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  • Last Episode: December 31, 1982
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    (News section last updated July 19, 2018)

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    Wednesday, July 25: Guests include Alec Baldwin

    2018 Primetime Emmy Nominations

    (7/12/18) (Former soap stars in bold)

    LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
    Pamela Adlon, Better Things
    Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Allison Janney, Mom
    Issa Rae, Insecure
    Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
    Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

    LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Donald Glover)
    Anthony Anderson, black-ish
    Ted Danson, The Good Place
    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Donald Glover, Atlanta
    Bill Hader, Barry
    William H. Macy, Shameless

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Alec Baldwin)
    Louie Anderson, Baskets
    Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
    Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
    Henry Winkler, Barry

    GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: SNL host Dave Chappelle)
    Katt Williams, Atlanta
    Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
    Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

    Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
    Letitia Wright, Black Mirror, “Black Museum”
    Merrit Wever, Godless
    Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
    Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
    Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2017 winner: Alexander Skarsgård)
    Jeff Daniels, Godless
    Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
    Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
    Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story<

    Legendary Soap Scribe Dead At 96

    (7/6/18) Harding “Pete” Lemay, passed away on May 26 at the age of 96. One of the genre’s most highly regarded writers, Lemay won Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on ANOTHER WORLD and GUIDING LIGHT. He head-wrote AW during what is hailed as its creative heyday, from 1971-79, head-wrote GL from 1980-81, and head-wrote THE DOCTORS from 1981-81. He also served as a story consultant on AS THE WORLD TURNS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and AW, and was the co-creator and head writer of LOVERS AND FRIENDS in 1977.

    Alec Baldwin bashes Peter King at Democratic fundraiser

    (6/24/18) Actor Alec Baldwin played comedic attack dog at a campaign fundraiser Friday night — likening Long Island GOP Rep. Peter King to a crossing guard.

    “He will do anything to hold onto power. The guy probably couldn’t get a job,” said Baldwin, who spoke at a Bridgehampton money raising bash for Democratic candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley, who hopes to challenge King.

    Baldwin said King wouldn’t have “as much attention,and as much glory and as much ego stroking if he weren’t on the government dime.”

    “This job is a job that completes him as a human being. If he was in the private sector, he’d probably be a crossing guard or something I don’t really know,” Baldwin said to laughter.

    Grechen Shirley, who standing to the left of Baldwin, looked nervous for an instant when Baldwin compared King to crossing guards.

    “No offense to crossing guards, by the way,” Baldwin quickly added.

    Grechen Shirley then smiled.

    “He’s a guy that’s held onto this job, gaming the current system, getting re-elected. Incumbency is a very, very powerful,” Baldwin said..

    “His time is up. He’s got to go. He’s got to go,” said Baldwin, who won an Emmy award for his portrayal of President Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live.'”

    Alec Baldwin To Howard Stern: “If I Ran For President, I Would Win – Hands Down”

    (6/12/18) Alec Baldwin isn’t the American president, but he plays one on TV. And we’ve heard rumblings of a 2020 White House run for the 30 Rock alum and SNL‘s designated Donald Trump. So how about it?

    “If I ran for president, I would win, hands down,” Baldwin said on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show today. “It would be the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign.” Watch the video clip above.

    Funnier and crazier than that last GOP one, dude? Well maybe — seeing as Howard Stern suggested he “run for president as Donald Trump.”

    The King of All Media, of course, teed it all up by bantering with Baldwin about the potential gig. Then the host realized a fact: “But you’re busy with Match Game.” Once the ensuing comedy jokes subsided, Baldwin appeared to get serious. Stern began, “If you’re the hope of the Democratic Party …” “I’m not,” the actor interrupted. “I’m only saying that [about running] because people really don’t have a sense of who is gonna come up. I mean, somebody great is gonna come up, I hope. But the only reason I say it is because I’d love to run for that kind of position — to have things be very common sense. There’s so many things this country needs to do that are so obvious.”

