‘Progressive’ Commentators Enlisted for Olbermann’s New Show

Keith Olbermann is lining up an all-star team of “progressive” contributors who will appear regularly on his new “Countdown” show on Current TV. He’ll have about 20 such contributors, Olbermann revealed in a tweet this week, but he announced five names late Wednesday: PBS documentarian Ken Burns (an interesting choice since we don’t usually associate […]

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Steroids and Red Sox: Burns Back on Baseball

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – Who says Red Sox and Yankee fans can’t work together? Witness Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, who just finished a sequel to their 1994 series ‘Baseball‘ — they even seem to like each other. Burns said he thought about revisiting the series when his beloved Red Sox broke a […]

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‘Deadliest Catch’ Producer Blasts the Emmys

At least one producer is extremely unhappy with the Emmy awards. He’s Thom Beers, executive producer of brawny, blue-collar ‘docudrama’ programs such as ‘Deadliest Catch,’ ‘Black Gold,’ ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ ‘Ax Men’ and about a dozen others. He’s miffed that his signature show, Discovery Channel’s hugely popular ‘Deadliest Catch‘ – which had its most heart-wrenching […]

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