Television

The Many Voices Of Rob Paulsen

Jun 25, 2019
Lesley Bohm

You probably don’t know who Rob Paulsen is. But you probably know at least one or two of his animated characters. The award-winning Paulsen is the voice of, among others, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Yakko from Animaniacs and Raphael (and later Donatello) from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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The CNN documentary series United Shades of America is nearing the end of its fourth season, and the second to last episode is all about Milwaukee.

The Emmy Award-winning series follows host W. Kumau Bell, a black standup comedian, who travels across the country. He goes to places he says the audience may not expect him to go, places he’s never been, or where he feels like he can learn something new.

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John Quiñones made his name in the 1980s and '90s as a correspondent for ABC News, reporting first from Central America, and later covering issues around the world that had not received much widespread exposure in this country.

Former TV Critic Reflects on Life After Print

Sep 15, 2016
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Joanne Weintraub still watches TV. But it’s a lot less TV than she watched for years, when she was the TV critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Weintraub, discusses her new views on TV in an essay that appears in this month's Milwaukee Magazine

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It’s been 38 years since the Mary Tyler Moore Show left the airwaves, but it’s still regarded by many TV critics as both one of the funniest and most innovative sitcoms of all time. That’s partly because of the great writers and producers, but especially because of the show’s namesake.

Essay: Sesame Street Makes a Tragic Move to HBO

Aug 19, 2015
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The news broke last week that the children’s TV show, Sesame Street, a staple of PBS for 46 years, will soon air first-run shows on HBO.  It’s a development that some welcome, but concerns many others, including Lake Effect essayist Joanne Weintraub.

You know the song, right? “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?”

Israeli TV's Influence on the American Small Screen

Feb 12, 2014
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Most of us in the US think that we, or possibly the Brits, make the best television in the world. 

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From the Sprout Network to Nick Jr., there are a lot of options out there in kids' television programming.

Ponch Rides into Town to Celebrate Harley-Davidson's 110th

Aug 30, 2013

In honor of Harley's 110th anniversary, some big names and thousands of motorcyclists are storming the city. One of the big names: Erik Estrada.

Talk Show Legend Dick Cavett, Part One

Nov 26, 2010
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We turn the tables on one of America’s most famous interviewers when we interview Dick Cavett, who spoke with Bonnie North this summer at Ten Chimneys in Delafield. To hear more of Bonnie's interview, click on Supplemental Audio below.