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What's On Tonight: Crusoe, Smackdown, Everybody Hates Chris, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 17th 2008 4:02PM
  • LifeAt 8, ABC has a new Wife Swap, then new episodes of Supernanny and 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer at 8, followed by new episodes of The Ex-List and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has the two-hour series premiere of Crusoe at 8, then a new Life.
  • The CW has new episodes of Everybody Hates Chris and The Game.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • MyNetworkTV has a new Smackdown at 8.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Secret Saturdays at 8.
  • At 9, Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis, then a new Sanctuary.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Clone Wars at 9, followed by a new Ben 10: Alien Force.
  • At 10, USA has a new episode of The Starter Wife.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • STARZ has the series premiere of Crash at 10.
  • Also at 10: The N has a new Degrassi, then a new South of Nowhere.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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What's On Tonight: Smackdown, Meerkat Manor, Psych

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 22nd 2008 4:03PM
  • Stargate AtlantisNBC has Olympics coverage all night.
  • At 8, CBS has Preseason Football, the Texans vs. the Cowboys.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • Disney Channel has the movie The Cheetah Girls: One World at 8.
  • At 8:30, Animal Planet has three new episodes of Meerkat Manor, including the season finale.
  • At 9, Discovery has two new episodes of Discovery Planet Earth.
  • USA has a new Monk at 9, then a new Psych.
  • At 10, History Channel has a new Shockwave.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Doctor Who, Swingtown, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 1st 2008 4:03PM
  • Fairly Odd ParentsAt 8, PBS has a new Washington Week, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • Nickelodeon has a new Fairly Odd Parents at 8.
  • At 8:30, Sci-Fi has the season finale of Doctor Who, then a new Stargate Atlantis.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • USA has new episodes of Monk and Psych starting at 9.
  • ESPN has more coverage of The X Games at 9.
  • Lifetime has the movie Joy Fielding's The Other Woman at 9.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Swingtown at 10.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • There's a new Live at Gotham at 10 on Comedy Central.
  • At 10:30, Food Network has a new Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels.
Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Celtics vs. Pistons, Man vs. Wild, Kids vs. Words

by Bob Sassone, posted May 30th 2008 4:04PM
  • Battlestar GalacticaAt 8, ABC has The Scripps National Spelling Bee, then a new 20/20.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • At 8:30, Sci-Fi has a new Sarah Jane Adventures, then new episodes of Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica.
  • ESPN has the Celtics/Pistons NBA Playoff Game at 8:30.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • There's a new Man vs. Wild on Discovery at 9.
  • Also at 9: VH-1 has a new Best Week Ever.
  • At 9:30, Animal Planet has a new Meerkat Manor.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Paula's Party.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Set For Life, Smackdown, Bill Moyers, Psych

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 20th 2007 5:03PM
  • MonkAt 8, ABC has the premiere of Set For Life, the new Jimmy Kimmel game show.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, then new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monk, then a new Psych.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Man vs. Wild starting at 9.
  • TLC has a new What Not To Wear at 9.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • Also at 10: Sci-Fi has a new Painkiller Jane.
  • At 10:30: BBC America has a new Hollyoaks.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Stargate, Smackdown, Standoff

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 22nd 2007 5:04PM
  • Painkiller JaneAt 8, ABC has Seven Nights That Changed New Orleans, followed by new episodes of National Bingo Night and 20/20.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, then a new Washington Week and a new Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has the series finale of Stargate SG-1, then new episodes of Stargate Atlantis and Painkiller Jane. (Check back for our live Stargate SG-1 series finale chat before the show!)
  • At 9, FOX has a new Standoff.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • There's a new Wife, Mom, Bounty Hunter at 9 on WE.
  • At 10, Sundance Channel has Morvern Caller.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Ghost Whisperer, Smackdown, Stargate, Henry Rollins

by Bob Sassone, posted May 11th 2007 5:02PM
  • Numb3rsAt 8, CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer, a new Close To Home (both season finales) and a new Numb3rs.
  • NBC has a new, two-hour Dateline at 8, then a new Law and Order.
  • There's a new Smackdown! on The CW at 8.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, then new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • TLC has a new Trading Spaces at 8.
  • Also at 8: Sci-Fi has new episodes of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Painkiller Jane.
  • At 9, ABC has a new, two-hour 20/20.
  • At 11, IFC has a new Henry Rollins Show, with guests Luke and Andrew Wilson and Chris Cornell.
  • HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher, with guests Paula Poundstone, Arianna Huffington, Frank Luntz, and David Talbot.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Bill Moyers interviews Jon Stewart tonight - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 27th 2007 8:02AM

bill moyersBill Moyers' Journal, a new version of his '70s news program of the same name, "debuts" tonight with an interview with Daily Show host Jon Stewart. I put "debuts" in quotes because the series actually debuted with "Buying the War" on April 25, but tonight marks the first time the new series finally settles into its regular timeslot.

