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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Debuts on HBO

“He was like the light that never knew how to turn itself off,” recalls comedian Lewis Black in the engaging new documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind. The two-hour love and laugh-fest, directed by Emmy® Award-winner Marina Zenovich, debuts … Continue reading

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Carol Burnett Celebrates a Golden Jubilee on CBS

“There is a place for good fun that the whole family can watch.”– Carol Burnett. If, like me, you’ve been held hostage this year by the psychodrama playing out in our nation’s Capitol and the devastation left behind by horrific hurricanes … Continue reading

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If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Debuts on HBO

Ninety-five-year-old comedy legend Carl Reiner has a lot more shtick to share before he calls it quits. “Every morning before having breakfast,” he says, “I pick up my newspaper, get the obituary section and see if I’m listed. If not, … Continue reading

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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Debuts on PBS

“My family is the greatest joy in my life,” says 93-year-old writer/producer Norman Lear at the close of Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You. This engaging documentary profile of the trailblazing writer/producer was filmed for American Masters by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.  Following its … Continue reading

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Carol Burnett Awarded The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

If you’re up to your elbows in post-holiday clean-up and could use some laughs, check out the rebroadcast of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor salute to Carol Burnett, airing on PBS tonight, Friday, January 3, from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET, check … Continue reading

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Mel Brooks Makes a Noise on American Masters Tonight

On June 6, the American Film Institute will bestow their 41st Life Achievement Award on Brooklyn’s own Melvin J. Kaminsky.  Melvin joins a stellar list of previous AFI recipients with such notable monikers as Bette Davis, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Fred Astaire and … Continue reading

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