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TV Q&A: 'The Bridge,' 'Corner Gas,' new WTAE reporter

Friday, 06 August 2010 12:00 AM Written by

TV Q&A with Rob Owen

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This week’s TV Q&A (after the "Read more" jump below) responds to questions about “The Bridge,” “Corner Gas” and “Saving Grace.” As always, thanks for reading, and keep the questions coming.

-- Rob Owen, Post-Gazette TV writer

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PRESS TOUR JOURNAL: PBS goes to the 'Circus'

Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:40 PM Written by

circusBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- I'm sure some PBS viewers aren't fond of the system's more commercial forays -- heaven forbid PBS entertain! -- but I liked "Carrier" and I'm excited to see a new series from the same production team, "Circus."

Producers Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre spent a year following the Big Apple Circus for the program.

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PRESS TOUR JOURNAL: Former Steeler talks God on PBS

Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:03 PM Written by

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A former Pittsburgh Steelers player is one of the university professors talking about religion in PBS's "God in America," airing Oct. 11-13.

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Limbo: Review

Thursday, 05 August 2010 01:50 PM Written by

altWho says great video games have to cost $60?  Limbo, the latest original game for the Xbox 360 Arcade is proof that utterly fantastic games can be found in the form of a small download.    

Limbo is a puzzle, platformer that follows the journey of a boy who wakes up in the woods to find himself in the most hostile of hostile environments.  The boy’s story isn’t told with a script, dialogue or music, but rather relies solely on imagery. 

The world is stripped of all color and has only black and various shades of gray granting a Film Noir style.   Developers Playdead Games capture the feeling of insignificance and absolute desertion perfectly from the opening frames.  The background seems like it goes on forever, the boy's stature pales in comparison to the towering trees and living creatures, and there is no sound minus the sound the boy’s echoing footsteps and the occasional breeze crawling through the nothingness that is the world of Limbo

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PRESS TOUR JOURNAL: 'Wild' kids' show coming in January

Thursday, 05 August 2010 12:45 PM Written by

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. --A new animated kids' series premieres Jan. 3 with some familiar PBS producers at the helm.

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Tuned In Podcast, summer press tour edition posted

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 10:00 PM Written by

Tuned In Podcast has been on a bit of a hiatus but we have a special edition posted. In it, I chat about the upcoming television season with Candy Havens of FYI Television, Jeff Hidek of the Wilmington Star-News and Scott Pierce of the Deseret News.

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This weekend: Flood City Music Festival, Sugar Blue

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:00 PM Written by

There's lots of good music coming up this weekend, not all of it blues, but most of it fine roots and Americana.

First, the Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown fills the entire weekend with music ranging from Billy Price to Good Brother Earl. Here's a list of the performers with links to their web sites, and here's the weekend's schedule. Like I said, much fine music.

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PRESS TOUR JOURNAL: Ken Burns brings back 'Baseball'

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 04:57 PM Written by

burnsBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Ken Burns said he never really wanted to make a sequel to one of his PBS documentaries but he'll debut the four-hour follow-up, "Baseball: The Tenth Inning," Sept. 28-29.

How come? Find out after the jump.

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