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FILE - In this May 8, 2014, file photo, then Baylor University President Ken Starr testifies at the House Committee on Education and Workforce on college athletes forming unions. in Washington. President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. The team will also include Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

Jan. 18, 2020 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 17, 2020 6:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. ___ N BC's “Meet the Press" — Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. ___ CBS' “Face the Nation" — Rep. Jerrold...

In this Jan. 9, 2020 photo, clients wait to enter the DirecTV headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan President Maduro’s opponents want AT&T’s DirecTV unit to restore a number of channels it was required to take down from its lineup. But forcing AT&T to do the political bidding of Maduro’s foes could lead to retaliation and likely exit from a market where it has a whopping 44% market share. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors

Jan. 17, 2020 6:23 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Last April, as a military uprising roiled Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government ordered pay TV providers to immediately cease transmission of CNN and the BBC. DirecTV, which is wholly owned by AT&T, quickly obliged, yanking the two networks off the air as live images...

A DirectTV dish stands on home in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Venezuelan President Maduro’s opponents want AT&T’s DirecTV unit to restore a number of channels it was required to take down from its lineup. But forcing AT&T to do the political bidding of Maduro’s foes could lead to retaliation and likely exit from a market where it has a whopping 44% market share. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors

Jan. 17, 2020 6:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Last April, as a military uprising roiled Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government ordered pay TV providers to immediately cease transmission of CNN and the BBC. DirecTV, which is wholly owned by AT&T, quickly obliged, yanking the two networks off the air as live images...

File-This Dec. 19, 2019, file photo shows Jenna Garland appearing in court in Atlanta. The ex-aide of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has requested a new trial to appeal her conviction for violating the state's open records laws.  Garland previously served as press secretary under Reed. She was convicted in December on two misdemeanor counts after she directed a subordinate to “drag out” a records request that a local TV station had made. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP,File)

Aide of former Atlanta mayor wants new trial in records case

Jan. 17, 2020 5:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An ex-aide of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has requested a new trial to appeal her conviction for violating the state's open records laws. Jenna Garland previously served as press secretary under Reed. She was convicted in December on two misdemeanor counts after she directed a...

FOX News Channel's Bill Hemmer, anchor of news program Bill Hemmer Reports, poses for a photo on the set of his new show, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Hemmer takes over the 3 p.m. ET news hour that Shepard Smith vacated when he abruptly quit the network late last year. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Fox's Bill Hemmer replaces, but won't copy, Shepard Smith

Jan. 17, 2020 3:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Hemmer is not Shepard Smith, and no one should expect him to be. The 55-year-old news anchor is a familiar face to Fox News Channel viewers, and will jar none of them Monday when he takes over the 3 p.m. ET news hour that Smith vacated when he abruptly quit the network late last year....

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, MSNBC television anchor Rachel Maddow, host of

MSNBC's Maddow reaches record audience with Parnas interview

Jan. 17, 2020 11:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no apparent impeachment fatigue among viewers of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. Her prime-time show, which has been on for more than 11 years, had its largest audience ever when 4.5 million people watched Maddow's interview on Wednesday with Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani,...

The logo for NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, Peacock, is displayed on a computer screen on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. NBCUniversal is expected to unveil the price and other details about Peacock on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

NBC hopes 'free' makes Peacock stand out in streaming era

Jan. 16, 2020 8:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV. The service, Peacock, will debut April 15 for customers of Comcast, NBCUniversal's parent company....

FILE - In this March 29, 2016, photo, Joanna Gaines, left, and Chip Gaines pose for a portrait in New York to promote their home improvement show,

Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia network to debut on Oct. 4

Jan. 16, 2020 7:37 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines' new Magnolia cable network will debut on Oct. 4, with a dozen shows currently in production. It's a joint venture with the Discovery network, whose president, Allison Page, told a TV critics meeting Thursday that the “Fixer Upper” couple will...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks from the Senate Chamber after the delivery of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Trump's defenders to play to many audiences in Senate trial

Jan. 16, 2020 12:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions watching on television, 100 senators seated silently in the Capitol, one man in the Oval Office with a twitchy Twitter finger. President Donald Trump’s impeachment team will be trying to appeal to multiple audiences when it mounts a defense of the president in his Senate...