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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1996
Outside of the return of what is, without a doubt, the weirdest hour on TV (thanks, CBS), sitcom repeats are the highlight of today's programming, with four encores that are near-perfect examples of TV comedy writing at its best. Check 'em out.* "The Simpsons" (6 p.m.-6:30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Maggie speaks for the first time, sounding suspiciously like Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky.* "Seinfeld" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Possibly the best "Seinfeld" yet, as a reporter interviewing Jerry for her college paper believes he and George are a gay couple.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Staff | June 5, 2005
American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting By Steven Biel. W.W. Norton & Co., 201 pages, $21.95. Everyone has seen the picture: the dour Midwestern couple staring out from the front yard of their neat frame house with the pitched roof and pointed gothic window, the man in overalls holding a pitchfork and wearing an expression of exasperated forbearance, the woman thin-lipped and disapproving. Grant Wood painted American Gothic in 1930, and in the three-quarters of a century since then, the picture has meant something different to each subsequent generation of Americans.
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December 18, 1990
Few people would recognize the name of Nan Graham, but almost everyone would know her if they saw her. Nan Wood Graham, the sister of painter Grant Wood, posed for her brother 70 years ago with Byron McKeeby, an Iowa dentist, for "American Gothic" -- a portrait of Americana which has since become a part of artistic folklore.The painting portrays a tight-lipped woman and a dour farmer with pitchfork standing in front of a cottage in Eldon, Iowa. It initially provoked controversy when angry Iowa women protested the drab, sterile image Wood painted of them.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | May 9, 1999
What is American art, and what is it about the art produced in this country in the 20th century that makes it unique?That is the fascinating question raised by "The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-1950," a landmark survey of art in the United States undertaken by New York's Whitney Museum of American Art. The first half of the show opened last month and runs through Aug. 22. Part II, which continues the story of American art from the 1950s to the...
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Staff | June 5, 2005
American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting By Steven Biel. W.W. Norton & Co., 201 pages, $21.95. Everyone has seen the picture: the dour Midwestern couple staring out from the front yard of their neat frame house with the pitched roof and pointed gothic window, the man in overalls holding a pitchfork and wearing an expression of exasperated forbearance, the woman thin-lipped and disapproving. Grant Wood painted American Gothic in 1930, and in the three-quarters of a century since then, the picture has meant something different to each subsequent generation of Americans.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1996
Someone's back at the door, on CBS tonight"Ellen" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Ellen isn't quite sure how to take her parents' Christmas gift: a burial plot. ABC."American Gothic" (9 p.m.-10 p.m. and 10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Everybody's favorite small-town sheriff-as-the-per-sonification-of-evil is back tonight, as CBS begins airing the last six episodes of the 1995 season's most fascinating failure. In tonight's first episode, "The Beast Within," Sheriff Buck (Gary Cole)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1996
Snow. Yeechh. Just pray that your picture tube doesn't pick today to blow up.* "Cape May: Victorians by the Sea" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Summers by the sea in the most picturesque seaside town on the East Coast may do more to remove snow from your life than all the plows in town. I wonder if hotel reservations in Cape May, N.J., will go up after this program airs?* "TV's Funniest Families: The Neighbors" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- A repeat of a show that aired last month?
