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Vintage Annie Oakley TV series one of first to put a woman in charge

TV westerns had been a man’s world until Annie Oakley came around in 1954. It fully stood out in that crowd, which in retrospect seems a lot clearer. All 81 episodes are newly available in a DVD collection that’s also fully loaded with extras. Note that University of Texas at Austin grad Gail Davis played the starring role. And see our review right here.
Ed Bark

Cowboys again top 1.5 million viewer mark in D-FW ratings

Winning changes everything, particularly when it involves the Dallas Cowboys. Sunday’s 31-21 victory over the New York Giants became the third of seven games to surpass the 1.5 million viewer mark in D-FW. All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Fox4 has the best of show among D-FW’s weekend morning adopt-a-pet segments.
Ed Bark

Rewinding and fast-forwarding with former KDFW-TV sports anchor Ted Dawson

Your friendly content provider has seen literally hundreds of D-FW anchor personalities come and go during nearly 35 years (the horror!) as a TV critic.

So we’re going to occasionally update you on where they are now and where they were then. Uncle Barky either has a valuable institutional memory or belongs in an institution. You make the call. Meanwhile, we’ll begin with former KDFW-TV sports anchor Ted Dawson, who’s still in the biz down Montana way. Check out our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, the Wednesday-Thursday D-FW ratings “snapshots” are in.
Ed Bark

CBS11 names Gilma Avalos as weekend morning news anchor

CBS11’s fledgling weekend morning newscasts will have a Latina anchor/meteorologist duo with the hiring Thursday of Gilma Avalos. More details on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Harry Shearer another worthy recipient of Dallas VideoFest's Kovacs Award

Harry Shearer is best known for two major contributions to the pop culture firmament -- The Simpsons and This is Spinal Tap. But Dallas VideoFest’s latest Kovacs Award winner also has been around long enough to have been a kid actor in some eye-catching early movies and TV shows. Learn more about him on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page, which also has details on when and where he’ll accept this honor.
Ed Bark