

Freedom New Mexico After a week’s delay, the Fox television show “America’s Most Wanted” will air an in-depth segment featuring the August 24 escape of eight Curry County inmates on Saturday, according to show producer Jenna Naranjo. Naranjo said the episode will focus on the escape of the inmates and profiles of the four men […]

KENW program invites questions regarding TV switch

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV Channel 3 will host a call-in program Monday on the topic of the switch-over from analog to digital television. From 8-9 p.m., the station will broadcast some of the calls on Channel 3. Duane Ryan, director of broadcasting for KENW, said that there is a lot of confusion about what’s going […]

August 1, 1975

ENMU will offer a course in basic statistics over television for fall semester.