Shadow and Act

Dissecting Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC Show (What's Gone Wrong?)

  • By Sergio
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  • March 18, 2012 2:38 PM
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Like all of you, I was very happy when it was announced that Tulane professor, writer, social and cultural critic and media pundit Melissa Harris-Perry, after paying her dues and showing she's got the right stuff with her regular appearances on MSNBC (even acting as a substitute host on several shows), was getting her own morning weekend show on the network. Here was a smart, intelligent (and let's be honest, very cute) sister getting a chance to dazzle everyone with her knowledge and intelligence, joining Tamron Hall's daily afternoon show on the network.

Rwanda Opens Up Its TV Airwaves To The Private Sector; But Some Aren't Sold... Yet

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 17, 2012 11:20 AM
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Read THIS piece from Variety this morning, announcing that a stable of new TV privately-owned TV stations in Rwanda are coming soon, which will provide much needed competition for RTV, the government-run network that dominates the country's airwaves currently.

Oprah Defends Interview With Bobbi Kristina

  • By Sergio
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  • March 17, 2012 10:47 AM
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Here's some more Oprah news for your morning.

Oprah Dumps Rosie

  • By Sergio
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  • March 17, 2012 8:56 AM
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Forget all those reports that Rosie O'Donnell's talk show on OWN was relocating from Oprah's Harpo Studios in Chicago to New York. Even I reported that here last week.

NBC Renews "Grimm" For Second Season (Russell Hornsby Co-Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 2:59 PM
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Our man Russell Hornsby gets to breathe a sigh of relief as the first-term show he co-stars in on NBC - Grimm - has just been renewed for a second season!

BBC2 Series Looks At "Reverse Missionaries" Taking Religion Back To England (Tonight @9PM)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 16, 2012 11:18 AM
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BBC2 will tonight premiere a new docu-series, Reverse Missionaries, that looks at how missionaries from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean fare when they visit the English homelands of the missionaries who introduced Christianity to their respective countries, and try to do the same.

Brit Broadcaster ITV1 To Celebrate The Life & Career Of Lionel Richie In 90-Minute Special

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 10:30 AM
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The career of singer, song writer Lionel Richie will be feted in an entertainment special commissioned by ITV1 Studios - the UK broadcaster.

ABC Reportedly Pursuing Bobby Brown For An Exclusive Interview

  • By Sergio
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  • March 15, 2012 4:52 PM
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No surprise that since Whtney Houston's death, anything related to her has been ratings gold for TV networks. There was the Oprah Winfrey interview with Houston's brother, sister-in-law and her daughter, which was the highest rated show ever on OWN.

Watch New TV Spots For "Scandal" - Shonda Rhimes’ New Series Starring Kerry Washington

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 15, 2012 11:18 AM
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3 TV spots for Shonda Rhimes' new series Scandal (previously known as Damage Control), which is headlined by Kerry Washington, with Columbus Short and others in supporting roles.

BBC Announces iTunes-Style Pay Download Service For All Its Programs

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 15, 2012 11:09 AM
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Welcome to the 21st century BBC!