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  • Madeline Amgott Dead: Pioneering Female TV News Producer Dies at 92

    Madeline Amgott, who was one of the only women to produce TV news programming in the 1950s and '60s, died of lymphoma on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 92. But Amgott's achievements went beyond just successfully penetrating a male-dominated arena. She...
  • Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' from meth lab to Oval Office

     Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' from meth lab to Oval Office
    NEW YORK — In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics. Facing...
  • Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system

    Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system
    When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
  • Bill Moyers: Who are 'we the people'?

    Bill Moyers: Who are 'we the people'?
    On my 16th birthday in 1950, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small East Texas town where I grew up. It was a racially divided town — about 20,000 people, half of them white, half of them black — a place where you could grow up...
  • Media Outlets Claim to Speak for 'The American People,' But Do They?

    Aside from reminding everyone that Christmas is the best (or worst) time to garner oodles of free publicity, the "Duck Dynasty" fracas -- with A&E suspending and reinstating "star" Phil Robertson, primarily over comments about gays -- illustrates just how...
  • Mailbag: Good e-cigs are powerful anti-smoking tool

    I am a Laguna Beach resident and the owner of E-Cig City in Laguna Beach. I have read David Hansen's column for years and was in complete shock when I was bombarded by many people in regard to his Sept. 20 column in the Coastline Pilot. I am sorry about...
  • Calls for a Democratic Obama challenger, while based in history, seem ill-advised

    PARIS -- A week ago, in the Providence Journal newspaper (in Rhode Island), the publisher of Harper's Magazine, John R. MacArthur, wrote that President Barack Obama, through expedient political compromises, has lost the moral authority that an American...
  • 'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington

    'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington
    Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the momentous civil right's event known as the March on Washington. Between 200,000 and 300,000...
  • WGA, East President Michael Winship to run unopposed for 4th term

    WGA, East President Michael Winship to run unopposed for 4th term
    Michael Winship, president of the Writers Guild of America, East, will run unopposed for his fourth term as president of the 4,000-member union. Winship, a TV documentary writer who currently works on Bill Moyers' PBS show, was first elected in 2007....
  • 'CBS This Morning' anchor Charlie Rose gets new PBS weekend show

    'CBS This Morning' anchor Charlie Rose gets new PBS weekend show
    Because anchoring  “CBS This Morning” five times a week in addition to hosting his own nightly talk show apparently isn’t enough for Charlie Rose, the ubiquitous TV personality will launch a new show this July on PBS, the network...
  • Cronkite bio thorough, slightly odd

    Cronkite bio thorough, slightly odd
    Walter Cronkite was not inclined to introspection, and historian Douglas Brinkley emulates his subject in this thorough biography of the news broadcaster who in 1972 was declared "The Most Trusted Man in America." Brinkley's lengthy narrative spends as...
  • Review: 'The Huston Smith Reader' surveys a remarkable life

    Review: 'The Huston Smith Reader' surveys a remarkable life
    -------------------- The Huston Smith Reader Edited with an introduction by Jeffery Paine University of California Press: 280 pp., $29.95 -------------------- A restless curiosity about the sacred dimensions of life drove Huston Smith to seek...