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Property Brothers Jonathan & Drew Scott Discuss Their Careers and DIY Home Improvements Gone Wrong

Posted on · (Above: Jonathan and Drew Scott, otherwise known on the HGTV network as “Property Brothers.” Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Twins Jonathan and Drew Scott, otherwise known on the HGTV network as Property Brothers, have numerous spin-off shows, including one called Brother vs. Brother, the latest season of which takes place entirely in Galveston. In […]

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Is Houston Somewhere You Can Break into the TV and Film Business?

Posted on · Veteran television director Michael Grossman’s credits include shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Firefly and Gilmore Girls – just to name a few. But, for the past three years, he’s taken a break from directing to spend some time on the University of Houston campus working with students hoping to make a career in […]

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‘Astronaut Wives Club’ Portrays A Different Perspective of the Early Space Program

Posted on · This summer, ABC is running a ten-part series called The Astronaut Wives Club, based on the non-fiction book by the same name by Lily Koppel. The series tells the stories of the early days of the US space program through the eyes of the wives of the astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program. Houston plays a […]

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High Speed Rail, Chemo Brain, and Tomato Republic: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Posted on · What’s the secret to community buy-in for a high-speed rail project? Location, location, location. Last spring, we spoke with former Harris County judge and Texas Central Railway President Robert Eckels about his company’s effort to construct a privately funded bullet train between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Texas Central Railway first proposed the plan to build the rail […]

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Author Chronicles 40-Year History of Austin City Limits

Posted on · This month marks the 40th anniversary of Austin City Limits, the iconic PBS series that records and broadcasts original musical performances featuring new talent as well as legendary music artists across numerous genres. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American TV history and has has featured musical performances from the likes of Coldplay, the […]

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The State of Spanish-Language News in Houston

Posted on · A few weeks back, Spanish language newspaper Rumbo closed up shop here in Houston, publishing its last issue. Still, there are nearly two dozen Spanish language media outlets in Houston. It’s not just a Univision and Telemundo world anymore. But aside from the language itself, is the news that’s reported in Spanish different from the […]

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How Does News Coverage Affect Our Perception of Crime in Houston?

Posted on · If you watch a local newscast in Houston, plenty of the half-hour will surely be devoted to crime. And that’s pretty typical in a major city. But how crime is covered by media here affects our perceptions of crime. We’ll discuss that with Mike O’Neill, an Executive Producer at KHOU CBS 11, Wayne Dolcefino, a […]

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Are You Any Closer to Getting Rockets & Astros Games on Your Cable Provider?

Posted on · We update you on the CSN Houston saga. We’ll talk with Houston Press writer Jeff Balke about the history of the regional sports cable channel, and discuss whether recent developments offer any sense of if the 60 percent of Houstonians who currently can’t see Rockets and Astros games through their cable or satellite providers might […]

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Does Comcast Doom the Astros For Years to Come? Crane Lawsuit Says Yes

Posted on · Astros owner Jim Crane is suing former owner Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC Universal accusing them of selling him “an asset they knew at the time to be overpriced and broken.” That asset is CSN Houston, the TV network that airs Astros and Rockets games — a network not many Houstonians have access to. We break down why […]