    Maybe future Democratic National Committee chairman David Letterman could introduce the top two candidates at the 2020 convention: “Alec … Oprah. Oprah … Alec.”

    Soap's Robert Mandan Dead at 86

    (6/4/18) Robert Mandan, best known to TV audiences for his role as Chester Tate on the classic ABC sitcom Soap, has died at the age of 86.

    Mandan passed away in Los Angeles on April 29 after suffering a long, undisclosed illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Dixon.

    The veteran TV actor got his start in soap operas, with stints on From These Roots (1959-1961), The Edge of Night (1963), The Doctors (1963) and Search for Tomorrow (1966-1970). He continued to work regularly throughout the 1970s, appearing on episodes of All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son, Mission: Impossible and The Streets of San Francisco, among other high-profile series.

    Mandan’s star-making role came soon after, when he was cast on the aforementioned Soap as the philandering husband to Katherine Helmond’s Jessica from 1977 to 1981. The series ran for a total of four seasons and spawned the successful spinoff Benson, starring the late Robert Guillaume.

    After Soap, Mandan starred as Col. Lawrence Fielding in the TV adaptation of Private Benjamin, which ran on CBS from 1981-1983. In 1984, he starred opposite John Ritter on the short-lived Three’s a Crowd, in a role he originated in the final episodes of Three’s Company. In 1986, he appeared on The Facts of Life as Dr. Bruce Gaines, a member of the Peace Corps who married Mrs. Garrett in Charlotte Rae’s farewell episodes. Then in 1991, he reunited with Soap spouse Helmond in two episodes of Who’s the Boss.

    Mandan’s film credits include Hickey & Boggs, MacArthur and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Other notable TV gigs included episodes of The Love Boat, CHiPS, Highway to Heaven, Santa Barbara, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Married… with Children.

    ‘American Princess’: Lesley Ann Warren & Max Ehrich Set To Recur In Lifetime Series

    (5/25/18) Lesley Ann Warren (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) and Max Ehrich (Under the Dome) are set to recur opposite Georgia Flood in American Princess, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann.

    Created, written and executive produced by Denbo (Ronna & Beverly), American Princess follows Amanda (Flood), an Upper East Side socialite who runs away from her own dream wedding when she realizes that the life she thought she wanted, wasn’t actually right after all. When she stumbles upon a Renaissance Faire, she experiences an unexpected awakening, leading her to leave everything she thought she cared about behind. While at the Faire, Amanda quickly develops new friendships, rivalries and romance that opens her eyes to new beginnings.

    Warren will play Joanntha, Amanda’s (Flood) snobby Upper East Side mother from hell. Joanntha has a narcissistic personality disorder, a massive pill problem and never fails to drunkenly bulldoze every social event she attends. Ehrich is Brett, Amanda’s Manhattan lawyer groom and a bit of an Upper East Side prince. In addition to Flood, they join previously announced cast members Lucas Neff, Seana Kofoed, Rory O’Malley and Mary Hollis Inboden.

    Production on the 10-episode series, from A+E Studios and Global Road Entertainment, is slated to begin this summer in Los Angeles. Kohan (Orange is the New Black, GLOW), Herrmann, (Orange is the New Black, GLOW) and Mark Burley (Orange is the New Black, GLOW) also executive produce.

    Warren received a supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role as Norma Cassady in 1982’s Victor/Victoria. On TV, she was most recently seen in recurring roles on Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and Starz’s Blunt Talk. She’s repped by Innovative Artists, Management Production Entertainment and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.

    Ehrich is known for his roles as Hunter May on CBS’ Under the Dome and Freddie Ridge in Hulu’s The Path. He’s repped by MGMT Entertainment and Abrams Artists Agency.

    Alec Baldwin, wife welcome fourth child

    (5/18/18) Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin have become proud parents of four after welcoming a new son.

    The Boss Baby star and his yogi other half announced the exciting news on Instagram on Thursday, sharing a photograph of the couple together in hospital with Hilaria holding the newborn in her arms.

