TV News & Reviews

TV News & Reviews

Commentary: Opening night of Democratic National Convention feels like a party

There are those who believe, or claim to, that there is no difference between the two major American political parties, but no one who wandered onto the convention floors in Cleveland at the beginning of last week or Philadelphia on Monday could have mistaken one for the other. They were different in tone and substance, in form and content, in intention and energy � not perfect mirror images, but with opposing moods and visions: dark/light, fear/hope, me/us.

Entertainment

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 31-Aug. 6

July 31: Actor Don Murray is 87. Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell is 85. Actress Susan Flannery ("Bold and the Beautiful") is 77. Actress France Nuyen ("South Pacific") is 77. Singer Lobo is 73. Singer Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and the Playboys is 71. Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) is 59. Actor Dirk Blocker ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") is 59. Drummer Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is 58. Actor Wesley Snipes is 54. Country singer Chad Brock is 53. Musician Fatboy Slim is 53. Guitarist Jim Corr of The Corrs is 52. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is 51. Actor Dean Cain is 50. Actor Jim True-Frost ("American Odyssey," "The Wire") is 50. Actress Eve Best ("Nurse Jackie") is 45. Actor Robert Telfer ("Saved by the Bell") is 39. Country singer Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band is 38. Actor B.J. Novak ("The Office") is 37. Actor Rico Rodriguez ("Modern Family") is 18.

Videos

Preview: 2016 Super Bowl commercials

As the excitement builds for Super Bowl 50, here is a sneak peek some of the commercials that will air during the game.
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Preview: 2016 Super Bowl commercials 0:48

Preview: 2016 Super Bowl commercials

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Jocelyn Price of Blue Springs surprises her date

Royals catcher Drew Butera records final out in 13-0 loss to Angels 1:03

Royals catcher Drew Butera records final out in 13-0 loss to Angels

The best of the nominations that helped Hillary Clinton make history 3:45

The best of the nominations that helped Hillary Clinton make history