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Impeachment saga is a quick TV moment after hours of talk

Dec. 13, 2019 3:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For a few moments, most of the talking ceased, replaced by simple recitations of “aye" or “no.” The House Judiciary Committee's vote Friday on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump made for a short and solemn television show, in contrast to hours of...

NFL, NCAA football fuel Fox TV's win of the prime-time week

Dec. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by both college and pro football, Fox won a rare title as champ of the broadcast week among networks. Fox's Thursday night NFL airing of the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears was the week's top show of any kind with 18.23 million viewers, and its broadcast of the Big 10 title game...

Family honors Florida UPS driver slain in police shootout

Dec. 9, 2019 7:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Family and friends honored on Monday a UPS driver who was killed in a shootout between Florida police and the robbery suspects who had hijacked his delivery truck. Loved ones filed by Frank Ordonez's open casket at a Miami funeral home to pay respects to the 27-year-old driver. Some UPS...

Broadcast TV shut out of Globe nods, Netflix edges HBO

Dec. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn't: The traditional broadcast networks were completely shut out in all 55 nominations. It was a crowning moment for Netflix, and not just for the jeweled one on Queen Elizabeth's head. The...

November sweeps victory makes NBC the king of network TV

Dec. 4, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...

The Latest: 4 more anti-government Iraqi protesters killed

Nov. 29, 2019 2:03 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 10 p.m. Iraqi officials say four protesters were killed amid ongoing violence in Baghdad and southern Iraq, hours after Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced his intention to resign. Security and hospital officials say one...

High winds ground balloons during Philadelphia parade

Nov. 28, 2019 12:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — High winds have grounded the large balloons during the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that vice president Mike Monsell of parade broadcaster WPVI-TV said early Thursday morning that none of the 15 giant balloons were expected to take...

Hong Konger complains to UK about China TV forced confession

Nov. 28, 2019 10:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who says he was detained and tortured by Chinese police for information on protesters complained on Wednesday to U.K. regulators that China’s state TV channel aired his forced confession. Simon Cheng also says in his complaint to...

Hearings great for cable news, less so for broadcast

Nov. 26, 2019 6:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Five days of impeachment hearings were a boon to programmers and accountants at the cable news networks. For the big broadcasters, not so much. The daytime hearing audience ranged from a high of 13.8 million on opening day to a low of 11 million on the third day, the Nielsen company said....

For some rural US TV viewers, local news is anything but

Nov. 24, 2019 10:18 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Dianne Johnson channel-surfs for news in her rural western Nebraska home, all she sees are stories about Colorado crime and car crashes from a Denver television station more than 200 miles away. It’s frustrating for the 61-year-old rancher, who wants to know the latest...