Category Archives: On the Tube

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I love spy shows

I love spy shows

I love to watch spy shows and movies. I grew up watching “Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “The Saint” (before Roger Moore moved on to the James Bond role), “Mission Impossible” (long before Tom Cruise started accepting missions) and Bond movies. I’m dating myself horribly, but there’s no question I’ve watched a few spy flicks over the… Continue Reading

Exclusive interview with Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, executive producers of “The Americans”

Exclusive interview with Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, executive producers of “The Americans”: Why is “The Americans” set in the 1980s? What makes this era especially interesting? We settled on the 1980s because of one man — Ronald Reagan. He breathed new life into the Cold War. It’s true — things were getting a little… Continue Reading

A great game of golf a century later

A great game of golf a century later

A hundred years ago, American golf changed dramatically. Long an elite sport played mainly by rich men, it became the sport we know today, a game that anybody can play. The game-changer was an 18-hole playoff among two Brits and a 21-year-old American born to immigrant parents. The competition that played out on Sept. 20,… Continue Reading

Current TV rebranded as Al Jazeera America

Current TV rebranded as Al Jazeera America

On Aug. 20, Current TV will become Al Jazeera America, a new network owned by Al Jazeera. Like other arms of the international news organization, Al Jazeera America is committed to high-quality, objective and balanced investigative journalism. Al Jazeera America is being built from the ground up. The network is hiring American journalists to report… Continue Reading

100th Tour de France is cycling through!

100th Tour de France is cycling through!

Watch two USA teams fly through France in 21 stages as NBC Sports carries the 100th Tour de France from June 29 to July 21. The 22 teams competing this year will race a grueling 3,404 kilometers (2,115 miles). The 18th stage poses a much-anticipated challenge: Racers will have to climb the Alpe-d’Huez, a formidable… Continue Reading