Poll: Chicagoans have lote-hate relationship with their native shows

Though viewers are proud for their homegrown shows, their portrayal of Chicago often brings headaches While Chicago viewers tune in every week to see how their shows portray their city to the world, there are those who are concerned on how they shape perception of the city on the world stage. Chicago-based The Harris Poll CEO Will Johnson recently penned […]

Remembering Norman Lear

Trailblazer created shows that changed TV One of the most influential voices who helped shaped television for its future in the 1970s has passed on as Norman Lear died Tuesday night at his Beverly Hills, Calif. home in his sleep at the age of 101, surrounded by family. Lear was born in New Haven, CT and began his television career […]

The Media Notepad: Chicago TV production on the rise

Plus: WGN Radio’s Todd Manley promoted; Anthony Adams’ prime-time show get cut; WTTW strikes deal with WYCC; Classic sitcoms shift; While “President” Trump continues to bash Chicago on a regular basis for (and outright lying) about the city’s homicide and crime rate, his blabber hasn’t discouraged businesses from investing here – particularly the film and television production industries. A feature […]

WADL steps up in the Motor City

After years of crummy programming (infomercials, home shopping, etc.), Adelll-owned WADL-TV in Detroit is making a serious bid to compete for those TV advertising dollars with the other stations in town – by targeting the market’s African-American population. The station, which signed on in 1985, had been airing mostly paid religious fare and infomericals. At one time, the station was […]