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America’s worst presidential debate until the next debate

LOS ANGELES, September 26, 2016 — While the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints were playing a thrilling Monday Night Football contest, the worst presidential debate in American political history was taking place. While the Louisiana Superdome was inspired by hero Steve Gleason on the tenth anniversary of football’s greatest blocked punt, politics brought ...

Turkey TV: Forget Macy’s 2015 Thanksgiving Parade

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 – If you’re thinking about watching Macy’s 89th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow, we’d like to offer you a very New York word of advice: FUHGEDDABOUDIT!! Let us count the ways. But first, for the incorrigible and untrainable: TV viewers who choose to reject our sage advice can tune into NBC’s ...

Exiled news anchor Brian Williams returning to NBC. Sort of.

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2015 – According to an anonymously sourced report on CNN, NBC and its exiled evening news anchor Brian Williams “have come to a tentative agreement that will keep Williams at the network after his six-month suspension ends in August. “It will likely be announced sometime Thursday. “Williams will not be returning to the ...

Final 2014-2015 NBC series body count includes ‘Constantine’

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2015 – Since what seems like Week 2 of the 2014-2015 network TV season, the Net-heads have been nervously but steadily yanking TV series both new and old. If a show isn’t hitting that “coveted” age 18-49 demographic within an episode or three, it either goes to the penalty box, gets its ...

Fox pulls anemic ‘Red Band Society’ from TV lineup

WASHINGTON, November 28, 2014 – Fall 2014 season cancellations are picking up steam again, as Fox announced it’s pulling the plug on “Red Band Society,” its new drama focused on really sick kids. A great deal of PR was dished out on this unusual show in its late summer advertising run-up. But this writer, at ...

RIP: Don Pardo, timeless SNL announcer, dead at 96

TUCSON, Ariz., August 19, 2014 – Don Pardo, the longtime NBC TV announcer who nearly found eternal life as “Saturday Night Live’s” once and future background voice, passed away quietly in Tucson, Arizona Monday, August 18. He was 96. His daughter, Paula, confirmed his passing to CBS radio news yesterday. Pardo turned his modest career ...