Tag Archives: television

CBS Reporter Bruce Dunning Dies At 73, Possibly Posthumously Outed In Obituary

If, like me, you grew up during the Vietnam War, you’ll remember the gripping nightly reports by CBS journalist Bruce Dunning, who died yesterday at the age of 73.  In an obituary published yesterday by CBS, they note that he is survived by his “life partner,” renowned artist Tetsunori Kawana. I wasn’t aware that Dunning was gay and cannot find ...

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Time Warner – Thanks For Your Patience

The CBS blackout is in its third week.  If it continues into the start of the NFL season, people are really going to start losing their shit.

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One Million Moms Vs Mistresses

“Dear Joe, Keep up the great work! Almost every single sponsor that One Million Moms contacted in our previous campaign decided to no longer sponsor Mistresses. Their ads were not present in the last episode. The most recent episode included a scene at a strip club where three people leave hand-in-hand, one a dancer, insinuating a three-some. The episode ends ...

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REPORT: NBC To Produce New Tina Fey Show Set In Fire Island

Deadline Hollywood reports that NBC has signed a deal for a new Tina Fey-produced show that appears to have its setting in a Fire Island bar. The project, said to be in the vein of Cheers, is a character-driven workplace comedy where a young woman in search of reconnecting with her father finds a new home and family on Fire ...

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Queen Latifah: I’m Still Not Coming Out

“I don’t feel the need to discuss my private life on this show or any other show. There’s the part of my life that the public and I share together. And there’s the part that’s mine to keep for myself. And that’s mine. For me.” – Queen Latifah, telling the Hollywood Reporter that only one topic will be off-limits on ...

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SPOILER: True Blood

Stay out of the comments if you’ve not yet seen last night’s rather satisfying episode. Otherwise dive in and dish the body count.

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REPORT: MSNBC Hires Alec Baldwin

Citing an anonymous source, Mediaite claims tonight that Alec Baldwin will host a weekly show on MSNBC. According to our source, the so far untitled show will air Fridays at 10 p.m. ET and will feature a large dose of Baldwin’s outspoken liberal politics. The gig would make sense, considering Baldwin’s long history with the NBC family. He starred on ...

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TRAILER: Snake Salvation

The Tennessean reports: A pair of serpent-handling Pentecostal preachers who were profiled in The Tennessean last year are getting their own reality television show. “Snake Salvation” is set to debut Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Central time on the National Geographic Channel. The series will feature Andrew Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., and Jamie Coots of ...

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Open Thread Thursday

How much television do you watch in an average week?

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How Cable News Covered Russia

Via Media Matters.

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One Million Moms Vs NBC’s Camp

“Dear Joe, NBC’s newest program, ‘Camp,’ could be misleading to parents with this title, but with a TV-14 DLS rating you can be assured this will not be for family viewing. The content in this program (and even in its commercials) is inappropriate for tweens and teens and will send the wrong message to America’s youth. Unacceptable content in the ...

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Time-Warner Cable: We Don’t Want A War

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GOP Warns Networks: Drop Hillary Clinton Documentaries Or We’ll Pull Out Of 2016 Presidential Debates

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has sent letters to CNN and NBC, warning that unless plans for documentaries about Hillary Clinton are dropped, the GOP will not allow its 2016 presidential candidates to participate in televised debates. Here an excerpt from the letter Priebus sent to CNN: I find CNN’s actions disturbing and disappointing. Your credibility as a supposedly ...

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BBC America Unveils The New Doctor

Yesterday BBC America revealed the identity of the 12th doctor since Doctor Who launched 50 years ago. And the sonic screwdriver goes to Peter Capaldi. The Scottish actor was named the new star of the British sci-fi franchise Doctor Who on Sunday during a live broadcast on BBC America. He will replace the departing Matt Smith, whose time in the ...

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Time-Warner Cable Vs CBS

All Time-Warner Cable customers got this email yesterday: CBS Corporation, the owner of several TV networks and broadcast TV stations, has made outrageous demands for the right to continue delivering their programming to our customers. As a result, several CBS-owned channels have been removed from your lineup while we continue to negotiate for fair and reasonable terms. We deeply regret ...

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Raven Simone Comes Out

Actress Raven Simone (The Cosby Show, That’s So Raven) has come out. According to a report from Pop2It, it was the Supreme Court’s striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this summer that prompted the 27-year-old to go public. “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” she tweeted. A rumor about Simone’s sexuality hit ...

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One Million Moms: We Killed Save Me

“Dear Joe, Thank you for not taking the summer off! This summer has been a busy one, but our efforts have paid off. 1MM has been productive and has closely monitored several television programs this season that need to be taken off the air. Many sponsors have pulled their support – too many to list here – and as a ...

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OMM Vs Discovery Channel

“Dear Joe, As the newest show airing on the Discovery Channel, ‘N*ked And Afraid’ has cast members who are completely uncovered and dropped in the jungle with no food, no shelter and no clothes. Discovery should be ashamed to air n*dity and then call it entertainment. In fact, having the cast be n*ked is the basis for fifty percent of ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Mentally Ill Stalker Of Anderson Cooper Arraigned In Manhattan

A mentally ill gay man who has allegedly stalked Anderson Cooper for years was arraigned last night in Manhattan Criminal Court. Since 2008, Alex Hausner — described as a gay, Jewish white supremacist — has allegedly made unwelcome phone calls plus four attempts to see Cooper, last month trying to kick down the red, lacquered door to the posh, four-story ...

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NBC Announces Mini-Series About Hillary

This weekend NBC announced that it has green-lighted a mini-series about Hillary Clinton which will star Diane Lane. NBC announced here on Saturday that it was preparing a four-hour mini-series based on the life of Mrs. Clinton and hoped to broadcast it before any possible formal declaration that she was running. That would avoid the possibility of other candidates demanding ...

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