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Published on Monday, 25 September 2017 12:00 AM by
  Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”) stars as Leslie Abramson, defense attorney for brothers Eric (Gus Halper) and Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) Menendez in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” (10 p.m. Wednesday, NBC), a re-telling of the 1989 murders of the boys’ parents. (See my review from Friday.)… Read more...
Published on Sunday, 24 September 2017 06:36 AM by
  Photo: Ron Harris/AP He began late in life, and first gained notice imitating James Brown (as "Black Velvet,") but Charles Bradley, who died Saturday at age 68 after a year battling stomach cancer, struck several blows in his all-too-brief career. He proved to pre-Milennial generations it's possible to make… Read more...
Published on Friday, 22 September 2017 12:00 AM by
Click here for a link to headlines of recent TV news and views posts. TV Q&A with Rob Owen Submit a question to TV Q&A by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (include your first name and location) or submitting online at http://old.post-gazette.com/tv/questions/qaform.asp. This week's TV Q&A (after the "Read more"… Read more...
Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:00 PM by
  Award-winning star Blake Shelton's new album Texoma Shore appears November 3. Lake Texoma is an Oklahoma reservoir in that state between Dallas and Oklahoma City. A sequel to his 2016 album If Im Honest. Shelton promises a mix of contemporary and tradtional material. The album's first single, the traditional…
Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:00 AM by
       Post-Gazette online features editor Sharon Eberson and media writer Maria Sciullo join me to talk about The Emmy Awards and PBS's "The Vietnam War." Find the podcast link after the jump. ... Read more...
Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:58 AM by
I had planned to use Friday's Tuned In column to review CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” executive produced by Franklin Park native Gretchen Berg, but CBS executives decided not to make the premiere episode widely available for review. Uh-oh. That’s not a good sign. Usually when a studio doesn’t screen a… Read more...
Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:00 AM by
A two-part British miniseries (9-11 p.m. today and Wednesday), Nat Geo’s “The State” is a drama written by Peter Kominsky (“Wolf Hall”) and based on first-person accounts of real-life ISIS recruits. Though the characters are composites, the goal was to ground the story in reality. Read more after the jump.… Read more...
Published on Monday, 18 September 2017 12:20 PM by
  Art Rupe turned 100 on September 5th. Rupe, the oldest living Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founder of the iconic Specialty Records, joined the elite group in 2011 in their non-performer category awarded to individuals who did pivotal work on the other side of the mike.… Read more...
Published on Friday, 15 September 2017 06:41 PM by
Celebrating the 100th Birthday of blues icon John Lee Hooker.  His birth year is in dispute, but since his tomb shows the year 1917, I'll go with that.  I did screw up the date--August 22nd, 1917, not August 12th.  Will fix that soon
Published on Friday, 15 September 2017 06:41 PM by
Celebrating the 100th Birthday of blues icon John Lee Hooker.  His birth year is in dispute, but since his tomb shows the year 1917, I'll go with that.  I did screw up the date--August 22nd, 1917, not August 12th.  Will fix that soon