Years ago, political ads were ads that defined a time, defined a campaign. Today's ads are mere soundbites, at least that's what one advertising veteran said. He says both campaigns produced ads so bland they could have been produced by anyone, for any candidate. They're just boring.
Saturday Night Live for decades has lampooned Americas political leaders and political wanna-bes. With the presidential election just a few weeks away now, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, or their imitators, are taking their turns in the hot seat. But perhaps nothing will ever rival the "gift" SNL got when Sarah Palin ran for vice president, comedian Seth Meyers says.
Comedic actress Rachel Dratch's new book, "Girl Walks into a Bar," is about her career, her dating misadventures, and her life as a forty-something new mom.
In 1975, the Khmer Rouge took control of Cambodia and began a four-year experiment in social reordering. To destroy traditional authority, the regime split families apart. Two million Cambodians perished, but some missing loved ones were never found. Now, a Cambodian reality show is reconnecting family members.
When HBO decided to turn George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones into a TV series, they realized they needed to turn the Dothraki language written about in the book into an actual, spoken language. They turned to a California professor, David J. Peterson, who specialized in making up languages.
The Internet is disrupting the pay television industry and that's leading to more fights like the one between Viacom and DirecTV. But it may also lead, finally, to customers getting a la carte programming choices.
AMC's Breaking Bad returns for its fifth and final season on Sunday, though the last season will be spread across two summers. Anna Gunn, who plays mother and leading woman Skyler White, discusses the cracks her character will display this season and the show's final evolution.
The award-winning actor died Tuesday morning at his home in North Carolina. Fans will always remember him as "America's Favorite Sheriff" during his eight seasons on the "The Andy Griffith Show" in the 1960s.
Mad Men has long been lauded for the way its transported the audience back to the 1960s. At the start, it showed that its characters weren't ready for the changes that were in store. In the season that just ended, author Tom Fitzgerald says the costumes don't just reflect states of mind, but individual plot elements.
Paul Loong spent years in a Japanese POW camp during World War II. He kept a journal through it all and his daughter, who found it, recently turned it into a film, "Every Day is a Holiday," set to air on PBS.