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Baldwin Beats Barkley in Annoying Contest

Image via Wikipedia I’ve had enough of Alec Baldwin (see right). Recently, I mentioned that the “30 Rock” star was the new Betty White because he seemed to be everywhere – on TV, on awards shows and on commercials. I don’t knew who was more annoying over the first weekend of the NCAA men’s ...
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Clearing Up Some TV Confusion

Image via Wikipedia I almost get as annoyed as Larry David or Louis C.K. (see right) when I read self-serving comments about how television works without any analysis or perspective. My annoyance doesn’t quite reach the level reached by Mayor Byron Brown when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ...
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10 p.m. Shows Get Big DVR Bump Here

Image by r9M via Flickr It is 10 o’clock. Do you know where the viewers are? Probably in bed, recording their favorite network shows on their DVRs. The 10 p.m. weekday time slot has become troublesome for the networks nationally as potential viewers  apparently are going to bed earlier. I previously ...
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truTV Now in HD on TWC

Say that headline three times fast. Time Warner Cable just announced that truTV will be carried in HD on Channel 859 in time for tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament games. Texas-SanAntonio plays Alabama State at 6:30 p.m., followed by USC-VCU at around 9 p.m. Tuesday night’s ...
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Ch.2 News: Such a Deal

Image by Getty Images via @daylife This is what I’m thinking: * Nothing says there is no real news than when Channel 2 has trouble filling its Top 3 stories segment in the morning with three newsworthy items. On Tuesday morning, the No. 3 story concerned Matt Granite’s ability to find viewers a ...
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Kilgore’s Best Memories of Martin on Website

Image by Getty Images via @daylife   Channel 2’s Ed Kilgore is the dean of local sportscasters who was working for the NBC affiliate when the French Connection (see right with owner Terry Pegula) was a high-scoring machine in the National Hockey League in the 1970s. So it was nice to see Kilgore ...
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Ch.4′s Vague Programming Plans

Image via Wikipedia This is what I’m thinking. * Chris Musial, the general manager of WIVB-Channel 4 and WNLO-Channel 23, threw out a minor surprise during some brief taped comments to viewers that aired over the weekend and today. Musial was addressing the deal the channels’ owner made with ...
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“Idol,” “House” and Law” Thoughts

Image via Wikipedia And the most popular prime time television show in Western New York is… “NCIS” with Mark Harmon (pictured here), which is carried locally on CBS affiliate Channel 4.  Yup, it isn’t Fox’s “American Idol.” In fact, “Idol” — which used to go head-to-head ...
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Sports Coverage Is Out of Whack

Image via Wikipedia  I picked up the sports section of the Buffalo News today and saw the three-column headline in the center of the page: “Bulls get the heave-ho.” My immediate thought was that the University at Buffalo basketball team lost Wednesday in the Mid-American Conference Tournament? I ...
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Fallen “Idol”: Audience Drop Bigger Here

Image by Getty Images via @daylife This is what I’m thinking: * It was interesting to read in the Buffalo News Tuesday that the national ratings for “American Idol” are “only” down about 7 percent from a year ago despite the departure of judge Simon Cowell. That was a surprisingly low defection ...
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