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  • Henry Gates: Harvard for sergeant's kids

     
    by Mark Silva Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's looking forward to his next talk with Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, maybe lunch, maybe dinner with the families, maybe getting the officer's kids into Harvard -- if the......
  • Bill Cosby: Obama has Bush to thank

     
    by Mark Silva As The Cosby Show celebrates its 25th anniversary this coming Sunday, star Bill Cosby is posed the question: Did the black family that he presented to the American television-viewing audience in the 1980s pave the way for......
  • SNL's Obama: 'Nothing, nada'... Problem?

     
    by Mark Silva Several years back, when Saturday Night Live made fun of Democrat Al Gore's plodding debating style in a televised skit between the first couple of face-offs between Gore and Republican George W. Bush, the Gore campaign took......
  • Michelle Obama's Roots: Gates' way

     
    by Mark Silva The genealogic discovery of a white great-great-great grandfather in the family tree of First Lady Michelle Obama is a quintessential American coda to a year of living divisively. The genealogist Megan Smolenyak, who spent several months in....
  • Candid Obama: 'Era of responsibility?'

     
    "We want it both ways," says Wayne Fields, a professor of cultural studies at Washington University in St. Louis. "We want a leader that's humble and certain. We want a leader who is learning but gets it right every......
  • Obama's speech: 'Brother can preach'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated again at 3 pm EST Today, on the day that President Barack Obama accepted a Nobel Peace Prize which even the recipient acknowledges has arrived early in his presidency, reviews of his Nobel Lecture are......
  • Ticket Replay: The Obamas rent Martha's Vineyard home from a John McCain supporter

     
    And, of course, the palace has its own basketball for you-know-who to do you-know-what....
  • Thursday's TV Talk Shows: Jimmy Fallon welcomes 'Parks and Rec's' Aubrey Plaza

     
    The Early Show Gloria Estefan. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Author Lori Gottlieb. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Jamie Foxx. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly John Travolta. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Sarah......
  • TV This Week for February 7-13: The Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, and so on

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 6 - 13 in PDF format This week's TV Movies PRIME CHOICES SUNDAY The Saints, led by quarterback Drew Brees, make their first ever appearance on pro football's biggest......
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: Juliet asks Gus for help on 'Psych'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 6 - 13 in PDF format This week's TV Movies MANHUNT: Juliet (Maggie Lawson) asks for help tracking down an old boyfriend on a new episode of "Psych," at......
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: Chance has a plan to rescue a computer genius on 'Human Target'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CAPTIVE: Chance (Mark Valley, left) tries to rescue a genius (Kevin Weisman) on 'Human Target' at 8 p.m. Fox.......
  • TV This Week: Feb. 21 - 27

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 21 - 27 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Prime viewing SUNDAY Monica Parales, Jacque Nimble and Mandy Rain are plaid-skirted "School Gyrls" who meet in detention and......