| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:21 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:42 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:26 PM
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....
| May 20, 2013
| 11:36 AM
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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2012
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...