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The 5th GHS vs. DHHS QUIZ BOWL is now on the Internet. Link listed below:

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The 5th QUIZ BOWL was recorded on May 17, 2015.

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June 3, 2015 at 2:12 PM

5th GHS vs. DDHS QUIZ BOWL was recorded May 17, 2015

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DSCN4228Sunday May 17, 2015, we recorded our 5th Quiz Bowl.   At this time, the program is in post-production (editing).   The editing should take about two weeks to finish.   After that, it will be shown on Comcast and Frontier Communications.   The next step will be to run it on YouTube.   The students from both schools performed very well in the competition.


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May 22, 2015 at 10:48 PM

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Proposed 5th local QUIZ BOWL GHS vs. DHHS May 17, 2015

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We are now preparing for our 5th local Quiz Bowl.   It is scheduled for Sunday May 17th, 2015 at the studio of GCTV.

This match will also consist of ten categories to be used in Two Rounds.   There will also be a number of Bonus Questions and Random Bonus Questions.

We felt that our 4th Quiz Bowl (Nov. 23, 2014) went well.   All was not perfect, the recording of this type of program is complicated.   We rely mostly on volunteers who do a rather good job.   Our crew is NOT a professional TV crew.   Mike Lorello did a fine job editing the 4th match.

Volunteers would be welcomed to assist with the writing of questions and answers, proof-reading the questions and answers, organizing for the 5th QB, setting up the studio for the 5th QB, running cameras, and working in the Control Room [a key element in the production and recording of the match], and a number of other tasks.

To get a LINK to see the 4th QB-Look up Guilford Community Televisions’ website-GCTV is located in Guilford, Ct.

Potential underwriters/sponsors are also welcomed.

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February 6, 2015 at 7:57 PM

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The 4th local QUIZ BOWL GHS vs. DHHS Recorded 11-23-2014

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We recorded our 4th Quiz Bowl on Nov. 23, 2014.   The EDITING process by Mike Lorello was not finished until the 2nd week in Dec. of 2014.   Students from Guilford High School and Daniel Hand High School (Madison, Ct.) performed very well under the TV lights and having 4 TV cameras pointed at them.   Each TV camera had its own CARD to record the pictures from each individual camera.   We also had a feed into the Control Room.   Ms. Shannon Gale is the Operations Manager for GCTV-she was very helpful.   The recording process used ALLOWED for a great deal of STUDENT screen time.   We had THREE Excellent Underwriters: The Guilford Savings Bank (4th time), Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale Restaurants (4th time), and People’s United Bank (1st time).  We will provide a LINK so that you may watch part of or the entire match (running time about 46 minutes and 20 seconds).   IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE-PASS ON THE LINK.      This is the LINK to my 4th QUIZ BOWL that was recorded on Nov. 23, 2014 at GCTV in Guilford, Ct.     You may also go to GCTV’s website.   GCTV is located in Guilford, Ct. 06437

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December 24, 2014 at 1:31 PM

UP-DATE 4th GHS vs. DHHS Quiz Bowl is scheduled for Nov. 23, 2014

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11-14-2014  UP-DATE  of an earlier posting 

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WE HAVE A FOURTH QUIZ BOWL SCHEDULED for SUNDAY Nov. 23rd, 2014.   The match will be recorded at GCTV from 12 noon to about 2 pm.

ANYONE INTERESTED in being a VOLUNTEER should contact >>

YOU MAY E-MAIL me  C/O GCTV Ms. Shannon Gale is the Operations Manager of GCTV-she could send your information to me OR e-mail  GCTV  Telephone  203-453-8453  GCTV has limited hours of operation but does have an answering machine (that does not get checked every day).   SHANNON is NOT producing this show–I am producing it, SO PLEASE JUST GIVE HER YOUR CONTACT INFO. she will not have the time to have long discussions with you-Shannon has many tasks to do for GCTV.   I will try to answer all of your questions after I receive your contact information.   GCTV is not the producer of this show-I am. GCTV OFFICE HOURS: Mondays 2-5 pm  Tuesdays 2:30 – 8:30 pm Thursdays 3-8 pm  SUNDAYS 12 to 4 pm. PLEASE excuse any major typos….

Volunteers wanted and needed.

This is an up-dated post 11-14-2014

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July 14, 2014 at 9:35 AM

3rd QUIZ BOWL GHS vs. HAND Recorded 4/26/2014

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3rd QUIZ BOWL GHS vs. HAND Recorded 4/26/2014

We recorded this match at GCTV on April 26, 2014.   The recording session did not go perfectly but you can watch part or all of the 3rd Quiz Bowl.   The students adapted very well and did a nice job.

We hope to have a 4th Quiz Bowl in November of 2014.

BELOW: We will insert a LINK so that you may watch all or parts of the 3rd Quiz Bowl.


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June 7, 2014 at 12:42 PM

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LINCOLN’S BOYS by Joshua Zeitz (2014) Book Review

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This is NOT a book about Lincoln’s children.   It is about his two trusted secretaries  (today the titles of Chief of Staff, Advisor to the President, or press secretary may be used) John Hay and John Nicolay.   After the Civil War John Hay became a wealthy man by way of marriage he also went on to be Sec. of State under Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.   John Hay and John Nicolay took 15 years to write a 10 volume book about Abraham Lincoln.   Both men were very LOYAL to President Lincoln.   They were not too loving of Mary Lincoln.   It took me about a month to finish reading this book.   It is NOT what is called a ‘page turner’.   However, the book gives a good view of how these two men understood and loved Abraham Lincoln.

This is a WELL WRITTEN book with many INTERESTING facts and stories about Abraham Lincoln.

JOEL’s HUMBLE RATING   9 plus to 10  (10 being the highest rating)

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March 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM

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