Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Anderson vs Pee-Wee, Astros/Rangers HD, KPRC memories, Chron pleasuring and more

Anderson Cooper, Pee-Wee Herman, Shots (Thanks Will-E)

Astros remove old scoreboard
Check out this time-lapse video of the old scoreboard being removed from Minute Maid Park, as the Astros go HD for 2011. (Thanks Krystal)
- High definition coming to the Ballpark in Arlington
- Rhadigan in line for Rangers play-by-play job

Comcast wins government approval to take over NBC
Comcast wins FCC and Justice Department approval to take over NBC Universal (Thanks Murdock)

KPRC 2 Memories
Former staff members recall their time at Big 2.

Pioneers of Television returns Tuesday on PBS
The series returns beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday on PBS with another four-episode arc — science fiction, westerns, crime dramas and local kids TV, with science fiction starting things off this week.

Katy resident on reality TV show You’re Cut Off
Nadia Atiqi has everything at her fingertips. A life of spa visits and partying, nothing could go wrong. One day, she is told she has been selected to be on a new show called, “American’s next it girl.”

Former Longhorn Fran Harris is in Final Four for GMA Advice Guru
Fran Harris, WNBA Champion and former HGTV host, is one of the finalists chosen to move ahead to the next round.

HISD adopts new media strategy; here’s ours
Houston ISD considers you ill-informed. By looking to the Examiner for news of your community, you’re not reading what HISD wants you to read.

Houston’s Jazz Stars, Celebrated in TriBeCa
In music circles, around the turn of the new century, the phrase “from Houston” started to mean something by consensus. Not just in hip-hop and R&B — that was the time of Swishahouse Records, DJ Screw, UGK and Destiny’s Child — but, strangely enough, in jazz. (Thanks Krystal)

Austin DJ on 'LIVE! with Regis & Kelly'
96.7 KISS FM's Bobby Bones is one of Top 5.
- Regis Philbin retiring from 'Live! With Regis and Kelly

ITV 55.5 now live streaming
ITV (KTBU 55.5) is now streaming its programming.

Steve Carell Will Leave The Office Before the End of the Season
Michael will actually leave Scranton (or at least Dunder-Mifflin) about a month before the season ends, according to Office show-runner Paul Lieberstein (also, Toby).

New from Chron MomHouston: How to pleasure yourself!
The Chron's Love and Relationship blogger at Mom Houston (and a Chron BRIGHT!) Mary Jo Rapini offered her deep thoughts on the problem of men being a little premature if you know what I mean.

Documentary Filmmaker group formed in North Houston
With experience as a commercial and independent movie actress, Kerri Black decided she wanted to use her filmmaking skills to make a difference through documentaries.

JACKIE SMITH to Weekend Anchor at KMID in the Odessa-Midland market reports Steve Swienckowski of DCA (The David Crane Agency).

- KTXA 21 in DFW boosts signal, TV viewers need to rescan channel
- Comcast Houston getting new digital upgrade
- KDAF 33 Dallas-Fort Worth image spot
- Photog Ben Lutman moves from KTRK 13 to KIAH 39
- Mike Barajas leaves Fox 26 KRIV?

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