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March 16, 1989 | By Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
A National Guardsman from Kensington yesterday admitted storing stolen military explosives in his house and car. Michael J. Graber, 38, of Lee Street near Tioga, a salesman, pleaded guilty in federal court to unlawful storage of 2 1/4 pounds of C-4 explosive and 11 quarter-pound sticks of TNT. In a statement to police and agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Graber admitted taking the explosives from Fort Dix, the...
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April 30, 1993 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Matchups and mental toughness. Those are two keys to success in the NBA playoffs, according to TNT analyst and e-nun-ci-a-tor supreme, Hubie Brown. Brown, a former Atlanta and New York Knicks coach, will work with play-by- play man Bob Neal on tonight's first-round Atlanta-Chicago opener at 8 o'clock. Both Brown and Doug Collins, TNT's other analyst extraordinaire, see Atlanta matching up well with Chicago. "Dominique Wilkins, Kevin Willis, Mookie Blaylock and Stacey Augmon are four excellent athletes," Collins said, "and they have a big man, Jon Koncak, in the middle.
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June 7, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Nothing like starting a reality show thinking you're about to die. Michelle Lamelza was in a helicopter nearing Fiji's remote Yasawa Islands, when the competitors were told to take a flying leap into the Pacific - without shark repellent. But Michelle, who spent her early years in Northeast Philadelphia, just laughed as she reflected on three grueling days far from civilization - with no food and only one bottle of water to drink - trying to find a hidden briefcase containing $100,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2009
SO MUCH television, so little time: "We know drama," proclaims TNT, which might want to clue in whoever decides when and where its onscreen promos appear. Annoying in almost any situation, the widely used device - in which promotions for programs other than the ones you're actually watching at the time unfurl from the bottom of your screen - reached new heights of idiocy on TNT during this week's episode of "Saving Grace. " As Grace (Holly Hunter) and her nephew (Dylan Minnette)
SPORTS
February 11, 2003 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The concern in some basketball circles was that the NBA had made a dreadful mistake this year in moving its All-Star Game from broadcast television to basic cable. At a time when attendance is down a bit and some surveys show interest in the league is waning, it made no sense to take one of the sport's premier events and make it inaccessible to millions of Americans. Or so the theory went. As it turned out, the game's move from NBC to TNT had some negative impact on the size of the audience but not a huge one. Most of the people who wanted to find the game seem to have found it. The total audience was down somewhat from last year, when the contest, which was played in Philadelphia, had the benefit of being sandwiched into NBC's Winter Olympics coverage.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2011
FRANKLIN & BASH. 9 p.m. tomorrow, TNT. MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. 10 p.m. tomorrow, TNT. BOYS WILL BE boys tomorrow night on TNT, but I think I'll be sticking with the ones who are at least trying to be men. At 9 p.m., Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar go the buddy-comedy route in "Franklin & Bash," a new lawyer show the network's calling an "offbeat drama" - though it's hard to think of something whose beats are this predictable as...
SPORTS
November 5, 1993 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
After wondering how the Chicago Bulls will perform without Michael Jordan leading them, the next major topic for NBA thinkers is - surprise! - money. Huge money. Ocean liners overflowing with money. With some NBA owners tossing stacks of $100 bills around as if they were playing Monopoly, TNT analyst Hubie Brown believes trouble is ahead. Brown, the analyst for tonight's Phoenix-Los Angeles Lakers season opener (10:30), is concerned about the megabucks contracts signed by rookies Shawn Bradley, Anfernee Hardaway and Chris Webber.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Eric Martin, a software engineer and ski instructor who lives Harleysville, is one of nine adventurers hunting for $100,000 at 9 tonight on TNT's survival-style game show, 72 Hours . Is it possible for the area to have back-to-back winners? On last week's debut, Michelle Lamelza, who grew up in the Northeast, found the cash-filled briefcase with two teammates during a quest that crossed a half-dozen Fiji islands. See article: " Philly fave wins wild TV treasure hunt . " See slide show: " Reality-show champs from Philly.
NEWS
June 9, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the demise of the gritty, old-fashioned cop show Southland , TNT's dramatic lineup has been left with a gaping hole that may be impossible to fill - especially if the cabler's new procedural, King & Maxwell , is any indication. Starring Jon Tenney ( The Closer ) and X-Men 's Rebecca Romijn, it premieres at 10 p.m. Monday. It's one of three new basic cable shows, including Sinbad and Primeval: New World , a pair of family fantasy adventure series on Syfy that premiere Saturday at 9 and 10 p.m. respectively.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* MURDER IN THE FIRST. 10 tonight, TNT. * REMEMBERING THE ARTIST ROBERT DE NIRO, SR. 9 tonight, HBO. * CHASING LIFE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, ABC Family.   In 1995, long before "Damages" or "The Killing," Steven Bochco edged the TV procedural beyond the box with ABC's "Murder One," in which a single case consumed an entire season. He also cast Daniel Benzali, a bald, middle-aged character actor, as the series' first lead, only to replace him by Season 2 with Anthony LaPaglia, while tweaking the format to cover more cases.
