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  • More scripted TV than ever: 'The amount of competition is just literally insane'

    PASADENA, Calif. In the past few months astute fans of scripted TV have probably noticed multiple TV pile-ups, days when a slew of new scripted series debut. Gone are the quaint days when TV viewers had to worry about that one night of the week when a...
  • A star-studded tribute to blacks on TV, yesterday and today

    When Oprah Winfrey was a youngster, the mere sighting of an African-American on television was occasion to alert all the neighbors, she recalled. "We would call them to say, 'Colored people are on TV! Colored people are on!'" The only black child she was...
  • Disney star Sabrina Carpenter to appear at Community Canvas Finale

    Disney star Sabrina Carpenter to appear at Community Canvas Finale
    Lower Milford Township native and Disney star Sabrina Carpenter will appear at the Community Canvas 2015 Grand Finale 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at PBS Studios in Bethlehem. Carpenter, 15, plays the rebellious middle schooler Maya Hart on Disney Channel's hot...
  • Nick Berry: Hillary-bashing season now well underway

    Nick Berry: Hillary-bashing season now well underway
    The media has conducted an anti-Hillary Clinton campaign now for nearly two months. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and hundreds of right-wing talk show hosts are in the lead. They were in tune with decisions by the Republican National Committee to drop the...
  • 'American Idol' winner to perform at Memorial Day concert

    Laurence Fishburne, Broadway star Laura Benanti and the next winner of "American Idol" will be joining the lineup for this year's National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn. On Wednesday, producers are announcing the list of entertainers who...
  • Two documentaries: '1971' on PBS, 'Southern Rites' from HBO

    Two documentaries: '1971' on PBS, 'Southern Rites' from HBO
    Documentary film, as very much opposed to reality TV, continues to be one of the best things TV has to show you; indeed, it is for most people the only place to see this sort of work. PBS and HBO are the form's best friends; each has a worthwhile offering...
  • Cornell lab's sage grouse documentary to air on PBS

    The conflict between the sage grouse and western energy and ranching interests is the subject of a new documentary by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The film, "The Sagebrush Sea," airs on public broadcasting's "Nature" Wednesday evening. It shows the...
  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, May 19, the 139th day of 2015. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 19, 1935, T.E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died in Dorset, England, six days after being injured in a...
  • Five tips for picking your preschooler's first TV shows

    Five tips for picking your preschooler's first TV shows
    Anyone who thinks that “binge watching” is a new phenomenon in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes has clearly never watched TV with a preschooler. When little kids find a show they love, not only do they want to watch every episode, they&...
  • Records offer murky view into Affleck's ancestor and slavery

    A family death in 1858 left Ben Affleck's great-great-great grandfather with legal custody of his mother-in-law's most valuable property — her slaves. There was Cuffey, whose value was estimated at $500 in handwritten estate records still on file...
  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 17-23

    May 17: Singer Taj Mahal is 73. Drummer Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson is 66. Singer-guitarist George Johnson of The Brothers Johnson is 62. Actor Bill Paxton is 60. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 59. Singer Enya is 54. Actor Craig Ferguson ("The...