Alex Ben Block is interviewed by A. Martinez, host of Take Two on KPCC-FM Public Radio, about the impact on the Primetime Emmys of the huge increase in shows seeking awards attention and the mushrooming cost of awards campaigns.
When I wrote the first book about the first international kung fu star less than a year after his death, I never imagined how it would impact my life or that he would still be a pop culture icon 45 years later. Now he is the subject of a first rate new biography
Despite the bad publicity generated by the Academy’s diversity crisis, executive changes, and a drop in total Oscar viewing, the Disney-owned network is doing just fine. In fact, it even has new leverage in negotiations with the Academy on a contract extension.