Stories tagged: HBO
Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Oprah Winfrey helps ‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ come alive on HBO
One day, circa 2000, Rebecca Skloot was riding in a car with Deborah Lacks, whose late mother, Henrietta, had posthumously and unwittingly contributed to some of the most important medical …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
‘Cries From Syria’ is an unsparing, must-see documentary
Director Evgeny Afineevsky hopes his new documentary, “Cries From Syria,” which premieres at 10 p.m. Monday on HBO, can revive our collective sympathy.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Sparks fly over Bill Maher’s booking of Breitbart provocateur Yiannopoulos
Bill Maher’s decision to book conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show drew quick condemnation from another guest.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, midnight
Cord-cutters dropping cable force networks to make hard choices
At the end of 2016, a big question hangs over the TV industry: What if Jeff Bewkes is right? One of the best-positioned media giants, Bewkes’ Time Warner sold to …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
HBO film about Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher set for Jan. 7
The filmmakers have described the project as Carrie Fisher’s initial idea. Her mother was about to give her final live performances in Las Vegas two years ago, and Fisher wanted …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
LeBron James producing Muhammad Ali documentary for HBO
King James is set to tell the story of The Greatest.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Amazon Prime to offer HBO
Amazon is continuing its push into online streaming video by letting its Prime customers purchase monthly subscriptions to HBO and Cinemax right from their Amazon accounts.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, midnight
HBO said to push for revamped cable deals to fuel most of growth
Last year, HBO added nearly 3 million U.S. subscribers, capping its biggest two-year gain in three decades. There was just one problem: It didn’t get paid for many of them.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
HBO star John Oliver buys, forgives $15 million of people’s delinquent medical bills
Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills had their debts forgiven courtesy of HBO host John Oliver.
Thu., April 21, 2016, noon
HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ never finds a groove
Much like the music of the maligned “dead weight artists” Richie Finestra and his gang at American Century Records must cut to make ends meet, the HBO series “Vinyl” is …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
YouTube now on T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’ after earlier spat
T-Mobile and YouTube have come to terms after a public spat over the phone company’s “Binge On” video streaming service. That means most T-Mobile customers can, starting Thursday, watch YouTube …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 11:36 p.m.
Pair of aces leaves Gonzaga Bulldogs feeling flush
Kyle Wiltjer lobbied to do post-practice interviews Tuesday with Gonzaga frontcourt sidekick Domantas Sabonis as a package deal. Wiltjer even buried a 30-foot shot in hopes of changing the minds …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 12:03 p.m.
HBO series: Zags, behind the scenes
The Gonzaga men’s basketball program will be featured in an upcoming HBO series. HBO crews have been filming the team for a behind-the-scenes look at the Zags.
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, 8:52 a.m.
HBO to offer stand-alone streaming service
NEW YORK (AP) — Premium cable channel HBO plans to offer a stand-alone version of its popular video-streaming service in 2015.
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013, midnight
Think you really know Mike Tyson? Think again
Mike Tyson’s life story is the gift that keeps giving. And giving. And giving.
Wed., Jan. 26, 2011, midnight
Subject of documentary hopes film clears clouded perception of his role in Mayor West scandal
You’d think the enormous balloon dragon would have been the biggest attention-getter at Ryan Oelrich’s First Night display. But, to his dismay, he heard a passer-by pipe up when he …