May 19, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 3 You'll find echoes of the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Rear Window" in this clever episode that finds Mac (Gary Sinise, right) witnessing mysterious activity by neighbors that leads to a murder while he is home recuperating from an injury.
November 4, 2011 |
Mark Walton's been dead for three years and no trace of his body has been found. He was seen helping out his ex-wife, loading some plants into a truck, but then he seemed to have vanished. Then, one clear day, a hiker looks down in the desert and finds what is apparently a human skeleton with what is unmistakably a bullet hole in the head. Visitors to the Franklin Institute, where most of the exhibits tend to be a little less violent, are getting a chance this fall to see if they can solve cases like this in "CSI: The Experience," a visiting interactive showcase based on the popular TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
June 13, 2007
Nothing can match the Mutter Museum's sheer volume of bodily curiosities, but the wonderful little Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum, a block from the El tracks in Frankford, more than holds its own for the quality of its quease-factor artifacts. One display case contains both a patch of skin removed from President James Garfield's back during his autopsy, sealed in a delicate jar, and a darkened sliver of fabric that's evocatively labeled as "a fragment of Lincoln's Bloody Pillowcase.
March 5, 2004
WITH JUST a first glance, it looks as if the alleged six-year kidnapping of Delimar Vera was made possible through a series of errors - and maybe neglect. In the first place, the Philadelphia Fire Department declared the fire accidental when it apparently wasn't. Even though a team from medical examiner's office spent two days combing the debris of the house at 4410 Hurley St., it found no human remains. The biological mother of the child, Luzaida Cuevas, says she was certain the baby had been taken, but no investigation was begun.
July 17, 2004 |
We have disquieting news for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fans. Jorja Fox and George Eads, two of the stars of CBS's hyper-literate police drama, have been fired for breach of contract. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actors had been in a dispute over their salaries. We find CBS's move particularly lame, not only because we find Fox to be charming (she's got an exquisitely complex face whose slightest gesture tells a whole story), but also because her character, Sara Sidle, has had some serious chemistry with head CSI dude Gil Grissom (William L. Petersen)
September 25, 2015 |
* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. * MASTERPIECE: INDIAN SUMMERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. * BLOOD & OIL. 9 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. * QUANTICO. 10 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. FIRE UP the DVR: Sunday brings CBS' send-off to the show that helped change the face of its schedule over the past 15 years, two new series from ABC and a new, India-set period drama from PBS' "Masterpiece" that could be the newest jewel in the network's crown. If you haven't watched "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" since Gil Grissom (William Petersen)
May 15, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Bradley Cooper will be back on TV this fall. The Jenkintown native will appear in the series premiere of "Limitless," a new CBS drama inspired by the 2011 movie in which Cooper starred, the network's entertainment president, Nina Tassler, announced yesterday. Cooper is an executive producer on the show and his character will recur, "subject to his availability. " Also back, on a different night: former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger, who'll return Sept.
February 1, 2004 |
William Petersen is as bowlegged as an old saddle tramp. "Part of that is genetic," he says. "A lot of it is bad knees from football and baseball. I spent the better part of 50 years trying to ruin my body. " Another explanation for his distinctive rolling gait may be a life spent, in one fashion or another, trying to straddle two worlds. Petersen, 50, belongs to the old, quixotic, let's-put-on-a-show-in-the-barn school of performing. His fondest showbiz memories are of running a modest theater company in Chicago for 16 years, till 1995.
October 13, 2006 |
Unlike real estate, the TV world does not rely on location for success - provided CSI is part of the title. Whether set in Las Vegas, Miami or New York, the widely watched police investigative show proves that crime pays handsomely, at least in Nielsen ratings. Last week, the Chester County Library capitalized on that popularity with a lecture in which a county detective compared his job routine with his TV counterparts. Mike McGinnis, whose law-enforcement career began in 1986 as a West Chester police officer, discussed the factors in crime-scene investigations that he believes spark public interest - and promote widespread misconceptions.
September 9, 2011 |
They are the eyes and ears of death. A small team of Philadelphia Police Department investigators who possess uncommon curiosity, extraordinary patience - and strong stomachs. For that, they were sent to ground zero a decade ago to help at the largest crime scene in American history. And for that, they are left, a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, full of memories that refuse to be tamed. Most Americans revisit images they saw on TV. These five men, as they dare to remember, wrestle with ground-level scenes so vivid, so jarring, they have been buried for years.