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“Blue Bloods” Celebrates 100th Episode -Tackles Moral Dilemmas with Character

Posted on November 13, 2014

Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett   Tom Selleck continues to lead a strong cast in the 2014 fall season of the CBS Friday night drama, “Blue Bloods” – which this week celebrated filming of its 100th episode. With aplomb, Selleck as Francis “Frank” Reagan, plays the commissioner of the New York City Police Department and patriarch of an Irish-American family which tackles moral dilemmas with the kind of character that helped build and define America. Throughout the show the Reagans come together and air their differences while struggling with their personal moral compasses at the family dinner table – their father seated at one end and their grandfather/great-grandfather, a retired NYPD commissioner, Henry Reagan played by Len Cariou, seated at the opposite end. Blue…

Don’t Call Me “Honey”

Posted on January 15, 2013

Mish Mash by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb In my posts I generally report on news events but today’s is a mish mash about a bit of what’s on my mind… I continue to be bothered by the epidemic of clerks addressing customers as “honey” or other unprofessional, inappropriate terms. I’m fed up with the concept of  “dress down” having spawned a norm of sloppy dressing. I love the CBS hit drama “Blue Bloods” but am annoyed that the powers-that-be reportedly could not find their way to accommodate Jennifer Esposito as she deals with celiac disease and have kept her on in her outstanding role as Danny’s partner. Could we possibly rediscover “ing” in this nation? It is understandable if one is a country music singer (and I…