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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Too few babies

Family | Experts warn of coming depopulation crisis
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/31/20, 03:32 pm

Americans are not having enough babies.

The United States is one of 91 countries with a fertility rate too low to replace the existing population. New research warns global fertility rates could collapse even further over the next century and cause dramatic population declines.

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Being a child actor isn’t just glitz and glamour

Television | Showbiz Kids shows why
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 7/30/20, 03:24 pm

Would E.T. have been the wildly successful Steven Spielberg smash without Henry Thomas cast as the lonely, lovable 10-year-old Elliot who befriends the extraterrestrial? Can you imagine The Wizard of Oz without Judy Garland belting out “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from a Kansas barnyard? Or The Black Stallion without Kelly Reno galloping across Arabian sand, clinging to the Black’s mane?

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