| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Celebrate Andy Griffith's life of by singing along with the legendary actor to the original theme song for his titular sitcom...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 12:46 PM
Nancy Stafford, Kari Lizer, Daniel Roebuck and Brynn Thayer all had guest appearances on the show before taking the roles of Michelle, Cassie, Cliff, and Leanne, respectively.
Besides Don Knotts, other former cast members of the...
| Feb 27, 2011
Amidst a rough economic time, the entertainment business has taken a big hit. People are cutting back when it comes to entertainment, from downloading fewer songs on iTunes to going to the movies less often. Consequently, television has become an...
| May 6, 2012
| 1:27 PM
LOS ANGELES -- George Lindsey, the actor who portrayed the country-bumpkin mechanic Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," died Sunday after a brief illness, his family said. He was 83.
Lindsey's character Goober Pyle joined the hit sitcom in 1964 as...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 8:36 AM
Conventional wisdom among television programmers is that nobody is watching on major holidays such as Christmas, and if they are watching, they're probably sick of the holiday hype by the time the day rolls around.
What seems to slip their minds is...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Early in the second season of "The Andy Griffith Show," I ventured a suggestion for a line change to make it sound more "like the way a kid would say it."
I was just 7 years old. But my idea was accepted and I remember standing frozen, thrilled at what...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. But when the right actor finds the path straight into a corrupt soul on fire, a strange kind of joy erupts on screen — a sense of true discovery and excitement.
This is what Andy Griffith brought to his film...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Lovers of classic television always are game to hear the people who made it talk about it.
After its two "Pioneers of Television" documentaries, PBS returns to that turf with "America in Primetime," a four-week series filled with familiar actors and...
| Jan 23, 2009
DANNY BOYLE "Slumdog Millionaire"
The eclectic British director of Irish Catholic descent receives his first Academy Award nomination in the directing category for his sleeper indie hit about a poverty-stricken teenager in Mumbai who goes...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2006
| 2:30 PM
Don Knotts, the saucer-eyed, scarecrow-thin comic actor best known for his roles as the high-strung small-town deputy Barney Fife on the 1960s CBS series "The Andy Griffith Show" and the leisure-suit-clad landlord Ralph Furley on ABC's '70s sitcom "Three'...