March 14, 2014 |
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?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1987
Re "Women Choosing Single Parenthood," View, June 12: It was an innocuous little notice buried on Page 11, a simple announcement for an organization committed to the support and promotion of "single women who have or are considering having children on their own." How does it turn out, single (unmarried) women raising children on their own? The answer comes back in articles, books and mountains of statistics: In the next generation, there will be more unwed pregnancies, alienated non-producing men, criminality, drugs and hopelessness.
August 13, 1989
Some comments on Nina J. Easton's July 30 article about the Ron Howard's film "Parenthood," which, according to the headline, "reflects the movies' latest discovery: kids and families." Brian Grazer, Howard's partner in Imagine Films, is quoted as saying: "Now being hip is being a responsible dad. . . . It's hip to have substance." Hip? He makes child rearing sound like the latest dance step. 'Hip to have substance" now? Does that mean that a short time ago it was "hip to be superficial"?
December 12, 2013 |
"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.
August 27, 1989
The whining of letter writers Steve Miller and Madeline Baker (who complained about the content of "Parenthood" and its suitability for children) made me snicker. On Page 15 of the same Calendar, the "Parenthood" ad shows a PG-13 rating--"Parents Strongly Cautioned." What did they think they were being cautioned against? Chewing gum under the seats? THOM SANTIAGO North Hollywood
September 21, 1998 |
Linda Goldberg, Ginny Brinkley, Janice Kukar Avery $12.95, 342 pages The authors of "Your Child's First Journey," a book about childbirth, turn their attention to pregnancy. Goldberg, Brinkley and Kukar, all mothers, include information that a doctor might leave out, but that a mother would surely think important. The book is well-researched and contains lots of user-friendly materials, including tips, photos, illustrations and checklists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2009 |
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.
April 11, 1993 |
Hello, viewers, and welcome to Lifestyles of the Rich and Frazzled. The recent celebrity baby boom, the ab-so-lute talk of glitterati, finds everyone from Whitney to Kirstie to-- could that be Tom Cruise ?--giving parenthood a try. Today we'll visit the gracious mega-spreads of some of the mega-stars to find out: How do they do it? What can we learn about mega-parenting from their perfectly star-studded mega-lives? Don't touch that dial . . .