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  • Andy Griffith: TV Land, TCM plan tributes

     
    Andy Griffith will be remembered with marathons on TV Land and TCM. The actor, who died Tuesday at age 86,¬†is best remembered for “The Andy Griffith Show,” the 1960s CBS sitcom. TV Land will offer a marathon of episodes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m....
  • Andy Griffith: a TV dad for all time

     
    Andy Griffith, what a man. The news of his death, at age 86, brings back powerful memories of “The Andy Griffith Show.” The CBS comedy, which ran from 1960 to 1968, transcends mere nostalgia. The comedy was art, the lives¬†poignantly rendered....
  • Debate prep: Caffeine

     
    Put an extra scoop into the coffee maker if you're planning to watch the mayoral candidate's form on WTTW-Ch. 11 this evening from 7-8 p.m. I just returned from the taping, and the four leading contenders -- Rahm Emanuel, Gery......
  • Mayoral candidates detail childhood bullying at student forum

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 7:03 p.m. Chicago high school students who worry about being bullied found a sympathetic ear Monday among top mayoral candidates. Fielding questions that centered on safety at a public forum taped for TV, three of......
  • The Morning Fix: Amazon wants to battle Netflix. Time Warner has strong finish. Rupert's latest big bet.

     
    After the coffee. Before hoping against hope that Warner Bros. doesn't ruin "Fletch." The Skinny: Are you reading this or looking at Rupert Murdoch's new iPad newspaper? Don't worry, my feelings won't be hurt. It's all about new media today.......
  • Law, Order and the Nazareth Borough Council

     
    Police regionalization was again the hot topic at Nazareth Borough's council meeting Monday, with plenty of potshots to get the action going. First off, councilman Jack Herbst successfully passed his motion to block the purchase of a new Crown Victoria...
  • Brad Paisley delivers a sweet night in Chocolatetown

     
    At the core of his success as one of country music’s most popular entertainers is Brad Paisley’s ability to embrace the past while forging into the future with all of the bells, whistles and ringtones of this high-tech, high-def world.......
  • Public weighs in on Willow Road expansion project

     
    Tiffany Khan brought her four children to a public meeting in Northfield this week to show “the faces of who is going to be affected” …...
  • Appreciation: James Arness, 1923-2011

     
    In his size -- he was 6-foot-7 -- and his centeredness, James Arness suggested John Wayne, to whose production company he was under contract before he became the star of “Gunsmoke.” For 20 years, from 1955 to 1975, Arness, who......
  • Live review: R. Kelly at the Nokia Theatre

     
    R. Kelly put a remarkable amount of effort into the organization of a show Saturday night that ultimately lacked a center. Playing the first of two concerts at the Nokia Theatre in support of last year’s excellent “Love Letter” album,......
  • Life lessons from LarBear

     
    In honor of Father’s Day, and definitely not because I forgot to get a card as per usual, I decided to dedicate this post to my one and only (I think) dad, LarBear. Allow me to share some of his pearls of wisdom, as I am wont to do because I am very...
  • ‘X-Files,’ ‘Andy Griffith Show,’ other hits celebrated in PBS’ ‘America in Primetime’

     
    Man of the House" goes from loving sitcom papas to mobsters and drug-making dads: Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner ("The Cosby Show"); David Chase ("The Sopranos"); Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"); Ron Howard ("The Andy Griffith Show"); Carl Reiner and Dick...