August 01, 2018 - 10:52 am
On this day, August 1, 1981, MTV signed on the air; and the first music video the new music channel played was “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. And thirty-seven years later, the radio star - and radio as an entertainment medium - are still viable forces in American society. Today,...
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Roseanne Barr talks with Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity while being interviewed during a taping of his show, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in New York. The comedian and actress will appear on the Fox News show "Hannity" on Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT for the first time since she was fired from ABC which canceled its successful reboot of "Roseanne" in May following the star's racist tweet likening former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a "Planet of the Apes" actor. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 27, 2018 - 9:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Roseanne Barr's first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was canceled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologized for her "ill-worded" post and insisted she isn't a bigot. During her hour-long interview on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show Thursday, Barr lamented the damage...
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 15, 2018 - 3:46 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Trump and his top aides were...
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This image released by HBO shows Peter Dinklage in a scene from "Game of Thrones." Dinklage was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. (HBO via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 1:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year's winner "The Handmaid's Tale," while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time. Netflix's 112...
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July 02, 2018 - 11:42 am
Fred Rogers, the host of the popular PBS children’s show, was a Navy SEAL with numerous confirmed kills. He had a violent past, and he was gay! Those are just a few of the rumors about the man known as Mister Rogers that are not true. My continuing desire to understand the media I have been part of...
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What are your favorite TV shows ever? Ron Faucheux recently shared some data from YouGov in his Lunchtime Politics newsletter. It showed how people rated a vast list of television shows. So, I decided to ask listeners to the Early Edition of WWL First News from 5:00am to 6:00am their favorite shows...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, Steve Levitan arrives at the "Modern Family" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Levitan raised the possibility of no longer working with the 20th Century Fox television studio after tweeting his disgust following comments by Laura Ingraham on Fox News Channel, and her description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps." "Modern Family" co-creator Steve...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, contestants wear swimsuits as they compete in the 2016 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast, saying it will no longer judge contestants in their appearance. Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who is head of the organization's board of trustees, made the announcement Tuesday, June 5, 2018, on "Good Morning America." (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
June 05, 2018 - 1:52 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When the Miss America pageant started in 1921, having young women parade around in bathing suits seemed like a great way to get tourists to come to the Atlantic City Boardwalk after Labor Day. But how America views women has changed drastically since then, and the Miss...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Terry Crews, left, and Andy Samberg attend "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" FYC Event held at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. NBC is turbo-charging the trend of reviving canceled comedies with its pickup of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The network quickly swooped in after Fox dumped it, adding it to NBC's midseason schedule. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 13, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is turbo-charging the trend of reviving canceled comedies with its pickup of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The network quickly swooped in after Fox dumped it last week, adding it to NBC's midseason schedule. While the fan outcry was heartening, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2016, file photo, Matt Lauer, co-host of the NBC "Today" television program, appears on set in Rockefeller Plaza, in New York. NBC has concluded in an internal investigation ordered after Lauer's firing that it does not believe there is a culture of sexual harassment in its news division. The network says that more needs to be done to ensure employees know how to report complaints about misconduct and not fear retaliation. To that end, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said Wednesday, May 9, 2018, that he's creating a way for employees to make such complaints to a figure outside the company. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 09, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's internal investigation following Matt Lauer's firing says it doesn't believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the news division and that current news executives weren't aware of the former "Today" show anchor's behavior until the complaint that doomed him...
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