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  • TV Haters - Best Place to View Debate..?

    09/26/2016 5:00:33 PM PDT · by gaijin · 34 replies
    MyBrain | Sept. 26, 2016 | me
    When I had a TV and cable it gradually turned me into a VERY angry person. I realized something had to change and I got rid of my TV. I'm happier but for a very few things, like a Presidential debate, my choice suddenly becomes a bad one. There is a bombastic radio host from Austin active on the internet and I know he's offering real-time debate coverage but my experience is that that guy so thoroughly TALKS OVER whatever he says he's broadcasting that I become quite as angry as when had cable TV, though for a very different...
  • TV Ratings (Friday) NIght: ABC's 'Shark Tank' also sinks 45 percent from a year ago

    09/24/2016 7:53:49 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Report ^ | 9/24/16 | Michael O'Connell
    Top honors on Friday typically go to ABC's Shark Tank, but the reality competition was down sharply from its year-ago premiere. It sank 45 percent among adults 18-49 to a 1.1 rating.
  • Need TV Recommendation(s)

    09/24/2016 2:45:26 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 52 replies
    24 Sept 2016 | US Navy Vet
    The TV Has to have... A REAL Remote(Not a Smart Phone app) 4 HDMI Jacks 55 inch or larger not more than $1,000 Brand Not important(They are pretty much the same quality-Wise)
  • How to rotate a picture on LG 55LH5750

    09/22/2016 6:18:31 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 18 replies
    9/22/2016 | Tnoldman
    I want 4 LG 55LH5750 TV's. Making a video wall I need to rotate the picture on 2 of the TV-s. Can anyone explain how I may do it.
  • Clinton’s Samantha Bee Problem

    09/21/2016 5:56:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Ross Douthat
    When the histories of the Trump era are written from exile in Justin Trudeau’s Canada, they will record that it was none other than Jimmy Fallon who brought down the republic. Or so you might have thought, at least, listening the furious liberal reaction to Fallon’s willingness to treat Trump like any other late-night guest last week: kidding around with him, mussing up his combover and steering clear of anything that would convey to late-night television viewers that Trump is actually beyond the pale.
  • Who Controls Game Airing Content?

    09/19/2016 5:39:13 PM PDT · by rey · 12 replies
    Someone raised an interesting point a few days ago. During the regular season, the anthem is not shown and now it is. Who controls what is seen from a game and what is not? My friend says the network because it is their system which is airing it and is ultimately responsible for what is aired. I thought all the content was the property of the NFL and couldn't be used, aired, transmitted, or retransmitted without their permission? Who is responsible? It is sort of like when the Klan marches; if no one shows for the parade, what's the point?...
  • Emmys 2016: Jimmy Kimmel enlists Jeb Bush to help skewer Donald Trump at Emmys

    09/18/2016 5:53:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/18/16
    .....a bit starring Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel, who was being driven in O. J. Simson’s Ford Bronco, trying to get to the big show. But the edgy tone had been set. After hitching rides with the cast of Modern “Family” and James Corden, Kimmel wound up in a limo driven by former presidential candidate Jeb Bush. ...Upon learning Kimmel was nominated for an Emmy, Bush gave him some advice. “If you run a positive campaign, the voters will ultimately make the right choice,” Bush deadpanned before adding, “Jimmy, that was a joke, and shave that wig off your face you...
  • Pat Paulsen For President 2016 America Outta Shut Up Tour

    09/16/2016 7:16:53 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    20th Anniv. from the Smother's Brothers
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • Lena Dunham blasts Odell Beckham Jr

    09/02/2016 8:12:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 104 replies
    MSN ^ | September 2, 2016 | Bang Showbiz staff
    Lena Dunham has accused Odell Beckham Jr of ignoring her in favor of his phone at this year's Met Gala. The 30-year-old actress, who was sat next to the NFL star at the glitzy event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, claimed Odell ignored her because he did not consider her to be attractive. Lena shared: "I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. "He was like, 'That's a...
  • Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films ... dead at 65

    09/02/2016 9:06:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Full title: Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Miller's Crossing,' dead at 65 Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like "The Big Lebowski," "Miller's Crossing" and "Barton Fink," has died. He was 65.
  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

    08/29/2016 9:34:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/29/2016
    <p>MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers" and another man.</p> <p>History spokeswoman Susan Ievoli confirmed Monday that 52-year-old Darrell Ward died Sunday in the fiery crash on the shoulder of Interstate 90, southeast of Missoula.</p>
  • ‘Dr. Drew’ show canceled days after host’s negative speculation about Hillary Clinton’s health

