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DVD Review: Annika Bengtzon Crime Reporter (Great Swedish Import)

Liza Marklund’s Journalist Character Makes Headlines By G G Collins     (Copyright 2014) ***** Many characters solve mysteries, but reporter protagonists make their own headlines. Swedish writer Liza Marklund created Annika Bengtzon. Bengtzon works for the Stockholm publication Kvällspressen where she covers the crime beat. Bengtzon, who is haunted by her past, is only comfortable … Continue reading

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Actor Robert Urich Made a Difference

The Robert Urich Foundation Lives On After Actor’s Death By G G Collins      (Copyright 2015) The following story was written by me the year before the late actor Robert Urich died (April 16, 2002 at age 55). At interview, it was spring and already 103 degrees. Urich had been playing golf and was … Continue reading

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Longmire Finds a Home on Netflix

Longmire Saved: It Took a Village By G G Collins     (Copyright 2014) Sometimes it really does take a village. While “Longmire” producers worked behind the scenes to secure a new network for “Longmire,” Twitter and Facebook fans came together to form the @LongmirePosse—led by Pamela—doing regular Stampedes to save the show. While some fans joined … Continue reading

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Canadians Class Act in Tragic Time

Fallen Soldier Did Not Die Alone by G G Collins         ( Copyright 2014) As Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, lie dying at the base of the National War Memorial in Ottawa, five strangers tried to save his life. Barbara Winters began chest compressions, Martin Magnan elevated his feet, another soldier started mouth-to-mouth. Winters … Continue reading