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Story | Feb 28, 2013 | 12:30 AMLike many showbiz offerings related to religion, "The Bible" is as interesting for its marketing and commercial prospects as for the production itself. Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have reached out to a faith-based community that's often wary of Hollywood as they promote their five-part, 10-hour epic, and if history is any guide (think "The Passion of the Christ"), that could yield boffo ratings for History. As for this handsome, sober but somewhat unimaginative project, the first half plays like a medley of the Old Testament's greatest hits, before the true star of the show, Jesus Christ, finally arrives.
Story | Jan 31, 2013 | 11:09 PM
Here in South Dakota, and more broadly, across the Midwest, we are a people inextricably tied to the land. It's our silent partner in all we do, sharing in the joy and sorrow of business, such as farming or ranching, as well as in our passions, such as...
Story | Jan 17, 2013 | 8:05 AM
Story | Jan 7, 2013 | 4:30 PM
The season-three premiere of "Downton Abbey" on PBS reached new heights with average viewership of 7.9 million viewers Sunday, according to preliminary data from Nielsen. "Downton" drew a 5.1 household rating, four times the average PBS primetime rating...