television

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Tony Soprano more than a memorable TV character

    NEW YORK (AP) — James Gandolfini’s portrayal of Tony Soprano represented more than just a memorable TV character. He changed the medium, making fellow antiheroes like Walter White and Dexter Morgan possible and […]

06/20/2013

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A look at original shows by online video services

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix’s deal to air 300 hours of original television programming from Dreamworks Animation in a multi-year deal is part of a trend in which online streaming video services including Amazon […]

06/17/2013

Maggie and Michael sound bite

New research finds increase of nudity on network TV during primetime

New research from the Parents Television Council shows that blurred or pixilated full nudity is increasingly being shown on primetime broadcast television shows, and that almost 70% of this type of nudity is being shown […]

06/05/2013

Bret Lewis

Heading to the bunkhouse

My last broadcast, my last post on KFWB.COM. Retiring officially Friday, May 31st. And it has been quite a week. My co-workers have been beyond gracious. I’m sure I wasn’t always the easiest guy to […]

05/31/2013

Larry King

Larry King to host a new political talk TV show

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry King is returning to TV with a political talk show beginning next month. The new program, “Politics With Larry King,” will air on the RT America network, a global, English-language […]

05/29/2013

Samsung's ad for "Evolutionary Husband" posted on YouTube.

Samsung’s new ad has men crying foul

A new ad for Samsung televisions, called “Evolutionary Husband?” portrays men as dirty slobs, just a half step up from cavemen — and it has the more evolved members of the male species crying foul. […]

05/22/2013

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett to win top US humor prize in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carol Burnett, who became famous for playing a variety of characters in sketch comedy routines on her namesake television show, was named the winner of the nation’s top humor prize on Tuesday. […]

05/21/2013

Candace Glover, 2013 American Idol winner. (AP Photo)

‘American Idol’ finale draws record low ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings for the “American Idol” finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show. According to preliminary Nielsen Co. figures Friday, Candice Glover’s victory over Kree Harrison was watched by […]

05/17/2013

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CBS adding Robin Williams comedy

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Wednesday revealed a few nips and tucks it is planning next season for what is already network television’s most successful schedule, including adding a comedy with Robin Williams playing […]

05/15/2013

Broadcast journalist Barbara Walters (AP Photo)

Walters announces her retirement on ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters said Monday that retirement from her epochal television career is near, but it’s not happening right away. Walters, who began in television news as a “Today” girl in 1961, […]

05/13/2013

Bret Lewis

Learning to love hockey

OK. People that love hockey… REALLY LOVE HOCKEY! And can’t for the life of them understand why everyone else doesn’t. Yet surveys of favorite sports show about 2% of people say hockey is their favorite […]

05/09/2013

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YouTube says the battle with TV is already over

NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube vs. TV? YouTube says the battle — if there ever was one — is over. In a flashy presentation to advertisers Wednesday night, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt declined to […]

05/02/2013

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