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By Dallas Morning News | January 17, 1995
"Dream On," "National Geographic Explorer" and "Barbra Streisand: The Concert" were among the multiple winners Sunday night at the 16th Annual CableACE Awards.Among channels, HBO was the biggest winner with 23 awards, including four for "The Larry Sanders Show." A&E was a distant second with eight trophies, the Disney Channel and TNT each received seven, and CNN and ESPN took home six apiece.The top award, for best movie or miniseries, went to A&E's "Cracker: To Say I Love You," whose Robbie Coltrane also was honored as best actor in the genre.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | June 17, 2004
Penny Johnson Jerald - better known as the morally bankrupt and power-hungry Sherry Palmer on the TV show 24 - was in Towson yesterday to deliver the commencement address for an elementary school graduation. She just hoped none of the students had a clue who she was. The Baltimore native doesn't think 24 is appropriate for children of such a young age. Sometimes she wonders if the show - with its gun battles and double-digit body counts - is appropriate for anyone. There are certain lines Jerald won't cross in her work, and she says 24 has occasionally come close.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 19, 1995
If this really is the so-called summer doldrums, how come the smartest and funniest sitcom on television starts a new season tonight?Because that sitcom, "The Larry Sanders Show," is on HBO, and the premium cable channel does not march to the networks' beat of starting new seasons in the fall. As long as HBO has products like tonight's episode of "The Larry Sanders Show" -- titled "Roseanne's Return" -- it can start its season any time it wants. The viewers will come.For those not familiar with the celebrated sitcom, which starts its fourth season, it stars Garry Shandling as late-night talk-show host Larry Sanders in a perfectly wicked spoof of talk shows, celebrity, television, show business and a culture that has become mesmerized by the visual images manufactured for our small screens.
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April 14, 2001
Robert Aurand Moon, 83,inventor of the ZIP code, died Wednesday at a nursing center at Leesburg, Fla., after a long illness. Moon started his postal career in the 1940s as a postal inspector in Philadelphia and Chicago. It was about that time that he began working on his idea for a Zoning Improvement Plan. ZIP code numbers first appeared in postal directories July 1, 1963. Harvey R. Ball, 79,inventor of the Smiley Face, died Thursday after a short illness. Ball, who co-owned an advertising and public relations firm in Worcester, Mass.
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April 14, 2001
Robert Aurand Moon, 83,inventor of the ZIP code, died Wednesday at a nursing center at Leesburg, Fla., after a long illness. Moon started his postal career in the 1940s as a postal inspector in Philadelphia and Chicago. It was about that time that he began working on his idea for a Zoning Improvement Plan. ZIP code numbers first appeared in postal directories July 1, 1963. Harvey R. Ball, 79,inventor of the Smiley Face, died Thursday after a short illness. Ball, who co-owned an advertising and public relations firm in Worcester, Mass.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 10, 1994
CBS has some "Good Advice" on tap tonight, and so do I. Mine is to skip "Good Advice" and watch HBO's comedies instead -- especially "The Larry Sanders Show," on which Sharon Stone is a guest star.* "Good Advice" (8:30-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- This show ought to be called "Lethargy Inc." Who cares? CBS.* "Models Inc." (9-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- William Katt, as Paul, begins to get even more involved in the murder case, and with some of the suspects, in tonight's episode. The writers have yet to ignite any sparks on this show, but at least they're beginning to make the effort to create some entertaining friction.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | September 19, 1993
Will "Cheers" surpass "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" as the most celebrated TV series?2 * Robert Morse,"Tru (American Playhouse)," PBSGuest actress,comedy series:* Shelley Long,"Cheers," NBC* Gwen Verdon,"Dream On," HBO* Ruby Dee, "Evening Shade," CBS* Carol Burnett,"The Larry Sanders Show," HBO1% * Tracey Ullman,"Love & War," CBSLead actress,comedy series:* Marion Ross,"Brooklyn Bridge," CBS* Kirstie Alley,"Cheers," NBC* Helen Hunt,"Mad About You," NBC* Candice...
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | December 1, 1993
Today is World AIDS Day, marked by everything from related made-for-TV movies to a benefit concert on MTV. On the major networks, though, it's business as usual.* "Beverly Hills, 90201" (8-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- On tonight's show, Shannen Doherty's Brenda gets a role in a college play -- with a costume budget to match her apparel, which is nothing. Is America really ready for "Beverly Hills Blue"? Fox.* "Moon Over Miami" (10-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Elliott Gould, who just concluded a multiple-episode guest stint on "L.A.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 31, 1994
Turning to HBO for "Dream On" and "The Larry Sanders Show": Be there, or be bored. Elsewhere on TV, to paraphrase Jerry Lee Lewis, there's a whole lotta nothin' going on.* "The Nanny" (8-8:30 p.m., Channel 11) -- Renee Taylor guest-stars as Fran's mom on this repeat episode, which places the mother-daughter duo, and Fran's upper-crust employers, in Queens for a day. CBS.* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8-10 p.m., Channel 45) -- I see Paris, I see France, I see Shannen leaving the show. This is a repeat of the episode in which Brenda (Shannen Doherty)
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 24, 1994
It's a better Wednesday night for TV than most this summer, because "Models Inc." isn't on. Last week's episode, with the "Who killed Teri Spencer?" resolution (it was the receptionist) and the "meet Teri's look-alike" summer-season cliffhanger, was pathetic on both counts. Tonight Fox pre-empts "Models" to present a repeat of its Tina Turner concert, a great trade.* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8-9 p.m., Channel 45) -- There's one good reason I can muster to watch tonight's "Beverly Hills, 90210," and that's to compare this teen-angst Fox drama with tomorrow night's much more genuine article: the premiere of ABC's "My So-Called Life."
