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  • Sling TV. Any FReepers using this?

    10/05/2015 9:43:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Sling TV ^ | 10/5/15 | Rebelbase
    Getting bored with Netflix and thinking of getting a Sling TV account. Any advice/reviews from FReepers using the service is appreciated.
  • Happy Broderick Crawford Day (10-4)

    10/04/2015 5:14:40 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 56 replies
    The Official 60's Site - Highway Patrol ^ | October 4, 2015 | NonValueAdded
    Highway Patrol is a syndicated action crime drama series that aired from 1955-1959. The series was syndicated by Ziv TV. It starred Broderick Crawford as Dan Mathews, the gruff and dedicated head of a police force in a large, unidentified Western state. A signature shot of the series was fedora-wearing Mathews barking “10-4!” and other rapid-fire dialogue into a radio-microphone as he leaned against the door of his patrol car (call sign ID# “2150”)....When asked why the show ended after four seasons, Broderick Crawford said, “We ran out of crimes.”

    09/29/2015 3:56:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/29/15 | Trevin Wax
    If, ten years ago, someone had told me that today I would be writing an article about the theology of a late-night talk show host, I wouldn’t have believed it. Picturing Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Conan O’Brien – I would have thought: What would there be to write about? Yet here we are in a day in which late-night hosts have left behind some of the cynicism of the past in favor of the fundamentals of comedy. We smile at Jimmy Fallon’s infectious joy and marvel at Stephen Colbert’s ability to combine moments of hilarity with moments of gravity as...
  • Dropping Cable But What About NFL MLB NBA Sports? Any Ideas?

    09/23/2015 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 59 replies
    If you have dropped cable, but have a household full of sports nuts, what if any, solutions have others come up with to drop cable, go Roku, and still watch the games?
  • The Number Of People Watching TV Is Falling Off A Cliff

    09/23/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by blam · 114 replies
    BI ^ | 9-23.2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandSeptember 23,2015It seems like people just aren't watching TV anymore. A report from Ad Age on Wednesday paints a bleak picture of Tuesday's overnight TV ratings, which come during one of the industry's most important weeks of the year as new shows are rolled out on the major networks. Ad Age, citing figures from Nielsen, reported that every returning drama that aired Tuesday night saw viewers decline by double digits while debuts were a "mixed bag." But aside from the performance of individual shows, the number of people using TV in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic was down 8% against...
  • Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Cord-Cutting Leads to 200 to 300 ESPN Layoffs

    09/22/2015 3:54:57 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 70 replies ^ | 22 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    Cut your cable cord. This is what 3.2 million Americans have done over the last year or so. The result is not only a massive loss of revenue for ESPN but ESPN is poisoning -7.2% fewer U.S. households.

    09/18/2015 5:45:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/16/15 | Robert Coolman
    After The Views Joy Behar voiced offhand bewilderment as to why nurse and Miss America contestant Kelley Johnson was wearing a doctors stethoscope, nurses were understandably rustled. On todays episode Behar went on to dig that hole a little deeper saying she wasnt trying to be funny (good, because nobody is laughing) and that she merely wasnt paying attention. Let me speak for myself. Apparently I was just not paying attention," Behar said. "I was looking at a Miss America tape and there's a woman wearing like an outfit with a stethoscope, and I'm thinking, Is she in costume? I...
  • CNN's Republican Debate Blocked in Hi-Def?

    09/17/2015 4:08:29 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 27 replies
    The Communist News Network (CNN) broadcast of the Republican debate last night was NOT available in at least several parts of Texas last night in High Definition TV. One had to watch it in standard def, on an entirely different channel. Was ANY part of the US able to view the broadcast in Hi-Def? Or, was it completely blocked in Hi-Def to discourage viewership, since many people no longer know the standard def TV channels?
  • Ad released online poking fun at Kim Davis using Tide products will not air on TV

    09/15/2015 2:51:55 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    WCPO Cincinatti ^ | 9/15/15 | Jesse Folk
    CINCINNATI A commercial released Tuesday that poked fun at the recent same-sex marriage fight in Rowan County, Kentucky using Tide products will not air on television. The commercial, which was not backed by home goods giant Procter & Gamble, was a spec spot, said director Mark Nickelsburg...
  • Billy & Billie [The new sexual "entertainment" perverting television]

