Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

Good Blues at the White House for Once

I love the fact that just down a couple miles down street from my house tonight, Mick Jagger will be jamming with B.B. King, Booker T. Jones, Jeff Beck, Keb Mo and Trombone Shorty. Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks will also be there. And with any luck, Barak Obama will […]

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Tuesday TV: Fat Tuesday and Clinton Too

Just like the rabid press and his Republican foes at the time, the makers of the bloated four-hour “Clinton” on “American Experience” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) can’t resist the Oval office dalliances of Bill Clinton and let it outweigh everything else in his administration. After the outrageous investigations of a special prosecutor fishing […]

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Colbert Explains His Absence, Sort Of

Even before he let loose with his regular theme, Stephen Colbert spent a few minutes Monday debunking the rumors that had cropped up since his show’s sudden absence last week. “As the hub around which the republic turns, I can understand why the machinery of this great nation ground to a halt last week when […]

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Why the Scandal Dominates ‘Clinton’

If you wrote a book about Bill Clinton and his presidency, would you spend fully a fourth of it discussing his affair with a White House intern? That’s what happens in “Clinton,” the two night presentation on “American Experince” that uses one of its four hours dealing with the fallout. Filmmaker Barak Goodman defended the […]

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