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post #43621 of 93826
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Perhaps Keith could also explain why the ratings of the NBS Sunday night NFL pre-game shows are so weak.

I guess I am in the minority - I like the NFL pre-game show on NBC quite a bit - if there's a game still going on thats' close, I record the NBC pre-game show, then I fast-forward through the commercials. Otherwise, if the games around 7 are blowouts, I'll just switch to NBC.
post #43622 of 93826
TBSHD tonite 10:00-11:00 is showing Family Guy "Blue Harvest"....if your a Star Wars fan at all u dont need to have ever even seen a FG episode....this ones a classic.
post #43623 of 93826
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Business Notes
Comcast COO Steve Burke:

No Problem Disabling Fast Forward So Ads Could be Watched
By Chuck Ross, TVWeek.com, October 26, 2009

Rumor has it this is the guy likely to replace Jeff Zucker if/when Comcast gains controlling interest in NBC/Uni. Burke has a background from the media production side being at Disney for awhile.


Regarding commercials, I love the E-Trade bits, the one where the group of babies makes fun of the one who uses his father's broker is hilarious, the expressions they get on the baby's(s) faces is priceless.
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I'd be willing to bet FNC's advertisers and owner could care less about KO's math. Besides, in KO's mind he's #1, so all else is irrelevant. BTW, did you have his baby yet?
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

I doubt CNN makes any serious changes in its primetime lineup until Larry King announces his retirement. But there's no doubt that Lou Dobbs and Campbell Brown need to get canned, and Anderson Cooper should probably have the 9pm time slot.

Anderson Cooper's show would probably get a lot more viewers if he focused more on actual news and less on sensationalist (and pointless) crime/courtroom news.

Its odd, but the times that I have watched CNN at 8pm, it always seemed as if C Brown didn't want to be there. I think she still wants to have the spot next to Laurer on The Today Show.

I agree about AC 360.
post #43626 of 93826
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Regarding commercials, I love the E-Trade bits, the one where the group of babies makes fun of the one who uses his father's broker is hilarious, the expressions they get on the baby's(s) faces is priceless.

I've actually begun watching a few commercials and those are among the best. I depend on the DVR more for time-shifting than skipping ads. Don't get me wrong, I like FF, but it's not a deal-breaker. The notebook is usually on my lap, so I'm surfing and watching at the same time anyway.
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

... Anderson Cooper's show would probably get a lot more viewers if ...

... they replaced him with Aaron Brown.

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Originally Posted by tomhunter8 View Post

Maybe if they made more creative and interesting commercials people would choose to watch them on their own. I stop fast forwarding and back up to watch the Travelers commercial with the dog trying to hide his bone all the time because I really enjoy it.

I haven't seen that one, but I love the Mac vs PC ads. For a while I used to watch the Target Ads because of how well shot they were.
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(From Marc Berman's October 26, 2009, Programming Insider newsletter and blog at Mediaweek.com)
http://pifeedback.com/eve/forums/a/t...0152#271100152
Friday's Nielsen Cable Finals
(posted by Travis Yanan)

Monk
- 5.419 million viewers
- 3.3/6 HH
- 1.5/5 A18-49

White Collar (71 minutes)
- 5.400 million viewers
- 3.5/7 HH
- 1.4/4 A18-49

Suite Life on Deck
- 5.181 million viewers
- 3.0/5 HH
- 0.8/3 A18-49
- 4.6/19 T12-17
- 6.3/23 K2-11

Wizards of Waverly Place
- 4.393 million viewers
- 2.6/5 HH
- 0.8/3 A18-49
- 3.6/16 T12-17
- 5.4/20 K2-11

Stargate Universe
- 2.015 million viewers
- 1.3/2 HH
- 0.8/3 A18-49

Sanctuary
- 1.694 million viewers
- 1.1/2 HH
- 0.5/2 A18-49

College Football: Rutgers-Army (8pm, 189 minutes)
- 1.634 million viewers
- 1.0/2 HH
- 0.4/2 A18-49


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Note: Previous overnight ratings are available at Marc Berman's Programmers Insider blog:

