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Matt Damon’s ‘History’ is made (finally), With Marisa Tomei

     In the movie “Good Will Hunting,” Matt Damon’s character sees a book on a shelf. It is “A People’s History of the United States” by radical historian Howard Zinn. “This,” Damon tells his shrink, “will knock you on your…

Video: From San Diego, my Conversation With ‘Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’ Creator Matt Groening on the Past and Future of Comic-Con

Fresh Batteries, Check. Airline Tickets, Check. Jedi Uniform, Check. Comic-Con, Here I Come!

It’s been a couple of years, so I am eager to return to the San Diego Convention Center for two full days of Comic-Con insanity starting Friday. I have a full agenda and an empty Flip camera, so look for…

What You’ll Find in Cronkite’s Birthplace, St. Joseph, Missouri

[Editor'sNote. Our friend Aaron, the TV Critic of the Kansas City Star, wrote a terrific obituary on the passing of Walter Cronkite, who is from Missouri. To read the entire obituary, click here. Below is a short excerpt focusing on...

’60 Minutes’: #13 With a Bullet

Not bad for a 40-year-old TV show. Buoyed by what has always buoyed "60 Minutes" — high-interest news stories and great lead-ins from sports — the CBS newsmagazine finished 13th in the Nielsen ratings last season, best since 2000. Also…