June 24, 2008By Gabby Winkel Posted: Jun 24, 2008
What a week last week was. AllI can say thank goodness for cable television and all those channels. I must add that I rarely say that — I often long for the days of rotary telephones and no cell phones or answering machines. (I will say now: I NEVER WANT A BLACKBERRY.) But I digress. Of course, last week we had the Daytime Emmys. Right now there are lots of photos to request from our top notch photo department, lots of things to coordinate. I watched the shows (and blogged about it Saturday morning) so I've commented on that. But be sure to pick up the Soap Opera Weekly that goes on sale July 2 because there will be so many fun pics of all the stars.
However, last week I also watched a lot of shows on MSNBC and SNY. First, I watched all the tributes to Tim Russert. I didn't know a lot about him, other than the fact that he was the MEET THE PRESS guy and his dad was Big Russ. But boy, what a great guy he must have been. I felt very sad for his wife and son, and hope they are still surrounded by all the love and caring tthey need when the going gets tough. Having lost both parents, I know that once all the services and events are over, it's just you and your grief. And that's when it gets really real. So, I think of Maureen and Luke a little bit each day and hope they are okay.
Meanwhile, The New York Mets had a very soapy week last week. In fact, it's official in my mind: sports and soaps are very similar. The firing of Willie Randolph, the Mets manager, was all over the sports channels, especially SNY, which is the station that broadcasts most of the Mets games and does all the post-show and pre-show programming. They were all over his firing like white on rice. (I think that's the first time I've actually written that rice phrase.) Every press conference was analyzed. Who was to blame? Why was the firing done in California? Is there a mole in the front office? And, from me, why does this Omar Minaya person still have a job? His press conference was basically his repeating the same three phrases. BORING.
Hope your week is less soapy. Keep it on the little screen.