    08/26/2016 1:01:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2016 | Fred Barbash
    Drew Pinsky’s six-year-old HLN show, “Dr. Drew On Call,” has been canceled by CNN, effective Sept. 22. CNN Money, in its reporting of the announcement, connected it to a broader shakeup at HLN, including the end of Nancy Grace’s flamboyant show devoted to criminal court cases. But the decision came eight days after Pinsky’s comments on a radio show on Aug. 17 questioning the health and medical care of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president. After looking at bits and pieces of Clinton’s health-care records she made public in 2015, he said he was “gravely...
  • Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92

    08/17/2016 12:06:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 61 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/17/2016 | Carmel Dagan
    Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller, who spent more than a decade mostly working in television before a career in feature helming that included “Love Story,” “The Americanization of Emily” and comedy “Silver Streak,” died Wednesday. He was 92. “Love Story,” based on the bestseller by Erich Segal, was an enormous box office hit in 1970 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Though many critics dismissed the movie as too sentimental, it is No. 9 on the AFI’s list of the most romantic films of all time. Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989-93...
  • Miss Cleo Dead at 53

    07/26/2016 10:46:28 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 19 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 26, 2016 | Staff
    There won't be any more calls to Miss Cleo ... the iconic TV psychic is dead after battling cancer ... TMZ has learned. A rep for Miss Cleo -- whose real name was Youree Harris -- tells us she died Tuesday morning in Palm Beach County, FL. We're told she was recently hospitalized, but was discharged last week to a hospice center. We're told Cleo was originally diagnosed with colon cancer ... but it spread to her liver and lungs.
  • Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at 81

    07/20/2016 4:13:03 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 58 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 2016
    Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at 81 If one were to count up the number of times any American — or maybe anyone anywhere — laughed in the last half-century, the person responsible for more of those laughs than anyone else might well be Garry Marshall, who died on Tuesday in Burbank, Calif. He was 81. The lawyer Martin Garbus, who was a childhood friend of Mr. Marshall’s, said he died after a series of strokes. It would be difficult to overstate Mr. Marshall’s effect on American entertainment. His work in network television and Hollywood movies fattened the archive...
  • Black Lives Matter forces Hollywood to get real about racism

    07/17/2016 5:48:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Hollywood has long been viewed as a force in the battle for social justice. But the police killings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the subsequent murder of five police officers in Dallas last week is forcing some in the entertainment industry to take a hard look at their role in the nation’s growing racial tensions. “It has to change,” “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, whose show routinely tackled social issues in the 1960s, told TheWrap. “I don’t feel like race has ever been so on the forefront of the conversation until now,” adding that “Black Lives...
  • ABC 2015-16 Season Ratings (updated 6/29/16)

    06/30/2016 7:51:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    tvseriesfinale.com ^ | 6/29/16 | Staff
    Only three returning ABC TV shows were up in the ratings last season and many new series were cancelled. How will the alphabet network perform this time around? Stay tuned! There’s lots of data that network execs looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available. ABC shows (so far): $100,000 Pyramid, 20/20, 20/20: In an Instant, 500 Questions, American Crime, The Bachelor, Bachelor Live, The Bachelorette, BattleBots, Beyond The Tank, Black-ish, Blood & Oil, Castle, The Catch, Celebrity...
  • The Jim Gaffigan Show brings Catholicism to the masses

    06/24/2016 4:02:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 24, 2016 | Matthew Becklo
    Season 1 of The Jim Gaffigan Show opened with some surprisingly insightful commentary on faith and the way it’s portrayed in the media.The comedian, known for family-friendly bits about fast food (peppered with a self-criticizing falsetto), is as different from a Louis CK in terms of content as possible. Yet the tone of his autobiographical show was more Louie than sitcom, tinged with a wry realism with flashes of full-on satire. Season 2 has doubled down on this formula, with the first two episodes again tackling faith and social media respectively.“The Calling” opens on a nervous Gaffigan repeatedly bumping into...
  • WESTERNS ON THE WEB

    06/22/2016 9:15:38 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 7 replies
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  • Conan O’Brien: No One Should Be ‘Allowed’ To Own A Semiautomatic Rifle

    06/14/2016 1:47:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    During the June 13 monologue on Conan, host Conan O’Brien referenced the Orlando terror attack and said no one should be able to own “a semiautomatic rifle.” He described semiautomatic rifles as “weapons of war” that “have no place in civilian life.”
  • Vanity: RoKu users, a new 'channel' has appeared

    06/11/2016 6:58:15 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 29 replies
    Vanity: RoKu users, a new 'channel' has appeared titled "PLUTO" which features a number of substation channels containing news, old movies, children's cartoons (Betty Boop; a short lived tv series, The Invisible Man; classic drive in movie channel. Competition on the air waves
  • Obama most TV guest spots ever?

