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Extraneous noise drowns out actors on TV shows

Isn't it time that TV broadcasters realize that their programs, where persistent "mood" music, canned applause and other background noises are injected, become non-watchable because the voices of the actors are "drowned out" to the point of inaudibility?

October 14, 2014 12:00 am
Writer Craig Carlisle with his wife Sonya Rokes

Writer Craig Carlisle with his wife Sonya Rokes

Writer Craig Carlisle with his wife Sonya Rokes

June 25, 2014 12:00 am
Beverly Hillbillies 1967

Beverly Hillbillies 1967

The cast of the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" is shown, 1967. In back, left to right, Donna Douglas and Irene Ryan. Front, left to right: Buddy Ebsen and Max Baer.

June 19, 2014 3:30 pm
Milton Berle as Batman's Villain Louie the Lilac in 1967

Milton Berle as Batman's Villain Louie the Lilac in 1967

Milton Berle played "Batman" villain Louie the Lilac in 1967 on the ABC TV series.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am
Country Singer Brad Paisley (right) and Wife Kimberly Willliams (center) Joined The Muppets and "Sesame Street" Friends in the 2011 PBS TV Special "Hope Against Hunger"

Country Singer Brad Paisley (right) and Wife Kimberly Willliams (center) Joined The Muppets and "Sesame Street" Friends in the 2011 PBS TV Special "Hope Against Hunger"

Country Singer Brad Paisley (right) and wife Kimberly Willliams (center) joined The Muppets and "Sesame Street" friends in the 2011 PBS TV Special "Hope Against Hunger."

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Song duo Captain and Tennille divorcing after 39 years

OFFBEAT: Song duo Captain and Tennille divorcing after 39 years

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fans watch the Bears game on a large flat screen TV run by a generator in the flatbed of a truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2013.

Fans watch the Bears game on a large flat screen TV run by a generator in the flatbed of a truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2013.

Fans watch the Bears game on a large flat screen TV run by a generator in the flatbed of a truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2013.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago TV and Radio News Anchor Susan Carlson

Chicago TV and Radio News Anchor Susan Carlson

Chicago TV and Radio News Anchor Susan Carlson left WBBM-TV CBS Channel 2 after more than a decade of broadcast affiliation.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
The search is on for a mutt who will become Benji

The search is on for a mutt who will become Benji

Comedian Chevy Chase gets his ear licked from co-star Benji as the two held a news conference in Los Angeles in 1979 announcing their movie 'Oh Heavenly Dog.'  

June 24, 2012 12:00 am
Michael Essany TV Show Preview at VU

Michael Essany TV Show Preview at VU

Michael Essany, shown at a press event last month at Valparaiso University, is resurrecting his TV career with the launch of a new late-night TV talk show in September.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am
VU grad previews late-night challenge to TV talk show icons

VU grad previews late-night challenge to TV talk show icons

Valparaiso University graduate Michael Essany offers a preview of his return as a TV talk show host Tuesday during a show at VU.

May 22, 2012 8:59 pm
VU grad previews late-night challenge to TV talk show icons

VU grad previews late-night challenge to TV talk show icons

A giant animatronic rooster looms over Michael Essany as he offers an audience at Valparaiso University a glimpse of a late-night TV talk show he plans to launch in September. The show, called "Seven on Ridge," will air in local markets on WJYS at the same time as NBC's "The Tonight Show wit…

May 22, 2012 8:59 pm
VU grad previews late-night challenge to TV talk show icons

VU grad previews late-night challenge to TV talk show icons

Michael Essany speaks to the invite-only audience Tuesday at Valparaiso University during a preview of his upcoming late-night TV talk show.

May 22, 2012 8:59 pm
Archive Photo of Carol Burnett and Garry Moore at 1962 Emmy Awards

Archive Photo of Carol Burnett and Garry Moore at 1962 Emmy Awards

Comedian Garry Moore kisses Carol Burnett at the Hotel Astor in New York in this May 22, 1962, photo after they received Emmy Awards for 'The Garry Moore Show.' Just three years earlier, Moore referred to Burnett as his 'unknown comic discovery' when he asked her to become a regular on his T…

April 29, 2012 12:00 am
Mayors swap cities for show, discussion

Mayors swap cities for show, discussion

Lakeshore Focus host Keith Kirkpatrick talks to the audience Monday before the taped show "What Would You Do: Urban Revitalization and Community Transformation" at the Valparaiso University theater.

March 19, 2012 6:30 pm
Madame Tussauds Hollywood Portrait with Famed Wax Figures

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Portrait with Famed Wax Figures

In celebration of this weekend’s 84th annual Academy Awards and the 125th Anniversary of Hollywood, Madame Tussauds Hollywood assembled a collection of Hollywood’s biggest stars in front of the iconic Hollywood sign for a celebratory photo in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday, February 16, 201…

February 25, 2012 12:00 am

Giving away promotional items fuels divide in society

Why, every year at this time, do many popular daytime talk shows turn into a rivalry with contests of how much each show can give away to their captive audiences with greedy roars?

January 05, 2012 12:00 am
Set decorators use decor to flesh out characters

Set decorators use decor to flesh out characters

Our rooms speak volumes about us — and set decorators for television shows specialize in knowing what they can say.

December 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Carol Burnett and Garry Moore at 1962 Emmy Awards

Carol Burnett and Garry Moore at 1962 Emmy Awards

Comedian Garry Moore kisses Carol Burnett at the Hotel Astor in New York in this May 22, 1962, photo moment, after they received Emmy Awards for "The Garry Moore Show." Just three years prior, Moore and Burnett, who was his "unknown comic discovery," dined at Columbia Restaurant in Tampa to …

December 15, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: TV's 'Beverly Hillbillies' helped put Branson on map

OFFBEAT: TV's 'Beverly Hillbillies' helped put Branson on map

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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