Latest Jeff Alexander Stories

2009-04-12 12:24:23

A Good Friday Mass at the Vatican program was interrupted in Bucks County, Pa., by an advertisement for Girls Gone Wild, a Comcast spokesman says. Jeff Alexander, a spokesman for the cable TV company, blamed the early-morning TV incident on a required Emergency Alert System test, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. We're obliged to do emergency tests that are usually done in the overnight hours, Alexander said. The test automatically tunes viewers to a preselected channel offering emergency...

2008-07-08 12:00:42

By Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 8--Forget brain rot. You can actually learn stuff while watching TV -- and we're not just talking about PBS or the Discovery Channel, either. In Jeff Alexander's new book, "A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know From Watching Television," the 38-year-old, who lives in Minneapolis with his wife and young son, reveals countless lessons learned watching TV. The book's 14 chapters include Saved by the Bell:...

2008-07-07 06:00:00

By Gil Smart Associate Editor gsmart@lnpnews.com Comcast, as the commercial says, has you covered. When the federally mandated switch to all-digital broadcasting takes place next February, the cable giant says that analog customers running a cable straight from the wall into their TV won't miss a beat. But because of some changes Comcast itself is set to make, some might soon need one of those digital converter boxes after all. USA Today reported last month that by the end of...

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