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,SPECIAL TO THE SUN Chris Kaltenbach, Staff writer contributed to this article | November 13, 1996
It's an impressively active night of television, even without "EZ Streets" on the schedule. Best of the best: the return of "The Larry Sanders Show" to HBO, after a year's absence."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 19, 1995
If this really is the so-called summer doldrums, how come the smartest and funniest sitcom on television starts a new season tonight?Because that sitcom, "The Larry Sanders Show," is on HBO, and the premium cable channel does not march to the networks' beat of starting new seasons in the fall. As long as HBO has products like tonight's episode of "The Larry Sanders Show" -- titled "Roseanne's Return" -- it can start its season any time it wants. The viewers will come.For those not familiar with the celebrated sitcom, which starts its fourth season, it stars Garry Shandling as late-night talk-show host Larry Sanders in a perfectly wicked spoof of talk shows, celebrity, television, show business and a culture that has become mesmerized by the visual images manufactured for our small screens.
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By Dallas Morning News | January 17, 1995
"Dream On," "National Geographic Explorer" and "Barbra Streisand: The Concert" were among the multiple winners Sunday night at the 16th Annual CableACE Awards.Among channels, HBO was the biggest winner with 23 awards, including four for "The Larry Sanders Show." A&E was a distant second with eight trophies, the Disney Channel and TNT each received seven, and CNN and ESPN took home six apiece.The top award, for best movie or miniseries, went to A&E's "Cracker: To Say I Love You," whose Robbie Coltrane also was honored as best actor in the genre.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 15, 1994
Martin Short is brilliant. But his pilot for "The Martin Short Show," which premieres at 8:30 tonight on WMAR (Channel 2), is mainly rubber-bands-and-glue.It's such a paste-up job of skits, bits and half-thought-out plot ideas that I honestly can't say if it will ever come together as a sitcom. There's simply not enough real sitcom material on which to base a decision.I think Paula Poundstone is a brilliant comedian, too. Remember the disaster of half-developed ideas that she threw up on the screen as a variety show for ABC last fall?
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 31, 1994
Turning to HBO for "Dream On" and "The Larry Sanders Show": Be there, or be bored. Elsewhere on TV, to paraphrase Jerry Lee Lewis, there's a whole lotta nothin' going on.* "The Nanny" (8-8:30 p.m., Channel 11) -- Renee Taylor guest-stars as Fran's mom on this repeat episode, which places the mother-daughter duo, and Fran's upper-crust employers, in Queens for a day. CBS.* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8-10 p.m., Channel 45) -- I see Paris, I see France, I see Shannen leaving the show. This is a repeat of the episode in which Brenda (Shannen Doherty)
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 24, 1994
It's a better Wednesday night for TV than most this summer, because "Models Inc." isn't on. Last week's episode, with the "Who killed Teri Spencer?" resolution (it was the receptionist) and the "meet Teri's look-alike" summer-season cliffhanger, was pathetic on both counts. Tonight Fox pre-empts "Models" to present a repeat of its Tina Turner concert, a great trade.* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8-9 p.m., Channel 45) -- There's one good reason I can muster to watch tonight's "Beverly Hills, 90210," and that's to compare this teen-angst Fox drama with tomorrow night's much more genuine article: the premiere of ABC's "My So-Called Life."
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | June 22, 1994
Tonight's easy best bet: the seventh and deciding game of the NBA Finals.* "NBA Finals" (9 p.m.-conclusion, WMAR, Channel 2) -- The Houston Rockets have the home-court advantage for Game 7 against the New York Knicks, and the one advantage viewers have is that, unlike Friday's Game 6, this final game is not likely to be pre-empted by coverage of a low-speed chase. NBC.* "NYPD Blue" (10-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- John Wesley Shipp guest stars as Roy Larsen, the physical-fitness overenthusiast who takes an almost instant dislike to Kelly (David Caruso)
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,SPECIAL TO THE SUN Chris Kaltenbach, Staff writer contributed to this article | November 13, 1996
It's an impressively active night of television, even without "EZ Streets" on the schedule. Best of the best: the return of "The Larry Sanders Show" to HBO, after a year's absence."
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 10, 1994
CBS has some "Good Advice" on tap tonight, and so do I. Mine is to skip "Good Advice" and watch HBO's comedies instead -- especially "The Larry Sanders Show," on which Sharon Stone is a guest star.* "Good Advice" (8:30-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- This show ought to be called "Lethargy Inc." Who cares? CBS.* "Models Inc." (9-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- William Katt, as Paul, begins to get even more involved in the murder case, and with some of the suspects, in tonight's episode. The writers have yet to ignite any sparks on this show, but at least they're beginning to make the effort to create some entertaining friction.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 3, 1994
If you want entertainment on a Wednesday night, and want it from your television, there seem to be only two options this summer: Settle for "Models Inc." on Fox, or get cable. However, President Clinton is pre-empting a lot of network and cable programs with a press conference, which will begin at 8 p.m. The speech is expected to run 30 to 60 minutes.* "Models Inc" (9-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- On last week's episode, David (Brian Gaskill) got shot like any number of "Dallas" characters: sprawled on the floor, victimized by an unseen assailant.
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