July 14, 2011
SERIES CNBC Titans: Herb Kelleher, founder and former chief executive of Southwest Airlines, is profiled (6, 7, 9 and 10 p.m. CNBC). Wipeout: Former contestants return on a new edition of the wet-and-wild reality competition (8 p.m. ABC). So You Think You Can Dance: Nicole Scherzinger performs on the results show (8 p.m. Fox). The First 48: Missing Persons: Detectives search for a man who disappeared while on a bike ride as the docu-series ends its season (10 p.m. A&E)
October 24, 2009
The NFL has scheduled yet another game in London, where it has rained all week and high winds are expected Sunday. Instead of playing in front of a bunch of Euros who know nothing about American football and applaud only after kicks, why not play a game in a city that supported the NFL for over 50 years and where the forecast is 78 degrees and sunny? Thanks for nothing, Roger Goodell. Mike Gamboa Buena Park
August 25, 2008 |
Everyone has had the experience of disagreeing with a critic, but do critics ever second-guess themselves? We asked Calendar's critics whether there are any reviews they regret. One in a series of occasional articles. -- When you watch television for a living, the pleasures are many. I was able to watch the entire season of "In Treatment" before the first episode aired, and I spent weeks immersing myself in "Battlestar Galactica" to refresh the old memory before the final season premiered.
October 10, 2004 |
Tennessee hardly looked like the same team. Neither did Georgia. Bouncing back from a dismal loss at home the week before, No. 17 Tennessee got two touchdown passes from freshman Erik Ainge and held on for a 19-14 upset of the third-ranked Bulldogs on Saturday. The Volunteers (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) looked terrible in a 34-10 loss to Auburn -- especially Ainge, who threw four interceptions and lost a fumble in his first college start.
January 16, 1999
I was a little furious when I finished Brian Lowry's column "The Problem With Men" (Jan. 12). My favorite lineup on network television is the Fox Sunday night one that includes "The Simpsons" and "The X-Files," but does that mean that I fit into the stereotype that he so neatly sets up? No. The bottom line is that the networks are not the only show in town and the quality of programming on them has decreased dramatically over the last several years. As a regular guy, I'm proud to say that I have watched the shows that he mentioned as being "Emmy-winning" and they just don't have the stuff to keep me coming back the way a "Seinfeld" did. Choices are what I want and what I pay almost $80 a month on cable to have!
October 6, 1998 |
Given television networks' fondness for pithy promotional phrases like "Must See TV" and "TV is Good," one executive recently joked that a more truthful slogan for his network would be, "We stink less." Actually, he used a more colorful synonym for "stink," but in any event, he's right. Much of television does stink, and network ratings--by the standards of even a few years ago--aren't likely to remind anyone of roses either.