The Division is an American police procedural drama television series created by Deborah Joy LeVine starring Bonnie Bedelia. The series focuses on a team of women detectives and officers in the San Francisco Police Department; the series ended on June 28, 2004 after 88 episodes. The show focused on the lives of five policewomen in the felony division headed by Captain Kate McCafferty. Storylines revolved around the women's personal and professional lives, their attempts to balance both; the series tackled such topics as alcoholism, drug addiction and sexual abuse. The series premiered on January 7, 2001, earning a 3.1 rating and the "largest audience of any basic cable original series" that year. After four seasons, the show was canceled on June 28, 2004, it was the network's second "longest-running scripted series". After its cancellation, The Division was rebroadcast on the Lifetime network in various timeslots until 2007. In 2008, reruns aired on Lifetime Real Women. Starting in September 2018, the syndication became available on Start TV.
Jose Yenque as Gabriel'Gabe' Herrera Jacob Urrutia as Benjamin Ramirez Alex Rocco as John Exstead Sr. Allen Cutler as Casey Exstead Tanya Vidal as Lily Ramirez Jay Harrington as Theodore Blumenthal Michael MacRae as Steven D. B. Woodside as Daniel Reide Morgan Brayton as Amanda McCafferty James Avery as Charles Haysbert Troy Evans as Dusty Robin Thomas as Louis Perillo Lauren Tom as Nora Chen Dean Cain as Insp. Jack Ellis Linda Gehringer as Dolores David Sutcliffe as Dr. Michaelson/Jonah Jon Tenney as Hank Riley Peter Coyote as Ross Sara Rue as Amanda McCafferty Paige Hurd as Chloe Newland Daniel Morton as Detective Lawson Roma Downey as Reagan Gilancy Kim Fields as Principal Ogden Rebecca Gayheart as Suzanne Richland Nia Peeples as Sandra Prestiss Zachary Levi as Todd The DVD set containing all four seasons including the pilot was released by Visual Entertainment in Region 1 on March 19, 2018. Gracie Allen AwardsWon: Outstanding Entertainment Program Drama Imagen Foundation AwardsNominated: Best Actress in a Television Drama, Lisa Vidal ALMA AwardsNominated: Outstanding Actress in a Television Series, Lisa Vidal BMI Film & TV AwardsWon: BMI Cable Award, Jeff Eden Fair Won: BMI Cable Award, Starr Parodi Won: BMI Cable Award, Jeff Eden Fair Won: BMI Cable Award, Starr Parodi Young Artist AwardsNominated: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress, Joy Lauren Nominated: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actor, Shawn Pyfrom PRISM AwardsWon: TV Drama Series Episode Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series Episode, Nancy McKeon Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series, Nancy McKeon Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series Multi Episode Storyline, Nancy McKeon List of police television dramas Official website The Division on IMDb The Division at TV.com The Division at epguides.com
Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree; the story of Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, was made famous by Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, its adaptations for film and stage, The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day", her June 27 birthday is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in Pennsylvania and, in the centenary year of her birth, was recognized by a presidential proclamation from Jimmy Carter. A prolific author, Keller was outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism and other similar causes, she was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1971 and was one of twelve inaugural inductees to the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on June 8, 2015. Helen Adams Keller was born on June 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
Her family lived on Ivy Green, that Helen's grandfather had built decades earlier. She had four siblings, her father, Arthur Henley Keller, spent many years as an editor of the Tuscumbia North Alabamian and had served as a captain in the Confederate Army. Her mother, Catherine Everett Keller, known as "Kate", was the daughter of Charles W. Adams, a Confederate general, her paternal lineage was traced to a native of Switzerland. One of Helen's Swiss ancestors was the first teacher for the deaf in Zurich. Keller reflected on this coincidence in her first autobiography, stating "that there is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, no slave who has not had a king among his."At 19 months old Keller contracted an unknown illness described by doctors as "an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain", which might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness left her both blind, she lived, as she recalled in her autobiography, "at sea in a dense fog." At that time, Keller was able to communicate somewhat with Martha Washington, the six-year-old daughter of the family cook, who understood her signs.
