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2014
Apr
11
 
 
Here's an example of a TV ad that uses just stock footage to highlight the icons and words we see in commercials...with no product to sell. In other words, it's a prime example of Marshall McLuhan's 1964 maxim that "the medium is the message"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
7
 
 
Conan took Team Coco to Dallas from 3/31 through 4/3 and we're sure the city will never be the same. During his time there he visited the headquarters of an international institution that started in Dallas about 50 years ago -- Mary Kay cosmetics...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
31
 
 
Actor Josh Charles has been very busy recently making appearances to address the shocking and, according to some fans, distressing plot twist revealed in the 3/23 episode of The Good Wife. Here at TVWW, we remember Charles quite fondly for his first starring role in a weekly series: as Dan Rydell in Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
27
 
 
Fans of The Good Wife who haven’t already seen the Sunday, 3/23 episode have had an extraordinarily challenging time avoiding the answer to the “What happened?!” question about their favorite show. Those of us who already have that answer will want to watch this video for a behind-the-scenes look...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
23
 
 
Billy Joel surprised his audience at Madison Square Garden Friday night by bringing out someone to join him that most of us wouldn't expect: AC/DC singer Brian Johnson. We here at TVWW preferred an appearance by Joel earlier in the week with Jimmy Fallon..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
20
 
 
The Muppets are going gangbusters in this year’s Muppets Most Wanted, smartly led by Tina Fey in the starring non-Muppet role. It’s Charlie Brown’s turn in 2015 with the upcoming CGI animated big-screen Peanuts feature...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
17
 
 
Last Thursday, Jon Stewart introduced a newly released political ad by Kentucky Senator and Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mcconnell on Comedy Central's The Daily Show.  Apparently, it’s b-roll of the smiling Senator in various situations with nothing but music to accompany it for other PAC’s to use. That's what made it so perfect for Stewart...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
13
 
 
We all have known that person who just goes naturally for the downbeat. But our guess is not many of them can cipher off the existential effluence as done by Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) in True Detective...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
11
 
 
When Kevin Spacey guested on Jimmy Kimmel after the Oscar telecast, he reminded Kimmel about the talk show host's first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
28
 
 
We first learned about Ken Burns’ celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address last year, with many celebrities participating in the project with their own video recitals. In this charming version, Elmo learns that the address isn’t a place but an important speech in American history.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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