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'NCIS' leads the way on quiet television week

Feb. 19, 2020 4:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two long-running television competitions, “American Idol" and “Survivor,” debuted new seasons this past week but it was another old reliable that beat them both. “NCIS,” where star Mark Harmon has been solving crimes since the series began on CBS in...

An employee of a local television channel shows a picture of slain journalist Aziz Memon on his mobile, after a demonstration to condemn his killing, in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The body of Memon was found dumped in a canal just hours after he went missing while on his way to work, police said Monday. His family said he was brutally killed but that they have no idea who was behind the slaying. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

Body of Pakistani reporter found hours after he went missing

Feb. 17, 2020 7:29 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a slain Pakistani journalist was found dumped in a canal just hours after he went missing while on his way to work, police said Monday. His family said he was brutally killed but that they have no idea who was behind the slaying. The 56-year-old Aziz Memon had worked...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 14, 2020 5:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Democratic presidential candidates Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Klobuchar; Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. ___ CBS' “Face the Nation" —...

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, photo, Black News Channel Chairman J.C. Watts discusses the launch of the nations only 24-hour news network during an interview in Tallahassee, Fla. The launch followed years of planning for former U.S. Rep. Watts, who likened it too giving birth to a child. It is also made possible by the backing of billionaire businessman and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)

National Black News Channel makes debut

Feb. 14, 2020 5:33 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts was beaming like a proud parent as he talked about the launch of Black News Channel — a project he's worked on for years to create what's now the nation's only 24-hour news network aimed at African Americans. He was sitting at the network's...

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax speaks during the 9th Annual wreath laying and  ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, in Washington. District Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria has tossed out a libel lawsuit filed by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax against CBS, who he accused of slanted reporting on sexual assault allegations levied against him. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria dismissed the case against CBS on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Judge dismisses lieutenant governor's libel suit against CBS

Feb. 11, 2020 6:43 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday tossed out a libel lawsuit filed by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax against a television network he accused of slanted reporting on sexual assault allegations against him. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria dismissed the lawsuit. But he declined to...

Statuary Hall, near the House floor, is set up for news media for the State of the Union address by President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fox News has best ratings since Trump election, inauguration

Feb. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The week President Donald Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial was Fox News Channel's best in the ratings since the weeks he was elected and inaugurated. The Nielsen company said Fox News averaged 4.27 million viewers in prime time last week, better than any network except for ABC,...

FILE - This undated file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Hasson, accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists. Hasson’s defense attorneys filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, less than two weeks after U.S. District Judge George Hazel sentenced the 50-year-old man to 160 months in prison. (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot appeals sentence

Feb. 11, 2020 2:42 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists is appealing his prison sentence of more than 13 years. Christopher Hasson’s defense attorneys filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday, less than...

FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, protesters rally outside the armed forces headquarters to mark World Press Freedom Day which was declared by the UN General Assembly in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine government’s chief lawyer is asking the Supreme Court to shut down the country’s largest TV network by revoking its operating franchises because of alleged constitutional violations, in a move critics call an attempt to muzzle the media. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File )

Philippine gov't asks court to shut down leading TV network

Feb. 10, 2020 5:56 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government’s chief lawyer asked the Supreme Court on Monday to shut down the country’s largest TV network by revoking its operating franchises because of alleged constitutional violations, in a move critics called an attempt to muzzle the media....

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 8, 2020 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Buttigieg; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. ___ CBS' “Face the...

President Donald Trump walks from the podium after he delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Viewership down sharply for Trump's State of the Union

Feb. 5, 2020 8:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Viewership was sharply down for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on most of the top television networks — except for Fox News Channel. The Nielsen company estimated that 37.2 million people watched Trump's speech live across 12 TV networks Tuesday night. That's...