Peruvian emigre gives US voice to Venezuela hard-liners

Entertainment 01/31/19, 12:52

An emigre who once fled a right-wing strongman in Peru has made his U.S.-based television program a forum for hardline opponents of Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro — including some who are quite ready for the shedding of blood."I am a conspirator in favor of freedom," Jaime Bayly says.Bayly's news ...

Memorable SAG Award moments you didn’t see on television

Entertainment 01/27/19, 23:20

While actors are accustomed to being on camera, not every starry moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards makes the screen. Here's a look at some of the best moments that took place off-camera:___SHOWIN' MEDIA LOVE"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" cast members Kevin Pollak and Marin Hinkle made guest appearances at ...

Update: 7 bodies recovered after Brazil mine collapse

America 01/25/19, 18:05

The Latest on the Brazil damn collapse (all times local):9:00 p.m.The governor's office in Minas Gerais state says seven bodies have been recovered after a dam that held back mining waste collapsed in Brazil.Authorities have said as many as 200 are missing. Rescue and recovery efforts are underway on Friday.Parts ...

Amnesty criticizes Iran’s mass arrests as US frees reporter

World 01/24/19, 03:03

Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year, including dozens of journalists, in what Amnesty International on Thursday called a "shameless campaign of repression" as the U.S. released an American anchorwoman for Iranian state television held for days as a material witness.While Iranian officials and state media have widely condemned ...

Overtime games help NFL ratings beat last year

Football 01/23/19, 17:10

There's nothing like two overtime games in the NFL conference championships to keep television viewers glued to their recliners.The New England Patriots' thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by 53.92 million viewers on Sunday. The Nielsen company says that's up 22 percent from the Patriots' victory over ...

Update: Son says Iranian TV anchor still being held

World 01/18/19, 14:39

The Latest on an Iranian TV anchor detained in the U.S. (all times local): 2:37 p.m. The son of an Iranian television anchorwoman who has been jailed in the U.S. says his mother has not yet been released. Hossein Hashemi said outside federal court Friday that he had hoped that his American-born mother, ...

Technology near for real-time TV political fact checks

Tech 01/18/19, 11:15

A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate. The mystery is whether any network will choose to use it. The response to President Donald ...

Son: Jailed Iranian TV anchor to appear before US grand jury

World 01/18/19, 10:36

The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother will appear before a U.S. grand jury.Hossein Hashemi tells The Associated Press that his mother, Marzieh Hashemi, is being taken to court in Washington, D.C., on Friday.He has said Marzieh Hashemi was taken into custody by ...

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

U.S. 01/16/19, 13:04

Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming. The nation's largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the motivation behind Stirr is in part to help viewers ...

Iran state TV’s English channel says anchorwoman held in US

World 01/16/19, 10:39

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television's English-language service has been arrested by the FBI after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The reported detention of Press TV's Marzieh Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin of New Orleans, comes as ...

NBC News, Megyn Kelly reach separation agreement

Entertainment 01/11/19, 21:52

NBC News announced its professional divorce agreement with Megyn Kelly late Friday, ending an association with the former Fox News Channel star whose attempt to become a network morning television star as part of the "Today" show floundered. Terms were not disclosed. Kelly was in the second of a three-year contract ...

TV station backs off accusation that CNN played politics

Entertainment 01/11/19, 17:32

An executive at a San Diego television station that accused CNN of rejecting an appearance by one of its reporters for political reasons conceded Friday he didn't really know why the network turned him down.After CNN reached out to KUSI-TV to see if reporter Dan Plante would come on the ...

Nielsen says 35 million people watched Trump speech

U.S. 01/09/19, 17:54

An estimated 35.3 million people television viewers saw President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders speak to the nation on border security and the partial government shutdown. That's about 10 million fewer viewers that Trump had for his 2018 State of the Union address. The Nielsen company said Wednesday it was similar ...

Fox’s ‘Masked Singer’ draws a strong audience for debut

Football 01/08/19, 17:11

Fox hoped to use a week when there wasn't much else on broadcast television besides football to draw attention to its new competition "The Masked Singer." The strategy proved sound.The Nielsen company said that 9.37 million people watched the series debut last Wednesday. That was the biggest audience for unscripted ...

Former Colts punter hopes to find his voice on television

Football 01/08/19, 12:58

Pat McAfee watched those two agonizing bounces in Chicago on Sunday and immediately tried to put Cody Parkey's missed field goal in perspective.He thought about the 27 death threats he received after missing a couple of costly kicks during one game in college. He felt horribly for the friend who ...

Trump to take over 8-minute airwaves, and Democrats demand equal time

Politics 01/07/19, 20:54

President Donald Trump is taking over the nation's airwaves Tuesday night to talk about U.S.-Mexico border wall — and Democrats are not happy about it. Representatives for ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC and NBC confirmed plans to air Trump's address live at 9 p.m. ...

Drugmakers seek sanctions over ’60 Minutes’ comments

U.S. 01/06/19, 14:08

Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid epidemic have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction the man who is Ohio's attorney general and governor-elect, along with two other lawyers, for statements they made in recent television interviews.Friday's motion said statements by Republican Attorney General and Gov.-elect ...

CBS: El-Sissi says Egypt, Israel cooperate against militants

World 01/05/19, 03:22

U.S. television network CBS says Egypt's president has told it in an interview that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula.Excerpts from the interview released by CBS over the weekend also quote President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi as denying there ...

Supercross still riding high despite retirements of champs

Sports 01/04/19, 17:57

Supercross racing took a huge hit in 2015 when four-time champion Ryan Villopoto unexpectedly retired. Two years later, four-time champion Ryan Dungey put up his kickstand for good.Two of the sport's biggest names and greatest champions gone, leaving a gap that could have sent the sport on a downward spiral.Instead ...

NFL regular-season TV ratings show 5 percent increase

Football 01/04/19, 14:09

All of the NFL television partners have reason to be happy at the end of the regular season — all five packages showed increases following years of declines.The league showed a 5 percent increase this season as an average of 15.8 million viewers tuned into non-London games. It was ...

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