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  • Obama: 'TV shows Should Have Some Muslim Characters That are Unrelated to National Security'

    02/03/2016 2:15:54 PM PST · by wtd · 166 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb. 03, 2016 4:57pm | Daniel Halper
    video: President Obama took on the role of television critic in remarks today at the Islamic Society of Baltimore."Our television shows should have some Muslim characters that are unrelated to national security," the president said at the mosque, "because -- it's not that hard to do. There was a time when there were no black people on television. And you can tell good stories while still representing the reality of our communities."
  • TV-FOX Alternative Help

    02/02/2016 9:27:07 AM PST · by UScbass · 28 replies
    Sorry for posting to the News/Activism forum, but that's the only one I view. I sit at the comp all day and have kept DISH-TV on Fox as background; can't stand it anymore so, when available, I watch "The Lone Ranger", TruTV, etc. Any suggested "news" alternatives to that "background" Fox?
  • A Ventriloquist and His Dog

    02/01/2016 4:28:15 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-1-16 | Britain's Got Talent
    A Ventriloquist and His Dog Click on link to see hilarious dog act. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xU7FdD1SpHc?rel=0
  • It's time to kill the cable box with apps

    01/31/2016 6:25:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/31/16 | David Katzmaier
    Commentary: A proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler calls for cable companies like Comcast to "unlock the set-top box." Unlocking isn't enough. The box should die, once and for all, and be replaced by apps. There's no technological reason that Comcast, or Time Warner Cable, or Charter or any other cable TV provider needs to provide physical hardware at all. There's no need for warehouses full of cable boxes or arduous "service windows" where the technician supposedly shows up "sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m."-- or not--to fix (or more likely just replace) your device. Full-fledged pay...
  • Cruz's TV ads judged most effective

    01/30/2016 12:17:45 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | January 30, 2016 | www.politico.com/story/2016/01/ted-cruz-tv-ads-218436
    Ted Cruz has a powerful tool as he tries to close the deal with Iowa voters: He has aired the most effective TV ads in the Republican presidential race, according to independent research by a private company. The ratings come from Ace Metrix, a television analytics company that uses large online panels to rate the effectiveness of TV commercials. The company's political unit found that Cruz's campaign produced five of the 11 top-scoring ads among Republican voters this election, including the single most effective ad of the GOP primary so far...
  • Baskets Series Premiere Recap: Bakersfield Blues

    01/22/2016 4:53:00 AM PST · by Bender2 · 18 replies
    Baskets Series Premiere Recap: Bakersfield Blues By Andrew Lapin Feel that dry heat in the air? Alt comedians are having a moment with Bakersfield, California. Situated midway between L.A. and the Bay Area, the inland desert region is the setting for Rick Alverson's Entertainment, a horrifying feature that follows an obnoxious comic as he performs his gimmicky stand-up act to indifferent crowds. (I liked it, but it isn't an easy sit.) Now the new FX series Baskets charts a similar character — a pretentious aspiring clown who takes a job entertaining indifferent crowds at the local rodeo. Not since Five...
  • I Have Cancer! [Victoria Jackson, Former SNL Cast Member]

    01/20/2016 6:42:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    VictoriaJackson.com ^ | 11/27/15 | Victoria Jackson
    It all happened pretty suddenly. I went to the Walk In Clinic for a cough. I asked the Nurse Practitioner if the numb spot near my underarm was my lymph gland fighting the cough. He quickly sent me to the Vanderbilt Breast Clinic, (God bless him), an awesome place full of great people. Suddenly, I was in surgery (double mastectomy) and soon I'll be beginning chemo I'm told. They say my hair will probably fall out. I'm Stage 3A. The funny thing is I've never felt healthier. There are no symptoms. I held a handstand two weeks ago for a...
  • German TV station adds Islamic crescent and star symbol to its logo!?! [Rape of Europa]

