| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
For author Brian Jay Jones, it's not easy finding a biography of Jim Henson.
Of all the surprising revelations he uncovered about the late entertainer, inventor of The Muppets, puppet-maker of "Sesame Street" and the voice of "Ernie" (of "Bert and...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:01 PM
It's a bit of pop mixed with some classic slow jams in our 41-year-old flashback, provided by the Billboard Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "The Cisco Kid," War
Let me take you to funky town ... and tell you a tale about a heroic Mexican cowboy.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:17 PM
On a soundstage in the heart of Hollywood this week, a chicken was giving directions to Mindy Kaling.
The chicken, perched on the shoulder of "The Mindy Project" star, squawked off a couple of instructions to the crew, then muttered, "My mom would be so...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:25 AM
While Jon Hamm's "Mad Men" character Don Draper tends to bottle up his emotions, the actor Jon Hamm is very free with his -- so free he's helping "Sesame Street" explain a few emotions to its young audience.
With the help of the resident "Sesame...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Peta Murgatroyd and her "Dancing With the Stars" partner James Maslow "Let It Go" all the way to a perfect score Monday.
The dance pro and the Big Time Rush star performed in the lift-filled contemporary style to the Oscar-winning "Frozen" song,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Mando is moving to "Sesame Street" this fall. Did you get the announcement?
I did, and as a longtime fan of the PBS show, I read the details with great interest. It's not every day that a new neighbor joins Big Bird and the beloved cast of Muppets and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Who doesn't want to go to Sesame Street?
A real-life version of the famed address is part of a new Orlando Science Center exhibit called "Sesame Street Presents The Body," which opens to the public on Saturday. I had a sneak peek of the area, and I'm...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"Wallykazam!," you might have guessed from the title, is a show for young people. Premiering Monday afternoon on Nickelodeon, it is a preschool, literacy-based cartoon that essentially takes a "Sesame Street" sound-of-this-letter blackout and works it...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The people who run KCET-TV see a solid future ahead. But the station's accountants aren't so sure.
KCETLink, the nonprofit organization that runs the independent public TV outlet based in Burbank, "has suffered recurring losses that raise substantial...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Naughty Nurse has some competition this Halloween.
The YouTube video "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" from the Norwegian comedic duo Ylvis has gone from viral video to cultural phenom, ranking among this year's most popular Halloween costumes,...