This Sunday, HBO premieres Girls, a new comedy series written and directed by 25-year-old Lena Dunham, who first grabbed the media spotlight with her film Tiny Furniture in 2010. David Bianculli says the series is a cross between Sex and the City and Louie.
The new ABC drama Scandal follows the work of a Washington fixer, someone who helps high-profile politicians and celebrities survive a crisis. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with Judy Smith, the real-life crisis manager who inspired the show, Scandal.
Dan Savage has made a career offering advice on relationships and sex in his nationally-syndicated column, "Savage Love." Now he's taking his act on the road for his new show, Savage U, in which he travels to college campuses across the country giving students advice on sex and relationships.
Over the weekend, 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace died in Connecticut. Wallace was the star of that CBS news magazine for 40 years. And he stood out because of his seeming willingness to ask anybody anything. In 2005, he sat down for an interview with Steve Inskeep.
Lena Dunham's new series Girls debuts on HBO on April 15. Dunham, who got quite a bit of attention for being the star, director and writer of the 2010 indie film Tiny Furniture, fills the same three roles in this ensemble show about four young women in New York.
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