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After seven years, one of the best series on television comes to an end tonight. The show had an aura of class and elegance and thoughtfulness at every level, with complex, interestingly flawed characters, including outstanding recurring and guest stars, […]

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Beliefnet pays tribute to the all-time best TV moms. Here’s are some of my favorites:

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The Smithsonian has paid tribute to Star Trek, one of the most beloved and influential television series of all time with an excerpt from a series a series of oral history interviews conducted over 30 years. The first volume of […]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is being adapted for HBO, with Oprah Winfrey in the lead role of Lacks’ daughter. There was something special about the poor, uneducated Henrietta Lacks, something she could never have suspected. From the description […]

The two most dazzling life performances I have ever seen or will ever see were both by Janis Joplin. This week, the PBS American Masters series is her story. Here she is at the Monterey music festival.

These days even adults can feel frustrated at the prospect of trying to find a good way to help others. So it is especially welcome that a new television series for kids has some gentle lessons about making a difference […]

Tonight and tomorrow, watch the extraordinary story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play major league baseball, on PBS: April 11-12, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET. It’s also the story of his wife, Rachel. As Michelle Obama points out in […]

Tune in to MTV tonight for the annual movie awards show, this year hosted by Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. The awards and speeches will be silly and there will be way too much promotion of teen-friendly upcoming films but […]

Tonight’s episode of “The Simpsons” was inspired by writer Rob LaZebnik’s son, who is gay. There have been indications over the years that Waylon Smithers, the loyal assistant to Homer’s boss Mr. Burns, is gay. The New York Post reports […]

James Younger is executive producer of the new Morgan Freeman series, “The Story of God,” which premieres this Sunday, April 3, 2016. It was a pleasure to speak to him about the challenges of taking on such a complicated and […]

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