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  • Polly Anderson: 'Downton Abbey' helps WUCF, PBS soar

    Polly Anderson became executive director of WUCF-Channel 24, Orlando's PBS station, almost two years ago. Anderson, 58, has worked in public broadcasting for nearly two decades. WUCF is owned and operated by the University of Central Florida, and Anderson...
  • TV Picks: 'Helix,' 'Shakespeare,' 'Parks and Rec,' 'Greenville'

    TV Picks: 'Helix,' 'Shakespeare,' 'Parks and Rec,' 'Greenville'
    "Helix" (Syfy, Fridays). Ronald D. Moore, who rebooted "Battlestar Galactica" and brought the highland romantic fantasy "Outlander" to the TV screen, is an executive producer of and contributing writer to this well-wrought sci-fi suspense serial, now in...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for using term 'colored actors'

    Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for using term 'colored actors'
    Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized for offending people by using the "outmoded" term "colored actors." "The Imitation Game" and "Sherlock" star came under fire following a "Tavis Smiley Show" interview on PBS last week in which he touched upon the lack...
  • Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl, Mel Brooks, 'SNL': this weekend

    Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl, Mel Brooks, 'SNL': this weekend
    The year's most-watched telecast tops a weekend filled with comedy from Mel Brooks, Key & Peele, Jimmy Fallon and "Saturday Night Live." The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on NBC. That...
  • Sundance 2015: White supremacist guest leads to heated 'Welcome to Leith' Q&A

    Sundance 2015: White supremacist guest leads to heated 'Welcome to Leith' Q&A
    “I liked your film, but this is disgusting.” It was a dramatic and confrontational scene at the post-screening Q&A for the documentary “Welcome To Leith” on Thursday night, as many in the audience turned against the filmmakers...
  • Assembling live awards show is one of showbiz's no-win propositions

    Assembling live awards show is one of showbiz's no-win propositions
    Reading over Ken Ehrlich's resume, with all those Grammy and Emmy telecasts in his past, one question comes to mind: Why would anybody want to produce that many award shows? The entertainment industry is full of thankless tasks, most of them below the...
  • A Grammy for James Franco? Weird tales from the spoken word category

    A Grammy for James Franco? Weird tales from the spoken word category
    Who do you think should win the Grammy this year? Polymath actor/director/artist/etc. James Franco? High camp maestro John Waters? Recently deceased comedy diva Joan Rivers? Inspirational disco queen Gloria Gaynor? Or should the prized award go to...
  • Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb

    Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb
    Cathleen O'Connell, the PBS documentarian, cut right to the core with her first question about the Leopold and Loeb case from 1924: "Why among all brutal murders was this one called 'crime of the century'?" O'Connell had a point when you consider 20th...
  • Kevin Spacey wins SAG award as best drama actor

    Kevin Spacey wins SAG award as best drama actor
    Kevin Spacey won the Screen Actors Guild Award as outstanding actor in a drama series Sunday. It was his second major award in two weeks for his performance as Frank Underwood in the Maryland-made political thriller "House of Cards" from Netflix. He...
  • Be in the studio audience of "The Chef's Kitchen"

    Be in the studio audience of "The Chef's Kitchen"
    There are still tickets available for you to be part of the studio audience for the live taping of “The Chef's Kitchen”  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 28 at PBS 39 studios, 801 E. First St., Bethlehem. Watch some of the top chefs...
  • Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for calling black actors 'colored'

    Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored." The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry. He said that "as...