Tom Rieland Archives For November 2013

Downton Abbey – Season Four – The Countdown Begins!

26, 2013

Stoke the fireplace and cuddle up with some hot chocolate or something more interesting and get ready to tune in to Downton Abbey Season Four starting Sunday night January 5th on PBS and WOSU TV.  Yes, it’s a month way, but if you go to the official MASTERPIECE Downton Abbey USA website there is a [...]

The Fight for the Car Dashboard

An old Becker Car Radio. Broadcast radio has been in cars for over eight decades and will likely last a few more.
November 22, 2013

The vast majority of Americans still listen to AM/FM radio in their cars, but that doesn’t mean the many new dashboard options aren’t starting to take hold.  Reports from the recent DASH: The Connected Car Conference in Detroit  found that car makers are constantly looking at new features to add to the dashboard entertainment options [...]

Here & Now JFK Special Tracks Assassination Events

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Here & Now tracks the events of the Kennedy Assassination in real time Friday afternoon on 89.7 NPR News.
November 21, 2013

In an interesting take on the JFK assassination anniversary on Friday, NPR’s Here & Now will track the events in Dallas on November 22, 1963 in close to real time.  The series of special reports starting at noon and continuing to 4 pm on 89.7 NPR News will mirror the news as it was reported [...]

TV Still Plays Essential Role in Kids Viewing Habits

Curious George enjoys a special appearance at WOSU's studios at the COSI Science Center.
18, 2013

A new report on children’s use of media shows that television still dominates the eyeballs of children under eight years of age.  It also shows that public television is the primary source of educational media for the children of America!  One part of the study found that kids’ use of mobile media such as smart [...]

“Live” Opera in HD an Exciting Experience

Renee Fleming introducing the Met production of TOSCA to theatre audiences around the world including the Crosswoods Cinema in central Ohio.
11, 2013

I will be the first to admit that I am not an opera aficionado.  Yet, I have good friends in Columbus who enjoy the many opportunities to attend opera concerts.  It is the Metropolitan Opera “live” broadcasts into local theaters that sent me in great anticipation to the Crosswoods Cinema over the weekend to see [...]