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Q&A: HBO's 'Big Love' to return on Jan. 16

'Big Love' returns next month

When is Big Love returning?

Big Love, the HBO series about a fictional family of polygamists in Utah, begins its fifth and final season on Jan. 16.

The show, which first aired on March 12, 2006, stars Bill Paxton as a businessman and fundamentalist Mormon who has three wives, played by Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin. Other notable cast members include Harry Dean Stanton, Amanda Seyfried and Mary Kay Place.

Season 4 ended with Bill Henrickson (Paxton) winning a seat in the Utah state Senate and publicly declaring his plural marriage.

Pair of films match description

I am looking for the name and date of a movie starring the late Keenan Wynn and Bobby Sherman about a 19th century priest, Father Damien, who worked with the leprosy patients and who, himself, died of leprosy in 1889. I saw this excellent movie, possibly in the mid to late 1960s or early 1970s, on TV. I can find no information about it, online or elsewhere. Can you help?

We think you have a couple of movies mixed up.

The movie you remember is most likely the theatrical release He Is My Brother (1975). In it, Keenan Wynn plays Brother Dalton and Bobby Sherman's character is Jeff Remington. The synopsis from says: "Strangers on a strange island that is a leper colony are forced to try to survive supernatural powers that cannot be explained." The synopsis from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) reads: "Two shipwrecked boys become the focal point of a religious power struggle."

It is available on DVD.

There was a TV movie made about Father Damien in 1980. It was named Father Damien: Leper Priest, and starred Ken Howard.

And there's also been a theatrical release movie about Damien, Molokai: The Story of Father Damien, released in 1999. It starred David Wenham and included Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Wilkinson and Peter O'Toole.

Garrett now at National Journal

Could you find out why Major Garrett is not on Fox News anymore? He was assigned to the White House. Then the anchor introduced him and wished him well with no explanation.

After eight years with Fox News (and a stint at CNN before that), Garrett became congressional correspondent for the National Journal, a print and online publication that calls itself "Washington's premier source of nonpartisan insight on politics and policy for more than four decades." You can find it online at www.nationaljournal. com.

Q&A: HBO's 'Big Love' to return on Jan. 16 12/16/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:14am]
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