What summer is this? 2017 or 1977??

What are some of the highest rated programs this summer? Well, to be honest, there aren’t a lot of them. Only eight TV shows across Canada drew more than a million viewers in total viewership the week of July 3 — 9 according to the latest Numeris Canada Top 30. The Amazing Race Canada came… Read on



Dick Clark Part 2: turning Bandstand into Dreams

Following up on an earlier post about the passing of Dick Clark: racial integration on the dance floor of American Bandstand happened a lot faster than I remembered. Bill Harris at the TorontoSun helped dig out the Sun story I wrote in 2003 about a visit to the Los Angeles set of American Dreams, a… Read on


Dick Clark: 1929-2012

I met Dick Clark–who died today at 82 of a heart attack–on the set of a show he was producing, American Dreams. This was in 2003, before his stroke, and Clark was there to work the television press shuttled to the Sunset Gower Studios (the old Columbia lot) where Dreams was based from 2002-05. “America’s… Read on