Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
ABC miniseries offers a serious and affecting look back ... and forward
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How does a nation benumbed and benighted by a nightmare commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tragedy that rained down ash on it like confetti of chaos dancing darkly in the streets? With hope. Such is the hope of producers more sanguine than sensationalistic as they set up a series of special memorial movies in anticipation of 9/11/06. Perhaps the...
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How best to bid welcome to a new national Jewish TV network? Wilkommen? Bienvenue? Welcome? This is cable TV; not "Cabaret." So ... Shalom, Shalom TV. It's a greeting worth savoring, for Shalom, in bidding hello locally, is also bidding for national prominence by staking its network roots first in Philadelphia, where it has established a relationship with Comcast for...
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Jerry Lewis gets roasted -- not roiled -- by his Friar friends
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They're Jerry's kidders ... Richard Belzer, Sandra Bernhard, Dick Cavett, Pat Cooper, Norm Crosby, Jim Dale, Gilbert Gottfried, Ice-T, Robert Klein, Nathan Lane, Joe Piscopo, Tony Roberts, Freddie Roman, Jeffrey Ross, Martin Scorcese, Steve Van Zandt, Abe Vigoda ... and so many others. All gathered to roast and toast and flambé the forever funny Jerry Lewis, who sat there with...
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Nu, Phil Price, so how's "Business"? "Pretty good," he says. "Pretty good reviews." In a wacky way, it's the sail of the century as Price proffers an insider's look at Hollywood and finds rocking the boat can really rock. "The Business," now midway through its eight-part run, is "Priced" to go on cable's IFC, shown Friday nights at 11:30 with...
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Bad taste ... good TV -- perfect together? In some incongruous, nearly inconceivable ways ... yes. Take the case of Keith Olbermann, the smug sportsman of a broadcaster whose "Countdown" doesn't count for much ratings-wise on MSNBC when you factor in the competition over at Fox News, Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor," on at the same 8 p.m. nightly spot...
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