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  • You ate a 2-pound bag of M&Ms while watching 'Die Hard': Here's why

    You ate a 2-pound bag of M&Ms while watching 'Die Hard': Here's why
    If you like to watch TV with a bag of snacks nearby, here's a tip: Avoid watching action movies. New research suggests people eat twice as much food while watching a fast-paced action flick compared with those watching a slow-moving talk show. "It's...
  • LeVar Burton's first children's book coming this fall

    LeVar Burton's first children's book coming this fall
    Coming soon to a bookstore near you: The first children's book by "Reading Rainbow's" LeVar Burton. Burton, of course, is also an actor, known for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the award-winning miniseries "Roots." Yet for a generation or more of...
  • Broadcasters and basic cable prove staying power at Emmys

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Basic cable channel AMC was rewarded at the Primetime Emmy awards for "Breaking Bad" and broadcasters landed top honors, while pioneering streaming service Netflix Inc was shut out of the major categories on Monday. Premium...
  • Robin Williams: Pam Dawber on PBS special

    Robin Williams: Pam Dawber on PBS special
    "Robin Williams Remembered -- A Pioneers of Television Special" is coming this month from PBS, and the program will feature his "Mork & Mindy" co-star Pam Dawber. The program will air nationally at 9 p.m. Sept. 9. But Orlando's WUCF-Channel 24 will...
  • Republicans insane to think Romney should run again

    Definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein Unbelievably, the drumbeat has begun for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to run for president a third time. The man who lost...
  • 'Drugs, Inc.' look at heroin in Baltimore substitutes reality TV for documentary filmmaking

     'Drugs, Inc.' look at heroin in Baltimore substitutes reality TV for documentary filmmaking
    I took a deep dive last week into Baltimore’s drug scene. And when I finally came up for air, I had a newfound clarity on the city’s troubled TV image and the line between responsible documentary filmmaking and exploitative reality television....
  • 'Finding Your Roots' with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called "This Is Your Life," hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or family member where Edwards would surprise them. People from the celebrity's past would then come...
  • Watch: 'Downton Abbey' Season 5 First Trailer

    "Downton Abbey" is heating up, according to the first trailer for the drama's upcoming season five. It teases some new mysteries, shows Jimmy Kent getting caught in bed with a mystery woman, dinner table arguments and even an actual fire that adds in...
  • High-action TV shows lead to more snacking: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Watching high-energy TV programs might make watching calories harder, a new study suggests. With snacks freely available, young adults watching an action movie ate almost twice as much food as those watching an interview...
  • TV picks for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6

    The fall TV season starts in a month and darned if you can't tell it by the near complete absence of interesting television available to us. Here's what caught my eye this week: Sunday: "Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service," 7 p.m., PBS: They could...
  • 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...