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The Foote Files

Actors Robert Reed and Florence Henderson stand in a hotel lobby with their television family in a still from the TV series "The Brady Bunch," circa 1969. (credit: Paramount Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)

My Top 10 Favorite Television Dads

Who are your favorite television dads? As we approach Father’s Day on June 15, here are those television fathers who bring me some of the most fond memories.

06/11/2014

Michael Landon as Little Joe, Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright and Dan Blocker as Hoss in the television series "Bonanza." (credit: Republic Pictures via Getty Images)

The TV Westerns Return To TXA 21

We are so delighted to tell you that, for a limited time, TXA 21 will be airing some of the best network television westerns from the golden age, including “Bonanza” and “Gunsmoke.”

06/05/2014

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Character Actor Of The Month: Richard Deacon

He appeared in scores of TV shows such as “Mister Ed,” “The Donna Reed Show,” “The Burns & Allen Show,” “Make Room For Daddy” and “The Mothers-In-Law,” to name a few.

05/25/2014

Casey Kasem arrives at the Museum of Television and Radio's gala tribute to Barbara Walters, held on November 15, 2004 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

The Legendary Casey Kasem

After being on the air locally in Los Angeles, disc jockey Casey Kasem arrived on the national scene as the host of “American Top 40,” syndicated across hundreds of radio stations.

05/15/2014

Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs - Game Five

Ken Foote’s Radio/TV Files: TXA21 Programming Note For Friday, May 2, 2014

Please be aware of the programming changes for Friday, May 2, and beyond.

CBS 11–05/02/2014

Untouched House Belonging To Indian Aristocrats Is Sold

Speak Your Mind To CBS 11 & TXA 21

Two big subject areas concerned viewers this week. Some people could not see the graphics on the Rangers broadcasts, and many emails asked about the CBS 11 News talent.

04/29/2014

American actor Neil Hamilton (1899-1984) as he appears in the silent film version of 'The Great Gatsby', based on the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald.. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Character Actor Of The Month: Neil Hamilton

This month’s character is Neil Hamilton, a handsome actor with a distinctive voice you may remember best as Commissioner Gordon of the Gotham City Police Department.

04/22/2014

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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

A look at the set of "Jeopardy!" in Culver City, California. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

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