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Visitors watch Lucille Ball''s performance of her "Vitameatagamin" skit during an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the "I Love Lucy" television sitcom on July 13, 2001. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Ken Foote’s Radio/TV Files: Is It Live Or Is It…

Television technology has come a long way, with digital-quality pictures and sound. But when TV started, it was, in some ways, very primitive.

02/23/2012

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T-Mobile Asks FCC To Block Verizon Cable Deal

T-Mobile, which just had its acquisition by AT&T blocked by regulators, is now urging the federal government to block another deal in the wireless world.

02/22/2012

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FCC Urged To End Sports Blackout Rule

The FCC is considering a proposal to rescind the rule, which bars cable and satellite systems from carrying a sporting event that is blacked out on local broadcast television stations.

02/13/2012

M.I.A. performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

NFL & NBC Apologize For Halftime Show Obscenities

The NFL and NBC are apologizing for another Super Bowl halftime show, after performer M.I.A. extended her middle finger and cursed on television.

02/06/2012

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AT&T Agrees To Drop Bid For T-Mobile

AT&T says it is ending its $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA after facing fierce government objections.

12/19/2011

Executives at AT&T attend a news conference, where it was announced that AT&T will be buying its wireless rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock on March 21, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

AT&T Vows To Push Ahead With T-Mobile Deal

AT&T vowed to press ahead with the planned acquisition of T-Mobile, despite concerns raised by the FCC chairman about the merger.

11/24/2011

Executives at AT&T attend a news conference, where it was announced that AT&T will be buying its wireless rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock on March 21, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FCC Chairman Opposes AT&T’s T-Mobile Takeover

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has come out against the merger of cellphone giants AT&T and T-Mobile.

11/23/2011

Executives at AT&T attend a news conference, where it was announced that AT&T will be buying its wireless rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock on March 21, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Justice Department Blocks AT&T & T-Mobile Merger

The Justice Department is blocking AT&T’s deal to buy T-Mobile, saying the acquisition would reduce competition and raise prices.

08/31/2011

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