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HBO film explores marriages from their start

HBO film explores marriages from their start

As filmmaker Doug Block sat in a coffee shop talking about his "112 Weddings" documentary, a stranger interrupted him to talk about the state of her marriage.

June 28, 2014 5:40 pm
Kimmel prank brings tears to eyes of kids

Kimmel prank brings tears to eyes of kids

Jimmy Kimmel brought tears to the eyes of many children recently. But they weren't tears of joy.

November 10, 2013 11:15 am

Emmys live up to unpredictable nature

The Emmys lived up to its reputation as the least predictable entertainment awards show.

September 23, 2013 7:15 am
Robin Roberts returns to 'Good Morning America'

Robin Roberts returns to 'Good Morning America'

Robin Roberts made her return to ABC's "Good Morning America" Wednesday, five months to the day after receiving a bone marrow transplant and a year since she started feeling symptoms of the ailment that has sidelined her since August.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am
Dick Clark's biggest impact was personal

Dick Clark's biggest impact was personal

He showed us how to dance, what music to listen to, and gave us something to do on New Year's Eve.

April 20, 2012 12:00 am

'Dateline NBC' series puts parental maxims to test

Correspondent Natalie Morales ended up in tears when she put herself and her 8-year-old son through the same parenting test that "Dateline NBC" is subjecting others to for a series that starts today.

April 12, 2012 12:00 am
Dr. Oz's 'Transformation nation' nets 1 million participants

Dr. Oz's 'Transformation nation' nets 1 million participants

NEW YORK (AP) — Television already has "The Biggest Loser." Dr. Mehmet Oz is looking for the biggest number of losers.

February 12, 2012 12:00 am
Car being hawked as a character in 'The Middle'

Car being hawked as a character in 'The Middle'

Frankie Heck settled into the driver's seat of a new Volkswagen on a recent episode of ABC's "The Middle," caressing the steering wheel as celestial music played. Her face was a mask of such pure pleasure that you almost wanted to avert your eyes.

February 02, 2012 12:00 am

'Cougar Town' producer tries something unusual to force ABC's hand

Some Hollywood-style guerrilla warfare has earned the maker of ABC's sitcom "Cougar Town" some notice, but didn't achieve his goal — at least not yet.

January 13, 2012 12:00 am
Clark celebrates 40 years rocking New Year's Eve

Clark celebrates 40 years rocking New Year's Eve

Forty years ago, Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo.

December 29, 2011 9:00 pm

'Playboy Club' is TV season's first cancellation

NBC's Playboy bunnies are being replaced by newsman Brian Williams.

October 07, 2011 12:00 am
Terrorist attacks: a universal television event

Terrorist attacks: a universal television event

The first indication of the horrors to come was a single camera shot that suddenly appeared on television sets throughout the world: a skyscraper bathed in the morning sun, smoke pouring from a ragged hole in its side. The images grew even worse, as the entire world witnessed the death and d…

September 09, 2011 12:00 am
Anderson Cooper's search for honesty catches on

Anderson Cooper's search for honesty catches on

If Anderson Cooper were anchoring today the same 9 p.m. CNN newscast slot he inherited in 2005, executive producer Charlie Moore has no doubt what it would be like. "Obsolete," he said.

June 17, 2011 12:00 am

AP source: Couric leaving CBS news anchor post

NEW YORK |Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at "CBS Evening News" less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast.

April 04, 2011 12:25 am

Has late-night battle permanently wounded Leno?

Certainly Jay Leno would love to wake up to find that the last six months was just a nightmare.

January 30, 2010 12:00 am

Conan thanks fans on final 'Tonight' show

NEW YORK | On his final "Tonight" show, Conan O'Brien said walking away instead of accepting a demotion is the hardest thing he's ever had to do.

January 23, 2010 12:05 am Related

Ratings soaring for O'Brien

PASADENA, Calif. | Conan O'Brien's battle with his network certainly hasn't hurt his ratings.

January 17, 2010 9:15 am

No sequels, spinoffs for 'Lost'

When ABC's drama "Lost" ends in May, it will definitively end -- don't look for any sequels or spinoffs.

January 15, 2010 12:00 am

Advocacy groups claim victory after Dobbs leaves

NEW YORK | CNN moved swiftly to replace Lou Dobbs in its nightly lineup with John King, who said Thursday that all views would be welcome on his politically-oriented talk show when it debuts early next year.

November 13, 2009 12:00 am

Winners, losers emerge for new TV season

If it were a television series, it would be called "Defying the Odds."

November 01, 2009 12:00 am

Family of balloon boy featured on 'Wife Swap'

NEW YORK | The family of a 6-year-old boy who set off a nationally televised scramble when he was thought to be in a balloon over Colorado has been featured twice in the ABC show "Wife Swap."

October 15, 2009 6:15 pm

Still absorbent and yellow and porous is he!

At a festival in Germany, when six women walked by wearing specially-created "SpongeBob SquarePants" shirts, Stephen Hillenburg's wife nudged him: Why don't you tell them who you are?

July 15, 2009 12:00 am

Octuplets, poor children, soccer are ratings hits

A mother of octuplets, poor children from the Appalachians and soccer players from the United States and Mexico all proved unlikely keys to ratings success for television networks last week.

February 20, 2009 12:00 am

ABC's Diane Sawyer reports on Appalachian poverty

Diane Sawyer felt a personal connection in reporting her latest documentary on American children living in poverty.

