- May 3
When the creators of the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones” needed a made-up language, they hired a UCSD grad David Peterson.
- Feb. 14
Medal of Honor recipient and retired Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha was a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" last night. The two talked about Romesha's family, especially his precocious toddler Colin.
- Feb. 8
The television program "Alpha Dogs" premieres tonight on Nat Geo Wild. The show gives an inside look on how military working dogs are trained to be combat-ready.
- 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.