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A defining image: Rittenhouse nearly crumbles out of picture

Nov. 19, 2021 23:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As the last of five “not guilty” verdicts were read aloud on Friday, Kyle Rittenhouse shook with sobs and collapsed, nearly falling out of sight of the television camera fixed on him in a Wisconsin courtroom. It was instantly the defining image of...

Fox's 'The Five' scores rare win for daytime; NFL takes top

Nov. 09, 2021 21:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's prime-time lineup gets plenty of attention, but, lately, the network's viewers have been drawn to an early-bird special. In October, Fox's “The Five” eclipsed every show on cable news in popularity for the first time ever, the...

Sinclair hit by ransomware attack, TV stations disrupted

Oct. 18, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates dozens of TV stations across the U.S., said Monday that some of its servers and work stations were encrypted with ransomware and that data was stolen from its network. The company said it started investigating Saturday and on...

Myanmar leader says ASEAN blind to opposition's violence

Oct. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Myanmar’s military-installed government said Monday that other Southeast Asian countries should share responsibility for failing to help quell the violence that has engulfed his nation since the army seized power in February. Senior Gen....

Newsy expands, bets on appetite for more news, less politics

Oct. 04, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the expansion of its Newsy service this week, the E.W. Scripps Co. is betting that consumers have an appetite for more news, instead of just talk about news. Newsy, primarily seen now online and through streaming services, is expanding its...

Pat Robertson steps down as host of long-running '700 Club'

Oct. 01, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Pat Robertson, who turned a tiny Virginia television station into a global religious broadcasting network, is stepping down after a half-century running the “700 Club” on daily TV, the Christian Broadcasting Network announced on Friday. ...

NBC dominates in premiere week for TV's broadcast networks

Sep. 28, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC opened the new television season with a dominant week against its rivals, and it wasn't just football that was responsible. The network's Sunday night football franchise was by far last week's most-watched prime time program, as it traditionally is...

Polish regulators renew license for Discovery-owned channel

Sep. 22, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s broadcasting regulators extended the license of Discovery Inc.-owned TVN24 at the last moment Wednesday but also adopted a resolution to pressure the American company to sell its majority stake in the TV news channel, which airs coverage that is critical of...

Long-running 'COPS' show revived for Fox Nation service

Sep. 13, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Media is reviving the long-running TV series “COPS” for its Fox Nation streaming service as part of a pitch to entice police, firefighters and other first responders to sign up for the service. Fox Nation will debut four episodes of the...

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

Sep. 08, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open...