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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Rectified my Americana fix that I missed on the Fourth O' July, when I found my VHS version of The Music Man. Ah, the familiar lyrics and dialogue coursing through my red, white and blue cells; and stopped my packing long enough to watch the key scenes and dance numbers. Ahhhhhh, God Bless America.

In case you weren't feeling particularly patriotic on July 4th, you could consider feeling liberated or revolutionary today in recognition of the storming of the Bastille in France, 1789.

What's not revolutionary in my book is the new summer series, "Greatest American Dog." Of course, I scheduled my television viewing to accommodate this new show in eager anticipation. I was sorely disappointed by the tenor and the construct of the show. The dogs themselves were wonderful. Why did the production executive decide to make this show a cross between "Survivor" and "The Bachelor"? Do we need to see the owners angst and pet peeves? (Pun intended). A…