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‘Storytime’ Brings Books To Life

Kirsten Dunst knows a good story when she reads it. The 13-year-old actress starred in “Interview With the Vampire,” “Little Women” and “Bonfire of the Vanities” and appears in the …


Ratings Seem To Indicate Comeback For Tennis

A year ago, there was a widely held perception that the sport of tennis was in deep trouble, if not dying, as a cover article in Sports Illustrated suggested. The …


July Filled With Video Releases For Children

Kermit the Frog and some new Muppet friends join with real kids in the new “Jim Henson’s Preschool Collection,” an engaging series of home videos featuring the Muppet Babies. The …


Pbs Catalog Offers Best Shows On Video

A catalog heralding high-quality programming is now available for viewers who would like to have PBSstyle fare on their video shelves. The 64-page, full-color PBS catalog was mailed to selected …


TV Memories Up For Sale Props From Canceled TV Show ‘Northern Exposure’ Will Be Auctioned Next Weekend

Terry Moore, of the James G. Murphy Auctioneers, puts the final touches on a statue of Northern Exposure’s “Maurice” on Friday. Photo by Associated Press


TV Networks Ignore Dole Attack Viewers Will Get More Of The Same For The Fall Season

Oh, those devilish trick questions, like the hoary “How long have you been beating your wife?” Or asking folks in the TV industry if the latest assault on Hollywood values, …


Pbs Goes On Hourlong Walk With Dogs

Shed that crusty outlook, dump the cynical mood and prepare to fall in love the old-fashioned way - with a dog. Tonight PBS takes a not particularly deep but unabashedly …


Viewers Love Nhl

Fox drew its highest NHL overnight rating of the year, a 4.7 and 10 share, for its telecast Saturday night of the final game of the Stanley Cup championship between …


Pazienza Against Jones: Don’t Buy It

Further evidence of how the world of boxing and pay-per-view technology are intertwined was provided by promoter Don King on Tuesday at Mike Tyson’s press conference at Sylvia’s in Harlem. …


Broken Promises Cited In Breakup Decision By Abc And Nbc Dissolves The Baseball Network

Citing a “trail of broken promises,” ABC and NBC said Friday they are through with major league baseball in this century, and next year Fox or CBS can have it. …


Going To Extremes Espn Takes Programming Gamble With Generation X Olympics

ESPN and ESPN2 carry the Extreme Games, a made-for-TV creation featuring events like ski jumping. Photo by Associated Press


Abc Leads TV Ratings With Jackson Interview

ABC was last week’s ratings victor as viewers found the chance to peer into Michael Jackson’s soul on “PrimeTime Live” simply irresistible. Diane Sawyer’s live June 14 interview with the …


Nielsen Results

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for June 12-18. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes. …


Internet Users Prefer Letterman Over Leno

On the nation’s television screens, David Letterman and Jay Leno are in a virtual dead heat in the ratings war for viewers - though behind Ted Koppel and “Nightline.” But …


Nbc Tips In Narrow Ratings Victory

With “Friends” at No. 1 and the National Basketball Association playoffs in the Top 10, NBC edged ABC in the latest weekly Nielsen ratings. For the week of June 5-11, …


U.S. Soccer Win Watched By Few

The U.S.’s 3-2 soccer win over Nigeria on Sunday in the U.S. Cup ‘95 tournament got just a 0.9 cable rating on ESPN and was watched in 590,400 homes. It …


Sawyer Says She Won’t Sidestep Controversies With Jackson

Lisa Marie Jackson, Michael Jackson and Diane Sawyer will chat on Sawyer’s “PrimeTime Live” Wednesday.


Time Won’t Tell Whether Or Not Massey Flopped

Summer’s here - another change of seasons, another change of sports directors at Channel 2. Mitch, we hardly knew ye.


Discover Gems In ‘Great Moments’

If you’re like a lot of people, you never have watched a single program all the way through on the Discovery Channel. Discovery is one of those cable networks that …


Orlando Gives Crew Earache

Perhaps you had to cup your ears or jack up the volume on your TV set over the last few nights to hear Marv Albert’s trademark “Yesss” during NBC’s coverage …


Comedy Central Going After Summer Laughs

Now that rerun season is lumbering along in earnest, Comedy Central is hoping to snare viewers with several new and insistently wacky series. The theory: Better you should laugh while …


Nielsen Ratings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for May 29-June 4. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses and total …


‘P.O.V.’ Looks At Alzheimer’s

Deborah Hoffman poses with some of the items from her mother’s “Suitcase Period.” Photo by Associated Press


Season-Enders Put Abc At Top Of Ratings

Back-to-back episodes of “Home Improvement,” the season finale of “NYPD Blue” and the last episode of “Full House” put ABC in first place in last week’s prime-time ratings race. NBC, …


All Too Real Its True-To-Life Relevance For Millions Of Teenagers Wasn’t Enough To Keep ‘My So-Called Life’ Alive On Abc

Claire Danes and Jared Leto starred in “My So-Called Life,” canceled by ABC this year despite critical acclaim and some 10 million weekly viewers.


This Isn’t Kid Stuff ‘In A New Light: Sex Unplugged’ Takes An Unblinking Look At Teenagers And Sex

Stephen Baldwin and Rosie Perez will host “In a New Light: Sex Unplugged.” The special airs Thursday at 8 p.m. on ABC.


‘Er’ Patients Run Up Hefty Bills Amid Scant Mention Of The Bottom Line

Patients on the medical drama “ER” get treatment that is swift, certain - and apparently free. The rapid-fire series rarely pauses to acknowledge the cost of all those RNs and …


Comedies Rule New Fall Schedule

As the last network to get all its ducks in a row for fall, CBS officially unveiled its schedule Wednesday. That provides the opportunity to step back and look at …


Abc Sticks To Live Coverage

ABC, which has been telecasting the Indianapolis 500 auto race for 31 years, has turned that spectacle into a live spectacular the last decade. Before 1986, the network presented an …


Tnt Featuring Classic War Movies

Get ready to veg out, or set up the VCR if you’re going away. A Memorial Day Weekend Marathon on TNT will feature 20 classic war movies including “Ambush Bay,” …