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April 8, 2010
Today: ESPN, 4-7:30; 8-11, replay Tomorrow: ESPN, 4-7:30; 8-11, replay Saturday: CBS, 3:30-7 Sunday: CBS, 2-7 ON THE WEB Masters.com will have live daily coverage of a featured group; Amen Corner (holes 11, 12, 13 at 11:45 a.m.-7 p.m.); and holes 15 and 16 (3-4 p.m. today; 10:45 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday). ON PHILLY.COM For an updated leaderboard and live scoring updates, go to: philly.com/masters
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April 29, 2005 | By Katie Wright
Editor's note: This week, through Sunday, is TV Turnoff Week (www.tvturnoff.org). Families are encouraged to substitute playing, reading, creating and interacting for some of the more than 1,000 hours a year kids spend with SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and other fantasy friends. Here is one writer's thoughts on our love-hate relationship with TV. So many channels. So many choices. So little time. I'll bet my remote control that there are many more people who feel this way than will dare to admit it. Why do Americans have such a contentious and schizophrenic approach to television?
NEWS
May 5, 1987 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
If a quick survey of public opinion in Center City this morning is any indication, the TV networks won't be setting any ratings records by broadcasting the congressional hearings on the Iran-contra affair. More than half of 25 people surveyed by the Daily News were either totally unaware of the hearings or had only a vague idea that the hearings were beginning. "I heard something about it on the radio this morning," said a middle- aged man stopped by a reporter on Market Street near 8th. "I have no comment.
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August 26, 1998 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As a reading specialist, Valerie Denton works with children who struggle to understand the written word. Her students often have short attention spans and difficulty making decisions. A major reason, Denton believes, is too much television viewing. "Parents don't always see what happens to children who spend a lot of time watching television. They don't recognize how it hurts their ability to learn," said Denton, who works for the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. "I've talked to parents about it. Some are apathetic.
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January 25, 1988 | By ROBERT STRAUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
If you tune in at 8 tonight to Channel 12, you will see a pulsing image with several horizontal lines going through it. That the image looks like a piece of avant garde art is not strange, because it is a copy of the first image 60 years ago of that most avant garde of arts, television. "Televison avant garde?" you smirk. Well, yes, in the strictest sense of the phrase, since where but in television have we fashioned as many images to hurt, inspire, outrage and thrill us before any other medium could?
NEWS
April 21, 1998 | By David Boldt
Chance circumstances converted Malcolm Bonner, a mild-mannered 46-year-old Temple University administrator, into a zealous campaigner urging African American high school students to shut off their TVs before it's too late. Back in 1995, Bonner was browsing at Borders in Chestnut Hill when he came upon Four Arguments For the Elimination of Television by renegade advertising executive Jerry Mander. The book has had a cult following that has kept it in print since it first came out more than 20 years ago, despite a prolix prose style and tendentious left-wing viewpoint that make it a tough read.
NEWS
March 28, 2005 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jane King Hall, 92, of Wyndmoor, who made commercials and cohosted talk shows in the early days of television, died March 21 at her home. Mrs. King began her broadcasting career making radio commercials for 50 cents a minute in Albany, N.Y. She later appeared in a weekly radio drama, The Newlyweds, in Albany, and acted on radio programs in Hartford, Conn. In 1937 she moved to Philadelphia, where she made radio commercials, modeled, and did commentary for fashion shows sponsored by Strawbridge & Clothier and John Wanamaker.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2011
Follow Inquirer television critic Jonathan Storm online at "Eye of the Storm" at and Inquirer television writer David Hiltbrand at "Dave on Demand" at .
NEWS
October 29, 1986
Television - which once did such a great job of entertaining with its dramas, comedy hours, family-oriented programming and musicals, has certainly taken a turn for the worse. I'm afraid the patient has died. Television does influence the viewers with the various lifestyles it depicts, and I have found myself watching less and less. The daytime soaps are featuring more profanity each day, and some of the better evening shows (Cheers and St. Elsewhere) have even, for no reason at all, taken to using profanity.
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July 23, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even more Kardashians on TV It's like we always say: There're never enough  Kardashians  on TV. So we thank cable channel FYI for  Kocktails with Khloé , a coming prime-time talk show starring Kim's sis,  Khloé Kardashian . Set at Khloé's house, the show will have "celebrity guests and friends" who shall "join Khloé in the kitchen and around the table for an intimate dinner party filled with cooking, pop culture, conversation, and...
