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  • TV's new microaudiences are shaking up the business

    TV's new microaudiences are shaking up the business
    The business end of show business is made up of numbers. It's a thing of charts and tallies, receipts and ratings. There are counters on everything nowadays, toting up the hits, keeping track of followers. In television, which I write about, there are the...
  • Retired Gen. Garner: We should never have gone to war with Iraq

    Retired Gen. Garner: We should never have gone to war with Iraq
    The retired general who briefly led America's postwar Iraq reconstruction efforts said Tuesday that the war was a mistake, calling it one of many foreign-policy missteps that have emboldened U.S. enemies and contributed to unrest throughout the world....
  • 'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival

    'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival
    This fall, PBS will keep Friday nights hopping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cats." The PBS Arts Fall Festival will offer 11 weekly...
  • Google Touts Deals with CBS, Viacom for Google Play Storefront

    Google has inked pacts with CBS and Viacom to sell TV episodes through the Internet giant's Google Play online store, as it continues to ratchet up competition with Apple and Amazon.com. Nikesh Arora, Google's soon-to-be-departing chief business officer,...
  • August 2014 TV premieres, movies, specials and finales

    August 2014 TV premieres, movies, specials and finales
    Starz in August premieres "Outlander," its most anticipated series since "Spartacus." The 16-episode first season comes from exec producer Ron Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") and is based on Diana Gabaldon's immensely popular "Outlander" book series. It...
  • 'Dick Cavett's Watergate' a showcase of TV host's tenacity

    Dick Cavett is not the first name that pops to mind when contemplating the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, but it does have the attraction of providing a completely new angle on a familiar if still-fascinating story. And as "Dick...
  • LeVar Burton rolls out 'Tweeting Rainbow' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    LeVar Burton rolls out 'Tweeting Rainbow' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    LeVar Burton has long been an advocate for childhood literacy, most notably through his PBS program "Reading Rainbow." The host and executive producer recently raised $5.4 million through Kickstarter to launch a new version of the beloved program...
  • Campaign for Sweetened California Incentives Receives Hollywood Push

    With a key legislative vote looming in Sacramento, backers of improving California's production tax credit have honored 32 Emmy-nominated shows for shooting in Los Angeles rather than going to incentive-rich locations. In a Thursday gathering at the 1600...
  • TV Picks: 'Outlander,' 'Legends,' 'Dick Cavett's Watergate'

    TV Picks: 'Outlander,' 'Legends,' 'Dick Cavett's Watergate'
    “Outlander.” Starz continues its canny courtship of the often underserved female audience with a fine and drop-dead gorgeous adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book, internationally bestselling series. Describing what it’s...
  • At Lollapalooza, music vs. video: Guess who won?

    At Lollapalooza, music vs. video: Guess who won?
    For various kid-related reasons, this was my fourth Lollapalooza. Therefore it was my fourth reminder that concert-going at the annual, blobby yet extraordinarily slick Grant Park event (even the mud Sunday looked like the work of an army of fastidious...
  • Update on Downton Abbey

    After anxiously waiting many months for the return of Masterpiece Theater’s “Downton Abbey” on PBS, it took only two episodes to throw us into despair. Last Sunday night, Lady Sybil died in childbirth! Yes, during the third...