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As a social experiment I once asked random people on the street what they would do if they won $10 million....

By Peter Funt March 22, 2019
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Television’s most elegant and articulate anchor, who shepherds what is arguably the nation’s most informative nightly news program, continues to toil in relative obscurity.

By Peter Funt March 11, 2019
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Democrats are moving quickly to address problems faced by both parties in the last presidential campaign concerning early-stage debates.

By Peter Funt March 4, 2019
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The snide old saw in college used to be: If you can’t make it in business, teach it. In media today, it’s become: If you can’t make it in politics, preach it.

By Peter Funt February 24, 2019
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There are many metrics for what makes a good president, but being able to deliver a speech in falling snow and mid-teen temperatures without hat or gloves for nearly a half hour isn’t one of them.

By Peter Funt February 11, 2019
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CNN’s “Town Hall” Monday night, featuring fast-rising Sen. Kamala Harris, was moderately helpful in assessing the California freshman’s presidential candidacy, but far more useful in evaluating what television must do in the critically important 2020 race.

February 4, 2019
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Owners of the Giants baseball team have never struck me as stupid — greedy, perhaps, since they shamelessly sell a bottle of Bud for eight times what it’s worth, but not stupid.

By Peter Funt January 29, 2019
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It seems this year’s Academy Awards will be conducted using a no-host format, now that Kevin Hart and his dossier of homophobic wisecracks have been officially ruled out.

By Peter Funt January 11, 2019
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In 2019 I resolve to cut back on bingeing. Not at the dinner table — although that would be wise — but at the TV.

By Peter Funt January 7, 2019
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Millions of anxious fans are now watching their fortunes rise or fall in the annual fantasy football playoffs.

December 17, 2018
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In the emergency room and on the battlefield it’s easy to appreciate the wisdom of a triage system: Those with the greatest need are helped first.

December 9, 2018
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Stuck in a hotel room watching CNN the other day, I happened to catch live coverage of Donald Trump’s short speech about the “First Step Act,” concerning criminal justice reforms.

By Peter Funt November 16, 2018
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Amid the brouhaha over Senate and gubernatorial voting, there was clarity here in the Sunshine State about one thing: Floridians are fed up with the cruel practice of organized dog racing.

November 15, 2018
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It seems that in the age of abbreviated communication, where “r u ok?” passes for a sentence, and KFC is a place that used to be called Kentucky Fried Chicken, the name Dunkin’ Donuts is simply too big a mouthful.

By Peter Funt October 12, 2018
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Social media and digital tools have changed the way we live and, to some extent, the way we die. Increasingly, loved ones and notables are honored through what could be called pre-mourning.

By Peter Funt August 29, 2018
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“Things are seldom what they seem,” the playful lyric in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore,” could well be an anthem for the Trump White House.

August 25, 2018
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In a recent discussion with a Major League pitching coach about scouting opposing hitters, I thought I was being flippant when I asked: “Do you also chart umpires?” His answer surprised me. “Yes.”

By Peter Funt August 14, 2018
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As thousands of tourists crowded into the center of town in search of hearty laughs, I walked over to Lake View Cemetery for a look at Lucy’s grave.

By Peter Funt August 10, 2018
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“Ninety percent of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving.”

By Peter Funt August 5, 2018