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Hillary Atkin

Amid Lurid Headlines About Sexual Misconduct, Women Take Center Stage for a Very Different Reason

It would be a challenge in the best of times — honoring the contributions of women in television over multiple decades and across the spectrum in comedy, drama, news, talk, sports and music in just one evening, and not an…

Taking a Deep Dive Into the Life of the Notoriously Private Steven Spielberg

It’s everything you thought you knew about Steven Spielberg — and a whole lot more. In less than the running time of perhaps his most critically acclaimed film, “Schindler’s List,” a new documentary takes a deep dive into the life…

A Sitdown With Clive Davis, the Record Exec Behind Springsteen, Manilow, Joplin and Other Superstars

Janis Joplin, Santana, Michael Bolton and Whitney Houston. A montage of performances by these artists kicks off the compelling new documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.” Those artists, along with Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Barry…

Rethinking That Other ‘Trial of the Century’

It was the other trial of the century in the 1990s, before that of O.J. Simpson. Actually, two of them. Broadcast live on Court TV, millions of viewers nationwide could not look away from the grisly spectacle of two handsome,…

‘The Voice’ Returns to NBC Tonight — Here’s a Preview

Fresh off its fourth Emmy Award win for outstanding reality competition program, “The Voice” returns to NBC Monday night with a new powerhouse coach firmly ensconced in one of its swiveling red chairs. Jennifer Hudson — who first shot to…

NFL Network Introduces Three New Hall of Fame Analysts

Pro football season is just around the corner and the NFL Network ratcheted up the anticipation with a special event last Thursday honoring its three newest members of the team — newly inducted Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis…

TV Gives Diana the Royal Treatment

“I want to be the queen of people’s hearts,” Princess Diana said in a televised interview just two years before her life was tragically ended in a Paris car crash while being pursued by paparazzi. And that she clearly still…

Final TCA Wrapup: ABC, Fox and FX

During the Television Critics Association summer press tour, close to 150 programs are presented to TV reporters, many of whom fly in from all over the country and Canada for the confab, which concluded last week. Some of the most…

Wrapping Up the TCA Presentations by CBS, NBC, Showtime and The CW

Even as news from outside the doors of the Beverly Hilton roiled the traditional television ecosystem — including Disney pulling future programming from Netflix in favor of its own subscription services and Facebook producing original content — networks continued to…

From Vietnam to the Amazon to the Heliosheath, PBS Is Set to Go There

All eyes were riveted on the monitors in a ballroom at the Beverly Hilton as clips from “The Vietnam War” unspooled. It was part of the PBS portion of the Television Critics Association summer press tour and clearly, the public…