| Dec 1, 2012
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-...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:51 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2012
Since the mid-1920s, Ann Hawkins has summered on an idyllic oasis in northwestern Michigan called Idlewild, once known by some as the Martha's Vineyard of the Midwest, but for well-to-do black folk.
She grew up riding horses there, swimming in the...
| Dec 7, 2011
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.
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| Nov 8, 2011
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....
| Nov 5, 2011
| 4:01 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2010
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...
| Apr 25, 2010
For decades, Mike Silverman touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars," drawing swoons from the news media here and abroad both for his movie-star clientele and his movie-star looks.
In his case, the nickname wasn't just a publicist's creation but a...
| May 27, 2010
Art Linkletter, the radio and television talk-show pioneer who was best known for eliciting hilarious remarks from the mouths of babes and who late in life was a popular motivational speaker and author, challenging seniors to live as zestfully as he did,...
| Oct 17, 2010
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...
| Dec 10, 2010
James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer.