Berkshires Week: M Designs sustains art of reupholstery

By Brian Mastroianni, Berkshire Eagle Staff First published August 15, 2013 SHEFFIELD –– Stacks of colorful binders full of fabric and design samples line the walls of M Designs Custom Sewing and Re-upholstery in Sheffield. It’s a kaleidoscopic array of colors all mixed together — reds, golds and regal blues combine to make an eclectic, […]

In a bad economic climate, who can we trust? The Muppets!

On my Twitter feed today, I found this vintage Nightline video posted by ABC News. Originally aired on December, 6, 1987, the Ted Koppel-hosted special was designed as a town hall meeting of sorts to try to make sense of the economic recession of the day. Joining Koppel as special correspondents are none other than […]

Long live the television news magazine

Last night, NBC News debuted Rock Center with Brian Williams, the network’s younger, hipper answer to CBS’ venerable 60 Minutes. As far as first episodes go, the new program was a solid success, showcasing the wry humor and authority of its anchor, while giving corresepondents like Kate Snow, Richard Engel, and Harry Smith (former anchor […]