    06/09/2016 8:37:08 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 12 replies
    Me | 6/9/16 | Me
    Obama is extremely unseemly constantly on TV shows during his tenure. This jerk has to be the most-visiting president ever to TV spots while in office. Why doesn't this come up more?
  • 40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

    06/05/2016 9:02:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 138 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sam Adams, Sean T. Collins, David Fear, Noel Murray, Jenna Scherer, Scott Tobias
    It's odd to think that, once upon a time, a TV show set in space -- one that declared, in its opening narration, as the cosmos being the "final frontier" -- was considered the pop-cultural equivalent of an unwanted party-crasher. Yes, a concept like Star Trek was both of its time and clearly ahead of it; history has more than vindicated Gene Roddenberry's notion of boldly going where no man had gone before. But given the number of top-notch shows set in the far reaches of the galaxy and that used genre for pulpy and profound purposes over the last...
  • Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom 'Mr. Ed,' dies at 96

    05/20/2016 4:48:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 7:09 PM EDT | Lynn Elber
    Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96. The English-born, Canadian-educated Young died Thursday, according to Jaime Larkin, spokeswoman for the retirement community where Young had lived for four years. His children were with him when he died peacefully of natural causes, she said. Young was already a well-known radio and TV comedian, having starred in his own Emmy-winning variety show, when “Mister Ed” was being readied at comedian George Burns’ production company....
  • Andrea Tantaros Won’t Be on Fox News, for Now

    04/29/2016 1:44:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    TV Newser ^ | 4-27-16 | Chris Ariens
    Andrea Tantaros won’t be on Fox News Channel for the time being. TVNewser got a tip earlier today regarding Tantaros. When we reached out to FNC, they sent us this statement: “Issues have arisen regarding Andrea’s contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off. She is still under contract with the network.” Tantaros was last on Outnumbered on Monday. She got a shout-out Monday evening on The Five for her new book, Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable. Tantaros was scheduled to call in to Bill Cunningham‘s...
  • Where’s Kelly Ripa? Co-host absent from her show a day after Michael Strahan’s exit announcement

    04/20/2016 1:03:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/16 | Emily Yahr
    Well this doesn’t look good — a day after ABC announced Michael Strahan’s departure from “Live! With Kelly and Michael” to join “Good Morning America” full time, co-host Kelly Ripa was nowhere to be found. Instead, Strahan showed up with substitute host Ana Gasteyer, formerly of the network’s “Suburgatory” and a guest star on “The Goldbergs.” “Kelly’s off today,” Strahan said briskly, introducing Gasteyer to the screaming fans in the audience.
  • Into The Minds Of Babes

    04/20/2016 9:59:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/16 | Dave Merrick
    We have surrendered our most primary weapon - our minds Back in ‘86 I saw Oliver Stone’s graphically intense ‘Platoon’. It was opening in a brand new theater with a screaming sound system that made you feel as though you were in the center of the battle. Sitting right across the aisle were two well-dressed, young, absolutely moronic parents who had their son sitting between them. He could not have been more than five. Stone’s ultra-intense Vietnam War masterpiece had the audience thoroughly keyed up. Roaring artillery and wholesale slaughter were coming from every direction without warning. The poor little...
  • R.I.P. Doris Roberts, 'Raymond' mom and 'Remington Steele' star

    04/19/2016 11:30:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 23 replies
    MeTV ^ | April 19, 2016 | uncredited
    Doris Roberts, beloved mother on Everybody Loves Raymond, died on Sunday of natural causes at the age of 90. An actress of film, stage and television, Roberts will be remembered as an instantly recognizable character actor who had portrayed many memorable roles. Though born in St. Louis, Missouri, Roberts spent her childhood in the Bronx in New York City. Her acting career began during the 1950s on Broadway and in television with a 1952 role in Studio One. Roberts landed more television roles in the early 1960s, appearing in episodes of Suspense (1952), Way Out (1961), The Naked City (1962,...
  • Trump's Road Ahead!

