The LuLac Edition #296, August 30th, 2007
POP CULTURE EDITION
Forty years ago this week, the running stopped. The award winning TV series The Fugitive did something never done before in network television history. ABC ran a two part cliff hanger that chronicled the fate of Dr. Richard Kimble. The program ran on August the 29th and wrapped up all the loose ends in the 4 year on going saga. Here is the link from YOU TUBE to the climax of that final episode, forty years ago this week.
THE U.S. OPEN
Mrs. LuLac has already opened up her big sack of ridicule as I stay glued to the TV set cheering on Maria Sharipova in her quest to retain her title. It will be an interesting week for the defending champ who has been hampered with nagging injuries. But I'm sure she'll acquit herself well.
THE BRONX HAS BURNED
The ESPN special on the 1977 Yankees has ended and it did not disappoint. What was very special was the juxtaposition of ABC TV file film as well as the insertion of the characters. The effort by ESPN was impressive, this being their first venture into a mini series. What was fascinating for me was how crazy and topsy turvy this entire season was standing on its own, forget the 1977 Mayor's race, the Son of Sam, the death of Elvis and the blackout. The Yankees provided more than enough excitement.
JOE AND ROB
A gem on the local radio has been Sports Saturday on WILK Radio. Hosted by Rob Nyehard and Joe Thomas, the show is an oasis in the land of syndicated sports radio locally on the AM dial. WILK will begin to run high school football this week, while Nyehard will take to the TV airwaves to broadcast the exploits of the local high school athletes.