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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
The rematch of the past two AFC championship games will no longer take place in primetime. The league announced today that the Dec. 22 game between the Ravens (7-6) and New England Patriots (10-3) at M&T Bank Stadium, which was originally scheduled to kick off at 8:25 p.m. and be broadcast on NBC, was moved to a 4:25 p.m. game and will now be shown on CBS. In its place, the league has decided to flex the game featuring the Chicago Bears (7-6) at the Philadelphia Eagles (8-5)
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
If it's true that a society is known by its most popular artifacts, we are becoming a culture of comic books and games. Our biggest film and TV characters are based on comic book super heroes and villains, while our real life heroes are professional athletes. Watching tonight's premiere of “Gotham,” I couldn't help feeling that if there was any new series that would probably crack Nielsen's Top 10 this fall alongside all the different primetime NFL games and pre-game shows, it would be this one from Fox. You tell me if that's a good or bad thing.
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By Dallas Morning News | June 16, 1994
Paula Corbin Jones, the former Arkansas state employee who last month filed a sexual harassment suit against President Clinton, begins a national media tour tonight by talking to Sam Donaldson on ABC's "PrimeTime Live."Ms. Jones charges that Mr. Clinton, while governor of Arkansas in 1991, tried to seduce her in a Little Rock hotel room. The White House has said the charges are false and declined to comment further to "PrimeTime," Mr. Donaldson said.In excerpts provided by ABC, Ms. Jones indicated that her lawsuit could be settled "if he was to make a public apology and it be what I want.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Janelle Monae's summer has been better than, well, just about everyone else's. In a span of 13 days, the 28-year-old R&B singer/songwriter covered James Brown with Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles, opened for comedian Dave Chappelle in New York and spent Fourth of July on stage with Prince in New Orleans. These highlights came on the heels of Monae raising her profile through an international Pepsi campaign that aired throughout the World Cup. Monae, who is a performer at Saturday's Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion, said she cherishes these moments because they aim to uplift crowds through positivity and transcendence.
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July 3, 2002
Last week's top TV shows, according to A.C. Nielsen Co.: Rating 1 CSI CBS 10.3 2 60 Minutes CBS 10.3 2 Everybody Loves Raymond CBS 8.2 4 20/20 ABC 7.7 5 Becker CBS 7.2 6 Law & Order NBC 6.9 7 48 Hours, Monday CBS 6.7 8 The Price is Right CBS 6.5 8 Primetime Thursday ABC 6.5 10 60 Minutes II CBS 6.2 10 Wednesday Movie: "Black and Blue" CBS 6.2 10 Law & Order: CI NBC 6.2 The rating is the percentage of homes equipped with a TV in use. ...
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By Frederic M. Biddle and Frederic M. Biddle,The Boston Globe | April 20, 1995
ABC Tuesday claimed victory among the broadcast networks in the 1994-1995 season ended Sunday. It was ABC's first win in 15 years -- but rarely has the matter of which network won or lost a television season said as little about how much the medium changed since the previous September, or about where it's headed.Foremost, the viewer was prime-time's biggest winner. Nothing supports the point as eloquently as a comparison of the 10 most popular shows of this season vs. those of a decade ago. The time warp is a quality warp.
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By The Hollywood Reporter | August 18, 1994
Though not as aggressively as last year, CBS will again counter this year's Primetime Emmy telecast on ABC Sept. 11 with programming that targets the award show's core audience of women over age 30.Meanwhile, NBC will bring out the network premiere "Other People's Money," starring Danny DeVito.Adding insult to injury for ABC is the fact that one of the three programming moves CBS will make is the 8 p.m. unveiling of "The Boys Are Back" -- a sitcom produced by ABC Productions.Also in store that night is CBS' season debut of ratings powerhouse "60 Minutes" and a broadcast of Julia Roberts' box-office success "Steel Magnolias."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | September 19, 2008
Tonight brings the season finale of the impressive Discovery Project Earth series. Scientists offer the intriguing hypothesis that storing carbon dioxide under the Earth's crust could help fight global warming. (9 p.m., Discovery) ** 1/2 The network TV season starts Sunday night, and it is all about Emmys on ABC. The run-up begins with Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night of Stars at 7 p.m. KIMMEL DOES THE EMMYS Yes, some of the things you have to do to keep your job as host of a late-night talk show are sad. But I kind of think embarrassment is not an emotion Kimmel has ever experienced.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2011
This week, we asked about your favorite new TV shows. Here's what you had to say. ••••  “Two Broke Girls”: How did such a raunchy show sneak into primetime? Love it. --D ylan Kates via Facebook ••••  “American Horror Story”! -- garrotsmith via Twitter ••••  “2 Broke Girls,” “Person of Interest” and “Ringer” are the ones I can't get enough of! --E mily Way Sizer via Facebook ••••  That show that comes on after “Modern Family” on ABC [“Happy Endings”]
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August 7, 2012
Viewing Tips In equestrian, the horses are Olympians, too. It and modern pentathlon, which includes an equestrian component, are the only sports at the games to include animals. Watch competitors human and equine live in the individual dressage final, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on MSNBC. The U.S. women's soccer team goes for the gold against Japan live at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. If it helps with your boss any, you have our permission to leave work early. Bookending the soccer final are women's basketball semis, at noon on NBC Sports Network and at 4 p.m. on MSNBC.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
NBC News and anchorman Brian Williams have not done journalistic work the quality of Wednesday night's exclusive interview with Edward Snowden in a long, long time. Since NBC News had the interview for a week, according to Williams, it could have done more reporting on some of Snowden's statements. For example, he said he was not merely a systems analyst or the "hacker" as President Obama dismissively characterized him, but rather an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency trained as a traditional spy. He said he worked overseas under fake names in cover occupations for both agencies.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
In an effort to improve its last-place prime-time lineup, CNN is canceling Piers Morgan's nightly talk show. The cancellation, which was first reported by the New York Times, has been confirmed by CNN, though a date has yet to be set for when the former British tabloid editor will end his troubled run. Morgan was hired by Jonathan Klein, the predecessor of Jeff Zucker, who came into the top job at CNN with a mandate to improve ratings....
