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August 28, 2001
The Runner, an ABC reality series scheduled to debut in January, will hold a casting call tomorrow from noon to 8 p.m. at the ESPN Zone in the Inner Harbor. The series seeks to imitate a spy adventure. Runners crisscross the country having secret rendezvous, exchanging information and completing missions. Pursuing the runners will be agents, who will have the latest technology, as well as the American public, helping them try to find the runners. ABC will casting for both runners and agents in Baltimore tomorrow.
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June 10, 2012
Even without I'll Have Another going for the last leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes did OK in the ratings for NBC, drawing an overnight audience 13 percent larger than last year's and 74 percent above 2010. Saturday's telecast drew a 5.4 rating and 13 share (rating is percentage of TV households in U.S., while share is the percentage in use). The actual number of viewers nationally will not be available until Tuesday, according to NBC Sports. Here are the overnights for the last six years, and the TOP 10 markets for Saturday's race, as provided by NBC Sports.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1999
HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Jim Thiele is building giant bumper stickers in the sky. His blimps, lighted internally like jack-o'-lanterns, hover over sporting events around the world, hawking cars and beer and life insurance. Of the approximately two dozen airships aloft, Thiele's American Blimp Corp., with offices in Hillsboro and Severna Park, is responsible for 19. ABC blimps are different. Smaller. Brighter. Hipper. Just right for advertising. ABC airships have carried the logos of Coca-Cola, Nokia, Met Life (the Snoopy balloon)
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | November 17, 2004
I'M A BIG FAN of Desperate Housewives, and the new show about them on ABC isn't bad, either, so I thought it was very entertaining when Monday Night Football opened with a sexy spoof of the show featuring several members of the cast and Philadelphia Eagles receiver Terrell Owens. Apparently, the NFL was not similarly amused, because it quickly released a statement condemning the stunt for its questionable content. "ABC's opening was inappropriate and unsuitable for Monday Night Football's audience," the league said.
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December 26, 1991
Bowl .. .. .. .. Date .. .. .. Site .. .. .. OpponentsPayment .. .. .. Time .. .. .. TV .. .. .. .. or scoreCalifornia .. Dec. 14 .. .. Fresno, Calif.. Bowling Green 28$250,000 Fresno State 21Aloha .. .. .. Dec. 25 .. .. Honolulu .. .. Georgia Tech 18$650,000 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Stanford 17Blockbuster.. Dec. 28 .. .. Miami .. .. .. Alabama (9-1)$1.8 million .. 9 p.m. .. .. CBS .. .. .. ..vs. Colorado (8-2-1)Independence .. Dec. 29 .. Shreveport, La. .. Georgia (7-3)$650,000 .. .. 2:30 p.m. .. ABC .. .. .. .. vs. Arkansas (6-5)
FEATURES
By Mary McNamara and Mary McNamara,Los Angeles Times | September 27, 2007
Jon Harmon Feldman wrote ABC's new drama Big Shots because he wanted to explore what it means to be a man in 2007. It says so, right on ABC's Web site. If what he has discovered is even remotely accurate, we may be mere minutes away from the apocalypse. Because Feldman has created a quartet of rich guys so insufferable, self-centered and whiny that they make the men of feminist masterwork The Golden Notebook, or even The Nanny Diaries, look positively heroic. The women in Big Shots, to be fair, aren't much better.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 1, 2000
TV met Y2K, and the pictures were A-OK. But the personality-first, story-second commentary and coverage were almost too much to bear, especially on ABC. From the islands of Kiribati and Tonga at 5 a.m. to Moscow, Bethlehem and London some 12 hours later yesterday, the pictures of other nations welcoming in the New Year were stirring. There was nothing new about television delivering spectacular images that fairly scream their message of life in a hard-wired global village. We've seen it before in memorable closing Olympic ceremonies and state funerals.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | October 18, 1995
The list of things that you can rely on seems to grow shorter with each passing day, but thank goodness that the greed and stupidity of those who run baseball remain constant.The owners are getting their first World Series in two years, and early ratings on the first two rounds of playoffs suggest fans -- Cincinnati to the contrary -- largely have gotten over residual anger from last season's strike.So, apparently feeling their oats, the Lords of Baseball are floating the notion that they are on the verge of getting a television contract for next season, peddling the rumor in yesterday's USA Today that Fox and CBS have essentially agreed on a four-year, $880 million deal to carry regular-season and playoff games.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,CBS Research STAFF GRAPHICTelevision Critic | April 16, 1992
Last July, Warren Littlefield, the president of top-rated NBC Entertainment, was asked for his reaction to predictions by CBS executives that CBS would go from last to first in ratings during the 1991-92 TV season."
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2003
Fox News, the nation's edgiest television news shop, announced yesterday it will entrust its Sunday morning talk show to ABC News' Chris Wallace, an old-fashioned correspondent known for a painstaking approach to journalism. Wallace will begin his new duties in mid-November. "It adds another big horse to our stable," said Brit Hume, anchor and Washington managing editor for Fox News. Wallace, 56, takes over from Tony Snow, who served as host of Fox News Sunday since its creation in 1996.
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