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Agnes Nixon, creator of ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children,’ dies at 93

Agnes Nixon, who created such enduring daytime TV dramas as “One Life to Life” and “All My Children,” died Wednesday at a senior living facility in Pennsylvania. She was 93.

Alec Baldwin’s very big deal: playing Donald Trump on ‘SNL’

“Saturday Night Live” has made a YUGE decision: It has chosen Alec Baldwin to impersonate GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Your TV may use more energy than you think, group charges

An environmental group on Wednesday accused three major television manufacturers of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy their high-definition screens devour by designing them to draw less power …

Dana Milbank: In surrogate circus, anything goes

Trump’s surrogates are a decidedly B-list group of Trump supporters who argue his case on the airwaves.

ESPN sportscaster John Saunders dies at 61

John Saunders, the versatile sportscaster who has hosted ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” for the last 15 years, has died, the network announced Wednesday. He was 61.

Dish Network relegates ESPN to an add-on

Dish Network is offering a new “skinny” bundle of about 50 cable channels that doesn’t include ESPN and some other sports channels, giving people who don’t care about sports a …

‘Big Lebowski’ actor David Huddleston dies at 85

David Huddleston, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “Santa Claus: The Movie,” has died. He was 85.

Breaking up the bundle? Dish relegates ESPN to an add-on

Dish Network is offering a new “skinny” bundle of about 50 cable channels that doesn’t include ESPN and some other sports channels, giving people who don’t care about sports a …

‘American Pickers’ coming to Washington, looking for collections

The duo who travel the United States searching through dusty barns and jammed attics for treasures – Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of “American Pickers” – will be in Washington …

Lundquist to step down from SEC football on CBS after 2016

NEW YORK – Verne Lundquist will step down from calling Southeastern Conference football for CBS after the coming season, with Brad Nessler replacing him. CBS announced Tuesday that the 75-year-old …

Actress tells family’s deportation story in memoir

The depression, anxiety and emotional instability that followed are some of the personal struggles the 29-year-old actress reveals in her new memoir, “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.” …

Colton Haynes: ‘Terminal anxiety’ led to ‘Teen Wolf’ break

Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television.

George Clooney, Julia Roberts join Gwen Stefani for karaoke

Gwen Stefani got a little help from George Clooney and Julia Roberts in “Late Late Show” host James Corden’s latest “Carpool Karaoke” segment.

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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Tuesday’s TV, radio highlights

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 …