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By DETROIT FREE PRESS | August 23, 1998
Dale Jarrett appeared as Batman and Kenny Irwin as the Joker in last night's Goody's 500 NASCAR race in Bristol, Tenn.Their Ford Tauruses have received special paint jobs, and both drivers will wear suits and headgear patterned after the comic book stars.What makes this so special? After all, Winston Cup cars promote everything from Tide to the Cartoon Network to Hot Wheels.This time, though, it's Ford's marketing concept."This gets us into venues beyond traditional race audiences," said Roy Gadomski, Ford Quality Care Motorsports coordinator.
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By Jordan Bartel, b | July 26, 2011
What the Smurf?  I don't think I'm alone in feeling that the endless promos for the upcoming “Smurfs” movie have been painful. I mean, even Neil Patrick Harris can't save the day here. But the relaunch of “The Smurfs” got me thinking - which other 1980s cartoons should have been made into films before the wee blue folks? Here are my top five picks. •••• “Muppet Babies” Aired: 1984-1991 Why it's better than “The Smurfs”: As the theme song states, these babies make their dreams come true.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1996
It's a night for comparisons, as TV offers you the chance to evaluate movie versions of "Little Women" made 60 years apart and performances by Richard Dreyfuss before and after he became famous."
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | June 3, 1995
One group of young people has a chance to quiz the governor, while another group -- patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center -- provides the object of a successful annual telethon.* "Talking With the Governor" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Taped in April, the Fox 45 News special with anchors Lisa Willis and Jeff Barnd features 40 students from state high schools and middle schools questioning Governor Parris N. Glendening on topics from education to crime.jTC * "Unsolved Mysteries" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 12, 1994
Ted Turner has an answer for everything.At least, that's the way it seemed during his press conference with TV critics gathered in Los Angeles for their summer press tour.Why has his Cartoon Network failed to catch on?"Well, first of all, look at the cartoons we bought from the Hanna-Barbera library. You've got Yogi Bear and 'The Jetsons' and 'The Flintstones' and 'The Smurfs' -- they're all decent, sweet, little programs."We don't go to the shoot-'em-up type cartoons that Fox network has with, you know, the Power Rangers.
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By Diane Werts and Diane Werts,Newsday | January 9, 1994
Look! Up there in the sky:It's a bird. It's a plane. It's . . .250 channels!Yes, it's satellite TV, strange visitor above our own planet, with powers that far outstrip those of ordinary cable.It's a tube-lover's dream, that's for sure, as I discovered during my first wander through the back roads of the sky. Recently, with a satellite descrambler remote in my hands for the first time (at my sister's house in the cable-less countryside of rural Michigan), I sat down to take a quick look -- and ended up glued to the sofa.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | January 27, 1995
Comcast Cablevision, Howard County's largest cable company, will raise its monthly rates by as much as 95 cents for some channel packages starting March 1, company officials told County Executive Charles I. Ecker in a Jan. 25 letter."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 27, 1996
What's Oliver North been doing since he spent a couple million dollars trying to win a U.S. Senate seat from Virginia? Judging by his recurring guest spot on "Jag," it looks like he's trying to become a TV star. Sure beats politics."The Simpsons" (6 p.m.-6: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Homer and Barney compete to become the first average American in space.HTC "Jag" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- An assassin gunning for Boris Yeltsin shoots Meg (Tracey Needham) instead. Bummer. Oliver North guest stars.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | May 16, 2005
The family sitcom isn't dead. It's more animated than ever -- and speaking to a new generation of young viewers like never before with such series as Fox's Family Guy. That's the word from the world of prime-time television as CBS prepares to air the last episode of Everybody Loves Raymond tonight. The finale of the highly rated traditional series about the family ties of a middle-aged sportswriter named Ray Barone (Ray Romano) has led some to wonder whether it marks the end of broadcasting's oldest prime-time genre, where middle-class families solve problems with heart-to-heart talks and shared laughter.
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By Geoff Boucher and Geoff Boucher,Los Angeles Times | August 17, 2008
HOLLYWOOD - George Lucas, looking overheated under the midday sun, gamely worked the red carpet recently at the world premiere of the latest cinematic installment to his space saga, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. At one point, Lucas was photographed with one of his most avid fans, a grinning, chubby fellow from Pennsylvania who showed up at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre wearing two-day stubble, a sweat-stained shirt and a brimmed frontier hat that Indiana Jones would admire. That guy, Dave Filoni, also happens to be the director of Clone Wars (which opened this weekend across the U.S.)
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