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  • Brit Producers Aiming Films for Diverse Global Audiences

    Filmmakers in London fret a lot about subsidies, rebates and the obstinacy of Hollywood distributors, but when I encountered Eric Fellner this week, he seemed resolutely unfretful. And with good reason. Arrayed before the co-chief of Working Title is a...
  • Susan Sollins, creator of PBS series 'ART21,' dies on eve of 7th season

    Susan Sollins, creator of PBS series 'ART21,' dies on eve of 7th season
    At a time when so much documentary programming can seem downright histrionic, pumped up full of swelling soundtracks, melodramatic narration and too much of ... well, too much, the television series "ART21" has always offered a smart antidote. Its...
  • PBS Binge-Watching Experiment Boosts Ken Burns' 'Roosevelts'

    Binge-watching is a relatively new TV-viewing behavior that has the viewer making an active choice to watch a series hour after hour after hour. Now PBS appears to have cracked the nut on getting people to do it with a TV network more firmly in control of...
  • SeaWorld: Sid the Science Kid set for Sunday

    SeaWorld: Sid the Science Kid set for Sunday
    A stage version of the PBS television show "Sid the Science Kid" will have a one-day engagement at SeaWorld Orlando on Sunday. "Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid Live: Let's Play!" will have two performances -- 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. -- at the theme park's...
  • Live, From New York: Sprout's Morning Show For Kids Wants Celebrities In Mix

    Some talk shows lure guests with the promise of hyping a new project. Others deliver instant fame. And then there's one that hopes to hook visitors with the sounds of an anthropomorphic chicken whose voice is reminiscent of a kazoo. Chica, that...
  • Jay Leno Will Put Mark Twain Prize for Humor on His '55 Buick

    With a sincere thanks for "the greatest night of my life," comedian Jay Leno accepted the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor Sunday in a rowdy affair that featured a parade of funny regulars from the "Tonight Show." As for his just-received...
  • Exhibit explores bond between Jews and African Americans

    Exhibit explores bond between Jews and African Americans
    The traveling exhibit "Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges" explores relationships that formed between two groups that faced racism first-hand — Jewish professors who fled Nazi Europe and their African-American...
  • Jay Leno ribbed by fellow comics at Mark Twain Prize ceremony

    It was Jay Leno's turn to be the butt of jokes at Sunday's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony in Washington. Chelsea Handler said she was confused that Leno, former host of NBC's "Tonight Show," was being honored with a humor prize: "I wasn'...
  • For Henry Louis Gates Jr., a lifelong interest in family history in 'Finding Your Roots'

    For Henry Louis Gates Jr., a lifelong interest in family history in 'Finding Your Roots'
    Those who develop a strong interest in their forebears tend to do so later in life. But that was not the way for Henry Louis Gates Jr. The Ivy League professor, whose fascinating genealogical show "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr." is now in...
  • 'Constantine' arrives; 'American Dad!' moves

    Another week, another big premiere among the highlights: NBC's "Constantine" has a flashy but uncertain start. The show opens with the main character receiving electroshock, which he requested. Exorcist John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is tormented by...
  • TV Picks: Foo Fighters, twins, Simpsons, 'Web Therapy,' more

    TV Picks: Foo Fighters, twins, Simpsons, 'Web Therapy,' more
    "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" (HBO, Fridays). It's often the case nowadays that a big-time recording artist or act will accompany a new release with a making-of documentary, and is sometimes the case that that documentary, which is, after all, a kind...