Happy 37th Anniversary To Original Dynasty Series via @tdmiller820917 #ClassicDynasty

Once upon a time television audiences relied upon three major networks as their source for prime time viewing: ABC, NBC and CBS. Many people enjoyed watching daytime soap operas and it seemed as if network executives sought to replicate the recipe for nightly viewers. Enter the Ewings on CBS’ Dallas with their sprawling Southfork Ranch and their oil rich company, Ewing Oil.With the massive ratings success of Dallas, ABC was eager to capture a large piece of the pie for itself. The solution came on Monday, January 12, 1981 when Dynasty premiered.

I was sixteen years old in 1981 and while I enjoyed Dallas, Dynasty is my all-time favorite night time soap opera. It was the show that I most remember through my own milestones, from high school graduation, college and later law school.

The CW currently has a Dynasty reboot airing for a new generation of viewers. But for me, there will only be one Dynasty, the ABC original that ran from Monday, January 12, 1981 to Thursday, May 11, 1989.

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@LisaNEdwards Blink Wins The World Series of Screenwriting Silver Award via @tdmiller820917 #writing #screenwriting

Prolific author Lisa N. Edwards, who book critics and readers praise for her marvelous Can’t Fight Fate trilogy, continues to amass industry acclaim for her screenwriting talents. Her script Blink (co-written with Sonita Singh) has won The World Series of Screenwriting Silver Award.

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Meet @BigMoBook At Sheboygan Children & Teen’s Book Festival via @tdmiller820917

What do a lovable pet iguana with an insatiable appetite named Mo and a fearless squid named Moon have in common? These wonderful characters are the ingenious creations of award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Megan Padalecki.
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Wishing @KyleChandler Happy Birthday via @tdmiller820917 #KyleChandler #FridayNightLights #EarlyEdition #Homefront #Bloodline

“You’ve got to accentuate the positive!”

Those were the lyrics of a Johnny Mercer tune. This song also provided the opening for the critically acclaimed, yet sadly, short lived ABC drama, Homefront.  Homefront began in 1993 and ran for only two seasons. It traced the lives of the citizens of the factory town of fictional River Run, Ohio in the post World War II era.
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Book Review: Sunshine is Forever by @KyleTCowan via @tdmiller820917

Kyle Cowan has crafted an enduring and important story around the weighty and often misunderstood theme of depression. In Sunshine is Forever, we see the growth of characters who at first glance were alone in their torment. Eventually, through a series of events, these characters formulate an unexpected bond cemented by their quest for freedom from Camp Sunshine, a facility for teens with mental health issues.

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Book Review: The Curse of Sacerdozio by @Glen_Aaron1 via @tdmiller820917

The Curse of Sacerdozio by Glen Aaron achieves a feat that few novels can boast: it succeeds in effortlessly encompassing multiple disciplines. Framed as a mystery and crime drama, Glen also gives readers character psychology, cultural and historical references and legal analysis and interpretation. The novel entertains as it educates allowing the reader to be both intrigued and informed.
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