- Feb. 4
Although some polls show the Budweiser Clydesdale ad as the favorite, I know a lot of folks in the military were touched by the Jeep commercial, voiced by Oprah Winfrey, which paid tribute to military families.
- Jan. 17
The Force will be with Marines and their families Friday evening at MCAS Miramar, as the USO hosts two private screenings of the Cartoon Network series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
- Jan. 2
The television program "Project Runway" is dedicating an entire episode to four female veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
- Dec. 21
Many "Wheel of Fortune" fans are in a tizzy over the apparent Scrooging of a military contestant named Renee by some hardhearted judges. In an episode that aired this week, Navy Intel Specialist Renee Durette appeared to answer a puzzle correctly, but was buzzed by the judges, who didn't think she spoke clearly enough.
- Dec. 20
Trusted news source "The Onion" reported today that when Navy SEAL Team 6 hosted Saturday Night Live, it prompted some of the highest ratings in the show's history.
- Nov. 27
If you have a tight holiday budget, here's the perfect solution: free entertainment at the San Diego Public Library with the return of SchlockFest on November 28 at 6:30pm.
- Nov. 14
"The Jeffersons" star Sherman Hemsley died almost four months ago, but he will finally be laid to rest with a military funeral on Friday. A lawsuit filed by a man claiming to be Hemsley's half-brother postponed the late actor from getting the military funeral he desired - until now.
- Oct. 2
The game show Jeopardy! is looking for active-duty service members to compete in a special tournament for military contestants. As a former contestant myself, I can tell you being on the show is a truly unforgettable experience.
- Sept. 26
Watch out American Idol - there's a new singing show in town, and the contestants know a thing or two about delivering the goods under pressure. ABC's new program "Troupe Stars" will feature only active-duty military and veterans as competitors.
- Sept. 14
Two San Diego teens are featured in the PBS documentary "Broadway or Bust," airing on Sunday. Contributor Monica Medina introduces Chase Fischer, a young man with dreams of the Broadway stage.
- July 18
Well the dust and Kryptonite have settled on Comic-Con #43 and I'm reminded of the line from Charles Dickens, "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
- July 16
It looks like the USO is in the "Winning!" category, thanks to actor Charlie Sheen. Sheen has promised to donate at least $1 million to the USO, the largest single donation ever given to the troop morale-boosting organization.
Comic-Con weekend is chock-full of fun festivities for anyone and everyone.
Comic-Con starts this Wednesday with preview night and then runs through Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center. The pop culture convention has grown rapidly in the past ten years and now must cap attendance at around 125,000.
- June 27
Apparently Timothy Poe doesn't "got" talent, at least not enough for the judges on "America's Got Talent." The one-time Minnesota National Guardsman who gained infamy for lying about his war wounds was voted off the show last night.