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Hillary Atkin

PBS Unveils Slate of New Programming at TCA

While other networks are undergoing the aftereffects of consolidations and management changes, PBS remains under the steady hand of Paula Kerger, whose contract as president and CEO has been renewed for five years. Kerger kicked off the public broadcaster’s TCA…

Cable Highlights From Summer TCA

It’s not often when someone gets a warm round of sustained applause at the Television Critics Association press tour, but that’s what happened when HBO’s Quentin Schaffer took the stage at the Beverly Hilton last week. The week before, he…

Television Takes a Giant Leap Into the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

July 16, 1969, dawned bright, hot and sunny on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It was the perfect weather on Earth to send its very first three inhabitants to the moon. As the clock ticked down to the moment Neil Armstrong, Buzz…

CNN Launches ‘The Movies’ This Weekend — Here’s the Inside Story

The legacy of movies released in the 1980s runs deep and wide, from Oscar-winning pictures like “Ordinary People,” “Amadeus” and “Terms of Endearment” to blockbusters including “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Back to the Future,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Fatal…

A ‘State of the Union’ for Women in Entertainment

“The stats are crap and the glass ceiling is still hella thick.” Actress Xosha Roquemore didn’t mince many words as she hosted the 2019 Women in Film Annual Gala, which celebrates female achievements in the entertainment industry while also acting…

Television Academy Honors Go to Seven Programs

In the midst of Emmy FYC season, with a wide range of contenders vying for hundreds of coveted nominations on the ballot, the Television Academy handed out an exclusive number of other prestigious awards at its 12th annual Honors ceremony….

Redefining Premium Content and Re-Examining the Reboot: A Look Back at the Network Upfronts, Part 2

The dust is still settling from last week’s upfronts in New York, even as nearly all of the top network executive chairs were rearranged due to consolidation or misconduct. There was much discussion about the promise of data-driven accountability in…

Mergers, Acquisitions, One High-Profile Fall From Grace and a New Buzzword: A Look Back at the Network Upfronts, Part 1

What a difference a year makes. Mergers, acquisitions and an ignoble fall from grace meant many of the pieces on the chessboard were rearranged during last week’s series of major network presentations for the 2019 TV upfronts, held in a…

Faith, Family, Creativity and the E Street Band: A Conversation Between Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese

E Street Band fans will rejoice in the news Bruce Springsteen broke in a candid conversation with Martin Scorsese Sunday night that kicked off Netflix’s series of Emmy FYC events on a soundstage at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios. The two men,…

Nature Show Offers a Different Point of View

It’s clear by the title alone that it is not your grandparents’ nature show. National Geographic Channel’s “Hostile Planet” takes a unique point of view — one from the perspective of the animals it chronicles, from a stealthy snow leopard…