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John Wellington Ennis

Is 'Dukes of Hazzard' Really Racist?

John Wellington Ennis | July 4, 2015 | Politics
But if you were a Jew, and you saw this hit TV show with two guys in a stunt car with an SS symbol on it, named after Hitler or some other high-ranking Nazi, you might think to yourself, "Is that really necessary? Isn't this kind of like a commercial that makes the SS symbol, and thus what the Nazis were fighting for, kind of...glamorous?"
Tavis Smiley

My Conversation With Kathy Bates on Ageism in Hollywood

Tavis Smiley | June 27, 2015 | Entertainment
One of Hollywood's most respected character actors, Bates has been able to achieve success in an industry that is notoriously biased against certain age groups and image types. In this clip, she shares when she learned to develop tough skin in order to deal with what can often be an insensitive business.
Jim Monroe

The Race is Over. Netflix Won and Broadcast Didn't Show Up.

Jim Monroe | June 25, 2015 | Media
Netflix won, Hulu came in second. Amazon may be third but we won't know for sure until they cross the finish line. And the iconic broadcasters that built the TV industry and controlled it for the past 70 years are nowhere to be found.
Nell Minow

Composer Dan Licht on Writing for Dexter

Nell Minow | June 23, 2015 | Entertainment
The score for Dexter is so popular all eight seasons have released individual soundtracks and Licht has performed the music in concert before live audiences
Bindi Irwin

Growing Up to Make a Difference

Bindi Irwin | June 29, 2015 | Teen
A Wildlife Warrior is someone who stands up and speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. Protecting our world for the generations to come. Being a Wildlife Warrior is not just a title; it describes who you are and your attitude.
Gretchen Carlson

Terror by Stalker

Gretchen Carlson | June 23, 2015 | Crime
His name was Constantine Kargas. I had never met him or spoken to him. He was a complete stranger to me. And yet he believed we were soul mates, destined to be together. In fact, he was planning our wedding. For years I was terrorized by a stalker whose sick attentions might have derailed my career -- and ended my life.
Sezin Koehler

His Watch Has Ended, And So Has Mine: An Open Letter to Game of Thrones

Sezin Koehler | June 22, 2015 | Women
I can't in good conscience, feminist and otherwise, continue watching a show that is so blatant -- so over the top -- in its sexism and misogyny and makes no apologies for it. As a human being, I agree with Tyrion Lannister: "There's always been enough death in the world for my taste: I can do without it in my leisure time."
Tavis Smiley

Humans Star William Hurt on the Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

Tavis Smiley | June 18, 2015 | Entertainment
The show, which premieres June 28th, takes place in a parallel present where the newest must-have gadget is an artificially intelligent servant, known as a "Synth."
Ian Haythornthwaite

The Facts About Our Income and Expenditure

Ian Haythornthwaite | June 16, 2015 | UK
You might have read yesterday's story in the Daily Mail about how much of the licence fee goes on funding our programmes. I wanted to explain why the Mail's interpretation is misleading. The paper's central accusation is that the BBC's income is approximately £5.1bn and only £2.4bn of this goes on 'content'. The implication they leave is that much of the rest of the money is wasted.
Jules Horowitz

What Are Your Thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner?

Jules Horowitz | June 12, 2015 | Gay Voices
Caitlyn's coming out has started a national dialogue, but my fear is that it will start and stop there. How can you help? Listen to transgender people when they talk about their needs, help pass legislation that protects transgender people, and of course, continue the conversation that Caitlyn's photo shoot has initiated.
Shira Lazar

The Ultimate Orange Is the New Black Recap to Prep You for Season 3!

Shira Lazar | June 10, 2015 | Entertainment
What happened on the last season of Netflix's hit show Orange is the New Black? So many things! But if you don't have time to catch up before diving into season 3, fear not! We're here to help.
Kevin McDonough

Class Dismissed: The One Word CNN's 'Seventies' Television History Won't Mention

Kevin McDonough | June 10, 2015 | Entertainment
Nostalgia is not history. Like any effort to cram a decade's worth of noteworthy events into eight hour-long segments, CNN's The Seventies, is as remarkable for what it neglects as what it remembers. It's first hour, "Television Gets Real" is a good example.
Dr. Jane Greer

Chris Soules: Is It Over Before It Begins?

Dr. Jane Greer | June 8, 2015 | Entertainment
Why do so many of these relationships, whether they begin on the television show or in an out of the ordinary setting, end sooner rather than later?
Bonnie Fuller

Game of Thrones Episode 9: Stannis and Melisandre Should Burn in Hell

Bonnie Fuller | June 8, 2015 | Entertainment
In a season of startling departures from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, last night's was the most disturbing.
Nancy Laws

This Season's Bachelorette Success Story Has Nothing to Do With Kaytlin

Nancy Laws | June 5, 2015 | Entertainment
How she was going to deal with many of the men that were clearly there for Britt was something I was very interested in seeing, but somehow, she allowed many of the men to blend into the mix and carried on in typical Kaytlin fashion, with many awkward jokes and a disconcerting sense of humor.
Graham Milne

I Really, Really Want Supergirl to Be Awesome

Graham Milne | June 2, 2015 | Entertainment
Love it or hate it, we are living in the age of superheroes. They have burst from the pages and the fringes to cement themselves at the forefront of mainstream entertainment, and they show no sign of folding up their capes and flying out of town anytime soon.
Leo Sheng

Caitlyn Jenner Has Always Been Beautiful -- Even Before Her Debut

Leo Sheng | June 3, 2015 | Teen
I support Caitlyn. I respect her journey and her story. And I am so, so proud stand behind her and watch her find her happiness. Welcome to the world, Caitlyn Jenner.
Sharon Greenthal

Caitlyn Jenner -- Living Like We All Should Post 50

Sharon Greenthal | June 1, 2015 | Fifty
It's not just that Caitlyn Jenner looks good. It's the amount of courage she has to have to put herself out there, first on television as a man, and then on the cover of Vanity-freakin'-Fair as a woman. And not a young woman, either. Jenner is 65-years-old -- midlife, but approaching her senior years.
Matt Baume

Why It Took 40 Years to See a Gay Character on Star Trek

Matt Baume | May 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
Star Trek, when it worked, showed us humanity at its best. And that the show never considered gays and lesbians to be a part of that best, even after all these years, is worse than disappointing.
Dave Broome

A Dose of Reality

Dave Broome | May 27, 2015 | Entertainment
Over the last two months, I've had the privilege of traveling around the country for a new reality series that I created and executive produced for CBS. No, I didn't find the Fountain of Youth, or the Holy Grail, or a unicorn. I found something perhaps even more elusive... I found faith in humanity.
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