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  • TV picks for the week of June 29-July 6

    I know I pick on "Under the Dome," but when that's the only programming worth noting on a Monday, you know we're deep into the summer television doldrums. Here's what caught my eye this week: Sunday: "Last Tango in Halifax," 7 p.m., PBS: Season 2...
  • Around the remote: Television picks for the week of June 29-July 5

    DON'T MISS: FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS Here's our big-bang theory: Nothing matches watching fireworks live and in person. But if you happen to be anchored to the couch this year, television has plenty of "oohs" and "aahs" to offer as well. The...
  • Film Review: Documentary takes a closer look at Koch Brothers

    Film Review: Documentary takes a closer look at Koch Brothers
    Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s documentary “Citizen Koch” (which opened June 27 at Laemmle’s Playhouse) achieved a certain notoriety when its nominally independent backers at ITVS dropped support for the film. Although other reasons...
  • Wickedly funny 'Vicious' revives British geriatric comedy

    "Vicious," which premieres Sunday on PBS for a six-episode run, is something of a throwback to an earlier age. It is to begin, a sitcom, which, though once a fund-raising-friendly staple of American public broadcasting, has retreated somewhat in favor...
  • Choosing the right preschool

    Location, location, location may be true for real estate, but when it comes to choosing a preschool for your child, think "relationships, relationships, relationships." The science of early childhood development and brain development mandates that...
  • PBS adds shortened 30-minute 'Sesame Street' to schedule

    PBS adds shortened 30-minute 'Sesame Street' to schedule
    Like so many classic works, from "War and Peace" to "Great Expectations," "Sesame Street" is now getting an abridged version.  PBS and Sesame Workshop announced Wednesday it will be adding a shortened, 30-minute version of the long-running educational...
  • Ads on Public TV? Station Seeks Supreme Court Review of Ban on Commercial Spots

    The day after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Aereo, the justices are weighing whether to take another case that could have a significant impact on broadcasting. Minority Television Project, the license holder for public television station KMTP-...
  • Hollywood transitioning from sweet bird of youth to early-bird special

    One of the worst jobs in Hollywood these days might be operating a retirement home. That's because more and more golden-aged actors are passing on shuffleboard and bridge to keep punching the clock on the small screen. Among the busiest veterans:...
  • 'Reading Rainbow': Seth MacFarlane will match $1 million in gifts

    'Reading Rainbow': Seth MacFarlane will match $1 million in gifts
    When Levar Burton launched a Kickstarter to make a school-focused version of "Reading Rainbow," supporters donated $1 million in just 11 hours. That was the campaign's initial goal; the strong start prompted Burton to raise his sights -- to $5 million....
  • TV Review: 'Vicious'

    Two things become immediately clear watching PBS' Brit-com import "Vicious": One, the major networks wouldn't touch it. And two, it's too bad the show isn't sharp enough to make them regret that bias. The taboo here isn't that the main characters played...
  • Seth MacFarlane gives big boost to LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow'

    Seth MacFarlane gives big boost to LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow'
    LeVar Burton's efforts to resurrect "Reading Rainbow" got a big boost this week when "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane pledged to donate up to $1 million to match any money raised in the campaign's final few days. With a week to go in Burton's...