NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Jim Fowler, a naturalist who rose to fame on the long-running television program "Wild Kingdom" and who famously bantered with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," has died....
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — The commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education has launched a video series of school cafeterias entitled, "School Days, Lunch Trays & Gourmets."
Peruvian emigre gives US voice to Venezuela hard-liners
MIAMI (AP) — 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.
Top 25 Podcast: Telling the tale of College football at 150
Veteran sports writer Ivan Maisel of ESPN has taken on the task of telling the tale of college football, starting from the very beginning.
Turkey opens probe of actors’ alleged TV insults of Erdogan
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says prosecutors are investigating two prominent actors for comments on a television program.
Anadolu agency on Sunday quoted a statement from the Istanbul prosecutors' that said actors Metin Akpinar and Mujdat Gezen were "invited" for questioning following media reports about their alleged insults of Turkey's president and threats of "a coup and death."
Some old favorites - very old - reappear on television
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them.
ABC's showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in prime-time last week, reaching 5.3 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. It's a tradition in many households that was first on television in December 1965.
Illinois teacher pens book on ‘Biggest Loser’ experience
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman who lost 144 pounds (65 kilograms) on "The Biggest Loser" television program has written a book about her experiences.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports Sherman resident Sonya Jones says it wasn't until after she finished second on the weight-loss show that she realized her problem was emotions, not food.
Former FIFA Council member to appeal life ban from soccer
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi said on Wednesday he will appeal a lifetime ban imposed by soccer's governing body.
Nyantakyi was banned on Tuesday after being filmed taking bribes by an undercover television program in Ghana.
He expressed "shock and deep sadness" over the decision of FIFA's ethics committee and has instructed his legal advisers to "urgently appeal" a decision he called "unfair, harsh and unwarranted."
Former FIFA Council member gets soccer life ban for bribery
ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday after being filmed taking bribes by an undercover television program in Ghana.
FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Nyantakyi guilty of bribery, corruption and conflict of interest.
Nyantakyi was also fined 500,000 Swiss francs ($498,000), though it is unclear if FIFA has any authority to force payment.
Show featuring New Hampshire Fish and Game officers returns
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Scene-stealing snakes, bears, turkeys and lobsters all make an appearance in the latest season of a television program featuring New Hampshire's Fish and Game conservation officers.
"North Woods Law" returns to the Animal Planet cable network on Sunday at 9 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Fox News executive Bill Shine is officially joining the White House.
Shine, the former co-president of President Donald Trump's preferred television channel, will be deputy chief of staff for communications. His expected hiring was reported last week.
The White House said Thursday that Shine "brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and management experience to the role."
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights lawyer says police have arrested a young comedian who was working for a popular satirical television program.
Azza Soliman told The Associated Press on Monday that plainclothes policemen raided Shady Abu Zaid's house in a Cairo neighborhood early on Sunday and arrested him. She says Abu Zaid's whereabouts are unknown.
His sister, Roula Abu Zaid, has confirmed the arrest in a Facebook post.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have detained a staunchly pro-government talk show host over allegations he insulted police and disseminated false news on his state television program.
In a statement carried on state news agency MENA late Saturday, Cairo prosecutors ordered Khairi Ramadan detained for 24 hours pending an investigation by national security officers into claims a segment was damaging to police.
Mad cows, Oprah Winfrey and communicating the science in a high-profile court case
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‘This is Us’ gets big boost from Super Bowl slot
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl ratings may have been slightly down for NBC, but the network's entertainment division was buoyed by the showing of "This is Us" after the game.
The second-year drama scored with an episode that explains how the character of Jack Pearson, played by Milo Ventimiglia, died in the aftermath of a fire. The show was seen by just under 27 million people, its largest audience ever and the highest for any show with the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot in six years.
Tom Hanks to play Fred Rogers in biopic, reports say
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Tom Hanks will play iconic children's television host Mr. Rogers in an upcoming biopic, various news outlets reported Monday afternoon.
The movie is titled "You Are My Friend," and "Diary of A Teenage Girl" director Marielle Heller is on board to direct. Other cast members haven't been announced.
Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart nominated for Emmy award
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work as a special correspondent on a television program.
The Deseret News reports Smart shared the news Tuesday in an Instagram post.
Smart, a special correspondent for "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen," says she can't believe she was nominated.
AFN to broadcast NFL’s championship games despite shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Forces Network will broadcast the NFL's conference championship games on Sunday despite the federal government shutdown.
There was some question about access to the games for the U.S. military after the AFN put a message on its Facebook page on Saturday that its services would not be available because of the shutdown. The network airs American radio and television programming in Europe and other locations outside the U.S.
Shutdown grounds Air Force sports, upends NFL viewing
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL's conference playoff games on TV and radio.
Games involving the Army and Navy men's basketball teams were played as scheduled.
Episode 35: Samantha Brown’s new travel show on PBS
You may know Samantha Brown from the many shows she's hosted on the Travel Channel. Now she has a new series launching Jan. 6 on PBS called "Places to Love."
While streaming television popularized “binge watching,” the concept of marathon television programming is, perhaps surprisingly, not all that new.
UK TV producer claims Downing St official groped her breast
LONDON (AP) — The British prime minister's office says it is treating with "utmost seriousness" a television producer's allegation that she was sexually assaulted inside 10 Downing St., the official office for Britain's leader.
Midway through NFL season, football ratings are down
NEW YORK (AP) — Midway through a season remembered for its protests by some players during the national anthem as much as bone-crunching hits, viewership for NFL football games is down 5 percent from last year.
Nielsen says it will report on who’s watching streamed shows
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.
Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday and said that eight television networks and studios, including ABC and NBC, have subscribed to it.
ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ returns to James Madison University
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — ESPN's "College GameDay" is returning to James Madison University in Virginia for the second time since 2015.
News outlets report the Saturday morning football show will broadcast from Harrisonburg this week before the Dukes play Villanova. The Dukes have won 17 consecutive games. Villanova is ranked No. 12.
The show first visited Harrisonburg in 2015 for a game that JMU lost, 59-49, to Richmond in front of 26,069 fans.
Stephen Colbert praised "diversity in television" during his opening monologue at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (17.09.17).
The 53-year-old talk show host highlighted the importance of the "diverse group of nominees" as he presented the annual ceremony - which honours the best of the year's television programming - which was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
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Television ratings another casualty of Hurricane Irma
NEW YORK (AP) — The ability of television networks to know how many people are watching their programs is one temporary casualty of Hurricane Irma.
The Nielsen company said Tuesday that its ratings information from this past weekend is delayed because the company's processing center in Tampa, Florida, was shut down because of Irma. The company's weekly list of top television programs is usually released Tuesdays, and it's unclear when it will be ready.
Rachael Ray’s Hamptons home on market for $4.9 million
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Author and Emmy-winning celebrity cook Rachael Ray has listed her home in the Hamptons for sale for nearly $5 million.
Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2wKvQGX ) reports the 49-year-old Glens Falls, New York, native's Southampton home is on the market for $4.9 million.
North Woods Law show starts second season
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A television program featuring New Hampshire's fish and game conservation officers is back for a second season.
"North Woods Law: New Hampshire" returns to the Animal Planet cable network Sunday at 10 p.m. Network officials say the second season features officers rescuing injured, ill and abandoned animals, and risking their own lives searching for lost hikers.
‘Alice Isn’t Dead’ podcast being adapted for print and TV
NEW YORK (AP) — "Alice Isn't Dead" is taking on new lives.
Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs.
In the late 1970s and early 80s, as cable television evolved explosively from being a tool for improved reception to a vehicle for new program services, I worked as marketing manager for a mid-sized MSO (multiple-system operator), tasked with convincing people to do something new - pay to watch TV.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey passed two new decrees Saturday — one that expelled more than 4,000 civil servants and another that banned television dating programs.
The country's Official Gazette published the decrees Saturday evening. The first named thousands of civil servants to be dismissed, including nearly 500 academics and more than 1,000 Turkish military personnel. It also reinstated 236 people to their jobs.
