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NBC's Tokyo Olympics viewership gets off to rough start

Jul. 27, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there's going to be a surge in viewership interest in the Tokyo Olympics, NBC Universal is still waiting. For three straight nights, viewership for the Tokyo Games has been down more than 30% compared to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, and the...

Belarus labels Polish-funded TV channel extremist

Jul. 27, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Belarus on Tuesday declared a Polish-funded television channel that extensively covered last year's anti-government protests in the country extremist, the latest move in a sweeping crackdown on independent media and civil society activists. ...

Hearing exposes TV viewers to blunt language, racial slurs

Jul. 27, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who watched the first day of a House investigation into the Jan. 6 uprising at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday were exposed to the sort of blunt language, including profanity and racial slurs, rarely heard on daytime television. The hearing featured...

NBC estimates 17 million in US saw opening of Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 25, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 17 million people in the United States watched the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics held in a largely empty stadium, down 36% from the kickoff to the Rio de Janeiro Games five years ago. The 17 million includes people who watched the...

Low oxygen levels off coast raise fears of marine dead zones

Jul. 24, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low oxygen levels measured off the coast of Oregon and Washington are raising concerns of large “dead zones” that could decimate crabs and bottom-dwelling fish within them. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week that...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 23, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. ___ CBS’...

Home manufacturer sued for alleged racism, discrimination

Jul. 23, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Two former employees of a home manufacturing company in eastern Oregon have filed a lawsuit saying they endured anti-Black racism and discrimination, and then were fired after reporting the incidents to managers. The lawsuit was filed in federal...

NBA Finals up over last year, but post 4th-lowest average

Jul. 21, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television ratings for the NBA Finals and playoffs posted sizable increases over last year. But that was the only good news for the NBA as far as viewer numbers. According to Nielsen, the NBA and ABC, the six-game series between the Milwaukee Bucks and...

O'Reilly accuser's appearance on 'The View' stopped by order

Jul. 21, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “The View” canceled a planned appearance Wednesday by a woman who settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly, after the former Fox News Channel personality sought and received a restraining order against her. O'Reilly accused his...

Shootings during Milwaukee NBA Finals celebrations wound 3

Jul. 21, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two shootings left three people wounded in downtown Milwaukee early Wednesday as crowds celebrated the Milwaukee Bucks' first NBA championship in 50 years, police said. The shootings happened about 12:42 a.m. at two locations near Water Street, police...