November 14, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Doris Kearns Goodwin. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Dr. Phil McGraw; the Rockettes; Carson Daly; Giancarlo Esposito; Ashley Greene; Danica McKellar. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Chris Tucker; Ashley Greene; Bridgit Mendler performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Dr. Phil McGraw.
May 12, 2008 |
Steven Spielberg's long-rumored Abraham Lincoln biopic may well go into production in 2009. It would be the director's next project after "Tintin," which is expected to go into production in September. "I want to start 'Lincoln' in early 2009, because it's Lincoln's 200th anniversary," Spielberg told the German magazine Focus. Marvin Levy, Spielberg's spokesman, confirmed the director's production plans Sunday. Liam Neeson, who was in talks to play the 16th U.S. president based on an adaptation of "Team of Rivals," a biography by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, is still associated with the project, Levy confirmed.
April 2, 2008
Re "Why LBJ bowed out," Opinion, March 30 This article stirred my memories of that troubled era. I have to admit that at the time, I nearly loathed President Lyndon Johnson, watching him mire himself in the Vietnam mess that overshadowed his brilliant domestic agenda. I was delighted that he declined to run for another term. I was, like most Americans, oblivious to the opportunity it would give Richard Nixon. Since then, I have come to admire Johnson and what he accomplished for the poor of America.
April 8, 2007
Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores. *--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction 1 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (Penguin: $14) A father hides the birth of a twin from his wife. 2 The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (Grove: $14) A retired judge is caught up in Nepal's independence movement. 3 Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor: $12.95) Precious Ramotswe tries to slim down. 4 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Scribner: $12.
October 25, 2005 |
HISTORIANS have given Abraham Lincoln rather high marks, almost always naming him our greatest president. In "Team of Rivals," an ambitious group portrait of Lincoln and his Cabinet, Doris Kearns Goodwin sees Lincoln's ability to unite what he called "discordant elements" as the source of his stature. This is the most richly detailed account of the Civil War presidency to appear in many years, and it has taken Goodwin a full decade to complete.
August 7, 2002
Re "As History Repeats Itself, the Scholar Becomes the Story," Aug. 4: Scholarship is not whatever one can get away with. When I taught English composition at the University of Dayton for 38 years, I did not allow the students to paraphrase. I told them that if the idea was worth using they should use the exact words of the original writer to get the original feeling and exact meaning. And they must cite it. They had no problem understanding that. Doris Kearns Goodwin would fail freshman comp.