Carl Reiner


If they were saluting TV players instead of film stars, Ann Morgan Guilbert would fit right in on that TCM segment “What a Character!” The Minnesota-native, who died earlier this week at 87, made a career stealing scenes–especially back on the series she is most remembered for, The Dick Van Dyke Show. It is worth

The passing of film legend Mickey Rooney, dead at 93, brings to mind one of the most entertaining TCA press tour sessions ever. Rooney was part of a gathering of greats brought together by PBS to launch their series Pioneers of Television. The 2005 panel also included Sid Caesar, Red Buttons, Rose Marie, Carl Reiner

In the history of television, Sid Caesar goes so far back he might as well be Julius Caesar.He was guesting on Milton Berle’s Texaco Star Theater in 1948 and headlining the Admiral Broadway Revue with Imogene Coca in 1949. In other words, he dates back to when sponsors owned shows. That was not such a

The hardest part about having to leave the summer 2011 TCA press tour early was missing Saturday’s 27th Annual TCA Awards, especially the shout out to The Dick Van  Dyke Show. The ’60s TV classic was honoured with the critics’ Heritage Award this year and ever-spry creator/executive producer Carl Reiner was on hand to accept it.