August 17, 2016 |
Defense lawyers on Monday challenged a series of retired Philadelphia police homicide detectives on why they made Anthony Wright the prime suspect in the 1991 rape and murder of a 77-year-old Nicetown woman. "I was 18 years a detective," responded one of them, retired Detective Frank Jastrzemski. "This is real life, this isn't TV. " The steps that led to Wright's 1993 conviction and life sentence for the slaying of Louise Talley have come into question after new DNA testing undermined prosecutors' original theory in the case.
August 13, 2016 |
When the word went out Wednesday that NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus was to hold a conference call with reporters about Olympics TV viewership, observers of NBC and Comcast suspected he had something to say. He sure did. "This will be our most economically successful Games in history," Lazarus proclaimed. He announced that NBC had sold $30 million of additional advertising since the Olympics began - on top of the already record-breaking $1.2 billion total before the flame was lit in Rio de Janeiro.
August 11, 2016 |
American Airlines said Tuesday that passengers on many U.S. flights can now watch free movies and TV shows, listen to music and play games in the main coach cabin at no charge. More than 850 American aircraft now have the free in-seat, wireless entertainment systems. An additional 300 planes will be getting the seat-back systems, and next year all American planes will be equipped with the free inflight programming for domestic flights. American operates a hub and 425 daily flights in Philadelphia.
August 10, 2016 |
REALITY TELEVISION has brought together many odd pairings - people dating naked, people getting married at first sight, Khloe and Lamar - but VH1 is taking it one step further with its new fall TV series, Martha & Snoop's Dinner Party . Snoop is, of course, the talented musician and youth football coach, Mr. Dogg. Martha is neither Martha Wash , Martha of Vandellas fame or fashion model Martha Hunt . She's Martha Stewart . What could those two have in common (aside from a love of TV game shows and Justin Bieber )
August 7, 2016 |
Matt Nathanson can't seem to sit still. Last summer, the singer/songwriter toured with Train and the Fray. After his latest album, Show Me Your Fangs , launched in October, he headed out for an acoustic set. Now, he's at it again, this time with a full band and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips as a co-headliner. Nathanson recorded his first album in 1993, while he was still in college. His music gained popularity in the mid-2000s, when songs such as "Come on Get Higher," "All We Are," and "I Saw" were featured on NCIS , Big Shots , Scrubs , and other shows.
August 7, 2016
Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis. It's not all Olympics. Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a final, three-episode season as Oxford police inspectors Lewis and Hathaway. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. Guns on Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates. Fifty years ago this month, a student at the University of Texas at Austin shot 49 people, killing 16. Now Hall - NBC/MSNBC correspondent and anchor and a Temple grad - looks at the challenges college officials in Texas face with a new state law that allows students to carry concealed weapons on campus.
July 31, 2016
* SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS. 9 p.m. Sunday, Syfy. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your TV set, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid (pictured) return in the latest incarnation of the franchise that mixes sharks and storms, with predictably gory results. This one features the return of David Hasselhoff. * BOSTON EMS. 10 p.m. Saturday, 6ABC. From the producer of ABC News' NY Med and Boston Med, a second season of ride-alongs with Boston's first responders. * MTV CLASSIC, Monday.
July 30, 2016 |
When Andee Hefler refurbished her farmhouse in Lower Gwynedd, she kept the outside walls intact but gutted the inside. The result: Housed in a 17th-century home is a contemporary kitchen complete with a smorgasbord of automated elements. "My husband, Brad, loves automation, so we put some really fun things in the house," said Hefler, owner of Andrea Lynn Interiors. The smart home's Control4 system operates everything from lighting to raising and lowering the shades to controlling the TV, all by touching buttons on a wall panel in the kitchen doorway.
July 30, 2016
Often described as a "workhorse, not a show horse," Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton proved Thursday night she could nail the TV part of the job she's looking for. Striding onto the stage of the Wells Fargo Center in a pantsuit I'll call "Olivia Pope" white - did Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, who produced Clinton's introductory video, help pick it out? - Clinton accepted her party's nomination in a speech that exuded confidence, in herself and the country she hopes to lead.
July 29, 2016 |
THREE NORTH DAKOTA TV stations made the trek to Philadelphia for Carson Wentz's first week of Eagles training camp. (Are there more than three TV stations in North Dakota? Was anyone left at home to chronicle progress toward the impending flax and soybean harvests?) Wentz, the quarterback from North Dakota State the Eagles traded up to draft second overall, North Dakota's biggest sports icon since Roger Maris, was not surprised or taken aback. "I know people back home are definitely interested in knowing what's happening out here.