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CBS 11 March Madness Programming Alert

For more than 30 years, CBS has been a proud partner with the NCAA to bring you the men’s basketball tournament. But that results schedule changes to some other shows.

03/19/2014

Ken Foote

A Television Programmer’s Life

Thirty years. Five television stations. One market. That, in a nutshell, describes my TV career since 1984. I am proud of that story, and humbled by the success I have had.

03/14/2014

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Programming Note For “Jeopardy!” Viewers

With the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament coming up March 12 through March 14, I want to make sure that you know about where “Jeopardy!” will air those three days.

03/06/2014

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Remembering Jim Lange

We lost Jim Lange on Tuesday at the age of 81. Lange, best known as host of “The Dating Game,” was one of those rare individuals who had successful careers in both radio and TV.

02/27/2014

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Brief History Of Network Entertainment Business

Last week, CBS promoted Nina Tassler from President to Chairman of CBS Entertainment. For me, as a local CBS programmer, this was the best news of the week — maybe the year.

02/25/2014

Actress Shirley Temple Black accepts the Life Achievement Award onstage during the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Remembering Caesar, Waite, Canfield, Temple

We lost four more actors this past week. The men and women in entertainment owe a lot to these people. Thank you all for the great times. Your work will live on for years.

02/18/2014

American television host Ed Sullivan smiles while standing with British rock group the Beatles on the set of his television variety series, New York, February 9, 1964. Left to right: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sullivan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America

I cannot believe it has been 50 years since the pop music phenomenon known as “The British Invasion” hit the shores of America from coast to coast and border to border.

02/06/2014

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Beautiful Music Radio

Beautiful music stations were a staple of radio programming for many years until other formats took hold such as Top 40 and all-news. Artists included Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis and more.

01/29/2014

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The 1960s Spy Shows

This afternoon one of our employees reminded me of the character Emma Peel from the 1960’s TV series ‘The Avengers’. Now I won’t reveal details of what triggered that but let’s just say that it gave me an idea for this week’s blog.

01/22/2014

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Remembering Russell Johnson & Dave Madden

We lost two character actors this week, one of them you can see on MeTV, KTXA-DT 21.2.

01/18/2014

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More Information About MeTV

There are some updates about the newly launched MeTV. Three programs that were being covered up, including “Perry Mason,” are now available and being shown!

01/08/2014

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In Memoriam

Well this is the week we say goodbye to those people who shaped the radio/television/entertainment business. Below is only a partial list of those we lost this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.

12/31/2013