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Michael Strahan leaving daytime’s ‘Live’ for ‘GMA’

Former football star Michael Strahan is being shifted from the daily talk show he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa to work full-time on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Global Catholic Network founder Mother Angelica has died

Known to millions of viewers simply as “Mother Angelica,” the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network died Easter Sunday at the rural monastery where she lived about 45 miles …

Spokane Valley makes it easier to watch council meetings online, but says no thanks to live TV

Spokane Valley council meetings stream live online but city is not pursuing live broadcast

Buyers of pitchman’s bogus weight-loss book to get refunds

Federal authorities are poised to begin compensating customers who purchased a fraudulent weight-loss book from imprisoned infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau.

NBA All-Star game draws 7.6 million viewers

The NBA All-Star Game averaged 7.6 million viewers, up 6 percent over 2015, according to Nielsen’s ratings.

Comcast TV outage hits much of US, but problem mostly fixed

Comcast Corp. confirmed a wide U.S. outage Monday and said it was working to restore the network.

David Tennant: a fiendish control freak on ‘Jessica Jones’

“There wasn’t a massive amount of research I could do to play a mind-controlling psychopath,” says Tennant. “At first glance, Kilgrave’s power might sound attractive. But what would it really …

Golden State interim Luke Walton wins coach of the month despite zero official wins

Luke Walton has more NBA coach of the month awards than official wins.

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CBS gives post-Super Bowl slot to Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert has landed the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot on CBS this winter.

Science Channel series tells of close calls in space

NEW YORK – Lunch with former astronauts Robert Curbeam, Jerry Linenger and Yi So-yeon feels a little like eavesdropping on the meeting of a special club.

American Pharoah boosts Breeders’ Cup TV ratings

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s last race drew the highest television rating in two decades for the Breeders’ Cup telecast.

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ESPN show live from Hoopfest on Sunday at 7 a.m.

ESPN is hitting the road this summer, and Spokane is the first stop. The trucks and the talent already are in town, setting up for a three-hour SportsCenter show originating …

Dish, Fox come to agreement, restoring programming

Dish Network and Fox patched up their differences, bringing Fox News and Fox Business back to Dish subscribers.

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.

FCC spikes sports blackout rule

The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission voted to end a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports events that were blacked …

Downtown, region ‘Z’ place for Syfy series

The grille of the Ford F-350 sitting on First Avenue tells a bloody story. “You can see the care taken with the viscera,” writer and producer Dan Merchant said. “Tendons, …

World Series rating up 17 percent over 2012

The World Series television rating on Fox was up 17 percent over last year but was the lowest for a matchup that went at least six games. Boston’s 4-2 win …

With Stokes at the controls, KSPS operates as independent PBS affiliate

W hen Gary Stokes moved to Spokane in 2011 to become executive director of the Friends of KSPS, he never dreamed he’d be back running a television station. But that’s …

PBS enjoying bump in viewership, partly thanks to once-feared networks

NEW YORK – Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you. You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars …

Online series ‘House of Cards’ makes Emmy history

Netflix’s “House of Cards” made Emmy history Thursday with a top drama series nomination, the first time that television’s top awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in …

Spotlight: Patty Duke eager to join Baxter for spin on ‘Glee’

Local fans of the television show “Glee” will see a familiar face on screen. Patty Duke, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress who has called Coeur d’Alene home since the late …

Amazon to debut original TV shows

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – There used to be just one way for getting shows on TV. Networks would spend tens of millions of dollars ordering scripts and shooting pilots and …

Best bet on the Tube

A reporter asked U.S. men’s national coach Jurgen Klinsmann Monday what it would be like if his team were to lose to Jamaica for the second time in five days. …

CBS newsman Mike Wallace dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the …

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. …

Microsoft plans to bring television content to Xbox

NEW YORK — Owners of the Xbox 360 will soon be able to watch a broad breadth of TV shows and other content through their gaming consoles — though most …

Moses Lake dancer makes TV show’s top 20

A Moses Lake teen is among the top 20 finalists for the “So You Think You Can Dance” television series. Caitlynn Lawson, 18 and just graduated from Moses Lake High …

Her passion for coupons lands her a TV spot

If using coupons is an extreme sport, Tammilee Tillison just made the all-star team. Tillison – a Medical Lake woman who became a coupon demon after losing her job – …