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  • France to consider bill allowing same-sex marriage

     
    The French Cabinet approved a draft bill legalizing same-sex marriage, which now goes to the legislature for consideration.
  • Bob Banner dies at 89; Emmy-winning producer

    Bob Banner dies at 89; Emmy-winning producer
    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...

    Don't mess with a 'Masterpiece'

     
    For my entire television-viewing life, Sunday night has meant one thing: “Masterpiece Theatre.” One of my earliest TV memories was being allowed to stay up to watch “The Six Wives of Henry VIII.” It was very racy for an 8-year-old,.

    Julia Child at 80

    At 80, Julia Child is still a champion of the good life. And with more than 40 years of fine dining under her belt--which fits quite trimly--she's a powerful argument for having your genoise and eating it too. "I eat properly, and that makes a...

    Ali Akbar Khan dies at 87; sarod player helped bring Indian music to U.S.

    Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, the master Indian musician and composer who was a pivotal figure in introducing the music of his homeland to the West, has died. He was 87. The legendary sarod player and teacher died of kidney failure Thursday night at his home...