Story | Jul 15, 2013 | 5:00 AM
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Column | Sep 30, 2013 | 6:30 AMJon Provost was about to participate in a special event in his honor at the Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications when I asked, "What if you fell into a well on your way from the airport to the museum?" The now 63-year-old actor, who played Timmy on TV's popular "Lassie," politely chuckled, though he's likely been asked that question every day of his life. In fact, Provost pokes fun at it in his book, "Timmy's in the Well: The Jon Provost Story" (Provost and Laurie Jacobson, Cumberland House Publishing, Nashville, TN, 2007; $22.89).
Story | Sep 22, 2010 | 4:32 PM
Former kid TV stars from "Little House on the Prairie" and "Lassie" are expected to testify Thursday in Harrisburg at a hearing on a bill designed to protect children working in reality TV shows like Kate Gosselin's "Kate Plus 8," which is filmed in...
Story | Sep 27, 2010 | 9:32 PM
Two moms who are regulars here at Z on TV traveled to Harrisburg last week for a a hearing on the bill by Rep. Thomas Murt to reform child labor laws in Pennsylvania. Of course, Pennsylvania is where Kate Gosselin's family lives and where TLC films...
Story | Oct 4, 2011 | 4:39 PM
What, exactly, is this year's Orlando Film Festival to be? Fourteen days out and nothing but deafening silence coming from the once strutting home of big glitzy promises, “big films, big stars,” cocky enough to do TV ads mocking other film...