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John Gizzi
1 day ago:   Monday Jan 25 - 12:00am
RT @johngizzi: Delighted to learn "Years of Lightning, Day of Drums," my friend Bruce Herschensohn's acclaimed USIA film on JFK, is on YouTube. Narration by Gregory Peck & score(which Bruce hummed into a recorder & someone else set to music) are still heart warming.

John Gizzi
1 day ago:   Sunday Jan 24 - 11:47pm
Delighted to learn "Years of Lightning, Day of Drums," my friend Bruce Herschensohn's acclaimed USIA film on JFK, is on YouTube. Narration by Gregory Peck & score(which Bruce hummed into a recorder & someone else set to music) are still heart warming.

John Gizzi
1 day ago:   Sunday Jan 24 - 11:31pm
@SarahHuckabee is about to become 1st ex-Presidential press Sec. to seek office since Pierre Salinger was Demo nominee for US Sen. from California in 1964.

John Gizzi
1 day ago:   Sunday Jan 24 - 11:18pm
@howardrodman.SW (Smarter Wife) & I relaxed on Sunday & watched 2 gripping "Naked City" episodes--"Take Off Your Hat When A Funeral Passes (w. Lee J. Cobb in fine form) & "Requiem For A Sunday Afternoon" (both of which had strong scenes in Catholic Churches).

John Gizzi
1 day ago:   Sunday Jan 24 - 11:18am
RT @phuffdaddy: @AliceOllstein https://t.co/5gduJWgYrH


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John Gizzi
2 days ago:   Sunday Jan 24 - 1:59am
It looks like 60 versions of Budapest in 1956 across Russia today.

John Gizzi
2 days ago:   Saturday Jan 23 - 9:50pm
RT @johngizzi: Dissidents Expect Biden to Slam Putin's Russia With Magnitsky Sanctions https://t.co/OtZf6xFLJQ #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
2 days ago:   Saturday Jan 23 - 9:32pm
Dissidents Expect Biden to Slam Putin's Russia With Magnitsky Sanctions https://t.co/OtZf6xFLJQ #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
2 days ago:   Saturday Jan 23 - 7:40pm
@estelitac It's been a while! Drop me a line at gizzi.john@gmail.com. You are missed.

John Gizzi
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 11:16pm
Just read "Blue Bloods" is bring renewed for 11th Season! It is an outstanding series & I'm delighted. But I must say that 11 seasons of "Naked City" would've been a feast. Why it was ever canceled when ratings were high & sponsors happy will always be a mystery--& a sad one.

John Gizzi
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 8:22pm
@howardrodman We did it again: SW (Smarter Wife) & I re-watched another moving "Naked City" episode--"Hold For Gloria Christmas," in which we see Det. Flint's sensitive side brought out by the murder of a Greenwich Village poet (Burgess Meredith).

John Gizzi
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 1:00pm
@ArleighFrisco yes

John Gizzi
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 12:59pm
Poignant & prophetic in Naked City's "C3H5 (N03)3" to see J.D. Canning teamed w. Terry Carter more than a decade before they co-stars as big city cops for 7 yrs. on "McCloud."

John Gizzi
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 12:54pm
I told an untruth: "C3H5(NO3)3" was the one "Naked City" episode I had not seen. Watched last nt. & Hume Cronyn was outstanding as an absent-minded chemistry teacher who has an argument w. his wife. makes a small bomb, puts it in liquor bottle. & forgets where he left it.

John Gizzi
3 days ago:   Friday Jan 22 - 8:04am
@KatherineCronyn Just watched your grandfather in an episode of "Naked City" & he was outstanding as absent-minded chemistry teacher. Hope your career goes as well & accomplished as his.

John Gizzi
4 days ago:   Thursday Jan 21 - 2:01pm
@JimMerrillNH Thanks, Jim. Now I'm re-watching some of best episodes--last night, "Make Believe Man," which again brought tears to my eyes. (Nehemiah Persoff, in one of his 7 "NC" appearances, will he 102 this summer!).

John Gizzi
4 days ago:   Thursday Jan 21 - 1:57pm
SC's Rep. Rice Sure to Face Primary Over Impeachment Vote https://t.co/qUmZfR5Bim #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
4 days ago:   Thursday Jan 21 - 1:57pm
Why Biden Will Keep Wray as FBI Chief https://t.co/KMpN2ivkB7 #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
4 days ago:   Thursday Jan 21 - 12:53pm
I don't get it I've been getting new followers--both critical & friendly--for 2 weeks, have never had anyone drop me (& I've never blocked anyone), & I went from 10K followers this weekend to 9,993. What is going on?

