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2021's notable moments on TV: Capitol riot, 'Rust,' Shatner

Dec. 06, 2021 13:42 PM EST

If a year can be accused of bait-and-switch, 2021 is fair game. It was reasonable to believe, or hope, that the pandemic would steadily recede in the rear-view mirror, that a White House transition might mean less political rancor, that America could honorably end its “forever...

Today in History

Nov. 08, 2021 00:09 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2021. There are 53 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 8, 2000, a statewide recount began in Florida, which emerged as critical in deciding...

In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

Oct. 21, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar white jeep drive by with Matt Lauer at the wheel. No waves, no hellos. Couric writes in her new memoir, “Going There,” that...

Matt Amodio's history-making run on TV's 'Jeopardy!' ends

Oct. 11, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All good things must come to an end and Matt Amodio's historic run on “Jeopardy!” did just that on Monday's show, leaving the Yale doctoral student with 38 wins and more than $1.5 million in prize money. Amodio failed to answer the Final Jeopardy!...

Mayim Bialik's 'Jeopardy!' goal: maintaining its integrity

Sep. 23, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayim Bialik knew she’d be busy around this time of year, but not this busy. Besides starting production on a new season of Fox's sitcom “Call Me Kat,” Bialik was recalled to duty as a “Jeopardy!” guest host — the result of the quiz show's...

'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

Sep. 16, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021. Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the same week that episodes filmed by ousted host Mike Richards are airing. ...

Norm Macdonald, former 'Saturday Night Live' comic, dies

Sep. 14, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died. Macdonald, who was 61, died Tuesday after having...

'Jeopardy!' begins season with already-ousted Richards

Sep. 13, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The very brief Mike Richards era on “Jeopardy!” began on Monday as the beleaguered game show dealt with the embarrassment of opening its 38th season with a host that its fans already know is toast. Richards stepped down as Alex Trebek's replacement...

Today in History

Sep. 10, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2021. There are 112 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 10, 1963, 20 Black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff...