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Posts Tagged ‘Alan Pergament’

TV Critic Stands By Cryptic F-Word Reference

AlanPergamentBioIt seems innocent enough. Last week, in a blog item about a local TV channel accidentally airing video containing the F-word, Buffalo News TV critic emeritus Alan Pergament chose the following way to frame it:

Channel 7 anchor Keith Radford quickly apologized for the airing of the expletive in a story about the racist rant from a woman identified as Janelle Ambrosia directed at an African-American man in his motor vehicle.

The FCC could consider giving Channel 7 a fine for the airing of the expletive, which starts with the sixth letter of the alphabet.

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Buffalo Reacts to Mo Rocca’s Millard Fillmore Piece

Two weeks ago on Super Bowl Sunday, CBS Sunday Morning‘s Mo Rocca celebrated the 50th anniversary of the chicken wing from the delicacy’s culinary birthplace – Buffalo. This morning, the roving correspondent was back in the area for a Presidents Day weekend look at 13th POTUS Millard Fillmore (1850-55).

There’s no doubt the Fillmore piece is the better of the two. It may also, under the test of its own time and buttressed by the greater gravitas of the subject matter, stand as one of Rocca’s most artfully realized video essays.

On Twitter, Broadway press agent Joe Perrotta and a couple of Fillmore home region-connected folks were quick to voice their concerns about the impact on Buffalo’s PR image of Rocca’s look at the questionable legacy of this largely forgotten Commander-in-Chief:

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