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Moraes on TV: January 4, 2009 - January 10, 2009

Swayze Hospitalized, Sending TV Critics Into Overdrive

Patrick Swayze was a no-show at today's Q&A session for his new A&E cop series "The Beast" because he instead checked himself into the hospital with pneumonia, sending TV critics into an ecstasy of editor-contacting and blog-item posting. "The Beast" was by far the most eagerly anticipated Q&A session...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  January 9, 2009; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Winter TV Press Tour 2009  
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"Breaking Bad" Love Story

Attending a press tour Q&A session for a series critics have come to worship with a fervor which threatens to unseat their reason -- such as it is -- leaves you with the uncomfortable feeling you are eavesdropping on a sacred tryst between lovers and should apologize, leave the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  January 9, 2009; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Winter TV Press Tour 2009  
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Babs Cooks Up Big Numbers Bringing Swayze Family to Tears

Interest is very high among TV critics at I Think I'll Just Take Some of These Dinner Rolls Home to Feed My Hungry Children Winter TV Press Tour 2009 over Friday's promised appearance of Patrick Swayze. Pancreatic cancer-stricken Patrick Swayze will be among the panelists at a Q&A session to...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  January 8, 2009; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PBS is CHURCH when it comes to Carlin

During PBS's Q&A session Wednesday for its upcoming broadcast of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for comedy, recently bestowed on the late George Carlin, one critic wanted to know about the whole Carlin-bleeping thing. Recorded Carlin was bleeped during the KenCen ceremony and will also be during the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  January 8, 2009; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Winter TV Press Tour 2009  
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King Harry Lear, the Lord of the Rings -- and the Flies

During his Q&A to promote his star turn as King Lear on "Great Performances" Wednesday, Sir Ian McKellen was confronted with a certain amount of literary confusion on the part of TV critics. One critic wondered whether, when McKellen's "walking around the streets of Aukland, New York, or London" people...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  January 8, 2009; 6:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Winter TV Press Tour 2009  
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NBC: RIP

Five hours into Winter TV Press Tour 2009 and the savaging of NBC has begun. Richard Belzer, cast member of NBC's "Law & Order: SVU," is on stage for a Q&A session for PBS's Feb. 4 broadcast of "George Carlin: the Mark Twain Prize." He's asked about the future...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  January 7, 2009; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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