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Television and Radio: Creep Show Revisited

TNT's Nightmares & Dreamscapes revives a shaky television genre

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 12, 2006
S omewhere along the way into the new millennium, cable television woke up in a nightmare realm. Censors at the major networks lurked along the shadowy periphery ready to cast an uncertain moral l  

Television and Radio: News Anger-man

Lewis Black thrives on the politics of our time

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Comedian Lewis Black has a very easy job these days. "Where do you want to start? I don't even have to write anything anymore," he says incredulously. "All you have to do is print the headline  

Television and Radio: Guilty!

Court TV programming sours integrity with sensationalism

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 15, 2006
If you're one of the millions of Americans who can't get enough prime-time television programming about procedural justice, there are several permutations of the wildly successful Law & Order. I  

Television and Radio: 30-Day Turnaround

Morgan Spurlock's series raises issues at FX

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Think of Morgan Spurlock as the anti-Michael Moore. The friendly, handlebar mustachioed documentarian from West Virginia made waves in 2004 with an Oscar-nominated Super Size Me, which chronicled   

Television and Radio: 'Tooned In

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim delves into deeper waters

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2006
One of basic cable's top-rated crime-fighting programs doesn't feature police officers, judges or forensic scientists. In fact, it features three anthropomorphic fast-food products -- a giant mi  

Television and Radio: Airing It Out

Local TV show gives area talent some exposure

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2005
You can read regularly in CityBeat about talented people involved in all sorts of artistic pursuits. Steve Booth is one of them: He's producing XLTV, a local late-night TV show that airs on Cinci  

Television and Radio: Catching Up

The joy of past TV series is available on DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Suddenly it's January, and there's not much to do. If you're in the grip of the post-holiday vacuum, perhaps a good DVD set will fill the void. There are quite a few channels showing old TV se  

Television and Radio: One Date at a Time

Comic Hedburg has built his reputation relentlessly

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Comic Mitch Hedburg has built a successful career primarily through relentless touring. He spoke to CityBeat from his home in Hollywood, Fla. CityBeat: How did you get into stand-up comedy? Mi  

Television and Radio: Anchor Away

Local boy Bill Hemmer sets sail in the seas of CNN

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Elder High class of '83 and Miami University class of '87, Bill Hemmer moved from reporting sports for WCPO-TV to the world and elsewhere. Recently, the co-host of CNN's American Morning phoned  

Television and Radio: Detective Inspector

Local antiques dealer is on two PBS series

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Wes Cowan owns and operates Cowan's Auctions Inc. in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Linwood. Viewers of the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, recognize him as one of the program's appraiser  

Television and Radio: Left Alone

Who says Fox News is conservative?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Alan Colmes is the co-host of Fox News Channel's Hannity and Colmes, host of his own radio program (heard on 60 stations) and the author of Red, White and Liberal. He recently spoke to CityBeat b  

Television and Radio: Friends 'Til the End

It's not good-bye but see you later as sitcom ends

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
The end of a beloved television series is always an event, even though ratings for such episodes have trailed off in the past 20 years. It's highly unlikely we'll ever see 50 million people watc  

Television and Radio: Outside the Box

Comedy troupe is reaching out for new audiences on cable TV

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 7, 2004
"Comedy is not pretty," Steve Martin once said. It's not easy either. The challenges of succeeding on television in the science-fiction genre have been detailed in these pages (see Spaced Out,   

Television and Radio: Spaced Out

Sci-fi series are lost but not forgotten

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Successful science fiction is hard, especially on television. Two recent DVD releases from 20th Century Fox help define that. Lost in Space: The Complete First Season (on CBS, 1964-1965) and Firef  

Television and Radio: Doctor Know

Sexologist says couples are too often distracted

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2004
North Americans are much more uptight about sexuality than, say, our friends in Europe. OK, the Brits might be as uptight, but we certainly have issues on this side of the pond. A few voices out t