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A&E >  Entertainment

Joanne Rogers, widow of TV’s famed Mister Rogers, dies at 92

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 16, 2021

Joanne Rogers, an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children’s TV host Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92. Rogers died Thursday, according to the Fred Rogers Center. No cause of death was given. The center called her “a joyful and tender-hearted spirit.”

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Around the Remote: ‘WandaVision’ gives Marvel characters a retro homecoming

Don't Miss: “WandaVision” – We don’t really know what to expect from this trippy new series, but we’re definitely intrigued. “WandaVision” takes characters from Marvel’s superhero comics and movies and plops them in retro locales reminiscent of those in TV classics such as “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Bewitched” and “The Brady Bunch.”
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Stream on Demand: Focus turns to TV series ‘Sabrina,’ ‘Vikings,’ ‘Cobra Kai’

The fourth and final series of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" (TV-14) opens with the teenage witch (Kiernan Shipka) living two lives (literally) as both a high school girl and the ruler of hell thanks to a little time-travel magic. (Netflix) The final episodes of "Vikings" (TV-MA), the historical adventure drama set in 8th century Europe, debut directly to Amazon Prime.
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TV premieres to look forward to in 2021

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 31, 2020

This year has taken a great many things from us, but at least we still have our favorite shows. Here are 10 TV series and films (with published premiere dates) giving me something to look forward to in the new year. There’s nothing quite like "The Bachelor" for giving your tired mind a break. In this year’s season, Matt James, 29, will make history as "The Bachelor’s" first Black lead.
A&E >  Books

The return of ‘The Stand’ and the beginning of CBS All Access

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 31, 2020

Few bestselling books are as big as Stephen King's magnum opus, "The Stand": 823 pages abridged, 1,152 unabridged. However, the latest "Stand" miniseries, which airs on CBS All Access, isn't a blockbuster on the level of what is being streamed on Netflix, Amazon or HBO Max.
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‘Jeopardy!’ star Ken Jennings apologizes for ‘insensitive’ tweets: ‘I screwed up’

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 31, 2020

Ken Jennings, tapped by some as the man most likely to take over for the late “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, is doing some end-of-year apologizing. “Hey, I just wanted to own up to the fact that over the years on Twitter, I’ve definitely tweeted some unartful and insensitive things. Sometimes they worked as jokes in my head,” Jennings tweeted Wednesday.
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‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells dies, COVID-19 cited

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES — Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan's Island,” died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. She was 82. Wells died peacefully at a living facility in Los Angeles, publicist Harlan Boll said.
A&E >  Food

Eva Roberts’ Just Desserts: Spokane Valley small-business owner achieves success in long career, on ‘Holiday Baking Championship’

Eva Roberts opened her bakery Just American Desserts in Spokane Valley in 1986, and it’s safe to say in her 34 years as a small-business owner, 2020 has been one of the most memorable. Despite the pandemic, business has been strong for the diversified Just American Desserts, for which Roberts is very thankful (“We’ve been very lucky during the pandemic,” she said).