Category Archives: Television

Legendary Sports Analyst Dick Vitale to be Bestowed Lifetime Achievement Award at 40th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards

On February 12th  2019, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) proclaimed Dick Vitale, one of the most highly respected, colorful color commentators the athletic world over, to be this year’s recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Autobiographical Interview with Mrs. C: Marion Ross’ “My Days: Happy or Otherwise”: From Bogie and Bacall to TV Mother of us All!!!

Marion Ross: Upon conjuring her image, one might primarily envisage a most neatly coiffed raven up do, grounded by a commensurately elegant petticoated skirt under a full body apron, and the all-around genteel vintage American allure of the most feminine … Continue reading

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National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Announces Digital Drama Series Pre-Nominations for The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards!

On February 19, 2019 The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) revealed the latest in cutting edge TV programming excellence via the Digital Drama Series Pre-Nominations in preparation for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. In order to … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology/Kids’ Stuff

“American Vandal: Season One” (2017, CBS Home Video/Paramount Home Video) Twenty-seven penises spray-painted on teachers’ cars earns school knucklehead Jimmy Tatro an expulsion, which prompts pals Tyler Alvarez and Griffin Gluck to launch a true-crime-styled documentary investigation. Your mileage may … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Old Fears for a New Year Part 2

“What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?” (1969, Kino Lorber) Having found an expedient solution to her financial woes by bilking and then murdering a succession of housekeepers, widow Geraldine Page appears to meet her match in new hire Ruth Gordon. … Continue reading

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Return to Kovacsland: UCLA Film and Television Archive Pays Tribute to TV Pioneer’s Centennial

The UCLA Film and Television Archive will pay tribute to comedian and television pioneer Ernie Kovacs with a two-night retrospective of his groundbreaking small screen work and film career. “Kovacsland Forever: Ernie Kovacs Centennial” – which is one of several … Continue reading

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A List of Favorites From 2018

As usual, my Year End list doesn’t include much released in the current year, because I’m a slow mover with a tendency to look back over my shoulder. But here are some things I discovered this year that I recommend. … Continue reading

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Only in LA Can You Watch Little House on the Prairie with Nellie Olson and Baby Carrie

This year is the 44th anniversary of the premiere of Little House on the Prairie. Celebrate the holidays today by combining the sweet, old-fashioned simplicity of life on the prairie with the glamour and celebrity of Hollywood. Cafe ’86 will … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Back in Black (and White)

“The Man Who Cheated Himself” (1950, Flicker Alley) Rookie detective John Dall (“Gun Crazy“) investigates the killing of Harlan Warde, husband to socialite Jane Wyatt, who committed the murder with the help of her lover: Dall’s older brother and fellow … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: 2018 Gift Guide for Eclectic Insomniacs (Small Screen and Three Stooges Edition)

Goofball TV comedy or existential treatise on the human condition? In the case of Dan Harmon‘s “Community” (2009-2015), both are applicable. The series, about a gaggle of outcasts at a small junior college, embraced a dizzying array of high and … Continue reading

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