Tag: TV

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Lena Dunham is Not Done Confessing

On the writer’s new book and tell-all style.

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Fifteen Years of the Salto Mortale

On Johnny Carson, a cold man in a hot seat.

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The Early David Letterman 1967-1980

“Every Sunday at my house … we watched The Ed Sullivan Show…. Whether we enjoyed it or not. That was my first lesson in show business. I don’t think anybody in the house particularly enjoyed it. We just watched it. Maybe that’s the purpose of television. You just turn it on and watch it whether you want to or not.”

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I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes

A profile of Roseanne Barr and her multiple personalities.

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Mr. Hannah Montana’s Achy Broken Heart

A melancholic Billy Ray Cyrus on the trauma of being the father of a famous 18-year-old girl, his friendship with Kurt Cobain, and his favorite mullet nicknames (Kentucky Waterfall and Missouri Compromise).

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The Sports Cable Bubble

How cable sports channels extort hundreds of dollars per year out of every cable subscriber for programming that less than 10% regularly watch.

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2 Good 2 Be 4Gotten

An oral history of Freaks and Geeks.

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This Is Amazing!

A profile of Huell Howser, the happiest man on TV.

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"I Pretty Much Wanted to Die"

The many reasons Lost shouldn’t have happened.

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Larry Hagman's Curtain Call

A profile of the late actor.

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Light Entertainment

An essay on Jimmy Savile, British television and child sexual abuse.

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Interview: Nick Offerman

A conversation with Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation.