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Perry’s Show Heads in Right Direction

Image via Wikipedia   Matthew Perry has always been my favorite “Friend.” That may only be partially because he once helped me with directions when I was lost in Pacific Palisades, Calif. I recall pulling over in my car years ago and looking for anybody to help guide me when Perry and his girlfriend ...
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Super Bowl Sets Buffalo Record

Fox affiliate WUTV-Channel 29 set a local Super Bowl ratings record Sunday. Green Bay’s 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers had a 52.7 local rating and a 71.7 share of the audience. That means 52.7 percent of area households were tuned in and 71.7 percent of all households with their ...
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It’s a Go for Fox’s Amusing “Traffic Light”

Image by Getty Images via @daylife   After all the crude, sexually-themed, supposedly funny Super Bowl commercials featuring Faith Hill, Kim Kardashian and others Sunday, the new Fox relationship comedy “Traffic Light” seems rather tame. And better yet it is occasionally even funny. Think CBS’ ...
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Aikman Does Post-Game Flip Flop

Image via Wikipedia The funny thing about Super Bowl analysis isn’t that analysts like Fox’s Troy Aikman (see right) forget what they say in a few minutes but that they think viewers do. With Green Bay nursing a 21-17 lead over Pittsburgh Sunday early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Super ...
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Fox’s “Chicago Code” Is a Flashy Winner

Image by gonycmagazine via Flickr Jennifer Beals as a tough leader of the Chicago police force? That sounds pretty ridiculous huh? It has been 27 years since “Flashdance” but it still is hard to get Beals’ sensual dancing out of one’s mind while watching her play the first female police superintendent ...
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Local News Battle Is Intense Now

Image via Wikipedia   The battle for local TV news supremacy in February between news leader Channel 4 and hard-charging Channel 2 is going to be quite interesting and intense. That was illustrated by the ratings the day before the February sweeps – Wednesday — and on the first day of the ...
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Picture Eventually Changing at Ch. 7

Image via Wikipedia This is what I’m thinking: * One of my spies noted that Wikipedia is reporting that Channel 7 plans to follow Channel 2’s lead and give viewers a newscast that looks like it is in high definition. Techies refer to it as upconverting to a standard definition widescreen picture ...
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Snow Predictions Bring WNY to a Crawl

Image via Wikipedia Some random thoughts while waiting for those 10-16 inches of snow to arrive: OMG, WNYers have become bigger sissies than residents of  NYC. A few weeks ago, I was in New York City laughing at the coverage of an expected snowstorm that put pressure on Mayor Bloomberg (see right) ...
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Channel 2 Apologizes for News Mistake

Image via Wikipedia There have been several strange journalistic moments during the extensive coverage of the Hassan beheading trial. One of the strangest and most embarrassing occurred last Friday when Channel 2 reporter Scott Brown did an interview with a victim of domestic abuse. Of course, ...
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Speaking of Roles of a Lifetime, In-Laws and Thank Yous

Image via Wikipedia Some random thoughts while watching the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards Sunday night on TBS and TNT: * This two-hour show really needs a host to enliven things. All viewers may not have loved Ricky Gervais’ mean-spirited act on the Golden Globes but at least it was something ...
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