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Articles tagged with 'Television'

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Local bars flip off television

Published Dec. 6, 2014

Most bars in Milwaukee - and beyond - have a television or televisions. Originally, it was difficult to even come up with a few local bars without TVs, but eventually realized there are more than one might think.

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WISN wins sign-on to sign-off in latest sweep; WITI tops at 10 p.m.

Published Dec. 2, 2014

For the 10th consecutive November sweep, WISN-TV Ch. 12 has won the ratings contest with the best performance from sign-on to sign-off. The 3.68 average rating for the ABC affiliate brought in the most viewers for the latest measuring period that is used to set commercial airtime prices from now until May.

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Spoiling "The Walking Dead" and what TV shows should learn about social media

Published Dec. 2, 2014

This past Sunday, AMC dropped a spoiler on social media that seemingly had the same affect as an atomic bomb. A lot of fans of the hit zombie show "The Walking Dead" found out the death of a main character in a way that sometimes cannot be avoided: social media. The fans didn't find out from a few comments on Facebook or a bunch of tweets on Twitter, they found out from the official Facebook account of the show itself.

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Lena Dunham is not that kind of girl

Published Nov. 6, 2014

I've accepted the fact that people love to hate Lena Dunham. Now, to add to this ever-so-growing list of relentlessness, you might've read this online in the past couple of days: Dunham is a sex offender. Yes, rub those eyes and read again. But, come on, is she really? Nope.

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Travel Channel's "Food Paradise" points its camera at Cafe Bavaria

Published Nov. 5, 2014

The German-themed restaurant will be featured in an upcoming segment on the TV show "Food Paradise," a 30-minute food tour show seeking out the best places to find various dishes and cuisines across the country, focusing on a particular type of restaurant or food specialty in each episode.

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WISN surprises with an important piece that teaches real lessons

Published Nov. 4, 2014

On occasion, a local television station does something that has such an impact and is so vivid that I have to tip my hat. This tip goes to Toya Washington and WISN-TV for a piece that aired Monday night amid all the hoo-rah about the next day's election.

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Five questions with David Eigenberg of "Chicago Fire"

Published Sept. 18, 2014

Character actor David Eigenberg is likely best known for spending multiple seasons and two movies romancing Cynthia Nixon's Miranda Hobbes on the iconic HBO TV show "Sex and the City." Eigenberg's latest television project nowadays, however, is far from high fashion and high living in New York City. Instead of a fiery redhead, Eigenberg now co-stars with actual flames on NBC's "Chicago Fire."

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10 new TV shows to watch this fall

Published Sept. 13, 2014

A slew of promising new television shows of all sorts of genres will be premiering in the upcoming weeks. Each has their own goal to thrill, enlighten, sadden or even shock audiences. Of course, during every pilot season, there are shows that seem more promising than others and below are my picks of shows that seem the most likely not to get cancelled half way through the first season (but yet, you still never know).

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Amazon launches five new TV show pilots for you to rate

Published Aug. 28, 2014

Amazon.com - the prime retailer to buy cool things from the comfort of your own home instead of stepping inside a sketchy Wal-Mart or an overcrowded Target - has released five new original television show pilots today that lets you, the viewer, decide which one gets developed into a series.

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WITI and WISN both win May sweeps

Published May 26, 2014

As we wrap up our holiday weekend and get back to the regular routine, area TV stations' staffers are doing the same after pulling out all the stops to win the May sweeps period. May is a key time in TV land, as the latest sweep and its viewership numbers help set the advertising rates for the summer and into fall.

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Milwaukee one of five cities to premiere HBO's "The Normal Heart"

Published May 7, 2014

Two years ago, Milwaukee Film and HBO teamed up to bring the North American premiere of the Alex Gibney church sex scandal documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" to the Milwaukee Film Festival. The film was terrific, but perhaps best of all, the 2012 collaboration seems to spawned an equally terrific relationship between the two organizations, one that's bringing yet another premiere to town.

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Looking back on a year of television addiction

Published Jan. 2, 2014

I undoubtedly spend more time watching TV than any other activity in my life. So as the calendar changes to another year, I found myself reflecting on the past year of my TV viewing.

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Six questions for Jamie Hyneman of "Mythbusters"

Published Dec. 3, 2013

Stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are taking their hit show, "Mythbusters," on the road, and tomorrow night, their "Behind the Myths" tour arrives at the Milwaukee Theater. OnMilwaukee got a chance to talk to Hyneman and ask him about the show's most memorable myths.