    “He’s here! He’s perfect! 8lbs 2oz #wegotthis2018,” she captioned the sweet image, posted on her profile.

    The new mother and dad have yet to reveal their baby son’s name.

    Alec and Hilaria are already parents to daughter Carmen, four, as well as sons Rafael, two, and Leonardo Charles, one.

    Alec is also dad to 22-year-old model daughter Ireland from his first marriage to Kim Basinger.

    The actor wed yoga instructor and TV presenter Hilaria in 2012 after meeting her at New York restaurant Pure Food and Wine in 2011, when Alec walked up to her and handed her his business card.

    Just weeks ahead of the birth of her newborn son, Spanish beauty Hilaria revealed to HOLA! USA she wears the pants in the household.

    “I am the boss at home and everybody knows that. They call me that,” she said. “You ask them (her children), ‘Who is the boss’, and they’ll say, ‘Mommy is the boss’.

    “Alec lets me be the alpha parent, which is definitely our personalities and it works well,” she added of her husband. “That doesn’t mean that we don’t talk about things and I ask his advice and stuff like that. I’m just very clear about how I want things to be done.”

    Eva Green, Ed Skrein, Kathy Bates To Star In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘A Patriot’

    (4/29/18) Eva Green, Kathy Bates and Ed Skrein are attached to star in sci-fi thriller A Patriot, which Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange will launch world sales on in Cannes. Currently in pre-production, the movie’s screenplay comes from Dan Pringle (K-Shop) and Toby Rushton (Monsters) with Pringle also attached to direct. Project is being produced by Adam Merrifield (K-Shop) from White Lantern Film and John Giwa-Amu (The Machine) from Red & Black Films with Angus Finney (The Mother) executive producing.

    The script takes place in a future authoritarian state that has walled itself away from a world ravaged by climate chaos and resource wars. The story follows the unquestioning Border Corp Captain Kate Jones (Green) as she fights to defend the purity of the population, until a chance discovery makes her doubt the authorities she has pledge her allegiance and life to protect.

    The Exchange’s Cannes lineup includes Aja Naomi King’s A Girl From Mogadishu, Ethan Hawke’s Blaze and Jeremiah Zagar’s We The Animals.

    Sin City and Penny Dreadful star Green is represented by Tavistock Wood Management and UTA, Oscar-winner Bates by ICM and Deadpool star Skrein by 42, CAA and Bloom, Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

    American Horror Story: Kathy Bates Returning to Star in Season 8

    (3/20/18) The latest chapter of American Horror Story will welcome back an old friend: Kathy Bates will return to play one of the lead roles in Season 8 of FX’s horror anthology, executive producer Ryan Murphy tells Entertainment Weekly.

    “Kathy and Sarah Paulson have a lot of great stuff to get to do” in the upcoming season, Murphy teased. “So, with Evan Peters, the three of them are the leads this year.”

    A veteran cast member of four previous AHS seasons, beginning with 2013’s Coven (which won her an Emmy), Bates skipped last season’s AHS: Cult to star in the Netflix weed-dispensary sitcom Disjointed. But that series was cancelled last month after one season, freeing Bates up to return to the AHS fold.

    No word yet on the theme of AHS‘ eighth installment, but Murphy would “neither confirm or deny” to EW the online rumor that it’ll be subtitled Radioactive. The EP has hinted, though, that the new season will take place in the future, calling it “different from what we’ve done before.”

    Alec Baldwin Talk Show Ordered; ABC to Air 'Preview' Episode After Oscars

    (2/28/18) Alec Baldwin is getting the final word on Oscar Sunday.

    Not only has ABC ordered eight episodes of Sundays With Alec Baldwin, a talk show modeled after the actor’s popular interview-based podcast, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the network will air a special “sneak peek” immediately following the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday. This preview installment is not considered one of the official eight episodes that ABC ordered.

    Baldwin’s guests on Night 1 will be friend Jerry Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live cohort Kate McKinnon, both of whom will be opening up in lengthy interviews about their lives, their careers and more.

