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Articles tagged with 'tv'

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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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Black Friday brawls make Cyber Monday a cakewalk

Published Dec. 1, 2014

If you need a break from your online shopping today, you might want to take a peek at some Black Friday brawls and then thank your lucky stars for the invention of the Internet.

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The Found Footage Festival celebrates 10 years of terrible videos

Published Nov. 24, 2014

As the creators of the Found Footage Festival, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett are no strangers to bad ideas. And they'd have it no other way. For the past decade, that's exactly what Prueher, Pickett and the Found Footage Festival have done: showing people the best of the worst cheap VHS tapes the world has to offer, videos that can often make the tape from "The Ring" seem like a blissful rom-com.

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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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Don't expect major radio and TV changes after September

Published Sept. 19, 2014

As we roll through the last quarter of the year, we will notice very few changes for most media outlets as they maneuver and buckle in for the rest of the year. September is really the last month radio and TV stations will make strategic staffing or scheduling changes.

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"Shark Tank" is a great deal for my kid and yours

Published Sept. 4, 2014

The premise of "Shark Tank" is simple. Entrepreneurs make business presentations to a panel of potential investors. It's entertaining, real, honest and fun. And, it's a great watch for kids.

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Top 5 TV moments from Comic-Con

Published July 28, 2014

Culling from all of the headlines, sidebar stories and features the collective news outlets produced, here are the Top 5 TV moments from the San Diego Comic-Con.

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Late fringe programing is key for local TV ratings

Published June 30, 2014

The lead in, or the show on before the news, is usually considered to be the most important show to help boost the local viewership ratings. But, what's on during late fringe is a close second.

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Old-school media delivery can be better for households

Published Jan. 31, 2014

For those people who live closer to the broadcast tower, a smaller indoor antenna will work just fine. Besides the old bunny ears or hoop models, Antennas Direct offers a smaller, very cost effective model that will bring in as good as, or even better, picture that a cable service can.

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Jason Newton leaving Channel 12 for hometown post

Published Nov. 26, 2013

The Baltimore Sun reports today that WISN-TV anchorman Jason Newton has taken an anchor position at WBAL in his hometown of Baltimore. The station, like Channel 12 here, is owned by Hearst Television Inc.

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Milwaukee Food Festival?

Published Nov. 25, 2013

My wife watches "The Good Wife" and if you watched this past week's episode you saw what she saw, an explosion at the Milwaukee Food Festival.