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  • Brian Williams' fall reminds networks on cost of ignoring journalism

    Brian Williams' fall reminds networks on cost of ignoring journalism
    Suddenly, there's money on the table in the world of network news — big money, tens of millions of dollars, waiting to be scooped up, thanks to the implosion of Brian Williams. As a result, the genre usually defined by the metaphor of dinosaurs...
  • 'Saturday Night Live': What critics said about the show 40 years ago

    'Saturday Night Live': What critics said about the show 40 years ago
    On Saturday, NBC will rebroadcast in full the first episode of "Saturday Night Live" as part of a weekend-long celebration of the show's 40th anniversary that culminates with a 3½-hour show Sunday night.  When the show premiered in October 1975, it...
  • NBA beats NASCAR, NBC

    NBA beats NASCAR, NBC
    The big winner Saturday night: TNT with coverage of the NBA State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. The NBA averaged 6.1 million viewers and upstaged everything on broadcast prime time. The preliminary averages there: NBC with 5.4 million, Fox with 4.7...
  • Legendary radio, TV personality Gary Owens dies

    Legendary radio, TV personality Gary Owens dies
    Gary Owens, the radio, TV and voice-over performer who appeared on the “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” TV series and created the phrase “beautiful downtown Burbank,” died Thursday surrounded by family in his home in Encino. Owens...
  • 2026 World Cup TV rights awarded without bids; ESPN 'surprised'

    2026 World Cup TV rights awarded without bids; ESPN 'surprised'
    FIFA quietly extended the broadcast rights for the 2026 World Cup to Fox Sports and NBCUniversal's Telemundo -- a surprise to multiple competing networks that were hoping to make a run at the increasingly popular event. Fox and Telemundo in 2011...
  • Sports TV and radio: Sunday's 2/15 log (updated Saturday AM)

    7:30 a.m.    Soccer: FA Cup round 5: Leicester City at Aston Villa.--FS1 8:30 a.m.    Tennis: Finals (Rotterdam and Sao Paulo men’s, Antwerp women’s).--Tennis Ch. 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon...
  • 'Fake news' never looked so good

    'Fake news' never looked so good
    "Did I die?" That's how host Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" opened his program on the evening after he announced that he was walking away from it after 16 years. The "weird" coverage of his departure felt like reading his own obituary. Enjoy it, Jon....
  • At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime

     At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime
    "Saturday Night Live" is 40 years old this year. Forty years before its debut — Oct. 11, 1975, during the Ford administration — Jack Benny was in his third year on radio; the Marx Brothers were starring in "A Night at the Opera," their first...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' repeat, new 'Scandal' score

    UPDATED: A "Big Bang Theory" repeat had the most viewers Thursday night, which isn't good news for the broadcast network business in a February ratings period. The networks hope to reach big audiences, and the "Big Bang" at 8 p.m. pulled 11.4 million to...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/14 log (updated Friday AM)

    6 a.m.    Golf: Thailand Classic third round (d. in Hua Hin).--Golf 7:30 a.m.    Soccer: FA Cup round 5: West Ham at West Bromwich.--FS1 8 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Rotterdam and women’s Antwerp semifinals.--Tennis Ch. 8:30 a.m.  ...
  • Within NBC, staff manages hurt feelings as debate over firing rages

    Within NBC, staff manages hurt feelings as debate over firing rages
    Senior NBC officials seriously considered firing anchor Brian Williams because he lied to his viewers about riding in a military helicopter hit by a rocket-propelled grenade during the Iraq war, according to a top network official. The ultimate decision...