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  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards,' 'Game of Thrones' Top List of Binge-Watched Shows

    Americans have embraced binge-watching -- at least for certain TV shows. About 91% of viewers said they've engaged in binge-viewing, according to a survey conducted this spring by TiVo, which defined the behavior as watching three episodes of the same...
  • Broadcasters cheer as Aereo loses Supreme Court fight

    In a major victory for the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo — the start-up tech firm that distributes local television signals over the Internet — is illegal. The 6-3 decision in the case of ABC vs. Aereo...
  • TV Review: 'Last Tango in Halifax,' Season Two

    Derek Jacobi continues his march toward adorable PBS mascot status, with the one-two punch of returning drama "Last Tango in Halifax" and the premiere of "Vicious," a new sitcom co-starring Ian McKellen. "Tango" was such a wonderful, wispy delight in...
  • Why Destination America Sent The Wallflowers To A Small Arizona Town For July 4

    The Wallflowers have played concerts in practically every major city in America, but chances are they don't get to Prescott, Arizona very often. Thanks to efforts by cable network Destination America, they will. The band is part of a two-day effort by...
  • Ads on Public TV? Station Seeks Supreme Court Review of Ban on Commercial Spots

    The day after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Aereo, the justices are weighing whether to take another case that could have a significant impact on broadcasting. Minority Television Project, the license holder for public television station KMTP-...
  • 'Reading Rainbow': Seth MacFarlane will match $1 million in gifts

    'Reading Rainbow': Seth MacFarlane will match $1 million in gifts
    When Levar Burton launched a Kickstarter to make a school-focused version of "Reading Rainbow," supporters donated $1 million in just 11 hours. That was the campaign's initial goal; the strong start prompted Burton to raise his sights -- to $5 million....
  • TV Review: 'Vicious'

    Two things become immediately clear watching PBS' Brit-com import "Vicious": One, the major networks wouldn't touch it. And two, it's too bad the show isn't sharp enough to make them regret that bias. The taboo here isn't that the main characters played...
  • Seth MacFarlane gives big boost to LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow'

    Seth MacFarlane gives big boost to LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow'
    LeVar Burton's efforts to resurrect "Reading Rainbow" got a big boost this week when "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane pledged to donate up to $1 million to match any money raised in the campaign's final few days. With a week to go in Burton's...
  • Choosing the right preschool

    Location, location, location may be true for real estate, but when it comes to choosing a preschool for your child, think "relationships, relationships, relationships." The science of early childhood development and brain development mandates that...
  • Wickedly funny 'Vicious' revives British geriatric comedy

    "Vicious," which premieres Sunday on PBS for a six-episode run, is something of a throwback to an earlier age. It is to begin, a sitcom, which, though once a fund-raising-friendly staple of American public broadcasting, has retreated somewhat in favor...
  • Film Review: Documentary takes a closer look at Koch Brothers

    Film Review: Documentary takes a closer look at Koch Brothers
    Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s documentary “Citizen Koch” (which opened June 27 at Laemmle’s Playhouse) achieved a certain notoriety when its nominally independent backers at ITVS dropped support for the film. Although other reasons...