Tribute: Pat Harrington of “One Day at a Time”

Posted on January 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

We mourn the loss of Pat Harrington, best remembered as “One Day at a Time’s” Dwayne Schneider, the building superintendent who thought of himself as a ladies man, but had a genuine affection for the single mom played by Bonnie Franklin and her two rambunctious daughters.

The Washington Post’s Adam Bernstein has a warm appreciation for Harrington, reporting that he urged that the original idea for the character, a lecherous married man, be shifted to something more likeable. “On Mr. Harrington’s insistence, Schneider was recast as a bachelor with a comically grandiose sense of his appeal to the opposite sex.”

Norman Lear talks about casting him in the show.

Here’s the opening:

May his memory be a blessing.

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Trailer: Helen Mirren Stars in “Eye in the Sky”

Posted on January 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul star in “Eye in the Sky,” a military thriller about using drones for recon and weapons. Do you drop a bomb on a terrorist if there is a child playing nearby?

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Guidelines for Parents: Is My Child Old Enough for This Movie?

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Betsy Bozdech of Common Sense Media gives Cricket’s Circle some tips on determining whether your child is old enough to understand and appreciate a movie.

The most important factors to keep in mind: (1) Do your homework — just because a movie is rated PG or because you vaguely remember seeing it as a kid or because it is animated or their friends have seen it does not mean it is right for your child. (2) Know your child — just because your other child was fine with it at this age does not mean that this one will be. Remember that sometimes the greatest gift you can give your child is cover so they don’t have to be the ones to tell their friends they think it’s too scary.

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Elvis Presley Rings and Memorabilia to Be Auctioned January 7, 2016

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 8:00 am

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Invaluable auction house is putting Elvis Presley items up for auction on January 7, 2016, including his signature on a library checkout card for a book called Courageous Heart. Starting bid: $5000. If you have a bit more to spend you might be able to get a guitar he played on stage ($300,000-$500,000) or even one of his gold rings. Happy bidding!
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