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post #43630 of 93826
Same here with the Target ads, the recent Visio ads have loads of color in them, an audio/visual treat. Some of the car ads are good as well, the MB ad with the window crashing is good for a few looks.
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(From Marc Berman's October 26, 2009, Programming Insider newsletter and blog at Mediaweek.com)
http://pifeedback.com/eve/forums/a/t.../592100052/p/6
Thursday's Nielsen Broadcast Finals
(posted by Travis Yanan)

Ghost Whisperer CBS
- 8.587 million viewers
- 5.3/10 HH
- 2.1/7 A18-49

Medium
CBS
- 8.485 million viewers
- 5.2/9 HH
- 2.1/7 A18-49

Numb3rs
CBS
- 8.181 million viewers
- 5.2/9 HH
- 1.8/6 A18-49

Dateline (61 minutes)
NBC
- 7.825 million viewers
- 5.2/9 HH
- 1.7/5 A18-49

Law & Order
NBC
- 7.237 million viewers
- 4.7/9 HH
- 1.5/5 A18-49

The Jay Leno Show (59 minutes)
NBC
- 6.216 million viewers
- 4.1/8 HH
- 1.4/5 A18-49

20/20
ABC
- 5.720 million viewers
- 3.9/7 HH
- 1.6/5 A18-49

Supernanny
ABC
- 4.526 million viewers
- 3.1/6 HH
- 1.1/4 A18-49

Ugly Betty
ABC
- 4.419 million viewers
- 3.0/5 HH
- 1.2/4 A18-49

Smallville
CW
- 2.466 million viewers
- 1.6/3 HH
- 1.1/3 A18-49
- 1.0/4 A18-34
- 0.7/3 W18-34

Brothers (31 minutes)
Fox
- 2.347 million viewers
- 1.4/3 HH
- 0.8/3 A18-49

Dollhouse
Fox
- 2.089 million viewers
- 1.3/2 HH
- 0.8/3 A18-49

Til Death (29 minutes)
Fox
- 1.914 million viewers
- 1.1/2 HH
- 0.6/2 A18-49

America's Next Top Model (R)
CW
- 1.052 million viewers
- 0.7/1 HH
- 0.5/1 A18-49
- 0.5/2 A18-34
- 0.7/3 W18-34


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Note: Previous overnight ratings are available at Marc Berman's Programmers Insider blog:

http://pifeedback.com/eve/forums/a/t...51/m/460103871
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TV Notes
JFK Assassination Film on National Geographic

(National Geographic Channel news release)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF JFK'S ASSASSINATION WITH POWERFUL TWO-HOUR DOCUMENTARY CULLED FROM HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF RARELY SEEN NEWS FOOTAGE

"The Lost JFK Tapes" Reconstructs Minute-by-Minute Drama of Tragic Event Through Local TV News Reports, Audio Recordings and Home Movies

"There are few events in our national life that so unite Americans, so touch the hearts of all of us as the passing of a president of the United States. Such misfortunes have befallen the nation on other occasions but never more shockingly than two days ago."
-- Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States

The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination premieres Monday, November 23, 2009, at 9 PM ET/PT

(WASHINGTON, D.C. -- OCTOBER 26, 2009)
Certain images have become emblazoned on our national memory of President John F. Kennedy's assassination: Jackie Kennedy's bloodstained pink suit; Abraham Zapruder's grainy 8 mm color home movie of the president being struck; solemn newscasters announcing the "sad and terrible hour" of his death; John Jr. saluting his father's casket -- poignant images that symbolize the nation's horrific loss of a beloved president.

To mark the anniversary of JFK's assassination on November 22, 1963, National Geographic Channel has combed through hundreds of hours of news footage, radio reports, audio recordings and home movies not widely seen that captured history as it was chaotically unfolding and has assembled them together to retell the events of that day. This unique eyewitness material was first stored by local news stations in Dallas/Fort Worth and then preserved by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which is dedicated to chronicling the life, death and legacy of President Kennedy.

Now this rarely seen archival footage has been digitally captured, electronically restored and assembled into a detailed timeline in the two-hour documentary special The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination, premiering Monday, November 23, 2009, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel.

