Daily Archives: September 4, 2011

Sunday TV: It’s Telethon Day; Where’s Jerry?

Jerry’s Kids are left without a father figure this weekend as the 46th annual MDA Labor Day Telethon (WGN, 6 p.m.) plays it short and sweet tonight, wrapping up at midnight and not including for the first time Jerry Lewis, who has parted with the show under circumstances that are still not clear. Maybe it’s […]

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Also On Sunday: ‘Good Wife’ Primer, ‘Curb’ with Bill Buckner

How do you get new audiences to your well-established, critically acclaimed show? Run a special that explains what’s been happening until now. Presumably, “The Good Wife: A New Beginning” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.) will do just that as well as tease current fans with scenes from the third season premiere. One of the greatest episodes of […]

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At the Tar Sands Protest

When the two week sit-in at the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring oil from “tar sands” in Canada across the plains to Texas, came to an end on Saturday, some 1,252 people had been arrested. The press paid attention mostly when celebrities got arrested, from Margot Kidder to Darryl […]

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Baseball Project Rock Without Buck

The poster gave the impression of a terrific triple bill: The Baseball Project, The Minus 5 and Steve Wynn. But the show at the modestly-sized Iota in Arlington was the project alone – a group that incorporates key members of the Minus 5 (Scott McCaughey) and Steve Wynn’s band (Wynn and his wife, the drummer […]

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