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  • PACs pump $1.3M so far into Louisiana governor's race TV ads

    October 1, 2015 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Outside political groups have poured $1.3 million into TV advertising for the Louisiana governor's race. An analysis of ad spending by the Center for Public Integrity shows the spending, largely on attack ads, accounts for 29 percent of all $4.5 million in TV advertising devoted to the governor's... more »
  • Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race

    August 19, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race. And now he's finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate launches his first 30-second TV ad Thursday. Campaign spokesman Luke Bolar says the spot will run across... more »
  • Reelz comes to the rescue of Miss USA pageant

    July 2, 2015 9:16 AM

    LOS ANGELES- The Reelz channel is coming to the rescue of Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant. Reelz said Thursday it will carry the pageant that was dropped by NBC after Trump made critical comments about immigrants from Mexico. In a statement, Reelz chief executive Stan E. Hubbard said the company... more »
  • Highland Road closed Monday for television shoot

    June 8, 2015 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Highland Road will be closed today near LSU's campus. A television shoot will shut down Highland from Dalrymple Drive to Raphael Semmes Road. The LSU community is asked to use an alternate route. Traffic will be rerouted around the closure. Filming is underway for "Underground," a... more »
  • HB 798 could give movie industry extra boost outside New Orleans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2015 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Monday, lawmakers will talk about a possible new law that encourages film-makers and television producers to shoot in Louisiana, outside of New Orleans. House Bill 798, authored by State Rep. Erich Ponti, would give producers an extra five percent in tax credits if they base its... more »
  • NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

    March 23, 2015 2:00 PM

    PHOENIX - The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season. The league said Monday that team owners voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout policy for the preseason and regular season. There were no blackouts last season, because the minimum number of... more »
  • Baton Rouge to be home to TV series

    March 5, 2015 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Producers have settled on the Capital City as the shooting location for a Sundance Channel TV show that, at first, will shoot six episodes and a pilot. The city announced plans for "Hap & Leonard" in a news release Thursday. The show is adapted from author... more »
  • TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

    October 24, 2014 10:51 AM

    NEW YORK - The TLC network says it is canceling "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," its colorful series about a young beauty pageant contestant and her family. TLC would not explain why the series was being shelved. But this week TMZ reported that the girl's mother, June Shannon, was in... more »
  • Record low TV viewership for World Series opener

    October 22, 2014 5:38 PM

    KANSAS CITY, MO - Didn't stay up for Game One of the World Series? Don't worry. You were hardly alone. The World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons. According to fast national ratings by Nielsen Media... more »
  • LSU to host final televised La. Senate debate

    October 14, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication will host the final televised debate for candidates in Louisiana's Senate race on Wednesday, Oct. 29, according to a university spokesperson on Tuesday afternoon. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu will debate Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in the Holliday Forum... more »
  • Hollywood vs. Hollywood tax credit fight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 18, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hollywood South will have a little more competition with Hollywood, California, since legislation was signed there to triple the California's annual tax credit for films and television. The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act creates a new, five-year film and TV tax credit... more »
  • Cassidy agrees to 2 TV debates in the Senate race

    September 10, 2014 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has agreed to two statewide TV debates against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu in advance of the Nov. 4 election, fewer than the senator sought. The GOP congressman's spokesman John Cummins said Wednesday that Cassidy will face off with Landrieu and tea... more »
  • NFL conference title games' TV viewership up big

    January 20, 2014 2:43 PM

    NEW YORK- The NFL conference title games' television viewership is up big from last season. The Broncos' 26-16 win over New England for the AFC championship averaged 51.3 million viewers Sunday on CBS. That's up 22 percent from the early game a year ago between San Francisco and Atlanta. The... more »
  • Alabama trying to top Louisiana in movie business check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 20, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alabama is trying to dethrone Louisiana as "Hollywood of the South." But people in the Louisiana film industry say not so fast. Patrick Mulhearn with Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge says there's no question that Louisiana controls the south when it comes to film production.... more »
  • Dems, GOP leaders quacked up over Dynasty drama

    December 19, 2013 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Democrats slammed GOP governor Bobby Jindal for his references to Miley Cyrus and encouraging tolerance of differing viewpoints Thursday in response to a Duck Dynasty cast member being removed from the show. Earlier in the day, the governor said "this is a free country and everyone is... more »
  • Audience not married to 'Governor's Wife'

    November 11, 2013 10:42 PM

    GONZALES- Things are not so Hollywood-like at the Edwards' upscale home in Ascension Parish these days, especially since dismal ratings forced A&E to move the family's reality TV show. Instead of its usual Sunday night slot, The Governor's Wife was moved up almost nine hours, to midday Sunday. All... more »
  • Is there a campaign to re-elect Edwin Edwards?

