Stories by Frazier Moore

Thursday, May 19, 2016

60 Minutes star Safer dies at age 84

Famed 60 Minutes reporter Morley Safer died Thursday at age 84.
By Frazier Moore

Friday, April 15, 2016

Pot helps 'Real Time' host Bill Maher hit the high notes in writing

NEW YORK - While a lung-full of marijuana can reduce some potheads to a puddle of silliness and sloth, the fact remains: Pot can serve a host of creative uses. Case in point: TV host Bill Maher.
By Frazier Moore

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Actress Patty Duke, 69, dies

NEW YORK - Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as a teen for "The Miracle Worker" and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life, has died at the age of 69.
By Frazier Moore

Saturday, March 19, 2016

VR is world of countless possibilities

It doesn't take a high-tech headset to see that virtual reality is the rage. It's being touted as the future for all things sensory, from games to film and television, from storytelling to visual art.
By Frazier Moore

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive, has been blackmailed

Charlie Sheen says his bad-boy days are over and, with Tuesday's declaration that he's HIV-positive, he aims to become an inspiration to others.
By Frazier Moore

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Harvesting broadcast's fall crop of new shows

NEW YORK - It's an exciting new fall season ahead on broadcast TV. We await the charming rom-com Manhattan Love Story; the heart-tugging youth drama Red Band Society; and don't forget Mulaney.
By Frazier Moore

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

TV 'Batgirl,' Yvonne Craig, dies

NEW YORK - Yvonne Craig, who played the sexy, crime-fighting Batgirl in the 1960s TV hit "Batman," has died. She was 78.
By Frazier Moore

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

'I Am Cait' debuts as a docuseries with a broader purpose

NEW YORK — It's the next step in the biggest celebrity story of the year. It's the long-awaited debut of Caitlyn Jenner's docuseries charting her new life as a transgender woman.
By Frazier Moore

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Penn & Teller aim to work magic on Broadway

NEW YORK — Magic doesn’t just happen like, well, magic. That’s a major message of Penn Jillette and Teller, who for 40 years have plied their trade as sassy secularists in the priesthood of ...
By Frazier Moore

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Exhibit is cache of 'Saturday Night Live' memorabilia

Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition has just opened in (where else) New York, and it's a riches-filled destination for the program's three generations of fans.
By Frazier Moore

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Monty Python alumni reunite for weekend to liven up Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK - Today they reign as elder statesmen of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived.
By Frazier Moore

Monday, April 13, 2015

'Game of Thrones' star Harington: a quiet force as Jon Snow

NEW YORK - "Quiet" and "still" aren't words you might associate with Game of Thrones. HBO's epic fantasy typically swirls with warring armies, forbidding landscape and even fire-breathing dragons.
By Frazier Moore

Monday, March 2, 2015

His enthusiasm curbed, Larry David hits Broadway in new play

NEW YORK - In his thumbnail-size dressing room just offstage at Broadway's Cort Theatre, Larry David is on dinner break from rehearsals for Fish in the Dark, the new comedy he wrote and stars in ...
By Frazier Moore

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Gifts for TV lovers

NEW YORK - Are you worried there will be nothing to look at once the holiday decorations come down? Here is a list of home-video goodies to fill the gap. All can be purchased online typically for ...
By Frazier Moore

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Bob Hope introduced new style of humor to America

Richard Zoglin, an arts writer and editor for Time magazine, has drawn on his enduring fascination and years of research to produce "Hope: Entertainer of the Century," the first major biography of ...
By Frazier Moore

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Hear (and watch) women roar on new fall TV shows

NEW YORK - The Good Wife, Homeland, Scandal, Nurse Jackie and Girls are just a few current shows that put women front and center. And this fall, even more women are stepping up.
By Frazier Moore

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

10 new TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.
By Frazier Moore

Five fall TV shows fail to impress

While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:
By Frazier Moore

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

Don Pardo, longtime 'Saturday Night Live' announcer dies; voice graced TV, radio for decades.
By Frazier Moore

Friday, March 14, 2014

On second thought, TV's second-screen experience is too intrusive

Whatever happened to watching TV alone? Just me and my TV. No multiscreen experience. No smartphone or tablet horning in on the action.
By Frazier Moore
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