    “I’m excited about this show and grateful to ABC for taking a chance on me in what is, admittedly, a crowded field,” Baldwin said in a statement. “I’ve enjoyed doing my podcast for WNYC and look forward to the challenge of doing a show on camera.”

    Additional information, including when ABC plans to air the other eight episodes, is not yet known.

    Alec Baldwin making film on fake art after being scammed himself

    (2/18/18) Alec Baldwin — who was ripped off in an art-forgery scam — is making a film about the sketchy world of fake art.

    In 2016, the “30 Rock” actor sued a gallery for selling him a counterfeit of what he believed to be a 1996 painting, “Sea and Mirror” by Ross Bleckner, for $190,000.

    Now Page Six is told that he’s working on a film based on a 2012 Vanity Fair story, “A Question of Provenance,” by Michael Shnayerson.

    We’re told that Baldwin is teaming up with former Paramount exec and Jean-Michel Basquiat dealer and collector Andy Terner on the documentary.

    The article addresses the $100 million scam involving fake Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock works. Baldwin bought the ­bogus Bleckner from dealer Mary Boone in 2010, paying her $15,000 in fees.

    In the lawsuit, he claimed he immediately felt the painting “appeared brighter and smelled different than he would have expected,” but was told the odd odor was because the previous owner was a heavy smoker. His suspicions were eventually confirmed by a ­Sotheby’s expert, and he won a seven-figure settlement in November.

    Disjointed Cancelled at Netflix

    (2/14/18) Netflix has extinguished Disjointed. The streamer has pulled the plug on the Kathy Bates-fronted pot comedy after two buzz-deprived seasons, TVLine has learned.

    Co-created by Chuck Lorre, the series found Oscar-winner Bates playing the owner of a Los Angeles marijuana dispensary. The cast also included Mozart in the Jungle‘s Aaron Moten, The Flash‘s Tone Bell and Another Period‘s Betsy Sodaro.

    The show’s second season dropped last month. All told, 20 episodes were produced.

    After years of renewing even its lowest-profile shows, Netflix has entered the cancellation business in a big way of late. Recent terminations include Lady Dynamite, Love, Haters Back Off!, Chelsea, Gypsy and Girlboss.

    Alec Baldwin recovering from hip replacement surgery

    (2/8/18) Alec Baldwin is recovering after undergoing hip replacement surgery Wednesday.

    “Thank you for your kind wishes,” Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, wrote on Instagram alongside a pic of her holding Alec’s hand at the hospital. “I know many of you are anxious to hear how he is doing. We have been here since very early…All went well in surgery and I am with him in recovery. ?? to all #wegotthis2018”

    On Tuesday night, she revealed the 59-year-old “Boss Baby” star was to undergo the surgery the following day.

    “Now we rest because tomorrow morning we are in the hospital bright and early for his hip to be replaced,” the 34-year-old yoga expert wrote. “Think good thoughts for us. We are gonna eat lightly, relax, and take deep breaths.”

    The couple — who wed in 2012 — are currently expecting their fourth child together.

    Alec Baldwin Exits ABC Comedy Series

    (2/7/18) Alec Baldwin‘s sitcom comeback has hit a speed bump.

    The 30 Rock alum and current Match Game host — who was slated to star in an untitled ABC family comedy co-created by Kenya Barris (black-ish) — will not be appearing in the project after all, TVLine has confirmed. Baldwin will, however, stay on as an exec producer.

    Last December, ABC handed a straight-to-series order to the multi-cam comedy, which also counts Julie Bean (grown-ish) as an EP. The show follows an opinionated former TV star who moves in with his liberal daughter, her girlfriend and their child.

    An ABC rep declined to comment.

    Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin & More Board Edward Norton’s ‘Motherless Brooklyn’

    (2/6/18) Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Alec Baldwin have signed on for thriller Motherless Brooklyn, written and directed by Edward Norton, who is also starring in it. Currently shooting in New York City, the film’s ensemble cast includes Cherry Jones, Ethan Suplee, Leslie Mann, Josh Pais, Fisher Stevens, Michael K. Williams, and Robert Wisdom as well as previously announced Willem Dafoe.