This close-up view features film of the limited security surrounding Kennedy as he waded into crowds upon arrival in Dallas, as well as his chilling remarks the morning of the assassination. It also captures the real-time horror of parade-goers who witnessed the killing; the out-of-breath local newsmen reporting the breaking news bulletin; the ongoing on-air speculation over who fired the fatal shots; the priest who describes administering last rites to the president; and investigators swarming inside the sixth floor Texas School Book Depository after shots rang out -- with a TV photographer following their actions.

In addition, the documentary reveals the tense drama of Lee Harvey Oswald beyond the infamous shooting scene -- how Oswald was paraded in front of reporters for a press conference held at Dallas police headquarters; how Jack Ruby was able to get close to him without difficulty; how the chaos continued after his shooting as his body was placed in an ambulance -- all caught on camera. This rare footage, along with the home movies, radio reports and audio recordings, gives viewers the experience of seeing history unfold before their eyes in an unexpected version of an iconic event -- the definitive record of the footage available.

"While some of this footage has been seen before, I have never seen it put together in such a riveting, compelling manner, which truly captures the drama of what happened in Dallas and the effect it had on the whole nation," commented Gary Mack, curator of The Sixth Floor Museum. "Watching this film, you feel like you are actually transported back to that fateful day, in real time, and witnessing history live."

Some of the events the film portrays in minute-by-minute detail include:

8:45 AM, FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
President Kennedy leaves the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, where he spent his last night, and addresses the parking lot crowd across the street. We'll hear excerpts from his last speech at a Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast, where he jokes about being the man who accompanies the fashionable Mrs. Kennedy, saying, "Nobody wonders what Lyndon and I wear!"

11:40 AM, DALLAS LOVE FIELD.
Watch local coverage as Air Force One touches down at Dallas Love Field and a radiant Jackie Kennedy emerges in her iconic pink suit. Follow Kennedy's motorcade from Love Field in a parade through the downtown streets of Dallas -- the sidewalks packed with about 200,000 well-wishers. Robert Huffaker, a reporter for a local station, described the scene at the time as "A completely overwhelming welcome for the president. There was no danger whatsoever ...."

12:30 PM. SHOTS FIRED, DEALEY PLAZA.
Little did Huffaker know that just minutes later, after Kennedy's motorcade turned into Dealey Plaza, three shots would ring out, fatally wounding the president. What began as a day of patriotic fervor turned immediately into a day of "indescribable horror." Hear from shell-shocked parade-goers, including Abraham Zapruder, the man who shot an 8 mm color home movie considered the most "complete" footage of the assassination, who describes on local television what he saw, saying, "I heard a shot and [President Kennedy] slumped to the side like this. Then I heard another shot or two ... and I saw his head practically open up, all blood and everything .... That's about all. I'm just sick." In an interview with kids on her lap, another spectator, Gayle Newman, describes the dire scene, saying, "[President Kennedy] grabbed his ear and blood just started gushing out. And my husband said quick get down and I grabbed the baby and we ran."

Shortly after 1:30 p.m., local reporter Bill Hampton announces, "It's official now, the president is dead. Women here in shock, some fainted. Grown men, Secret Service men standing by the emergency room, tears streaming down their face."

1:15 PM. MANHUNT BEGINS.
Watch as investigators are led to the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building where Lee Harvey Oswald, a 24-year-old admitted pro-communist, was apparently reportedly waiting for the president. In mere minutes, when a rifle and emptied shells are discovered, the manhunt for the president's assassin begins. Within 35 minutes, a police car reports by radio that the driver is on the way to headquarters with the suspect.

2:15 PM. LYNDON JOHNSON SWORN IN.
At 2:38 p.m, Judge Sarah T. Hughes of Dallas swears in Vice President Lyndon Johnson as president with Jackie Kennedy at his side, still wearing her bloodstained suit. Listen as Johnson places a private phone call from Air Force One to Kennedy's mother, Rose, to offer his condolences. Five days later at a joint session of Congress, Johnson would state, "All I have, I would have given gladly, not to be standing here today. No words are sad enough to express our sense of loss."

AFTERMATH:
Viewers will see news reporters camp out at Dallas police headquarters to get the latest information on Oswald, who is paraded back and forth before the press and repeatedly requests legal representation. Listen in on the infamous Midnight Press Conference and later see nightclub owner Jack Ruby, Oswald's eventual killer, lurking in the police hallway as Oswald is escorted through. Two days later, on November 24, watch as Oswald is about to be transferred to the county jail and Jack Ruby brazenly shoots him in the stomach on live television.

