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2008-08-27 12:00:58

By MIKE HUGHES For TV people, a busy summer is about to become busier. Political conventions loom. "The Olympics have pressed the conventions together," says David Bohrman, head of CNN's Washington bureau. Previous years had a one-week gap between them. Networks could gather their thoughts and their equipment. This time, by comparison: - On Sunday, NBC wraps up Olympic coverage. - The next day, the Democratic convention begins. Three days later, its final night moves to a...

2008-08-27 12:00:58

By STEVE TERRELL If you want to catch an hour of Democratic speeches and a little pundit analysis this week, tune into broadcast network TV -- that's KOB Channel 4, KOAT Channel 7 and KRQE Channel 13 locally -- Monday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. MDT. If you're more of a political junkie and want to watch hours on end of convention coverage, tune into your favorite cable news station virtually any time of day or night this week. And if you just want to hear comics poke fun...

2008-08-26 12:00:54

By Brian Stelter When Barack Obama accepts the Democratic Party nomination for president on Thursday before a capacity audience of 70,000 at Invesco Field, in Denver, an aerial camera will hover above the stadium turf, using a television technique normally applied at football games. The special camera angle - and CNN's decision to spend close to $100,000 on it - shows the steps that U.S. networks are willing to take to compete for viewers as the presidential campaigns move into the...

2008-08-26 00:00:24

By JESSICA HESLAM A crush of media that could reach up to 20,000 and will include a host of local broadcast notables is descending on Denver for this week's Obama Dem-fest - the biggest contingent of journalists ever to converge on the Mile High City. By comparison, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City drew 10,000 media members, while Pope John Paul II's visit to Denver more than a decade ago had 3,000. It adds up to mega-coverage, from print to online to TV and radio. The TV...

2008-08-25 18:00:27

Political humorist and U.S. talk show host Jon Stewart says the mainstream media is too cozy with candidates and passes along campaign "spin" too often. Appearing in Denver Monday at breakfast meeting with reporters before the start of the Democratic National Convention, the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" took jabs at the 24-hour cable news networks, calling them "gerbil wheels," CNN reported. He also said the 24-hour political news cycle created by cable channels such as CNN,...

2008-08-25 15:00:38

The Democratic National Convention will attract about 15,000 members of the media, all working to document the historic event. Here's a guide to watching those who will be watching Denver: Network news Major talent from the three major commercial networks, public television and three cable news outlets will work the DNC. NBC will feature such names as Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw and Andrea Mitchell appearing on studio-oriented news programs. They will occasionally join MSNBC's Keith...

2008-08-25 09:01:01

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MediaFLO USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated , has expanded its news coverage to include three new standalone full-time 24/7 news channels to its award-winning mobile TV service: CNBC and MSNBC from NBC Universal, and FOX News. The new channels significantly increase the amount of live breaking news and in-depth current affairs programming available to AT&T and Verizon Wireless subscribers and will launch in time for the...

2008-08-25 06:00:40

By Bruce Schwartz For the past two weeks, NBC was the only Games in town. But the next two weeks bring a game all the networks can play: politics. The Democrats gather today in Denver; the Republicans, next week in St. Paul. And each news organization will use all the tools and platforms at its disposal -- from Web to mobile reports, to radio and digital TV channels, to live blogs and Twitters -- to reach an audience. But in terms of TV air time, coverage is the same as it has been:...

2008-08-23 12:00:37

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News Saturday on TV Summer Olympics: NBC (Ch. 5) has coverage from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 6:30-11 p.m. and 11:30-4 a.m.; CNBC from 10 p.m.-midnight; MSNBC from 6-8 a.m.; Oxygen from 7-9 p.m.; and USA from 7-8 a.m. and 3-7 a.m. Little League World Series: International championship (10:30 a.m., Ch. 4); U.S. championship (1 p.m., Ch. 4) Primeval (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Giant prehistoric crocodiles are wreaking havoc. Dear Prudence (7 p.m., Hallmark): TV movie...

2008-08-22 18:00:26

NEW YORK - MSNBC talk show host Keith Olbermann is getting a new running mate, Rachel Maddow, who will follow Olbermann's "Countdown" with her own prime-time hour starting next month. Maddow, a political commentator who is heard daily on the Air America Radio network and has served as a guest host for Olbermann, will launch her MSNBC show Sept. 8, the network announced Wednesday. "The Rachel Maddow Show," billed as "a smart look at politics, pop culture and all the day's top stories,"...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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