Tuned In Journal

OWN continues to explore 'Black Love'

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 12:00 AM Written by

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Film and TV producer Tommy Oliver (“The Perfect Guy”) got his start making student movies at Carnegie Mellon University when he was an economics and digital media major (with a business minor) prior to his 2006 graduation. He says those early efforts put him on the path to his current production, OWN’s docu-series “Black Love,” which returns Saturday at 10 p.m. for its second season highlighting stories from the African-American community.

“I would not be doing what I’m doing if not for them,” said Mr. Oliver of the support he got from CMU, including a dean of students who helped him secure funding for his first student film. “I adore the place. Carnegie Mellon was one of the best experiences of my life.”

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Excellent 'Expanse' needs more attention

Monday, 07 May 2018 12:00 AM Written by

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I spent my lunch hour Thursday catching up on the latest episode of Syfy's excellent space opera "The Expanse" (9 p.m. Wednesday) and it saddens me that this series doesn't get more attention -- from viewers and from its own network. The show deserves it.

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Post-Gazette media writer Maria Sciullo joins me to talk about "Westworld," "The Handmaid's Tale" and which broadcast network series are on the bubble for renewal.

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Tuned in Podcast: 'Scandal,' 'Suits,' 'Genius: Picasso'

Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:05 AM Written by

 

 

 
 
 
 

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Post-Gazette online features editor Sharon Eberson joins me to talk about "Scandal," "Suits" and "Genius: Picasso."

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PASADENA, Calif. -- For its second season of biographical drama, Nat Geographic Channel's "Genius" (9 p.m. Tuesday) explores the life of artist Pablo Picasso with actors Antonio Banderas and Alex Rich sharing the leading role.

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PASADENA, Calif. -- "AMC's Visionaries” (10 p.m. April 30, AMC), which does deep dives into genres/subcultures, returns with a season devoted to sci-fi and its auteurs. It includes interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Paul W. Anderson and Christopher Nolan.

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