Mad Men
[Blog] ‘Mad Men’: True or False? And Why It Matters

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Author: Phoebe Goldenberg With its sleek cast of characters, racy plot, illicit boozing, schmoozing and sexing, AMC’s primetime hit, “Mad Men,” is reviving America in the 1960s to 1970s as a cultural goldmine. It is a show that satisfies the modern appetite for all things provocative, seductive and unpredictable–but have … Continue reading

James Gandolfini
‘Being in Scenes with Him, You Walked Away a Better Actor’

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Steven “Stevie” Van Zandt, who played the strip club owner Silvio Dante in the popular HBO show “The Sopranos” remembers his colleague James Gandolfini, who passed away on June 19, 2013. A member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Van Zandt explains how he got the role of Silvio even … Continue reading

James Gandolfini
The HBO Family on Gandolfini

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This tribute to actor James “Jim” Gandolfini following his death on June 19, 2013, include many of his fellow cast members of the popular HBO show, “The Sopranos” such as Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli and Tony Sirico. The creator of “The Sopranos,” David Chase, remembers when Gandolfini came in to … Continue reading

Creator Jim Davis Demonstrates How He Draws Garfield

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Jim Davis, creator of the “Garfield” comic strip, reveals how he brings its starring orange tabby cat to life on the page from conception to illustration. Since its debut in 1978, “Garfield” has become a pop culture sensation and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely … Continue reading

Robert F. Kennedy
A Parrot’s Encounter With Robert Kennedy


Broadcast journalist Barbara Walters shares a funny anecdote that occurred when Robert Kennedy came to a store in Rockefeller Plaza to be interviewed by the “Today” show. Walters recalls the program having to rent out this store where there lived a resident parrot. The parrot ended up unexpectedly badgering Kennedy … Continue reading

Elvis Presley
Milton Berle on the TV Performance that Scandalized America

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Famous television personality, Milton Berle, discusses Elvis Presley’s controversial performance of “Hound Dog” on “The Milton Berle Show” in 1956. He gives a light-hearted account of the media frenzy that criticized Elvis’s provocative hip gyrations, which was different from his own surprising response.