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CBS11 reporter Elizabeth Dinh is heading west to anchor

Reporter Elizabeth Dinh, who primarily worked the morning shift at D-FW’s CBS11, will soon be anchoring weeknight newscasts for a Portland, Oregon station. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Television: read all about it in two intriguing new books

Two veteran TV critics have new books to their names. Alan Sepinwall’s updated addition of The Revolution Was Televised remains an instant classic. Tom Jicha’s The Top 100 American Situation Comedies: An Objective Ranking (written in partnership with Prof. Mitchell E. Shapiro) makes for good bathroom reading (in the best sense of those words). Our breakdowns are on the Network News & Reviews page.

Plus, return with your friendly content provider to the 1992 New Hampshire presidential primary, when a big gaggle of candidates unleashed an air blitz in pre-“social media” times. A look back at their saturation TV ad campaigns is on the Back Channels page.

Also, in case you missed it, veteran Fox4 reporter Melissa Cutler has left the station to try something new. Her comments and more details are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

ABC's two-part Madoff gives Richard Dreyfuss a nice investment

Richard Dreyfuss has reached the stage of his career where he can play Bernie Madoff without any extra makeup or other appliances. Blythe Danner co-stars in ABC’s two-part Madoff, which premieres on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd. Our review is here.

Plus, Monday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark

Fox gets happy returns from Grease: Live!

Fox’s first effort to capitalize on the earlier success of NBC’s live musicals paid off big-time in D-FW Sunday night. The network’s three-hour Grease: Live! had the day’s biggest haul in both total viewers and advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds. ESPN’s competing Pro Bowl came in second. All the numbers are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Trump-less Republican debate thumps Trump

Ratings were down nationally for Thursday’s Donald Trump-less Republican presidential candidate debate on Fox News Channel. But those other guys easily had enough juice to outdraw Trump’s belatedly arranged benefit for veterans, which was shown live in part on CNN and MSNBC. All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, the TV Bulletin Board page has a new collection of tasty TV tidbits.
Ed Bark