Presenter David Olusoga with various Benin Bronzes at the British Museum in London.

New PBS series 'Civilizations' is compulsory viewing for art lovers

REVIEW: PBS' ambitious "Civilizations" is compulsory viewing for art lovers.

Kenneth Lonergan turns back clock to adapt 'Howards End' for TV

April 12
Matthew Macfadyen and Hayley Atwell in the four-part Starz series “Howards End.”
The writer/director was an unlikely choice to help bring "Howards End" to television.

Carl Kasell, NPR broadcaster who brought gravitas and goofiness to the airwaves, dies at 84

April 17
Carl Kasell, left, with "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!" host Peter Sagal.
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Lecy Goranson and Roseanne Barr in “Roseanne.”

TV picks for April 24: 'Roseanne,' 'Genius: Picasso,' 'First Civilizations'

America's first family"Roseanne" is getting a much deserved week off, but you can see what all the fuss is about with four repeats from the…
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5:18pm

TV talk-show highlights April 24

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan Sting, Shaggy, Henry Winkler, Dr. Doris Day. (KSTP, Ch. 5)AfternoonNoonBetween the Lines With Barry Kibrick Patreon founder…
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5:16pm

Before you see 'Avengers: Infinity War' these Marvel comics are required reading

"Avengers: Infinity War" is almost upon us — close enough that we can figure out what Marvel comic books it's lifted from, and to what…
TV & Media
April 23
Sinclair Broadcast Group's headquarters.

Sinclair's TV editorials worry media watchdogs as debate unfolds

Debate over the TV spots is playing out on screens in the Upper Midwest.
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April 21
Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly in "Zombies."

Video review: A lively 'Zombies' musical from Disney

The singing, dancing dead Following in the steps of the massively popular “Descendants” comes the Disney musical “Zombies,” set at a high school where…
TV & Media
April 21
Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in "Westworld."

TV picks for April 22-26: 'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Westworld,' 'Genius: Picasso'

Wild, wild west If your head has finally stopped reeling from all the twists, turns and time jumps in Season 1 of “Westworld,” you…
TV & Media
April 20
Poet and conservationist Wendell Berry in “Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky.”

TV picks for April 23: 'Carpool Karaoke,' Wendell Berry, Green Bay

Say cheese Will Vikings fans forgive “Antiques Roadshow” for dedicating its next three weeks to foraging in Green Bay, Wis.? The show’s experts just…
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April 20
Katharine McPhee in “Scorpion.”

TV Q&A: Did 'Scorpion' bite the dust?

Q: The April 16 episode of “Scorpion” looked as though it may have been the series finale. Will it be coming back? A: CBS called…
TV & Media
April 20

TV picks for April 21-22: 'Symphony for Our World,' Black Eyed Peas, 'Hill Street Blues'

Phunking with our hearts Fergie may have ditched the Black Eyed Peas, but it didn’t feel official until “Will.i.am and Friends Featuring the Black…
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April 20
“Harry Styles at the BBC”

TV picks for April 20-22: Harry Styles, Meghan Markle, 'Trading Spaces,' 'Westworld'

Wild about Harry “Harry Styles at the BBC” may be designed for hysterical One Direction fans, but grownups will warm to this multifaceted entertainer with…
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April 19
“Scandal" stars Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young.

Kerry Washington prepares for series finale of 'Scandal'

ABC's "Scandal" is getting ready to step aside after a groundbreaking term.
TV & Media
April 18
At Rock Hall of Fame, Bon Jovi thanks KQRS radio man for giving him a break

At Rock Hall of Fame, Bon Jovi thanks KQRS radio man for giving him a break

The shout-out to John Lassman was for putting a Bon Jovi song on a local-band compilation album in New York in 1983.
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April 18
Neil Gaiman, left, drops in on the comic book shop in “The Big Bang Theory.” At right is Jim Parsons as Sheldon.

TV picks for April 19: "Ex on the Beach,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Scandal'

Sci-fi stamp of approval Neil Gaiman helped lend Minneapolis’ DreamHaven Books and Comics some street cred when he lived in the Twin Cities area and…
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April 18
Emotions got the best of Tom Jackson, center, on an episode of Netflix’s “Queer Eye.” He’s with Fab Five members Karamo Brown and Antoni Porow

The tears are flowing

Men are crying on TV like never before.
TV & Media
April 18

Nielsen ratings for April 9-15: 'Roseanne' retains top spot

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of April 9-15 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
April 18
'Big Bang Theory' episode with Neil Gaiman may remind you of Minneapolis' DreamHaven Books

'Big Bang Theory' episode with Neil Gaiman may remind you of Minneapolis' DreamHaven Books

The acclaimed author will make a guest appearance on TV's most popular sitcom.
TV & Media
April 17
Michael Curtiz films include the classic “Casablanca,” with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

TV picks for April 18: 'Riverdale,' 'Decoding the Weather Machine,' 'Casablanca'

Fright night “Riverdale” may boast the most photogenic cast in TV, but when it comes to song and dance, it’s not quite ready for…
TV & Media
April 16

TV talk-show highlights April 17

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and ­Ryan ­Actress Laurie Metcalf, model/actress Emily Ratajkowski. (KSTP, Ch. 5)Afternoon4 p.m.The Ellen DeGeneres Show Steve Harvey, actress Samira…
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April 16
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., spoke at a campaign rally in Ohio during his presidential run in October 2008.

TV picks for April 17: 'Civilizations,' Jimmy Fallon, John McCain

How great thou art"Civilizations" provides one more reason to respect art museums. This ambitious docuseries examines history through the cave drawings, sculptures and paintings created…
TV & Media
April 16
Meteorologist Paul Douglas.

Paul Douglas talks conservative vaues, climate change in PBS' 'Nova' special

The popular meteorologist reveals his inner struggle in new documentary.

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