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11 Great Television Shows That Are Lost Forever

Much early television was broadcast live and never recorded. This included news and variety shows, of course, but also early dramas and comedy series. Even recorded shows have not been safe. Film recordings were disposed of, to clear storage space or make way for new equipment. Video—useful, but expensive—was frequently erased and re-used. Nobody back [...]

10 Performers Who Died Onstage

Whether it was a lackluster crowd or weak material, performers love trading stories about the night they absolutely died while doing their shtick. Here are 10 examples of performers that actually did die onstage. On the bright side, they did shuffle off the mortal coil while doing the thing they loved. 1. Lee Morgan On February 19, [...]

The Late Movies: Mel Brooks

Each year, the Kennedy Center honors a group of legendary performers who have contributed to the arts. This morning, they announced that Mel Brooks would join Robert DeNiro and Bruce Springsteen, among others, in the 2009 class. For tonight’s Late Movies, here are a few clips of Mel Brooks, who brought us such classics as [...]