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  • 'The Simpsons,' 'CSI,' 'SNL': this weekend

    'The Simpsons,' 'CSI,' 'SNL': this weekend
    The weekend highlights include the 40th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live," the 26th season premiere of "The Simpsons" and the 15th season premiere of "CSI." Are you ready for Mark-Paul Gosselaar as twins? What's ahead: 1. "60 Minutes," 7 p.m....
  • 'Good Wife,' 'Outlander,' Beyonce: this weekend

    This weekend, you'll get the return of broadcast TV's finest drama, a glitzy concert and one of the sexiest hours ever put on television. The weekend highlights: 1. "The Good Wife," 9:30 p.m. Sunday, CBS Note the late start, which could be later...
  • A Farewell to Jay Leno in Late Night

    Having earned hundreds of millions of dollars for hosting "The Tonight Show" over the past twenty­­something years, Jay Leno might not look like a working-class hero. Yet there's something people can identify with in his relationship with NBC, where...
  • Exits: 'Good Wife,' 'SNL,' Barbara Walters

    Exits: 'Good Wife,' 'SNL,' Barbara Walters
    The final weekend of the 2013-14 TV season brings finales and farewells. A few things to expect: "The Good Wife" concludes its best season so far with an episode called "A Weird Year" at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) continues...
  • 60 Minutes serves the president some softballs

    60 Minutes serves the president some softballs
    In the days of the late Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes" was known for hard-hitting, aggressive journalism that asked the questions viewers wanted answered and held the powerful accountable. The Jan. 27 program on which Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama...
  • 'Loudest Voice' - Judging Roger Ailes with no sense of history

    'Loudest Voice' - Judging Roger Ailes with no sense of history
    If you hate the extreme polarization of American life today, with more and more people talking to and living alongside only people who share their world view, blame Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News. If you are angry about the loss of civility, the...
  • In '60 Minutes' segment, Sheriff Dart calls jails 'the new insane asylums'

     In '60 Minutes' segment, Sheriff Dart calls jails 'the new insane asylums'
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart warned about the dangers of sending mentally ill people to jail in a nationally televised Sunday interview. Dart, appearing on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," called jails and prisons "the new insane asylums" and said...
  • Jay Leno says leaving 'Tonight Show' is 'not my decision'

    Jay Leno says leaving 'Tonight Show' is 'not my decision'
    Jay Leno will step down from "The Tonight Show" on Feb. 6. But to hear him talk to "60 Minutes'" Steve Kroft, he's about as ready to leave this time as he was when he left the show in 2009. The CBS newsmagazine will be profiling Leno on Sunday, and...
  • Grammy Viewership Up Slightly, 2nd Largest Since 1993

    The Grammy Awards telecast remains second only to the Academy Awards in terms of popularity, with Sunday's show on CBS drawing a big 28.5 million viewers -- up slightly from last year and the second largest audience in the last 21 years. Since 1993, only...
  • After decades of belief, this is the year I lost faith in '60 Minutes,' CNN

    This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have. But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this...
  • Grammys, ‘Walking Dead’ top Sunday ratings

     
    Carrie Underwood's dress became a star on the Grammys. Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: In recent years, the Grammys have been more a concert than an awards show. This year's Grammys will be remembered as a...