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REDBOX TO START SELLING TICKETS TO LIVE EVENTS

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Redbox, the DVD kiosk operator, says that it will soon be getting into the discount ticket business, offering unsold seats at live concerts and sports events with just a $1 service fee attached. Tickets will be made available at both the kiosks and at Redbox’s website. According to today’s (Thursday) Wall Street Journal, Redbox has […]

CLARK ACCUSED OF REWRITING BANDSTAND‘S RACIAL HISTORY

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dick Clark’s frequent claim that he integrated American Bandstand in the 1950s because “it was the right thing to do” is being challenged in a new book by a Scripps College professor. In The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia, Matt Delmont, an […]

SHARPTON PULLS OUT OF BLACK JOURNALISTS’ CONVENTION

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Rev. Al Sharpton has canceled a scheduled appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Philadelphia on Thursday after some of the group’s members voiced criticism of reports that he is being considered to take over as host of the 6:00 p.m. talk show on MSNBC. In an interview with Brentin Mock […]

DIRECTOR DEMME SHUNS BLOCKBUSTER BUDGETS

June 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Jonathan Demme may have been inordinately successful in the 1990s with such hits as Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, but the failure of his 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate left him so disillusioned with the Hollywood system that he pulled away from it. The movie, which cost $80 million to make — […]

EXTREME 105: 105 MBPS DOWNLOAD SPEED FOR $105

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With cable companies finding themselves increasingly in competition with themselves as some subscribers drop their cable packages and opt to watch TV shows via the Internet, Comcast has hit upon a way to offset the loss of revenue from the cord-cutters: offer super high speeds — at a hefty price. On Thursday, the nation’s largest […]

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WILL BE PLAYED ON TUESDAY

December 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday will come on Tuesday this week following the NFL’s postponement of the Vikings-Eagles Sunday Night Football game because of “public safety concerns” created by blizzard conditions in Philadelphia, where the game was to have been played. NBC, however, did air Football Night in America as scheduled at 7:00 p.m., and some of the discussion […]

WORLD SERIES A SLOW STARTER

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It may not have been on the same scale as the Texas Rangers’ loss to the San Francisco Giants Wednesday night (the Giants won 11-7), but Fox nevertheless took a beating in the first game of the World Series, which averaged 13.44 million viewers. That figure is down more than 31 percent from Game 1 […]