I/ Journalusting Repugnance

The premise of the show was simple. It needed nothing in the way of technology, expertise or budget, yet the results would revolutionise television and create a brand new genre of programming. Had it not been for the Writers’ Guild Strike of 1988 though – and the dogged persistence of one man – the show that sparked that revolution might never have made it to air.

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Star Spangled Blander

After a decade of women performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, 2017 saw all-American country singer Luke Bryan belt out the Star Spangled Banner. It was well-received, hailed as a return to tradition, but was it actually? We scratched the surface – and found something unusual about it…

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Oh, Say Can You Sing…?

Being chosen to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon an American pop star. It is also one of the highest pressured. So, to help Idina Menzel on February 1st, we’ve analysed some of the more memorable performances of The Star Spangled Banner from the last 25 years.

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