Maine girl, pet duck flown to LA for television program
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A Maine, girl has gone to sleepovers and trick-or-treating with her pet duck. Now they're going on a national TV program together.
Morse Street Elementary School student Kylie Brown and her pet duck, Snowflake, took the internet by storm last year when a video of them was featured on TV. On Sunday, 6-year-old Kylie and Snowflake were appearing on TV again courtesy of Steve Harvey's "Little Big Shots" show on NBC.
The program showcases talented kids from around the world.
‘Antiques Roadshow’ cancels Gillette stop
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The long-running PBS television program "Antiques Roadshow" has canceled its summer stop in Gillette.
The network says in a press release that logistical issues led to the decision. It says planning is underway to reschedule a stop in Wyoming as part of a future tour.
Gillette was a last-minute addition to the show's tour that will start in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in June.
FCC approves deal to allow Denver TV in Durango area
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — People in southwest Colorado could soon be watching Denver-based television thanks to a decision by the Federal Communications Commission.
Whenever Martin Pepper would watch “MythBusters,” he’d say to himself, “I can literally build everything they build.”
Now, Pepper — a former resident of Challis who currently lives in Tucson, Arizona — is getting that chance. He’s one of the last remaining participants on “MythBusters: The Search”, a television program on the Science Channel that is looking for the next hosts for a new iteration of “MythBusters.”
Fox draws audience of 111.3M for Super Bowl, down slightly
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox drew an audience of 111.3 million viewers for the first Super Bowl to go into overtime, a smaller audience than the game has had in the last two years but still ranking among the biggest for a television program in the United States.
The top Super Bowl audience — and the biggest for any American TV show — was the 114.4 million viewers who saw the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in 2015, according to the Nielsen company.
Since he basically hosts a party every weeknight, Jimmy Fallon expects to feel at home at the Golden Globe Awards.
Southern Indiana Jail makes changes after reality show
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana jail has made changes including additional officers and more resources for inmates after letting a cable television program film for four months inside its walls, a sheriff said.
The Clark County Jail also has added two body scanners to better detect weapons, drugs and other contraband being smuggled into the jail, Sheriff Jamey Noel said Friday. The jail also now has a drug detection dog for searches throughout the facility.
PARIS TN: ‘American Pickers’ looking for relics in this area
Local residents may get a chance to meet the people behind the “American Pickers” television program.
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are returning to Tennessee and plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region during November and December.
“American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique ‘picking’ on the History Channel.
Rising star: YouTube playing key role in Google’s success
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube has emerged as a break-out star in Google's cast of services as the online video site upstages cable television for a younger generation of viewers looking for amusement, news and music on their smartphones.
The trend is contributing to an advertising shift away from traditional network television programming to the more eclectic and diversified mix of clips ranging from cute cat videos to sobering shots of street violence found on YouTube.
Plastic surgeon who has been guest on TV faces drug charges
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts plastic surgeon who's been a guest on several national television programs is facing drug charges.
Police say 70-year-old Sheldon Sevinor was arrested Sunday when officers conducting surveillance on a suspected drug dealer witnessed what appeared to be a drug transaction involving Sevinor.
Prosecutors say Sevinor's arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 11. Police say he's charged with possession of crack cocaine.
John Hostetter, ‘Murphy Brown’ actor, dead at 69
NEW YORK (AP) — John Hostetter, an actor, painter and musician best known for playing the steady stage manager in "Murphy Brown," has died.
Hostetter died Sept. 2 of complications resulting from a long battle with cancer, his wife, Del Appleby, told The Associated Press on Thursday. Hostetter was 69 and died in a hospice in Port Orange, Florida.
NEW YORK (AP) — May 15, 1940: Roger Ailes born in Warren, Ohio.
1962: After graduation from Ohio University, Ailes lands an entry-level position on a Cleveland TV station's local talk and music program starring Mike Douglas, a former big-band singer. Ailes rises to executive producer as "The Mike Douglas Show" relocates to Philadelphia and gains hit status in national syndication.
1968: Enters the political arena after offering his services as a media adviser to a...