In 1886, Keller's mother, inspired by an account in Charles Dickens' American Notes of the successful education of another deaf and blind woman, Laura Bridgman, dispatched the young Keller, accompanied by her father, to seek out physician J. Julian Chisolm, an eye, ear and throat specialist in Baltimore, for advice. Chisholm referred the Kellers to Alexander Graham Bell, working with deaf children at the time. Bell advised them to contact the Perkins Institute for the Blind, the school where Bridgman had been educated, located in South Boston. Michael Anagnos, the school's director, asked 20-year-old former student Anne Sullivan, herself visually impaired, to become Keller's instructor, it was the beginning of a 49-year-long relationship during which Sullivan evolved into Keller's governess and her companion. Sullivan arrived at Keller's house on March 5, 1887, a day Keller would forever remember as my soul's birthday. Sullivan began to teach Helen to communicate by spelling words into her hand, beginning with "d-o-l-l" for the doll that she had brought Keller as a present.
Keller was frustrated, at first, because she did not understand that every object had a word uniquely identifying it. In fact, when Sullivan was trying to teach Keller the word for "mug", Keller became so frustrated she broke the mug, but soon she began imitating Sullivan’s hand gestures. “I did not know that I was spelling a word or that words existed,” Keller remembered. “I was making my fingers go in monkey-like imitation.” Keller's breakthrough in communication came the next month, when she realized that the motions her teacher was making on the palm of her hand, while running cool water over her other hand, symbolized the idea of "water". Writing in her autobiography, The Story of My Life, Keller recalled the moment. "I stood still, my whole attention fixed upon the motions of her fingers. I felt a misty consciousness as of something forgotten — a thrill of returning thought. I knew that w-a-t-e-r meant the wonderful cool something, flowing over my hand; the living word awakened my soul, gave it light, set it free!"
Keller nearly exhausted Sullivan demanding the names of all the other familiar objects in her world. Helen Keller was viewed as isolated but was in touch with the outside world, she was able to enjoy music by feeling the beat and she was able to have a strong connection with animals through touch. She was delayed at picking up language. In May 1888, Keller started attending the Perkins Institute for the Blind. In 1894, Keller and Sullivan moved to New York to attend the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf, to learn from Sarah Fuller at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf. In 1896, they returned to Massachusetts, Keller entered The Cambridge School for Young Ladies before gaining admittance, in 1900, to Radcliffe College of Harvard University where she lived in Briggs Hall, South House, her admirer, Mark Twain, had introduced her to Standard Oil magnate Henry Huttleston Rogers, with his wife Abbie, paid for her education. In 1904, at the age of 24, Keller gradu
Supernatural (U.S. TV series)
Supernatural is an American dark fantasy television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB, subsequently became part of successor The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts and other supernatural beings; the series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. Along with Kripke, executive producers have been McG, Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia, Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, John Shiban, Ben Edlund and Adam Glass. Former executive producer and director Kim Manners died of lung cancer during production of the fourth season; the series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and surrounding areas and was in development for nearly ten years, as creator Kripke spent several years unsuccessfully pitching it. The pilot was viewed by an estimated 5.69 million viewers, the ratings of the first four episodes prompted The WB to pick up the series for a full season.
Kripke planned the series for three seasons but expanded it to five. The fifth season concluded the series' main storyline, Kripke departed the series as showrunner; the series has continued on for several more seasons with new showrunners, including Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb. With its eleventh season, Supernatural became the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a fourteenth season, which premiered on October 11, 2018, will consist of 20 episodes; the series has been renewed for final season to consist of 20 episodes. Before bringing Supernatural to television, creator Eric Kripke had been developing the series for nearly ten years, having been fascinated with urban legends since he was a child, he had envisioned Supernatural as a movie. He developed it as a TV series and spent a few years pitching it before it was picked up by The WB; the concept went through several phases before becoming the eventual product, shifting from the original idea of an anthology series to one of tabloid reporters driving around the country in a van "fighting the demons in search of the truth".
Kripke wanted it to be a road trip series, feeling that it was the "best vehicle to tell these stories because it's pure, stripped down and uniquely American... These stories exist in these small towns all across the country, it just makes so much sense to drive in and out of these stories."As he had written for The WB series Tarzan, Kripke was offered the chance to pitch show ideas to the network and used the opportunity for Supernatural. However, the network disliked his tabloid reporter idea, so Kripke pitched his last-minute idea of the characters being brothers, he decided to have the brothers be from Lawrence, because of its closeness to Stull Cemetery, a location famous for its urban legends. When it came time to name the two lead characters, Kripke decided on "Sal" and "Dean" as an homage to Jack Kerouac's road-trip novel On the Road. However, he felt that "Sal" was inappropriate for a main character and changed the name to "Sam", it was intended for the brothers' last name to be "Harrison" as a nod to actor Harrison Ford, as Kripke wanted Dean to have the "devil-may-care swagger of Han Solo".
