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Almost Everyone Was Wrong About 'Hee Haw'

Roy Clark | Posted 12.07.2015 | Entertainment
Roy Clark

Hee Haw was a concept that nobody (including myself) thought would ever succeed. Some feared the proposed television program would set the burgeoning country music industry back 25 years.

Snowbound in the Big Apple? Try a Bite of Your Favorite Warren Beatty Flicks

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.20.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Snowbound in the Big Apple? Try a bite of your favorite Warren Beatty flicks. Get out your DVD collection or surf Netflix. Here are mine. Agree or disagree. What are yours?

'Laugh-In' Announcer Gary Owens Dies At Age 80

AP | By LYNN ELBER | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gary Owens, the droll, mellifluous-voiced announcer on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and a familiar part of radio, TV and movie...

Caesar's Mt. Rushmore of Comedy Writing Set the Bar

Steve Young | Posted 04.19.2014 | Comedy
Steve Young

What I would hope people take from Sid Caesar's life work was his willingness to take the risk that led to something new and hysterically wonderful.

7 TV Shows We Wish Would Make A Comeback

Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty

It's getting darker and colder outside, and there's nothing that cures the winter blues quite like curling up with a warm drink and binge-watching you...

Publishing Talk: Hey, Did Somebody Write My Book?

Gina Barreca | Posted 12.18.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

As someone who has been writing about women and comedy forever, I am a hive of conflicting and buzzing feelings about a new book on the subject being published this week.

Obamacare Pays Off - in Real Cash

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Nearly 16 million health insurance consumers will get rebates totaling an estimated $1.3 billion beginning Aug. 1 because Obamacare limits the profits that insurance companies can make off of illness, injury and pain. This is what Republicans are trying to take away from health insurance consumers.

'Laugh-In' Comic Actor Dies At 85

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 07.29.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES -- Alan Sues, who brought his flamboyant and over-the-top comic persona to the hit television show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" in the 19...

Guru Goldie Teaches Grade Schoolers To Breathe

Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

We all came to know Goldie Hawn as the ditzy blonde in Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In" in the late '60s, which put her on the map. Since then, Hawn has ...

Barbara Eden: Jeannie Is Still "Easy to Live With"

Greg Archer | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Couldn't we really use a genie right about now? Imagine the things that could change with a blink of the eyes.

Henry Gibson Died: Dead At 73

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Henry Gibson, the veteran comic character actor best known for his role reciting offbeat poetry on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," ha...

Sock It to Me!

Danny Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Miller

It's been 40 years ago since Laugh-In premiered. Frankly, I'm not sure it withstands the test of time, but no one can deny that it broke a hell of a lot of barriers when it came on the air.