Who Scored Excellent? Who Didn’t? GLAAD Releases 9th Annual Network Responsibility Index

It’s that time of year again when GLAAD releases its annual Network Responsibility Index (its ninth) looking at how television is doing representing the LGBT community. The report looks at original primetime programming on the five broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, FOX) and 10 cable networks (HBO, MTV, Showtime, ABC Family, TLC, History, A&E, TNT, […]

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Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch in "Bonnie & Clyde" (Photo: A&E)

Emile Hirsch Revisits ‘Bonnie & Clyde’s’ Legendary Crime Spree

History has romanticized crime couple Bonnie Parker (Holliday Grainger) and Clyde Barrow’s (Emile Hirsch) many capers to make them into dashing, Depression-era outlaws. Now, their story is being revisited once again when Lifetime, A&E, and History simulcast the two-night TV event “Bonnie & Clyde,” beginning Sunday, Dec. 8. [xfinity-record-button id=”8982325322293553112″ program_type=”series”] With the longer format, […]

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"Vikings" star Gabriel Byrne (Photo: Jonathan Hession/History)

TV’s New Drama ‘Vikings’ Sheds Light on Dark Age

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK ASHFORD, Ireland (AP) — If historical fiction guru Michael Hirst has his way, a legendary Viking raider named Ragnar soon will conquer North America on behalf of the History channel. History’s ambitious Dark Ages drama “Vikings,” debuting Sunday after five months of filming in Ireland, dramatizes the myth-cloaked story of Ragnar Lothbrok, […]

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Documentary: Last-Minute Doubts on bin Laden Raid

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — A new documentary reveals that a last-minute double-check of intelligence before the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last spring cast fresh doubt on whether the al Qaida leader was really in the Pakistani compound where he was found. The History network, in its “Targeting Bin Laden” special that […]

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‘Boston Rob’ Mariano Goes ‘Around the World’ for History Channel

By Tim Kinneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “Boston Rob” Mariano is once again traversing exotic locales — but this time it’s in pursuit of knowledge, rather than money. The “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race” vet was on hand at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to promote his upcoming series, “Around the World in […]

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History Channel Gives 10 Hours to ‘The Bible’

By LYNN ELBER LOS ANGELES — As a kid in the 1960s, reality TV king Mark Burnett was thrilled by the special-effects miracle of a sundered Red Sea in “The Ten Commandments.” “How cool was that?” said the producer of “Survivor” and “The Apprentice,” who watched Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film when it aired on […]

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