| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Jean Stapleton, who won three Emmys and charmed audiences as the "dingbat" Edith Bunker on the groundbreaking TV show "All in the Family," died Friday in New York of natural causes. She was 90. Nearly 50 at the time, Stapleton had already worked onstage...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Before her caterwauling duet of "Those Were the Days" with Carroll O'Connor became a signature moment of CBS' "All in the Family," actress Jean Stapleton had already sung her way through a number of now-classic stage musicals in her career as a New York...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The Writers Guild of America on Sunday unveiled its list of the "101 Best Written TV Series of All Time," topped by HBO's "The Sopranos."
The mob drama created by David Chase (pictured above right with "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini) led the list...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:10 AM
When news came that Jean Stapleton had died at age 90, I flashed to my favorite Edith Bunker moments on "All in the Family."
Stapleton gave a landmark performance as Edith, Archie Bunker's good-hearted wife, on the CBS sitcom in 202...
| Jun 20, 2012
Television comedy can probably be divided into two eras: B.L. and A.L. — Before Lear and After Lear. Norman Lear's seminal 1970s sitcoms —"All in the Family" and its offspring, from"Maude" to "The Jeffersons" — used the laissez-passer of...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 4:36 AM
The Producers Guild of America gave its top prize to "The Artist" Saturday night, essentially turning the black-and-white film into the movie to beat for the best picture Oscar at next month's 84th Academy Awards. The PGA and the Academy of Motion Picture...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:03 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story
Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story tells the remarkable story of Foxx, a veteran comedian and "overnight sensation" at the age of forty-nine whose early life was...
| Jan 30, 2012
As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970.
On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...
| Mar 23, 2012
Bob Henry, an Emmy Award-winning television variety-show producer and director who produced Nat King Cole's groundbreaking musical variety program in the 1950s and helped make Flip Wilson a household name as the producer of his hit comedy-variety show...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:03 PM
Today, the Walt Disney Co. finally announced the debut date for its new 24-hour basic cable and satellite channel aimed at kids ages 2 to 7.
Disney said that its Disney Junior channel will launch March 23 in the United States.
The new channel will...
| Feb 16, 2012
Actor who started on 'Your Hit Parade'
Russell Arms, 92, a singer and actor who was a regular vocalist on the popular TV musical program "Your Hit Parade" from 1952 to 1957, died Monday at his home in Hamilton, Ill., where he had retired...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Rarely has a show changed the face of television as much as producer Norman Lear's adaptation (for CBS) of a British comedy.
Carroll O'Connor's unapologetically bigoted Archie Bunker became one of the medium's iconic characters, frequently mixing it up...