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May 20, 2011
Penn State and Northwestern will meet in one of the Big Ten Network's seven prime-time football games in the upcoming season. The Nittany Lions and Wildcats will play on Oct. 22 at Northwestern's Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., at 7 p.m. It will be the first prime-time matchup between the schools. Penn State leads the series, 11-3. It is Penn State's first game to have an announced time, and means the Lions will be playing at least one prime-time regular-season game for the 12th consecutive season.
NEWS
March 5, 1999 | By Susan Perloff
The top 10 reasons a 25-year-old woman merits a prime-time TV interview: 1. She won the high-jump at the Penn Relays. 2. She won a Rhodes scholarship. 3. When she was 3, a tragic accident/horrible disease/tainted hotdog crippled her and now she has bicycled across the United States to raise awareness for the physically challenged. 4. She parlayed $1,400 in bat mitzvah gifts into $16 million on the stock exchange, and she understands pork belly futures. 5. She is pitching for the Phillies next season.
NEWS
January 9, 1987
By showing some of its sitcoms repeatedly, Fox Broadcasting Co. is going to do the best thing to prime time TV in years (Gail Shister's column, Dec. 29). Why should viewers have to choose which of two or more shows they would like to watch? The networks play reruns all the time. The average show has about 22 episodes per year, and there are reruns of every one of them at least once the same year. Television would be better if each show runs two or three times the same week.
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November 22, 1992 | For The Inquirer / DAVID J. JACKSON
During TV's prime time at the Murrary Avenue School in Lower Moreland on Nov. 13, fifth graders and their parents read books together instead of being glued to the tube.
SPORTS
August 5, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
You can touch that dial all you want. If you're looking for a live telecast of the complete women's basketball gold-medal game Friday, the NBC Olympics TripleCast is your only recourse. "If that's true, I'd say I couldn't believe it," said Theresa Grentz, the U.S. women's coach. "I'd find it heartbreaking. "Maybe we haven't educated the right people. It's certainly entertaining enough. " Still, NBC will include the women's game - with the United States involved if it beats the Unified Team in today's semifinal at the Palau d'Esports - in its Friday 90-minute late-night package, which airs at 12:35 a.m. The men's gold-medal game is scheduled to be televised in its entirety Saturday.
SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles are once again prime real estate. For the first time this season, the Eagles will play on Sunday night after their Dec. 22 game against the Chicago Bears was moved from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. by the NFL on Tuesday. The game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field and televised locally on NBC10. The Eagles have not played in prime time since Week 3 when they lost to the Andy Reid-led Chiefs, 26-16, on Thursday, Sept. 19. They opened the season on a Monday night with a 33-27 victory over the Redskins.
SPORTS
May 8, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
time player in Tiger Woods, it is making a bid for TV's prime time. That is among the PGA Tour's proposals in ongoing negotiations with networks for TV contracts that begin with the 1999 season, sources close to the talks told the Associated Press. Several proposals were presented by the tour in talks that began last week with CBS, NBC, ABC, ESPN and Fox, the sources said yesterday, and commissioner Tim Finchem was waiting to see which options would fly. The possibilities included starting the season with consecutive events played in Hawaii and broadcast in prime time on the East Coast, the sources said.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1987 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
Some of the nation's biggest banks raised their prime rate this morning, but the rest of the industry was waiting to see what competitors would do before making a similar decision. Stock prices nosedived 27 points in the first 10 minutes of trading on the news that Citibank, the nation's largest bank, and Chase Manhattan, the third- largest, had yesterday afternoon raised the rate they charge favored customers by one-quarter point to 7 3/4 percent. This morning, several other banks followed suit, including Manufacturers Hanover, which is ranked fourth in the nation by deposits, and Chemical, ranked sixth.
NEWS
April 24, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF
Penn State will play back-to-back prime-time Big Ten games, the conference announced in unveiling its prime-time schedule Tuesday. Penn State is at Iowa on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. on the Big Ten Network and then hosts Ohio State on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2. Here is the schedule announced for Big Ten conference games in prime time. More will be announced at a later date. Sept. 29: Wisconsin at Nebraska, 8 p.m. ( ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) Oct. 6: Nebraska at Ohio State, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 Oct. 13: Ohio State at Indiana, 8 p.m., (Big Ten Network)
SPORTS
September 17, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE PROLIFERATION of networks has watered down the experience of playing prime-time games. For years, there was "Monday Night Football" and nothing else. No Sunday night games, no Saturday playoff games and certainly no Thursday night games. Chip Kelly coached his 19th game for the Birds last night. Counting last year's postseason loss to the Saints, this will be his sixth game in prime time. From 1982-87, the Eagles did not appear on prime time even once - mostly because the team wasn't very good.
