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After the Bid: Documentary Series Focuses on Life After Prison

Posted on · Edrick Browne is a local actor who, in his spare time, takes on projects that give back to the community. And that’s how he found himself teaching a theater class at the Carol Vance Prison in Richmond, Texas. He taught inmates about running equipment on a TV shoot, and they in turn documented their experiences […]

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Remembering Counselor and TV Personality John Bradshaw

Posted on · On Sunday (May 8, 2016), author, counselor, motivational speaker and TV personality John Bradshaw died. The Houston native wrote a half-dozen books and appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, including a popular limited-run series on PBS called The Eight Stages of Man and Bradshaw On: The […]

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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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Cable Television: To Cut the Cord or Not to Cut the Cord

Posted on · As more programs and networks offer ever more vibrant streaming services, more Houstonians are cutting the cord entirely on cable and satellite. We ask tech blogger Dwight Silverman what you should know as you contemplate whether to discard your current cable or satellite provider.

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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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Nation’s Cold Snap Felt Even in Normally Balmy Houston

Posted on · As you’re well aware — it’s cold in Houston. And it’s supposed to be in January, but today we’re a good 20 to 25 degrees below normal temps. And while it all pales in comparison to the winter storms and dangerous below zero conditions felt in other parts of the country, it’s enough for us to […]

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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 […]