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  • 'Game of Thrones' to get fan convention

    June 21, 2016 11:19 AM

    NEW YORK - Fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" will have the chance to immerse themselves in their favorite show next summer. The show's fan site Watchers on the Wall said Tuesday it will host a three-day convention in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 30 to July 2, 2017. The agenda... more »
  • Former children's TV host to be arraigned on rape charges

    May 14, 2016 2:46 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A former children's television show host who vanished decades ago amid allegations he sexually abused children on a camping trip in Louisiana is due to be arraigned in Rapides Parish on Monday on rape charges. Almost 40 years after he was accused of obscene behavior with young boys,... more »
  • $4.1M spent on TV ads in Louisiana runoff election so far

    November 12, 2015 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Spending on TV political ads in Louisiana's runoff campaign has topped $4 million, with more than a week remaining before the Nov. 21 election. An analysis of ad spending released Thursday by the Center for Public Integrity shows nearly all the TV campaign advertising dollars, about $3.7... more »
  • ESPN to carry LSU vs USC on Saturday

    October 8, 2015 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff and television times have been finalized for Saturday's game at LSU. LSU said ESPN will televise their game against South Carolina Saturday in Tiger Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday's 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff will air on ESPN. Details: http://t.co/2UxzPV8LPd Tickets: http://t.co/DDOu2XrChx pic.twitter.com/6WtlFtPavz —... more »
  • Father of shooting victim talks gun control

    August 28, 2015 4:48 PM

    ROANOKE, Va. - The father of slain TV reporter Alison Parker says he will make it his mission to try to change gun laws. Andy Parker said outside of WDBJ-TV on Friday that he supports stronger gun laws and says people at gun shows should have to a background... more »
  • Pro-Vitter super PAC kicks off $2M TV ad campaign Friday

    August 27, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The super PAC created to boost David Vitter's candidacy for governor is starting its hefty $2 million advertising blitz a bit unexpectedly, praising the Republican U.S. senator rather than trashing his competitors. Super PACs often are seen as groups that can attack for candidates without the candidates'... more »
  • Officials say TV killings suspect died at hospital

    August 26, 2015 9:18 AM

    MONETA, Va. - Authorities in Virginia said the disgruntled TV station employee who is believed to have shot and killed two of his former co-workers Wednesday morning has died. Officials said 41-year-old Vester Lee Flanagan II of Roanoke shot himself while police were pursuing him after the shootings of... 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 »
  • Woman wanted for stealing TV

    August 11, 2015 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a woman who walked out of a Walmart with a big-screen TV recently in East Baton Rouge Parish. Detectives said the woman stole the television from the Walmart on Sullivan Road in Central the afternoon of Aug. 7.... more »
  • Miss USA sees lowest ratings ever amid Trump controversy

    July 14, 2015 3:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump found a new home for the Miss USA pageant after NBC dumped it because of his comments on Mexican immigrants, but few television viewers sought it out. The Nielsen company said 925,000 people watched Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma crowned as Miss USA on the Reelz... more »
  • APSO: Man tried to walk out with 65-inch TV

    March 24, 2015 12:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies asked for help identifying a man who investigators said tried to walk a 65-inch TV out of the Prairieville Walmart without paying for it. Major Kevin Hanna with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said it happened on March 16. He said deputies were called in... more »
  • 70-inch TV stolen from houseboat

    February 12, 2015 10:37 AM

    THERIOT - Sheriff's deputies in Terrebonne Parish asked for help solving a break-in on a houseboat in which several items were taken, including a 70-inch television. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said the burglary was reported Wednesday night at 2015 Brady Road near Theriot. Investigators were told someone broke the... more »
  • Hayden hearing pushed back to May Play Video

    February 9, 2015 3:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A motions hearing in Livingston Parish over rape charges against former reality TV show star Will Hayden was pushed back Monday to May. Attorneys for the former "Sons of Guns" star said with similar charges going to trial in East Baton Rouge Parish, they needed a... more »
  • Man dead after plane crashes into TV tower

    February 5, 2015 2:06 AM

    LUBBOCK, TX - One man is dead after the small aircraft in which he was flying crashed into a TV tower while approaching an airport in West Texas. Lubbock Fire Department Division Chief Steve Holland said the area surrounding the KCBD-TV tower in southeastern Lubbock was still being searched Wednesday... more »
  • Cool Schools: High School Review Play Video

    January 6, 2015 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Last year, we started a new series called "Cool Schools" where we counted down the most unique students, teachers, classes and programs in our area. This week on 2une In, we looked back at some of the coolest high schools in our area. At St. Michael's... more »
  • Robertson musical will quack Vegas up

