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Ken Burns Turns His Lens on Roosevelt Dynasty

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Associated Press | Jul 23, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible." Various members of the political dynasty have popped up in the filmmaker's projects on America's national parks, Prohibition and the Civil War. Now, Burns shines a spotlight on the family itself in "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," a 14-hour film debuting Sept. 14 on PBS. It will ... more

Bryan Cranston to Reprise LBJ Role for HBO

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Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says Bryan Cranston reprising his role as President Lyndon Johnson in a TV adaptation of his recent Broadway debut. HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play that opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the Tony as best actor. The company said Wednesday that Robert Schenkkan will adapt his play for HBO. "All the Way" foc... more

'Homeland' Has Eye on 4th Year After Emmy Snub

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Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Seeing "Homeland" lose out on an Emmy best-drama nomination after two consecutive nods was painful, series co-creator Alex Gansa said. So was criticism directed at the spy drama's third season, he told a meeting Friday of TV critics, including some of those detractors. "It's hard for us to view what we've done objectively. ... I don't know how you can look at the last six or seven ... more

Producer Says Filming in Jerusalem 'Exhilarating'

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Associated Press | Jul 18, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Dig" will arrive this fall on USA as a six-episode thriller set in Jerusalem, starring Jason Isaacs as an FBI agent and Anne Heche as head of the local FBI office. The pilot episode was filmed on location, an experience that executive producer Tim Kring called "absolutely exhilarating." But recent real-world turmoil has raised serious questions abo... more

Dave Grohl Brings Rock N' Roll Touch to TV Tour

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Associated Press | Jul 16, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl brought a rock n' roll sensibility to the usually buttoned-down atmosphere of the summer TV critics' tour. His enthusiasm for his new HBO project "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" was evident with f-bombs sprinkled throughout his description of the eight-part documentary series. Later, Grohl's cellphone rang ("Sorry, I'm new to this," he said, fumbling to fish the pho... more

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