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Remembering Regis Philbin

Iconic television personality dies at 88 Television fans are mourning the loss of Regis Philbin, who was one of the most beloved hosts in the medium. Not only [..]

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Media Notepad: Sony pulls “Police Patrol” from syndication (updated)

Also: Amy Jacobson gets her press cred back; WGN Radio may bring back Garry Meier; NewsNation hires Joe Donlon and two WGN-TV vets  [Editor’s Note: This post was [..]

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“Roseanne” revival hits a home run

Premiere is highest-rated of the season A few weeks ago, a writer from Mediapost said the return of American Idol on ABC “saved” the television industry. He might [..]

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The Media Notepad: Cubs, White Sox regular season prime-time ratings fall

  Also: Bears renew local deal with Fox; My Network TV also renews; “MeToo’s” odd connection to Chicago TV Despite defending their World Series title from last year, [..]

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“South L.A.’s Team”: Chargers’ move to Hollywood isn’t successful so far

Game against Eagles last Sunday was shoved onto little-watched outlet in Los Angeles. The Chargers’ move to Los Angeles from San Diego couldn’t have been more disastrous. Game [..]

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Chicago’s news stations deal with another video controversy

A hate crime video shot live on Facebook has stations debating the use of such content  In a city whose news stations are accustomed to airing gruesome video [..]

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The future for WGN-TV, The CW, and My Network TV

After Monday’s announcement of The CW shifting to WPWR, where does these channels stand? Back in 2008, WGN-TV aired a retrospective of its 60th year in broadcasting. Hosted [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: It’s another episode of “Everybody Loves Mancow”

[Editor’s Note: The first item contains profanity. Reader discretion is advised.] In the latest episode of the sitcom that never ends – Everybody Loves Mancow – the IQ-deficient [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: McConnell heads for the exits; “Katie” likely to follow

– Tech difficulties or something else behind the scenes? Mike McConnell’s new online venture at WGN Radio doesn’t seem to be going well. McConnell’s online show and subsequent [..]

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Chicago syndication schedule update: “Modern Family” gets key prime access slot

Simpsons to run on My50; Modern Family penciled in for 6:30 p.m. and 10 Arsenio, Bethenny score on the first day; The Test flunks  The 2013-14 syndication season [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Mike McConnell moves to WGN-AM’s online feed

– In a rather unusual move, WGN-AM announced Wednesday it was shifting Mike McConnell (left) from its main terrestrial station to a secondary, online stream usually reserved for [..]

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Syndicated “Cops” to get makeover

After two decades in syndication, an off-network property is getting a facelift Cops, a longtime staple on both Fox and in off-network syndication, is being re-branded by Twentieth [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: CBS, AT&T sign retransmission deal

Reach out and touch someone…. No, not there. Or there. The Grab Bag: – CBS AT&T . CBS Corp. and AT & T have signed a brand new [..]

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