Stories tagged: television
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 9:49 a.m.
Despite pleas, missing SC boy falls by wayside
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 11:13 a.m.
French judges to exhume Arafat body in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The widow of Yasser Arafat said Wednesday that French investigators will soon visit the West Bank to dig up the remains of her husband in …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 2:06 a.m.
Hanks, Timberlake among ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ stars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More A-listers have signed on to support the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon. Organizers say Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, and Olympic …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, 12:56 a.m.
Taped MDA fundraiser set for 3 hours on Sunday
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No tote board. No Jerry Lewis. And not from Las Vegas. An annual Muscular Dystrophy Association television fundraiser goes a new way Sunday, with a different …
Mon., June 25, 2012
Best bets on the Tube
Michael Phelps could have a showdown with rival Ryan Lochte on the very first day of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. USA Swimming announced Sunday that Phelps passed on the …
Sun., March 11, 2012
Watching what we say: TV gets bad rap for being inert activity
One classic criticism of TV watching is that it’s a passive activity. And sure, there might be times when we appear to be slack-jawed lumps of recliner ballast while viewing. …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2012
George Lopez has hosted his own talk show, starred in his own sitcom, appeared in movies and on the radio, and he’s provided voice acting for animated features such as …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2011, 7:28 p.m.
Alan Sues, a regular on TV’s ‘Laugh-In,’ dies at 85
Alan Sues, the actor best known as a flamboyantly campy regular on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” in the late 1960s and early ’70s, has died. He was 85.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2011, 2:07 p.m.
Coming to a debate near you - ‘The Donald’
Real estate mogul Donald Trump will moderate a Republican presidential debate in Iowa a week before the state holds the first in the nation caucuses.
Tue., July 12, 2011
One billion watched Spain’s win
The 2010 World Cup final was probably seen by at least 1 billion people, though the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony appears to retain top spot as the most-watched televised …
Sun., Feb. 6, 2011
On this pinnacle day, we look at eating in front of the TV
In a way, Super Bowl Sunday is a festive celebration of one of America’s beloved bad habits. No, not football – eating in front of the TV.
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011
TV fans drop satellite, cable for options online
Count Jason and Theresa Kirchner among the recent converts to the cord-cutting movement. The Hayden couple decided to switch from traditional TV service to Web-based viewing, saying they wished they’d …
Fri., Dec. 31, 2010, 6:29 p.m.
Local FOX affiliate, DirecTV talks break down
DirecTV said early this evening that its customers in Spokane no longer will be able to view Fox affiliate KAYU-TV after midnight following the breakdown of negotiations between the company …
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010, 4:17 p.m.
Report: Keep incentive for movie, TV shoots
A report that recommends Washington renew a four-year-old program that supports movie, television and commercial production was forwarded to lawmakers today by the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee.
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010
‘Yo Gabba’ lands at INB for two performances
Anchored by a retro DJ and his band of singing and dancing aliens and robots, “Yo Gabba Gabba!” is children’s television teeming with both hipster cred and hip-hop props. And …
Thu., Aug. 12, 2010
‘Big C’ sends Linney looking for life
“The Big C,” a provocative new offering from Showtime, could be a tough sell. It’s a comedy – yes, a comedy – starring Laura Linney as an uptight Minneapolis school …
Fri., July 23, 2010
Jared Harris knows to stick to the script
The British are staying! The British are staying! One of the most interesting, and welcome, developments in the fourth season of “Mad Men,” which starts Sunday, is that Lane Pryce, …
Mon., July 12, 2010
Some parents happily hooked on tween TV shows
Like any good parent, Karen Moss monitors the content of the television programs viewed by her 8-year-old daughter, Sara. It’s a process that usually plunges poor Mom into a black …
Fri., July 9, 2010
‘Glee’ nominated for 19 Emmys
“Glee,” the spunky TV musical comedy about high school misfits, received 19 Emmy nominations Thursday including best comedy series. The leading nominee was the gritty World War II drama “The …
Fri., June 4, 2010
TV’s summer will offer 18 new dramas, comedies
Watch out, “Big Brother.” This looks like TV’s summer of the scripted show. Between the broadcast networks and cable, at least 18 new dramas and comedies will debut before back-to-school …
Mon., May 24, 2010
Tweens love ‘Glee’, but parents wonder whether it’s too racy
“OK,” went the e-mail that circulated among parents recently at a New York City elementary school. “Is ‘everyone’ in the fifth grade REALLY watching ‘Glee’?” A discussion ensued: To “Glee” …
Fri., May 21, 2010
TV posts fall plans
CBS may be the most popular television network, but it’s still shaking things up for the fall by adding five new shows, axing seven current series and moving four established …
Fri., May 21, 2010
Many viewers will feel ‘Lost’ without it
As a “Lost” fan, I’m well-versed in its many clashing versions of reality. Now the end is near, with the two and one-half hour finale airing Sunday at 9 p.m. …
Fri., May 14, 2010
Over-the-top charity may be too extreme to be truly helpful
If you want a handy metaphor for the economic ups and downs of the past five years, you could do worse than the house on Baldy Mountain Road outside Sandpoint. …
Mon., April 12, 2010
‘Ugly Betty’s last song
During its four-year run, ABC’s “Ugly Betty” skewered the New York fashion world, nabbing celebrity cameos from the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Shakira and Isaac Mizrahi. It turned America Ferrera, …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2010
Making new waves
Like thousands of others before him, Volody Nesteruk brought his family to Spokane from the Ukraine. Now Nesteruk, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, wants to do something for his ministry and …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2010
Leno’s image takes a hit
Certainly Jay Leno would love to wake up to find that the last six months was just a nightmare. That way, he’d be preparing another “Tonight” show monologue, not going …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010
CBS in cross hairs over Super Bowl ad
LOS ANGELES – CBS Corp., acknowledging Tuesday that it has changed its policy and now accepts commercials that advocate political causes, defended its decision to run a politically sensitive advertisement …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2010
Winter TV replacements on the way
It’s a new year and traditionally the time when television’s dead are carried from the field and their replacements sent in. The latest midseason additions include a few new shows …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2010
Can ‘Idol’ hang on to top spot?
“American Idol” was the colossus that dominated television in the new century’s first decade, generating top ratings, a heady share of buzz and a handful of bankable stars including Kelly …