    November 13, 2014 11:40 PM

    WEST MONROE- The Robertson family is venturing into musical theater. The Louisiana stars of cable TV's "Duck Dynasty" are working with a veteran producer from Broadway on "The Duck Commander Family Musical." The show will take to the stage at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as... more »
  • TV campaign for gay equality starting in Miss

    November 8, 2014 12:14 PM

    BRANDON, Miss. - A civil rights group is launching an advertising campaign aimed at softening religious opposition in the Deep South to equal rights for gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is taking on the region's longstanding church-based opposition to homosexuality in a series of television... more »
  • USA-Germany match an ESPN ratings win

    June 27, 2014 6:04 PM

    SAO PAULO - The United States' 1-0 loss to Germany was the second-highest rated men's World Cup match on ESPN's networks despite the noon EDT kickoff. The game received a 6.7 rating on ESPN and was seen by 10.77 million viewers, ESPN said Friday. Viewers peaked at 12.06 million during... more »
  • 5.5 million watch Miss USA highlight Baton Rouge in national telecast

    June 9, 2014 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Five-and-a-half million people watched the Miss USA pageant as it aired from the River Center Sunday night. National media outlets reported after the telecast, the show increased its audience by about eight percent. Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada, won the title . Miss Louisiana, Brittany Guidry, came... more »
  • Woman accused of selling stolen guitars, TV

    May 21, 2014 5:25 PM

    ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish woman recently after they said she sold two stolen electric guitars and a stolen TV to a pawn shop. Deputies arrested Amanda Villar, 23, on May 15 for charges of theft and possession of stolen things. They said she also... more »
  • Fussy kids blamed on TV

    April 15, 2014 7:19 PM

    WASHINGTON- TV could play a role in making babies and toddlers more fussy according to research published in the Journal of Pediatrics. A study found fussy kids were exposed to nine minutes more of various media per day than children who were more calm. Researchers say too much... more »
  • NCAA Women's Final gets high TV rating

    April 9, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - The championship game between two undefeated teams drew the highest television rating for women's basketball in a decade. UConn's 79-58 win over Notre Dame on ESPN on Tuesday earned a 2.8 rating. That's the best since a 3.5 for the UConn-Tennessee final in 2004. The Huskies' big... more »
  • Fox News to interview President Obama before Super Bowl

    February 2, 2014 1:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is getting some time in front of the cameras before sitting down to watch the Super Bowl. He's doing a live interview from the White House with Bill O'Reilly about two hours before kickoff, during the Fox pregame show. The interview comes less than a... more »
  • Ciao! Eatery hopes 'Restaurant Impossible' will turn new leaf

    January 10, 2014 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Friday, the curtain was unveiled on a refreshed pizza restaurant that got the attention of reality TV producers. "Restaurant Impossible" spent the last two days at Mama Della's NYC Pizzeria on Jefferson Highway. The restaurant was losing as much as $18,000 until it was closed Thursday as... more »
  • Colts, Packers, Bengals avoid blackouts

    January 3, 2014 8:10 PM

    There will be no local television blackouts in the NFL this weekend. The Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers said Friday that their weekend wild-card playoff games are sellouts. Normally, teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff to have a game broadcast in their local market. The... more »
  • Landrieu launches TV ads

    December 11, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu has launched her first TV ads in her bid for re-election. The new ad talks about her push to keep people from losing their health insurance because of the federal health care overhaul. Landrieu takes credit for President Obama's decision to... 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 »
  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss game Nov 9th set for 11:21am

    October 28, 2013 6:59 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ar. - The Arkansas Razorbacks' Nov. 9 football game at Ole Miss will start at 11:21 a.m. to accommodate a regional telecast. Two years ago in Oxford, Arkansas took a 29-24 victory over the Rebels. This year's game will be televised on the Southeastern Conference's regional television network. Arkansas... more »
  • Crane hopes Astros, CSN Houston can strike deal

    October 9, 2013 7:59 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston Astros owner Jim Crane hopes Comcast SportsNet Houston will agree to pay his team what he calls a fair amount for its media rights, and they can boost carriage after a season where only 40 percent of the city could view the games. But for now the... more »
  • Cassidy targeted by comedians Play Video

    October 3, 2013 10:32 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Bill Cassidy was the target of jokesters on the Comedy Central program "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Stewart and his political correspondent made fun of Cassidy for signing a letter before the government shutdown that discussed a plan to fund the government in exchange for... 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 »
  • LSU-Furman game on Oct. 26 set for Tigervision

    September 18, 2013 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's game against Furman on Oct. 26 in Tiger Stadium will be televised on TigerVision, the school's pay-per-view network. Kickoff for the Homecoming contest between LSU and Furman is set for 6 p.m. For the first time, LSU will offer the TigerVision telecast in high-definition. ... more »
  • Reality TV lures out-of-state gator hunters to La.