February 13, 2009 12:00 am

Politicians much more comfortable on late-night TV

It proved to be more than a joke when David Letterman said in late September that "the road to the White House runs through me."

January 02, 2009 12:00 am

Costello's 'Spectacle' a different look at music

During an interview with Elton John for the debut of his new Sundance Channel show "Spectacle," Elvis Costello didn't ask about stage costumes, boyfriends or "Island Girl." Instead, the conversation turned to Laura Nyro, Leon Russell and David Ackles.

December 05, 2008 12:00 am

'60 Minutes' to give hour to McCain, Obama

CBS' "60 Minutes" will devote its full broadcast Sunday to profiles of John McCain and Barack Obama with fresh interviews, hoping to set the stage for the general election campaign's first presidential debate on Sept. 26.

September 18, 2008 12:00 am

Planet Green network won't be what you might expect

Viewers who tune in the new Planet Green network expecting a sober documentary on the plight of the yellow-breasted whooping finch will be in for a surprise.

June 06, 2008 12:00 am

Person close to talks: NBC installing Fallon on 'Late Night'

NEW YORK | -- Jimmy Fallon will officially be given the keys to NBC's "Late Night" franchise following Conan O'Brien's exit.

May 11, 2008 12:00 am

Ex-CNN anchor Daryn Kagan reinvents herself

In a competitive and youth-obsessed business, most everyone gets The Call sometime.

April 17, 2008 12:00 am

Campbell Brown quietly begins her tenure at CNN

There are entrances, and there are ENTRANCES.

April 04, 2008 12:00 am

NBC Universal, Apple in battle over content available on iTunes

NEW YORK | Apple Inc. escalated a dispute with NBC Universal over the pricing of television shows by announcing Friday it would not sell any of NBC's programs for this fall season on iTunes.

September 01, 2007 12:00 am

CNBC trying its first game show,

NEW YORK | Who wants to be a millionaire? Hard-charging business school students, who are being pitted against each other next month in CNBC's first-ever game show.

July 22, 2007 12:00 am

Lists, lists, and more lists

You'll know television's mania for lists has gotten completely out of hand when C-SPAN counts down the 100 greatest Senate filibusters.

July 08, 2007 12:00 am

On the campaign ad trail

Republican Mitt Romney burst from the pack to place more television ads than all of the other 2008 presidential contenders combined, a report issued Monday found.

July 08, 2007 12:00 am

TV networks thinking of creative ways to keep you from skipping ads

Some of the most creative thinking in television these days has nothing to do with comedy or drama. It's about the commercials.

June 03, 2007 12:00 am

Rosie O'Donnell's stormy stay on `The View' will be short one

NEW YORK | Rosie O'Donnell's stormy tenure on "The View" will be a short one. The opinionated host was unable to agree on a contract with ABC, and she'll leave the show in June.

April 25, 2007 12:00 am

Rutgers team accepts apology from Imus

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. | The Rutgers women's basketball team accepted radio host Don Imus' apology Friday for insulting them on the air, saying that he deserves a chance to move on but that they hope the furor his word caused will be a catalyst for change.

April 13, 2007 12:00 am

MSNBC says it won't simulcast Imus show for two weeks

NEW YORK | MSNBC said it will suspend telecasting Don Imus' radio program for two weeks following his reference last week to members of the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos."

April 09, 2007 12:00 am

Fading icon: MTV's 'TRL' live only two days a week

MTV's "Total Request Live" is no longer totally live.

March 25, 2007 12:00 am

Fox's new game show 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader' embarrasses adults

How tough could this be? That's what Fox reality show guru Mike Darnell thought when the people pitching "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" asked him to answer six questions they would use on the game.

March 20, 2007 12:00 am

Campaign fatigue

Two months before the 1992 presidential election, an NBC reporter cornered a man to ask whether he preferred Bill Clinton or President Bush.

March 11, 2007 12:00 am

Tiki Barber joins NBC to work at 'Today' show, analyze football

NEW YORK | Former NFL running back and new "Today" show correspondent Tiki Barber said his offseason work at Fox News Channel made him recognize he had a passion for a career outside of sports.

February 14, 2007 12:00 am

Colts-Bears Super Bowl audience 2nd largest ever in XLI-year history of the game

NEW YORK | Peyton Manning had a lot of witnesses to his soggy super win, with the estimated 93.2 million viewers representing the second most-watched Super Bowl broadcast ever.

February 06, 2007 12:00 am

CBS correspondent asks friends, family for help in getting Iraq report aired

News reporters frequently complain that their work isn't getting the attention it deserves, but CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan took the extra step.

February 03, 2007 12:00 am

'TV, uncut' -- bold remake for Independent Film Channel

For much of its life, the Independent Film Channel essentially was content to show independent films.

January 19, 2007 12:00 am

PBS special shines light on children with a parent away in the military

Children left behind when their mother or father or sometimes both are sent away to fight are the hidden casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

December 26, 2006 12:00 am

Television offering competing versions of 'Yule Log' for Christmas Day

There's a Yule duel brewing this Christmas day.

December 22, 2006 12:00 am

Dobbs' new opinionated persona nets him more air time

CNN is giving a newly prominent role to Lou Dobbs, one of its most popular and opinionated personalities, including a slot alongside Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper as an anchor of midterm election coverage next month.

October 13, 2006 12:00 am

From Beavis to Britney

No one knows how to throw a party like MTV. So there must be quite a bash planned for Aug. 1, celebrating 25 years on the air. Right?

August 01, 2006 12:00 am
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