However, there was a Sam Harrison living in Kansas. Combining his interest in the Winchester Mystery House and his desire to give the series the feel of "a modern-day Western", Kripke settled on the surname of "Winchester". However, this presented a problem; the first name of Sam and Dean's father was "Jack", there was a Jack Winchester residing in Kansas, so Kripke was forced to change the character's name to "John". Growing up, Kripke connected to television shows that had signature cars, such as The Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider; this prompted him to include one in Supernatural. "We say it's a modern American Western – two gunslingers who ride into town, fight the bad guys, kiss the girl and ride out into the sunset again. And we were always talking from the beginning that if you're going to have cowboys, they need a trusty horse." He intended for the car to be a'65 Mustang, but his neighbor convinced him to change it to a'67 Impala, since "you can put a body in the trunk" and because "you want a car that, when people stop next to it at the lights, they lock their doors."
Kripke has commented, "It's a Rottweiler of a car, I think it adds authenticity for fans of automobiles because of that, because it's not a pretty ride. It's an aggressive, muscular car, I think that's what people respond to, why it fits so well into the tone of our show."Kripke had pitched the series to Fox executive Peter Johnson, when Johnson moved to Wonderland Sound and Vision as president of TV, he contacted Kripke. Johnson soon signed on as co-executive producer, as did Wonderland owner McG as executive producer, with the production company set to make the pilot episode. Before it could be filmed, script issues needed to be dealt with; the brothers were not raised by their father, but rather by their aunt and uncle. Thus, when Dean comes to Sam for assistance in the pilot episode, he has to convince him that the supernatural exists. However, Kripke realized that this made the backstory too complicated and reworked it with Peter Johnson so that their father raised them to be hunters; the script went through many additional revisions.
One of the original ideas was for Sam's girlfriend Jessica to be revealed as a demon, which prompts him to join Dean on the road.
The Cat and the Canary (play)
The Cat and the Canary is a 1922 stage play by John Willard, adapted at least four times into feature films, in 1927, 1930, 1939, again in 1979. The original stage play opened on Broadway February 7, 1922; the story concerns the death and inheritance of old Cyrus West, a rich eccentric who felt that his relatives "have watched my wealth as if they were cats, I — a canary". He decrees that his will be read 20 years after his death, at which point his relatives converge at his old family home, now a spooky old haunted mansion; the will reads that his most distant relative still bearing the name of West be sole heir, provided they are sane. The rest of the night spent in the house calls into question the sanity of Annabelle West, a fragile young woman, Cyrus West's heir. Produced by Kilbourn Gordon and directed by Ira Hards, The Cat and the Canary premiered February 7, 1922, at the National Theatre, it ran 349 performances, closing December 2, 1922. The three-act mystery made a return engagement of 40 performances.
Percy Moore as Roger Crosby Blanche Friderici as "Mammy" Pleasant John Willard as Harry Blythe Beth Franklyn as Susan Sillsby Jane Warrington as Cicely Young Ryder Keane as Charles Wilder Henry Hull as Paul Jones Florence Eldridge as Annabelle West Edmund Elton as Hendricks Harry D. Southard as Patterson The Cat and the Canary was published by Samuel French in 1921; the 1927 silent version, directed by Paul Leni, stars Laura La Plante as Annabelle West. The 1930 version, made under the title The Cat Creeps is now considered a lost film; the Cat Creeps was Universal's first horror film with sound and dialogue, predating its classic Universal horror films like Frankenstein and The Invisible Man. The 1939 version, directed by Elliott Nugent, stars Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergaard; this version is comedic. Universal, who owned the rights to the play, sold them to Paramount Pictures for this production; the film, along with the 1940 film The Ghost Breakers, was an inspiration to Walt Disney for his Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland.
