| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:56 PM
You're going to be hearing a lot about 50th anniversaries this year.
PBS' "American Experience" has a two-hour program called "1964" that premiered this month. It included such milestones as Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, which though...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Tom Wheeler believes that television programming is in the midst of a Golden Age.
When asked what shows he watches, the FCC chairman doesn't hesitate, reeling off "House of Cards," "True Detective" and "Sherlock," and he admits to enjoying the...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Just two weeks after the Beatles' landmark appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1964, the British group the Dave Clark Five — the Beatles' biggest rivals in the U.S. — had its own remarkable debut on the hugely popular Sunday night...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Actress-singer was on '60s 'Honeymooners'
Sheila MacRae, 92, a versatile actress and singer who performed in a popular 1950s nightclub act with her husband, Gordon MacRae, and appeared opposite Jackie Gleason in his late '60s revival...
| Mar 14, 2014
The recent commemorations of Beatlemania, tied to the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's maiden voyage on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, have produced hours of TV documentaries and a groaning shelf of new books. These last include a murder mystery,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:38 PM
Half of comedy duo Allen and Rossi
Steve Rossi, 82, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen and Rossi, which became a favorite of "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other TV variety shows, died Sunday in hospice care in Las Vegas. He had cancer...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Hal Holbrook has performed the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for 60 years, earning a 1966 Tony Award and later an Emmy nomination for the CBS telecast.
He's crisscrossed America, playing big cities and small towns in all 50 states, as well as 20...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Since "Jersey Boys," the rags-to-riches-to-rags musical about Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, was first staged on Broadway in 2005, there have been thousands of performances across North America. In the room at some of these cities sat a certain...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Only a few entertainers have careers that span decades and display multiple skills as performers, writers, directors and producers. An even smaller number become synonymous with a charitable cause. Only one has raised billions of dollars for such a cause....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's an odd thing.
Sometimes, when I speak before high school or college students, someone in the audience, knowing I began my professional life as a pop music critic, will ask what I think of music today. I always demur that I don't listen to a lot...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:13 PM
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