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June 29, 2006 | By Jonathan Storm INQUIRER TELEVISON CRITIC
"Her and, like, five old dudes in New York rule the roost in pizza," said the young waitress at Nizza La Bella restaurant here, about her boss, Evelyne Slomon. A few of those dudes died a while ago, so Slomon, who is one of the on-camera experts in the premiere episode of the History Channel series American Eats at 10 tonight, may have moved up the list. But you'll never get folks in the pizza game to admit it. Pizza people are passionate. They all think theirs is the only true path to enlightenment.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1998 | By Lee Winfrey, INQUIRER TV WRITER
Making a television show about the Depression that is entertaining and informative without being gloomy and depressing is not an easy task. But the History Channel, again demonstrating its expertise and facility with real-life happenings, has done it. The Great Depression will air in four one-hour episodes, tonight through Thursday night at 9, on HIST. The near-perfect host is former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. He demonstrates his fitness in his opening remarks, as he uses his own experience to illustrate how families so often helped one another through the trying and frightening 1930s: "My father had lost his job as a ditch digger when construction work virtually stopped after the [stock market]
NEWS
May 27, 2011 | By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - As a kid in the 1960s, reality TV king Mark Burnett was thrilled by the special-effects miracle of a sundered Red Sea in The Ten Commandments . "How cool was that?" said the producer of Survivor and The Apprentice , who watched Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 film when it aired on television. Now it's Burnett's turn to wow a small-screen audience with epic Scripture stories: He and his wife, actress Roma Downey, are producing the 10-part docudrama The Bible for the History channel.
NEWS
October 9, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two radically different, if equally wonderful, historical series premiere: Amazon's nostalgic sitcom Red Oaks is set at a New Jersey country club in the mid-1980s, and BBC America's swords-and-hoofs epic The Last Kingdom takes us back more than a millennium to the 860s, when England was beset by a wave of Viking invasions. Ragnar redux Fans of the History Channel's gorgeous, surreal series Vikings, about the adventures of young Viking leader Ragnar Lothbrok, will get a kick out of The Last Kingdom.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* VIKINGS. 10 tonight, History Channel. * THE RED ROAD. 9 tonight, Sundance TV.   IF WE'VE learned anything in the past few TV seasons, it's that there's a sizable audience that can't get enough of scruffy, violent men and the women who love them (and sometimes fight by their sides). We've seen it with the FX hit "Sons of Anarchy," and we're seeing it again with the History Channel's "Vikings" (which resembles "Sons" far more than it does HBO's "Game of Thrones," to which it's sometimes been compared, generally not favorably)
NEWS
September 22, 2009 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steve Friedman, 62, of Malvern, a talk-radio host and film expert, died of kidney disease at home Sunday just hours after completing his Mr. Movie program on WPHT-AM (1210). On Saturday nights for the last 10 years, Mr. Friedman joined Steve Ross and Jimmy Murray on their Remember When radio show from 10 to midnight, and then continued with his own show until 1 a.m. Previously, he had stayed on the air all night. He loved that, said his wife, Michell Muldoon, because he could really get into in-depth discussions with callers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2012 | Ellen Gray
HATFIELDS & McCOYS. 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, History Channel. HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN. 9 p.m. Monday, HBO.   "THERE ARE wars and there are wars," muses reporter Martha Gellhorn as she looks back at her long and turbulent life in HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn. "   No kidding. On Memorial Day, set aside to honor Americans who've lost their lives in their country's service, HBO and the History Channel go head-to-head with less-patriotic war stories featuring combatants who could have saved themselves and everyone around them a load of trouble if they'd only had the sense to get away from each other while the getting was good.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2006 | By Michael D. Schaffer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
History doesn't need gimmicks. What history does need - especially for a mass audience - is lively storytelling. It gets both in 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, a mini-series premiering tonight at 9 on the History Channel. The result is an eccentric excursion, alternately fascinating and annoying, through the nation's past. The series, which runs with two one-hour episodes a night through Thursday, focuses on 10 events that the History Channel has deemed "influential moments in U.S. history.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2003 | By ELLEN GRAY -- Daily News Television Critic
The flood of TV programming leading up to the 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination began this weekend, but there's more to come: Today "Men Who Killed Kennedy. " Parts 1, 2 and 3 of a six-hour series on the various theories surrounding the assassination. 8 p.m., the History Channel. "The Kennedys. " Stacy Keach narrates this repeat of PBS' "The American Experience," which begins with patriarch Joseph Kennedy. 9 p.m., Channel 12. "JFK: The Day That Changed America.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington has become, literally and figuratively, a touchstone for the grief and remembrance attached to that conflict. But who knew that the wall would also become a drop-off point for personal mementoes, the simple things of life that remind us of each other? That singular collection has been gathered by the National Park Service, making for one of the most enigmatic and moving of exhibits displayed, in part, by the Smithsonian Institution.
