Tuned In Journal

Lilly Tomlin takes to 'Damages'

Sunday, 14 February 2010 07:01 PM Written by

Lily Tomlin, looking a little like Endora from PASADENA, Calif. -- A year ago my Post-Gazette colleague L.A. Johnson talked to comedian/actress Lily Tomlin before she appeared on stage at the Benedum Center. In their conversation, Tomlin mentioned her love for the FX series "Damages" (10 tonight, FX)

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Celebrate Valentine's Day ... with 'Prison Wives'?

Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:01 PM Written by

One of the Nothing says romance like a conjugal visit or a jailhouse wedding. Welcome to Investigation Discovery's "Prison Wives," premiering Sunday at 8 p.m.

The docu-series chronicles the relationships of men and women whose partner is in jail.

The first episode looks at Annika Powell of Keizer, Ore., who married a man after he was convicted of murdering his ex-mother-in-law. Powell was introduced to the man by a woman who was involved with Powell's cellmate.

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'Survivors' wander the streets of England

Wednesday, 10 February 2010 07:01 PM Written by

Survivors - Najid (Chahak Patel), Al (Phillip Rhys), Samantha (Nikki Amuka- Bird), Greg (Paterson Joseph), Abby (Julie Graham), Tom (Max Beesley), Jenny (Freema Agyeman), David (Shaun Dingwall) and Anya (Zoe Tapper)

A new "Survivor" premieres tonight on CBS but if you're more in the mood for a serialized, scripted drama, you might consider BBC America's "Survivors" (8 p.m. Saturday). It's based on a 1970s series about a virus that wipes out most of the British population.

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Snowpocalypse 2: Electric Boogaloo

Wednesday, 10 February 2010 12:59 PM Written by

Just two quick observations about snow coverage today:

1) Kudos to WTAE for airing a photojournalist's story. These used to air somewhat regularly on local news but in this era of breaking, high story count news, they've gone by the wayside.

The brief report offered a look at the war on snow through the eyes of a Penn Dot truck driver. Kudos to photographer Tim Lohle Lowell I wish I caught the name of the videographer so I could give him/her credit (if anyone knows, feel free to post it below) for this calm, measured story in a sea of hype and flashy graphics.

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'Friday Night Lights' ends season (no spoilers)

Tuesday, 09 February 2010 07:01 PM Written by

Kyle Chandler stars as Coach Eric Taylor in Although the fourth season of "Friday Night Lights" won't premiere on NBC until April 30th, the fourth season finale airs tonight at 9 on DirecTV's The 101 Channel. I won't spoil anything about the season here but I will say that NBC viewers have a great season they can look forward to watching.

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PBS explores the 'Faces of America'

Monday, 08 February 2010 07:01 PM Written by

Comedian Stephen Colbert and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.   Credit: Joseph Sinnott / PASADENA, Calif. -- Last month after a press conference for PBS's "Faces of America" (8 p.m. Wednesday beginning tomorrow and running through March 3, WQED) a few reporters approached host Henry Louis Gates Jr., to ask about that beer summit last summer between the Harvard professor/TV host, the cop who arrested him for entering his own home and President Barack Obama.

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'Frontline' explores the dangers of 'Flying Cheap'

Sunday, 07 February 2010 07:01 PM Written by

PBS's If you fly with any regularity out of Pittsburgh International, odds are that you've flown on a regional carrier, the smaller planes that nowadays are more often jets but still could be a propeller-driven "prop plane."

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Dave, Oprah and Jay: 'Late Show' Super Bowl promo

Sunday, 07 February 2010 05:09 PM Written by

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