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  • Actor Sherman Hemsley, aka Mr. Jefferson, Dies at 74

    Actor Sherman Hemsley, aka Mr. Jefferson, Dies at 74
    EL PASO, Texas -- Sherman Hemsley, who played the brash George Jefferson on "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," died Tuesday at 74, his booking agent said. Hemsley played Jefferson, a wisecracking owner of a dry cleaning business, on "All In the...
  • Choosing books for the holidays

    Choosing books for the holidays
    Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 6:05 a.m.  Comedian Paul Rodriguez is serving Thanksgiving dinner at the Laugh Factory.  He'll give you and Johnny B the details.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  Mike McConnell wants to hear about...
  • SNL's Kenan Thompson Brings His Stand-Up Act to the Jorgensen in Storrs

    SNL's Kenan Thompson Brings His Stand-Up Act to the Jorgensen in Storrs
    It's taken Kenan Thompson (pictured) seven years to become a breakout performer on Saturday Night Live. But over the years, few cast members have been as consistently funny, their recurring characters as memorable, or their short time in the spotlight...
  • LeVar Burton hopes to take reading into the digital age

    LeVar Burton hopes to take reading into the digital age
    LeVar Burton speaks with the clarity and conviction of a man with an audience. His indignations are righteous. “I'm pissed at the current state of education in America. The fact that we've spent way too much money on war and not enough on our kids?...
  • Bill Cosby Does Stand-Up at The Palace Theatre in Stamford on March 16

    Bill Cosby Does Stand-Up at The Palace Theatre in Stamford on March 16
    In 1965, Bill Cosby played the leading role in "I Spy," becoming the first African American to co-star on a television series and winning three consecutive Emmys in the process. In the '70s, he created the cartoons "Fat Albert" and "The Cosby Kids,"...
  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences
    Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
  • Hal Kanter dies at 92; Emmy-winning comedy writer, director

    Hal Kanter dies at 92; Emmy-winning comedy writer, director
    Hal Kanter, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, and a director and producer whose career included writing for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, directing Elvis Presley and creating a landmark 1960s TV series starring Diahann Carroll, has died. He was 92....
  • Stanley Robertson dies at 85; pioneering black TV executive

    Stanley Robertson dies at 85; pioneering black TV executive
    Stanley Robertson, who broke color barriers as a pioneering black network television program executive at NBC in the 1960s and '70s and later as a movie studio production executive, has died. He was 85. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Stanley...
  • Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'

    Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'
    Andy Rooney, CBS News' longtime resident curmudgeon whose whimsical and acerbic essays on "60 Minutes" turned the rumpled writer into an unlikely — and reluctant — TV celebrity, died Friday night, only weeks after retiring from the show. He...
  • Varnette P. Honeywood dies at 59; artist whose work was featured on 'The Cosby Show'

    Varnette P. Honeywood dies at 59; artist whose work was featured on 'The Cosby Show'
    Varnette P. Honeywood, an artist who gained fame when her vivid and joyful portraits of everyday lives of African Americans were prominently featured on TV's "The Cosby Show," has died. She was 59. Honeywood, who was diagnosed with cancer at least two...
  • PASSINGS: Simon MacCorkindale, Janet MacLachlan

    PASSINGS: Simon MacCorkindale, Janet MacLachlan
    Simon MacCorkindale British actor was on CBS' 'Falcon Crest' Simon MacCorkindale, 58, a British stage and screen actor who starred in the 1983 NBC-TV series "Manimal" and was a regular on CBS' "Falcon Crest," died of bowel cancer Thursday at a London...