Culture & Arts

The fall of the fall TV lineup

Television | Networks switch from “must-see TV” to “watch when you want”
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 8/11/20, 04:06 pm

Americans have relied on television for entertainment during pandemic-induced isolation, but networks and studios may have trouble offering them something new to watch this fall. Most studios ceased production of scripted programming because of the coronavirus. Flare-ups in California and Georgia, two of the top states for filming TV shows, have caused producers to question the safety of resuming work. Disputes with unions over COVID-19 testing also have plagued some efforts to restart.

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Forging a path for survivors

Entertainment | A court ruling could give #MeToo victims more legal recourse
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 8/04/20, 04:27 pm

Actress Ashley Judd won an important appeal last week in her lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Her victory might make it easier for other women to find legal recourse against sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace.

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Giant stands up for his faith

Culture | San Francisco pitcher Sam Coonrod ridiculed for not taking a knee
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 7/28/20, 05:43 pm

On opening night Thursday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, a message read by actor Morgan Freeman played over loudspeakers as the home team and the visiting San Francisco Giants lined up on the field before the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The statement, written by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen, called for equality, unity, and empathy—a Major League Baseball–approved response to the ongoing nationwide protests against racism.

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