Ever since Netflix debuted the show “Orange is the New Black,” Larry Smith has had to contend with being known as the “real Larry.” Larry is the husband of Piper Kerman, whose memoir “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” is the basis of the series, which features characters named Piper Chapman and Larry Bloom.
Aereo, the company that lets subscribers watch TV stations' video that it routes onto the Internet, violates U.S. copyright law, the Supreme Court has ruled. The court's 6-3 decision reverses a lower court ruling on what has been a hotly contested issue.
Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 11:39 am
As part of a series called "My Big Break,"All Things Consideredis collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.
Ross Reynolds speaks with film maker Don Sellers and Karen Matsumoto, the daughter of World War II hero Roy Matsumoto.
Roy Matsumoto enlisted in the army to get out of a Japanese American internment camp. He went on to serve as a translator for the Merrill’s Marauders behind enemy lines in the Burma and won a medal for outstanding bravery.
In an unforgiving world, who wouldn’t want to retreat to a place where friendship is magic? Bronies are a group of people who live by that. They’re fans of the newest version of the children's show, My Little Pony. RadioActive youth producer Chris Otey introduces us to some members of the local herd of bronies.
My Little Pony was a TV show for little girls that first appeared in the 1980s. And you might think that 2012’s revamped version, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, is also just a show for little girls. But it’s grown into something a little different. And that has created a following of people who have aptly been named “bronies.”
David Hyde talks to Syracuse University professor, Robert Thompson about what politicians get out of prime time cameos. First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on the television show Nashville tonight, and there is a long history of political figures hitting their mark in prime time.
Marcie Sillman talks with Rebecca Eaton, PBS Masterpiece's 25-year executive producer, about her book, "Making Masterpiece," which describes the lows of budget cuts and the highs of hits like Downton Abbey.
This interview originally aired on November 5, 2013.
If you’re walking outside this weekend in Woodinville, Wash., that’s not just birdsong coming from the trees.
Bear Creek Studio was featured on an episode of Animal Planet’s show Treehouse Masters. The crew from the reality show built a recording space for the music studio 18 feet up in the cedar trees.
The episode airs Friday at 10 p.m. and has brought in a couple of musical guests. CeeLo Green drops in to play and is joined by the treehouse’s Fall City designer Pete Nelson, who takes a turn at the microphone – for better or worse.
Originally published on Sun February 2, 2014 2:30 am
W. Kamau Bell, heckled by Barbara Walters: hear the story
Imagine stepping offstage from performing your one-man comedy show in a tiny black box theater to find none other than Chris Rock waiting for you backstage. If you're W. Kamau Bell, then you've lived it.
One of the most popular characters in literature, stage, film and television started with a struggling doctor trying to put food on the table.
In 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, selling stories to magazines and papers as a side profession, introduced a detective and doctor duo in “The Mystery of Uncle Jeremy’s Household” – a prototype that would later become the ubiquitous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in “A Study in Scarlet” and an entire canon that followed.
David Hyde talks with Robert Thompson, Director of the Bleier Center for Television & Popular Culture Trustee at Syracuse University about racial diversity on television. From The Cosby Show to In Living Color to Scandal, for the last three decades shows starring and produced by African-Americans have been huge hits; but primetime television still remains mostly white.