Revisiting the “Cosmos” Giordano Bruno Controversy a Few Days Later

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In writing about episode one of “Cosmos” this past Sunday afternoon – specifically, the animated sequence about Giordano Bruno, who was condemned by the Roman Inquisition and burned at the stake as a heretic – I broke one of my cardinal rules of blogging: never comment on a movie, book or TV show unless you’ve [Read More...]

Will NBC’s “Believe” and ABC’s “Resurrection” Convey Emotional and Spiritual Truths?

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With titles like “Believe” and “Resurrection,” you might think that two new TV series include a religious, or at least supernatural, dimension. But do they really? “Believe” premieres on NBC Monday March 11 at 10pm, and stems from an impressive pedigree, with executive producers that include J.J. Abrams (“Lost,” “Fringe”) and Academy Award winner Alfonso [Read More...]

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Gets $1.5 Million Because of Ellen’s Oscar Selfie

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The tweet shared ’round the world – a.k.a. Ellen Degeneres’s Oscar selfie with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and more – has turned into a boon for Ellen’s two favorite charities: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Humane Society. Samsung, who made the phone that took the picture [Read More...]

TV That’s Changing Lives: A Look at “Bulloch Family Ranch: Season Two”

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If Julie and Rusty Bulloch were innkeepers in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, they would have found an indoor room for Mary and Joseph, and maybe even redecorated it to make it more homey. That life-affirming spirit is evident in season two of their UP TV reality show “Bulloch Family Ranch,” in which they invite an [Read More...]


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