Pierce - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/columnists.csp?col=Pierce Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Scott D. Pierce: ‘Red Band’ looks good; ‘Laura’ is just terrible http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58406681-223/laura-band-red-iframe.html.csp Fox’s “Red Band Society” is about a bunch of teens with life-threatening illnesses who turn a hospital into their home/high school. NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura” is about the mother of bratty twins who is also a NYPD detective. “Red Band Society” is far more plausible. Which isn’t difficult, given that “The Mysteries of Laura” is downright dumb. “The Mysteries of Laura” (Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): If you thought Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) was tough to believe as a playwri... Fox’s “Red Band Society” is about a bunch of teens with life-threatening illnesses who turn a hospital into their home/high school. NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura” is about the mother of bratty twins who is also a NYPD detective. “Red Band Society” is far more plausible. Which isn’t difficult, given that “The Mysteries of Laura” is downright dumb. “The Mysteries of Laura” (Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): If you thought Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) was tough to believe as a playwri... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58406681@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:49:43 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Ken Burns’ ‘Roosevelts’ is well worth 14 hours http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58398406-223/burns-iframe-roosevelt-roosevelts.html.csp Ken Burns is known for his very good, very long PBS documentaries. But when it comes to the “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” 14 hours seems barely enough. The series begins with the birth of Theodore Roosevelt in 1858, continues through the life of Franklin Roosevelt, and ends with the death of Eleanor Roosevelt in 1962. It’s an amazing history of an amazing family. The documentary series debuts Sunday at 7 p.m. on KUED-Ch. 7 and continues for the following six nights, also at 7 p.m. The ... Ken Burns is known for his very good, very long PBS documentaries. But when it comes to the “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” 14 hours seems barely enough. The series begins with the birth of Theodore Roosevelt in 1858, continues through the life of Franklin Roosevelt, and ends with the death of Eleanor Roosevelt in 1962. It’s an amazing history of an amazing family. The documentary series debuts Sunday at 7 p.m. on KUED-Ch. 7 and continues for the following six nights, also at 7 p.m. The ... 58398406@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:32:13 MDT Scott D. Pierce: NOVA special: Vaccinate or you risk the lives of children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374068-223/autism-child-parents-lives.html.csp About 10 percent of American children are not immunized, and PBS’ NOVA makes one thing clear — their parents are not only endangering their children’s lives, but the lives of others. And for almost no reason whatsoever. There is, for example, absolutely no evidence that vaccinations cause autism. “Those who choose not to vaccinate their children are making a bad and misinformed choice that puts not only their children at risk, but those with whom their children come in contact at risk,” said Dr... About 10 percent of American children are not immunized, and PBS’ NOVA makes one thing clear — their parents are not only endangering their children’s lives, but the lives of others. And for almost no reason whatsoever. There is, for example, absolutely no evidence that vaccinations cause autism. “Those who choose not to vaccinate their children are making a bad and misinformed choice that puts not only their children at risk, but those with whom their children come in contact at risk,” said Dr... 58374068@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:25:19 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Utahn is 1 of 15 trying to build Fox’s ‘Utopia’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58365334-223/utopia-fox-build-com.html.csp Fox executives and the producers of “Utopia” are expressing nothing but confidence in their “social experiment”/reality show, but they’ve got to be shaking in their boots. They’ve set up this series about 15 people who give up their lives for a year, move to a remote location and try to build a society “from scratch.” It’s supposed to air for an entire year. Sometimes two or three times a week. But what if nobody shows up to watch Sunday’s premiere? What if good ratings turn bad? “I don’t think... Fox executives and the producers of “Utopia” are expressing nothing but confidence in their “social experiment”/reality show, but they’ve got to be shaking in their boots. They’ve set up this series about 15 people who give up their lives for a year, move to a remote location and try to build a society “from scratch.” It’s supposed to air for an entire year. Sometimes two or three times a week. But what if nobody shows up to watch Sunday’s premiere? What if good ratings turn bad? “I don’t think... 58365334@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:25:06 MDT