    04/18/2016 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 61 replies
    April 18, 2016 | William Flax
    Forgive my vanity in suggesting the best way for Donald Trump to counter the negatives that the Leftist media & globalist business interests appear bent on exploiting, to defeat his candidacy in November. But there is a relatively simple way for him to accomplish several goals with one relatively simple stroke; several goals simply by the effective use of program length television & radio. Consider the false narrative being promoted by various business groups, insistent on an imagined need for their version of both "free trade" & "liberal immigration" policy; a false narrative being given great currency in the media....
  • Bernie Sanders considered soft on guns by his fellow Democrats

    04/18/2016 3:47:02 AM PDT · by Marcus · 15 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 17, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. Bernie Sanders remains a darling of the far left on the political spectrum. But, according to Politico, he has one politically incorrect position that has proven to be a vulnerability. Coming from a rural state, Vermont, he is considered to be soft on guns, from the point of view of his fellow Democrats. He opposes a bill that would make firearms manufacturers responsible for the use of their products in the commission of a crime. Sanders fellow senator, Kristin Gillibrand of New York, broke down and cried about the issue and begged Sanders to change his position for the...
  • Obama gets new 'Game of Thrones' before you do

    04/14/2016 5:42:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    KWCH-TV ^ | 4/14/16 | Lauren Said-Moorhouse
    The creators of "Game of Thrones" have revealed President Barack Obama received advanced access to the hotly anticipated sixth season because, well, you don't turn down a request from POTUS. ....The creators told interviewer Veronica Belmont that, yes, they sent Obama episodes early because "he's the leader of the free world." Benioff added: "When the commander in chief says, 'I want to see advanced episodes' -- what are ya gonna do?" The two also discussed the upcoming season being "the first time we really moved beyond the end point of the books" by George R.R. Martin and the freedom that...
  • Rape-Hoxer Lena Dunham Flashes Her Vagina on ‘Girls’

    04/04/2016 12:28:28 PM PDT · by detective · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Apr 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Feminist actress and comedian Lena Dunham, who falsely portrayed herself as a victim of sexual assault in her 2014 memoir, flashed her genitals on HBO’s Girls on Sunday. In the episode titled “Hello Kitty,” Dunham’s character Hannah, who is a teacher, sat down with her school’s principal to discuss a series of complaints lodged against her.
  • Classic TV

    03/28/2016 8:23:05 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 77 replies
    Just thinking about the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy worked on an assembly line in a candy factory brings a smile to my face. Remembering the family spirit and wholesomeness of other shows like Father Knows Best, Leave It to Beaver, and The Donna Reed Show still warms my heart. These classic television programs made us laugh and cry without the sex and violence that is so commonly associated with television today. No wonder the interest in TV nostalgia is growing by leaps and bounds. Many of us enjoy revisiting the quality programs from the 50's, 60's, and 70's....
  • Classic TV

    A site of old brought back by the magic of the Wayback Machine at http://archive.org https://archive.org/details/classic_tv?&sort=-downloads&page=2
  • Earl Hamner Jr, who created The Waltons, dies surrounded by family aged 92

    03/25/2016 3:34:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-24-16 | Paul Chavez
    Earl Hamner Jr. who created the long-running CBS series The Waltons died on Thursday aged 92 in Los Angeles. The Virginia native died in his sleep at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a battle with cancer, according to a posting by his family on Facebook. Hamner married wife Jane in October 1954 in New York City and they had a son Scott and daughter Caroline together. He died surrounded by family playing his favourite John Denver music, according to the Facebook posting. 'He was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2014, and had surgery performed in July on his 91st birthday,'...
  • Peter Brown, Deputy on TV Western 'Lawman,' Dies at 80

    03/23/2016 7:47:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 23, 2016 | Mike Barnes
    Peter Brown, who starred as the eager young deputy Johnny McKay on the 1958-62 ABC series Lawman, has died. He was 80.
  • Sarah Palin Signs Deal to Preside Judge Judy-Style Over Her Own Reality TV Courtroom

