THE WILD ONE (1953)
11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14
Turner Classic Movies (Comcast Ch. 30)
Though Marlon Brando was a great actor, a lot of people forget that — back before his Jabba the Hutt days — he was one good-lookin’ sumbitch. No movie in his career illustrates that better than “The Wild One.” Clad in sprayed-on black leather, riding a chopped-down Harley and sporting a sneer that would make your average high school guidance counselor stick her head in the oven, Brando proved he was rock ’n’ roll waaaay before Elvis ever shook a hip. Here, the future Don Corleone plays Johnny, the badass leader of a gang of motorcycle-riding hooligans who take over a quiet town. Gang strife, mutinous townsfolk, and romance with a local girl figure in before a tragic final confrontation.
7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17
Fox (Broadcast Ch. 16, Comcast Ch. 13)
Ah, wouldn’t it be great if all our lives were full of enough intrigue, suspense and gunplay to make a television show out of? On second thought, that wouldn’t be that great after all. Here, in the fourth season of the hit Fox show, government agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) fights the forces of evil in one-hour, real-time increments. This time — this week’s segment being “Day 4: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.” — after being booted out of his counter-terrorism unit for heroin addiction, Jack must risk life and limb to save his girlfriend when she and her father — who happens to be the secretary of state — are kidnapped by dastardly terrorists.
ON THE SAME PAGE: THE BUFFALO RIVER HANDBOOK
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19
AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, Broadcast Ch. 2)
Though winter is on us now with both feet, soon the crickets will be singing, the air will be balmy, and you’ll be begging for a respite from Arkansas summer. One of the best cures for the summertime blues around these parts is, of course, a trip to the Buffalo River. The first river in the country to be protected as a national river, the Buffalo is one of the state’s treasures, and well worth the trip north. Here, in the latest installment in their informative “On the Same Page” series, AETN invites author Kenneth L. Smith to talk about his book, “The Buffalo River Handbook.” Detailing the geography, wonders and history of the Buffalo, it’s a book sure to be worn ragged in the bottom of many a backpack in coming years.
A wayward Mercedes-Benz careened off Main Street in North Little Rock following a traffic accident Saturday night, with the car smashing through a window and destroying a door at Argenta Bead Co. The impact knocked over shelves and scattered what the owner of the business called "thousands and thousands and thousands" of beads and charms, including several expensive and rare antique glass beads — across the store.
The Governor's office today announced the creation of an "Office of Transformation" along with a new chief officer for the agency, with Gov. Asa Hutchinson saying the goal of the office would be to "drive efficiency" in government and streamline state operations.
Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.
Before Pearls breaks its brief silent treatment about Razorback basketball's latest bid to shake off listless irrelevance, we'll spend a word or two on the Belk Bowl, where the football team draws a Dec. 29 matchup with Virginia Tech in Charlotte.