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1996
It's a Night of Sixties' Sitcom Stars on Nickelodeon."The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (10 a.m.-11 a.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Rosie brings one of her role models, Philadelphia's own Mike Douglas, onto her new talk show. Has anybody seen this guy in the past 15 years?"Live From Lincoln Center" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- The 30th annual Mostly Mozart Festival is broadcast live from New York, with performers including violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. PBS."American Gothic" (9 p.m.-10 p.m. and 10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13)
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1995
Three new CBS series and a syndicated show bring back stars from the past. Meanwhile, PBS delivers a show no parent should miss, "Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles." Season openers also air for "The X-Files," "Family Matters," "Step By Step," "Picket Fences" and "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper."* "Strange Luck" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) Last week's premiere made this quirky show about a photographer worth watching to see how things develop. Tonight, Chance (D. B. Sweeney)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1996
How did the United States become so entangled in Vietnam that the war there dominated the lives of an entire generation? What's in store for Marylanders in 1996? Why did an actress like Faye Dunaway agree to star in a movie like "Mommie Dearest"? And if "Party of Five" is so good, why isn't anyone watching it? TV offers answers to some vexing questions tonight.* "State of the State Address" (noon-1 p.m., repeats 10:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Gov. Parris Glendening offers his take on how the Free State is faring.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1996
It's time to say goodbye to Sheriff Buck and the folks of Trinity -- provided you can pick up D.C.'s Channel 9. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until WJZ, Channel 13, airs the series finale from 2: 35 a.m.-3: 35 a.m. Sunday morning."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1996
It's a Night of Sixties' Sitcom Stars on Nickelodeon."The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (10 a.m.-11 a.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Rosie brings one of her role models, Philadelphia's own Mike Douglas, onto her new talk show. Has anybody seen this guy in the past 15 years?"Live From Lincoln Center" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- The 30th annual Mostly Mozart Festival is broadcast live from New York, with performers including violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. PBS."American Gothic" (9 p.m.-10 p.m. and 10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 4, 1996
Independence Day could prove a bad day to declare independence from your television, what with cool shows on all over the place. There's something for everybody, and the celebrating starts pretty early, so put down your coffee and turn on the tube."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1996
Someone's back at the door, on CBS tonight"Ellen" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Ellen isn't quite sure how to take her parents' Christmas gift: a burial plot. ABC."American Gothic" (9 p.m.-10 p.m. and 10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Everybody's favorite small-town sheriff-as-the-per-sonification-of-evil is back tonight, as CBS begins airing the last six episodes of the 1995 season's most fascinating failure. In tonight's first episode, "The Beast Within," Sheriff Buck (Gary Cole)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 31, 1996
The lineup on cable's Comedy Central today includes Tom Cruise, Geena Davis, Shelley Long and O. J. Simpson, plus one of the most caustic animated half-hours on television. This may not constitute the finest day of TV programming ever, but it sure sounds interesting, doesn't it?* "Roseanne" (6 p.m.-6:30 p.m., WTTG, Channel 5) -- Remember all the brouhaha about the dreaded lesbian kiss on "Roseanne"? Remember how it all turned out to be much ado about nothing? (I've seen more passionate kisses between fish.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1996
How did the United States become so entangled in Vietnam that the war there dominated the lives of an entire generation? What's in store for Marylanders in 1996? Why did an actress like Faye Dunaway agree to star in a movie like "Mommie Dearest"? And if "Party of Five" is so good, why isn't anyone watching it? TV offers answers to some vexing questions tonight.* "State of the State Address" (noon-1 p.m., repeats 10:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Gov. Parris Glendening offers his take on how the Free State is faring.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 31, 1996
The lineup on cable's Comedy Central today includes Tom Cruise, Geena Davis, Shelley Long and O. J. Simpson, plus one of the most caustic animated half-hours on television. This may not constitute the finest day of TV programming ever, but it sure sounds interesting, doesn't it?* "Roseanne" (6 p.m.-6:30 p.m., WTTG, Channel 5) -- Remember all the brouhaha about the dreaded lesbian kiss on "Roseanne"? Remember how it all turned out to be much ado about nothing? (I've seen more passionate kisses between fish.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 4, 1996
Independence Day could prove a bad day to declare independence from your television, what with cool shows on all over the place. There's something for everybody, and the celebrating starts pretty early, so put down your coffee and turn on the tube."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1996
Snow. Yeechh. Just pray that your picture tube doesn't pick today to blow up.* "Cape May: Victorians by the Sea" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Summers by the sea in the most picturesque seaside town on the East Coast may do more to remove snow from your life than all the plows in town. I wonder if hotel reservations in Cape May, N.J., will go up after this program airs?* "TV's Funniest Families: The Neighbors" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- A repeat of a show that aired last month?
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1996
Outside of the return of what is, without a doubt, the weirdest hour on TV (thanks, CBS), sitcom repeats are the highlight of today's programming, with four encores that are near-perfect examples of TV comedy writing at its best. Check 'em out.* "The Simpsons" (6 p.m.-6:30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Maggie speaks for the first time, sounding suspiciously like Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky.* "Seinfeld" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Possibly the best "Seinfeld" yet, as a reporter interviewing Jerry for her college paper believes he and George are a gay couple.
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