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About ted krever

Ted Krever watched the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, went to Woodstock (the good one), and graduated Sarah Lawrence College with a useless degree in creative writing. He spent the next few decades in media journalism, at ABC News on the magazine show Day One with Forrest Sawyer and the Barbara Walters Interviews of a Lifetime series, as General Manager of BNNtv, a documentary production company, creating programs for CNN, A&E, Court TV, CBS, MTV News, Discovery People and CBS/48 Hours, and as VP/Production of a short-lived dotcom, followed swiftly by nine months of unemployment. Ted now writes novels and sells mattresses in Staten Island NY, a job which registers at a loathsome -98 on the Cosmopolitan Eligible Male Job-Status Guide. Ted is happily divorced, purports to be a good kisser and hopes for world peace. He was once accused of attempting to blow up Ethel Kennedy with a Super-8 projector.

Today’s Reading…

Ahh, it’s a good day. Two items with the scent of clear thinking (so rare, these days)… Ford’s unofficial rebuttal to Cadillac’s sleazy ‘Let’s all work ourselves to death because we’re Americans!’ campaign (I recommend watching the Cadillac ad first).   … Continue reading

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I’ve just returned from watching CitizenFour,  Laura Poitras’ new film about Edward Snowden. Poitras was invited, along with Glenn Greenwald (then of the Guardian), to meet Snowden in Hong Kong to share the information he wanted released about American government surveillance programs. … Continue reading

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The March

I wanted to go. I felt I needed to go.     This isn’t a problem that just snuck up on us. It’s something that’s been building for decades right out in the open, because everyone in power keeps shrugging their … Continue reading

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It was 45 Years Ago Today…

I went to Woodstock. The first one – the good one. 45 years ago today. It was my first concert. It certainly set a high bar for the rest, though I’ve seen a few good ones over the years. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Mindbenders 1 is on Wattpad!

Starting today (minutes ago, for that matter), Mindbenders (1) went up -free – on Wattpad! Wattpad, for those of you not in the know (like me a few months ago), is the largest collection of readers on the Internet. The … Continue reading

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Mindbenders 2 is finally done (almost)!!

Yes, but I MEAN  it this time! The manuscript is finally finished (for the moment) and being sent to beta readers today. So I have to wait for their feedback – and inevitably, I’ll do another run-through for cuts and timing and … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality (Again)

I received an email today from an action group, saying they’d had an interview with Chairman Wheeler of the FCC and that he said that letters from individuals speaking about their personal situations would be given the most weight in … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality!

I am working hard these days in the fight for Net Neutrality. Here is the note I enclosed with the petition below and why you should sign it (and all the others like it): The FCC’s proposed policy is a worst-case … Continue reading

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The Old Trouper

I worked with Mickey Rooney once, on a thirty-second cheap-as-paper spot for some product, God knows what. We set up camera and lights in some tiny hotel room off Times Square, it was probably in the early Eighties. We set … Continue reading

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Tales of the City #3,643

If New Yorkers are different (and they’ll tell you they are), it’s because they’re Masters of Incongruity. If there’s anything New York excels at, Incongruity is it. Other cities have the best rivers flowing through the middle of town or … Continue reading

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