“Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” documentary coming to PBS
Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, American Masters — Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You com... [Read More]
“Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” documentary coming to PBS
Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, American Masters — Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You com... [Read More]
“Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” documentary coming to PBS
Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, American Masters — Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You com... [Read More]
Bill Murray to receive 2016 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
The Kennedy Center announced today that it'll award Bill Murray the 2016 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Said Murray in a statement: “I believe Mark Twain has rolled over in his grave so much for so long, that this news won’t disturb his peace.” And from Kennedy Center Pr... [Read More]
Bill Murray to receive 2016 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
The Kennedy Center announced today that it'll award Bill Murray the 2016 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Said Murray in a statement: “I believe Mark Twain has rolled over in his grave so much for so long, that this news won’t disturb his peace.” And from Kennedy Center Pr... [Read More]
Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing, on PBS (review)
Can we talk? There already just was and still is a great documentary, made just six years ago, that reminds us what it meant to be Joan Rivers. A Piece of Work. What Rivers meant to comedians and all of us, though, that's the point of Exit Laughing, the first documentary from the Comedy Hall [&helli... [Read More]
Reliving “The Great American Dream Machine,” on PBS from 1971-1972, and now on DVD
Four years before Saturday Night Live, and three years before Monty Python's Flying Circus would land on this side of the pond, New York City's public television station Thirteen put a spotlight on great young comedians and actors who'd become ready for primetime soon enough. A pastiche of patriotic... [Read More]
Elaine May Will Direct the PBS ‘American Masters’ Documentary on Mike Nichols
Get ready to revisit the work of comedy duo Nichols and May early next year. According to Entertainment Weekly, PBS announced today that the season 30 premiere of its documentary series American Masters will focus on the life and work of Mike Nichols, and the documentary has a director attached who ... [Read More]
Keenen Ivory Wayans To Feature On ‘Finding Your Roots’ With Henry Louis Gates
PBS original series Finding Your Roots has been green lighted to return for a new season. The series was expected to no longer continue following a scandal with actor Ben Affleck when he appeared on the show. Apart of the series upcoming guest, Keenen Ivory Wayans has been announced to sit down wit... [Read More]
‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Creator Phil Rosenthal on Food, Family, and Funny
Phil Rosenthal is the co-creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, and in addition to that, he’s a delightful man. His new show I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, airing Mondays on PBS, allows him to showcase the food of other cultures, meet up with new and old friends, and just be funny whil... [Read More]