Category Archives: Television

Think Tank Express: A long way to go on diversity

Deadline article, Bernstein’s comments prove women and minorities still face a hostile environment in the media business  It’s interesting we have a “communications” as a college major, and [..]

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Think Tank Express: WDBJ learns the hard way on indecency

On Monday, the FCC fined CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Va. a record $325,000 for an indecency violation – airing a clip showing an image of an adult [..]

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The truth is still out there: “X-Files” mounts comeback

  Get your conspiracy on folks, because Mulder and Scully are about to make another run to find “the truth”. Looking to strike gold again, Fox announced Tuesday [..]

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NFL punts on blackouts for 2015 season

For those hoping Bears fans would stay away from Soldier Field in order to keep Jay Cutler off their TV sets, you’re out of luck. The NFL decided [..]

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Cubs, White Sox invade Indianapolis TV

Deal with WGN sends selected Cubs and White Sox games to former CBS affiliate; nine other Midwestern markets also cleared  In order to fill a programming void left by CBS, [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Radio fails to embrace “Empire”

Is radio missing the hottest trend right now? According to Michael Schneider at TV Insider, contemporary-hit and urban stations have all but ignored the music of one of [..]

Broadcast Networks, Radio, T Dog's Think Tank, Television

Are you ready for some boxing?

The new Premier Boxing Champions project off to a decent start  After a nearly 20-year absence from primetime, professional boxing returned to broadcast network prime-time Saturday night, thanks [..]

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Think Tank Daily: “CSI: Cyberjunk”

  CSI: Cyber proves overextending a franchise isn’t a good idea  Wednesday night saw the underwhelming premiere of CSI: Cyber, and it goes to show you even in [..]

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Leonard Nimoy dies

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of Leonard Nimoy, who passed away Friday morning at the age of 83 from complications due from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, [..]

Geek, SciFi, Television

Jon Stewart exits “The Daily Show”

In news considered a shocker, Daily Show host Jon Stewart announced Tuesday evening he was exiting Comedy Central’s late-night satire news program after sixteen seasons. Five years after [..]

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Introducing MeTV: The Radio Station

Weigel Broadcasting enters the radio business with an Oldies format Get ready for MeTV – the radio station. Weigel Broadcasting unveiled plans on what they have in store [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Bulls score in ratings despite slump

Also: Rentrak signs Tribune stations; Grudge Match eyes return; Shout! launches online TV channel – Despite a lackluster January where the Chicago Bulls went 8-9, the team scored [..]

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Super Bowl XLIX: One for the record books

The last-minute nail biter between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots becomes the most-watched program of all time and the tenth-highest rated Chicago pulls in higher number [..]

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Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials of 2015

Super Bowl XLIX featured a bizarro batch of ads: love, death, a film on how beer is made, and human running around in a big video game. $4.5 [..]

Advertising, Sports, Television

T Dog’s Grab Bag: Mike Caplan, Lesile Keiling ousted

- Life’s tough in the business: ABC-owned WLS-TV meteorologist Mike Caplan was let go from the station last week after 21 years on the air. There was speculation [..]

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