Tag Archives: television

Artist to Watch: America’s Got Talent’s Grace VanderWaal

There was a time when I was obsessed with reality competitive shows.  Everything from Survivor to Project Runway–my family watched them religiously.  But with the creation of so many shows, it became too much. Would Spencer make it through Tribal ...

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The death of network television

With more mature television programming on the rise, network television can no longer compete. The unrealistic families and conversations the network shows present will only last so long; HBO and newer mediums like Netflix don’t have limitations and put generic ...

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Student accepted as film contest finalist

Fresno State student, Xeng Xai Xiong, represents the university at CSU Media Arts Festival. Xiong is also apart of The Collegian staff.

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Fresno ‘Extreme Makeover’ to air Sunday

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ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" built a new home for the Riojas family in Fresno in January. The episode will air Sunday, March 8 at 5 p.m. on ABC. Read more about this story, or watch a slideshow chronicling the construction of the house.

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Imagining me — through TV

IN A MONTH I’VE GROWN POT, BEEN A HOUSEWIFE ON a cul-de-sac, become a serial killer, worked at a funeral parlor, and most recently, discovered I had superpowers — if only in my imagination.

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What’s happenin’ with the stars?

LOS ANGELES-Don LaFontaine, who recently parodied himself as “that announcer guy from the movies” in a Geico insurance commercial, has died. He was 68.

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Traditional TV to go dark

A year from now, television as America knows it will be gone forever. On Feb. 17, 2009, in accordance with legislation passed by Congress, the analog signal that has been used to transmit TV since its invention will be turned off, and all TV stations will begin broadcasting its programming using a digital signal.

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The One-Finger Salute

Thumbs up to the women’s softball team, who kicked off its season with two victories against the University of the Pacific Tigers. We’re hoping this signals the start of a great new season.

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West and Winehouse win big

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Amy Winehouse may have been physically absent from the Grammy awards on Sunday, but her presence was strong as the famously troubled singer won four awards, including song of the year for her autobiographical hit “Rehab.”

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WEB-SPE@K: Which TV show will you be glad to see after the writer’s strike ends?

According to most news sources, the WGA strike seems to be an end. What television shows are you looking forward to seeing again the most? Be sure to read the print edition of next Friday’s issue of The Collegian for ...

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Holiday cheers — new TV gadgets

Television lovers have never had it better. You don’t have to stay glued anymore to the boob tube just to catch a favorite show. You don’t even have to be home to watch.

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Writer’s Guild strike mostly hilarious

“The Daily Show” and its “The Colbert Report” spinoff comprise the only one-hour block of television I miss since the ongoing Writer’s Guild strike cut short production on most nightly television programs. I could care less about talk shows and ...

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Turning passive TV viewing off

As the end credits of “All In the Family” roll, a student discussion about Archie Bunker follows, leading to a deeper conversation about racism and stereotypes. Welcome to Mass Communication and Journalism 163, Radio and Television in Popular Culture.

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