    October 29, 2013 10:54 PM

    GONZALES- People are wondering if the former governor who lives here will return to politics. A clip played on public radio Tuesday morning suggests he might be, then sparked debate about how Edwin Edwards could run, and if he could get enough support. Edwards, who is convicted of... more »
  • Edwards' reality show premieres Oct. 27

    September 24, 2013 10:47 PM

    GONZALES- A reality TV show starting former Governor Edwin Edwards, his wife, and their new family finally has a premiere date. A&E released October 27th as the date the show will begin. It's been delayed for months. The show follows Edwards' wife, Trina, as she juggles their marriage... more »
  • Edwin Edwards' reality show premiering soon

    September 22, 2013 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trina Edwards, the wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards, announced on Facebook that their new reality show is almost ready to air. Commercials have started appearing for the new A&E show, titled "The Governor's Wife." The series premiere of the new reality show has been pushed... more »
  • Google and NFL meet; Sunday Ticket up for grabs?

    August 21, 2013 1:59 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Google has been holding talks with the National Football League, raising speculation that the internet monolith is seeking new inroads into television. Other tech companies like Apple are reportedly in talks with cable companies to boost access to television through their devices. With Google sitting on a... more »
  • Antiques Roadshow gives Baton Rouge a shot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2013 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The hit television show "Antiques Roadshow" gave people in the Baton Rouge area a chance to get their prized antiques appraised. The show was in the Baton Rouge River Center Saturday to tape three episodes dedicated to Baton Rouge. Those three episodes will air on PBS... more »
  • Gonzales police looking for TV thieves

    July 9, 2013 11:29 AM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police released photos of a pair of men they said stole two big-screen televisions from a Walmart, and asked for the public's help identifying them. Police say the two stole the TV's from the Gonzales store on Saturday, June 22 around 9:30pm. They said the... more »
  • Police say man stole TV to buy drugs

    July 1, 2013 11:34 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux have arrested three Houma people after they were alerted to a potential robbery. Police say they saw 30-year-old Michael Ledet frantically exiting a business and hide in a truck that Terry Darcey and Brandy Guidry were waiting in. They were told by security... more »
  • LSU's regionals not on TV, online only

    May 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV. The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television. If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
  • Report shows persistence of TV violence

    May 1, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW YORK - Violence has shown no signs of disappearing from prime-time television. A study of nearly 400 prime-time scripted programs finds that even in the sensitive period directly following the Connecticut school shooting, there were plenty of shootings, stabbings and beat-downs on TV. Violence was seen in nearly half... more »
  • Broadcasters worry about 'Zero TV' homes

    April 8, 2013 7:37 AM

    LOS ANGELES - One hot topic at the annual meeting of the nation's broadcasters this week will be the "Zero TV" crowd and how to lure them back to the light of their television screens. In a growing age of multiple devices, some people have had it with TV, network... more »
  • Alec Gifford, legendary journalist, dies

    March 22, 2013 10:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Legendary South Louisiana journalist Alec Gifford died Friday night, according to WDSU TV , the station where he began his TV career in Louisiana. Gifford worked as a journalist in New Orleans for 51 years. He retired in 2006. Even in his 70s, Gifford still worked... more »
  • Fox News, Palin cutting ties

    January 25, 2013 4:31 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Sarah Palin is out as a Fox News Channel contributor. The network said Friday that it is parting ways with the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor. Bill Shine, executive vice president at Fox News, said the network has enjoyed its association with... more »
  • Obama calls for research on media in gun violence

    January 16, 2013 4:21 PM

    NEW YORK - The sweeping proposals from President Barack Obama today for curbing gun violence put little of the focus on movies, TV and video games. The White House pressed most forcefully for Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons like the ones used in... more »
  • TV-over-Internet service expands despite lawsuits

    January 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    NEW YORK - The Barry Diller-backed Internet company that challenges cable and satellite TV services by offering inexpensive live television online plans to expand beyond New York City this spring. In the wake of a federal court ruling that tentatively endorsed its legality, Aereo will bring its $8-a-month service to... more »
  • BCS title game's TV rating hurt by rout

    January 8, 2013 10:35 AM

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The BCS title game's preliminary television rating is up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down. Alabama's 42-14 rout over Notre Dame drew a 15.7 overnight rating Monday on ESPN. That's up 14 percent from last year's game, another blowout Crimson Tide victory,... more »
  • EBRSO looking for television thief

    January 3, 2013 2:26 PM

    Central- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are on the lookout for a man seen stealing televisions from the Wal-Mart on Sullivan Rd in Central two different times in December. Authorities say on both occasions, the man entered the store, proceeded to the hardware department, and put a screwdriver and... more »
  • Netflix outbids pay-TV for rights to Disney movies

