Reimagining of 'Roots,' produced by Levar Burton, reaches new generation

Reimagining of 'Roots,' produced by Levar Burton, reaches new generation

History Channel hopes to make Kunta Kinte relevant again.

Backstage with Hannibal Lecter and Gandalf

May 27
Backstage with Hannibal Lecter and Gandalf
Anthony Hopkins rekindles an old love affair with Shakespeare in "The Dresser," co-starring Ian McKellen.

Prominent Asian-American actors fight Hollywood's 'whitewashing'

May 27
Prominent Asian-American actors fight Hollywood's 'whitewashing'
Asian-American actors are fighting for visibility in Hollywood – with some big wins.
TV & Media
May 30

TV talk-show highlights May 31

Morning9 a.m.LIVE With Kelly Common joins the show as Kelly's co-host; Maya Rudolph makes an appearance. (KSTP, Ch. 5)AfternoonNoonThe Chew ABC news anchor…
TV & Media
May 30

Top TV picks for May 31: 'America's Got Talent,' James Cagney, 'Maya and Marty'

The producerUntil someone gets Matthew Broderick a decent script for "Ferris Bueller's Never-Ending Coffee Break," he has time to curate a night at the movies,…
TV & Media
May 29

Pop culture Q&A: 'Legends' gone; 'Zoo' to return

Q: Do you know if the TV series "Legends" with Sean Bean and TV series "Zoo" will be back this summer?A: TNT dropped "Legends" after…
TV & Media
May 29

Top TV picks for May 30: 'So You Think You Can Dance,'Top Gear,' 'TED Talks'

May I see your ID?It's nice to see "So You Think You Can Dance" dedicate its new season to a younger generation, especially when…
TV & Media
May 27

Sound Advice: Tips on boosting sound levels were misconstrued

Q: You recently wrote about amplifying sound through headphones to drown out airplane noise. It would have been helpful for you to point out that…
Music
May 27

Alisan Porter's win on 'The Voice' symbolizes best and worst aspects of the show

Did previous showbiz experience detract from the winner's stirring victory?
TV & Media
May 27

Top TV picks for May 28-29: 'The Do-Over,' National Memorial Day Concert, 'Celebrity Food Fight'

Stop the pressesAdam Sandler's deal with Netflix appears to have included a clause that keeps critics from launching any predawn attacks. "The Do-Over," in…
TV & Media
May 26

Day's 4th word trips up Twin Cities 8th-grader in National Spelling Bee

Shorewood's Max Meyer finished 11th at the National Spelling Bee.
TV & Media
May 26

Home video review: Oscar winner 'Spotlight' shines a burning light on clergy abuse

Staff members of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Spotlight section are the heroes of “Spotlight,” a thrilling fact-based exposé of shocking clergy abuse, conspiracy…
TV & Media
May 26

Top TV picks for May 31: 'Maya and Marty,' 'The Do-Over,' 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Stop the presses Adam Sandler’s deal with Netflix appears to include a clause that keeps critics from launching predawn attacks. “The Do-Over,” in which…
Celebrities
May 26

How Megyn Kelly could become the most powerful woman in TV news

Last year Megyn Kelly became a household name. The rest of this year will determine whether she becomes the most powerful woman in TV news.
TV & Media
May 26

Memories of a 'magic' event

Cast members of the original "Roots" recall the birth of a TV classic.
TV & Media
May 26

Top TV picks for May 27-29: 'King Kong,' 'Chef's Table,' 'National Geographic Bee,' 'The Highwaymen'

Bon appétitDon't watch "Chef's Table" on an empty stomach. The cooks featured in Season 2 are top-notch, but so is creator David Gelb's camera…
Celebrities
May 25

C.J.: Will Dire Straits' F-word be heard again on KQRS?

Something in marketing manager Shelly Malecha Wilkes’ tone of voice tells me that the offensive version of “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits has…
TV & Media
May 25

Rochester teen eliminated from finals of National Geographic Bee

He was among the 10 finalists who rose above the 54 competitors in Washington, D.C.
TV & Media
May 25

There's something new on Minneapolis couple's 'Perennial Plate'

It's been quiet on "The Perennial Plate" front for the past year. The online film series about food production has been on hiatus, and longtime fans have noticed.
TV & Media
May 25

Top TV picks for May 26: 'Red Nose Day,' 'River Monsters,' 'The Searchers'

Kids menuRudolph the Reindeer is on sabbatical, which leaves the duties of hosting "Red Nose Day" to Craig Ferguson. The live event, which raises…
TV & Media
May 25

Nielsen ratings for May 16-22: 'NCIS' rules on TV; 'Revenant' top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of May 16-22 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
May 25

Gerald Ford's son, Steve Ford, says film about his father's legacy is just in time

Former president's son says today's politics are far cry from his father's ethos of respecting his foes.
TV & Media
May 24

Top TV picks for May 25: 'Family Feud,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Wayward Pines'

Family manThe list of "Family Feud" hosts is lengthy, but none has mastered the combination of empathy and eye-rolling quite as well as Steve…

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