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  • Tom Koch, comedy writer for Bob and Ray, Mad magazine, dies at 89

     Tom Koch, comedy writer for Bob and Ray, Mad magazine, dies at 89
    Tom Koch, a laconic satirist whose refined sense of the absurdities of everyday life informed thousands of radio scripts for the comedy team Bob and Ray as well as a memorable Mad magazine sports spoof called "43-Man Squamish," died March 22 at his Laguna Woods home. He was 89.
  • Classic TV shows get new life on digital airwaves

    Classic TV shows get new life on digital airwaves
    When cable TV was growing in the 1980s and '90s, many of its programs were past hits from the lineups of ABC, CBS and NBC. "The Andy Griffith Show" was the top show on Turner Broadcasting's TBS. Viacom made classic TV a big business by packaging...

    Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals first guests, premiere date for 'StarTalk' show

    Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals first guests, premiere date for 'StarTalk' show
    Everybody's favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, is entering the late-night fray in April with a TV version of his hit podcast, "StarTalk." And now we know he'll be joined by an eclectic array of guests on his first few shows. President Jimmy...

    Jewish celebs shine in 'Stars of David'

    Jewish celebs shine in 'Stars of David'
    Crying, laughing, nodding knowingly and deeply reflecting are all reactions the audience is likely to have to "Stars of David: Story to Song" — sometimes all at the same time. "Stars of David" is an entertaining musical revue capturing all aspects...

    'Saturday Night Live': What critics said about the show 40 years ago

    'Saturday Night Live': What critics said about the show 40 years ago
    On Saturday, NBC will rebroadcast in full the first episode of "Saturday Night Live" as part of a weekend-long celebration of the show's 40th anniversary that culminates with a 3½-hour show Sunday night.  When the show premiered in October 1975, it...