| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:27 PM
I still have my VHS tape recordings of the originally airings of one of my favorite TV shows, "China Beach." Now, with the 1988-'91 series finally coming to DVD, it looks like I can retire them--and my VHS player. (That's the only thing I watch with it.)...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
If only our real life politicians were half as compelling....
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:01 AM
In a battle of the television behemoths, it came down to Baltimore versus New Jersey.
Or was it street thugs versus the mafia?
Maybe was just Omar against Tony.
In any event, the website Vulture.com has had some fun recently, March Madness style,...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:11 PM
ABC's new drama "Scandal" is silly, but entertaining.
Over my viewing of three episodes, I smirked and rolled my eyes, laughed (not because something was meant to be funny) and mumbled, "I won't be watching this show again." I also chuckled at some...
| May 11, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The latest ABC series from "Grey's Anatomy" mentor Shonda Rhimes is modeled on real-life image consultant - and former presidential aide - Judy Smith.
Kerry Washington's character has the same background in the show, since she's a political "fixer"...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Talk about instant success. Baltimore native Jason Winer doesn't even have a name yet for his Hollywood production company. But he and his two co-creators, "The Book of Mormon" Broadway star Josh Gad and former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, already...
| May 19, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Anna Deavere Smith has, in essence, combined a career doing serious, interview-based theater work like "Fires in the Mirror" and "Twilight: Los Angles" with more lucrative acting gigs on TV shows like "The West Wing" and, currently, "Nurse Jackie."...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:08 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Kathryn Joosten, the Emmy-award-winning actress known for her roles on "The West Wing" and "Desperate Housewives," died Saturday after a lengthy struggle with lung cancer, her family said. She was 72.
"Kathryn succumbed to her 11-year...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Jimmy Smits, known for his TV work on "L.A. Law," "NYPD Blue," and "The West Wing" is headed to the stage of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
Smits, who appeared on Broadway in "Anna and the Tropics" and "God of Carnage" but has not worked in...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Roger Rees has titled his clever, light-as-a-feather one-man show "What You Will: An Evening By and About the Bard."
But the evening happily is also about Rees. The British stage actor, also known to American TV audiences for roles on "The West Wing"...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 11:07 AM
After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun.
Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...