The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination
allows us to better understand the chaos, shock, horror and resolve of a nation during one of the 20th century's most defining moments, as it happened. One reporter's affecting words that day may still strike a chord in a generation looking back today: "Mr. President, may we say one last goodnight ... we can still see your bright smile and your vigorous stride .... Good night, Mr. President, good night."

For more information, visit natgeotv.com.
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TV Sports
Yankees help give baseball a ratings boost, even against NFL

By Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY, Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fox got Tiger Woods in the World Series. Or at least the closest MLB can come to such a TV ratings-mover — the New York Yankees.

Consider that the Yankees' ALCS series-clinching win over the Los Angeles Angels Sunday night outdrew an NFL game.

That Yankees' victory drew a 11.4 overnight — translating to 11.4% of TV households in the 56 urban TV markets measured for overnights — as baseball eked out a ratings win over NBC's prime-time Arizona Cardinals-New York Giants game. (In New York, the Yankees drew 26.4% of households to the Giants' 9.3%.) And it's not like NBC had a dud: The 10.4 overnight for Arizona's 24-17 win was up 44% from NBC's comparable coverage of a Seattle-Tampa Bay NFL game last year that ran opposite MLB action.

But with the Yankees — and a solid supporting actor in defending champion Philadelphia — be wary about claims that baseball could somehow be closing in on the NFL's on-air popularity.

It's not. Consider that Fox's six-game ALCS averaged 6.5% of U.S. TV households. That's pretty good: Up 35% from Fox's comparable coverage of its five-game NLCS last season.

But that 6.5% game average isn't up in the NFL TV stratosphere. Consider the national ratings the NFL's TV carriers are averaging so far: NBC at 11.9%, followed by Fox (10.8%), CBS (10.2%) and ESPN, whose 9.4% average rating doesn't even include viewers getting ESPN's simultaneous coverage on local TV stations of teams playing on Monday nights.

And MLB's playoffs, predictably, seem a bit less mediagenic when the Yankees aren't in the picture. TBS averaged 3.8% of U.S. TV households for its five-game Philadelphia-L.A. Dodgers NLCS, down 17% from its coverage last year of the seven-game Tampa Bay-Boston ALCS.

Still, Fox Sports president Ed Goren Monday said the network is about to enjoy "the biggest year-to-year improvement (in TV ratings) in Series history."

Which might sound like a dramatic prediction, but really isn't. Last year, Fox's World Series lasted only five games and included small-market Tampa Bay. The result: Fox averaged an all-time Series low of 8.4% of U.S. TV households. (One more comparison if you aren't already dizzy: Fox's record-low Series average last year still managed to tie the 8.4% average rating for the L.A. Lakers win in last spring's NBA Finals.)

Meaning? TV baseball is looking pretty strong these days. Just like TV golf is when Tiger Woods is in contention on Sundays.

Spice rack

Fox's Joe Buck will work his 12th TV World Series, tying Vin Scully and Curt Gowdy for the most-ever Series appearances for a play-by-play announcer. (Buck's partner, TimMcCarver, is the all-time leader with 20.) Buck, on the idea a near-generation of fans know only his Series calls: "To that generation I say, 'sorry.' "

… Colorful White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, being added to Fox's World Series pregame and postgame shows, sounds ready: "We're just going to talk about baseball and that's the only thing I know in my life so that makes it easier." And his sometimes off-color language, he says, won't be a problem: "I only curse when the Chicago media is around me."

On tap

TNT's NBA coverage starts Tuesday with Boston at Cleveland and the debut of Kevin McHale as a TNT/NBA TV analyst. TNT's Charles Barkley, on David Letterman's CBS Late Show Monday, after being asked if he's pumped to get back to work: "Not really. If I could just stay on vacation all the time I would." There are different ways to approach saving for retirement.

… To hype its TheLegend of Jimmy The GreekSnyder documentary debuting Nov. 10, ESPN that day will reunite Irv Cross, Phyllis George and BrentMusburger— Snyder's colleagues from CBS' NFL coverage in the 1980s — on various ESPN shows throughout that day. Talk about history coming to life — and in high-def.

