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World NowThe French Cabinet approved a draft bill legalizing same-sex marriage, which now goes to the legislature for consideration....
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...
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Show TrackerFor my entire television-viewing life, Sunday night has meant one thing: âMasterpiece Theatre.â One of my earliest TV memories was being allowed to stay up to watch âThe Six Wives of Henry VIII.â It was very racy for an 8-year-old,....
C-SPAN pleads with Reid, Pelosi to open final drafting sessions for Obama's healthcare bill (Updated)Top of the TicketAs every sentient American citizen knows, Brian Lamb is the ever-calm, always inquisitive, consummately polite host of decades of interviews on the essential C-SPAN that should be on the Favorites list of every voter's remote TV control. As America's...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAt 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...
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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...
Do you ever wish for the simple Super Bowl days, the Super Bowls involving gerbils? I'm talking only a few years ago, when the game had nothing to do with deer antler spray and the TV spots didn't involve white Jamaican racial politics and German...
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Lehigh Valley ParentingJennifer Murgia has always found young adult fiction more compelling than standard adult books. “I really enjoy teen fiction,” says the Palmer Township mother of two. “Kids are so impressionable at that age and think they can change...
TODAY IN HISTORY 1776: Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense." 1870: John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.1958: South Dakota was enjoying mild January weather. Lemmon reported 46 degrees yesterday while Pickstown reported 57. Sioux Falls and Huron topped out at 56. Aberdeen reached 52; it was only 54 in Miami. 1971: "Masterpiece Theatre" premiered on PBS...
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Steve ChapmanYears ago, when the legendary Alistair Cooke retired as host of the PBS series "Masterpiece Theater," Russell Baker was approached about taking his place. Baker's reaction, as I recall: "I didn't want to be the guy who followed Alistair Cooke.......
Sun StaffThe Sun has christened its new type font Mencken, in honor of its columnist, editor and occasional torturer. Henry Louis Mencken was born 125 years ago on Sept. 12, 1880, in a little West Lexington Street rowhouse. He was the son of a cigar-making father...
Career Objective: To obtain a challenging and satisfying position much like that currently held by Hugh Hefner. There's no point in denying it 90 percent of American men want to be Hugh Hefner, and the other 10 percent really enjoy his articles. But...
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