    09/15/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    A TV series that follows two step-siblings as they try and navigate their taboo romance....
  • The Weather Channel cuts Al Roker's show

    09/10/2015 11:42:46 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 60 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | September 10, 2015
    The Weather Channel says it is getting rid of its reality TV shows, along with morning shows led by Sam Champion and Al Roker. The struggling network is looking to get back to its roots, with less expensive programming and a lineup that appeals more to weather geeks. An estimated 50 people out of The Weather Channel's staff of 1,400 are losing jobs as a result, the network said on Thursday. The NBC Universal-owned network had lured Champion from ABC's "Good Morning America" to host "AMHQ," a weather-focused morning news program. Starting in early November, Champion will work on weather...
  • Stephen Colberts Debut Tops Late-Night Ratings

    09/09/2015 12:02:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/09/2015 | By JOHN KOBLIN
    Stephen Colbert won his first outing as CBSs new late-night host, as 6.6 million viewers tuned in late Tuesday night to watch The Late Show. Mr. Colberts debut had about 3.6 million more viewers than Jimmy Fallons The Tonight Show and about 4.8 million more viewers than ABCs Jimmy Kimmel Live. Mr. Colbert also led in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic key to advertisers, drawing 1.4 million viewers compared with Mr. Fallons 900,000 and Mr. Kimmels 400,000. CBS hopes that he can retain many of the younger viewers who watched his Comedy Central political satire show, The Colbert Report. Still, Mr. Colberts...
  • Apple's next pursuit: Its own original programming a la Netflix?

    09/01/2015 7:51:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Brian Stelter
    Is Apple about to enter the world of original programming, and if so, what sort of programming is it pursuing? Those questions are swirling in media circles after a Monday night report from Variety, a Hollywood news fixture, that Apple (AAPL, Tech30) is exploring such a move. One thing is for certain: Apple executives are reaching out to high-level entertainment industry types for confidential talks. An executive familiar with the outreach to Hollywood said Apple is assessing whether it should start to bankroll original TV shows and movies. This would put Apple into close competition with streaming services like Netflix...

    08/27/2015 3:52:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Hoping to start a bloody "race war," a black, gay, in-your-face Obama-supporting former TV reporter horrified Southwest Virginia TV viewers yesterday when he stalked and coolly murdered two white former TV station colleagues and wounded a white interview subject during a live broadcast.
  • Mr. Robot Finale Postponed Because of Similarity to Live TV Killings

    08/26/2015 2:40:03 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | 8-26-2015 | Cynthia Littleton
    USA Network has postponed tonights scheduled season finale of hacker drama series Mr. Robot for a week because the episode includes a scene with similarities to the real-life murders that occurred on live TV this morning in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonights episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time, USA said in a statement. Early today, a reporter, Alison Parker, and cameraman, Adam Ward, for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va., were shot and killed while delivering a live report for the stations...
  • Is Netflix Worth It? Opinions Please ! - vanity

    08/22/2015 1:52:16 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 138 replies
    Brain | 8/22/2015 | vladimir998
    Please tell me if you think Netflix's basic service is worthwhile. If you have it, do you regret it or recommend it? I know they have plenty of movies, but do they stream any current TV shows after they air on cable (say next day, or something like that)?
  • F Troop Actress Melody Patterson Dies at 66

    08/21/2015 10:17:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 91 replies
    variety ^ | august 21, 2015
    TV actress Melody Patterson, best known for playing Wrangler Jane on F Troop, died Thursday at the age of 66.Patterson died in a nursing home after multiple organ failure, according to reports. In addition to her starring role on F Troop from1965-1967, Patterson appeared on other television shows of the era includingThe Monkees, Adam-12 and Green Acres. She was also in a handful of episodes ofHawaii Five-O, which featured her husband at the time, James MacArthur.
  • What are your favorite military themed TV series?