P.S.

Brooke Hundley, the 22 year-old ESPN production assistant whose affair with ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips led to his announced firing Sunday, has lost her job. ESPN's Mike Soltys said Monday only that Hundley had been fired.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colum...s_N.htm?csp=34
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Business Notes
Honeymoon Over? Or Just Begun?
Verizon Reports 3Q09

From theeveningbridge.com

Verizon's 3Q report today had commentators scrambling for a position as great, bad and mediocre featured in the responses. For its part, Verizon's press folks saw the quarter as strong continued cash flow fueled by wireless and FiOS growth.

Indeed, Verizon Wireless added 1.2 million net new customers - a factor which led Bernstein Research analysts to laud both the wireless growth ("much higher than expectations") and the boom in data use.

But all was not roses in the Verizon numbers. The big telco saw slowing of several key growth metrics in the third quarter. In a nutshell: The company added 191,000 net new FiOS TV subs ... a long, long way from the 300,000 added in the second quarter; earnings per share dipped to 41¢, down from 3Q08 earnings of 59¢; and fixed access line customers declined to 18,960 thousand (down 12.3% from 3Q08) as overall profits fell 9%.

Still, there was that jump in Verizon's wireless customers - 25.7% to 89 million. In addition, FiOS ARPU saw a 12.6% increase and data revenues jumped by 48.1%.


Overall the company reported $23.1 billion in cash flow from operations through the first nine months of 2009, up $3.2 billion, or 16%.

For the longer terms, the most positive news in the mix was Verizon's plans to introduce two Google Android phones before the end of the year ... a key point in combating AT&T's current (but perhaps not for much longer) lock on the iPhone.
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TV Q&A
Ask Matt
Where Will Lost End Up?

By Matt Roush, TV Guide Senior Critic, October 26, 2009

Send all questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me at twitter.com/roushTVGuideMag

Question: So we've just seen the mid-season finale for Psych, but Monk has new episodes still coming. Are they going to run Monk straight through since this is the last season without taking the mid-season break that they usually do? Monk and Psych usually run together, so seeing one end while one is continuing made me curious. This may be something you guys talked about and I just missed it, but I thought I'd ask.Bea

Matt Roush: Yes, the game plan is to run Monk in its final season straight through, and the reason it's continuing without Psych is so USA Network can maximize the interest in saying goodbye to Monk by using it to help launch its newest series, White Collar. Sounds like a smart strategy to me.

That works for me. They've traded one show I like for another that continues the USA trend.

How long will it be before USA have original new programming every night of the week? They are really on a roll at the moment and almost have enough content to do that.

They could easily compete with CW (and surpass) on a nightly basis if they made the effort. The OTA availability is being wasted on CW.
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Heck, they soon might be able to easily compete with parent NBC.

I certainly am watching more USA shows than those on the mothership these days.
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Critic’s Notes
Congrats, Parents:
TV Viewing by Kids Reaches 8-Year High

By Brian Lowry, Variety, in his “BLTV” blog, Mon, October 26, 2009

Babysitter? We don't need no stinkin' babysitter -- not while we still have a TV!

Nielsen just issued a release stating that children's TV viewing is an eight-year high, with kids age 2-5 now spending "more than 32 hours a week on average in front of a TV screen. The older segment of that group (ages 6-11) spend a little less time, about 28 hours per week watching TV, due in part that they are more likely to be attending school for longer hours."

Frankly, this probably isn't as alarming as it sounds. Most of us baby boomers watched way too much TV as kids, too, and it's not like we turned out to be a bunch of overweight couch potatoes with health problems and a slightly jaundiced view of the world.

Oh, whoops.

The interesting factoid here is that kids are still watching so much TV despite the influx of video games, DVDs and space-age toys at their disposal. Given that I know parents who won't let their kids watch anything but DVDs -- the best way to exercise complete control over the content they see, short of forcing them to go outside and play -- it's surprising that viewing has actually continued to rise.

Then again, TV has a wider variety of channels now aimed at kids -- at younger ages -- than ever before, despite some medical studies suggesting that children's screen exposure ought to be limited until they're old enough to fully process what they're seeing.

