Television, it seems has many fathers. One of them is John Baird, showcased in Tuesday’s Google Doodle. Ninety years ago Tuesday, Baird gave the first public demonstration of his invention: the first mechanical television. It was to regular television what Donald Trump is to presidential candidates: crude, sketchy, loud, often unintelligible. Still, back in 1926, Baird transmitted

It has taken Canada a few extra weeks, but Outlander in finally here. The bodice-ripping sci-fi/historical romance begins Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on Showcase. I was on the set of the series in Scotland back in February along with a few other reporters. We were taken to the production location, a converted factory/studio, as

STIRLING, SCOTLAND–What do visitors to Scotland do? Well, besides golfing and avoid eating haggis, visit castles, of course.One of the most famous is Doune Castle,a medieval marvel in the Stirling district of central Scotland.Built in the late 14th century, it survives as a Scottish heritage site and is occasionally rented out–under strict control–for TV and

AUCHTERARDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND–As some readers here may know, my mother was born in Scotland. This makes me half Scotch, half water.I have the good fortune to be getting in touch with my roots this week at the amazing Gleneagles Hotel, basically a castle on a golf course. The storied PGA course, set in a sweeping

I’m half Scotch (and half water) so looking forward to tonight’s first of a week long visit to Scotland by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The late night talk show airs at 12:37 a.m. on CBS and Global.Ferguson’s visit to Paris last season was wonderfully eclectic and intimate, very low key, fly on