Fall Into #DallasChat on Sept. 19

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, September 19, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This discussion will begin a series of all-new chats after a summer of “best of” reruns. Our theme will be “Fall for #DallasChat,” which means we’ll talk about classic moments from the original show’s autumn premieres, as […]

You’re Invited to Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on Aug. 15

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, August 15, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat VII.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]

Join Us For Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on July 18

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, July 18, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat VI.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Kristina Hagman

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“The Eternal Party,” a biography of Larry Hagman written by his daughter Kristina Hagman, was published last month. I interviewed her recently about the book and her memories of her famous father. Let me start by expressing my condolences on the recent death of your mom, Maj Hagman. I enjoyed learning more about her in […]

Remembering Larry Hagman, the Life of the ‘Party’

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I’ve always believed famous people are as entitled to their privacy as anyone else, which is why I hesitated to read “The Eternal Party,” the new biography of Larry Hagman written by his daughter Kristina. The pre-publication publicity made it clear the book would contain information that Larry might have preferred to keep private, and […]

Time for Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on June 20

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, June 20, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat V.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]

Dallas Decoder’s Summer Vacations Guide

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Planning to hit the road this summer? To have the happiest of holidays, let the Ewings be your guide. Mix business with pleasure. Experts say you should unplug from work when you’re on vacation, but don’t tell that to J.R. Ewing. Did this man ever take a break? Not only did J.R. pursue multi-million-dollar oil […]

30 Years Later, ‘Dallas’s’ Shower Scene Still Makes a Splash

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In so many ways, “Dallas” is the show that invented modern television. It’s not just that J.R. Ewing gave rise to Tony Soprano, Frank Underwood and the myriad antiheroes who now dominate dramatic TV storytelling. “Dallas” also changed how we watch TV. Before the series debuted in 1978, prime time was marked by episodic fare […]

Our May 16 #DallasChat Will Leave You Hanging

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, May 16, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll discuss one of “Dallas’s” greatest traditions — its season-ending cliffhangers — so our theme will be “Hang On, Darlins!” If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: […]

You’ll Want to Stay Awake for Our May 9 #DallasChat

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, May 9, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “Dream On, Darlins.” We’ll discuss “Dallas’s” infamous dream season, as well as the show’s other forays into the fantastical. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it […]