On the plus side, Nielsen's latest data should offer hope and consolation to many parents who doubtless feel guilty about parking their tots in front of the tube for extended stretches.

Think you're doing a bad job? Hey, guess what: Other people are doing even worse.

http://weblogs.variety.com/bltv/2009...year-high.html
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I'd be willing to bet FNC's advertisers and owner could care less about KO's math. Besides, in KO's mind he's #1, so all else is irrelevant. BTW, did you have his baby yet?

I'll bet they couldn't
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"Herbert Hoover: Landslide" in HD on PBS

This is great! If you missed it tonight, check for reruns later in the week.
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TV Notes
Tuesday’s TV Talk Show Guests:
Sting performs on 'Today'

From the Los Angeles Times’ “Show Tracker” blog
(Note: times are generally ET/PT. Sports are PT. For PBS show start times please check your local listings.)

The Early Show Russ Mitchell; artist Stephen Wiltshire. (N) 7 a.m. CBS

Today Sting performs; author Hulk Hogan ("My Life Outside the Ring"). (N) 7 a.m. NBC

Good Morning America Author Anne Rice; Courteney Cox; Maria Shriver. (N) 7 a.m. ABC

Live With Regis and Kelly Courteney Cox ("Cougar Town"); Creed performs. (N) Syndicated

The View Rod Stewart performs. (N) 10 a.m. (11 a.m. ET) ABC

The Martha Stewart Show Christina Hendricks (plays Joan Holloway on "Mad Men"). (N) Syndicated

The Bonnie Hunt Show Sherri Shepherd; Ty Burrell ("Modern Family"); author Mary Jo Eustace ("Divorce Sucks"). (N) Syndicated

Oprah Winfrey Families affected by drunken driving. (N) Syndicated

Dr. Phil A man blames himself for crimes his father committed; a woman tells how she was stabbed 27 times when she was seven months pregnant; post-traumatic stress disorder. (N) Syndicated

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jimmy Kimmel; author Deepak Chopra ("Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul"). (N) Syndicated

The Tyra Show Women who suffer from infertility; what couples can do to maximize chances of conceiving. (N) Syndicated

The Dr. Oz Show People born with ambiguous gender; sugar detox; cosmetic treatments for the head, hands and feet. (N) Syndicated

Larry King Live (N) 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

Dr. Phil Family members of killer Marcus Wesson. (N) Syndicated

Tavis Smiley Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times; author Haleh Esfandiari. (N) 7 and 11 p.m. PBS

The Jay Leno Show Ewan McGregor; Tina Fey; Mikey Day; Tim McGraw and Gregg Allman perform. (N) 10 p.m. KNBC

Daily Show (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Charlie Rose Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. (N) 11:30 p.m PBS

Late Show With David Letterman Courteney Cox; Florence and the Machine perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. CBS

The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Garry Shandling; chef Paula Deen. (N) 11:35 p.m. NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live Dr. Mehmet Oz; Morningwood performs. (N) 12:06 a.m. ABC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Alicia Silverstone; author Salman Rushdie. (N) 12:37 a.m. CBS

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Artie Lange; Olivia Munn; chef David Chang. (N) 12:37 a.m. NBC

Last Call With Carson Daly Yvonne Strahovski; Kris Belman; Mike Posner performs. (N) 1:36 a.m. NBC

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/show...-on-today.html
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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
Tuesday Network Prime-Time Programming Options


(All shows are in HD unless noted as being in Standard Definition: SD)

(Reminder: If you are recording these programs, check your network listings for precise start/end times. For PBS, please double check your local listings.)

ABC
8
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (R, Oct. 27, 1966) SD
9 Dancing With The Stars
10 the forgotten

CBS
8
NCIS (R, February 10)
9 NCIS Los Angeles (R, season premiere, September 22)
10 The Good Wife (R, September 29)

NBC
8
The Biggest Loser SD
10 The Jay Leno Show. Actor Ewan McGregor; actress Tina Fey; correspondent Mikey Day; Tim McGraw and Gregg Allman perform.

