#384: When TV Was Golden—Ralph Senensky

#384: When TV Was Golden—Ralph Senensky

You have probably never heard of him but chances are good that the television shows he directed made you laugh, made you cry, or made you think or all of the above. I promise, you will be astounded the sheer breadth and variety—not to mention longevity—of the 97-year-old Mr. Senensky’s career.

A partial list of hit shows he directed would include The Twilight Zone, the original Star Trek, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Dr. Kildare, Mission Impossible, The Fugitive, The Waltons, FBI, and Mannix.

I thought with the crazy upside down status of the world these days, I would take a break from heavier topics and showcase an insightful and nostalgic visit the golden age of television to the lens of a legendary director whose work is still enjoyed by untold millions of people.

In this Episode You Will Learn

  • How a young man from Mason City, Iowa, fell into show business and rose to the top of his profession
  • What it was like to realize he was going to direct the legendary Barbara Stanwyck
  • A typical day in the life of a busy Hollywood TV director
  • Stories of conflict with actors and Studio “suits”
  • How show business has changed with the culture and vice versa
  • Lessons of perseverance and leading the life you want to live not the one others force on you

Resources Mentioned in this Episode


 

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#383: Dr. Jordan Peterson vs Political Correctness

#383: DR. JORDAN PETERSON VS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS


We normally think of political correctness as a canon of words and attitudes that are arbitrarily forbidden in polite (read Left-liberal) company. It comes in many forms, but in Canada it’s more and more becoming codified in law.

As Dr. Jordan Peterson (and those observing his plight) have learned, the PC Game now has legal teeth and real-world consequences for those who don’t want to play.

Dr. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and a clinical psychologist. He recently posted a series of lectures on his YouTube channel with titles like “Professor Against Political Correctness,” “Fear and the Law,” and “The University of Toronto Requests My Silence.” These lectures were delivered after the University’s HR department mandated that “trans people” be called by of the newfangled pronouns like zie, hir, ey, em, eir, they, co, xe, to name but a sample of the absurdist verbiage that has been coughed up by activists.

The good professor is not having any of it.

And he’s putting his job on the line—and whatever other punishments that may be in store if he is hauled before the Ontario Human Rights Commission (sounds cuddly, don’t it?). For if Bill C-16 is passed in Canada at the federal level, “gender identity” and “gender expression” join the List of the Prohibited and constitute actionable grounds of discrimination. New York City already has a similar law. Those guilty of “mis-gendering” must pay a $250,000 fine. The Big Apple recognizes 31 gender identities, by the way.

But this isn’t merely about pronouns. What’s at stake is whether the government or any other institution should be allowed to control and proscribe human speech, especially when the phrasing of the controllers are vague and impossible to interpret consistently, let alone police equitably. When Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini sought a more “virile language” for his machismo vision of the Italian nation, he required the comradely voi (the plural “y’all”) for Lei, the feminine form. Under his rule, voi was obligatory in schools, public offices, movie subtitles, radio shows, and public ceremonies. Not surprisingly, Italians dropped the fear-based nonsense and reverted to the traditional Lei when the hated dictator fell from power.

 

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