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  • Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring

    Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring
    Cable giant Viacom Inc. has restructured its large portfolio of TV channels while expanding the responsibilities of veteran programming executive Doug Herzog. Herzog now will oversee the MTV, VH-1 and Logo channels in addition to two popular networks...
  • The big lie of TV news

    The big lie of TV news
    NBC News anchor Brian Williams made himself the story. I think I know why. I am a physician and former medical reporter at WBBM-Ch. 2. I had the same role at stations in Minneapolis. In more than 25 years in broadcast TV, I learned two truisms. •...
  • August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works

    August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works
    By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play. Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice': Johnny Damon plays diplomat

    Two-time World Series champ Johnny Damon says playing “The Celebrity Apprentice” was harder than being on a Major League Baseball team. “I’ve been on teams that have been successful,” the Windermere resident said Friday....
  • Sugar, Rose bowls set cable records

    Sugar, Rose bowls set cable records
    The College Football Playoff Semifinals paid off handsomely for ESPN on Thursday. The games socred the two largest audiences in cable television history: The Sugar Bowl, with Ohio State beating Alabama, averaged 28.3 million viewers. The Rose Bowl,...
  • Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer

    Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer
    Happy New Year! A backward glance before we move on: The year 2014 will be remembered for the deaths of many first-rank performers, and the year's final days continued that sad trend. Oscar-winner Luise Rainer died Tuesday at age 104, and Edward...
  • 'Fresh Off the Boat': Parents inspire actors

    For the actors playing the parents on ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," meeting their real-life counterparts in Orlando was helpful and stirring. The series is based on Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name, and his parents, Jessica and Louis, made deep...
  • BabyFirst joins Bright House

    BabyFirst joins Bright House
    Looking for television aimed at your tots? BabyFirst, a TV network offering child-development programming to toddlers and their parents, joined the Bright House Networks lineup on Thursday. In Central Florida, BabyFirst is at Channel 158 on the cable...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' earns tears

    Dramas usually are showered with the greatest raves these days, but sitcoms have long had the greater appeal, from "I Love Lucy" and "All in the Family" to "Seinfeld" and "The Big Bang Theory."     Thursday is a big night for comedy on CBS. How often do...
  • FOX CT Newsroom Votes To Join A Union

    FOX CT Newsroom Votes To Join A Union
    HARTFORD — Employees in FOX CT's newsroom voted 35 to 17 on Wednesday to join a union. It was the second time the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians tried to organize the last non-union local TV news operation. The union,...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' tears trump 'Men' finale

    UPDATED: On the night "Two and a Half Men" ended and a new "Odd Couple" started, "The Big Bang Theory" remained the most-watched program. "Big Bang" averaged 17.5 million viewers for a poignant episode that saluted Wolowitz's late mother and Carol Ann...