| May 14, 2012
| 4:23 AM
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...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Today, the image would have gone viral in an instant: The president of the United States, dripping wet in swim trunks before a throng of excited beachgoers, trading a look and a laugh with an attractive woman in a polka-dot bikini.
But well before the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The Yale-Harvard Regatta is two years shy of its 150th anniversary and, as such, is the oldest collegiate sports event in the United States. Yale-Harvard football is old, too, but the regatta predates that by 23 years.
The first race came about...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Community Abed (Danny Pudi) wants to...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:34 PM
“Foreign Correspondent” was Alfred Hitchcock's second American film, arriving in theaters just four months after “Rebecca,” the hit he made for producer David O. Selznick. Both films were nominated for Best Picture, with “...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," in which the former directs a film about the latter, premieres Monday on HBO. It is an homage and a celebration, with something of a high-class homemade feel.
The first black female comic to make it in the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Director Alexander Payne was greeted like a hometown hero Saturday night -- more than 1,500 miles from his native Omaha.
Nearly 300 actors, writers, producers, crew members and students crammed into the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Studios...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For the last four decades, William Peter Blatty's demonic possession thriller, "The Exorcist," has ranked as the ultimate in scare fare. His 1971 novel sat atop the New York Times bestseller list for more than four months, and director William Friedkin'...
| Sep 5, 2013
How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:30 PM
A fine memorial to one of 20th-century America's most brilliant, original -- and cranky -- thinkers, "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia" duly charts the late scribe's artistic achievements and often glittering celebrity social life. But the...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The summer's biggest series, "Under the Dome" and "America's Got Talent," enter new phases this week. And Turner Classic Movies celebrates Mel Brooks for a night.
Here's a look at the week's highlights;
Drama: "Under the Dome," based on the Stephen...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM Wednesday, July 24, at 8pm ET. A block of Mel Brooks' movies follows the award presentation. Mel Brooks receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award on TCM tonight is long overdue for a man who...