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August 9, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, FOR PHILLY.COM/GEEK
Comic book writer turned best-selling author Brad Meltzer's new book House of Secrets (co-written with Tod Goldberg) was inspired by a seed planted years ago. "I was at the National Archives and they showed me a document that was called an 'Oath of Allegiance,' which is what George Washington used to have his military officers sign," Meltzer told philly.com/ in an exclusive interview. "They handed me an 'Oath of Allegiance' that was signed by Benedict Arnold. " The last moments between George Washington and Benedict Arnold are some of the most heartbreaking in U.S. history," he continued.
NEWS
May 29, 2016
* THE CARMICHAEL SHOW. 8 p.m. Sunday, NBC10. In the second-season finale, Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) attends a Donald Trump rally with his father, Joe (David Alan Grier), who's decided to vote for Trump. There's a reason this comedy, recently renewed for a third season, is so often compared to All in the Family : Conversations happen here. * ROOTS. 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, History. Simulcast on A&E, Lifetime. Malachi Kirby stars as Kunta Kinte in the History Channel's new, four-night adaptation of Alex Haley's historical novel, based on his own family's oral history of their descent from an African warrior who refused to let slavery erase his identity.
NEWS
February 19, 2016 | Ellen Gray, TV Critic
Finding someone to love is hard. Staying with them? Even harder. Those are a couple of takeaways from Netflix's new series Love  (Friday, Netflix) and HBO's returning Togetherness , two Los Angeles-set dramedies that might pair well with whatever chocolate's left from Valentine's Day. First comes Love . Created by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, and Paul Rust, who's also one of the show's two leads, it premieres on Friday and could benefit from Netflix's watch-all-you-like approach, the opposite of speed dating.
NEWS
October 12, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* THE LAST KINGDOM. 10 p.m. Saturday, BBC America. "Vikings" fan alert: This series, adapted from Bernard Cornwell's "The Saxon Stories" novels, might help tide you over until Season 4 arrives on the History Channel next year. Alexander Dreymon (pictured) stars as Uhtred, a Saxon noble's son who's captured and raised by invading Danes. If he's ever to reclaim his birthright, he'll need to navigate the tricky territory between the two cultures. * PROPHET'S PREY. 9 p.m. Saturday, Showtime.
NEWS
October 9, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two radically different, if equally wonderful, historical series premiere: Amazon's nostalgic sitcom Red Oaks is set at a New Jersey country club in the mid-1980s, and BBC America's swords-and-hoofs epic The Last Kingdom takes us back more than a millennium to the 860s, when England was beset by a wave of Viking invasions. Ragnar redux Fans of the History Channel's gorgeous, surreal series Vikings, about the adventures of young Viking leader Ragnar Lothbrok, will get a kick out of The Last Kingdom.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, he was roused awake by a tap on his shoulder. It could have been his wife, who he knew was sleeping in a nearby bedroom with his 10-year-old grandson. Maybe it was even the kid himself. Then he turned and saw the barrels of two 9 mm handguns staring back at him, illuminated by the glow of the TV he had nodded off watching. The guns belonged to two masked men, who police say forced their way into the victim's home on Sellers Street near Leiper in Frankford about 3:30 a.m. yesterday.
NEWS
August 19, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Talmadge O. Epps, 94, of Wayne, a World War II aerial gunner and retired electric company foreman, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, of respiratory failure at Coatesville VA Medical Center. In 1942, the Radnor High School graduate was drafted and deployed with the Army Air Force as a flight engineer aboard the B-25 Mitchell bomber. He served with the 500 Bomb Squadron, 345th Bombardment Group, in New Guinea and Australia. Mr. Epps, who had never been on an airplane, fired a gun or traveled more than 100 miles from home, operated a pair of 50-caliber machine guns, either from the top machine gun turret or from the rear of the plane.
NEWS
February 6, 2015
FACE FULLY obscured but voice fully audible, Tom Bee rummages around the compartments of Franky Bradley's host stand, leading a one-man search party for something. Suddenly, his hand pops up like a periscope, waving a yellowed magazine half-shrouded in a black plastic bag. "Is this your Playboy ?" His cousin Mark Bee, owner and primary resurrector of this historic Center City space, shoots it a quick glance and nods. "Oh, yeah. There's a couple really good articles in there.
NEWS
January 26, 2015 | David Hiltbrand, The Inquirer
We've entered the most recalcitrant part of the calendar. The nights are long. The windshields are frosty. Football is (almost) over, and baseball season seems like a distant dream. At least TV is stepping up to keep us entertained. Between broadcast, cable, and streaming services, there is a plethora of new shows and returning favorites in the offing. Break out the Snuggies and enjoy. The Americans (FX, Jan. 28) TV's most nuclear family returns for a third season. But the ideological schism between Cold War spies/spouses Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys is growing.
NEWS
October 23, 2014
DOES YOUR TV-watching reflect your politics? Those who buy and place political ads think it does. And, as viewing habits continue to disperse among hundreds of cable choices, political parties and groups behind so-called independent expenditures are increasingly targeting ad buys to specific channels. This is the new TV campaign. Cable is cheaper and offers niche programming. When that's coupled with advances in technology, as in "we know what you're watching," guess what?
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