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Why Did Alex Trebek Call a ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant a Loser?

Maybe Alex Trebek needs to take a day off.

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Category: Television
Umpires

A Ball or Strike Calling ‘Box’ Has No Place in Baseball

Being a huge baseball fan, I was watching with interest the National League Wildcard game Wednesday night between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets. As the game went along it became obvious that the home plate umpire was not having the best of games behind the plate.

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Keystone Features, Getty Images
Keystone Features, Getty Images

How the Big Dog Helped Make the Tonight Show What it is Today

Sunday marked the 62nd Anniversary of the Tonight Show on NBC. The show premiered in 1954 with comedian Steve Allen as the host. He was followed by a series of hosts including Ernie Kovacs, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and now Jimmy Fallon. Carson held the position for 30 years from 1962 to 1992.  Believe it or not, I actually have played a very minor role in the show’s success under Jay Leno.

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Wally and the Beaver /  Bryan Haraway, Getty Images
Wally and the Beaver / Bryan Haraway, Getty Images

October 4, Another Big Day in History for the Entertainment Business

"Well, hello Mrs. Cleaver.  You are looking lovely today".  Those words from Eddie Haskell were uttered for the first time as "Leave it to Beaver" was telecast for the very first time on CBS Television on this date in 1957.  The show eventually moved to ABC in its third season. This was just one of many entertainment news stories that happened on this date in history.

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Captain Kangaroo with Jeff Dorsey
Captain Kangaroo with Jeff Dorsey

Today’s Kids Could Use The Mickey Mouse Club and Captain Kangaroo

Two of the most influential programs in the history of television made their debut on this date 61 years ago today. " The Mickey Mouse Club" made it's debut on ABC Television and CBS premiered "Captain Kangaroo" as well. America could use these shows again!

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Photo by Dan Mircobich/AFP/Getty Images
Photo by Dan Mircobich/AFP/Getty Images

O.J. Simpson ‘Innocent’ Verdict Came 21 Years Ago Today

On this date, October 3rd, 1995, just about everyone in this area was watching WGEM or KHQA at the same time. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the OJ Simpson “Not Guilty” verdict.  It was one of those moments where you knew where you were when the verdict was read.

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Jay Pharoah Taran Klllam Leave 'SNL'
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Lorne Michaels on Taran Killam’s + Jay Pharoah’s ‘SNL’ Firings: ‘No Way of Explaining It’

Killam and Pharoah were both let go ahead of the new season, after six years on the show.

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Category: News, Television
The Purge TV Series James DeMonaco
Universal

Report: ‘The Purge’ Anthology TV Series in the Works

On the surface, The Purge would seem like a fairly singular theatrical event. The concept of one carnage-filled night a year works wonders in two-hour stretches, but would anyone ever be crazy enough try it as serialized TV? We might find out, as director James DeMonaco is reportedly developing an “interwoven anthology” series around The Purge franchise.

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Category: Television
The Voice
NBC

Here Are Some Local People Who Should Be a Judge on ‘The Voice’

I was watching NBC's "The Voice" the other night and got to thinking about the judges that have been on the show.  They seem to change out people who judge every year. Now it got me to thinking of some local people who should get a shot at being a replacement judge. Here are some of them.

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SNL Trump Alec Baldwin Debate Promo
NBC

Alec Baldwin Will Play SNL’s Donald Trump in Season 42

Boy, that SNL train keeps right on chugging today. Following word that Lin-Manuel Miranda (and maybe Emily Blunt) would follow Margot Robbie as this weekend’s Season 42 premiere host, there’s even more breaking news. Jack Donaghy himself, Alec Baldwin will take over the role of Donald Trump, with the first debate promo already online.

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