Today in Soap Opera History (January 23)

1970: The Doctors' Julie stirred up trouble at Hope Memorial. 1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith realized what Kenneth was up to. 1981: Another World's Mac pleaded with Mitch for help. 2006: General ...

Today in Soap Opera History (January 23)

1970: The Doctors' Julie stirred up trouble at Hope Memorial. 1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith realized what Kenneth was up to. 1981: Another World's Mac pleaded with Mitch for help. 2006: General ...

Is Television 'A Woman's Medium'?

After winning two Emmys last week, Allison Janney said something that should be considered a truism but isn't. Explaining her successful return to TV after a sojourn in movies, the 54-year-old told ...

Stream Them Now: Indiewire @ Hulu Docs Celebrates Doc NYC with New York Stories

Stream Them Now: Indiewire @ Hulu Docs Celebrates Doc NYC with New York Stories With a week of Doc NYC kicking off tonight, Indiewire's latest curated selections for Hulu's Documentaries page spotlights past films with indelible New York characters. Watch these and other docs now ...

The 5 Most Ridiculous Movies to Win the Golden Globe for Best Picture

Every year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces its Golden Globe nominations, and every year we wonder why this rococo freakshow matters. In years past, clunkers like The Tourist and ...

Suzanne O'Malley: Glad Girls

Suzanne O'Malley: Glad Girls At the SXSW Festival 2012, HBO rolled out the red carpet, screened three episodes of Lena Dunham's Girls, and viewers wandered into a bona fide hit. Whose time, incidentally, had come. What ...

Happy 100th Birthday Lucy

Today is Lucy's 100th birthday. While she wasn't the first groundbreaking female TV star (that honor goes to Gertrude Berg, and if you want to learn about her see Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg), she is the ...

Betty White as 'Hot' as ever with Emmys [Audio]

Betty White as 'Hot' as ever with Emmys [Audio] Betty White cannot believe her recent run of luck, winning a fifth primetime Emmy last year for hosting "SNL" and being a strong contender this year for her supporting roles on the sitcom "Hot in ...

[DVD Review] Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

They say history is written by the winners, but that's not always accurate. Sometimes, the winner's circle gets a little too crowded, and a few good apples get pushed into obscurity. Gertrude Berg, ...

Weekend Shopping Guide 8/27/10: Boss Hurley

The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned ...

Small Screen | "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs Goldberg," Mr. Von Sternberg, and Mr. Romero, You're on DVD!

Small Screen | This week's DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD release list includes a film nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar, George A. Romero's latest, a box set of three from Josef Von Sternberg, and a profile of radio/early ...

Christopher Walken Survives on "$5 a Day," Cassavetes With a "Machine Gun," and More New DVDs

Christopher Walken Survives on A look at what's new on DVD today: "$5 a Day" (2008) Directed by Nigel Cole Released by Image Entertainment A refugee of the bankrupt Capitol Films, this dramedy starring Christopher Walken as a ...

Weekend Shopping Guide 3/12/10: Eddie Iz Running

The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned ...

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg Documents Radio/TV Diva Gertrude Berg Popular from Great Depression Through McCarthy Era

Plays Nearly 3 Months in NYC, Now Out in Cities Across U.S. No one was more surprised than I to see the documentary Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg enter its third month at the Quad Cinema in New York City ...

Review: ‘Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg’

Most of us adults now have some memory of watching family-oriented television sitcoms growing up. For every era, there was a popular family show on TV that many of us gathered around the tube to ...

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg—Commentary by Dr. Glenn D. “Pete” Smith, Jr.

Earlier, when I asked Program Director Nancy Fishman which program out of this year’s edition of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (Sfjff) she was most anticipating, she didn’t miss a beat in ...

"Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg" recognizes a forgotten TV pioneer

Quick — who was the first woman to appear in a network sitcom? No, not Lucille Ball, but that would’ve been my guess. Here’s a hint. She also won the first Emmy for Best Actress. I’ll even show you ...

Interview With Aviva Kempner, Director of Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

When I first heard about Gertrude Berg a couple of years ago when I was working on a documentary, after my initial shock dissipated, I got angry. How could it be that such a towering figure in radio ...

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

As a wee lad growing up in an Italian- American family in Boonton, NJ, I always enjoyed watching "The Goldbergs," a sitcom about a Jewish-American family in The Bronx. For some strange reason, one ...

Yoo-Hoo! Mrs. Goldberg's Hitting the Big Screen

Did you know that Lucille Ball was not the first woman of sitcom television land? In fact, there was another who not only came before the famous redhead, but who should also be counted as one of the ...

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