| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:35 PM
It slides so easily off the tongue: 9/11.
The terrorist attacks of a decade ago, which felt almost indescribable at the time, now occupy a compact place in our lexicon. If the hijackers had chosen a date that sounded more awkward out...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 11:33 AM
There's something about the very funny "Murder's a Drag" that conjures the past.
It might be seeing the same cast who first performed the play in Orlando a decade ago in this reunion production.
Or, of course, it may be because the play spoofs old...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 3:35 PM
America's funny lady, Carol Burnett, doesn't dwell on the past. She embraces it.
"I have some wonderful stories to tell, especially about the show," she says.
"The show," of course, is the legendary "Carol Burnett Show" that ran on CBS from 1967-1978....
| May 11, 2011
| 9:52 AM
On the screen, they're dealing with the most hideous aspects of humanity. When the director yells cut, the actors from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" leave the rapes and murders their characters encounter and fall into easy patterns established after...
| Jun 16, 2011
Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular...
| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...
| Jun 21, 2011
"A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw.
Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City.
On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
| Jun 23, 2011
Bob Pease, 70, a prominent Silicon Valley engineer and author of several books on analog chip design, died Saturday evening when his car crashed into a tree in Saratoga, Calif., southwest of San Jose.
Pease, who was not wearing a seat belt while...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:41 PM
In its sophomore season, GLEE is a biting musical comedy that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. This season’s No. 1 entertainment series among Teens and a Top 3 series among Adults 18-49 and 18-34 boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:23 PM
I really despise the term “variety show” with all its kitschy “Sonny and Cher,” “Captain & Tenille” and “Carol Burnett Show” connotations. But how else to describe this week’s Chicago Live! lineup?...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
When variety series were staples of network television, Burnett presided over one of the most popular, and she selected the 17 episodes of the CBS program included in this set.
One of the most interesting is an hour that she and her merry cast of...