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September 12, 2019 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year contract with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the...
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FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception in New York. O'Donnell says he made an "error in judgment" in reporting a story about President Donald Trump's finances based on a single source. O'Donnell's tweet on Wednesday came after a lawyer for Trump said the story was false and defamatory, and called for NBC News to apologize and retract it. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 28, 2019 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell (all times local): 10:20 p.m. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has retracted his story about supposed Russian ties to President Donald Trump's finances and apologized for reporting it — just as Trump's lawyer demanded. O'Donnell says, however, he...
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August 06, 2019 - 1:37 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tupac Shakur and his mother Afeni are the subjects of a five-part docuseries planned by FX in the cable channel's ongoing expansion into non-fiction shows. "Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur" is told through the eyes of those who knew the late hip hop icon and...
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July 21, 2019 - 10:26 am
ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — A family fishing in Cape Cod Bay had an up close and personal encounter with a great white shark that leaped out of the water to snatch a fish they had caught right off the line. Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who caught the leaping shark on video on Saturday, told New England...
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FILE - This Nov. 13, 2017 file photo shows singer-actress Halle Bailey at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Bailey, half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle, will next be going under the sea, starring as Ariel in the upcoming adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” The live-action version will include original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 08, 2019 - 3:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of "The Little Mermaid." Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag #...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former vice president Joe Biden, left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speak simultaneously during the Democratic primary debate at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 02, 2019 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Intensely loyal viewers routinely make Fox News Channel the most-watched cable network each week. So how many people want to watch a miniseries about Roger Ailes, the man who developed and ran the place for its first two decades? The safest answer for Showtime's "The Loudest Voice...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo the Locast website is displayed on a computer screen in New York. AT&T, the owner of DirecTV and other television services, is backing Locast, a free streaming service, as a hedge against losing broadcast channels in disputes over fees. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 27, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T, the owner of DirecTV, is backing a free streaming service as a hedge against losing broadcast channels in disputes over fees. TV subscribers are increasingly finding the channels they pay for blacked out because channel owners and the cable or satellite companies can't...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 29, 2019 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mueller spoke for only 10 minutes, and his statements yielded no new information on the Russia probe. But for much of the American media, the special counsel's first public comments in two years warranted wall-to-wall coverage. Many journalists focused Wednesday on whether...
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This image released by HBO shows Maisie Williams in a scene from "Game of Thrones," that aired Sunday, April 28, 2019. In the Associated Press' weekly "Wealth of Westeros" series, we're following the HBO fantasy show's latest plot twists and analyzing the economic and business forces driving the story. This week, Arya’s triumphant assassination of the king ice zombie has prompted an appreciation among us for the role of skills, in economics as well as medieval Westeros. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 5:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" has once again ridden a high body count to a record viewer count. Sunday's big-battle episode, the third of the final season, drew 17.8 million viewers either live on the network at 9 p.m., streamed, on-demand or in a rerun that aired later that night, the...
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Without taking questions from reporters about the Mueller report, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to board Marine One for the short trip to Joint Base Andrews then on to his estate in Palm Beach, Fla., at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Given all the attention it has received over the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report wasn't exactly appointment television viewing. The ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast networks and the cable's CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC collectively averaged...
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