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Buttercup Snickersbar. Boobytrap Crumplehorn. ‘Sherlock’ returns Sunday Jan. 19

January 15, 2014
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Buttercup Snickersbar. Boobytrap Crumplehorn. ‘Sherlock’ returns Sunday Jan. 19

Because of course you totally haven't already been blasted with that information from literally every media source on the planet. Also, your law-abiding friends totally haven't been pirating Sherlock since New Year's Day.
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PBS films a segment of ‘Tout Your Town’ at Wally’s on Mills

January 9, 2014
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PBS films a segment of ‘Tout Your Town’ at Wally’s on Mills

Forgive me, friends, if I go on a little in this post. You see, I’ve been at Wally’s this evening already, which is nothing, really, considering it’s 7 p.m., and some folks have been there since this morning. (Wally’s happy hour goes from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., so top that.) Anyway, the purpose...
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For Reels Sunday Roundup — October 6th, 2013

October 6, 2013
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For Reels Sunday Roundup — October 6th, 2013

This week on the Roundup, Buzz Aldrin reviews "Gravity" , "Brooklyn Castle" debuts on PBS, Hollywood takes on Julian Assange, Quentin Tarantino loved "The Lone Ranger", and Angus and Melissa Lefevre are still dancing to Mazzy Star.
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Downton Abbey Season 4: Would anyone care for a spot of Pig Vomit?

July 11, 2013
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Downton Abbey Season 4: Would anyone care for a spot of Pig Vomit?

  PBS reports that Paul Giamatti will join the cast of Downton Abbey for Season 4, in the role of Lady Cora’s “maverick playboy” brother. Giamatti has brought sad-sack pathos to such films as American Splendor (as schlubby Harvey Pekar), Sideways (as schlubby wine guy), John Adams (as America’s badass – but also petty,...
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Ken Burns’ “Central Park Five” on PBS (Updated: Free Stream)

April 19, 2013
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Ken Burns’ “Central Park Five” on PBS (Updated: Free Stream)

Ken Burns’ controversial documentary about the Central Park Jogger case — wherein five juveniles (four black, 1 Hispanic) were arrested and imprisoned for the rape of Trisha Meili in 1989  — airs on PBS for the first time tonight. The film caused even more controversy last year in the weeks before its theatrical release...
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WUCF presents Downton Abbey Premiere in the Park event

December 14, 2012
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WUCF presents Downton Abbey Premiere in the Park event

WUCF plans to air a sneak preview of the first 60 minutes of the Season 3 premiere in the park, which is seriously an almost too apropos way to indulge in the return of the award-winning series.
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Watch all of David Chang’s Mind of a Chef with a bowl … of ramen

November 29, 2012
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Watch all of David Chang’s Mind of a Chef with a bowl … of ramen

David Chang, the much-written-about New York chef who spearheaded the insane popularity of ramen, pork belly and crack pie in America, has a 16-episode series on PBS called “The Mind of a Chef,” in which he tools around with Anthony Bourdain through Japan, Norway and Spain, eating noodles and octopus and kimchi and rotten...
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WMFE sells Channel 24 to WUCF

June 21, 2012
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WMFE sells Channel 24 to WUCF

Now this makes sense. Way more sense than that weird deal that almost happened that would have put Channel 24 into the hands of an out-of-state Christian broadcasting company. WMFE announced this evening that WUCF, which took over as the region’s flagship PBS station a year ago, is purchasing the license for Channel 24....
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Sunday Film News Roundup — March 4th, 2012

March 4, 2012
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Sunday Film News Roundup — March 4th, 2012

So, StarzPlay is officially purged from the files of Netflix now. In sheer terms of titles it’s a major blow to Netflix’s catalog (so much Disney and Columbia, over 800 titles apparently), but what did they (and we) really lose? Unless you stream Netflix to an old TV or have terrible eyesight, we’ve really...
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Two Part “Woody Allen: A Documentary” on PBS Sun/Mon, 9pm

November 19, 2011
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Two Part “Woody Allen: A Documentary” on PBS Sun/Mon, 9pm

Starting tomorrow night at 9pm, PBS’s American Masters will begin airing the two-part career spanning documentary on Woody Allen, aptly titled Woody Allen: A Documentary. The film runs about 3 1/2 hours, spread over Sunday and Monday nights, both beginning at 9pm. Directed by Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm), it features interviews from Allen...
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