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Thursday Jan 21 - 3:27am
It's hard to believe there are 138 stories in the "Naked City" series & I saw &:reviewed every one of them

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 10:49pm
Ex-Presidents Crashed, Burned Leading Third Parties https://t.co/DBEGLlSxwP #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 9:07pm
@JamesDevlin @JoeBiden If I used some of the terms "Little Cesar" (from the eponymous biography of the union boss) deployed for illegal immigrants, I wouldn't hear the end of it!

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 8:53pm
That bust behind @JoeBiden in the Oval Office is of onetime United Farm Workers boss Cesar Chavez, vigorous opponent of illegal immigration.

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:51pm
@JohnFBachman @Logan_Ratick @EmeraldRobinson @MarkHalperin @Tom_Basile What a CV nice ending to a long day. Thanks so much, John!

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:50pm
RT @JohnFBachman: @Logan_Ratick A good team makes it possible. Good work to you too bud. And @EmeraldRobinson @johngizzi @MarkHalperin @Tom_Basile and all the folks you don’t see on TV !

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 11:49am
Will @JoeBiden pay tribute to @VP45 for a smooth transition?

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 11:28am
@julianorobertrj @MTN_Dude His martyrdom from Synod & influence after death spelled ruin for his enemies. Pope Stephen VI, who opted for trial was strangled, the cardinals who oversaw Synod were removed from power, & Formosus' status in Vatican was restored & miracles were attributed to him.

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 10:56am
@MTN_Dude The historical analogy of Pope Formosus put on trial after his death, convicted & then rediscovered as martyr and restored to his former status speaks for itself. We don't need another "Cadavar Synod."

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:16am
Then again, had "Naked City" cont'd into mid to late '60's, Paul Burke wld not have been on "12:00 High" to insist the part of co-pilot Bob Fowler go to my friend, future Rep. Bob Dornan, R.-CA.

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:12am
If "Naked City" had continued 5 or 10 more seasons, wld Arcaro have hung around or retired? Even after 2 serious shootings & near-fatal car crash. he kept coming back & seemed part of furniture at 65th Precinct. @howardrodman

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:08am
Had Naked City continued & Parker retired & Flint promoted, a black detective was surely in the works--say, Godfrey Cambridge, the underrated Hari Rhodes, the golden-voiced Percy Rodriguez, or Bob Hooks (who was a black detective on NYPD, which aped a lot of Naked City in '68-9).

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:03am
@howardrodman After watching all 138 episodes of Naked City, & reviewing just about all for Twitter, I am a better person for it.

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:01am
All of contemporaneous reports on May 1963 cancellation of "Naked City" say it was major surprise as ratings were high. My heart says it should've lasted 5-10 seasons longer--when Lt. Parker wld probably retire & Flint, finally married to Libby, wld have been promoted to lt.

John Gizzi
5 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 3:57am
Bittersweet as I watch "Barefoot on A Bad of Coals," the 138th episode of "Naked City." While I give high marks to powerful performance of Steven Hill as troubled man who impersonates a cop (& wounds petty thief played by Dustin Hoffman), I'm sad this is lastvshow ofof series.

John Gizzi
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 10:15pm
Naked City's "Golden Lads & Girls" explored the then-whispered-about subject of domestic violence--&, Tom Bosley, who plays a family court judge, does in fact sound a lot & looks a bit like me. OK, OK, I finally said it myself!

John Gizzi
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 10:01pm
Now will you drop me an email (gizzi.john@gmail.com) so I can send you my "Naked City" tribute?

John Gizzi
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 9:59pm
Seeing all those Jack Kerouac-like characters in Naked City's "1,2,3--Rita Rakahowski"--especially Tony Franciosa as "Gorilla"--convinced me the series did best when it focused on real criminals & their victims.

John Gizzi
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 8:02pm
@howardrodman SW (Smarter Wife) relaxed over dinner tonite &:watched what we felt was one of the most riveting "Naked City" episodes--"Which is Joseph Greeley?", w. Martin Balsam as man who had tumor removed from brain & can't recall last 10 yrs (including committing murder).

John Gizzi
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 1:05pm
As it turned out, public grew disgusted with trial of Pope Formosus after he died & cardinals involved were punished. Formosus' papal standing wad fully restored.

John Gizzi
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 12:08pm
An impeachment trial of @POTUS after he leaves offices evokes the Catholic Church trying Pope Formosus after his 897 AD death--in which his corpse was dug up, tried in the notorious "Cadaver Synod," & thrown in water after he was found guilty.

John Gizzi
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 11:03am
@Liberty_Belle04 @newsmax The last time the Senate was split evenly was 20 yrs. ago

John Gizzi
6 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 11:03am
@NDfan1981 @newsmax I've had one for 20 yrs. & it is always renewed do I see no problem.

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 2:26am
Will Nat'l. Catholic Prayer B'fast have as its honoree in 2021 William P. Barr?

