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Genealogy is a popular past-time and guarantees an audience for "Genealogy Roadshow," PBS' new version of "Antiques Roadshow," centered on family history.
Who's taller -- Harry Potter or Daniel Radcliffe? Bilbo Baggins or Martin Freeman? This fun infographic reveals all.
Screenwriter John Fusco draws on his own filmmaking life in comic thriller book "Dog Beach" that satirizes the life. Read Vera Badertscher's review.
V.C. Andrews' "Petals on the Wind" will premiere on Lifetime May 26, with two more movies to follow. Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn and Wyatt Nash star.
Vera Marie Badertscher reviews "The Making of a Lady," and finds the British ITV/PBS made-for-TV movie better than the book.
From Danny Kaye to Ben Stiller, Vera Marie Badertscher reveals why she believes "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" should never have been made into a movie.
Vera rants that a hokey pop-up book in Hollywood does not do New Zealand justice. Flaks promote The Hobbit's New Zealand, but the lovely country deserves better.
Rebecca Eaton, executive director of Masterpiece Theatre, explains what goes on behind the scenes at the TV powerhouse that makes Downton Abbey.
Vera Marie Badertscher raves about the fact that Hollywood is finally realizing that life does not stop at 30. "Le Week-End" is the latest film of note.
Author Margaret Talbot's delightful book, "The Entertainer," uses Lyle Talbot's life to focus on changes in Entertainment in America in the 20th century.
Genealogy is so old that it's new. TV shows cashing in on the craze include TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" and PBS' "Genealogy Roadshow."
The film Reel Injun by Cree Neil Diamond, chronicles how North American Indians have been treated in 4000 films, and how movies shape our image of Indians.
How can you watch "Masterpiece Mysteries" without wanting to go to Oxford? And "Royal Pains" makes the Hamptons irresistible. It's all about the TV show locations.