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  • As 'Outlander' starts strong, Starz plays the niche TV game

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A period drama set in the Scottish Highlands, with a sassy female lead caught in a star-crossed time-travel romance may prove to be a turning point in the evolution of premium cable network Starz, as it faces an uphill climb...
  • Ken Burns not done yet as America's captivating history professor

    Anyone launching a course on U.S. history could do a whole lot worse than revolving the curriculum around the films of Ken Burns. For example, "The Civil War," the 1984 project that put Burns on the map, continues to be utilized in schools across the...
  • 'The Roosevelts': Program of the year?

    'The Roosevelts': Program of the year?
    "The Roosevelts" is one of Ken Burns' best, right up there with "The Civil War." Three dynamic family members propel the epic documentary: Teddy, niece Eleanor and her husband, Franklin. Their stories justify the 14-hour running time. The seven-part...
  • Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors

    Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors
    While hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Baltimore this weekend to see the ships, fireworks and cannon fire of the "Star-Spangled Spectacular," Jessica Damen is staying home. The festivities are happening outside Damen's door,...
  • 'Banner' a hit song with staying power

    'Banner' a hit song with staying power
    The sight that stirred Francis Scott Key on the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, from the deck of a ship on the Patapsco River, not only gave proof of the country's ability to survive a war with Britain. It also generated the verses that, set to a song of...
  • Jada Pinkett Smith on family, acting and faith

    BEVERLY HILLS Switching from Earth Mother to Evil Diva is no big task for actress Jada Pinkett Smith. She's spent her life learning to entertain. She started when she was 3, her first part the Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz." Well she's back to her...
  • TV Review: 'Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special'

    PBS isn't always particularly nimble, which makes its speed in throwing together "Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special" something of an occasion. Not surprisingly, the resulting hour is warm and heartfelt, drawing extensively on an...
  • TV Picks: 'The Roosevelts,' 'Red Band Society' and more

    "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."  This seven-part, 14-hour chronicle of a family that helped shape not only American history but American identity is a stunning reminder of why Ken Burns, having revolutionized the documentary series, continues to be...
  • George Clooney to appear in 'Downton Abbey' sketch

    George Clooney to appear in 'Downton Abbey' sketch
    Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney will be gracing the halls of Downton Abbey on television later this year. But before you get too excited about what this news could mean -- will Clooney don his tux and roll around in a pigsty with Lady Mary? Or...
  • Review: 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History'

    Review: 'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History'
    In "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," Ken Burns and writer Geoffrey C. Ward have a topic every bit as big as their canvas, and a subject that feels especially timely given the U.S. political dynasties of the modern age. Admirers of Burns'...
  • Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Christopher Eccleston Drama 'Fortitude' Sells Wide

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Sky Vision has pre-sold the crime drama series "Fortitude," which stars Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol, Christopher Eccleston and Michael Gambon, to several leading broadcasters. Sky Vision, which is the international...