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Monday Jan 18 - 10:51pm
@HartofPgh Agreed. & I can't wait to read the influence of his Catholic faith & G.K Chesterton on his public life.

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Monday Jan 18 - 10:49pm
RT @HartofPgh: ...and I cannot wait to read it. 😇 https://t.co/xfdamoPjHX

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Monday Jan 18 - 10:48pm
I hate to say it but the nadir of the much-acclaimed episodes of "Naked City" was inarguably "1,2,3 Rita Rakahowski"--bizarre story of 2 men (both superb actors--Nehemish Persoff & Tony Franciosa) who work in shipping & are rivals for the hand of a beautiful clerk(Carol Rossen).

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Monday Jan 18 - 10:36pm
Prediction--Wm. Barr will get a $2 M advance toward the writing of his memoirs.

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Monday Jan 18 - 7:17am
@alancornett I am so proud of you & Dr. Russell Kirk. wherever he is--& I'm pretty sure I knowcwhere--is surely smiling. Now...what is your accessibility to the Traditional Latin Mass?

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Sunday Jan 17 - 8:04pm
On January 20, @POTUS will clean the remaining record of @SteveWorks4You by wiping out 3 yrs of supervised probation & $1M plus fine.

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Sunday Jan 17 - 3:11am
RT @johngizzi: EU Big Winner in Race to Line Up Angela Merkel's Heir https://t.co/NCWwSkj9R8 #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Sunday Jan 17 - 1:09am
Newsmax Called It: Justice Sotomayor to Swear in Harris as VP https://t.co/41Vyh4VhnK #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Sunday Jan 17 - 1:09am
EU Big Winner in Race to Line Up Angela Merkel's Heir https://t.co/NCWwSkj9R8 #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Saturday Jan 16 - 9:18pm
EU Big Winner in Race to Line Up Angela Merkel's Heir https://t.co/NCWwSkj9R8 #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Saturday Jan 16 - 6:13pm
Just announced--we had it a week ago, before everyone! Will Sotomayor Swear In Harris as VP? https://t.co/60EVG4VUam #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Saturday Jan 16 - 8:39am
@Mij_Europe @Elbarbie Among CDU, it's different. Merz looks strong, but I'm not predicting snything.

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Friday Jan 15 - 9:44pm
RT @johngizzi: Cheney Foes to Use 'Newt Rule' to Oust Her From Leadership Post https://t.co/5jXoQ6WeUw #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Friday Jan 15 - 9:39pm
Cheney Foes to Use 'Newt Rule' to Oust Her From Leadership Post https://t.co/5jXoQ6WeUw #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Thursday Jan 14 - 11:52am
RT @ToddRokitaIN: Pleased to see the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Tuesday to end mail-order access to mifepristone, also known as RU-486. As Indiana Attorney General, my office will continue to defend the right to life. https://t.co/r0K0dGDerK


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John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Thursday Jan 14 - 10:55am
If I could have one wish granted for afternoon, it would be that Friedrich Merz wins chairmanship of CDU Saturday.

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Thursday Jan 14 - 7:23am
Rep. Bob Good Joins GOP Call for Cheney to Quit Leadership https://t.co/RRYUJB2JvJ #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Thursday Jan 14 - 7:23am
Michigan Conservative Says Rep. Upton 'Is Going to Pay' for Impeachment Vote https://t.co/goKtFWFGNl #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 11:43pm
The only time "Naked City" disappointed was when they injected humor into episodes--such as "Don't Knock It 'Til You Tried It" about an MD who has a fling w. a showgirl in Vegas who follows him back to NY & kidnaps him at gunpoint. Saving grace was the MD was Walter Matthau!

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 9:48pm
Rep. Pete Meijer Likely to Face GOP Challenge for Impeachment Vote https://t.co/siVlbGP7VN #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 9:28pm
Michigan Reps. Meijer & Upton sure to face primaries from right next year for vote today, sources tell Newsmax.

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 10:01am
RT @SenatorShaheen: On this day in 1932, Hattie Caraway became the 1st woman elected to the US Senate, representing Arkansas. And now we are just 8 days away from our first female VP. We’ve come a long way but have much further to go. Let’s keep shattering those glass ceilings, ladies. #herstory https://t.co/bQDnmh5q2y


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John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 7:37am
Rep. Rosendale Calls on Liz Cheney to Quit Leadership Post Over Impeachment Stand https://t.co/jDsCzs6NWt #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 11:02pm
RT @johngizzi: Near Impossible to Keep Trump From Holding Future Office https://t.co/zwosVIqCHe #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 10:58pm
Near Impossible to Keep Trump From Holding Future Office https://t.co/zwosVIqCHe #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 9:56pm
'Fewer Than Ten' Republicans Will Back Impeachment, House Sources Tell Newsmax https://t.co/IfoJ4gn09s #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 2:01pm
One good side of junkman John Larch in Naked City's "S.S. American Dream" is how he hits back & chases off the loan shark's two enforcers" & then scares off the sleazy shark--played convincingly by Roger C. Carmel.

