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George Carlin’s American Dream

Emmys: Celebrity Stories Dominate Documentary and Nonfiction Special Category

This year’s Emmy nominees for best documentary or nonfiction special include four examinations of celebrity in its various forms — from the tabloid target Britney Spears, the comic philosophies of George Carlin, the romantic and working partnership between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to the altruistic efforts of chef José Andrés. Rounding out the category […]

Comedy Docs Are Among Emmy Contenders This Season

Multiple documentary Emmy contenders this season turn their focus on the people who have made us laugh — and the complicated legacies of their place in comedy history. Four doc titles examine the careers and controversies of stand-ups George Carlin and Bill Cosby, Canadian sketch troupe the Kids in the Hall and I Love Lucy […]

HBO’s ‘George Carlin’s American Dream’: TV Review

Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio's four-hour documentary traces the evolution of George Carlin's career, from clean-cut establishment success to counterculture sensation to prescient truth-teller.