    Inspired by Jonathan Lethem’s novel of the same name, the pic, set in 1950s NY, follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.

    Norton is producing the project alongside his Class 5 Films producing partner Bill Migliore as well as MWM Studios’ Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane. Executive producers are Michael Bederman, Adrian Alperovich, Sue Kroll, Robert F. Smith, Brian Sheth, and Daniel Nadler. Warner Bros will release the film worldwide.

    Alec Baldwin Responds To Dylan Farrow’s Woody Allen Accusations; Compares Her To Character From ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

    (1/29/18) Alec Baldwin took to Twitter on Sunday to continue to defend Woody Allen against Dylan Farrow’s sexual assault accusations, comparing her “persistence of emotion” to the character of Mayella from To Kill A Mockingbird, who accuses a black man of rape with no substantial evidence.

    In his tweet, Baldwin says said that like Mayella, Dylan Farrow’s “tears/exhortations [are] meant [to] shame [you into] belief in her story.” He adds, “But I need more than that before I destroy [someone], regardless of their fame. I need a lot more.”

    He continued by tweeting a New York Times story blasting Dylan and Moses Farrow saying, “To say that [Dylan Farrow] is telling the truth is to say that [Moses Farrow] is lying. Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene and which did not?”

    In one last tweet, Baldwin doesn’t mince words if you don’t agree with his stance on the director, who he has worked with multiple times, “If my defense of Woody Allen offends you, it’s real simple. Unfollow. Condemn. Move on.”

    This isn’t the first time Baldwin has come to the defense of Allen. Earlier this month, he called the “renunciation” of the director “unfair and sad.” He said that he was “investigated forensically” and that “no charges were filed.

    “Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that [Woody Allen] is innocent?” he said on Twitter. “I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing [people] of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims as well.”

    Al1 of the most effective things Dylan Farrow has in her arsenal is the “persistence of emotion.” Like Mayella in TKAM, her tears/exhortations r meant 2 shame u in2 belief in her story.
    But I need more than that before I destroy some1, regardless of their fame.
    I need a lot more.

    — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 28, 2018

    To say that @RealDylanFarrow is telling the truth is to say that @MosesFarrow is lying.
    Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene and which did not?

    — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 28, 2018

    If my defense of Woody Allen offends you, it’s real simple.
    Move on.

    — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 28, 2018

    Lin Bolen Dies: First Female VP Of Programming At A Network Was 76

    (1/28/18) Lin Bolen, the first female VP of programming at a TV network and an influential force in daytime television fare, has died. She passed away on January 19 at the age of 76 in a hospital in the San Fernando Valley, according to friend and former game-show host Jim MacKrell.

    Bolen worked for NBC in the 1970s and was responsible for commissioning the long-running game show Wheel of Fortune. She also is credited with bringing long-form narrative to soap operas, expanding them to hour-long formats.

    It was long rumored that the ruthless Faye Dunaway character of Diana Christiansen in the 1976 satrical film Network was based on Bolen, something Bolen denied.

    She was appointed VP of daytime programming at NBC in 1972, rising to become the VP of programming in Sept. 1975. NBC thrived under her leadership, becoming the No. 1 network in ratings.

    Some of her moves were controversial. Bolen ended the 11-year run for Jeopardy!, citing its older demographics and stodgy host Art Fleming, and also killed the 15-year-old game show Concentration. Instead, she pivoted to a new concept from creator/producer Merv Griffin, a casino-like game called Wheel of Fortune that debuted in 1976. It became a huge hit.

    Merv Griffin remembered Bolen in his Simon & Schuster memoir, Merv: Making The Good Life Last. He described her as a “hard-driving” and “difficult” woman, with whom he had many “bitter fights.” Still, he noted, “I developed a gruding respect for her talent and determination. She wanted to put her own stamp on NBC’s daytime lineup, and if that meant throwing out a few babies along with the bathwater, then so be it.”