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
The rematch of the past two AFC championship games will no longer take place in primetime. The league announced today that the Dec. 22 game between the Ravens (7-6) and New England Patriots (10-3) at M&T Bank Stadium, which was originally scheduled to kick off at 8:25 p.m. and be broadcast on NBC, was moved to a 4:25 p.m. game and will now be shown on CBS. In its place, the league has decided to flex the game featuring the Chicago Bears (7-6) at the Philadelphia Eagles (8-5)
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Mike Preston | November 25, 2013
A few weeks ago there was laughter around the NFL because the primetime game Thanksgiving Day featured two losing teams: the Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. But now, there is a renewed excitement. Both teams have losing records at 5-6, but the winner moves closer to securing the sixth and final spot for the AFC playoffs, and stays within striking distance of the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals. For the loser of Thursday's game, the season practically ends. "Stipulations are high," Ravens tight end Ed Dickson said.
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Peter Schmuck | October 29, 2013
By any measure, the 2013 World Series should be a big television draw. The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are historic franchises with terrific national followings, and they're attractive teams with great pitching and plenty of interesting storylines. So why is this Fall Classic getting a relative ho-hum reaction from baseball fans, who are delivering another series of mediocre overnight TV ratings and appear to be spending more time at the water cooler actually drinking water than talking baseball?
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Former WJZ reporter/anchor Adam May will have a prime-time role on Al Jazeera America, the channel announced Monday. May, whose move to Al Jazeera was first reported here May 20, will be one of six correspondents on a national magazine show, "America Tonight," that will air at 9 weeknights. No date has been announced for the start of the show, but the channel is expected to launch in August. In most cities, it will be located in the cable lineup where Current TV used to be. Al Jazeera bought the access to American living rooms from former Vice President Al Gore and his partners in the failed channel.
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By Marc Gunther and Marc Gunther,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 28, 1995
It was the TV event of the summer: some 60 million people watching Diane Sawyer interview Michael Jackson on ABC's "PrimeTime Live."What viewers didn't see, though, now has TV insiders buzzing: the behind-the-scenes deal-making that got Ms. Sawyer together with Mr. Jackson and his wife, Lisa Marie Presley.The juiciest angle? That ABC gave Mr. Jackson commercial time worth up to $1.5 million, in exchange for rights to his future videos, even as Ms. Sawyer was wooing the pop star.ABC says the commercial deal wasn't a backhanded payoff for appearing in the June 15 interview.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 18, 2005
Hitting the right notes with musical and pre-taped segments in a television award show can be tricky. A cautionary example might be that of Rob Lowe dancing with a woman dressed as Snow White in the opening of the 1989 Oscar telecast. The juggling act becomes even trickier when a telecast primarily known for its glitter and glitz comes on the heels of a national catastrophe. In 2001, for example, the Emmy Awards show was twice postponed before finally airing in the wake of terrorist attacks.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2013
WBAL-TV says it has gained the rights to simulcast two Baltimore Ravens "Monday Night Football" games this year with ESPN, the cable channel that produces the prime-time telecasts. The deal the station is scheduled to announce Wednesday is for three years, according to the Hearst-owned station, and will make WBAL the Baltimore partner for all ESPN "Monday Night Football" games involving the Ravens during that time. One of the Monday night games is Aug. 22, a preseason contest against the Carolina Panthers, while the other is Dec. 16, a regular-season matchup with the Detroit Lions at a key time in the season.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
The Ravens won't get their season-opening home game, like reigning Super Bowl champions have for the last decade. But they will play four prime-time games, including a Thanksgiving night showdown at home against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, and a much-anticipated rematch with the Denver Broncos to kick off their Super Bowl XLVII title defense. The NFL released its regular-season schedule Thursday and it's highlighted by the Ravens' Sept. 5 matchup against the Broncos, a pairing that produced one of the league's most memorable games from the 2012-13 campaign.
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