Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

TV & Stage

February 3, 2016
"Madoff," Feb. 3-4, ABC

Over more than four decades, Bernard "Bernie" Madoff conned billions of dollars from investors as the mastermind of one of the greatest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.

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January 13, 2016
"War and Peace," Jan. 18, A&E, Lifetime, History

Published in 1869 by Russian author Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace" unquestionably ranks as one of the central works of world literature. Many, in fact, regard it as nothing less than the greatest novel ever written.

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November 11, 2015
Sister who cooks for soup kitchen wins prize on Food Network's 'Chopped'

It looked like prayer and the Lord were on Franciscan Sister Alicia Torres' side as she won a special Thanksgiving competition on the Food Network's "Chopped," which aired Nov. 9.

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November 6, 2015
Low-powered Catholic radio stations seen as opportunity to evangelize
Low-powered Catholic radio stations seen as opportunity to evangelize

Ken Chivers and Mark Alestra huddled around a computer Oct. 14 for the inaugural broadcast of Ablaze Radio in a converted storage room turned radio studio at St. Monica Church in Duluth.

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October 16, 2015
'Belief' (OWN)

Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, the globetrotting miniseries "Belief" profiles people of varying spiritual outlooks as they search for purpose and meaning in their lives.

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September 30, 2015
Stephen Colbert a voice for Catholicism on late-night TV
Stephen Colbert a voice for Catholicism on late-night TV

Sometimes in the entertainment industry, it's not always easy to tell who's Catholic and who's not.

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September 22, 2015
The new fall season: On Fox, chemistry, plots subject to failure

A number of familiar stars figure in the latest offerings from Fox. But the new shows' mixed pedigrees -- their casting or thematic antecedents reach back, variously, to a "Full House," "The West Wing" of the White House and the morgue where Jack Klugman's "Quincy, M.E." once toiled -- yield equally uneven moral and aesthetic results.

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September 22, 2015
The new fall season: On NBC, two out of three ain't bad

Intrigue turns out to be a more reliable resource for fresh NBC programming this season than socially relevant comedy. So score the Peacock's performance in this round two dramatic wins -- at least for mature viewers -- to one loss in a laughter.

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September 22, 2015
The new fall season: CBS' 'Supergirl' indeed super, other shows less so

CBS, the most widely watched of the traditional networks, will be bringing 22 of its established shows back for the new season while adding five fresh ingredients -- three dramas and a duo of comedies -- to its so-far successful mix.

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September 9, 2015
Stephen Colbert, in interview, discusses faith, joy and humor
Stephen Colbert, in interview, discusses faith, joy and humor

Stephen Colbert, who took over Sept. 8 as host of CBS' “Late Night” program, said in an interview for Canada's Salt + Light Television that his “Colbert Report” character was intended to be a “well­-intentioned, poorly informed, high-­status idiot.” 

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