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PBS Confirms Season Premiere Dates for 'Downton Abbey' and 'Sherlock'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 17th 2011 8:50AM
Restive 'Downton Abbey' fans need fret no more: PBS has confirmed that Season 2 will (finally!) premiere in the US on Sunday January 8, 2012. The AP reports Paula Kerger, PBS president, as saying that the abrupt ending to Season 1 and the paucity of episodes -- there were only four -- led to angry phone calls from fans, many of whom worried that PBS might not even air a second season.

PBS also has good news for 'Sherlock' fans. The 21st-century twist on Conan-Doyle's deerstalker-wearing detective will start its second season on PBS on Sunday May 6, 2012. Alas, it's only three episodes long, but fans can be assured that it should be a case of quality triumphing over quantity.

Other gems from the PBS spring lineup include a two-part examination of Bill Clinton's presidency, a look at some celebrity family trees by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, and a series on American infrastructure, 'America Revealed,' hosted by winner of 'Survivor: Cook Islands,' Yul Kwon. More on these after the jump.

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Stephen Colbert is one of the Faces of America

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 13th 2010 4:02PM
PBS has a new documentary series debuting on February 10 titled Faces of America. Henry Louis Gates Jr. (he of the famous "beer summit" at the White House last year) interviews many celebrities about their family history, including Stephen Colbert, Eva Longoria Parker, Malcolm Gladwell, and Mario Batali. Here are three clips where Colbert (hard T) talks about his family.

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Fox & Friends call shenanigans on Obama...for his beer choice?!?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 2nd 2009 10:01AM
Beer! Yea beer!Morning news shows are a goldmine of cringe-inducing moments and epic fail goodness. The title alone makes me laugh because only half of it is accurate due to the fact that it airs in the morning.

By far the unintentionally funniest show is that morning cup of crazy on Fox News, Fox and Friends. They truly cover news stories that no one else does as their on-air promos suggest because no one in their right mind would consider it news. I'm finally starting to understand Walter Cronkite's distrust of the 24-hour news network model: you'll call anything news to fill time.

Hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade actually took President Barack Obama to task for ordering a Budweiser instead of an American-brewed beer during his recent "Beer Summit" with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley.

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The top ten things overheard at the White House Beer Summit (TM)

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 31st 2009 10:58AM
So yesterday we had the historic (cough) meeting of Red Stripe, Sam Adams Light, and Bud Light at the White House, and last night David Letterman presented the list of the top ten things overheard there. Personally I think one of them should have been "Hey, who invited Biden?"

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There's nothing more dangerous than an unemployed Wilford Brimley

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 24th 2009 2:33PM
Whether you like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report or not, you have to be impressed by the speed at which they create some really funny things very quickly. This clip from The Colbert Report talks about the threats posed by Bill Gates, Henry Louis Gates, President Obama, and a certain old diabetic.

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
ThreatDown - Henry Louis Gates Jr., Bill Gates & Wilford Brimley
www.colbertnation.com

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