| Apr 18, 2015
| 4:26 PM
The first step in addressing a problem is recognizing there is a problem, and because I recognized I had a problem I went to see Sue Becker. I drove out to her home in Downers Grove and she met me at the front door. She was polite and formal and...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 5:27 AM
Dramas and awards shows stand out at the weekend highlights. A few programs to remember:
"Game of Thrones" offers a haunting episode about leadership. Some people have it thrust upon them. Others are guided or limited by their pasts. It's another...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 7:23 AM
UPDATED: Where "The Walking Dead" ended, "Game of Thrones" has picked up.
AMC's zombie drama used to dominate the Sunday ratings for young adults in the Orlando TV market. Now "Game of Thrones" has cruised to No. 1 with the 18-to-49 age group. It's an...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:09 PM
I've spent far too much time on naked, roiling ambition, on plots and counterplots, and on the false outrage of hypocrites.
And what of intriguers kissing the hands of the wealthy? What of the anger of tribes in open combat for power?
| Feb 23, 2015
| 11:33 AM
Despite her recent demise as Beth Greene on "The Walking Dead," Emily Kinney still walks among the living as a soulful songstress and gives a free concert at Mohegan Sun's Wolf Den Thursday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
Kinney's singing was prominently featured on...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The Paley Center for Media sits in the axis of the media universe in New York.
The museum is within walking distance of the headquarters of CBS, NBCUniversal, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner. There, television leaders hobnob during industry...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 1:32 PM
A relative newcomer to the Twitter universe, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is making up ground fast.
The mayor, who acknowledged she has grappled with mastering social media, made a splash when she took to Twitter earlier this week after learning...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:47 AM
UPDATED: You're really following the NFL, Central Florida.
The four playoff games this weekend put up huge ratings and reconfirmed that the NFL offers the biggest show in television.
The most-watched game was Indianapolis' victory over Denver on CBS...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:19 AM
Good news for "Doc Martin" fans.
Martin Clunes, star of that series, will play Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in "Arthur & George," a series from PBS' "Masterpiece" later this year.
"Masterpiece" announced new offerings Monday at the...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 8:59 AM
UPDATED: "The Walking Dead," which offered a 90-minute season finale Sunday on AMC, was the night's most-watched program locally and nationally.
The zombie drama's fifth-season finale drew 15.8 million total viewers, the show's biggest audience ever for...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 9:27 AM
Watching the "The Good Wife" on Sunday, I couldn't help but see parallels with what seems to be unfolding between the two favored candidates in the special election for our own 37th state Senate District.
In the episode called "Dark Money," the main...