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Moraes on TV Archive: Summer TV Press Tour 2010

David Attenborough makes his voice heard in 'First Life,' no matter what

World renowned and much beloved natural scientist Sir David Attenborough has finally figured out a way to thwart Discovery Channel's nasty habit of stripping his narration out of his own documentaries. Discovery likes to do this in order to re-do the narration using celebrities the company is in bed...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 6, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2010  
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Confirmed: Kate Plus 8 Plus Sarah Palin

TLC finally confirmed its worst-kept secret: Kate Gosselin and her brood of eight children did indeed recently travel to Alaska and did hook up with Sarah Palin, and that get-together will be seen on the cable network. But contrary to popular speculation, this historic meeting of America's Two Most...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 6, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2010 , TV News  
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Cute animals steal the show at PBS's Press Tour

Heading into the Cranky Phase of a TV Press Tour, smart network executives begin to bring out toys with which to distract grouchy TV critics. Small adorable animals, for instance. Clever PBS brought a lemur, a prehensile-tailed porcupine, and a Chihuahua to the tour Thursday. The first two were...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 5, 2010; 9:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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PBS chief: no regrets over Shultz three-parter

PBS chief Paula Kerger told TV critics Wednesday she did not regret airing "Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years" and the kerfuffle that arose over its funding does not highlight the difficulties PBS faces as it trolls non-stop for funding in a lousy economy. That was in response...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 4, 2010; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Rescue Me" producer Tolan: Anti-heroes -- so over

"Rescue Me" creator/writer/executive producer Peter Tolan is, to quote FX chief press wrangler, a "TCA superhero." His Q&A sessions at semi-annual Television Critics Association's press tours usually cough up the event's most politically incorrect moments. Sadly, by the time Tolan got to Summer TV Press Tour 2010, that distinction...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 4, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Sons of Anarchy' stars share how they really feel about (lack of) Emmy noms

FX is still smarting over the dearth of Emmy noms it received last month - particularly the complete shutout of its outlaw biker drama "Sons of Anarchy" for which it had launched a major Emmy-consideration campaign because it's the network's most watched series. Out of FX's mere nine noms...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 3, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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