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The 5 Wonderful Things Sir Terry Wogan Teaches Us

Melanie Pritchard | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Pritchard

Few deaths move nations like Sir Terry Wogan's has Britain and Ireland.

Downing A Last Dose Of Downton - Spoiler-Free For Those Still Watching

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Trisha de Borchgrave

Love it or hate it, Downton Abbey has successfully filled a need for an alternate reality where not-so-happy endings get a second chance, with just enough historical references to makes us think that perhaps we too can deal with the horrors of our own time, even if we have to do our own ironing and the closest thing to Mrs Patmore is Deliveroo.

Supporting The Future Of Afghanistan Means Loosening Our Grip On The Past

Mina Sharif | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Mina Sharif

No single person is accountable for Afghanistan and the state of its people. But every one of us is accountable for the perceptions that directly affect how the country moves forward.

Your 2016 Guide To The Best Female-Led Shows On TV

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women

There's no doubt that the entertainment world has a long way to go before we can say it's completely inclusive of all stories, but the televisio...

The Brands That Win

Damian Bazadona | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

In lieu of resolutions, I like to kick the year off by playing "forecaster." And no, not in a meteorological way. I like to consider the landscape a...

TV Shows That Didn't Come Alive Until Season 2 | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment

Unless you are a pop-culture masochist and find perverse joy in Manimal, the Regan-Era show whose shape-shifting premise was culled from Greco-Roman mythology and whose very brief existence was a Tragedy, you probably won't want to watch a bad TV show for very long. Why would you, in this age of unprecedentedly great TV?

11 Reasons Why Buyers on "House Hunters" Drive Me Nuts

Denise Geelhart | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Denise Geelhart

One show I love to watch is House Hunters. I'm not sure why I enjoy watching people searching for a new home. It could be my nosy-nature, wanting to s...

This Post About Trump or Cruz or Hillary or Bernie or Obamacare or 'The X-Files' Is Bound to Piss Somebody Off

James Napoli | Posted 02.01.2016 | Comedy
James Napoli

There's no getting around it. The content of certain blog posts just naturally turns all of us otherwise placid people into vitriol-spewing troglodytes, so I imagine this one is really going to set the comment-o-sphere ablaze.

Missing the message: What do children really learn from educational media?

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

This blog post was written by our wonderful postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Rebecca Dore. "It's a twain," almost 3-year-old Amanda said when I asked her to ...

Are Media Mergers Good for Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 01.31.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

A study found that the percentage of Hispanic actors onscreen increased from 6.6 percent before the merger to 7.3 percent afterward. That's good news, right? Well, even that mild improvement comes with a caveat. Basically, more shows were hiring more Hispanics to appear as servants and thugs. Yay for progress!

What I Miss About TV In The 1970s

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

How times have changed. I grew up in the '70s, when it was still a big deal to have a color TV. We had a handful of major stations on the VHF band, and a couple of minor ones on UHF. Many people nowadays don't even know what those terms mean.

5 TV Shows From the 70s That Stood the Test of Time

James Baxley | Posted 01.29.2016 | Fifty
James Baxley

Even the stars on television were of a different caliber than the stars today. There were actors such as Ron Howard, Gary Coleman, Henry Winkler, and Penny Marshall. They didn't need a sex tape to get the attention of America. They had talent, timing, and charisma.

Political Advertising Is About To Become A Lot More Transparent

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to expand a political advertising transparency rule to cover cable ...

The Ascent of Christa: Technological Hubris and the Challenger Shuttle Disaster

Joshua Meyrowitz | Posted 01.28.2016 | Media
Joshua Meyrowitz

On takeoff day, television accomplished the very opposite of what NASA had planned for it. Television's immediacy was meant to involve us all in a pageant certifying NASA as a worthy beneficiary of continued and increasing funding. Instead, television revealed NASA's lack of control over the situation.

4 Steps to Developing an Idea into a Television Series

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Actress Jadyn Douglas Talks Behind the Scenes of Eva Longoria's Telenovela

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Jadyn Douglas has something delicious about her that I can't put my finger on -- but it's powerful -- and she's in for one heck of a ride!

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vot...

Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision

Jamie Masada | Posted 01.27.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I've been booking comedians for the past 35 years and I have always had the same requirement: They need to be funny. Gender, skin pigment, sexual o...

Denver TV Station Shows Commitment to Politics Coverage

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In the nine long months after political reporter Eli Stokols left Fox 31 Denver, it looked like the local TV station's surprising reputation as a go-t...

Golden Globe Winner Rachel Bloom Talks About Diversity On Television

Quora | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment

From the first meeting I had with Aline Brosh McKenna, we knew we were going to be creating a musical television show called "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." This is before we even went out to networks to pitch the show.

Actress Isidora Goreshter -- 'My Audition for Shameless Was One of My Worst Auditions!'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

'My audition for Shameless was one of my worst auditions! I remember calling my manager right after and apologizing in advance if she got really bad feedback from the casting directors.'

A Winter's Tale

David S. Simon | Posted 01.25.2016 | New York
David S. Simon

When you are in the belly of the snow blizzard beast all you can think of is how much you hate snow and would actually almost move to Florida -- and t...

Three New TV Shows With Religious Subplots

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion

Here’s your guide to three hot January shows: You, Me and the Apocalypse  The premise in about 100 words: The world is coming to an end in...

TV BFFs Who Never Got Together and Thus Never Broke Our Hearts

James J. Sexton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Entertainment
James J. Sexton

In case you were asleep for the past year, The X-Files is back! And guess what? Mulder and Scully have broken up! I'll give you a moment to stop sobbing and collect yourself.

Midseason Premieres: Who Will Get Cancelled and Who Will Get Renewed?

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment
Carey Beth Elder

Midseason premieres have started airing and will continue to premiere over the next couple months. These new shows bring the whole gamut from reeling plots and horrible characters to ridiculous premises, but we have to watch them to see if they will get added to our watch list.