Mary Tyler Moore brought a new depiction of the American woman to both “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Virginia Heffernan, a contributing writer for The New York Times, discusses Ms. Moore's roles and their influence.
Just before the start of Saturday night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” local NBC affiliate WRAL aired a special message promising to no longer silence language on the program. During last week’s show, hosted by Dave Chappelle, the station attempted to mute two objectionable words used by the comedian, but drew criticism from viewers because their 8-second delay impeded the flow of the program. WRAL is the only market in the country known to have muted portions of the broadcast.
To celebrate the 16th anniversary of the debut of the canceled-since-2007 TV show, three Raleigh coffee shops are changing their names to Luke’s Diner for one day, and some are giving away free cups of the stuff that kept Rory and Lorelai fueled for seven glorious seasons.
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John Arthur Greene, 26, was the last contestant featured in auditions from Philadelphia. He talked about how music has been redemptive for him since the death of his brother when Greene was 8. He said the two, while growing up in the Raleigh area, often played games such as cops and robbers. The family had guns and usually practiced safety, he said.
A pair of Raleigh natives – and their adorable baby daughter – auditioned on the season premiere of “American Idol”.
Jordan Sasser impressed judges Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez with his performance of Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” He received the “golden ticket” to advance to the Hollywood rounds.
Minutes earlier, his wife, Alex, had auditioned with her version of Bruno Mars’ “Count on Me.” But the judges thought the performance, in which she accompanied herself by strumming a pink ukelele, wasn’t quite strong enough to send her to Hollywood.
Clearly one of the highlights of their audition, though, was baby Westlund Joy, the subject of much oohing and aahing from the judging panel.
Durham filmmaker Rex Miller was inspired to make the Althea Gibson documentary after rediscovering a photograph of the tennis great with his mother at a tournament in 1958. "Althea" airs at 9 p.m. Friday on UNC-TV. Video courtesy of Rex Miller.