September 30, 2013 The finale of Breaking Bad on Sunday night gave Walter White a great degree of closure and control over the unfolding of events. While that may have been satisfying to those who rooted for him, it causes problems for those who didn't.
September 29, 2013 Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as famous sexologists Masters and Johnson in the new TV series, Masters of Sex. They tell NPR's Rachel Martin that they had to get comfortable sitting around naked together because of all the sex scenes — and that some of the most shocking moments were things that really happened.
September 27, 2013 The company behind iconic public service campaigns like Smokey Bear and McGruff the Crime Dog has been around since the 1940s. But how much is really known about the Ad Council? Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks to author Wendy Melillo about her book How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America.
September 27, 2013 How did the creators of Breaking Bad get millions of fans to stick by a meth-cooking drug lord season after season? The crafty use of an old editing technique in the pilot let us see the world through Walt's eyes, a film psychologist says, making it easier to excuse his immoral choices later on.
September 26, 2013 The series follows the stories of science pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who helped bring sexuality into the light. Critic John Powers says it clearly aspires to be "the Mad Men of sex" — but falls short in both its eye for detail and its retrograde portrayals of sex.
September 25, 2013 On Tuesday's Late Night, we learned a little more about touchdown dancing, got to see The Avett Brothers stomping as they do, and experienced the lip-sync magic of three guys with very different stage personalities.
September 24, 2013 TV critic David Bianculli points to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg, and The Blacklist, starring James Spader, as shows to watch this season. Other debuts, like The Michael J. Fox Show and The Crazy Ones, show plenty of potential.
September 24, 2013 President Obama has been criticized for playing too much golf. But former President George W. Bush tells the Golf Channel that the sport is a good outlet for the pressures of the White House.
September 23, 2013 The Emmy Awards on Sunday night honored some deserving winners, both surprising and not. But more than that, it was a ceremony that was slack, uninspired and sometimes insulting to the talent it was supposedly saluting.
September 22, 2013 The Emmy Awards are on Sunday night, and you'll see the familiar face of super-host Neil Patrick Harris. While many faces will be familiar, the big question is whether Netflix — which was a DVD-mailing service what seems like yesterday — can win a big prize.