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Articles tagged with 'Television'

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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.

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OnMilwaukee.com recommends, Nov. 2, 2013

Published Nov. 2, 2013

It's an eclectic batch of recommendations from the OnMilwaukee.com staff this weekend, from computer repair to tasty scotch to a classic news program. The only thing they all have in common? We really like them all. We hope you'll do the same.

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Missing Milwaukee woman a story made for national TV

Published Oct. 24, 2013

It's not often that I am surprised by the television media. Generally speaking I think both the local and national media are pretty predictable. That's why I am stunned that CNN, Fox News, big Chicago stations, and you can also throw in a few of those tabloid newspapers aren't camped out in Milwaukee covering the case of Kelly Dwyer.

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A chat with Milwaukee Film Festival honoree Paul Attanasio

Published Oct. 4, 2013

Before screenwriter Paul Attanasio gets peppered with questions Saturday night at "An Evening with Paul Attanasio" at the Oriental Theatre, OnMilwaukee got a chance to ask him some of our own about his career, the state of film and TV and the state of a certain local baseball team to which he might have some family ties.

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Five successful moves from the small screen to the big screen

Published July 2, 2013

Even though most moves from the small screen to the big screen have audiences wishing they could change the channel, there have been a fair amount of winners as well. Here are five examples of television-film synergy at its finest.

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Why did we watch "Skywire?"

Published June 24, 2013

Last night, I got roped into (pun intended) the Discovery Channel special featuring Nik Wallenda tight-rope walking over a portion of the Grand Canyon. Maybe you did, too. Maybe you are also asking yourself, as I am, for those two hours of your life back.

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Two Milwaukee designers to compete on "Project Runway"

Published June 21, 2013

Two Milwaukee designers will be featured on Season 12 of Lifetime's "Project Runway," it was announced today: former Pfister Artist-in-Residence Timothy Westbrook and Miranda Levy, a UW-Milwaukee graduate and native of Wilton, Wis.

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TV loyalty

Published May 17, 2013

I watched the series finale of "The Office" last night, but before I did, I had to blow through the previous five episodes gathering dust on my DVR. In the end, it was worth the night of marathon television, but when I think about the entire final season of "30 Rock," also unwatched on my DVR, I wonder when I'll get around to it.

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Sagal talks music, "Sons Of Anarchy" and "shedding Peg"

Published April 13, 2013

Katey Sagal is a well-known actress but she's also a talented singer. She will share her music at the Riverside Theater on Friday, April 19 followed by a Q&A with the audience after the performance. Recently, OnMilwaukee.com had the pleasure of interviewing Sagal on the 25th anniversay of the pilot episode of "Married With Children."

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Cast of "The Walking Dead" brings Riverside crowd to life

Published Feb. 18, 2013

The cast and crew of AMC's hit television show are used to working with stumbling, lifeless corpses. Rowdy, liquored up Milwaukeeans, on the other hand, are a very different story. At least that's the way it seemed as a large crowd of vocal fans welcomed TV's zombie fighters to the Riverside Saturday night.

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Simple charms shine bright in "A Kodachrome Christmas"

Published Dec. 13, 2012

Cable access channels are pretty much the same, but if you channel surf enough you might get lucky and stumble across Earlene Hoople, the Queen of Rural Media. Earlene is Milwaukee's own John McGivern who, with Pat Hazell, created "A Kodachrome Christmas" as a gift of laughter for all of Milwaukee.