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    • Flights of Fancy
    • Flights of Fancy

      Former Pan Am stewardesses remember their glory days in the air — and nitpick the new TV series
      There’s a scene in the new ABC series “Pan Am” where two baby-faced pilots share a drink at a pub. The year is 1963. “Look…
    • TV MD
    • TV MD

      After years as a small-screen doc, UVM med student Peter Wingfield is training to be a real one
      Peter Wingfield is not a doctor, but he’s played one on TV. Several times, in fact, including a two-year stint on “Holby City,” a…
    • Kill Your TV...  But Not Your Laptop
    • Kill Your TV... But Not Your Laptop

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      When I tell people I don’t own a television set or have cable, they often assume that I don’t watch TV. They’re wrong. My…
    • Late Late Night?
    • Late Late Night?

      State of the Arts
      Tim Kavanagh, host of WCAX’s locally produced talk/variety show “Late Night Saturday,” announced last Saturday that episode tapings have been suspended “until further notice.”…
    • On-Air Ability
    • On-Air Ability

      “The Advocacy Team” shows what it can do — on camera
      Monday, April 27. Production Manager Bill Simmon has just given a thumbs-up from his control room at the Burlington studios of Vermont Community Access…
    • VPT to Stop Producing "Profile"

      State of the Arts
      Publicly funded arts institutions are feeling the recession squeeze this winter, and Vermont Public Television is no exception. In February, viewers will stop seeing new…
    • Planet Upgrade
    • Planet Upgrade

      A writer discovers the seductive world of home-improvement television
      Did you know that it’s hard to sell a house with a wall between the kitchen and the dining room? That modern couples demand double…
    • They Like to Watch
    • They Like to Watch

      A new study at UVM correlates TV time with eating, sleeping and, well, moving
      You may have seen them tacked between “Apartment for Rent” signs and Club Metronome fliers, particularly if you’re given to wandering on the University…
    • Vignettes

      State of the Arts: Goodbye, "Survey Says"
      Survey says . . . 85 percent of Burlingtonians have run across the homegrown game show "Survey Says" on Vermont Community Access Media (Channel 15)…
    • News Flashes
    • News Flashes

      Local Matters
      Brattleboro Selectboard nixes temporary nudity ban in narrow vote. BRATTLEBORO — If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Last week the Brattleboro Selectboard, in a…
    • Vignettes
    • Vignettes

      State of the Arts: South End Art Hop, The History Channel, Digital Audiobooks, Michael Moore
      PARTY POOPERS? Apparently, the Friday night party that kicked off last year’s South End Art Hop was just that: the last. In Hops past,…
    • Vignettes

      State of the Arts
      This Thursday brings a new double taping of WCAX's local variety show "Late Night Saturday." At the first show, host Tim Kavanagh will welcome local…
    • When Stars Attack

      Tubefed
      I felt like sending Michael Richards a note. My heart went out to the guy." - Mel Gibson What is it about wanting for nothing…
    • Political Party Pooper

      Tubefed
      Was that a fun 24-hour television news cycle, or what? If Tuesday night's happiest news was simply that those ghastly campaign ads had run for…
    • Sketchy Details

      Tubefed
      The funny thing about "Saturday Night Live" - one of the few funny things about the show these days - is that it's exerting its…
    • Elimination Nation

      Tubefed
      Since the first "Survivor" contestant got voted off the island in the summer of 2000, the process of elimination has all but replaced plot as…
    • Star Treatment

      Tubefed
      Trend alert! Research laboratories, think tanks and Mary Hart have been working around the clock for decades searching for new ways to pamper celebrities, and…
    • Morning Sickness

      Tubefed
      I'm pretty sick of morning TV. The only thing I'm more sick of is that damn Taylor Hicks Ford commercial. The "American Idol" vet's spot…
    • Odditions

      Tubefed
      Oil isn't Americans' only addiction. The citizens of this great land are also hooked on "American Idol." No other television show comes close to exerting…
    • End Times

      Tubefed
      All good things must come to an end. So must all middling, thoroughly ghastly and entirely unwatchable things. And this is the time of year…

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