On 27 September 1960, a one-hour version of the play was presented on Dow Hour of Great Mysteries on NBC Television. The 1979 British version and directed by Radley Metzger, stars Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller, Olivia Hussey, Wilfred Hyde-White, Beatrix Lehmann, Carol Lynley, Daniel Massey, Peter McEnery; the Cat and the Canary at the Internet Broadway Database Media related to The Cat and the Canary at Wikimedia Commons
Threat Matrix is a 2003 American drama television series. It lasted 16 episodes; the plot consisted of the events in a United States Homeland Security anti-terrorism unit, led by Special agent John Kilmer. The title of the show refers to a report given to the President of the United States each morning, which contains information relating to the latest threats against the security of the United States. James Denton as Special Agent John Kilmer Kelly Rutherford as Special Agent Frankie Ellroy-Kilmer Will Lyman as Colonel Roger Atkins Anthony Azizi as Mohammad "Mo" Hassain Kurt Caceres as Tim Vargas Mahershala Ali as Jelani Harper Melora Walters as Lia "Lark" Larkin Shoshannah Stern as Holly Brodeen Kelly Hu as Agent Mia Chen Tom Yi as Korean Aide A total of sixteen episodes were filmed. Germany: SAT.1 United Kingdom: Living TV Italy: FX France: TF1 Australia: Seven Network and Fox8 New Zealand: TV 2 Netherlands: Veronica Ireland: RTÉ Two Norway: TV Norge Slovenia: TV 3 Croatia: Nova TV Sweden: Kanal 5 Poland: TVP2 Denmark: SBS Net Hungary: RTL Klub Serbia: RTS 1 Official website Threat Matrix on IMDb Threat Matrix at TV.com
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film and television; the analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. In ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval world, the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, women's roles were played by men or boys. After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear on stage in England. In modern times in pantomime and some operas, women play the roles of boys or young men. After 1660 in England, when women first started to appear on stage, the terms actor or actress were used interchangeably for female performers, but influenced by the French actrice, actress became the used term for women in theater and film.
The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with -ess added. When referring to groups of performers of both sexes, actors is preferred. Actor is used before the full name of a performer as a gender-specific term. Within the profession, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the post-war period of the 1950 and'60s, when the contributions of women to cultural life in general were being reviewed; when The Observer and The Guardian published their new joint style guide in 2010, it stated "Use for both male and female actors. The guide's authors stated that "actress comes into the same category as authoress, manageress,'lady doctor','male nurse' and similar obsolete terms that date from a time when professions were the preserve of one sex.". "As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper:'An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor – I can play anything.'" The UK performers' union Equity has no policy on the use of "actor" or "actress". An Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the "...subject divides the profession".
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that "Actress" remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. With regard to the cinema of the United States, the gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the silent film era and the early days of the Motion Picture Production Code, but in the 2000s in a film context, it is deemed archaic. However, "player" remains in use in the theatre incorporated into the name of a theatre group or company, such as the American Players, the East West Players, etc. Actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as "players". In 2015, Forbes reported that "...just 21 of the 100 top-grossing films of 2014 featured a female lead or co-lead, while only 28.1% of characters in 100 top-grossing films were female...". "In the U. S. there is an "industry-wide in salaries of all scales. On average, white women get paid 78 cents to every dollar a white man makes, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents to a white male's dollar, Black women 64 cents and Native American women just 59 cents to that."
Forbes' analysis of US acting salaries in 2013 determined that the "...men on Forbes' list of top-paid actors for that year made 21/2 times as much money as the top-paid actresses. That means that Hollywood's best-compensated actresses made just 40 cents for every dollar that the best-compensated men made." The first recorded case of a performing actor occurred in 534 BC when the Greek performer Thespis stepped onto the stage at the Theatre Dionysus to become the first known person to speak words as a character in a play or story. Prior to Thespis' act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are called Thespians; the male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Western theatre developed and expanded under the Romans; the theatre of ancient Rome was a thriving and diverse art form, ranging from festival performances of street theatre, nude dancing, acrobatics, to the staging of situation comedies, to high-style, verbally elaborate tragedies.
