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Hillary Atkin 291 Entries
Hillary Atkin

Groundbreakers: Writers Who Moved Hearts and Minds

“All in the Family.” “black-ish.” The West Wing.” “In Living Color.” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” “The Color Purple.” “Schindler’s List.” “The China Syndrome. “Get Out.” What these and other impactful television shows and films have in common is that…

Honoring Hollywood’s True Characters

You’ve seen their faces, but you may or may not know their names, much less how to spell them. They are generally known as character actors, some of the finest thespians around on television and in film. Five of these…

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…