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November 14, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
NBC released its midseason schedule for 2012, and missing from it are "Community" and "Prime Suspect. " Both ratings-starved but critically praised series have been pulled from the schedule. A spokesman from NBC has told me that "Prime Suspect" "is still under consideration but nothing definitive has been decided. " It's doubtful the show will be picked up for the rest of the season, despite the fact it's getting better each week. NBC will likely air the initial 13 episodes and then say good-bye.
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May 8, 2014 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco
In Chicago, a Blackhawks playoff game is must-see TV. If you can't get tickets to the game, that is. With a 2-1 series lead, the Hawks return to action Friday in Minnesota and Sunday in Chicago. So what does it take to produce a three-hour NHL on NBC Sports broadcast? A lot more than three hours, for one thing. A roster of nearly 50 people chips in to cover the lengthy to-do list. The crew culls the plays of the game, cues replays, creates graphics, compiles stats, talks to the on-ice timeout coordinator about commercials, runs the audio board and decides which shots and angles of the 24...
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NEWS
February 16, 2012
CNN reports: Saturday's funeral for legendary pop singer Whitney Houston is expected to be made available for television and web streaming from the New Jersey church where she grew up, Houston's publicist said Wednesday. Get the full story at CNN.com .
NEWS
October 31, 2013 | By Courtney Griffin and RedEye
In the fall of 2005, Ke'Marius Lee said he was just another “knucklehead high school student.” “I was just a kid with something to say, but I didn't always know how to say it,” recalled the West Side native. Lee's gift of gab was soon noticed by a school counselor at his alma mater, Crane Tech High School, who suggested that Lee interview for a position on a broadcast program called HoopsHIGH, covering high school basketball in Chicago. Lee remembers the day of his interview almost perfectly; he was late, so late in fact that Jeff...
SPORTS
February 28, 2012 | RedEye
This might get a "dadgummit!" or two out of Hawk Harrelson. In a months-long survey, fangraphs.com asked its readers to rate the best local TV announcers in Major League Baseball, and the White Sox play-by-play man and color analyst Steve Stone struck out. As in, they came in dead last. That made us curious as to where the duo fits in the Chicago broadcast landscape. Here's our list.   1. Neil Funk and Stacey King, Bulls King's catchphrases and Twitter presence are enough to put this team in the top spot.
SPORTS
May 8, 2014 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco
In Chicago, a Blackhawks playoff game is must-see TV. If you can't get tickets to the game, that is. With a 2-1 series lead, the Hawks return to action Friday in Minnesota and Sunday in Chicago. So what does it take to produce a three-hour NHL on NBC Sports broadcast? A lot more than three hours, for one thing. A roster of nearly 50 people chips in to cover the lengthy to-do list. The crew culls the plays of the game, cues replays, creates graphics, compiles stats, talks to the on-ice timeout coordinator about commercials, runs the audio board and decides which shots and angles of...
SPORTS
July 4, 2012 | By Ted Gruber and For RedEye
It turns out that basketball isn't the only sport that gets Stacey King riled up. The Bulls TV broadcaster is a huge mixed martial arts fan, and he traded a few punches - figuratively, that is - with RedEye ahead of UFC 148 (9 p.m. Saturday, pay-per-view). Oh, and he still can't stand those Bad Boy Detroit Pistons.   What first interested you about MMA? I have been a big fan since going back to UFC 1. The format that was you had to fight four people in a night with no weight classes is what drew me to the sport.
NEWS
October 31, 2013 | By Courtney Griffin and RedEye
In the fall of 2005, Ke'Marius Lee said he was just another “knucklehead high school student.” “I was just a kid with something to say, but I didn't always know how to say it,” recalled the West Side native. Lee's gift of gab was soon noticed by a school counselor at his alma mater, Crane Tech High School, who suggested that Lee interview for a position on a broadcast program called HoopsHIGH, covering high school basketball in Chicago. Lee remembers the day of his interview almost perfectly; he was late, so...
NEWS
December 6, 2011 | Mick Swasko, RedEye
Stuck on the CTA? Police lights flashing up the neighborhood with sirens blaring? Just morbidly curious about the random police chatter that broadcasts 24/7? Whatever the case, RedEye has you covered with a list of publically available scanners. The feeds can be a seriously valuable source during emergencies.   CTA live audio feed : Tune in when you're stuck. It will probably provide more insight than the muffled train conductors announcements. Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center: Taking to the air at...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Oprah Winfrey finally responded to Terrence Howard's recent remarks about her "tig ol' bitties. " Actually, she responded to other peoples' reactions to his comment about their love scene in the upcoming film "The Butler. " "Some people called me saying they were all offended, but I go, &'Will I do have big breasteses,'" the Queen of Media told talk show host Steve Harvey. Winfrey returned to Chicago on Tuesday to tape an episode of "Steve Harvey" that will air April 26. In director Lee Daniel's "The Butler," Howard and Winfrey's characters share a...
SPORTS
July 4, 2012 | By Ted Gruber and For RedEye
It turns out that basketball isn't the only sport that gets Stacey King riled up. The Bulls TV broadcaster is a huge mixed martial arts fan, and he traded a few punches - figuratively, that is - with RedEye ahead of UFC 148 (9 p.m. Saturday, pay-per-view). Oh, and he still can't stand those Bad Boy Detroit Pistons.   What first interested you about MMA? I have been a big fan since going back to UFC 1. The format that was you had to fight four people in a night with no weight classes is what drew me to the sport.
SPORTS
February 28, 2012 | RedEye
This might get a "dadgummit!" or two out of Hawk Harrelson. In a months-long survey, fangraphs.com asked its readers to rate the best local TV announcers in Major League Baseball, and the White Sox play-by-play man and color analyst Steve Stone struck out. As in, they came in dead last. That made us curious as to where the duo fits in the Chicago broadcast landscape. Here's our list.   1. Neil Funk and Stacey King, Bulls King's catchphrases and Twitter presence are enough to put this team in the top spot.
NEWS
February 16, 2012
CNN reports: Saturday's funeral for legendary pop singer Whitney Houston is expected to be made available for television and web streaming from the New Jersey church where she grew up, Houston's publicist said Wednesday. Get the full story at CNN.com .
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
NBC released its midseason schedule for 2012, and missing from it are "Community" and "Prime Suspect. " Both ratings-starved but critically praised series have been pulled from the schedule. A spokesman from NBC has told me that "Prime Suspect" "is still under consideration but nothing definitive has been decided. " It's doubtful the show will be picked up for the rest of the season, despite the fact it's getting better each week. NBC will likely air the initial 13 episodes and then say good-bye.
SPORTS
January 26, 2012 | By Ted Gruber, For RedEye
It's understandable if you are watching UFC - either live on TV or in person - for the first time Saturday night. The sport hasn't been in Chicago since 2008 and Fox just starting televising UFC bouts late last year. So, what do you need to know as a first-time attendee or viewer? Here's a start. Pre-game: With the event sold out, expect to arrive at the United Center early, just as you would for a Blackhawks puck drop or Bulls tipoff. The first fight starts around 3 p.m. If you are watching at home, FUEL broadcasts the prelims before the main card airs on Fox.   ...
SPORTS
February 8, 2012 | By Ryan Smith, For RedEye
What the hell am I doing here? That's the question that kept tugging at my brain while sitting at the UFC event "in person" a couple weeks ago. I put that phrase in quotes because even while sitting in relatively coveted seats on the ground floor of the United Center, I realized I wasn't actually watching the live action in front of me. Instead, I kept finding myself peering upward to the crystal-clear JumboTron, transfixed by the up-close-and-personal shots...
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