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May 8, 2015 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
UP UNTIL EARLY Tuesday morning, I had looked at Ernie Johnson as the geeky guy on TNT who did an absolutely terrific job keeping Charles, Kenny and Shaq under control. In a span of less than 24 hours, my respect for Johnson reached a level that I cannot comprehend. At 2 a.m. on Tuesday, I watched an episode of ESPN's E:60 in which Johnson was featured. So I watched, and cried. Since becoming the face of Turner Sports in 1990, Johnson has faced some major dilemmas. There was cancer in 2006, which he beat; there was the death of his father in 2011, which he still beats himself up for not being there when Dad died; and then there was Michael.
NEWS
December 12, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most makeover reality shows are unabashedly focused on changing people only on the surface, whether with a diet plan, a new hairdo, or a new house. It's refreshing that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's new TNT series, Wake Up Call , which premieres at 9 p.m. Friday, seems so different, focusing instead on improving the life of the whole person. Seems is the operative word: While one early episode is about an at-risk teenager who turns his life around, another is merely about an obese high school football coach's attempts to lose weight.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* LEGENDS. 9 tonight, TNT. THERE'S a small moment in the premiere of TNT's "Legends" in which undercover FBI agent Martin Odum is introduced to a new colleague, who tells him they have something in common. "I'm an Air Force brat, too," says the young analyst ( Tina Majorino, "Veronica Mars"). "Only my father was never stationed overseas, so I didn't get a cool accent out of the deal. " And just like that, Martin is free to spend at least part of every episode sounding like the man playing him, Yorkshire-born Sean Bean ("Game of Thrones," "Lord of the Rings")
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2014 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Legends with Sean Bean ( Sharpe's Rifles ) is a show, that, like Josh Holloway's CBS series Intelligence last season, should work but doesn't due to a lack of imagination and daring. Bean's Martin Odum is an FBI agent who is, in the immortal words of Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop 2 , "deep, deep, deep, deep undercover. " He gets so lost in the alter egos he adopts to infiltrate criminal enterprises that he will slip into their speech patterns without realizing it. So lost that he signs a child support check to his wife with the name of the militia nut job he is pretending to be. His identity is so splintered that as his handler (Cherry Hill native Ali Larter)
NEWS
June 20, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* RECTIFY. 9 tonight, SundanceTV. * THE LAST SHIP. 9 p.m. Sunday, TNT. "RECTIFY" IS not a show in a hurry. When the drama, one of last year's best, premiered in April 2013, I was struck by a scene in which main character Daniel Holden (Aden Young) fell asleep while riding in the car taking him away from the prison where he'd spent 19 years on death row. It was a daring choice for a medium that tries to keep us up nights, but the right one for the character, who, after years of staring at walls, reacted as a newborn might to overstimulation.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* MURDER IN THE FIRST. 10 tonight, TNT. * REMEMBERING THE ARTIST ROBERT DE NIRO, SR. 9 tonight, HBO. * CHASING LIFE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, ABC Family.   In 1995, long before "Damages" or "The Killing," Steven Bochco edged the TV procedural beyond the box with ABC's "Murder One," in which a single case consumed an entire season. He also cast Daniel Benzali, a bald, middle-aged character actor, as the series' first lead, only to replace him by Season 2 with Anthony LaPaglia, while tweaking the format to cover more cases.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
WITH THE SIXERS in a historical downward spiral toward a top pick in the June's NBA draft, and the NCAA Tournament giving us 68 teams to look at this week, let's combine the two and become college scouts for the next couple of weeks. We are looking for players who are talented, intelligent and work hard. We're not talking about potential here. We want guys who are part of successful programs, who are going to bring a winning attitude to the Sixers. We already know about Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and the rest of the lottery picks.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nothing jolts American cinema as intensely as gangsters. It's an intoxication that began in 1931 with Little Caesar and The Public Enemy . (The original Scarface would be in the group, too, but censorship squabbles kept it out of theaters for more than a year.) TV has been similarly consumed with crime kingpins since The Untouchables in 1959. The appeal obviously is evergreen. NBC is currently developing a mini-series about Eliot Ness. Mob City , on TNT, sets a new level of synchronicity: It uses the same setting and some of the same historical characters as Gangster Squad, which was in theaters this year.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Eric Martin, a software engineer and ski instructor who lives Harleysville, is one of nine adventurers hunting for $100,000 at 9 tonight on TNT's survival-style game show, 72 Hours . Is it possible for the area to have back-to-back winners? On last week's debut, Michelle Lamelza, who grew up in the Northeast, found the cash-filled briefcase with two teammates during a quest that crossed a half-dozen Fiji islands. See article: " Philly fave wins wild TV treasure hunt . " See slide show: " Reality-show champs from Philly.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* MAJOR CRIMES. 9 tonight, TNT. * KING & MAXWELL. 10 tonight, TNT.   "ONE OF the nice things about me," Los Angeles Police Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) tells a new assistant D.A. in tonight's season premiere of TNT's "Major Crimes," "is that when I'm really unhappy about something, people never have to ask. " The line's delivered in the beautifully modulated but very specific tone I've come to think of as Raydor's mom voice. And it's as much a part of McDonnell's character as the Southern accent that Kyra Sedgwick adopted was to Raydor's predecessor, Brenda Leigh Johnson, in "The Closer.
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