Daily Archives : Aug 5, 2013

Republican National Committee Threatens to Boycott NBC and CNN

The Republican National Committee is upset about a couple of TV projects that are in the works, and has threatened action against both NBC and CNN unless the projects are pulled, CBS News reports. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus sent letters…

CBS Series Hits All-Time Low as Football Returns to Dominate Sunday Broadcast Ratings

The National Football League returned to Sunday nights with an NBC preseason game between the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys, lifting the Peacock Network to an easy ratings win for the night, based on Nielsen overnights. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC…

Time Warner Cable Proposes Solution to the CBS Blackout

Time Warner Cable provided a ray of hope today to viewers affected by the company’s impasse with CBS, which has taken the broadcast network and CBS-owned cable networks off TWC’s systems. USA Today reports: "With a CBS programming blackout well…

Russia Launches Criminal Case Against U.S. Rock Band

Russia has launched a criminal case against an American rock band. CNN reports that Russia is incensed by an incident involving the band Bloodhound Gang in which one of the band members reportedly "stuffed the Russian flag into his pants,…

Critics Name the Best Programs in Television

The 29th Annual Television Critics Association Awards took place over the weekend at the Beverly Hilton, where critics made their picks for the best programming in television today. They also honored the past, with "All in the Family’s" Norman Lear…

TV Critics Honor the Industry’s Best

Even as the best in current television programming was honored in a dozen categories, it was the recognition for a show of yore that brought down the house at the 29th Annual Television Critics Association Awards at the Beverly Hilton’s…

Turner Broadcasting Gets a President. First Time in More Than a Decade That Position Has Been Filled

The last time the Turner Broadcasting System Inc. had a president was 2001. That was Steve Heyer, who left the company that year to go to Coca-Cola. Today, Aug. 5, 2013, Turner announced that David Levy will get the post….

MLB Announces Huge Suspension for Alex Rodriguez; Players From Eight Teams Suspended in Drug Scandal

Major League Baseball announced its penalty today in the closely watched Alex Rodriguez case in the Biogenesis performance enhancing drugs scandal, while revealing the names of 12 other players who have agreed with the league to 50-game suspensions, ESPN reports….

NBC News Correspondent Dies

A longtime NBC News correspondent and anchor has died. Citing the network, TVNewser reports that John Palmer died after a "short, sudden illness." He was 77. "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt said Palmer was a "dear colleague and friend,"…

‘Star Trek’ Actor, Known for Many TV and Film Roles, Dead at 91

An actor who became a familiar face playing Native American characters — who also played a Klingon commander on the original "Star Trek" TV series and two of the show’s TV spinoffs — has died. The New York Times reports…