Television

NPR's TV critic and Pop Culture Happy Hour hosts pick 19 of their favorite television and streaming series of the year.

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The rapid ascent of Netflix as a creator of film and television continued Monday morning as the streaming service placed four films in the Golden Globes' 10 best motion picture contenders in comedy and drama. But the Hollywood Foreign Press Association rewarded established directors like Quentin Tarantino, too, while continuing its legendarily wacky devotion to some of its favorite celebrities.

The Evolution of Black Television

Oct 25, 2019

The Emmy-award winning series When They See Us was groundbreaking in depicting the systemic ills of the criminal justice system to the Central Park Five-who were all men of color.

The show follows a recent trend in television with black leads, which feature a wide array of stories that depict more dramatic, socially conscious themes. 

The evolution from shows such as Good Times of the 1970’s and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air of the 1990’s, to blackish and Queen Sugar of today shows a progression in messaging and themes.

The Evolution Of Black Television

Oct 7, 2019
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The Emmy-award winning series When They See Us was groundbreaking in depicting the systemic ills of the criminal justice system to the Central Park Five-who were all men of color.

The show follows a recent trend in television with black leads, which feature a wide array of stories that depict more dramatic, socially conscious themes. 

The evolution from shows such as Good Times of the 1970’s and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air of the 1990’s, to blackish and Queen Sugar of today shows a progression in messaging and themes.

Dora The Explorer's Lasting Impact

Aug 12, 2019

Dora the Explorer is one of the most recognized Latinx characters on TV. She debuted on Nickelodeon almost 20 years ago. This past weekend, Dora moved to the big screen, in Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

But before she was an explorer who traversed the world with her backpack and map, she was Stinky.

WBNS broadcasting tower in Columbus.
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Channel 10 is changing hands. As part of a $535 million deal, the Dispatch Broadcast Group is selling its television and radio stations, WBNS-TV, AM, and FM, plus a television station and digital channel based in Indiana.

Tim Conway built a career playing goofballs who rarely took center stage — but he often helped turn good television shows into TV classics. The comic actor, who appeared on shows ranging from The Carol Burnett Show to SpongeBob SquarePants, died Tuesday morning, May 14. The cause was complications from a long illness, according to his representative, Howard Bragman. He was 85.

College sophomore Jake Schwartz looks up at the red Solo cup teetering dangerously close to the 15-foot ledge above him.

The cup is full of water, and it's attached to his arm by a string. One wrong move and it will dump on his head.

Schwartz tries to be still, but it's hard not to move. The cup inches forward.

Then it happens: about 10 minutes in, his arm jerks and the cup drops, soaking him and his leather jacket – in 30-degree weather.

Whatever you think of the Grammy Awards, they do provide an intriguing snapshot of how the music industry wishes to see itself — particularly in terms of its chosen standard-bearers. In one three-and-a-half-hour flurry of awards and performances, you'll get a cross-genre infomercial and, if you curate your Twitter feed right, an evening-long feast of social-media jokes and commentary.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Not long after Gov. Mike DeWine’s inaugural, former Gov. John Kasich announced his new gig: CNN commentator.

In February of 1990, a Columbus native pulled off the greatest upset in boxing history. James "Buster" Douglas was set to square off against Mike Tyson in Japan. Everyone favored Tyson. 

Screenshot of Untested app by Mike DeWine
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With two weeks remaining until Election Day, the fight to win your vote is intensifying. Candidates are working hard to garner support, and media plays a large role in how they do that.

Murphy Brown

Sep 13, 2018
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The late-80’s hit television series “Murphy Brown” makes its way back to primetime this fall. Centered on the life of a top female broadcast journalist with a knack for calling out hypocrisy and sparking controversy, the show won five Emmy awards over the course of 10 seasons.

National Geographic Wild Miniseries on the Columbus Zoo

Aug 6, 2018
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Cable television channel National Geographic Wild is taking viewers behind-the-scenes at the Columbus Zoo. It premiered a six-hour miniseries in July on the zoo, aquarium and its 10,000-acre conservation center, The Wilds. 

The series, “Secrets of the Zoo,” is about the staff at the zoo and their close relationships with the animals. It premiered on July 29. 

 

Today on All Sides we speak with the executive producer about the show and find out what makes the Columbus Zoo show-worthy. 

Guests:

"This was a blindside," says Kathrine Nero, WCPO-TV's Good Morning Tri-State anchor who was let go by WCPO-TV Monday.

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