    01/18/2016 12:23:40 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/18/2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    German Television station Tele5 has changed its logo to a German flag emblazoned with the Islamic star and crescent, just weeks after the New Year’s Eve Muslim migrant sex attacks in Cologne and Muslim terrorist attack in Istanbul. Tele5 justified the move on Twitter this afternoon, saying that it was a symbol "expressing our sympathy to the victims of yesterday's attack," on German tourists in Istanbul. The attack in Istanbul took the lives of 10 tourists, mostly Germans, in Sultanahmet square, near the Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia. According to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, the suicide bomber who perpetrated...
  • Phil Robertson Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/13/2016 12:22:34 PM PST · by Isara · 100 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Duck Commander says Cruz is "the man for the job"HOUSTON, Texas - Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Phil Robertson, a professional hunter, businessman, Christian minister, and reality television star on the popular television series Duck Dynasty. Robertson believes Ted Cruz is the man for the job.Cruz Commander (Video)“My qualifications for President of the United States are rather narrow: Is he or she Godly, does he or she love us, can he or she do the job, and finally would they kill a duck and put him in a pot and make him a good duck...
  • The Real O'Neals Doesn't Mock Religion, Just Family Drama [Homosexual is 'normal' tv sitcom]

    01/10/2016 2:32:53 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/9/16 | Malcolm Venable
    When ABC first announced The Real O'Neals, about a gay teen coming out in a Catholic family, backlash from religious groups was swift and somewhat expected. Given that the story is based on the life of Dan Savage - the gay author and sex columnist who's been somewhat gleefully confrontational with conservatives - and the family is in the midst of a divorce too, groups like the American Family Association could, in theory at least, rightfully believe the show was trying to shred the traditional values they hold dear. That couldn't be further from the truth.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Barney Miller, the "Hash(ish) Brownie" episode.

    01/08/2016 7:48:35 PM PST · by DemforBush · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A bit of classic tv comedy to start off the new year. Wojohowitz has a new girlfriend. She paints, writes poetry, and likes to bake brownies. Very, very special brownies, as the detectives find out in rather hilarious fashion...
  • Trump ad shows footage of migrants in Morocco, not at 'southern border'

    01/04/2016 12:39:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 4, 2015 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's new television ad shows footage of dozens of people crossing a fence as the narrator mentions the U.S.'s "southern border" with Mexico. The footage, however, is actually of Moroccans crossing the border into Melilla, one of two enclaves on the Moroccan coast held by Spain, according to Politifact The narrator says the billionaire will "stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for," as the footage plays. Politifact traced the images to an Italian television network, Repubblica TV, which posted the video on May 3, 2014. About 800...
  • Donald Trump Launches TV Ad: Vows To Cut Head Off Of Islamic State

    01/04/2016 6:13:50 AM PST · by Amntn · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/16 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Donald Trump has launched a new ad for television highlighting his controversial campaign as he charges into the new year. "He's calling for a temporary shutdown of Muslims entering the United States, until we can figure out what's going on," a narrator explains in the 30 second TV spot, titled "Great Again."
  • Donald Trump (Unofficial) YouTube Campaign Ad 01/03/2015

    01/03/2016 8:45:52 PM PST · by entropy12 · 35 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 01/03/15 | Lucas Sikorski
    Published on Jan 3, 2016 First time ever making a video. Enjoy!
  • Why so many Kowalskis?

