Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
1960 saw the release of
The Real O’Neals TV series stars Martha Plimpton and Jay R. Ferguson as Eileen and Pat O'Neal, heads of a happy Irish Catholic family. When son Kenny (Noah Galvin) comes out, the O'Neals stop playing at perfection and get real. Also starring are Matthew Shively as Jimmy; Bebe Wood as Shannon; and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.
During his TCA winter press tour presentation, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee acknowledged some Catholic people raised concerns, upon release of The Real O'Neals' trailer.
Today, Ryan's other son, Patrick O'Neal, a Fox Sports sportscaster is coming to his dad's defense.
"I love my dad. I'm proud of my dad. He was awesome," Patrick told Billy Bush in a new interview for Access Hollywood. "Ryan O'Neal -- he was my hero."
During that "Today" panel, Dr. Nancy Snyderman said, "This was a window into dysfunctionality and sad parenting," while Donnie ...
Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The screen veteran has received much public backlash for his hands-off relationship with his kids as three of his four children - Tatum, Redmond and Griffin - have struggled with drug and legal issues over the last several years.
O'Neal recently opened up about his guilt and failure as a dad during an interview with U.S. breakfast show Today earlier this month, but his sports broadcaster son Patrick O'Neal disagrees - and has come forward in a bid to help repair his dad's public persona.
During an appearance on U.S. news show Access Hollywood on Wednesday, the 44 year old said, "I'm real proud of my family... I'm real proud to say that Ryan O'Neal is my father and I'm real proud of my childhood and growing up how I grew up. The perception of my father as a bad parent (is something)... I have to argue...
"I have never stepped forward (to talk about this), I am a pretty busy guy... (but) I'm not on the payroll of my father so I'm here on my own volition to support my father and tell him that I love him."
The coverage of the deadly September Metrolink accident earned two nominations in the Live Coverage of an Unscheduled News Event category, one for Kttv and one for CBS/Kcal. The third nominee in the category is Kttv's coverage of the November firestorm.
In the individual reporting categories, Kttv's Christine Devine, Kabc's Rob Hayes, Kcbs' Dave Malkoff and Kcbs/Kcal's Lisa Sigell were nominated for news featue reporting; Knbc's Ana Garcia and Joel Grover and Ktla's Chip Yost were nominated for hard news reporting; and Kabc's Curt Sandoval and Fox Sports Net West's Patrick O'Neal for sports reporting.
The entrants in the stations categories are labeled as "candidates," not nominees.
In the under-35-minute daily newscast field, Kcbs and Knbc's latenight newscasts face Kttv's 10 a.m. news, Kvea's "En Contexto" and Kmex's "Noticias.
There will be a rare American TV showing of John Huston's mega-bomb 1970 spy thriller The Kremlin Letter shown tomorrow (Friday, February 27) on the Fox Movie Channel at 2:00 Pm (Eastern Standard Time). The misguided flick boasts an impressive cast including Patrick O'Neal, Bibi Anderson, Max Von Sydow, Orson Welles and Richard Boone in a plot so incomprehensible, you'll be lost within minutes. There are some great locations (it's one of the few films to be allowed to be shot in London's legendary Reform Club) and does boast the unique opportunity to see George Sanders playing a spy master in drag. (This had to be J. Edgar Hoover's favorite movie!) This Cold War thriller laid a Siberia-sized egg at the box-office, but it's a "must have" for all bad movie lovers out there in Cinema Retro Land. Incidentally, a couple of years ago, Retro writer Eddy
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.