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 7:42am
RT @johngizzi: Alabama GOP Establishment Wants to Purge Rep. Brooks https://t.co/zHe4BNF1mq #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 7:32am
Alabama GOP Establishment Wants to Purge Rep. Brooks https://t.co/zHe4BNF1mq #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 6:48pm
RT @ZichtRichard: @kylegriffin1 @MSNBC I think @johngizzi already knew about this one, this morning, when he announced ‘more resignations were coming today’ and poignantly stated “You heard it here!” on @MasonMornings . Such a character, he is. News Max would be a good superhero name for him. Thanks All ✌️❤️

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 1:43pm
@julianorobertrj @POTUS It is truly not worth my time going back & forth....just like when you couldn't understand Biden needs a pro-life Dem for the Holy See. A d, of course. I was right.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 10:53am
@julianorobertrj @POTUS Try ARTICLE 14. #3.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 9:07am
@NBCNews @Politics1com Schism almost here.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 7:45am
Widow of Late Rep-Elect Letlow Likely To Seek His Seat https://t.co/IZ1zXijcte #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 6:17am
Will Sotomayor Swear In Harris as VP? https://t.co/60EVG4VUam #Newsmax via @Newsmax

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 5:16am
@julianorobertrj @POTUS Nut that's precisely what they are discussing--ban only, on basis of impechment.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 2:23am
Since @POTUS has already been impeached, Congress may simply proceed this week to ban him from holding office again under Article I, Section 3 of the Constution--whivh requires simple majority vote of both houses.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 2:18am
@BeschlossDC Florida

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Jan 10 - 11:25pm
@Mayor17Ian Thank you. The feeling is mutual.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Jan 10 - 5:04pm
@Chelmaed Death is nimble...death is quick

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Jan 10 - 4:29pm
I don't get it--I have been picking up supporters today & my Twitter total dropped from 10K.1 to 10K.0

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 11:39pm
If @SenSherrodBrown is serious about expelling @tedcruz from office, Cruz would be 1st senator to be expelled since Jesse Bright, D.-IND in 1862--copperhead who opposed Civil War & refused to support Northern effort.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 3:03pm
@W5FoxMike @BoSnerdley Saying what?

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 12:54pm
@pickletoon No regrets. As I said, I didn't sleep at all because AI was finishing it. Try to think of you have a friend like Lem Billings was to JFK--who gives you unconditional love & trust.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 12:26pm
@pickletoon Get it!

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 11:54am
Still reeling from Peter Collier's " Things in Glocca Morra!" What an ending. Nut you can see why Lem Billings was such a trusted friend of JFK--he kept his mouth shut! You'd never dream of him recording a personal conversation w. his beloved Choate friend.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 10:37am
I don't believe it. Overnight, I went from 10,400 followers on Twitter to 10,100. What happened?

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 10:22am
@lauremandeville Just think--today, 8 yrs ago, we attended Richard Nixon's 100th b'day celebration & you sent your father that nice photo. What would M. Nixon day about all this?

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 5:29am
I truly can't sleep after completing " Things in Glocca Morra," by the late Peter Collier.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 4:15am
@thesum What more can I add to a situation that can only be deemed disgusting?

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 4:14am
After JFK & Jackie married, Choate roommate Lem Billings was on their wedding, invited to their homes in G'town & Hyannisport, & was a frequent guest at the White House--to point where Jackie nicknamed him "The Man Who Came to Dinner."

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 4:09am
@thesum @DPietrusza La vendetta di cento anni ha ancora suoi denti di latti."

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 4:02am
After completing " Things in Glocca Morra" by Peter Collier, I can now happily start "Too Long Ago" by @DPietrusza

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 3:44am
In "Things on Glocca Morra," Lem Billings recalls how JFK would introduce him to young ladies as " Billings, my chauffeur."

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Saturday Jan 9 - 3:39am
Just finished "Things in Glocca Morra," the late Peter Collier's last book based on reminiscences of JFK's Choate roommate Lem Billings & their time in Hollywood in 1945. All I can say is you can't put it down. WOW!

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 10:53pm
@JonOssoff is the youngest (33) freshman senator since Don Nickles, R.'0K was elected at 31in 1980 & sworn in at 32 in Jan. 1981--NOT, as widely reported, @JoeBiden, elected at 29 in Nov. 1972 & sworn in at 30 in Jan. 1973.

John Gizzi
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 4:48pm
RT @johngizzi: Remembering Former Connecticut GOP Chairman Dick Foley https://t.co/Xvb6OB31op #Newsmax via @Newsmax