    01/03/2016 1:24:11 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 34 replies
    TV Tropes ^ | January 7, 2011 | Azek from Kazakhstan
    Does this name sounds especially cool for American audiences or something? I had a discussion on a Russian cinema forum a few weeks before about this name. I basically shot the original poster's idea off, saying that this name is a very common Polish last name. But, this week i absolutely unrelatedly watched Vanishing Point and here is another Kowalski! After that, i just can't ignore this anymore. Even today i randomly clicked on Noble Bigot and again stumbled on quote by yet another Kowalski. What's going on? How can Polish last name (not even the most popular one) can...
  • The 10 best ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes (SyFy Twilight Zone Marathon all day)

    01/01/2016 12:08:37 PM PST · by Bender2 · 137 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12=31-2015 | Michael Starr
    The 10 best "Twilight Zone" episodes by Michael Starr "A Game of Pool" (Originally aired Oct. 13, 1961) "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” (Originally aired March 4, 1960) "It's a Good Life" (Originally aired Nov. 3, 1961) "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (Originally aired Oct. 11, 1963) "The Fever" (Originally aired Jan. 29, 1960) "Living Doll" (Originally aired Nov. 1, 1963) "Twenty Two" (Originally aired Feb. 10, 1961) "And When the Sky Was Opened" (Originally aired Dec. 11, 1959) "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" (Originally aired May 26, 1961) "A Piano in the House" (Originally aired Feb....
  • TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time

    12/28/2015 7:20:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 126 replies
    IMBD ^ | 29 Jun 2011 | Raisley Gordon
    A list of - in the author's opinion - the 50 greatest TV characters of all time. Just something to take your mind off of all the bad news of the day.
  • Barack Obama to appear on Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

    The president can be heard — but not seen — supposedly answering a White House phone in a YouTube trailer posted Monday, but a Crackle press release photo appears to show Obama sharing a laugh with Seinfeld. Astute fans of Seinfeld's conversational series will note that, unlike previous "Coffee" installments that feature the host doubling as a chauffeur, the photo relating to the Obama episode shows both the host and guest as passengers in a vehicle emblazoned with a presidential seal. However, they took turns taking the wheel of a different vehicle at another point of their conversation. "The episode...
  • Tina Fey will not apologize if you are offended by her jokes

    12/21/2015 6:25:04 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/21/15
    Tina Fey is sick of apologizing, and she's also tired of the Internet. "Steer clear of the Internet and you'll live forever," Fey told Net-a-Porter magazine in a wide ranging interview. "We did an 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' episode and the Internet was in a whirlwind, calling it 'racist,' but my new goal is not to explain jokes."
  • Fort Myers Station Airs Racy Homeland Security Graphic

    12/16/2015 2:54:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 12/9/15 | Kevin Eck
    Fort Myers, Fla., NBC affiliate WBBH aired a graphic that was supposed to be from the Department of Homeland Security during Friday's 5 p.m. show, but instead showed a happy eagle with T&A on its chest, grabbing what looked like breasts on the left and a butt on the right.
  • COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Kelly and Michael Interviews Donald Trump On "LIVE Show" (12/09/2015)

    12/14/2015 7:26:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/9/15 | Trump, Ripa, Strahan
    COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Kelly and Michael Interviewes Donald Trump On "LIVE Show" (12/09/2015)
  • Will Ferrell stays serious for a second on SNL to attack Trump's ban on Muslims

    12/13/2015 6:36:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/15 | EVAN BLEIER
    Donald Trump was ridiculed as a 'knucklehead with a big, fat orange Oompa Loompa face' last night on SNL as Will Ferrell reprised his President George W. Bush role for the show's cold opening. Dismissing the billionaire tycoon's policy to ban Muslims entering America, Ferrell turned deadly serious for a second to say the idea was 'impossible to implement and not what this country is all about.' And as he mocked the outspoken businessman it was difficult to tell if Ferrell broke character when he began laughing at the very thought of Trump and 'his hair, and the 100 foot...
  • Did WPLG buy a bunch of Twitter followers This Week? [Miami ABC Station]

    12/09/2015 12:45:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 10/9/15
    Social media is big, and with old media embracing it we've seen local media in particular pump their social media follower count like it's the new ratings standard.... ....two days ago, when a tipster alerted me to WPLG's Twitter account @WPLGLocal10 and how fast they were gaining followers. They were literally adding 1,000+ followers per hour. Shortly after a few others emailed SFLTV about it, even viewers who found it humorous they're being followed and unfollowed by WPLG on Twitter. ....People we talked to alleged WPLG bought Twitter followers.... ...All told in the span of less than 3 days WPLG...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actor Robert Loggia Dies at 85

