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The Show is Canceled??

By Paul Anthony

Let’s be honest here, 2020 has not been a good year to all of us. Here we are going through a world wide virus that has no cure yet and here in the states we are going through a civil unrest regarding law enforcement and African Americans. No doubt the footages, we have all seen have made feel terrible with what police get away with. For decades and that is 30 years to be exact the show Cops would air which is a reality show where cameras follow police in the line duty, the show nonetheless made us laugh more than anything but Paramount announced that due to police brutality the show would be canceled. The through the years may have had the viewers laughing at people but critics often slammed the show for airing people personal issues for basically pure fun. Cops the show has had many issues prior to leading up to this even before everything happen, the show faced many lawsuits because of the footage they were using through it’s history and that footage was the stereotypes and that is White cops and Black people being who they arrested. In reality it was the show and station that was putting the footage together and seeing what draws the crowds in and we all got brain washed into watching it. heck I didn’t even notice to be honest, it wasn’t until much later when the police would approve the footage that the show would be allowed to use. From what I could, tell that is when the issues seem to calm down. Now shortly after Paramount canceled the show. A&E and Discovery also decided to cancel their shows.

A&E hit show was called Live PD, which was basically the same as cops except they claim the footage was live and would have experts in the studio explaining the situation which I thought that was a good way to help us all understand the situation. Sadly I don’t know much about Discovery’s show which was called “Body Cam” Now I don’t know how it is different from the other shows but it is now canceled.

The main question now is will these shows return or no? Paramount has said they have no plans to bring the show back, as of right now I haven’t seen much about the other shows to give a clear answer to that question but in the back of my mind, I would have to say yes they will return and here is why. Ratings, that is the thing we have to remember, if a network sees that that they can make money trust me they will put the item out there to make money. Now we live in the age where there are so many cameras and I think these shows will help us catch the good guys and the bad guys regardless of which side of the law that the bad buys are on. I believe the studios need to have morale rights to help out when they have footage of someone being in the wrong but in the end I guess only time will tell.

So we have wait a little longer for History!!

By Paul Anthony

Here at Smash we often talk a lot about everything that is entertaining and that goes from movies to sports and so forth, but from time to time we do like to talk about other things and one of the things I do like to talk about is space and from time to time I get a chance to talk about it and I am going to enjoy it. I wanted to talk about the launch that was suppose to happen because it was history in the making and sadly that didn’t happen. Just twenty minutes before the launch, they decided to cancel it because of weather. Needless to say I was some what happy because I would have missed and now we know that they do plan to try and launch on Saturday at 3:22 pm, I do not know why it can’t be 3:30 but hey I don’t make the times.

If you saw the word history then let me explain, it ‘s been nearly ten years since NASA launched Astronauts on American soil since July of 2011. When Space Shuttle Atlantis left Florida. NASA has been sending Astronauts to Russia where we basically would get ride from them to the space station. Though NASA still planned none manned missions, it truly never felt the same. In fact I lost a bit of interest and I believe many people did as well. I believe they suffered some budget cuts because of lost of interest in between launches, however this mission isn’t all on them. They decided to bring in a company called SpaceX, which is one of the bigger private space companies out there, to build a rocket to send our people back to space. Interesting enough this company which started nearly twenty years ago, started because people wanted to find a way to make traveling to space cheaper so one day in our future hopefully, we can send people to Mars and beyond who knows. With NASA’s budget getting smaller and smaller these days, it only made sense for these two space companies to work together and make something happen.

Now I do not know at this time what this mission is about, It could be about sending supplies to the ISS or just to make history by helping the states get back into space travel. I know this launch has peaked my interest. Discovery channel was promoting this launch and how it was going to air on the channel live, which I hope is still the case because I would love to see this launch live and I am sure you will as well. I hope this starts a bright future with sending our Astronauts back to space from home but only time will tell! Remember folks the Launch is suppose to happen Saturday at 3:22 pm eastern time!

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