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Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

December 2, 2014

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) You could forgive Mary Crosby if she never wanted to hear “White Christmas” again. The most popular single in recording history was the signature hit for her father, Bing Crosby, and has become as tied to the holiday season as Santa Claus and fruitca...

How TV’s Age Of Exploration Took Off In A Huge Way

November 30, 2014

By Mary Mcnamara Los Angeles Times (TNS) Here are a few things that did not exist in American television 10 years ago: Binge-watching; recapping; scripted series on networks devoted to old movies, science and history; zombies; streaming services; popular series that end just because the story is done; fi...

At 4 a.m., Cable’s Adult Swim Network Is A Beautiful, Twisted Work Of Art

At 4 a.m., Cable’s Adult Swim Network Is A Beautiful, Twisted Work Of Art

November 28, 2014

By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (TNS) One of the qualities of life that makes it delightful is that, except in stuff like chemical reactions and laws of motion, it proves itself again and again beyond our power to predict. Popular culture, especially, is full of things nobody knows they want unt...

High-Tech Feeders Free Dairy Farmers

High-Tech Feeders Free Dairy Farmers

November 21, 2014

By Tom Meersman Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) FREEPORT, Minn. — The calves at Rohe Dairy don’t bawl when they’re hungry. They live together in small groups in a tall, well-ventilated barn here, about 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and they eat whenever they please from an automated ca...

Katherine Heigl stars in new NBC drama ‘State of Affairs’

Katherine Heigl stars in new NBC drama ‘State of Affairs’

November 18, 2014

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Katherine Heigl won over TV audiences with her work in “Roswell” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” But a string of failed feature film romantic comedies — “27 Dresses,” “One for the Money,” “Life As We Know It” — killed her career momentum....

Mark Wahlberg Is A Chance-Taker; One Of His Biggest Is ‘The Gambler”

Mark Wahlberg Is A Chance-Taker; One Of His Biggest Is ‘The Gambler”

November 16, 2014

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) In 2003, Mark Wahlberg walked into the Santa Monica offices of HBO with an idea for a series. He’d already had acclaimed turns in admired movies — “Boogie Nights,” “The Basketball Diaries,” “Three Kings” — but hadn’t broken through as...

Around the remote: Television picks for Nov. 16-22

Around the remote: Television picks for Nov. 16-22

November 16, 2014

By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) DON’T MISS: “How to Get Away With Murder” — Fall’s most tantalizing new drama finally gets to the heart of its central mystery by showing us who killed psychology professor Sam Keating (Tom Verica). This week’s intense winter finale — ominously ti...

Rob Owen: Hallmark Channel And Card Division Team Up For Christmas Special

Rob Owen: Hallmark Channel And Card Division Team Up For Christmas Special

November 14, 2014

By Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) It’s surprising it took this long, but Saturday’s 8 p.m. premiere of Hallmark Channel’s “Northpole” marks the first true collaboration between the cable network and Hallmark Cards for a two-hour movie. But it won’t be the last. The film tells the s...

Sorkin Signs Off (Maybe)

Sorkin Signs Off (Maybe)

November 11, 2014

By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (MCT) It was just after 11:30 a.m. when Aaron Sorkin rose from the hulking leather club chair in his office to light a cigarette and announce his retirement from television. The man known for dexterous, incisive dialogue was taking a break from the throes of pr...

Lisa Kudrow Forges Her Own Path

Lisa Kudrow Forges Her Own Path

November 8, 2014

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Since “Friends” ended its wildly successful run a decade ago, the six castmates have taken various tracks, with pit stops in traditional sitcoms, rom-coms and Off-Broadway plays. But it was Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow who embarked on the quirkiest an...

Wallenda’s Ratings High, But ‘Walking Dead’ Zombies Go Higher

Wallenda’s Ratings High, But ‘Walking Dead’ Zombies Go Higher

November 5, 2014

By Dahleen Glanton Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — At the end of the night, Nik Wallenda’s real-life death-defying walk across a tightrope in Chicago couldn’t loosen the grip of the gory, make-believe zombies that dominated Sunday’s cable TV ratings. The Discovery Channel is calling the Wal...

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