Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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If Milton Berle looked comfortable in a dress, why not a coonskin cap? As one of the "Pioneers of Television," Uncle Miltie of the millions was a Jewish Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier that was the Philco TV in our house, where "Our Crowd" was crowded into the living room, family and friends jamming in to see the...
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TV epic channels the history of 'Jewish Americans'
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Funny, they don't look Jewish. Why, just because they're seamstresses, janitors, doctors, butchers, garbage people, scientists, crooks, movie stars, mathematicians, dentists, salespeople, authors, swindlers, saviors, your tired, your hungry, your poor ... They're all that; they are, indeed "The Jewish Americans." And now they are also the focus of an epic epistle -- a TV love letter with some bittersweet...
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Producer unearths an A&E hit fit for the 'Paranormal'
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It's Penn State and "Paranormal State" in the Bizarre Bowl. Load up on the carbs and corpses; this one looks like sudden death. What it is, actually, is a gripping, chilling ghost story that would have the Nittany Lion turning tail. But these tales are for real: "Paranormal State," "starring" the Paranormal Research Society of Penn State, is reality TV...
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Artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel bursts through physical confines of a 'Diving Bell'
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The term "stroke of luck" could not have taken on a more odious oxymoronic meaning than it did for French Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, at 43, in 1995, was dealt an unfashionable fillip by life -- a freakish stroke that left him painfully paralyzed, with the exception of his left eye. And for a man who always had an...
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"The Kite Runner" tale has snaked through the sky like a paper sunburst, electrifying fans of the best-selling book keyed up for its transformation into a movie. Can lightning strike twice? Seems it has, albeit the last bolt from the blue grounded the film for a bit. Based on Khaled Hosseini's hotly received roar of a novel about boyhood friendship...
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