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Police Say ‘Cops’ TV Show Crew Member Killed By Friendly Fire During Taping

Police Say ‘Cops’ TV Show Crew Member Killed By Friendly Fire During Taping

August 28, 2014

By Ryan Parker Los Angeles Times (MCT) A crew member for the TV show “Cops” died after he was shot by friendly fire while filming an episode for the long-running reality series when Omaha, Neb., police responded to an armed robbery Tuesday night, officials said Wednesday. Omaha Police Chief To...

Q&A With Financial Journalist Maria Bartiromo

Q&A With Financial Journalist Maria Bartiromo

August 13, 2014

By Patricia Sheridan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) PITTSBURGH — In 1995, Maria Bartiromo was the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and the first female journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. The former CNBC “Money Honey” and Emmy Award w...

Hulu Expands Original Content, Boasts 6 million Hulu Plus Subscribers

Hulu Expands Original Content, Boasts 6 million Hulu Plus Subscribers

July 30, 2014

By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — At its upfront presentation Wednesday in New York City, the online streaming service Hulu touted its aggressive expansion into original programming and its continued acquisition of top-rated network and cable series. These expansions come as the ...

New Day, But Basically The Same Story

New Day, But Basically The Same Story

July 16, 2014

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) It will be approximately 2 million “tick ... tick ... ticks” of the clock between when Jack Bauer’s last world-saving events of “24” ended and the start of a new adventure with “24: Live Another Day.” But after almost four years, little has change...

Here’s To The Brightest Stars Of 2014 In TV

Here’s To The Brightest Stars Of 2014 In TV

July 2, 2014

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) The upside of enduring the dreariest winter since the Ice Age: Plenty of excuses to stay inside and warm ourselves by the glow of our television sets. In December, I applauded some of TV’s most valuable players, including Stephen Colbert, Allison J...

‘Orange Is the New Black’ will get third season on Netflix

‘Orange Is the New Black’ will get third season on Netflix

June 18, 2014

Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Netflix has extended the sentence of “Orange Is the New Black” to a third season. Ahead of its second season rollout, which gets unleashed to the public June 6 on the streaming site, came word — or a photo, rather — of the renewal. Lau...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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