Below is a clip from tonight's show in which Stewart pithily describes The Daily Show as "very serious people doing a very unserious thing." I think that not only describes The Daily Show perfectly, but also describes what makes the best satire, whether it's television (The Daily Show), movies (Blazing Saddles), or Swift's A Modest Proposal. The best satire comes from either a real love of what's being satirized (Young Frankenstein), or the need to twist real anger and frustration into something comedic (Blazing Saddles, The Daily Show).

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Moyers returns to PBS

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 14th 2007 5:30PM

bill moyersBill Moyers is returning to PBS. More exactly, he's returning with a new version of Bill Moyers' Journal, Moyers first public television series that debuted in 1972. He hasn't exactly been absent from PBS, appearing in two PBS specials this past year. Moyers last series for PBS was NOW, which was accused of having a liberal bias by PBS board chairman Kevin Tomlinson, who secretly hired a consultant to monitor the program. Speaking at a conference in 2005, Moyers stated:

One reason I'm in hot water is because my colleagues and I at "NOW" didn't play by the conventional rules of Beltway journalism. Those rules divide the world into democrats and republicans, liberals and conservatives and allow journalists to pretend they have done their job if, instead of reporting the truth behind the news, they merely give each side an opportunity to spin the news.

The new series will debut on April 25 with a report on the media's role during the time leading up to war in Iraq.

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Mmmmm...PBS coffee

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 9th 2006 10:10AM

PBS BlendPBS is getting into the coffee game by joining with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and creating the PBS Blend. The coffee will be organic, and will be "offered in whole bean, 10 oz. packages, and single serve K-cups for use in Keurig Single-Cup brewers."

But the PBS ombudsman column above raises an interesting question: how can PBS get into the for-profit business of selling coffee and other commercial endeavors and still get taxpayer support? Whatever side you happen to fall on, the column probably answers any questions you might have and is well worth reading.

I wonder if they'll do it for certain shows. Maybe a Sesame Street Hazelnut or a Bill Moyers Vanilla Bean. Though I don't really want to know what a McLaughlin Group-flavored coffee would taste like.

[via Romenesko]

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Moyers on America coming to PBS in October

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 10th 2006 8:48AM
bill moyersAmerica's most honored journalist brings three new documentaries to PBS this fall. Of course, the documentaries revolve around the November mid-term elections. The first episode is called Capitol Crime, where Moyers investigates the Jack Abramoff scandal and the amount of influence lobbyists have over Congress. That airs October 4th. The next one is called Is God Green? and it's an examination of how extremist Christian leaders are pushing against the movement among Christians to protect the environment.

I think the third documentary, in particular, will interest our readers. It's called The Net at Risk. Moyers will investigate the push by large American corporations to essentially turn the 'net into a "toll road" and how the plan will affect American internet users and America's world economic standing. It airs October 18th.

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What's on tonight: Monk, Psych, Smackdown, Stargate, Marilyn Monroe

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 28th 2006 4:44PM
  • Marilyn Monroe - Gentlemen Prefer BlondesAt 8, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • UPN has a new Friday Night Smackdown at 8.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Take Home Chef starting at 8.
  • The Shining airs at 8 on A&E.
  • PBS has new episodes of NOW, Washington Week, and Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason, with guests Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis.
  • It's "blonde night" on TCM: at 8, they're showing The Strawberry Blonde, with James Cagney and Rita Hayworth, followed by Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.
  • At 9, ABC reruns the latest Kyle XY episode from ABC Family.
  • USA has a new Monk at 9, followed by a new Psych.
  • Also at 9: The Sci-Fi Channel has a new Stargate: SG1, followed by a new Stargate: Atlantis.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.

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Watch Moyers' interview with Salman Rushdie online

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 27th 2006 12:58PM
salman rushdieYou know, if I'm going to sit in front of my computer and watch a video, I really need to find a more comfortable chair. I can handle brief clips, but for longer videos I have to just sit back, prop my feet up next to the keyboard, and get as comfy as I can. I'm just saying that if I'm going to watch, say, an hour-long interview, it better be damned interesting or I'll have to find ways to spend my time that doesn't involve severe back spasms. Last night I found such an interview, conducted by journalist Bill Moyers with author Salman Rushdie as part of Moyer's Faith and Reason series. The series takes a look at the perpetual struggle between faith and reason, and Rushdie, a "hardline atheist" with a disdain for fundamentalism and a knack for ticking off hardcore Muslims, had plenty to say about it. I've been an admirer of Rushdie's work for some time, and always find interviews with him both provocative and illuminating. You can check out the interview with Rushdie and several other of Moyer's interviews here.

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