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Nbc To Forgo Live Coverage Of Gingrich Speech

NBC News announced Thursday it will not carry House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s prime-time speech next Friday night. The network will monitor the half-hour address, however, and include excerpts on the …


Jordan’s Return Gives Tnt Needed Ratings Boost

The Chicago Bulls game at New York Tuesday night on TNT was seen in an estimated 3.2 million homes, the most for any regular-season game since Turner Sports began televising …


The ‘Seinfeld’ Magic Appearances On Hit Nbc Sitcom Can Give Actresses’ Careers A Valuable Boost Into Stardom

1. Jessica Lundy 2. Vicki Lewis 3. Terry Hatcher


Show On Inept Doctors Has Kmc Phone Ringing Hospital Has No Contract With Firms Targeted By TV Program ‘Donahue’

A TV talk show about incompetent doctors kept Roger Evans’ phone ringing last Friday. Evans directs emergency services for Kootenai Medical Center. He reassured callers that no, KMC does not …


Cbs Scrambling Hard To Win Ratings Crown

Maybe next season you’ll make Don Johnson’s new cop show “Off Duty” an instant smash as lowly CBS reclaims the ratings crown it owned the past three years. Maybe you’ll …


‘Saturday Night Live’ Making Major Changes

Embattled “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels acknowledged that the show this year doesn’t have a “winning team” and that he’s been given “clear orders” to make changes for next …


Mixed Reception For Tbs’ Offer Of The Ultimate Channel Surf: An Interactive Show For Schools

Electric field trip At right, Shadle Park sophomore Dani Harwood watches a CNN broadcast of a televised field trip. Above, Shadle teacher Don Story draws attention to the show. Photo …


‘Bringing Up Jack’ Gone Before It Was Even Here

“Bringing Up Jack,” the ABC sitcom starring comic Jack Gallagher, was canceled a week before it was to air. It was a move that stunned the cast and crew of …


If It’s Monday, This Must Be ‘Melrose’ Fans Of Sexy Soap Gather At Valley Pool Hall For Weekly Installment Of Romance, Intrigue, Revenge

1. Kristin Rhodes, 23, prepares a report on the show for KZZU-FM. 2. Larger than life, Heather Locklear’s Amanda fills the 12-foot-wide screen at McQ’s “Melrose Monday.” The pool hall …


‘Er’ Bright As A Nova, But Frantic Intensity Will Likely Lead To Burnout

It’s not supposed to happen anymore. But in two of the last four weeks, NBC’s blazing-hot new medical series “ER” has achieved a 40 percent audience share - a stupendous …


Colombians Perked Up By Non-Violent TV Soap Opera

Colombian fans watch an episode of the television show “Cafe” at a shopping mall in Bogota recently. Photo by Associated Press


Family Values Come From Parents

Is there a greater joy than being self-righteous about the lack of family values on TV? Ask Dan Quayle and let the bashing begin. Guess what? An advocacy group for …


Nbc At The Top Of Weekly Nielsen Ratings

NBC’s powerful Thursday night lineup captured half of television’s Top 10 spots, pushing the network to the top of the weekly Nielsen ratings. NBC narrowly edged ABC as the most-watched …


‘Under Suspicion’ Viewers Hold Key To Ultimate Fate Of Cbs Series

Karen Sillas stars as Rose “Phil” Phillips in “Under Suspicion.”


Cosby Overhauls Mystery Series

Nobody, not even Bill Cosby, really knows why his latest NBC series, “The Cosby Mysteries,” failed in its first time out. Fail it did. The one-hour drama ranked 51st for …


Black Drama Focusing On A Black Family In Serious Situations, ‘Under One Roof’ Is A Rarity On Television

James Earl Jones, middle, portrays Neb, a widowed police officer, Joe Morton plays his son Ron, and Venessa Bell Calloway is Ron’s wife on “Under One Roof,” premiering Tuesday.


Nbc And Cbs Share Top Spot In Prime Time

NBC, with five shows in the Top 10, and CBS with only one, dueled to a dead heat in the weekly prime time race, according to Tuesday’s Nielsen ratings. For …


Lds Leader’s Funeral To Be Shown

The funeral for Howard Hunter, president of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, will be broadcast live today at several locations. Hunter, who died Thursday, had been president of …


Remote Parents Lose Control To TV

For three decades, adults have argued over the quality of television programming and its effect on children. Now the children have spoken and, as usual, their perception differs from the …


Tommy Lee Jones Directs ‘Good Old Boys’ For Tnt

Academy Award-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones adds directing and screen writing to his credits in a TNT Original movie, “The Good Old Boys,” premiering Sunday night at 5 p.m. and …


On Lousy Day In Neighborhood, Panel Reduces Funds For Pbs Mr. Rogers, Vice President Gore Defend Spending On Educational TV

Mr. Rogers and Vice President Gore meet with children at a D.C. day care center. Photo by Associated Press


Nhl Stars Plugging Away For Fox

New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter leaned forward on his hockey stick and squinted at the teleprompter. The words were still scrolling by, but his tongue had stopped working. “I …


Poitier Plays Challenging Character

Sidney Poitier stars in “Children of the Dust.”


Students Vow To Boycott Violent Cartoons On TV Second-Graders Charted Aggression, Swore Off Shows

The students in Susan Colonna’s secondgrade class have had it with the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The same goes for the “WildC.A.T.S.” and even “Looney …


Tom Clancy’s First TV Project Airs Sunday

“Giving your book to Hollywood is like turning your daughter over to a pimp,” Tom Clancy was quoted as saying more than once during the battles he had with Paramount …


Cable Channels Cashing In On O.J. Coverage

Aside from O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team” of lawyers, nobody is profiting more from his murder case than the cable channels covering his trial gavel-to-gavel. Don’t believe anyone who tries to …


Network Programmers Flesh Out The Naked Truth

Despite what appears to be an increase in naked body parts on TV, the heads of the four network entertainment divisions say they don’t think they’ve created any new boundaries. …


`E.R.’ Tops The Ratings For Fourth Time

“E.R.” was the big operator again last week. The NBC hospital drama not only logged its fourth first-place win in five weeks - it lassoed four out of every 10 …


Choose Your Own TV Viewing Morality In Media Has Declared Feb. 10 ‘Turn Off The TV Day’

“NYPD” Blue is a target for Feb. 10 protest even though it airs on Tuesday.


Spokane Actor Hits Prime Time

Margaretha Cammermeyer with Glenn Close, who portrays teh Army colonel in a TV movie airing Monday night. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review