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  • Saturday's TV Highlights: TV Guide goes behind the scenes of 'Precious'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies PUSH: Gabourey Sidibe appears in the new special 'Precious: The Story Behind the Movie' at 8 p.m. on TV......
  • Florida tax rebate plan could backfire

     
    Seeking to be family friendly, Florida may have learned a hard lesson in how not to be Hollywood friendly. The Sunshine state startled the film industry recently when a bill was introduced in the state Legislature that would disqualify movies......
  • Florida Senate strips controversial language from film tax bill

     
    The Florida Senate has removed controversial language about promoting "nontraditional family values" from a film incentive bill The original bill had required that films promoting "nontraditional family values" would not be eligible to receive a...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: The Peanuts gang searches for the true meaning of Christmas

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 6 - 12, in PDF format This week's TV Movies CLASSIC: Linus instructs the "Peanuts" gang as to the true meaning of the holiday in the beloved animated special......
  • Simple charms of a 'Mayberry' lifestyle

    If Montrose, where one-of-a-kind mom-and-pop shops have been the rule and corporate businesses the exception for 90 years, is archetypal Main Street U.S.A., then neighboring Sparr Heights is its residential equivalent. The architecturally diverse, well-...
  • Lee Rich dies at 93; advertising executive became a top TV producer

    Lee Rich dies at 93; advertising executive became a top TV producer
    He was a former advertising executive who became one of television's top producers, bringing powerhouse shows such as "Dallas," "Knots Landing" and "The Waltons" into American homes in the 1970s and '80s. Lee Rich, co-founder and former president of...
  • Aaron Ruben dies at 95; 'Andy Griffith' producer was an advocate for needy children

    Aaron Ruben dies at 95; 'Andy Griffith' producer was an advocate for needy children
    Aaron Ruben, a comedy writer, producer and director whose five-decade career included producing "The Andy Griffith Show" for the first five seasons and creating the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 95. Ruben, who devoted much of...
  • Deanne Barkley dies at 82; pioneering TV executive

    Deanne Barkley dies at 82; pioneering TV executive
    Deanne Barkley, who broke through the glass ceiling in network television to become an influential executive in the early 1970s, when few women had the power to develop prime-time programs, died April 2 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She was 82. The cause...
  • Budd Schulberg dies at 95; author of 'What Makes Sammy Run?'

    Budd Schulberg dies at 95; author of 'What Makes Sammy Run?'
    Budd Schulberg, who exposed the dark side of American ambition in his acclaimed Hollywood novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" and won an Academy Award for his screenplay depicting the mob-controlled longshoremen's union in the film classic "On the Waterfront,"...
  • Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
    Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
  • George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle

    George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle
    George Lindsey, the Southern-born character actor who played dim hayseed Goober Pyle, the genial gas station auto mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," died early Sunday morning. He was 83. Lindsey, who later was a regular on the...