    03/22/2016 12:20:50 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 6 replies
    People ^ | 3/22/16 | Tierney McAfee
    Move over, Judge Judy. There's a new TV courtroom judge coming to town – and it's none other than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The onetime vice presidential candidate has been tapped to preside over a new reality court show that would premiere next year. She signed a deal in February with Montana-based production company Warm Springs, a source close to the process tells PEOPLE. "It's a production deal," the source explains. "What happens next is she'll meet with stations, make a pilot and sell it." Warm Springs first approached Palin with the idea in 2015 and has since put...
  • Robert Horton, Handsome ‘Wagon Train’ Star Who Wanted More, Dies at 91

    03/18/2016 7:44:00 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 113 replies
    NYT ^ | 15 March 2016 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    Robert Horton, a ruggedly handsome actor who found television stardom in 1957 as the scout Flint McCullough on “Wagon Train” but who resisted being typecast in westerns as he pursued a parallel career as a singer, died on Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 91.Robert Horton, left, with Ward Bond in “Wagon Train” in 1958.
  • (Rome HBO Series) Octavian - The True Story

    03/13/2016 8:25:03 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 29 replies
    YouTube
    If you're a fan of HBO's series "Rome," here's the producers and actors revealing Octavian's true storyline. It's HBO, so the mature warning should be obvious. https://youtu.be/XnwpjE4MrB0
  • Dos Equis Says 'Adios' to 'Most Interesting Man' Pitchman

    03/12/2016 5:48:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    Orange County Register ^ | March 9, 2016
    By Staff Published Saturday, March 12, 2016 A Moroccan man who believed he had buried his wife who was killed in a road accident two years ago is shocked to learn that she has appeared on a television programme, according to media reports. He had buried his wife in 2014 after doctors in Casablanca informed she had succumbed to her injuries. But recently his friends spotted her on a TV programme, which helps reunite ‘lost’ families, where she was allegedly appealing to help find her husband, reported a news website. She reportedly gave his name and address and claimed that...
  • House of Cards

    03/12/2016 9:29:04 AM PST · by Seruzawa · 25 replies
    I'm sick of talking about politics today. I was wondering if anyone has been watching House of Cards and noticed that it looks like the show is jumping the shark. The original Brit version was only 12 one hour episodes and was nice and succinct. The new one is 4 seasons of 13 episodes now. I was hoping they would end it this season but apparently the show has fallen into the "milk it for all it's worth" mode. From the blurb on the last episode it's obvious that they are going to do yet another season. Well, this year...
  • Sex, gays and witches banned from Chinese television

    03/07/2016 5:03:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    SBS News ^ | 3-7-2016
    The Chinese government has clamped down on the country's entertainment industry, banning depictions of sex, homosexuality, witchcraft and one night stands from television programs. The South China Morning Post reported the crack down on online and television shows was part of the new General Principle of Television Drama Production Content, which was released in December. Also banned are programs showing extra-marital affairs, the use of drugs or alcohol, teenage relationships, fighting, smoking and programs that promote superstitions, like witchcraft. Among the popular programs pulled was an online series called Addiction (also known as Heroin), which depicts gay love, and Go Princess Go,...
  • How Much TV Commercial Length has Grown over the Years

    03/06/2016 2:26:26 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 97 replies
    WaynesThisandThat ^ | none given | Wayne (I guess)
    We all accept commercials as a necessary evil because they pay for the TV shows we watch. But, how much is commercial time is reasonable to accept? This question was answered for me while watching a 2004 episode of Star Trek Enterprise. The commercials came so often and lasted so long that is was almost impossible to maintain a sense of continuity with the show. This situation got me wondering about how much the percentage of time given to a show is lost to commercials has increased over the years.
  • Sale of late ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ star’s belongings draws crowd to Denham Springs auction house

    02/27/2016 4:04:51 PM PST · by abb · 82 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | Februrary 27, 2016 | Olivia McClure
    Sale of late ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ star’s belongings draws crowd to Denham Springs auction house Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Geismar's Lisa Stevens, a childhood fan of the television show 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' looks over a rack of coats and dresses that belonged to the late Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett on the series, before estate items that belonged to Douglas were auctioned off Saturday at Southern Heirs Auction Company in Denham Springs. The dark coat, foreground, was the only item at the auction known to be used in the series; it was given to Elly May...
  • Comcast Outage Nationwide

    02/15/2016 8:42:36 AM PST · by MrMarbles · 87 replies
    Who else is having problems today with their Comcast TV? From what I'm seeing online it looks like a nationwide problem. I can't get through to anyone in customer support. Does anyone have any information from Comcast about this issue? Thanks.
  • 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...