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By Dave Faries

The Boogey Man And Christmas


December 20, 2012

I’ve had some clever ideas in my time.

For instance, it once occurred to me that figure skating would reap a much larger television market share if patches of thin ice were hidden around the rink. Just imagine the potential for excitement: “She’s attempting a double axel with a—uh oh! Her chance at a gold medal just disappeared into freezing water.”

Similar logic could be applied to other lagging small screen genres. Imagine women’s daytime talk shows hosted by those guys from Duck Dynasty or morning news panels demanding nuanced, balanced and thoroughly researched answers from...

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