<p>Kevin Clash and Elmo in &quot;Being Elmo.&quot;</p>

Kevin Clash and Elmo in "Being Elmo."

Credit: PBS

Press tour: PBS' 'Being Elmo' live-blog

Kevin Clash meets the press

TV critics tend to be a weary, cynical lot, but you wouldn't know it by the atmosphere in the room for this morning's press tour session for "Being Elmo," a documentary about "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash that PBS will air as part of "Independent Lens" in April 2012. Critics eagerly lined up to pose for photos with Clash and Elmo (full disclosure: I have small kids, and therefore was not immune to such an offer), laughed at Clash's gift for improv (when I mentioned that my daughter is a big fan of the show, Elmo replied, "Yeah, I watch it too!") and were generally charmed by the whole thing. (It helped that some of the local reporters brought their kids, who spent the entire thing either cackling hysterically or just smiling at the greatest thing they had ever seen.)

I'll be live-blogging the "Being Elmo" panel.

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<p>&quot;Doctor Who&quot;&nbsp;writer Toby Whithouse at Comic-Con.</p>

"Doctor Who" writer Toby Whithouse at Comic-Con.

Watch: 'Doctor Who' writer Toby Whithouse at Comic-Con

What's it like for a fan to grow up and write for the Doctor?

Yesterday was a day for "Fringe" video interviews from Comic-Con. Now it's a "Doctor Who" day, featuring three interviews, starting with writer Toby Whithouse.

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<p>&quot;Fringe&quot;&nbsp;co-stars John Noble and Anna Torv at Comic-Con.</p>

"Fringe" co-stars John Noble and Anna Torv at Comic-Con.

Watch: 'Fringe' co-stars Anna Torv & John Noble at Comic-Con

What did they learn from playing mirror universe versions of themselves?

Time for the last of the video interviews I conducted with the "Fringe" cast at Comic-Con, this time a duet between John Noble and Anna Torv.

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<p>Seth Gabel from &quot;Fringe&quot;&nbsp;at Comic-Con.</p>

Seth Gabel from "Fringe" at Comic-Con.

Watch: 'Fringe' co-star Seth Gabel at Comic-Con

When did the newest cast regular realize this might be a full-time gig?

Time for our next-to-last "Fringe" video interview from Comic-Con, this time featuring the show's newest regular castmember, Seth Gabel.

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<p>&quot;Fringe&quot;&nbsp;co-star Lance Reddick at Comic-Con.</p>

"Fringe" co-star Lance Reddick at Comic-Con.

Watch: 'Fringe' co-star Lance Reddick at Comic-Con

How has Broyles changed over the years, and does Reddick like that?

Here's the third of the video interviews I did with the "Fringe" cast at Comic-Con, this time featuring the show's resident authority figure, Lance Reddick.

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<p>Pearl Jam.</p>

Pearl Jam.

Credit: PBS

Press tour: PBS' 'Pearl Jam Twenty' live-blog

Cameron Crowe discusses his documentary about the iconic grunge band

Cameron Crowe is here at press tour to discuss his film "Pearl Jam Twenty," which debuts on PBS' "American Masters" on October 21. I got to see the film last night, and while we're embargoed from discussing it in detail until September, I can say that I thought it was fantastic, and reminded me of how much I loved Pearl Jam back when I was in college in the early-mid '90s heyday. So I'm going to live-blog the panel.

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<p>&quot;Fringe&quot;&nbsp;co-stars Jasika Nicole &amp;&nbsp;Blair Brown at Comic-Con.</p>

"Fringe" co-stars Jasika Nicole & Blair Brown at Comic-Con.

Watch: 'Fringe' co-stars Jasika Nicole & Blair Brown at Comic-Con

On alt-Astrid, the lack of alt-Nina, and more

Earlier this week, I started rolling out the video interviews I did with the "Fringecast at Comic-Con, starting with Joshua Jackson. A few logistical delays have pushed the remaining interviews back to the weekend, but it's time to resume the batch with two members of the show's supporting cast: Jasika Nicole and Blair Brown.

As with nearly everyone in the cast, we got to talking about how both the shows and their characters evolved over time, especially since Astrid and Nina were so far in the background in the show's early days. Work is work, but how does someone like Nicole keep herself interested when she's mainly being asked to hand lab equipment to Walter and offer the occasional bit of exposition?

We also talked about Nicole getting perhaps the biggest alt-universe challenge out of anyone in the cast with the autistic alt-Astrid, and the personal connection she has to that character, and Brown in turn offered some theories on who - or what - alt-Nina might be.

As with most of these Comic-Con video interviews, it's quick, but I hope you enjoy.

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<p>Gwen (Eve Myles)&nbsp;goes undercover for a &quot;Torchwood:&nbsp;Miracle Day&quot;&nbsp;caper.</p>

Gwen (Eve Myles) goes undercover for a "Torchwood: Miracle Day" caper.

Credit: Starz/BBC

'Torchwood: Miracle Day' - 'Escape to LA': Baby, we're the same

The team heads to the West Coast as things get broader and sillier

A quick review of tonight's "Torchwood: Miracle Day" coming up just as soon as I compare our situation to a passage from "Middlemarch"...

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<p>Kelsey Grammer in &quot;Boss.&quot;</p>

Kelsey Grammer in "Boss."

Credit: Starz

Press tour: Kelsey Grammer gets serious with Starz's 'Boss'

The 'Cheers' & 'Frasier' alum talks about the move from sitcom to drama

Like Sideshow Bob Terwilliger, Kelsey Grammer never set out to be a clown, but he became so famous as one that it became hard for him to be taken seriously.

"I didn't start out as a comic actor," the "Cheers" and "Frasier" star explained at a press conference for his new Starz drama "Boss" (premiere date TBD), in which he plays the scheming mayor of Chicago. "I started out as a classical theater actor playing tragedies. This particular role probably couldn't have taken place right after 'Frasier' - probably would have been too big a jolt."

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<p>Jerry Lewis, subject of an upcoming documentary on Encore.</p>

Jerry Lewis, subject of an upcoming documentary on Encore.

Credit: Encore

Press tour: Jerry Lewis is cranky for Encore

The comedy legend has a few problems with the current state of the business

Early in the session to promote the upcoming Encore documentary "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis," Lewis declared, "I'm the happiest old man you saw in your whole life."

He then proceeded to spend the next half hour doing a spectacular impression of a much grumpier one.

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