While I might fantasize that I grew up in a Brady Bunch-type house, I did grow up one of six kids in Indiana and, thankfully, the television was my friend way before any dumb psychologists said too much TV was bad for you.  I was the Opinion Page editor of the John Adams Tower during my high school years and fought battles to get reviews of Cagney and Lacey heard instead of the (boring) teen drugs and drunk driving stories.  Indiana University would teach me that I could take classes where I could watch Mary Tyler Moore and write A+ papers about the impact of historical narrative on prime time characters on television.  Post college, I headed West and, after paying my dues as an Executive Assistant at Sony Pictures Television, I wrote on the original Beverly Hills 90210.  How did I get from writing dialogue for Tori Spelling to panning her reality show?  More to come….

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sita! July 29, 2009 at 12:20 pm

jimmy!!!!!!! this is fabulous! love the look! so high-tech. awesome job!!! XOXO Sita

Eric July 30, 2009 at 8:48 am

Congrats, Jim! Your site looks awesome!! I wish you
continued success! xoxo

Jim July 30, 2009 at 11:48 am

Thanks, Sita!!! Keep checking back for more interviews, giveaway and MORE!

Jim July 30, 2009 at 11:48 am

Thanks, Eric!!!

Renee July 30, 2009 at 11:56 am

It’s FABulous! Just like you! I can’t wait to have one source for all of your great articles!

Mike October 7, 2009 at 10:28 am

Nice site brotha! Let me know when it gets so big you need a sports editor. I’m your man!!!!

Mika November 11, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Jim – this is awesome. I am so impressed! I love it. I know a celebrity.

Pete Morrow May 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm

WOW Uncle Jim im sooo proud of you and what you have accomplished keep it up

JAMES HALTERMAN SR. June 9, 2010 at 5:34 am

hi Jim,
Just sat down with my morning cup of coffee and started reading, WOW great. Loved it FATHER

John Patton September 28, 2010 at 9:34 am

you must have had a really bad editor back in the John Adams Tower days…..i think it was Kelly’s fault….glad to find you again on FB and more. — John

Catherine Cabanela, MoxieGirl44 September 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

Jim – I love this sleek new look! I can see it now as you ask for feedback from previewers:

“Does this website make me look fat?”
“Not at all … it makes you look slender, taller, and younger AND richer!”
“Awesome.Which line on the balance sheet can I put that?”

Just dropping in to say “Hi” and “Congrats”

Catherine Cabanela, MoxieGirl44 September 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

BTW – It may be old to you right now … but if I haven’t seen it before … it’s new to me!


Lesley Mackey McCambridge September 26, 2014 at 11:34 am

Dear Mr. Halterman:

Your blog on Xfinity, “On the set of ‘Faking It:’ Stars and Creator Talk Intersex Story and Labeling a Lesbian” identifies Carter Covington as the creator of the series. The series was created, however, by Dana Min Goodman & Julia Wolov. Mr. Covington’s credit on the series is:

Developed by Carter Covington

The WGAW would appreciate if you would correct the information in your blog as soon as possible.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and prompt response to this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or comments.

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