    08/21/2015 7:50:23 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 145 replies
    one man's opinion...
    TGIF, so I thought I'd take a little break from ATTAC (all things Trump and Clinton) and turn to a lighter topic. In almost 70 years of network television, the two most popular genres by far have been westerns and police. Doctor/medical dramas have always entertained audiences. But I wanted to see which military themed TV series Freepers like, and/or remember most.
  • Bud Yorkin, Jeffersons and All in the Family Director-Producer, Dies at 89

    08/19/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/19/2015 | Pat Saperstein
    Bud Yorkin, director of influential 1970s TV shows including All In The Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Sons and Diffrent Strokes, died Aug. 18 of natural causes at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 89. Yorkin played a pivotal role in developing some of the most popular series of the 1970s in partnership with Norman Lear at Tandem Productions. He was nominated for three Emmys and worked on TV series that won 25 Emmys and 10 Golden Globes. His feature film directing credits included Love Hurts, Twice In A Lifetime, Arthur 2: On...

    08/18/2015 6:57:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies ^ | 8/17/15 | Matt Yoder
    Jon Stewart is taking his talents to the squared circle. After retiring from The Daily Show, Stewart has been named as host of the WWE pay per view extravaganza SummerSlam this Sunday from Brooklyn. Stewart is one of the biggest celebrity WWE fans there is and was a guest on an episode of Monday Night Raw earlier this year. In other words, he actually knows a thing or two about the product....
  • The 2015 Teen Choice Awards Were A Little Too Grown Up [Obsessed w/Sexual Behaviour]

    08/17/2015 4:46:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Indy Channel ^ | 8/17/15 | Grant Suneson
    Fox held the 17th annual Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, but parts of the show seemed a little too grown up for the teen audience. "I'm glad to meet you. Turn up, girl, blow the speaker yeah, think about it now blow the speaker," Flo Rida rapped at the Teen Choice Awards.
  • TV presenter refuses to report on the Kardashians, has on-air meltdown

    08/13/2015 12:45:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/12/2015
    Weve all had those days at work right? Those days where you want to set your computer on fire, flip your boss the bird and yell you literally couldnt pay me to keep doing this as you storm out the door. A news anchorman in Orlando, US, has had a work-related meltdown, almost worthy of your darkest and weakest on-the-job moments, after having to report on the Kardashians. During the broadcast John Brown took exception to reporting on Kris Jenner naming her rabbit Bruce. He stood up and walked off the set of Good Day Orlando as soon as he...
  • Jon Stewarts irrelevance [Viewership CRATERED as time went on]

    08/11/2015 3:36:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    World Crass ^ | 8/11/15 | Crassus
    Of recent late-night comedy shows to go off the air, the one with the steepest decline in its final year was Jon Stewarts. In his concluding performance, Stewart had 3.5 million viewers, and in his last year he had an average of 1.5 million viewers per show.
  • Bundled Cable Death Watch: Q2 Cord-Cutting Soars to 566,000

    08/11/2015 2:54:15 PM PDT · by Dacula · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-11-15 | John Nolte
    The largest swindle big business ever played on the American people forcing us to pay huge cable bills for dozens of channels we never watch is slowly coming apart. Even with an ever-increasing population, the pay TV industry (cable and satellite) lost a net 566,000 subscribers last quarter. When you add in Q1, thats a total of 887,000 lost customers in just six short months. There is just no question that customers are getting tech savvy and budget savvy. The result is a growing wave of cord-cutters (last quarter was the second biggest drop in pay TV customers...
  • Jon Stewart Hosts 'The Daily Show' for Last Time ["News" Industry Gets Vapors]

    08/07/2015 5:45:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    After 16 groundbreaking seasons on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart hosted the program for the very last time Thursday night, and a plethora of special guests joined him. The hour-long finale started as expected with Stewart, 52, bringing his unique brand of sarcastic comedy. But tears eventually came after so many former correspondents he has helped along the way continued to thank the icon.
  • Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy end their relationship

    08/05/2015 4:52:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Kermit and Miss Piggy have split up and moved on. One of the great cross-species power couples of show biz will no longer be an item when ABC's new prime-time revival of "The Muppets" premieres on Sept. 22. (8 p.m.). The two sent out a joint tweet Tuesday confirming their separation, though Kermit admitted to TV writers here it happened some time ago.
  • Can the United States Stop a War With Russia?

