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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.
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November 4, 2011 | By Robert Strauss, For The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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)
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | By Ellen Gray, Daily News
* 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)
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2004 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 13, 2006 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 9, 2011 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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September 25, 2015 | By Ellen Gray, Daily News
* 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)
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now, this is a cast! The O.J. Simpson story is coming (again) to a TV near you. But we're not talking about a new TV movie. Oh, no. Ryan Murphy , the guru behind Nip/Tuck , Glee , and American Horror Story , is making an entire series about Simpson's trial for the 1994 murder of his onetime soul mate, Nicole Brown . Simpson was acquitted. Called American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson , the FX drama will star Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, Jordana Brewster as Brown, Courtney B. Vance as legal maestro Johnnie Cochran , John Travolta as that other legal maestro, Robert Shapiro, and Hellboy beauty Selma Blair as Kris Jenner . Huh?
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
'Here comes the nerd squad!" This is how forensic scientist Gil Grissom is greeted as he arrives at a crime scene in the pilot episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in October 2000. Spoken by a couple of macho cavemen cops, the word nerd was meant to be derisory, but Gil wore it as a badge of honor during the nine seasons he was the top nerd on the CBS procedural, a tenure ending in 2009. CSI wasn't unlike most cop shows: Its heroes didn't pack guns and handcuffs, but tweezers and test tubes.
NEWS
March 1, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Will Forte had me at the Cheez Whiz. Six minutes into his terrific Fox sitcom, The Last Man on Earth - in which he plays, um, the last man left alive on Earth - Forte samples a $10,000 bottle of red wine with his bowl of SpaghettiOs. Then he has a brainstorm (or a meltdown) and squirts a dollop of processed canned cheese into the glass and takes a nice long sip. He deliberates for a while, then declares, "Not as good. " The Last Man on Earth premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday with a double episode.
NEWS
December 6, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The body of an art student is discovered in a painting studio at a Main Line college. Her lips are blue, and cherry-red blood drips from the scratches on her throat. A cup of tea - still warm - sits on the workbench next to evidence that she had been forging an art masterpiece. An unfamiliar older man was seen in the hallway around the time of the crime. The case has 28 Villanova University students scrambling for answers to identify her killer. They have a vested interest in solving the murder.
NEWS
February 15, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
IN THE EIGHT months since armed robbers first burst into the TriStar Market, in Yeadon, store owner Patel Bharat has turned his counter and sandwich station into a $15,000 bulletproof glass cage. Yet the State Police's Bureau of Forensic Services still hasn't processed three pieces of evidence - a gun, clothing and gloves - that were left behind at the scene and may hold the DNA clues to solving the case. In the meantime, Bharat's store has been robbed twice more at gunpoint, including less than a month after the first robbery - and by the same two men, he believes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011 | By Robert Strauss, For The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
At the end of Premiere Week, CBS does what it does best, offering a new murder-and-mayhem series on Thursday and a medical entry with a ghost on Friday. Both tweak the network's time-tested formula of open-and-shut cases every night, wrapped up in the ongoing saga of the lead characters' lives. Thursday's Person of Interest , a cyber-assisted crime-prevention study, is the more compelling show, but Friday's A Gifted Man has relatable actors, including double Tony Award-winner Jennifer Ehle as a very down-to-Earth visitor from beyond the veil.
NEWS
September 9, 2011 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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