Fox
8
So You Think You Can Dance (two hours)

PBS
8 Nova: Family That Walks on All Fours. An impairment causes an impoverished family in Turkey to walk on all fours, and scientists investigate how much the condition may relate to human evolution. (R, November 14, 2006)
9 Frontline: Close to Home. Middle-class Americans who are coping with economic uncertainty include a small-business owner and a woman who fears she will lose her home to foreclosure.
10 Independent Lens: Journals of a Wily School. The police offer a pickpocket a full pardon if he will help them track down more criminals.

The CW
8
90210 (R, September 8)
9 Melrose Place (R, September 15)
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World Series Schedule
(All times are Eastern; all games on Fox)

Wednesday
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees 7:57 p.m.

Thursday
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees 7:57 p.m.

Saturday
New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies 7:57 p.m.

Sunday
New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies 8:20 p.m.

Monday, November 2 (if necessary)
New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies 7:57 p.m.

Wednesday, November 4 (if necessary)
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees 7:57 p.m.

Thursday, November 5 (if necessary)
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees 7:57 p.m.
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This Week's College Football in HD

All times are Eastern

Note: BCS rankings 1-25 are official. Rankings below #25 are replicated by Jerry Palm at collegebcs.com using precisely the same computer models as the BCS.


Tonight
#70 East Carolina (4-3) at #107 Memphis (2-5) 8 p.m. ESPN2

Thursday

#56 North Carolina (4-3) at #13 Virginia Tech (5-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Friday

#20 West Virginia (6-1)
at #36 South Florida (5-2) 8 p.m. ESPN2

Saturday

#6 Cincinnati (7-0) at #89 Syracuse (3-4) 12 noon ESPNU
#75 Indiana (4-4) at #4 Iowa (8-0) 12 noon ESPN
#104 New Mexico State (3-5) at #18 Ohio State (6-2) 12 noon BTN
#87 North Carolina State (3-4) at #57 Florida State (3-4) 12 noon Raycom
#85 Purdue (3-5) at #24 Wisconsin (5-2) 12 noon ESPN2
#25 Mississippi (5-2) at #40 Auburn (5-3) 12:21 a.m. SEC Network
#54 Missouri (4-3) at #80 Colorado (2-5) 12:30 p.m. FSN
#46 Nebraska (4-3) at #81 Baylor (3-4) 12:30 p.m. Versus
#27 California (5-2) at #50 Arizona State (4-3) 3:30 p.m. ABC Regional
#28 Central Michigan (7-1) at #47 Boston College (5-3) 3:30 p.m. ESPNU
#1 Florida (7-0) vs. #34 Georgia (4-3) (Jacksonville) 3:30 p.m. CBS
#30 Kansas (5-2) at #31 Texas Tech (5-3) 3:30 p.m. ABC Regional
#19 Miami (5-2) at #64 Wake Forest (4-4) 3:30 p.m. ABC * Regional / ESPN2
#45 Michigan (5-3) at #108 Illinois (1-6) 3:30 p.m. ABC Regional, ESPN2
#38 Temple (5-2) at #33 Navy (6-2) 3:30 p.m. CBSC
#97 UNLV (3-5) at #8 TCU (7-0) 4 p.m. Versus
#12 Penn State (7-1) at #82 Northwestern (5-3) 4:30 p.m. ESPN
#119 Eastern Michigan (0-7) at #49 Arkansas (3-4) 7 p.m. ESPNU
#62 Kansas State (5-3) at #26 Oklahoma (4-3) 7 p.m. FSN
#66 Mississippi State (3-5) at #43 Kentucky (4-3) 7 p.m. FSS / SUN
#11 Georgia Tech (7-1) at #110 Vanderbilt (2-6) 7:30 p.m. CSS
#117 New Mexico (0-7) at #95 San Diego State (3-4) 7:30 p.m. CBSC
#23 Notre Dame (5-2) vs. #98 Washington State (1-6) (San Antonio) 7:30 p.m. NBC
#22 South Carolina (6-2) at #35 Tennessee (3-4) 7:45 p.m. ESPN
#52 Michigan State (4-4) at #51 Minnesota (4-4) 8 p.m. BTN
#3 Texas(7-0) at #14 Oklahoma State (6-1) #8 p.m. ABC or ESPN2
#102 Tulane (2-5) at #9 LSU (6-1) 8 p.m. ESPN-GP *2
#7 USC (6-1) at #10 Oregon (6-1) 8 p.m. ABC or ESPN2