    08/04/2015 11:46:36 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    New York Observer ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jack Hanick
    America is heading for war with Russia. Some call the current situation an increase of hostility or Cold War II. There are two sides to this story. I believe that American journalists from all political persuasions are not offering critical analysis. Understanding the Russian side and taking their arguments seriously can help prevent serious consequences. Americans believe that Russians are fed propaganda by the state-controlled media. If Russians only could hear the truth, the thinking goes, they would welcome the US position. This is not so. There are more than 300 TV stations available in Moscow. Only 6 are state-controlled....
  • 'Last Man Standing' star Tim Allen: 'We're going to drill Hillary'

    08/04/2015 10:42:37 PM PDT · by rikkir · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/2015 | Paulette Cohn
    LOS ANGELES Season 5 of "Last Man Standing" is going to get political with the presidential race upon us, and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is going to be safe from the wisecracking Mike Baxter, played by Tim Allen. "We're going to drill Hillary," the star told FOX411 at the Television Critics Association Q&A session for his ABC series. "It will be horrible personally if Hillary continued [to lead the Democrats], but it will be great for the storyline if she continues."
  • Former news anchor Robin Smith to run for Missouri secretary of state

    08/04/2015 10:53:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Missourian ^ | 8/2/15 | SUMMER BALLENTINE
    Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith announced Sunday that she's running as a Democrat for secretary of state. The retired KMOV-TV anchor appears to be the first Democrat to enter the 2016 race for the seat, which is opening because Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander is running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt. "What Missouri needs now, more than ever, is a public servant who checks their politics at the door," Smith said in a statement. "That has been my life's work and my training. I look forward to giving Missourians straightforward, professional service as their Secretary...
  • A CNN Founder Answers Why The Media Is Often One-Sided When It Comes To Guns

    07/31/2015 9:05:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/23/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The reporting on why U.S. Army personnel stationed at recruiting centers arent allowed to be armed has to make anyone who knows a little about guns, and the gun issues, wonder if those news outlets are aware of what theyre not reporting? Do they understand why some Americans feel compelled to stand outside Army recruiting centers with guns? Any curious person might then wonder if ignorance or bias is the central reason why the mainstream media so often ignores studies and facts that are inconvenient to the anti-gun-rights point of view? There are, after all, over 100 million gun owners...
  • The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

    07/25/2015 11:07:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 157 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 4, 2013 | Jordan Hoffman
    From the whiz-bang and cheesy to the far-out and prematurely cancelled, sci-fi and TV have had a nice run. We locked ourselves in the basement with several milk crates of VHS tapes, laser discs, and back issues of Starlog to come up with the top 50 science-fiction television shows.
  • WTMJ reporter-anchor Tom Murray leaving TV station for ministry

    07/24/2015 8:19:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/19/15 | Chris Foran
    Reporter and weekend news anchor Tom Murray is leaving WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) to join the ministry staff at Oak Creek Assembly of God church. Murray made the announcement on his Facebook page Sunday morning, saying he's joining the church staff at the end of August. Murray joined WTMJ in 2007. A Portage, Mich., native, he is the anchor on the station's Saturday and Sunday morning news shows, and a general assignment reporter.... Murray and his wife, Jennifer, are active in Oak Creek Assembly of God's young adult, drama and Sunday school ministries. "My Christian faith is the source of happiness...
  • Jon Stewart Told Wyatt Cenac to F**** Off When He Was Challenged About Race

    07/24/2015 5:44:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Vulture ^ | 7/23/15 | E Alex Jung
    While there are going to be a lot of fond farewells to Jon Stewart, who will do his final episode of The Daily Show August 6, Wyatt Cenac has a much more complicated memory of the late-night host. Cenac, who was a writer and correspondent on The Daily Show for over four years, spoke with Marc Maron on his "WTF" podcast about what it was like working with Stewart. Maron asked, "And you got along with Jon?" "Naw," replied Cenac. While Cenac initially wanted to see Stewart as a father figure, he didn't get that. What he remembers instead is...
  • Pitbull's New Spanish-Language Album "Dale" Slamming Donald Trump

