<em></em>Maya Rudolph spent seven seasons on <em>Saturday Night Live </em>and went on to star in the raunchy comedy <em>Bridesmaids</em>. Now she's exploring what's funny about parenting in the new movie <em>Friends with Kids</em> and the TV series <em>Up All Night</em>.
The Associated Press reports that International Atomic Energy Agency officials are concerned that Iran may be trying to cover up evidence related to nuclear weapons. That could fuel the debate over U.S. options for addressing Iran. Host Michel Martin talks with Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Ed Harris and Julianne Moore star as Arizona Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the HBO made-for-TV movie <em>Game Change</em>, based on a book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin about the 2008 presidential race.
<em>Game Change</em> has been attacked in advance by Sarah Palin, who recently said on Fox News, "Hollywood lies are Hollywood lies."
There are times when TV dramas about national politics and politicians deserve criticism, even ridicule, for their fast-and-loose narratives and characterizations. Recent miniseries about the Reagans and the Kennedys, loaded with unsubstantiated dialogue and action, are only two very fresh examples.
But Game Change — HBO's new take on the John McCain-Sarah Palin campaign — is entertaining, and commendable, precisely because it stays so close to the facts, not because it strays from them.