Tag: Broadcast television

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National

In life and especially in death, JFK changed TV

In this July 3, 1963 file photo, U.S. President John F. Kennedy stands at the lectern behind a production slate board during a television taping at the White House. (AP Photo) by Frazier Moore AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a measure of how long ago President John F. Kennedy died that, at the time, television was described as a young medium. With the shooting in Dallas, TV grew up. Coverage that November weekend 50 years ago signaled, at last, that television could fulfill its grand promise. It could be “more than wires and lights in a box,” in the words of newsman Edward R. Murrow, and not just the “vast wasteland” that Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton Minow had branded it just two years before.

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Entertainment

NBC off to strong start, ‘The Voice’ keeps growing

This July 27, 2013 photo released by NBC shows, from left, host Carson Daly, with coaches, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green of “The Voice,” at the “NBC Cocktail Reception” during the NBCUniversal Press Tour, in Beverly Hills, Calif. She hasn’t had a trophy to show in her three years of coaching and trying to change that this year. Maroon 5 frontman Levine has won once, while country singer Blake Shelton has held the title three years running. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater) by David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has emerged as the big winner after one week of the new television season, with hopes that it won’t all come crashing down the way it did last year. Each of the four biggest broadcast networks had some carefully nurtured initial successes. But NBC was alone in seeing more prime-time viewers than it had during the same week in 2012, and the increase was 19 percent. Among the 18-to-49-year-old demographic that many advertisers seek, NBC had the widest first-week margin of victory in 16 years, the Nielsen ratings company said.

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Business

Broadcasters worry about 'Zero TV' homes

EXTREME CASE–James Weitze satisfies his video fix with an iPhone. He sleeps most of the time in his truck, and has no apartment. (AP Photo/James Weitze) by Ryan Nakashima AP Business Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people have had it with TV. They’ve had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don’t like timing their lives around network show schedules. They’re tired of $100-plus monthly bills.

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Entertainment

Late-night network shows still a White men's club

NO WOMEN OR MINORITIES-This June 3, 1992 photo shows Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, right, playing the saxophone with the band during the musical opening of “The Arsenio Hall Show.” (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file) by Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES (AP) — The role of female talk show hosts in late-night TV broadcast network history, all 50-plus years of it, can be summed up in two words: Joan Rivers. It takes just another two — Arsenio Hall — to do the same for minorities.