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May 1, 2009 | Meg James
Nora O'Brien, an NBC Universal program executive working on the series "Parenthood," died Wednesday after collapsing while on location in Berkeley. She was 44. The cast and crew of "Parenthood," a remake of the 1989 Steve Martin film, had taken an evening break from shooting and a few people, including O'Brien, were playing basketball, according to a friend. O'Brien said she felt dizzy and then she collapsed. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, friends said.
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HEALTH
March 14, 2014 | By Emily Dwass
Television producer and writer Jason Katims is known for tackling emotional stories. Even his new NBC comedy, "About a Boy," deals with bullying and depression. But family challenges are most apparent in his dramas, especially "Parenthood," finishing its fifth season on NBC, for which Katims sometimes draws on his own experiences. On "Parenthood," the character Max Braverman (played by Max Burkholder) is a child struggling with the autism spectrum disorder Asperger's syndrome. As the father of a son with this developmental disorder, what has it been like to tell that story?
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2010 | By Denise Martin
Over the last two decades, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have been pitched countless TV versions of their 1989 film "Parenthood," the sometimes comedic and often daunting look at parenting. A half-hour comedy about the movie's dysfunctional Buckman clan got off the ground in 1990 but lasted only 12 episodes. TV's second shot at "Parenthood," which premieres March 1 at 9 p.m. on NBC, comes from writer-producer Jason Katims, who sought to hew closely to the original's designs: A sprawling ensemble drama made up of keenly observed moments of modern familial strife.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Fox's legal drama "Rake" debuted with modest results, following more "American Idol" auditions.   The new darkly comedic series, starring Greg Kinnear as a defense attorney with severe self-destructive tendencies, drew an average of just more than 7 million viewers, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen. In the key 18-49 age group, it drew a rating of 1.7, which is lower than expected.   "American Idol's" trip to Atlanta drew an average of 12.1 million viewers and a rating of 3.3 in 18-49, down 13% from a week earlier.
HOME & GARDEN
September 18, 2010 | By David A. Keeps, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Set in and around Berkeley, "Parenthood" unfolds principally in three family residences that vary in architectural style. The first is the house of Zeek and Camille Braverman (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia). "They have lived there 30 years, filled it with heirlooms and haven't redecorated much," set decorator Julieann Getman says. "It's well worn and comfortable. " Despite clutter and "visible scouring pads," Getman says, the Bravermans' woodsy kitchen has an old-fashioned, welcoming feel.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Janet Kinosian
Monica Potter, who plays Kristina Braverman on NBC's sleeper hit "Parenthood" (just renewed for a fifth season), had an emotional story about breast cancer this past season that had multitudes of fans clinging to boxes of Kleenex. And while it's not new territory for television (Kim Catrall on "Sex and the City" and Candice Bergen in "Murphy Brown" came before), it was nonetheless a journey of discovery for Kristina - and Potter herself. "I now know so much better what so many other women have the courage to go through," Potter says.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
HBO's "The Newsroom" and NBC's "Parenthood" are among the productions being honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as programs that have "used the power of television to create social change" and exemplify "television with a conscience. " The sixth annual Television Academy Honors will be presented May 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The ceremony will be hosted by Dana Delaney ("Body of Proof"). Other honorees include: --"Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Smile as Big as the Moon" --"DL Hughley: The Endangered List" --"Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" --"Hunger Hits Home" --"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" --"One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Loss, Fear & Betrayal" ALSO: Oprah lands Jason Collins interview 'Rectify' to get second season on Sundance 'Ellen,' 'The Young and the Restless' lead daytime Emmy nominations  
HEALTH
March 14, 2014 | By Emily Dwass
Television producer and writer Jason Katims is known for tackling emotional stories. Even his new NBC comedy, "About a Boy," deals with bullying and depression. But family challenges are most apparent in his dramas, especially "Parenthood," finishing its fifth season on NBC, for which Katims sometimes draws on his own experiences. On "Parenthood," the character Max Braverman (played by Max Burkholder) is a child struggling with the autism spectrum disorder Asperger's syndrome. As the father of a son with this developmental disorder, what has it been like to tell that story?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 1989
OK, it's not for kids. Don't send them. LOIS COHN Long Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1989
I am writing to express my outrage at the advertisement for the movie "Parenthood" that appeared 10 pages from Easton's article. The two children being dangled by their ankles by "Parenthood" co-star Steve Martin are in danger of having a limb dislocated. Animal-rights activists would be protesting if a puppy or kitten were held so cruelly. Where are the protectors of our children's rights? I hope that this ad will be withdrawn. MARILYN BROWN Senior Director Stephen S. Wise Temple Parenting Center Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"Parenthood" star Monica Potter could only cry when she got the news. After enduring a taxing story line involving her character's breast cancer, Potter was making many a list for those deserving a nod. But she would get passed over. So you'll understand why waking up to news that she was nominated for a Golden Globe brought on the waterworks -- a state of being she's quite familiar with on the emotional NBC drama. "I had a text from Billy Bush. I was like, 'Wait, I don't talk to Billy that much.' But we saw each other at an event we did together and he texted me congratulations.
