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  • TV Review: History's 'The World Wars'

    The History channel continues to hammer away at historical programming for people it evidently doesn't think have the patience to watch actual documentaries on the subject. Enter "The World Wars," a three-part, six-hour undertaking that proves fitfully...
  • History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing

     History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing
    Over the past few years, History has made a concerted attempt to package its subject matter — history — in ways that might appeal to a new audience. As in Young People with their Digital Addictions and Limited Attention Spans. Some of...
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  • Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews

    Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews
    When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all? That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
  • Talking baseball with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns

    Talking baseball with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns
    For more than 30 years, Ken Burns has created documentaries about United States history. Baseball is part of that history, and Burns' Emmy Award-winning series on the sport 20 years ago examined the national pastime through the years. Burns will be at...
  • TV Review: Ken Burns' 'The Address'

    Ken Burns is normally associated with documentary epics covering subjects as ambitious as the Civil War, World War II and the entire history of baseball. So it surely must have felt like something of a respite to play small ball for a while with "The...
  • TV Picks: Mule deer, 'Mad Men,' 'The Address,' 'Ali,' 'Clarence'

    TV Picks: Mule deer, 'Mad Men,' 'The Address,' 'Ali,' 'Clarence'
    "Touching the Wild" (PBS, Wednesday). "That deer was willing to see me as an individual, and he very clearly saw that I granted him his individuality," says naturalist Joe Hutto of the meeting that led to years spent becoming one with the mule deer of...
  • Billy Bob Thornton brings menace, humor to 'Fargo'

    Billy Bob Thornton brings menace, humor to 'Fargo'
    Billy Bob Thornton has played his share of wonderfully wacky characters. His latest might be the most bizarre, menacing and poorly coiffed. Thornton stars as dangerous drifter Lorne Malvo in FX's "Fargo," a 10-episode limited series debuting April 15...
  • TCA: NYT plagiarist Jayson Blair states his case in PBS documentary

    TCA: NYT plagiarist Jayson Blair states his case in PBS documentary
    Samantha Grant has a message for viewers who tune in to her documentary "A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power and Jayson Blair," which examines the case of the disgraced New York Times journalist whose plagiarism and invention of sources tarnished the...
  • TCA: PBS Touts Ratings Gains, Defends 'Downton' Delay

    Having long been viewed as TV's version of the Dowager Countess, PBS appears to relish being the belle of the ball. Speaking at the TV Critics Assn. tour, PBS President-CEO Paula Kerger touted the pubcaster's overall ratings gains Monday, stressing...
  • Conan O'Brien finds a new use for the Richard Sherman rant

    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stirred up a lot of discussion with his rant after the NFC title game in which he trashed San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. But Conan O'Brien saw a way for Sherman to maximize his profit off the...
  • A daring jazz documentary zooms in on Kahil El'Zabar

    A daring jazz documentary zooms in on Kahil El'Zabar
    The elusive art of jazz has proven notoriously difficult to capture on film, as has been amply demonstrated by films such as Clint Eastwood's ponderous Charlie Parker biography "Bird" (1988) and Ken Burns' stultifying, multi-part documentary "Jazz" (2001)...