    Bolen left NBC in 1976 to form her own, self-named producion company focused on creating and developing game shows, movies of the week, and theatrical films for networks and studios. Among its show was Stumpers!, hosted by Allen Ludden (which lasted 13 weeks before cancellation), and W.E.B., a show that looked seriously at the men who ran network television. It, too, was canceled after 13 weeks, done in by its slot against the ABC hit Charlie’s Angels.

    She fared better in television movies. The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle, starring Kurt Russell and Melissa Gilbert, was the highest-rated movie of the year for NBC.

    Survivors include a son, Jason Wendkos. No details on memorial services have been made public.

    Will & Grace Guest Stars

    (1/19/18) Will & Grace‘s parade of returning guest stars continues.

    The latest actors set to reprise their roles on the NBC comedy include Alec Baldwin (as Karen’s government-agent ex Malcolm Widmark), Blythe Danner (as Will’s mom Marilyn Truman) and Sara Rue (as Grace’s sister Joyce).

    Additionally, Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) and Robert Klein (The Mysteries of Laura) will appear in upcoming episodes.

    Alec Baldwin Says Treatment Of Woody Allen Is “Unfair And Sad”

    (1/17/18) As the backlash against working with Woody Allen gains momentum, Alec Baldwin has come forward to express his opinion calling the “renunciation” of the director is “unfair and sad.”

    Baldwin took to Twitter to point out that Allen was “investigated forensically” and that “no charges were filed. He adds “I worked [with Woody Allen] 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career.”

    “Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that [Woody Allen] is innocent?” he continued on Twitter. “I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing [people] of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims as well.”

    Baldwin’s response comes shortly after Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, who both star in Allen’s upcoming A Rainy Day in New York, announced that they will donate their salary from the movie to charity. Their actions come in the wake of articles written by Dylan Farrow and Ronan Farrow about Allen’s alleged sexual misconduct.

    @ABFalecbaldwin : Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed. The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it’s unfair and sad to me. I worked w WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career.

    @ABFalecbaldwin : Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent? I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing ppl of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims, as well.

    Alec Baldwin, Jeff Daniels Race to Stop 9/11 in Looming Tower Trailer — Watch

    (1/12/18) (Video) Could the September 11th terrorist attacks have been prevented? That’s a provocative question that Hulu’s new drama The Looming Tower dives into without flinching.

    The scripted docudrama, which premieres Wednesday, Feb. 28 on the streaming service, chronicles the FBI and CIA’s efforts to hunt down Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda in the years leading up to 9/11 — and the errors they made along the way. In the new trailer above, when Peter Sarsgaard’s CIA analyst is told there’s “too much risk” to aggressively going after al-Qaeda, he comes back with: “Someday, this administration will be remembered for the risks it didn’t take.”

    Emmy winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) stars as FBI agent John O’Neil, who angrily points out that the bureau has only eight Arabic speakers out of 10,000 agents: “That’s how seriously our government takes this threat.” We see infighting between the FBI and CIA, and a number of high-ranking officials downplaying the threat of al-Qaeda, including Alec Baldwin as CIA director George Tenet, who urges Sarsgaard’s character to “use the chain of command. It exists for a reason.”

    As we can see from the bloody carnage left by al-Qaeda’s bombings of African embassies, though, that threat was clearly underestimated. Later, we see Fargo‘s Michael Stuhlbarg as counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke, testifying before Congress and telling the American people, “Your government failed you.”

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    1. In 1971, The Doctors was the first daytime serial to win the Emmy award. In 1973, Doctors took the award a second time- and Elizabeth Hubbard (Althea, now ATWT’s Lucinda) won Best Actress in a Daytime Series.

    2. The 5000th episode aired on November 1981

    3. Series producer Procter & Gamble

    4. House of Hope was a proposed spin-off of The Doctors in 1970. NBC Daytime picked up Somerset, the Another World spin-off, instead.

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