ESPN Game Plan (All games are in SD)
Akron at Northern Illinois 12 noon
North Carolina State at Florida State 12 noon
Rutgers at Connecticut 12 noon
Ole Miss at Auburn 12:21 a.m.
Arkansas State at Louisville 3:30 p.m.
California at Arizona State 3:30 p.m.
Kansas at Texas Tech 3:30 p.m.
Miami at Wake Forest 3:30 p.m.
Mississippi State at Kentucky 7 p.m.
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Originally Posted by DoubleDAZ View Post

I've actually begun watching a few commercials and those are among the best. I depend on the DVR more for time-shifting than skipping ads. Don't get me wrong, I like FF, but it's not a deal-breaker. The notebook is usually on my lap, so I'm surfing and watching at the same time anyway.

You too?
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I'd be willing to bet FNC's advertisers and owner could care less about KO's math. Besides, in KO's mind he's #1, so all else is irrelevant. BTW, did you have his baby yet?

We're waiting for Heath Care with a Public Option to pass Congress. After that, PARTY!!!!
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Obituary
TV director Linda Day dies
Numerous credits include 'Mad About You,' 'Kate & Allie'
By The Hollywood Reporter - October 26th, 2009

Linda Day, one of the few female TV directors to find steady work in Hollywood in the 1980s, died Oct. 23 in Georgetown, Texas, after a battle with leukemia and breast cancer. She was 71.

Day specialized in sitcoms, worked on shows including "Married ... With Children" (for which she did the pilot and continued for more than two years), "Archie Bunker's Place" (for which she received an Emmy nomination), "Kate & Allie," "Mad About You," "Who's the Boss?" "Baby Talk," "Gimme a Break!" "Clueless," and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."

The native of Los Angeles worked on more than 350 episodes and 50 series.

In addition to her Emmy nom, Day received a Humanitas prize and was honored by the DGA for paving the way for women in television.

Day is survived by her husband, L. Steve Varnum; her daughter, Heidi Gutman of New York; and her sister, Nancy Riley of Oceanside, Calif.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...7ee42fd02b9acf
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Originally Posted by DoubleDAZ View Post

I've actually begun watching a few commercials and those are among the best. I depend on the DVR more for time-shifting than skipping ads. Don't get me wrong, I like FF, but it's not a deal-breaker. The notebook is usually on my lap, so I'm surfing and watching at the same time anyway.


I like being able to get through a 1 hour news show in 30 minutes, skipping commercials, and FFing through stories I'm not interested in. If they stop the FF function, I'll just record SD shows to the HDD of my DVDR, and FF as I please. Might get mad enough to get a HTPC, so I can FF the HD stuff, too.
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Fox's Joe Buck will work his 12th TV World Series, tying Vin Scully and Curt Gowdy for the most-ever Series appearances for a play-by-play announcer. (Buck's partner, TimMcCarver, is the all-time leader with 20.) Buck, on the idea a near-generation of fans know only his Series calls: "To that generation I say, 'sorry.' "

I wish NBC & CBS would get back into the baseball business so we could have different voices doing the World Series every year again.
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I wish NBC & CBS would get back into the baseball business so we could have different voices doing the World Series every year again.

I'm only old enough to remember Vin Scully announcing NBC's Saturday game of the week around '82. Even to me, those days hold some nostalgia.

ej
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I started watching in 1980 when the Yankees that year also went 103-59 during the season. Unfortunately, that year didn't turn out well as this year has gone so far. (Thanks a lot, George Brett! )
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World Series Schedule
(All times are Eastern; all games on Fox)

Wednesday
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees 7:57 p.m.

Thursday
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees 7:57 p.m.

Saturday
New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies 7:57 p.m.

Sunday
New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies 8:20 p.m.

Monday, November 2 (if necessary)
New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies 7:57 p.m.

Wednesday, November 4 (if necessary)
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees 7:57 p.m.

Thursday, November 5 (if necessary)
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees 7:57 p.m.

Are these 1st pitch times or are they 30 minutes of BS times?
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