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A Guide to the Other News

An on-going list of news and political programs that actually present a different view of important topics from around the world. 23 January 2023 | James Porteous |…

Watch: Little Feat & Emmylou Harris – Midnight Special (1977)

Little Feat & Emmylou Harris host the Midnight Special TV Show in 1977. Guests include Bonnie Raitt, Jesse Winchester, Weather Report, & Neil Young 16 August 2022 |…

‘The Wire’ at 20: ‘This Show Will Live Forever’

David Simon and Ed Burns discuss the legacy of their seminal crime drama, Photo: David Simon’s “The Wire” struggled to stay on air during its run but has…

Brendan Gleeson’s State of the Union

Brendan Gleeson is a rare actor who never seems to be acting at all. If he is in a movie, I will watch it. And usually, as in…

Our favorite Detectorists are coming back with a feature-length special

The new 75-minute episode is to air later this year, updating fans of the cult hit series on the lives of its characters, five years since Series 3….

Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen… And 24/7 Ukraine

‘Combined, the three networks — ABC, CBS, and NBC — devoted 562 minutes to the first full month of the war in Ukraine.’ The Price Of ‘Selective Inattention’…

David Simon talks about police, drugs and his new TV series

David Simon in conversation about his return to Baltimore in his new TV series, We Own This City Photo: Promo Photo We Own This City (HBO) David Simon…

CNN+ will shut down at the end of April

CNN+, hyped as one of the most significant developments in the history of CNN, will shut down just one month after it launched. Photo: Montage of streaming options,…

Backstory: Lenny Bruce at Carnegie Hall

Some people are critical of the Lenny Bruce ‘character’ on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and I have to admit that it is a bit odd that the lead…

Backstory: Why is modern ‘war coverage’ so confusing?

We trace the path from actual ‘war correspondents’ to our rather odd, antiseptic, human-interest version of ‘war.’ Photo: Screenshot: Opening Night of Shock and Awe – CNN 16…

Pamela Adlon Looks Back at Fives Seasons of ‘Better Things’

My character should be in a cape. She’s the worst of me. She’s the best of me. And I’m able to put all of that into so many…

How Music Spoke to a Divided Nation During Vietnam War

The big networks were hesitant to promote entertainers who were vocally opposed to the war. Popular programs would censor artists who planned to perform protest music. Photo: Music…

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