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Many thanks to Kevin Sampson and the Picture Lock podcast for having me on to talk about our favorite 4th of July movies. These were not just films that take place on or discuss Independence Day but those that illuminate […]

Tune in tonight to watch A Capitol Fourth on PBS, featuring Barry Manilow, Hunter Hayes, KC and the Sunshine Band, Alabama, and Lang Lang, and hosted by Bradley Whitford. And fireworks!

Happy 4th of July!

Tune in to PBS tomorrow night for the live broadcast of A Capitol Fourth.  This year’s performers will include Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald the Jersey Boy himself, Frankie Valli.  And composer John Williams will conduct the choir and orchestra […]

Today we mourn the loss of actor James Rebhorn, who appeared on “Homeland” and in films like “My Cousin Vinny” (the tire expert) and “Independence Day” (the Secretary of Defense).  He was one of those dependable familiar faces who always […]

Be sure to tune into PBS tomorrow to see the annual “Capitol 4th” concert in front of the Capitol Building. This year’s “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS welcomes back host Tom Bergeron, the two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality (“Dancing With […]

Happy Independence Day!  There’s only one possible pick of the week for the 4th of July. This rousing musical about the Declaration of Independence makes the Founding Fathers vivid, human, and interesting characters, and is so involving that you almost […]

The defining moment of our beginning as portrayed in the outstanding “John Adams” series on PBS. Let us all take inspiration from their courage and vision.

In this heart-thumping, slam-bang action extravaganza, aliens arrive and blow up the world’s major cities. The president (Bill Pullman) and fighter pilots (led by Will Smith) must find a way to fight back. Some kids will find this too intense […]

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