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July 18, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy Dane and Anthony Nelson, two 30-year-olds, took a break last Sunday from their darts game at the Perch Pub on Locust Street to nurse beers and watch some golf on TV - the John Deere Classic in Illinois on CBS Sports. "This is the worst time in Philadelphia sports since I was a kid," Nelson said with a moan. He didn't know or seem to care that Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia was televising the hapless Phils in a game against the San Francisco Giants. Two blocks away at the Misconduct Tavern was Al McLaverty, 49, one of three guys watching the local Comcast SportsNet as the Phils bumbled through the Giants game.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
It might not seem true, but not everything is targeted at millennials. TV Land, born as an offshoot for Nick at Nite's reruns of classic TV, has been trying to reinvent itself as a hub for sitcoms geared toward Gen Xers, the once-ballyhooed generation now smack-dab in the middle of adulthood, looking to escape their ever-growing bundles of joy with a little TV. That strategy works exceedingly well for the The Jim Gaffigan Show. Starring Gaffigan, the King of Clean Comedy, it premieres at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | Ellen Gray
* MASTERS OF SEX. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Season 3 leaps forward to 1966 with William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan, below left, with Caitlin Fitzgerald) at last taking their sex research public. Their (somewhat fictionalized) private lives? They're as complicated as ever. * RAY DONOVAN. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Ian McShane and Katie Holmes play a father and daughter who find uses for Ray (Liev Schreiber) and his special skills in Season 3. * THE STRAIN.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Molly Eichel and Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writers
The nominations for the 2015 Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday by Orange Is the New Black 's Uzo Aduba and John Stamos, star of the upcoming Grandfathered (is it just us, or would you totally watch that rom-com?). Like always, the noms will disappoint. TV has too many weird facets and niches to give those who truly deserve their due a statue. That's where we come in. To honor it all, we give you The Inquirer's Alternative Emmys. Season MVP Winner: Cookie, Empire . Why?
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sex, romance, and love are put under the glass by two shows this week, Dates , a clever new British comedy imported by CW, and Showtime's sexplicit Masters and Johnson biography, Masters of Sex , which returns for its third season. The sexual response Masters of Sex , back for a third season at 10 p.m. Sunday on Showtime, has a good deal in common with Mad Men . Both shows are set during the same era - the mid 1950s through the 1960s - and both have tried to capture some essential truth about what it means to be an American in the post-World War II world.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* RECTIFY. 10 tonight, SundanceTV. I'VE LOVED "Rectify" from the moment that Daniel Holden (Aden Young), free after 19 years on Death Row, fell asleep on the car ride home. He may have been reacting to overstimulation, the way a newborn would, but that nap also signaled that this was a show that wouldn't be hitting viewers over the head to keep them awake. As the third season begins tonight on SundanceTV (which yesterday renewed it for a fourth), the Peabody Award-winning "Rectify" is still a show that trusts its viewers more than most, telling a high-stakes story in a decidedly low-key way. Barely a breath has passed since the Season 2 finale, in which Daniel agreed to a plea deal that would prevent a new trial and keep him out of prison but required him to confess to the murder of his high school girlfriend.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News
*  CHASING LIFE. 9 tonight, ABC Family. Season 2 premiere of the drama about a twentysomething journalist fighting cancer finds April (Italia Ricci) newly engaged and newly unemployed. *  POV: TOUGH LOVE. 10 tonight, WHYY12. Documentary looks at the child-welfare system through the experiences of parents in New York and Seattle trying to win back custody of their children. *  SUITS. 9 p.m. Wednesday, USA. Charles Barkley has a cameo this week on the show he reportedly loves.
NEWS
July 6, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Look, it's getting hot. That kind of Philly hot that makes your skin feel perpetually wet. Movie theaters used to be the places we could escape the punishing sun and get a blast of AC. But now you don't even have to leave the house. Summer TV may be dreck, but grab the remote and hit up Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu for entertaining finds without leaving your couch. Consider this your ultimate reason to stay inside. 'Seinfeld' What it's about: Nothing. Where to watch: Hulu Plus.
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