Set in London in the early 1930s, the five-part miniseries is about a black jazz band trying to crack the dance halls and radio playlists. Critic David Bianculli says this music-centered show features full, unpredictable characters and some exceptionally intriguing performances.
A new made-for-TV movie from BBC Americadramatizes one particular period in the intertwined lives of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Critic David Bianculli says less is more, and the film's narrow biographic focus is one of its strengths.
The Food Network was intended for cooks, but it wasn't run by them. In a new tell-all book, Allen Salkin takes an unsparing look at the channel's progression from struggling cable startup to global powerhouse, and the people who rose and fell along the way.
Actor Christine Lahti is best known for playing a doctor in TV’s "Chicago Hope." She joins Diane to talk about the work that earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar -– and her starring role in a new play.
The star of Blue Velvet follows up her Webby-winning Green Porno series with another cheeky look at animal behavior. In Mammas, she channels mothers of many a species, challenges the belief that mothers are universally self-sacrificing — and eats an offspring or three.
Pastor Jamie Coots says his Pentecostal church is really not that different from other churches. "We sing, we preach, we testify, take up offerings, pray for the sick, everything like everybody else does. Just, every once in a while, snakes are handled," he says.
Blair Underwood stars in the 2013 version of Ironside. He'sthe latest in a long list of actors who portray characters with disabilities without being disabled. "It's a Catch-22" that no one's addressing, says activist Larry Sapp.
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