“Iyanla: Fix My Life” airs a special report from Ferguson

"Iyanla: Fix My Life" airs a special report from Ferguson

The shooting and killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, has been the focus of much of the nation’s attention, especially in the wake of protests that arose over the situation. Among the many media personalities who converged on the town to cover the story was Iyanla Vanzant, the ordained minister and life coach who hosts her own series on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network called Iyanla: Fix My Life. A special episode of the series premiering Aug. 26 and called Iyanla: Fix My Life — Special Report: Healing in Ferguson, follows Iyanla’s trip … Continue reading

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“The Life and Death of Robin Williams” special 20/20 episode tonight

The Life and Death of Robin Williams airs on ABC

ABC announced that they will be airing a special edition of 20/20 tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 12) titled The Life and Death of Robin Williams at 10pm ET. The beloved Oscar winner died Monday, Aug. 11 at his Tiburon, Calif., home at the young age of 63. According to the release: ABC News’ 20/20 will celebrate the life of Robin Williams, the comedic genius whose death yesterday stunned a nation. The Life and Death of Robin Williams will update viewers with the latest news on his untimely death, delve into the unanswered questions, and celebrate the many faces and voices that … Continue reading

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TV legend James Garner dies at age 86

James Garner dies at age 86

From Maverick and The Rockford Files to The Notebook, James Garner was a TV and film legend. Garner, age 86, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his Los Angeles home. As of press time the cause of death is unknown. Garner had a distinguished career in TV and film, and could easily move between light-hearted comedies to dramas. He dropped out of high school at age 16 and joined the Merchant Marines and then later served in the Army fighting in the Korean War before he turned his attention to acting. His first breakout role was as dry-witted gambler Brett … Continue reading

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‘The 90s: The Last Great Decade?’ three-parter premieres July 6 on NGC

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National Geographic Channel Takes An In-Depth Look At The Era That Brought Us Televised Warfare, The World Wide Web, Vanilla Ice And Springer. If the 1980s were America’s technicolor candy land, filled with shoulder pads and parachute pants, MTV and the Brat Pack, the 90s was the decade that grew us up a little and connected us a lot, in ways that both thrilled and horrified us. With television cameras in places they’d never gone before — courtrooms, war zones, emerging crime scenes — the line between news and entertainment blurred and then nearly disappeared, while, in the White House, … Continue reading

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Harrison Ford: Star Wars Pirate

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When news broke of Harrison Ford’s June 12 injury on the set of Star Wars Episode VII, fans were concerned how the 71 year-old’s injury and subsequent recovery would affect the film’s shoot schedule. Thankfully, a new picture surfaced of the star using an iWalk, an external prosthetic that allows people to more around much more safely and naturally than they would on crutches. It’s part crutch and part prosthetic. If you’ve ever had crutches, you know how much they suck. Nobody wants painful armpit bruises. And have you ever tries going up or down stairs with crutches? Hop-hopping up … Continue reading

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OWN Premieres “Operation Change” Tonight

Operation Change

Tonight, OWN begins its 10-part documentary series, Operation Change, which follows philanthropists Bill and Tani Austin and their son Steven Sawalich, who are joined by celebrities as they tackle challenges facing the world today. The Austins are the founders of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a nonprofit organization that gives free hearing aids to impoverished people around the world. Each week, the family travels to some of the world’s most remote, dangerous and poverty-stricken places, where they are joined by notable figures like President Bill Clinton, Sir Elton John, Harry Connick Jr. and Marlee Matlin. Throughout each episode, the team immerses … Continue reading

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FOX News Channel interviews Hillary Clinton tonight

FOX News Channel’s Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren will team up on a live interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tonight on the network starting at 6:45pm ET. The joint interview, titled Special: FOX News Interview with Hillary Clinton, will begin on Baier’s Special Report, and continue with Van Susteren during On the Record until 7:15pm ET. According to FNC, the half-hour interview will cover an array of topics, including Clinton’s book Hard Choices, the upcoming 2016 presidential election and the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya (this latter point may elicit some interesting comments from Clinton, given the … Continue reading

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FBN’s Liz Claman talks about upcoming Warren Buffett interview

FBN's Liz Claman talks about upcoming Warren Buffett interview

Liz Claman, anchor of Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman (weekdays on FOX Business Network, 3-4pm ET) and co-anchor of FBN’s After the Bell (weekdays 4-5pm ET), has been with the network since October 2007. Along with her business reporting, she has become known for her coverage of the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder meeting, generally held in early May. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by famed CEO Warren Buffett, and Claman has sat down with the “Oracle of Omaha” for one-on-one interviews for nine years now, she tells us. Claman again covered the “Weekend with Warren” this past weekend, … Continue reading

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Where to watch 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner

Where to watch 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner

Joel McHale (Community) will be the entertainer at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, put on by the White House Correspondents’ Association. This year marks the centennial of the organization. The dinner is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady, as well as other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Guests at the event often include celebrities from various fields. President Obama is expected to speak at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, as well. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) partnered with History to produce a video, which chronicles … Continue reading

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Discovery documentary looks at deadly Mount Everest avalanche

Discovery documentary looks at deadly Mount Everest avalanche

What began as efforts to begin production on the live Discovery Channel special Everest Jump Live – which would have seen climber Joby Ogwyn attempt to make the first wing suit flight off the summit of Mount Everest — turned into tragedy on April 18 when an avalanche struck the Khumbu Icefall, the area just above Mount Everest base camp. The disaster killed 13 Sherpas, and left three missing. The NBC News team that was at base camp intending to produce the live event, instead found themselves witnessing the avalanche, which will be chronicled in the 90-minute documentary Everest Avalanche … Continue reading

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