NATIONAL
December 8, 2013 | Emily Alpert Reyes
First came love. Then came marriage. And the baby carriage? Meh. "Just the two of us is awesome," said Sara Tenenbein, a 31-year-old blogger and consultant living with her husband in Los Angeles. "Maybe we don't need to add more humans to the equation. " Not having children is still rare among married women like Tenenbein, but less so than it used to be, according to an analysis by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, which examined figures from the National Survey of Family Growth.
NATIONAL
November 19, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for Texas to enforce a strict new abortion regulation that opponents say prevents a third of the state's clinics from performing the procedure. The court, in a 5-4 vote, split along ideological lines in turning down an appeal to block the law that abortion rights advocates challenged as unconstitutional. The measure, adopted by Texas lawmakers in July, requires that abortion providers have a doctor on their staffs who has admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
NATIONAL
October 22, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Tucked into the deeply evangelical corner of southwestern Missouri, the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque was an oasis for Muslims -- the only mosque within a 50-mile radius. But in August 2012, during Ramadan, the building burned to the ground in an apparent arson fire. It was the second attempt made on the mosque in about a month; activists feared a hate crime, and a team of federal and local investigators couldn't find a suspect.  But now, a surprise turn in a different arson case has implicated an Iraq veteran, who officials say confessed over the weekend to burning down the mosque in addition to making attempts on the local Planned Parenthood office.
OPINION
August 14, 2013 | Patt Morrison
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as pastor for a nondenominational congregation at its headquarters. As his public pronouncements make clear, he detests Planned Parenthood and legal abortion, welfare and the California-born black holiday Kwanzaa. He used to hold a "national day of repudiation" against Jesse Jackson; he has his doubts about women in high places.
OPINION
August 12, 2013 | By Naomi Cahn and June Carbone
When does a man become a father - the legally recognized parent of a child, responsible for support and eligible for custody? Historically, parenthood has involved something more than simply a biological connection. In some eras that meant the law recognized only fathers who married the mothers. Today, recognition extends to unmarried parents who raise a child together. The new question on the table is whether it extends to a man who donates sperm to a woman and establishes a relationship with the child.
OPINION
August 6, 2013 | Meghan Daum
Below the din of our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby bump-patrolling culture, that shadowy faction known as the childless-by-choice (or "childfree" if you want to be PC about it) has been making throat-clearing noises. In the last year or so, we've seen a spate of articles and books on the subject of not wanting kids. But the Aug. 12 issue of Time magazine has taken that gurgling sound and officially started a conversation. Its cover story, "The Childfree Life: When having it all means not having children," reports on the uptick in voluntary childlessness and the trend's precarious footing in a world that is arguably more obsessed with parenting now than at any time in modern history.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Janet Kinosian
Monica Potter, who plays Kristina Braverman on NBC's sleeper hit "Parenthood" (just renewed for a fifth season), had an emotional story about breast cancer this past season that had multitudes of fans clinging to boxes of Kleenex. And while it's not new territory for television (Kim Catrall on "Sex and the City" and Candice Bergen in "Murphy Brown" came before), it was nonetheless a journey of discovery for Kristina - and Potter herself. "I now know so much better what so many other women have the courage to go through," Potter says.
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