The Soapbox: Due Diligence in Reality TV

I only watched an episode or two of the apparently hit TLC reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”.  Frankly, the show appalled me and although from an American entertainment standpoint it brought on the chuckles, I saw no other benefit to airing anything regarding this obvious train wreck of a family.  As it turns […]


About a year ago I was on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Nashville. Upon departure, boarding was slightly delayed as the airline attendants announced that our flight would be bringing a fallen U.S. soldier home to his family in Nashville.  We gathered by the window as we witnessed the very ceremonial boarding of the […]