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April 18, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Can Ikea's new Uppleva system solve our collective television problem? For too long we've been juggling too many remote controls, shoving unsightly tangles of electric cords behind bookshelves, and precariously stacking video game players on top of Blu-ray players on top of cable boxes. It's not pretty. It's not convenient. And it's not easy. But now Ikea has announced a new product designed to clear the clutter associated with watching television. They call it Uppleva.
September 7, 2000
The television rankings chart will appear in the Friday Calendar section.
July 17, 1993
In her Column Right, "TV Violence Rouses the Old Itch to Censor" (July 8), Virginia I. Postrel mentions my name as one of the prominent critics of the media who "all seek to use the official violence of government power to wipe out ideas and images they do not like." This completely misrepresents my position, since I have always been opposed to governmental interference in the popular culture. My recent book, "Hollywood vs. America," includes a chapter called "The Censorship Temptation," in which I unequivocally declare: "Official censorship is not the answer, and attempts to move in that direction will always prove counterproductive."
May 19, 2004 | John Rice, Associated Press
The U.S. government believes Cubans should see more of America on television, and for years, Cubans have been happily complying -- cobbling together clandestine satellite systems to pick up everything from the World Series to soap operas. No longer. Most of these systems have been silenced -- not by Fidel Castro but by an American company's war on TV piracy.
October 25, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
On the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the turgid melodrama of "As the World Turns" was suddenly interrupted by grave news from the real world. In Dallas, three shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade. Fifty-eight minutes later, a visibly moved Walter Cronkite would confirm the unthinkable: The president was dead. For the ensuing three days, Americans gathered around their televisions in a rite of collective mourning as the three broadcast networks abandoned their regularly scheduled programming to provide uninterrupted news coverage.
February 21, 2010 | By Keith Thursby
Caroline McWilliams, an actress and director best known to television audiences for her work on the series "Benson" and "Soap," has died. She was 64. McWilliams died Feb. 11 at her home in Los Angeles from complications of multiple myeloma, her family said. Caroline Margaret McWilliams was born April 4, 1945, in Seattle but grew up in Barrington, R.I. She graduated in 1966 with a bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Her first break on television was on "Guiding Light," a longtime CBS soap opera in which she appeared for several years beginning in 1969.
January 25, 1991
CBS, NBC, ABC--who needs them when you've got CNN? STANLEY M. BENSKIN Morro Bay
November 4, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
It may be up for debate whether Washington, D.C., is Hollywood for ugly people, as the old joke goes, but there's little doubt that the television industry likes what it sees in the nation's capital. Whether for appearances or patriotism, a throng of new television shows, particularly reality programs, have chosen the venerable city of marble and monuments as their location. MTV, a pioneer in the reality genre, opted to finally take its long-running series "The Real World" to the nation's capital for its 23rd season.
January 25, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"Television" reminds you of television. It promises a lot and delivers far less. That verdict is based on the initial three segments of the eight-part PBS series premiering tonight (8 p.m. on Channels 28, 58 and 15, 9 p.m. on Channel 50, 10 p.m. on Channel 24). A co-production of KCET Channel 28 and WNET in New York, the eight hours were inspired by and utilize a 13-hour series by Britain's Granada Television, also titled "Television."
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