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Arlene Francis: A Forgotten Femcee

Raymond J Brune | Posted 06.05.2016 | Media
Raymond J Brune

In the early days of television, what I call "warmth", they referred to as "charm". It's a magical, mesmerizing quality you can't quite define - that ...

The Early Days Of Television Were Way More Avant-Garde Than You Give Them Credit For

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts

Many an artist, art enthusiast or artsy-looking person has uttered the phrase "I don't watch television," with that unmistakable hint of superiority. ...

My Start in Television

Norman Lear | Posted 02.12.2012 | TV
Norman Lear

My writing partner Ed Simmons and I were living in L.A. with our families in the summer of 1950, selling living room furniture door to door to support ourselves while trying to break into show business.

Let's Have Sex on TV!

Erica Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Watson

There was a time, not so long ago, when sex was taboo in the world of entertainment, especially on mainstream TV. Today, sex sells, literally. And we're all buying in to it.

The (2nd) Oldest Trade

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheila Shayon

Serious attention should be paid to the media diet we are being fed -- and its effects on our minds and hearts.