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  • Rather built a hard-news, but folksy image

    He was always a hard-news guy, an old-style, old-school reporter who once told Larry King that "danger is my business." Aggressive, intense, confrontational, folksy and sometimes wacky - that's been the image of Dan Rather for more than 40 years. His...
  • L.A. theater openings, Aug. 10-17: 'Elvis '68,' 'Bird Lives!' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Aug. 10-17: 'Elvis '68,' 'Bird Lives!' and more
    The King lives again in "Elvis '68" at Fullerton's Maverick Theater, and jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker is saluted in “Bird Lives!” at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic. Plus, “Dreamgirls’ ” Jennifer Holliday and others...
  • Emmy-Nominated Writers Bent History to Tell Their Stories

    "The truth doesn't really want to line up and be a dramatic story very often," says John Rice, co-writer (with Joe Batteer) of the Emmy-nominated Lifetime mini "Bonnie and Clyde" (pictured). "It goes down corridors that lead to nothing, and has beats that...
  • John Timpane: Moon landing 45 years ago brought us together

    It was, after all, only a boot-crunching dust. You wouldn't think the sight would affect so many or change so much. But we saw it, on TV. We saw it and were changed, along with the human world around us. Like many readers, I was sitting in a room with...
  • Kokandy hits the mark with Sondheim's tricky 'Assassins'

    Kokandy hits the mark with Sondheim's tricky 'Assassins'
    For a sense of how much a theater space can positively impact a production, check out Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins" in the Theater Three space at Theater Wit. The great composer's rogues gallery of trigger-happy psychopaths and wannabes can be...
  • Object Lesson: John Altoon's Oswald spoof is very Internet

    Object Lesson: John Altoon's Oswald spoof is very Internet
    Plug the words "Lee Harvey Oswald" into Google image search and you'll turn up all the classic pictures of the man who shot John F. Kennedy: the mug shot, the backyard portrait of Oswald holding a rifle, and the moment in which Jack Ruby puts an end to...
  • American Themes Dominate New Crop of TV Movies and Miniseries

    A president is assassinated. Unspeakable evil unfolds in the wintry Midwest. An elderly woman makes a reflective trip to her hometown. Society is ravaged by a plague and the government doesn't act. Two Depression-era criminals hunker down for a last,...
  • Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins

     Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins
    On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I...
  • Forget 'Chicagoland' — 'The Sixties' shines for CNN

    Tom Hanks is one of the executive producers of a stunning, revelatory, exciting and surprisingly provocative 10-part television series titled "The Sixties." And there he is on camera at the start of Episode 1, saying, "The TV was the center of our house....
  • Gloria Steinem shines, but Matrix Awards drag on, and on...

    "Women! What do they want?" Well, they want everything now and well they should. I went to the Matrix Awards in the packed-to-the-rafters Waldorf Astoria Ballroom on Monday. I always go to this event, mainly because I was given the award back in the...
  • Frederic Rheinstein dies at 86; NBC producer captured shooting of Oswald

    Frederic Rheinstein dies at 86; NBC producer captured shooting of Oswald
    On Nov. 23, 1963, the day after President Kennedy was shot, NBC News producer and director Frederic Rheinstein was in a remote broadcast truck outside Dallas' city hall with his crew. Suddenly, a stranger poked his head through an open window. "He...
  • JFK was arts patron in chief

    JFK was arts patron in chief
    Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's...