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2008-08-19 15:00:57

By Michael Janusonis There were so many films in this year's Rhode Island International Film Festival -- 289 to be exact -- that only a few got a chance to be reviewed in these pages. Most played for one screening and, unless they were among the lucky few to be picked up for national theatrical or TV distribution, won't be seen in these parts again. Fortunately, there's a second chance for the locally produced The Road Home, Phil Hopper's frank, understanding and touching documentary...

2005-10-06 19:24:57

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hoping to boost interest in a celebrated television series that has slipped in the ratings, NBC will air a rare live episode of "The West Wing" featuring a debate between the show's two nominees for president. Former "NYPD Blue" star Jimmy Smits, who plays Democratic candidate Matt Santos, will square off against "M*A*S*H" veteran Alan Alda, the Republican contender Arnold Vinick, in the special "West Wing" telecast scheduled for November 6,...

2005-09-23 17:50:40

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new TV show starring Oscar-winner Geena Davis as America's first female president, juggling career and family while holding Republican enemies at bay, is drawing Internet fire from conservatives and feminists alike. But the big question among network executives is whether there is room enough in prime time for two White House dramas. "Commander In Chief" premieres on Tuesday on ABC following the return on Sunday of NBC's Emmy-winning White...

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