Those who develop a strong interest in their forebears tend to do so later in life. But that was not the way for Henry Louis Gates Jr. The Ivy League professor, whose fascinating genealogical show "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr." is now in its second season on PBS, remembers the precise date when his ancestral curiosity was roused. It was July 3, 1960, and he was 9 years old.
The kids don't have to go trick or treating to summon a fun-filled Halloween. Television has conjured up their spookiest adventures to usher in that creepiest time of the year. Parents can suffer their own chills and far fewer calories in front of the tube.
DON'T MISS: "Private Violence" - This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors. Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the film sheds light on the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the hands of intimate partners, as well as the difficulties of prosecuting the cases and why it isn't always easy for victims to simply "walk away." 9 p.m. Monday, HBO.
In an Oct. 16 story about an upcoming "Twin Peaks" novel, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a "Twin Peaks" TV sequel will be directed by Mark Frost. It will be directed by David Lynch, Frost's series co-creator and executive producer.
Dave Grohl doesn't think small. What began as an idea to challenge his band, Foo Fighters, turned into an HBO television series that celebrates the musical heritage of eight American cities and the idea of music as a community.
We're now almost a month into the 2014-15 TV season, and between the changing landscape of how viewers watch TV and Nielsen's blunders - a software glitch assigned more ratings to ABC shows than were deserved until the error was discovered last week - it's more difficult than ever to assess winners and losers among the new broadcast network series.