    07/17/2015 5:08:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Latino Post ^ | 7/17/15
    ..... asked to give his two cents on Donald Trump's inflammatory comments against Mexican immigrants. In his candidacy speech on June 16, the Republican presidential candidate referred to Mexicans as rapists, criminals, and drug dealers. "My mom used to say the two biggest diseases in the world are greed and ignorance. I think Trump is far from ignorant, but I don't think he really understood what he was saying and the power of Latinos," Pitbull told Billboard. "[He didn't understand] how we're always united, and how we truly respect this country way too much; we respect the liberty it gives...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - SPACE:1999 Dragon's Domain (1974)

    07/10/2015 8:22:56 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Tonight's second feature is a classic bit of dark science fiction from the 1970s. Astronaut and pilot Tony Cellini (Gianni Garko) is in the throes of what most people on Moonbase Alpha believe is a mental breakdown. The only survivor of a disastrous mission that wrecked his career some years before, Cellini is once again claiming the existence of an impossible alien creature, one that Cellini is obsessed with destroying...
  • Watch the uncomfortable trailer for MTVs documentary White People

    07/09/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    entertainment weekly ^ | 7/9/15 | Marc Snetiker
    Discomfort has a name, and its MTVs White People. The network is serious about its newest documentary from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who won the prize for covering the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. White People tackles the hot topic conversation of white privilege head-on in a special presentation borne out of MTVs Emmy-winning Look Different campaign. The doc premieres on July 22 on MTV and follows five young white people from around the country, exploring their notions of racial identity in modern America.
  • Cosby reruns pulled from Bounce TV, Centric following new revelations

    07/08/2015 8:37:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | July 7, 2015
    Bounce TV, an Atlanta-based African-American network, announced on Tuesday that it would immediately pull reruns of "Cosby," the Bill Cosby sitcom that ran from 1996 to 2000. At the same time, Centric, a BET-owned network, will be yanking all "Cosby Show" episodes from its schedule beginning on Wednesday "until further notice," according to a company spokesman.
  • Im a gun-owning American but I hate the NRA

    07/01/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 78 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary Please stay on the line. . . from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns? The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I...
  • Donald Trumps Miss USA Pageant Finds New Home On Reelz

    07/02/2015 5:16:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies ^ | 7/2/15 | Dominic Patten
    Dumped by NBC and Univision over Donald Trumps remarks about rapists immigrants, the beauty pageant will still be televised out of Baton Rouge on July 12 after all thanks to some new friends in cable. In a deal with the Trump co-owned Miss Universe Organization, Reelz have picked up the exclusive rights to this years Miss USA pageant.
  • OK all I am SEROIUSLY thinking about "Cutting the Cable" any suggestions on...

    06/30/2015 6:00:04 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 96 replies
    30 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    ...Internet and getting a FEW Channels(Fox News, History, H2, and AHC etc...)?
  • Jimmy Fallon Hospitalized With Hand Injury, Tonight Show Taping Canceled

    06/26/2015 9:38:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | 06-26-2015 | By Shari Weiss
    Jimmy Fallon is in the hospital. The Tonight Show host reportedly checked into a New York City hospital late Thursday. He is reportedly getting treatment in the intensive care unit. This, however, has not been confirmed. The official Fallon Tonight Twitter account tweeted, Hey guys unfortunately tonights taping has been cancelled due to Jimmy injuring his hand. Hes totally fine but well be airing a repeat. If you had tickets to tonights show, well be in contact with you to reschedule your tix. The account went on to insist Fallon is okay, and that fans shouldnt worry. Earlier Thursday,...
  • New ABC series features Mormon character wearing nothing but temple garments (Quantico)

    06/24/2015 2:36:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 24, 2015 | Scott D. Pierce
    There's a Mormon character in one of ABC's new fall series. And viewers will learn this when they see him wearing nothing but his temple garments. That's just one of the reasons that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not be particularly pleased with that character in the pilot of "Quantico," which is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4. The series is about a bunch of new recruits who arrive at the FBI training base in Quantico, Va., for training.
  • Dick Van Patten 'Eight Is Enough' Star Dies at 86

