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The BlazeTV – Pursuit of the Truth Premier (Update)

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I may not have been picked as a contestant on Pursuit of the Truth, but I made the opening credits (don’t blink — it goes by fast):

EAC130912 - Pursuit of the Truth Opening Credits -- ME! Full Screen

I guess that means, like Ralphie, I’ll be on every episode.

Pursuit of the Truth

Written by M.T. Bass

September 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

The BlazeTV – Pursuit of the Truth Premier

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Pursuit of the Truth premiers tonight on The BlazeTV at 8:00pm.    I was Dallas contestant #19 and this is the one minute bio promo I submitted, which absolutely could not be longer than 60 seconds and could not feature anyone but me:



My pitch was for a documentary on Town Squares in America, along the lines of this brief segment from Tuesday’s Glenn Beck Radio Show (at the 2 1/2 minute mark), based on this video vignette I had done:


Though I wasn’t picked, it was fun being a part of it and will be interesting to watch.

Pursuit of the Truth

Written by M.T. Bass

September 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Pursuit of the Truth

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March 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Huh, Whaddaya Know . . . .

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I guess I made the first cut.  Who would of thunk it . . . . .

Pursuit of the Truth

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Written by M.T. Bass

February 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Town Square America: Elyria, Ohio

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Finished editing the first video in the series.

Date of Photo/Video Shoot:  January 13, 2013

Video Camera:  Sony HDR-CX260V;  Still Camera:  Sony DSC-H55; Olympus E-420

Video Software:  MoviePlus X6; Photosoftware:  PhotoPlus X6

Soundtrack:  Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams, performed by the Morman Tabernacle Choir

Disturbing thing is that with 48 hours of video uploaded every minute, Google was able to ID the music within hours.  I’m sure there is not a live body (not even in India)  watching & listening to each & every minute of content to ID third party content — Which means Google has developed snooper software to listen & ID music (“at the 15 second part of this video we discovered . . . .)

Elyria Ohio

Elyria was founded in 1817 by Heman Ely, who built a log house, dam, gristmill, and sawmill on the site. Ely began to build more houses to accommodate immigrating settlers. By the time Ely died in 1852, Elyria had 5 churches, 3 grocery stores, 3 flour mills, a newspaper, and a population of more than 1,500. Early postal service from Cleveland was provided by rider Artemis Beebe, who held the first contract to deliver mail across the Black River.[6] As the 1900s arrived, Elyria was a small town of about 8,000. In 1908, Elyria Memorial Hospital was built and has since evolved into an award-winning regional healthcare system. In August 1967, at the peak of Elyria’s population, Midway Mall was opened and changed the face of the local economy as local businesses either moved into the mall or closed down.[7] In the August 1975, interracial tensions between blacks and whites erupted in a riot that resulted in broad vandalism and burnt buildings and shops particularly in the southern and western portions of the town, finally brought under control by State Guard troops. Meanwhile, 3 major car plant closings in the area lead to economic stagnation and joblessness in the 1970s and 80s that affected communities throughout the region, later referred to as “the rustbelt.” A minor and only temporary revival of Elyria in the 1990s saw the addition of some new roads and housing in Elyria, now serving more as a residential “bedroom community” for Cleveland as new industries are being attracted in.

 Elyria’s Civil War Monument

Title Union standard bearer

Location Ely Park, corner of Broad, Court and Middle Streets

City Elyria

County Lorain

Date June 26, 1888

Description Union standard bearer atop a tall column, two soldiers at base, cannon in front of statue

Inscription 1861-1865/Elyria/To/Her Heroes Who fought/and/Her Martyrs Who Fell/That/The Republic Might Live/Vicksburg/Fredericksburg/Gettysburg”

Sculptor Joseph Carabelli

Sponsor tax levy approved in 1885 with only 30 nay votes

Cost $8500

Owner City of Elyria

Composition Statue: granite Base: stone

Size Statue: 8′ Base: 34′

Condition excellent

Surveyed and

photographed by Polly and Roland Sedziol, May 6, 2002

Elyria’s Only Decorated Veteran

George L. Ferguson

Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio

Home of record: Elyria, Ohio

Awards and Citations

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant First Class George L. Ferguson (ASN: 1869671), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 306th Field Signal Battalion, 81st Division, A.E.F., near Bois-de-Manheulles, France, 9 November 1918. While making a reconnaissance of the enemy’s advanced positions, Sergeant Ferguson, alone, routed a German machine-gun squad, who were setting up a machine-gun along a road over which our troops were advancing. He continued the reconnaissance with the battalion commander until the latter was fatally wounded, and then assisted him to a dressing station, being subjected to heavy machine-gun fire the entire time.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 32 (1919)

Action Date: 9-Nov-18

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Battalion: 306th Field Signal Battalion

Division: 81st Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Written by M.T. Bass

January 25, 2013 at 8:21 am