    August 27, 2013 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Reality television may be bringing more out-of-state alligator hunters to Louisiana. State alligator program head Noel Kinler says licenses issued to out-of-state trappers are on pace to eclipse last year's record of 507. The 30-day season opens in eastern Louisiana on Wednesday and on Sept.... more »
  • Audit: 'Cajun Justice' sheriff owes $19,000 to state

    July 29, 2013 10:50 AM

    HOUMA - A state audit finds Terrebonne's former sheriff must repay more than $19,000 and may have violated several state laws during his four years in office, including during filming of the reality TV show 'Cajun Justice.' Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera tells The Courier copies of the report have been... more »
  • Several LSU games on SEC TV schedule

    July 16, 2013 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's home opener for the 2013 season against UAB will kick off at 6 p.m. CT on Sept. 7, and be televised on ESPNU. The SEC announced the time Tuesday as part of the league's release of the early season TV schedule. LSU's game against... more »
  • Gonzales actress featured on 'Southern Fried Homicide' Play Video

    July 12, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shanna Forrestall is a local actress from Gonzales is a host and narrator in Southern Fried Homicide. It's airs on Investigation Discovery. Forrestall is also currently working on another movie filming in the area. 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 »
  • Violence hidden behind "Christian values" in La. swamp plot of new TV show

    May 6, 2013 7:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- TV shows about Louisiana's culture aren't enough for television producers who are rolling out new features, this time about the mos "salacious stories from south of the Mason-Dixon Line." Southern Fried Homicide and Swamp Murders join the summer line-up on Investigation Discovery, a cable network connected with... more »
  • Reality TV show pitched in Pointe Coupee

    April 10, 2013 1:00 AM

    NEW ROADS- Reality TV producers are looking for the next group of people to be featured living life in Louisiana. TV producers are planning a show about the Jarreau family. Tourism leaders said it will be similar to Duck Dynasty and Swamp People , shows that have become... more »
  • Fists fly at 'Real Housewives of NJ' event

    April 5, 2013 9:04 AM

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J.- Accusations and fists were flying at an event that featured cast members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality show. A Paramus man claims Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita and Giuseppe "Joe" Gorga attacked him as cameras rolled in a hair salon in Ridgewood on Saturday. John Karagiorgis... more »
  • W.Va. sheriff: Carbon monoxide killed TV star

    April 2, 2013 2:33 PM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Authorities in West Virginia say a star of the MTV reality show "BUCKWILD" and two passengers all died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Twenty-one-year-old Shain Gandee, his uncle and another passenger were found dead Monday. Gandee's 1984 Ford Bronco was stuck in a mud hole, its tail pipe... more »
  • Source: Barbara Walters to retire next year

    March 28, 2013 3:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Barbara Walters plans to retire next year, ending a television career that made her a trailblazer in news and daytime TV. Someone who works closely with Walters says the plan is for her to retire in May 2014 after a series of special programs saluting her career.... more »
  • Walters back at 'The View' after weeks on the mend

    March 4, 2013 11:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Barbara Walters is back. After being sidelined for six weeks by chickenpox and a concussion, Walters returned Monday to ABC's "The View." She got a thunderous welcome from the studio audience and co-hosts Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar. The 83-year-old TV veteran declared that "after a... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 18, 2013 Play Video

    February 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 18, 2013 - Cooking could lead to osteoarthritis in women, because of the chemicals in pots and pans. Researchers say the more a woman is exposed to the common chemical compound, called PFCs, the greater the risk... more »
  • Ravens' Super Bowl win sets likely ratings record

    February 4, 2013 10:20 AM

    NEW YORK - The Baltimore Ravens' victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history. The Nielsen company reported the game scored a 48.1 rating and 71 share in its select measurement of big cities. That's 1 percent over a similar... more »
  • Reality series starring Edwin and Trina Edwards delayed

    January 30, 2013 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A reality TV series starring former governor Edwin Edwards and his new wife has been delayed. "The Governor's Wife" was scheduled to air on A&E Feb. 27. Today Trina Edwards posted on Facebook that the "premier date has officially been pushed back to March 13 because... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • New reality series to focus on Trina and Edwin Edwards Play Video

    January 4, 2013 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former governor Edwin Edwards and his new wife are the focus of the latest reality TV series to come out of Louisiana. Production on "The Governor's Wife" has already finished, and it is scheduled to air on A&E Feb. 27. According to reports, the show... more »

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