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  • 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...
  • Anna Gilgoff: Walt Whitman's words still inspire people after all these years

    Last June, when I was packing up my classroom for the very last time, one of our janitors walked in. "What are you going to do with that?" he asked, pointing to a poster of Walt Whitman. "Why? You want it?" "Actually, yeah," he said. "I've always...
  • The big summer box office winner turns out to be a surprise

    Talk about being hooked on a feeling. And a film. "Guardians of the Galaxy," set to a literal and figurative "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," improbably nudged aside "X-Men," "Transformers," "Turtles" and "Maleficent" to emerge as the top movie of the summer of...
  • Williams Indeed A Hero

    Regarding the letter "Williams, Hoffman Not Heroes" by Bryan Chapman, and others criticizing columnist Colin McEnroe over his Aug. 17 article, "Why Grieve Them? Robin Williams And Philip Seymour Hoffman Are Heroes": They are missing a point. Mr. McEnroe...
  • Diane Sawyer, Chelsea Handler step away this week

    Diane Sawyer, Chelsea Handler step away this week
    This week, two major women in television step away from their showcases. Chelsea Handler closes "Chelsea Lately" after seven years with a one-hour series finale at 11 p.m. Tuesday on E! Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock are among the announced stars....
  • Emmy predictions

    In what's shaping up to be one of the wildest, most unpredictable Emmy Awards presentations in years, there is only one slam-dunk guarantee: "Fargo" will not go home empty-handed. The Minnesota-set project is a heavy favorite Monday to be named best TV...
  • Commentary: Robin Williams' possible Parkinson's diagnoses has patients concerned

    Robin Williams' suicide is a tragedy that broke the hearts of his family and friends and an entire nation. But with the stunning revelation that the famous comedian had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the actor's death is particularly...
  • To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide

    To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide
    "There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide." Albert Camus' famous opening sentence from "The Myth of Sisyphus" is obviously directed to people who aren't standing on the window ledge. Those planning to kill themselves...
  • Robin Williams made us laugh. He made us cry. But mostly he made us love.

    It has been almost a week since Robin Williams died. The fresh, raw ache that came with the news of his death is still there. I don't dispute his skill with comedy, or drama. But there's something else going on with the reaction to Williams' death. And...
  • Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, according to wife

    Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, according to wife
    Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease along with severe depression at the time of his apparent suicide, his widow said on Thursday, drawing public attention to the correlation between the diseases. Although the...
  • Meghan Daum: Robin Williams as alien felt like home

    As sitcoms of its era went, "Mork & Mindy" was neither the best nor the worst. It may, however, have been among the sneakiest in its social commentary. A "Happy Days" spinoff that ran from 1978 to 1982, its premise was that Mork, an alien from the...