Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

Tuesday TV: Jesse Owen, ‘Biggest Loser’ Finale

Soon, we’ll be swimming in Olympic coverage. So it’s good to catch early the fine portrait of 1936 gold medal winner Jesse Owen on “American Experience” (PBS, 8 pm., check local listings). His astonishing achievements in the face of Hitler’s Nazi games are remarkable moments in history, disproving the Furher’s assumptions about a master race […]

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Refilling the Water Cooler at ‘Mad Men’

Much as I’m enjoying the season of “Mad Men,” the most serious show on TV today, I’m getting a little annoyed by how each episode this season seems built around a single shocking moment. If ad men are still gathering around the bar, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner is seeking to create water cooler moments, […]

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