    12/04/2015 2:32:10 PM PST · by Borges · 65 replies
    Variety ^ | Dave McNary
    Robert Loggia, durable and versatile star of movies and TV shows including Brian De Palma’s 1986 “Scarface” and “Big,” died Friday in Los Angeles, his widow Audrey confirmed to Variety. He was 85. He was nominated for a Supporting Actor Academy Award for “Jagged Edge” in 1986 for his portrayal of a private detective. Among the films he appeared in were “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Problem Child” and “Big,” in which performed a memorable duet on a giant piano with Tom Hanks. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1989 for his portrayal of FBI agent Nick...
  • From Charlie Brown to 'Scandal': Hollywood and Christmas

    12/03/2015 10:13:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    With Thanksgiving having come and gone, we are now solidly into the Christmas season. Two stories that reveal Hollywood's attitude about Christmas in painful detail recently caught my attention. The first was an article in the L.A. Times about the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." It is now a classic; one of the most beloved of all broadcast television Christmas specials. Yet those in charge of its production at the time thought it was going to be a dismal failure. Why? Because cartoonist and author Charles M. Schulz refused to include a laugh track, and -- most significantly...
  • Binge watching TV? Your brain may pay for it later

    12/03/2015 4:03:57 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 3 Dec 2015 | ALAN MOZES
    Young adults who watch tons of TV, and spend more time on the couch than at the gym, may end up paying for it with diminished mental performance in middle-age, new research suggests.
  • TRUMP IN HOME ALONE 2

    12/01/2015 5:13:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    YOUTUBE.COM ^ | 01 DECEMBER 2015 | JENNY PADROZ
    Clip at link
  • Your Phone Is Listening—Literally Listening—to Your TV

    11/20/2015 5:09:27 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 49 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | NOV 19, 2015 | KAVEH WADDELL
    The TV is on in the background, and you’re replying to a quick email on your phone nearby. You don’t know it, but the devices are communicating. During a commercial, the TV emits an inaudible tone and your phone, which was listening for it, picks it up. Somewhere far away, a server makes a note: Both devices probably belong to you. This information about which devices belong to whom is immensely valuable to advertisers hoping to target ads specifically to you. In a simpler time, targeted marketing was easy. Most people had a computer at work and maybe another at...
  • 'Alaskan Bush People’ stars admit to fraud, theft in court plea

    11/19/2015 3:23:02 PM PST · by keat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2015
    Two stars of Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People” pleaded guilty on Wednesday to submitting falsified residency documents in order to collect money from Alaska’s Permanent Fund dividend. Billy Brown, 62, admitted he claimed in Permanent Fund applications from 2009 to 2012 that he was living in Alaska when he was really residing outside of the state. During that time, he collected thousands of dollars from the state. "By submitting falsified PFD applications for myself and my children, I stole $7,956 from the people of Alaska," Brown wrote in a signed statement for a proposed plea deal, according to the Alaska...
  • ...Hillary Clinton visits LIVE Today [Kelly Ripa in the Cult]

    11/19/2015 6:51:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Broadway World ^ | 11/19/15
    On today's "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced that former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, First Lady of the United States and current Democratic presidential candidate HILLARY CLINTON will sit down for an interview on "LIVE" today, November 19, 2015. This will be Secretary Clinton's fourth visit to "LIVE." She made three appearances on the show as First Lady in 1996, joining then-hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford. On November 19, she'll talk to Ripa and Strahan about her life, her family and of course her campaign for the office of President of...
  • The Elvira Show

