Walter Cronkite

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    10 Fun Facts About the Beatles' Ed Sullivan Debut

    Fifty years ago this Sunday, the Beatles ushered in a new era in pop music and youth culture when they made their first live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. While the four lads from Liverpool were still mostly unknown to Americans in 1964, they were already the most hyped rock and roll band in U ... More >>

  • Film

    October 3, 2013

    Parkland Can't Quite Honor Life After JFK

    The film on the momentous event fails to rise to the occasion.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    American Idol Returns, Selling More Drama Than Music

    If you can believe it, American Idol kicks off its twelfth season tonight on Fox. But not just on Fox. Here is how One India Entertainment, "India's No. 1 Language Portal," announced the news at 18:03 IST (India Standard Time) today: MUMBAI: After the successful run of The X Factor USA while cashin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Our 10 Favorite Affordable Luxuries: Treat Yourself This New Year

    Most of our readers will hopefully remember Robin Leach's signature sign-off at the end of each episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous during the show's decade-long run: "Champagne wishes and caviar dreams." As far as sign-offs go, the phrase is no Walter Cronkite's "...and that's the way it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Some Strings Attached: Puppets In Music Videos

    The Muppets had a successful and profitable opening yesterday, proving that after 30 years of television and movies, Kermit still has his acting chops. Jim Henson's premiere Muppets motion picture, The Muppets Movie, came out in June of 1979. The film was the first to feature a leading cast of pup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    James McMurtry Can Make It Here

    ​One of the truly gifted Texas songsmiths, James McMurtry has carved a nice, viable career out of great lyrics, stellar playing, hard touring, a good work ethic, and common sense. His last two studio albums, Childish Things (2005) and Just Us Kids (2008), established McMurtry as one of the mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Earth Day 1970: That's The Way It Was

    Here's the first three or so minutes of CBS News' special report from the first Earth Day in 1970. People saying we need to stop polluting -- that hasn't changed. But TV news? That has. Just from this clip: 1. It opens with static footage of a guy giving a speech. For 25 seconds. If that doesn't s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    Viewer Request Program

    Cinema Bomar takes suggestions for its latest program of obscure 16mm films

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Lone Star Scorecard: How Accurate are Your Favorite Songs About Texas?

    ​Many songs about Texas are written by residents wishing to celebrate some part of their beloved Lone Star State. Others come from non-Texans who are unable to resist the je ne sais quoi of the place that produced both Walter Cronkite and Karl Rove. One thing that many of them have in common, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Must-Do Dallas

    ​So maybe, like Texas Traveler, you're exiled to Dallas for a business conference, or an extra-long layover at DFW airport, or relocated for work and have no idea how to pass the time. Well, Texas Traveler has a few ideas, some off the beaten path, and some right smack square in the middle of it.6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Walter Cronkite's Houston, Or What's Left Of It

    Walter Cronkite, the baby-boomer's Voice of Authority, died Friday. He's remembered fondly in Houston, where he worked at the paper at what was then Lanier Junior High, attended San Jacinto High and worked at the Houston Press. (No, not the current Houston Press; the afternoon daily that brought a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Five Best Apollo 11 Myths

    Photo courtesy NASAA salute to Mr. JablonskiHey, guess what!! Monday brings the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing!!Oh, you heard? Well, get ready to hear more -- this weekend and Monday will no doubt be a "One small step for man" marathon.Which is fine -- the moon mission was a crazy, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Last Of The LBJ Tapes Are Released; No Talk This Time Of His Pants Squeezing His Balls

    You can say a lot of things about LBJ, but for all his faults he at least did us all a favor by taping tons of his phone conversations.Popular historian Michael Beschloss has put out two books with transcripts and CDs from the calls, tracing everything from screaming about Vietnam to Johnson telling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Marty Stuart's American Odyssey Does Houston

    Marty Stuart is definitely one of the more interesting also-rans of Travis Tritt-era popular country. He only had a couple of real hits - "Hillbilly Rock" and "Little Things" both reached No. 8 in 1990 - but he's got a great pedigree. He was married to one of the Carter daughters, and was a good pal ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2004

    Man with the Mike

    Ernie Manouse chitchats with visiting stars

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Scene's From A City's Soul

    Houston failed to preserve much of its heritage. Now the fight is on to protect the priceless photographic images of that vanishing past from the same fate.

  • Music

    March 21, 2002
  • Culture

    October 25, 2001

    Emmy or Not to Emmy?

    That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    Brother, Can You Spare a Vanity Video?

    Houston Endowment paid, so they had to come

  • Calendar

    January 9, 1997
  • News

    December 1, 1994

    The Trial of Joe Russo

    An intimate look at how -- and why -- Houston's high flyer of the '80s was taken apart in court