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TV ACADEMY TO HONOR PROGRAMS “WITH A CONSCIENCE”

March 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced on Monday that it plans to pay tribute to eight programs at its fourth annual Television Academy Honors on May 5. The programs, it said, represent television “with a conscience.” In a statement, it observed that they “explore such vital issues as sexual abuse and assault, racism, […]

HBO’S BOARDWALK EMPIRE BIG WINNER AT GOLDEN GLOBES

January 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

HBO’s lavishly produced series Boardwalk Empire, set in Atlantic City during Prohibition, won the Golden Globe Sunday night as television’s best dramatic series, while its star, Steve Buscemi, won the best actor award in a TV drama. Some critics observed that the competition, like the Emmy awards, was unfair. No broadcast network can spend as […]

EX-SHOWTIME CHIEF GOING TO NBC

November 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert Greenblatt, who is credited with turning the CBS-owned Showtime pay-TV channel into a viable competitor to Time Warner’s HBO, will take over as chairman of NBC Entertainment once the NBC Universal-Comcast merger is completed. Greenblatt was responsible for augmenting the channel’s movie titles with such original programs as Dexter, Weeds, United States of Tara, […]