As the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies and other entertainments were popular. From the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder. Small nomadic bands of actors traveled around Europe throughout the period, performing wherever they could find an audience. Traditionally, actors were not of high status. Early Middle Ages actors were denounced by the Church during the Dark Ages, as they were viewed as dangerous and pagan. In many parts of Europe, traditional beliefs of the region and time period meant actors could not receive a Christian burial. In the Early Middle Ages, churches in Europe began staging dramatized versions of biblical events. By the middle of the 11th century, liturgical drama had spread from Russia to Scandinavia
Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases. On May 18, 2010, CBS announced; the series aired in syndication, on Ion Television in the U. S. and on Viva in Canada. Sleuth aired the series occasionally. In 2011, the show aired on MyNetworkTV. Since September 3, the show made its debut on the new over-the-air channel Start TV; this show still airs on MBC Action. Due to the use of contemporary music in each episode, none of the seasons are presently available on DVD, due to music licensing issues; the show is set in Philadelphia and follows Detective Lilly Rush, a homicide detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, who specializes in "cold cases", or investigations which are no longer being pursued by the department. Rush was partnered with Detective Chris Lassing in the first five episodes and with Detective Scotty Valens for the remainder of the series.
They work under Lieutenant John Stillman and are assisted by other detectives from their squad—Nick Vera, Will Jeffries, beginning in season three, Kat Miller. Each episode would focus on a single investigation. All cases involved murders committed in Philadelphia, although investigations required travel outside the city. Cases were spread out over much of the previous century, with some as recent as a year or two old and others dating back to the 1910s; the show had cases begin with the team receiving a new lead or "new direction", such as an episode wherein a gun recovered at a gun buyback program turned out to be a murder weapon. As seasons went on this conceit was abandoned. Over the course of the episode, the detectives would interview witnesses associated with the crime and piece together the story of what led the victims to their death; these interviews were accompanied by flashback sequences to the time of the murder which dramatized the testimony. Witness testimony from people who would be revealed as the killer, was never false.
At most the guilty party would lie by omission, leaving out critical details, or stopping their narrative before they implicated themselves. The witness testimony was generally presented in chronological order so that it formed a cohesive linear story for the audience; the climax of the episode would include a true confession from the killer, along with a flashback showing what happened. There would be a montage of the offender being arrested, with the spirit of the victim seen by one of the detectives, looking on approvingly. During this sequence a song from the time period would play. Through the flashbacks, the show examined many issues related to 20th century American history, including: racism, sexism and police brutality; some of the cases were based on real life events or victims, akin to the "ripped from the headlines" style from shows like Law & Order. The theme song is an excerpt from "Nara" by E. S. Posthumus, with an introduction by series composer Michael A. Levine that begins with an otherworldly wail from vocalist Elise Morris.
Besides Levine's original music, each episode makes extensive use of era-appropriate music for flashbacks to the year in question. Some episodes contain music only from one artist such as Ray Charles, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Doors, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger, Pink Floyd, Tim McGraw, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and John Lennon. Pearl Jam's music was used in the two-part season-six finale, the first time one artist's music has been used for two full episodes. In one episode, the music from the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show and in another episode only music from Cabaret was used. In the series finale, music from The Rolling Stones was used, for the first time, it featured an unreleased song. Original Songs of the series: "Best Friends" – Episode: "Best Friends" "One Dress Left" – Episode: "Beautiful Little Fool" "300 Flowers" – Episode: "Beautiful Little Fool" "Scarlet Rose" – Episode: "Static" "Goin' Off" – Episode: "Read Between The Lines" "Read Between The Lines" – Episode: "Read Between The Lines" Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush, a senior detective assigned to the Philadelphia Homicide Division.
Justin Chambers as Chris Lassing, a detective. Lilly's original partner. Danny Pino as Scotty Valens, a detective. Lilly's second partner. John Finn as John Stillman, a lieutenant and the head of Philadelphia Homicide. Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera, a detective assigned to Homicide. Thom Barry as Will Jeffries, a senior detective, Homicide's second-in-command. Tracie Thoms as Kat Miller, a Narcotics detective who joins Homicide. Danny Pino appeared as Valens in the CSI: NY episode “Cold Reveal”; this episode connected Cold Case to not only CSI: NY, but to CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, Without a Trace. A Japanese remake of the series was broadcast from October 22, 2016 to December 24, 2016. A second season was broadcast from October 13, 2018 to December 15, 2018. In 2005, John Finn, Kathryn Morris and Jeremy Ratchford appeared in a satirical promo on the Irish language television station TG4; the commercial won a Gol