October 9, 2011 |
In a setting that has all the makings of a frenzy, the Detroit Lions draw a Monday night home game against the NFC North division rival Chicago Bears while trying to extend their unbeaten start to 5-0. The once-floundering organization that failed to win a game three seasons ago and has one playoff victory since 1957 will send its vaunted pass rush against Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, whose increasingly shaky outings bear the scars of a leaky offensive...
December 21, 2007 |
For more than 40 years, Martha Campbell has started her day by picking up a copy of the Chicago Tribune. As a youngster, she scoured the pages to make sure the country hadn't gone to war with the Soviet Union. As a parent, she got up hours before her three children woke to study the opinion pages and read the feature stories. Now, as a retiree, she turns to the crossword puzzle -- and also sadly tracks the stories about her beloved hometown paper's fading fortunes.
October 13, 2005 |
The ball's not the only thing that might have changed direction. While the Angels were assured only of taking a 1-1 tie into extra innings Wednesday night, many of the Chicago White Sox took plate umpire Doug Eddings' ninth-inning call as the arrival of good fortune, aiding their effort to win, 2-1, and tie the American League championship series after two games. "It was definitely a break," White Sox center fielder Aaron Rowand said. "I don't know if the ball bounced or not, but we'll take it.
May 18, 2000 |
CBS may be introducing a reality series titled "Survivor" later this month, but the survival rate on new TV programs continues to make them look like an endangered species. Only one in three series introduced last fall by the six broadcast networks will return for a second season, as the two broadcast networks owned by Viacom, CBS and UPN, put the finishing touches on their prime-time lineups, bringing the process of revising TV schedules for next season near its close.
April 12, 2000 |
CBS' medical drama "Chicago Hope" gets an infusion of new blood Thursday when Emmy Award-winner James Garner checks in for a four-episode stint. The veteran actor plays Hugh Miller, the ruthless head of an HMO who causes havoc among the doctors when he decides to slash the budget after his company buys the hospital. "They don't know if I'm a good guy or a bad guy," says Garner, who starred in the classic TV series "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files." "I don't know myself yet," he says.
October 16, 1999
Citing the reasons as "creative vision" and to be more realistic, CBS is allowing "Chicago Hope" to use a four-letter, scatological word in their drama ("CBS Allows Four-Letter Word on 'Chicago Hope,' " Oct. 13). I think it would be more "creative" and "realistic" if they just threw the show down the toilet. I can't watch it anyway because I don't have a TV in my bathroom. GEORGE WOOD Malibu