Forgotten Lines, Laughing Fits, and Wrong Envelopes: A Brief History of the Television Blooper

A Brief History of the Television Blooper

A look at TV bloopers and practical jokes from the days of Playhouse 90 to the 2017 Oscars.

Leslie Uggams' Interview Is Now Online!

Leslie Uggams' Interview Is Now Online!

The performer talks Roots, Sing Along with Mitch, The Leslie Uggams Show, and more!

Remembering Chuck Barris

Remembering Chuck Barris

The game show creator/host passes away at age 87.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show Finale at 40

The Mary Tyler Moore Show finale turns forty!

The final episode of the beloved series aired on March 19, 1977.

Yeardley Smith online

Yeardley Smith's interview is now online!

The actress discusses voicing Lisa Simpson, performing on Broadway, and much more!

Women in Broadcast Journalism

Celebrate Women's History Month!

Hear stories from Barbara Walters, Connie Chung, and other groundbreaking female journalists.

Carl Reiner's birthday

Happy 95th birthday, Carl Reiner!

The comedian and Dick Van Dyke Show creator was born on March 20, 1922.

Felicity Huffman's Interview Is Now Online!

Felicity Huffman's Interview Is Now Online!

The actress talks Sports Night, Desperate Housewives, American Crime, and more!

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Forgotten Lines, Laughing Fits, and Wrong Envelopes: A Brief History of the Television BlooperBlog post imageLA LA-gate!On February 26, 2017, if you stuck through to the end of the broadcast of the 89th Academy Awards, you were rewarded with seeing a bit of history. The biggest, worst, most cringe-inducing television blooper in the annals of broadcasting. I...

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Omnibus: Mr. Lincoln

A tele-biography by renowned author, screenwriter, and film critic James Agee, Mr. Lincoln (1952) earned wide acclaim as the centerpiece of OMNIBUS' inaugural season. Starring: Royal Dano and Joanne Woodward.

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