    11/01/2015 3:53:44 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1993 | Queen "B" Productions
    The Elvira Show. CBS filmed a pilot for the Elvira show hot off the heels of the movie "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" though the shows plot line has nothing to do with the movie. I was lucky enough to actually be at the taping of this pilot. The show starred Cassandra Peterson as Elvira and Katherine Helmond as Aunt Minerva. The writing is witty and chocked full of innuendoes and one liners that are so bad they are great! Too bad it was never picked up.
  • My Top-10 Sitcoms of The Last 50 Years

    10/22/2015 10:00:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 320 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Newhart (1982-1990)-Please forgive me but I actually like Bob Newhart's second major sitcom series -at the Stratford Inn in Vermont- more than the first 'shrink' series with Mary Tyler Moore, as good asthat one was. In fact I think the 80s series Newhart is one of the mostunderrated comedy shows ever- watched it every week with friends when they were new, too funny. Interestingly, all 184 shows are -here- on this YouTube playlist. Cheers -This would probably make everybody's list, but honestly I never go back and watch them anymore... too much saturation I guess, and it just doesn't...
  • Millennials Cut the Cord on ESPN

    10/21/2015 1:51:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: ESPN is in trouble economically, financially. ESPN just announced that they're gonna have to cut a minimum of 350 jobs. And the reason why is subscribers are abandoning cable. Many people do not understand how all of this works, the cable bundle. I mean, you understand that you have to pay a minimum amount per month to get a bunch of channels, the vast majority of which you never watch, but the channels you want are in that bundle, and you have to pay for the bundle. So let's say you want your local stations, you want ESPN, maybe...
  • TV Episode "Errijays in the Uctrays" Was this in 'Combat' or "Gallant Men"? Some other show?

    10/18/2015 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Oakleaf · 33 replies
    Vanity | October 18, 2015 | Oakleaf
    There was a B&W TV show I saw in the sixties set in the ETO in WW2 where Germans had hijacked an American convoy of trucks. They were hiding in the back with American drivers. One truck was stopped at a checkpoint and the driver said to the guard that everything was fine "But we got erryjays in the uctrays". The guard didn't understand this, let the convoy start through and mentioned it to one of the other guards who shouted "Jerries in the trucks!" and opened up with a Thompson. I have searched the net for "Combat' and "The...
  • Donald Trump to Host 'SNL' November 7

    10/13/2015 10:38:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/13/15 | Carrie Dann
    Live from New York, it's Donald Trump! The GOP presidential frontrunner and real estate magnate will host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on November 7, the show announced Tuesday. His appearance comes almost exactly a year before Election Day, which will fall on November 8, 2016. Trump last hosted the NBC comedy show in April 2004.
  • Clay Aiken switches support from Clinton to Biden

    10/12/2015 2:01:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mark Hensch
    Singer Clay Aiken is no longer supporting Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in 2016. Aiken announced Thursday that he plans on backing Vice President Joe Biden... ....Ill get in a leaky boat going in the right direction before Ill get on a strong boat going in the wrong direction, the former American Idol contestant said. But I really want a strong boat next year on the Democratic side, and I think Joe Biden is a better candidate."
  • Phrases That Are Widely Known from Movies, TV, Songs, Etc. (Vanity)

    10/11/2015 9:26:49 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 289 replies
    Myself ^ | 10/19/15 | A Navy Vet
    I'll start it off in no certain order: "Here's looking at you kid." Casablanca "Make my day". Dirty Harry "You had me at hello." Jerry Mcquire "You make me complete." Jerry Mcguire "We were on a break!" Friends "Norm!" Cheers "To the moon, Alice." The Honeymooners
  • Sling TV. Any FReepers using this?

    10/05/2015 9:43:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 45 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.”
  • STEPHEN COLBERT ON BEING A FOOL FOR CHRIST [NOT satire!]

    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 · 61 replies
    9/23/15
    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
    breitbart.com/ ^ | 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.
  • JOY BEHAR PISSES OFF NURSES, OFFERS NON-APOLOGY

    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
    Vanity
    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...