Our daily newspaper whacks the side of the house, morning and evening, sometimes telling us what we want to know and, in these times, always telling us what we are damn tired of learning.
"D/FW Airport NIght" at the Dallas Press Club:
Beginning at the end of May or early June, Dallasites will have a new and unique radio station. KERA-FM, 90.1 on the dial, will be the city’s first public radio outlet and will provide a welcome relief from the inane, shrill banter of jingles and jive from the top-40 jocks that seems to explode in your ear from every other station.
Now that the Skylab space project is finished, NBC has moved from its cubicle at the Nassau Motor Hotel across from NASA to new offices at 4615 Southwest Freeway. They are only ten minutes from their affiliate station, KPRC-TV, where they can use Channel 2’s nine projectors, eight videotape machines, and other assorted electronic gewgaws.
Regional bureau chief is Art Lord; his assistant is Don Critchfield, and the on-camera reporter is George Lewis.
THE AMBULANCE ATTENDANTS HAD ALREADY disappeared inside the dismal little bungalow. Ed Bragg, camera in hand, pursued them up a short flight of stairs to the front porch; at the same time a cop scurried out of the house and down the stairs. "It's a family matter," the cop said without breaking stride. "If they don't want me, I don't want them." Evidently, an argument between brothers had ended when they went after each other with knives. It was 11 o'clock at night.
I ALWAYS NOTICE LOCAL newscasters' hair. Nothing is out of place; it is long enough and short enough; it never moves. I have the impression that newscasters' hair styles are molded in plastic and the poor guys pull them on like a football helmet before going on the air.
IT TOOK A TRAGEDY for everyone to notice. In March 1995 Selena was murdered, and suddenly Americawhich is to say the Anglo mediadiscovered a new, no longer silent minority. If Hispanics were willing to buy millions of records by their own Madonna, what else might they consume? The raw numbers were tantalizing: The 1990 census, which was expected to count 20 million Hispanics, uncovered 23 million. And by the year 2010, Hispanics will be America's largest minority group.