    06/23/2015 3:23:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 13 replies
    TMZ ^ | 23 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Dick Van Patten, best known for playing the dad on the classic TV show "Eight Is Enough," died Tuesday morning in Santa Monica. Van Patten's rep released a statement Tuesday, saying, "I am sorry to report this sad news. His family will not be doing any press at this time." He reportedly died of complications from diabetes. Read more:
  • NBC's The Island clip: We can't describe how gross this is [Handling with fecal matter]

    06/11/2015 2:25:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    entertainment weekly ^ | Lynette Rice
    On the next episode of NBCs The Islandthe Bear Grylls-hosted adventure series about a bunch of men who are left to fend for themselves on a deserted islandone of the participants battles an epic case of constipation.... ....But you wont believe how he finds relief.... You havent truly lived until youve spent two and a half hours digging four to five pounds of coconut, bark and crab shell out of your own butt, admits Williams. Actually, we think you havent truly lived until you talk about spending two and a half hours digging stuff out of your butt on national...
  • Is Boston Station Blurring Line Between Ads and News?

    06/02/2015 2:43:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies ^ | 6/1/15 | Kevin Eck
    It seems a Boston station is testing the viewers appetite for the separation between advertising and journalism. The Boston Globe reports CBS owned WSBK recently started running an interview segment called A Few Good Minutes produced by a local marketing firm and the CBS owned MyNetworkTV station. The first segment aired at the tail end of WSBKs 10:000 p.m. newscast Thursday night. You can watch the video down below.
  • Chattanooga TV station WRCB rejects gay-marriage ad

    06/02/2015 2:19:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 6/1/15 | Andy Sher
    By refusing to air pro-gay marriage ads featuring a Tennessee physician who recently served a tour of military duty in Afghanistan, a Chattanooga television station suddenly finds itself in the thick of the debate. Last week, NBC-affiliate WRCB-TV Channel 3 turned down efforts by Freedom to Marry, a national pro-marriage equality group, to purchase air time for its 30-second spot as the U.S. Supreme Court nears an expected decision on the issue later this month. The station's rejection has since burned up the Internet with articles on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, the Wonkette blog and a Fox Radio News blog...
  • TV host Larysa Switlyk kills and cooks baby deer during hunt with controversial Czech 'sexy hunter'

    06/01/2015 7:54:35 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 June 2015 | Chris Spargo For
    A 'sexy' Czech hunter who has been widely criticized for posting photos of her big game trophies and an American TV host paired up for a controversial outing in Slovakia. Michaela Fialova and Larysa Switlyk documented their trip as they hunted roe deer in Europe together, filming as they went in search of the animals. The ladies documented not just the kill, but also the aftermath as they cooked and ate the animals. Fiavola, 27, who is from Litomerice, Czech Republic, spends the rest of her time working as a personal trainer, kick-boxer and guide for other hunters in Africa...
  • Vanity - getting rid of Dish

    05/31/2015 6:32:01 PM PDT · by jagusafr · 48 replies
    31may15 | Jagusafr
    FReepers - I've seen a number of folks mention that they don't have cable or dish and still watch TV. Anybody got any insight on using a digital antenna, Roku, computer and Netflix? And whether it's worth it?
  • Baton Rouge Reporter Arrested After Run-In with Police

    05/29/2015 10:00:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies ^ | 5/29/15 | Kevin Eck
    WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington was arrested after a run-in with officers at the scene of a burglary investigation Thursday morning. According to The Advocate, the Baton Rouge, La. ABC affiliates reporter was booked on counts of interfering with an officer and intimidating a public official. Police placed Buffington in the back of a police unit until the area was made safe, the report says. Buffington was then issued a criminal summons and told he was free to leave, to which he told an officer, Hope you enjoy the rest of your career. The report says the officer took the comment...
  • I am SICK & TIRED of MadAve attacks on White Males! [Vanity]

    05/28/2015 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 65 replies
    OK, I've just watch the Nth iteration of Madison Avenue's everlasting attack of the last domestic enemy, the White Male (WM)! In recent memory there were the series of stupid Caucasian (non-Hispanic variant) men who 'starred' in the SPDR Fund ads. Now we have the AT&T ad campaign with the current one showing the husband/father totally unable to manage while the all-knowing female was away. A previous ad in this campaign had an equally clueless WM in a Real Estate Agency group of 4 much smarter women.