    December 4, 2012 1:18 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's video subscription service has trumped pay-TV channels and grabbed the rights to show Disney movies shortly after they finish their runs in theaters. The multiyear licensing agreement announced Tuesday represents a breakthrough for Netflix as it tries to add more recent movies to its popular service... more »
  • NY appeals court skeptical about startup's live TV

    November 30, 2012 3:06 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York federal appeals panel has found weaknesses with a startup company's arguments it can legally send live TV programming to iPhones and other mobile devices. Three judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seemed poised Friday to reverse a lower court judge who... more »
  • Open mic catches ref swearing

    November 5, 2012 10:37 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - An NFL referee lost his temper and used an obscenity during the Dolphins-Colts game, and it was obvious to everyone inside Lucas Oil Stadium and those watching on television. It occurred when a member of referee Tony Corrente's crew asked for a conference following a penalty with... more »
  • NRA begins new ad campaign in battleground states

    October 8, 2012 11:05 AM

    NEW YORK - The National Rifle Association is airing a new television ad in four battleground states urging voters to defeat President Barack Obama. The pro-gun-rights group is spending $1.3 million to air the ad in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. A spokesman said the group will be on the... more »
  • Man apparently shoots self on TV after Ariz. chase

    September 28, 2012 3:05 PM

    PHOENIX - A man apparently shot himself in the head on live television at the end of a high-speed chase that began in Phoenix. Fox News was covering the chase that began at midday Friday using a live helicopter shot from its Phoenix affiliate when the man driving the small... more »
  • Taiwan co. fined $500 million for LCD price fixing

    September 20, 2012 1:25 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A Taiwanese company has been fined $500 million and two of its former top executives sentenced to three years in prison for their leading roles in a global LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy. The sentences handed down Thursday are among the harshest penalties ever given in an antitrust... more »
  • Conventions play to TV, but with little suspense

    August 20, 2012 3:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - Americans already know that this year's national political conventions will end with a Romney-Ryan ticket for the Republicans and an Obama-Biden ticket for the Democrats. So have modern-day conventions become irrelevant? Not completely. For the parties, conventions are colossally significant events - opportunities to claim precious hours of... more »
  • Founder of Baton Rouge TV station WAFB dies

    June 25, 2012 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The founder of Baton Rouge television station WAFB-TV, Tom Gibbens, died this weekend. He was 95. Gibbens launched the station in 1953 and was its first general manager. It was the first live television station in Baton Rouge, and only the second in Louisiana. Visitation... more »
  • Inventor of TV remote dies at 96

    May 22, 2012 11:12 AM

    CHICAGO- A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless TV remote control, has died. John Taylor says the former Zenith engineer died of natural causes Sunday at a suburban Chicago hospital. He was 96. Couch potatoes everywhere have Polley to thank for hours of... more »
  • TV show to profile Jennings slayings

    February 28, 2012 6:39 AM

    JENNINGS - The unsolved slayings of eight women in Jefferson Davis Parish will be the subject of an upcoming episode of Investigation Discovery's new "Dark Minds" television series. The episode titled "Brutal Bayou" airs at 9 p.m. Wednesday and will explore the killings that occurred in and around Jennings from... more »
  • Suspect wanted in big screen TV thefts

    January 31, 2012 2:40 PM

    The Gonzales Police Department is asking for your help in identifying a suspected shoplifter. Police say a man committed snatch and grabs of large screen television from area stores. They say after stealing the televisions, he then took off in a dark colored, late 90's model, Honda Accord.... more »
  • Britain OKs television ads for abortion clinics

    January 21, 2012 11:22 AM

    LONDON - Britain's broadcast advertising body has given the go-ahead for private abortion clinics to advertise their services on television. The Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice says there is no justification for barring private clinics that offer post-pregnancy services, including abortions, from advertising on television. Nonprofit post-pregnancy services are already... more »
  • Netflix signs streaming deal with DreamWorks

    September 26, 2011 12:17 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Netflix has signed a deal with DreamWorks to stream its movies and TV specials beginning in 2013. Netflix Inc. said Monday that the multi-year licensing deal will make it the exclusive subscription TV service for first-run films and select television specials from DreamWorks Animation SKG... more »
  • Police: Hotel clerk lied about being stabbed with a syringe

    June 22, 2011 12:48 PM

    A hotel clerk who claimed he was stabbed with a syringe during an armed robbery now says he lied. Irvin Cheatham, 39, called Baton Rouge police Sunday night saying he was the victim of a robbery while working at the Days Inn on Varsity Street. He claimed he... more »
  • Dardenne traveling to NYC to promote tourism

    January 28, 2011 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is hoping a trip to the Big Apple will help bring tourists back to Louisiana. Dardenne is planning a one-day trip next week to New York City next week to meet with nationwide broadcasters and magazine writers and promote Louisiana’s travel opportunities. According... more »

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