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Nielsen list illustrates power of franchises for networks

May. 17, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it's instructive to look at the power of network franchises. Of the Nielsen company's 20 most popular scripted series on the air last week, 12...

ABC tries something brave: drama with journalist as hero

May. 17, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

ABC is bringing actress Hilary Swank and the writer of the 2015 Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” together for a new drama about a journalist working in Alaska. The Thursday series “Alaska” headlines a fall schedule announced Tuesday that also includes an hourlong celebrity...

Press secretary hopes her rise helps kids 'dream bigger'

May. 17, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Karine Jean-Pierre, the new White House press secretary, hopes she can inspire young people to “dream big and dream bigger” now that she has broken a barrier by becoming the first Black and gay woman to be chief spokesperson for the president of the United States. ...

Iran state TV says 2 French nationals arrested over protests

May. 17, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of two French citizens, saying they met with protesting teachers and took part in an anti-government rally. The report identified the two as Cecile Kohler, 37, and Chuck Paris, 69, and said they were not on a...

NBC, Fox offer fall television plans, to a point amid change

May. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Something was missing when Fox announced its plans for the fall television season: a schedule. It was one of several signs of how the business has changed since networks resumed their annual glitzy presentations for advertisers, which had been suspended because of...

Column: Maple Leafs now at 55 years since last championship

May. 16, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

As soon as the NHL expanded to more than six teams, and television sets started showing games in color, the Toronto Maple Leafs were in trouble. Once again, the hockey playoffs are moving on to the second round without the Maple Leafs, who will be watching the rest of the postseason...

Fox tries something new by holding release of fall schedule

May. 16, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Something was missing Monday when Fox announced its plans for the fall television season — a schedule. Fox Entertainment CEO Charles Collier said that the network was trying a “new approach” and giving equal weight to its Tubi streaming service by not...

Ex-Seattle safety Earl Thomas arrested over protective order

May. 14, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been arrested in Texas more than two weeks after a warrant was issued over an alleged violation of a protective order. Beaumont, Texas, television station KBMT reported Thomas was arrested Friday in Orange, where he...

News executive Richard Wald, who helped build ABC News, dies

May. 14, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Wald, a longtime journalist who helped build ABC News into a powerhouse following a career in newspapers, has died. He was 92. Wald suffered a stroke either Sunday night or Monday morning and never regained consciousness before dying Friday at a hospital in...

PBS' Judy Woodruff plans to step down as 'NewsHour' anchor

May. 14, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judy Woodruff says she'll be stepping down as anchor of PBS' nightly “NewsHour” program at the end of the year. Woodruff, 75, said she will report longer pieces for “NewsHour” and do other projects and specials for public television, at least through the...