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2015
May
6
 
 

CBS’s The Good Wife is a TV rarity: a drama series that seems to get even better as it gets older. The Season 6 finale arrives Sunday – and today, I interview the show’s creators, Robert and Michelle King, on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
27
 
 

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night, hosted by Cecily Strong of Saturday Night Live, earned an A for democracy, a D as television, and other grades…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
23
 
 
This 1990 movie, based on a Stephen King story and directed by Rob Reiner, gave King another mainstream movie hit – and made a star of Kathy Bates, as the fan of a novelist (James Caan)  who ends up holding him captive after finding him in a car accident. One scene in this movie version became iconic, but I don’t intend to hammer home the point.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
18
 
 

[UPDATE: Mon, Apr. 20 -- Even more Peabody winners announced today, including public radio's Serial podcast. Read on for details.] The Peabody Awards are doing a lot of things differently this year – but one constant is the impressive, almost amazing, tastefulness with which it doles out its annual honors…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
3
 
 

HBO is on an amazing run right now with its documentaries. First Jinxed about Robert Durst, then the Scientology report Going Clear, and now, a new, excellent Frank Sinatra bio…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
23
 
 
Speaking of Grey Gardens, tonight TCM presents a special lineup in tribute to the late Albert Maysles, who, with his brother David, made a series of pioneering documentaries – three of which are shown tonight. The evening begins with 1976’s Grey Gardens, their chillingly bizarre, intimate and unforgettable portrait of the mother and daughter, relatives of Jackie Kennedy, who later were reimagined in a docudrama, played by Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
23
 
 

UPDATE: Fresh Air opening-night review link included inside...The latest new entry in TV’s late-night landscape arrives tonight – and like his The Late Late Show predecessor on CBS, he arrives straight from the U.K., with his own ideas about how to host…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
9
 
 

The excellent 2012 French series Les Revenants, imported by Sundance Channel and translated as The Returned, now returns as an American remake – with much of the subtlety tossed away from the very start…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
1
 
 

Battle Creek, the new CBS cop series from Vince Gilligan and David Shore, isn’t like any of the network’s other crime shows. It’s lighter… and better…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
14
 
 

NBC celebrates 40 years of Saturday Night Live with a massive live TV special Sunday. It arrives seven months early, but it’s indeed something to celebrate – especially for me…