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When I was a kid the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup so often it was boring. One player who was never boring, however, was Eddie Shack. Maybe you’ve heard of him. He could score goals, he had the knack. He also had a nose for value. He was more animated than Peter Puck

I tried, I really tried to pay tribute to Regis Philbin Saturday on CTV News Channel. Between me being at a remote, Internet-challenged cottage and some snafus back at the studio in Toronto, however, it just wouldn’t happen. What we finally had to settle for was me filing my comments over the phone. That’s how

It was just like Hugh Downs to pass away right after Carl Reiner. Even at close to 100 years of age, he found a way to go quietly. The broadcaster, who died at home in Arizona July 1 at 99 years of age, was a true TV ironman logging more hours on network television than

Carl Reiner, who passed away Monday at 98, wrote books well into his nineties. There was, “I Remember Me,” then, “I Just Remembered” and a third biography, “What I Forgot to Remember.” “I don’t know what to do now,” he told his friend of nearly 70 years, Mel Brooks. “You’re too busy to die,” replied

Today, Thursday May 21, marks the return of ABC’s To Tell the Truth. The game show, hosted by black-ish star Anthony Anderson, is starting its fifth season. Overall, the show has bounced around broadcast network schedules for nerly 30 years. This version boasts Anderson mother, Mama Doris, as a permanent guest judge. It otherwise sticks

You know you’re getting old when you find yourself writing obits about the child stars of your youth. Ken Osmond, one of television’s most memorable weasels through six seasons of Leave it to Beaver, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 76. At 14, the Glendale, Calif., native attended an open audition for the part