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  • TV picks: 'Wrong Mans,' 'No, You Shut Up,' 'Downton Abbey'

    TV picks: 'Wrong Mans,' 'No, You Shut Up,' 'Downton Abbey'
    "The Wrong Mans" (Hulu). Costars and co-creators Mathew Baynton and James Corden (the soon-to-debut new host of CBS' "Late Late Show") are back with a four-episode second season of their excellent, mistaken-identity, odd-couple, comedy-thriller-with-...
  • Sarah Palin, Oscars, Elly May: 2015 starts

    Sarah Palin, Oscars, Elly May: 2015 starts
    Congratulations to former Gov. Sarah Palin for getting her name out there as 2015 starts. You may not have been thinking of Palin lately, but she electrified the Internet by blasting PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA criticized her...
  • Homely showman Ripley wowed country with oddities

    Homely showman Ripley wowed country with oddities
    Believe it or not, Robert Ripley was so admired that boys in a 1936 poll picked him as the person they most wanted to be. The world traveler dazzled the country with his unusual stories told in newspaper cartoons, books, radio broadcasts and movies: a...
  • Robert Lloyd's best TV shows of 2014

    Robert Lloyd's best TV shows of 2014
    Here is Robert Lloyd’s look at the best of 2014 in television. "Broad City" (Comedy Central). Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's glassy-eyed aspirational comedy of friendship and survival feels like the future. "Jane the Virgin" (CW). A delicate...
  • 'Gilmore Girls' star, Tony Award-winner Edward Herrmann dies at 71

    Edward Herrmann, the towering, melodious-voiced actor who brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in films and documentaries, won a Tony Award and charmed audiences as the stuffy dad on TV's "Gilmore Girls," died Wednesday. He was 71. Herrmann died at...
  • TV review: 'Downton Abbey,' season 5

    TV review: 'Downton Abbey,' season 5
    At this point, a new season of "Downton Abbey" is much like a visit from old friends. Sure, the stories are familiar -- perhaps even just variations on what you've heard before -- but it's more about sharing their company and the feelings they rekindle....
  • Television Q&A: 'Tyrant' update, 'Mason' cast, 'Golden' gone

    You have questions. I have some answers. Q: Has NBC or PBS made DVD copies of "I'll Fly Away" which aired on NBC and was picked up and rerun (without commercials but with actor interviews) with a PBS-produced concluding episode later? A: I'll Fly Away...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Exploring the life of Mantle during winter break

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Exploring the life of Mantle during winter break
    Writing a column right between the end of one year and the start of another is tricky. Typically, writers come up with “the list of the [fill in the blank] of 2014.” I thought about selecting the top education stories of the year, but got a...
  • 'Downton Abbey's' Maggie Smith is worth her weight in bon mots

    "PRINCIPLES are like prayers: noble, of course, but awkward at a party." So says Violet Crawley, dowager countess of Grantham. Of course, that is actress Maggie Smith, in character on PBS's "Downton Abbey." Maggie/Violet uttered that piece of advice...
  • 'Downton Abbey' hunts down 10.1 million viewers in season 5 premiere

    "Downton Abbey" may be entering its fifth season, but based on the ratings there is little evidence viewers have tired of the Crawley clan.  An average of 10.1-million total viewers tuned in to the season premiere on Sunday on PBS, essentially flat with...
  • 'Selma' director: LBJ a hero in film

    'Selma' director: LBJ a hero in film
    "Selma" director Ava DuVernay disagrees with critics who say the film portrays President Lyndon Johnson as a villain. "I invite people to see the movie because from my point of view LBJ is a hero in the film," DuVernay told "CBS This Morning" Wednesday....