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July 27, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
For many viewers, the conventions exist for the relatively brief period the broadcast networks cover in prime time, which on Monday included rousing, pointed speeches by first lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who took the stage at 10:50 p.m., capped the evening with a speech that was as much about the movement he led as it was about directing his passionate supporters toward his onetime rival Hillary Clinton. He took a while to get there, but he eventually said it: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States.
SPORTS
November 9, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The ball was going in. Most certainly, definitely, absolutely it was going into the back of the net. As a result, the District 1 Class AAA boys' soccer final was going to be tied with eight minutes remaining. Then Central Bucks East goalkeeper Austin Prime dove to the far post and got his hand on the well-struck ball. He did it again on the rebound shot. That moment defined the match. Prime's unbelievable saves gave the Patriots the edge, and a second straight district title, in a 2-1 victory over Conestoga.
NEWS
November 2, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John D. Backe, 83, of Gladwyne, the CBS chief executive who led the network to reclaim its top prime-time TV ranking in the 1970s, only to be forced out in a power struggle, died Thursday, Oct. 22, of heart failure at Waverly Heights. Mr. Backe took the reins of CBS in 1976 and began making marketing and technological changes designed to reverse the drop in network revenue and the exit of programming executives. He restructured the company and pressed for expansion into cable television, TV movies, and video, but the moves put him at odds with network founder William S. Paley, who was slow to embrace the new areas, according to the New York Times.
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October 21, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
GOT ANY plans for Halloween night? Well, if you're fortunate enough to have a ticket, after you finish trick or treating you can watch 22nd-ranked Temple (6-0) play No. 11 Notre Dame (6-1) at Lincoln Financial Field. Kickoff, as anticipated, has been set for 8 o'clock, with the game to be televised on ABC. So if you don't have a seat, there's always your favorite sports bar or living-room lounge chair. "We look forward to having the rest of the country see Temple football play against an elite program . . . on a national stage," said Dr. Patrick Kraft, director of athletics.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
In the more populist realm of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Orchestra got back to its core purpose - playing an all-Beethoven concert, as opposed to accompanying a Lord of the Rings movie. The combination of good weather and a Saturday night slot (usually, it's week nights) showed how true classical concerts, even ones without cannons and fireworks, do what skeptics suspect isn't possible. Great music from another century not only sells, it excites, and not just the listeners who know it well.
SPORTS
April 23, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles open the season on Monday Night Football, will keep Philadelphia glued to the television on Thanksgiving for the second straight season, and will wait until December to visit the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and then host LeSean McCoy. Those are some of the highlights of the team's 2015 schedule, which was released Tuesday night. The Eagles will play five prime-time games and six nationally televised games. The Eagles begin the season against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept.
SPORTS
April 23, 2015 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
LIKE EVERYONE else, Jon Gruden has been fascinated by Chip Kelly's wheeling and dealing this offseason. "I'm curious just like everybody else," ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst said. "I was curious when they got Sam Bradford. I was curious when they let McCoy go. I was curious when they got the two backs they signed . He's obviously got a master plan. " The NFL clearly believes Gruden isn't alone in his curiosity about Kelly and the Eagles. The 2015 schedule was released last evening, and it included five prime-time appearances for the Birds.
SPORTS
April 15, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State will open the 2015 Big Ten season Sept. 19 against Rutgers in a night game at Beaver Stadium, the Big Ten Network announced Monday. Game time will be set at a later date. The two teams began their Big Ten schedules last year on the third Saturday of their seasons under the lights at High Point Solutions Stadium, with the Nittany Lions rallying from a 10-point deficit to win, 13-10, on Bill Belton's touchdown run with 1 minute, 13 seconds to play. The victory gave the Lions a 23-2 advantage in the series that began in 1918.
NEWS
October 19, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 25 or so people squeezed into a small television studio deep inside the Tredyffrin Township municipal building were told to relax, to accept not being ready for prime time. "The worst problem I have is, people beat themselves up because they're not Steven Spielberg," Gene Donahue, studio manager and a township employee, said to his class of aspiring producers. "Well, guess what? Steven Spielberg wasn't always Steven Spielberg. " Most students don't have experience shooting with a professional camera.
SPORTS
October 14, 2014
THE MAGNITUDE of the moment cannot be overstated. First, the Eagles faced a bye week six games into the season. They were 4-1, but it was a shaky 4-1. Most recently they nearly blew a 27-point lead at home to the woeful Rams. Second, it was prime time, "Sunday Night Football," ostensibly the best game of the week's docket. Third, it was home, against the hated Giants. For the first time in Chip Kelly's 23-game tenure as an NFL coach, there were certain expectations. A loss to the Giants would place the 5-1 Cowboys atop the NFC East, would put the Giants in second place with the same record as the Eagles.
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