FROM Sarah Mesle
TV Roundup: 'True Detective' and More Summer calls for the open road, national park camping trips or relaxing on the beach with a good book. Right? Nah - why bother when you have new TV to watch? This week in our weekly television roundup, we look at what’s happening on the small screen this first week of summer. The lineup includes the highly anticipated second season of True Detective on HBO.
HBO Premiers New "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" HBO was all about politics last night. The much anticipated Game of Thrones season 5 premiered, and what is that series if not a political drama. With somewhat less nudity and gore, “Veep” also premiered. Selina Meyer has officially made the title of the show obsolete for Season 4. Our weekly TV roundup takes a look at HBO’s big sunday night.
'The Newsroom' Says Goodbye, And More Aaron Sorkin didn’t mince words in a New York Times op-ed today , saying journalists who publish leaked emails from the Sony hack are “morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable.” The topic would’ve made great fodder for Sorkin’s series The Newsroom, if the series hadn’t aired its final episode last night. We discuss that and more in our weekly TV roundup.
Zombies v. The World Series The Giants took the lead over Kansas City in the World Series yesterday. But if you’re like most Americans, you probably didn’t see it. According to ratings, people are far more interested in football and The Walking Dead than baseball these days. We hear about that and other small screen news in our weekly television roundup.
Television Roundup: Changes at SNL One of the longest running American television shows kicked off its 40th season this weekend with a new voice: Darrell Hammond has replaced the late Don Pardo as the announcer on Saturday Night Live. We talk about that and other T.V. goings-on in our weekly small screen roundup.
TV Roundup In our weekly TV roundup: Shark Week begins; Steven Soderbergh's first television series, “The Knick,” a Cinemax production starring Clive Owen, launched this weekend; as did “Outlander” on Starz.
TV Roundup On our weekly TV roundup, it’s a big week for finales. Fargo is wrapping up its first, and possibly only, season on FX. Last night season four of Game of Thrones ended. The much-ballyhooed reality show I Wanna Marry Harry got the ax last week. And, after 30 years... Answer: Alex Trebek. Question: who is the longest-running host of a game show program?
'Orange Is The New Black' is Back Netflix has approved season 3 of Orange is the New Black before we’ve even had a chance to see season 2, which debuts on Friday. We talk about the Netflix model, and we take a look at the debuts of NBC’s Crossbones and AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire .
TV Round-up Louie returns to the FX network tonight (Monday) after a long hiatus. We haven't seen a new episode of Louie since 2012. Louie CK famously takes control of every aspect of his show, from writing to directing, even editing each episode. Another show making a big comeback, this time after a four year hiatus, 24, with Kiefer Sutherland returning as terrorist-hunter Jack Bauer. And Game of Thrones is halfway through season four, and the conversation about sexual violence in the show is getting more intense.
With first DREAMer deported, what's the future of DACA? The first DREAMer has been deported since Donald Trump took office. That’s according to a lawsuit filed in San Diego on behalf of Juan Manuel Montes, who has DACA status. Border agents picked him up in Calexico in February. He was deported after he wasn’t able to produce an I.D.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.