NPR's Scott Simon remembers television producer Norman Lear, who died this week at age 101.
In 1989 Charles Stuart killed his wife in what he claimed was a carjacking by a Black man. A series about that murder and the police investigation that followed is more than another true-crime story.
The Oscar-nominated actor was known as a heartthrob from his roles on the 1960s soap opera and later hit movies. He died on Friday, according to his son.
Norman Lear, who addressed serious issues in humorous sitcoms, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 101. He leaves behind a legacy of hit 1970s sitcoms that revolutionized television.
SAG-AFTRA's actors, dancers, stunt performers and voice-over actors went on strike for nearly four months before the deal was finally made.
Lear's revolutionary comedies, including All in the Family and The Jeffersons, didn't shy away from issues of race, struggle and inequality. He believed that all people are "versions of each other."
Billy Crystal, Dionne Warwick, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, Renée Fleming and Queen Latifah were given the star treatment as they received their Kennedy Center Honors.
Squid Game: The Challenge is a reality game show based on the sensational South Korean drama series. But this gruesome, creatively misbegotten concept should never have made it past the first meeting.
An appeals court upheld the disorderly conduct convictions of the "Empire" actor, who was accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and lying about it to Chicago police.
Oldman plays the slovenly leader of failed British spies in the Apple TV+ drama, based on Mick Herron's Slough House novels. Herron is more interested in the character's failures than his virtues.
The same day musician Jon Batiste got 11 Grammy nominations, his partner, writer Suleika Jaouad, began chemotherapy. The new documentary American Symphony recounts their journey.
Combs temporarily stepped down as chairman of the TV network he co-founded in 2013, a spokesperson for the record executive confirmed. The move follows lawsuits against Combs alleging sexual abuse.
Krofft and his brother Sid brought a trippy sensibility to children's TV and brought singling siblings Donny and Marie Osmond and Barbara Mandrell and her sisters to primetime.
A U.K.-based law firm said at least two contestants felt "unwell" after standing for hours in cold temperatures during a challenge for the reality competition inspired by the hit South Korean drama.
Jones says performing stand-up for the first time as a freshman in college felt like putting on a shirt that fit perfectly. Her memoir is Leslie F*cking Jones. Originally broadcast Sept. 21, 2023.