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  • Seth Meyers on best SNL memories and making it in latenight

    Seth Meyers on best SNL memories and making it in latenight
    The conventional wisdom says everything on network TV is in decline.
  • American Masters does Carson to biographical perfection - except for that masculinity thing

    American Masters does Carson to biographical perfection - except for that masculinity thing
    From Norman Rockwell and Leonard Bernstein to Baltimore's Cab Calloway, no one does biography like "American Masters" on PBS. I've been reviewing these superb productions for all of the 26 seasons that "American Masters" has been on the air, and have...

    Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications

    Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications
    Erudite and witty, Dick Cavett elevated the late-night talk show genre, going head-to-head with Johnny Carson for five years in the early 1970s. "The Dick Cavett Show," which won three Emmy awards, ended on ABC in 1975 but found new homes on PBS, then...

    Joe Wilder dies at 92; jazz trumpeter helped break racial barriers

    Joe Wilder dies at 92; jazz trumpeter helped break racial barriers
    When Joe Wilder was traveling with a band in 1949 and playing trumpet at a club in Chicago, his solos were disrupted by college kids shouting racial slurs. In his low-key style, the dapper Wilder put them in their place: "I know you probably don't...

    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....