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Seth Meyers Is Up For Hosting Gigs, But Not Yet On ‘SNL’

Seth Meyers Is Up For Hosting Gigs, But Not Yet On ‘SNL’

June 4, 2014


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By Luis Gomez Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — Seth Meyers broke out a Chicago accent during his monologue on last Thursday’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” when joking about the city’s ban on plastic grocery bags. The former Northwestern University and iO alum lengthened his A’s d...

Nielsen Says People Pay For far More Channels Than They Watch

Nielsen Says People Pay For far More Channels Than They Watch

May 21, 2014


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By Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT) A new study by Nielsen shows that while the typical American household has almost 200 channels to choose from, viewers typically only watch about 17 networks on a regular basis. The number of channels available to pay-TV subscribers has grown tremendously ove...

Acidification Already Eating Away At Tiny Creatures Along West Coast

Acidification Already Eating Away At Tiny Creatures Along West Coast

May 6, 2014


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MCT NEWSFEATURES By Craig Welch The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — It didn’t take long for researchers examining the tiny sea snails to see something amiss. The surface of some of their thin outer shells looked as if they had been etched by a solvent. Others were deeply pitted and pocked. These t...

Steve Capus, Former NBC News Chief, To Produce ‘CBS Evening News’

Steve Capus, Former NBC News Chief, To Produce ‘CBS Evening News’

May 6, 2014


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By Meg James Los Angeles Times (MCT) Steve Capus, who earned his stripes at NBC News as wingman for anchors Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams, soon will be piloting the cross-town rival “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.” CBS News announced Tuesday it had hired Capus, former president of N...

Daytime Emmy nominations: ‘Ellen,’ ‘Sesame Street’ among contenders

Daytime Emmy nominations: ‘Ellen,’ ‘Sesame Street’ among contenders

May 1, 2014


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By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Thursday, with perennial favorites “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Sesame Street” and “The Young and the Restless” ra...

Craig Ferguson leaving CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’ in December

Craig Ferguson leaving CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’ in December

April 29, 2014


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By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) Craig Ferguson’s nights of dancing with the fake horse are numbered. The Scottish-born host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” told his studio audience during Monday’s taping that he will leave in December when his current contract expires. “CBS and I ...

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Dies In Paragliding Accident

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Dies In Paragliding Accident

April 24, 2014


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By Bill Lindelof The Sacramento Bee (MCT) SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Eric Hill, a former resident of Citrus Heights and a contestant on an upcoming edition of the television series “The Bachelorette,” has died from injuries suffered in a paragliding accident in Utah. Hill, a 2000 graduate of Del Campo...

Morgan Spurlock Begins Second Season As CNN’s ‘Inside Man’

Morgan Spurlock Begins Second Season As CNN’s ‘Inside Man’

April 12, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) PASADENA, Calif. — Documentarian Morgan Spurlock has focused his cameras on everything from the fast food industry to education. The new season of his CNN series, “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man,” will deal with such broad topics as celebrity, futurism...

Stephen Colbert To Host CBS’ ‘Late Show’ After David Letterman Retires

Stephen Colbert To Host CBS’ ‘Late Show’ After David Letterman Retires

April 10, 2014


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By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Comedian Stephen Colbert will be the next host of “The Late Show.” CBS said Thursday that the “Colbert Report” star will take over hosting duties for the long-running late-night talk franchise when David Letterman retires i...

Barbara Walters Sets Retirement Date From ‘The View’

Barbara Walters Sets Retirement Date From ‘The View’

April 8, 2014


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By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will make her last scheduled appearance on “The View” on May 16, ABC announced Monday. The network will honor Walters’ five decades in broadcasting with a week-long celebration. “The View,” th...

TV picks for the week of April 6-12

TV picks for the week of April 6-12

April 5, 2014


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By Dale Roe Austin American-Statesman (MCT) Ladies and lords — sharpen your swords! “Game of Thrones” is back. Elsewhere, country artists get back pats and Gordon Ramsay revisits a psycho bakery. Here’s what caught my eye on television this week: —Sunday: “Academy of Country M...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4: Who’s where and why?

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4: Who’s where and why?

April 3, 2014


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By Gail Pennington St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga has already filled five volumes and almost 6,000 pages, with two more books promised. “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s adaptation of the novels, is heading into its fourth season, which wil...

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