Re: Re: WPIX-TV 70th Anniversary Special - Saturday 4 p.m. 11 p.m.


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Posted by David Parker on June 18, 2018 at 19:28:58:

In Reply to: Re: WPIX-TV 70th Anniversary Special - Saturday 4 p.m. 11 p.m. posted by Andy Fisher on June 18, 2018 at 10:26:16:

> Ralph and Alice Kramden's Brooklyn apartment was described as being on "Chauncey Street in Bensonhurst." Chauncey Street is, rather, near where Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and East New York all come together, about as far from Bensonhurst as you can get and still be in Brooklyn.
Oddly enough, when I Googled "The Honeymooners," the entry made the same mistake.

Now this is just a guess on my part, but could it be that the writer who penned that segment got his 'facts' by Googling, and thus discovered the very same entry that you found?

If that's true, it's most definitely *not* a crime. However, what hasn't been mentioned thus far is how the hosts seemingly went to great lengths to portray how "genuinely" in touch and indelibly linked to the past today's WPIX is to its past.

My guess is that the staffers who wrote the 70th anniversary show might not even be particularly aware of the cast members of "The Honeymooners," nor the cast members of many other past shows that the station has re-run.

Again, it's not a crime. I just felt that the show was a bit strong-handed in how they attempted to connect today's WPIX to their past.

Couldn't they simply said, "For seventy years WPIX has been providing you a steady diet of re-runs and until you guys yell 'E-N-O-U-G-H-!,' we're gonna keep on showing 'em!"

I will say that I did like the segment on former WPIX executive Richard N. Hughes, who was seen frequently in the past giving station editorials that ended with: "What's your opinion? We'd like to know."

BTW, I checked that on Wikipedia, just to be sure. lol


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