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  • Saturday's TV Highlights: TV Guide goes behind the scenes of 'Precious'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies PUSH: Gabourey Sidibe appears in the new special 'Precious: The Story Behind the Movie' at 8 p.m. on TV......
  • Florida tax rebate plan could backfire

     
    Seeking to be family friendly, Florida may have learned a hard lesson in how not to be Hollywood friendly. The Sunshine state startled the film industry recently when a bill was introduced in the state Legislature that would disqualify movies......
  • The greatest TV series Christmas episodes

    " The Office," 2006 You not only had the guys' goofy trip to Benihana, you had Kelly singing karaoke to Ryan, Michael's plan to take Jan to an all-inclusive resort ("You know what that means!"), but you also had one of my favorite "Office" speeches ever...
  • Radio and television figures

    Radio and television figures Bob LeMond Jr., 94; leading announcer on CBS radio and television (Jan. 6) Dwight Arlington Hemion, 81; television director and producer who won 18 Emmy Awards for his musical variety specials (Jan. 28) Don Herbert, 72;...
  • Movie review: New in Town -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: New in Town -- 3 out of 5 stars
    As stereotypes go, Minnesotans don't have it so bad. It's the accents, donchaknow. And the ice fishing, polka dancing, hockey playing, Jesus loving, beer-and-a-bump drinking to get through finger-freezing winters that are funny to the rest of us,...
  • The Right Direction

    THE BEGINNING... SM: So you started acting at six on The Andy Griffith Show. Your dad, Rance, was also an actor. RH: My dad was a good teacher. He’d never been to Strasberg, but he’d taken enough classes to understand the fundamentals—just to listen and...
  • 'Matlock: The Fifth Season'

    'Matlock: The Fifth Season'
    Several two-part stories helped make up this year of Andy Griffith's long-running drama about an attorney who was to the law what "Columbo" was to police work. Ben Matlock uses his cagey charm to mask his incisive mind when it comes to learning what he...
  • Hurricane Propels Jackson's Justice Quest At EPA

    Hurricane Propels Jackson's Justice Quest At EPA
    More than four years after Hurricane Katrina, the single-story brick rancher in Pontchartrain Park where Lisa Perez Jackson grew up stands empty. Floodwaters long ago ate away the walls of her corner bedroom, where the current head of the Environmental...
  • Ben Matlock

    Ben Matlock
    ANDY GRIFFITH as Ben Matlock In creating the role of Matlock, the astute defense lawyer who disarms his opponents with his wit and ways, Andy Griffith commented: "I've considered it part of my job ever since the show started to put in some humor – some...
  • Jerri Stone

    Jerri Stone
    CAROL HUSTON as Jerri Stone Carol Huston joined the cast of "Matlock" as the fearless private investigator Jerri Stone, whom famed defense attorney Ben Matlock hires to work for him. Jerri is a former police officer, and has seen it all. Her strong-...
  • Les Calhoun

    Les Calhoun
    DON KNOTTS as Les Calhoun Don Knott's first career decision shaped his life. The weighty question centered around whether he should be a ventriloquist, a teacher or an actor. The choice was made for this native of Morgantown, West Virginia, when Don...
  • Cliff Lewis

    Cliff Lewis
    DANIEL ROEBUCK as Cliff Lewis Daniel Roebuck grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with – he insisted – an angel on his shoulder. He cited as an example his role for three years as Cliff Lewis, the bumbling young lawyer who works for noted defense attorney...