Daily Archives: May 30, 2012

Chuck Grassley’s History Problem

The success this week of its big “Hatfields & McCoys” miniseries brings greater attention than ever to the History Channel, which beat even broadcast numbers. It made me wonder how Chuck Grassley would feel about it. The U.S. Senator from Iowa has made his mark on Twitter with some weird, misspelled, oddly abbreviated and frequent […]

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Wednesday TV: Dogs and Hockey on Network TV

You know things are going to be thin on network TV this summer when one of the first new shows is a straight up knockoff of “The Dog Whisperer.” “Dogs in the City” (CBS, 8 p.m.) stars Joel Silver, who in much the same way helps New York dog behavioral issues. Like Cesar Milan, he […]

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Bill Paxton on Language That’s the Real McCoy

When Bill Paxton was researching his role as Randall McCoy for the current hit miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys,” he did a lot of reading, but he could only do so much. “The thing is, these are people who didn’t leave a written records, so there was nothing I could read to hear this guy’s voice,” […]

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