Forty-eight hours before cable news networks picked up the story of Michael Brown, the story exploded on Twitter with hundreds of thousands of people tweeting about the shooting, rioting and heavily-militarized police response. A report from the Pew Research Center shows that in the first week aft ... More >>
Love was in the air Friday afternoon on the sixth floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, where a total of 208 single ladies and gents auditioned for the upcoming season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette -- 209 of them to be exact, if you include a painfully out-of-place Daily RFT writer. The St. Louis ... More >>
The ultimate dating reality shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette need new contestants for upcoming seasons, so producers are coming to St. Louis to play matchmaker. Both men and women who want to compete for the heart of another while America watches on are invited to the open casting call, from ... More >>
Missouri's got the Colbert bump. America's favorite late-night funnymen John Stewart and Stephen Colbert sometimes dip into Show Me State news for their fodder. Progress Missouri compiled their ten favorite Missouri moments on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report:
Comedian and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was in town last night for the first leg of his "Clean Cut" tour, and hey, guy's gotta eat, right? So he went classic St. Louis and had lunch at Crown Candy Kitchen (1401 St. Louis Avenue; 314-621-9650). We're dying to know what he thought, but mo ... More >>
Stan Kann's websiteSt. Louis native Stan Kann was already a celebrated organ player before he became a comedic presence on talk showsFor most part, people in the entertainment business become famous by harnessing a single skill. They achieve notoriety through singing, dancing, acting, spoon-p ... More >>
In the event that you've just returned from an extended stay at an ashram in Bangalore, eschewing all creature comforts in favor of a daily regimen of meditation, hot yoga and colon cleanses, Gut Check has news for you: Quill.com, an offshoot of the Staples chain of office-supply suppliers, has gone ... More >>
Black nor white: Cardinals in the World Series doesn't necessarily mean poor TV ratings.You hear it each time the Cardinals enter the World Series. "Oh, the television execs must be dying! A mid-market team in the series? Ratings will be horrendous!" Yes and no. That dire prediction proved to be ... More >>
2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, September 17. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Dana Loesch: Does she have the right (wing) stuff to save CNN?The original cable news network (a.k.a. CNN) announced yesterday that it has hired St. Louis Tea Party co-founder Dana Loesch for its 2012 election coverage. The contract is the latest coup for Loesch, who -- in just a few years' time ... More >>
Food TV's popularity is waning. The New York Post says that the network's 2010 numbers showed the first decrease in the network's history. In the fourth quarter of 2009, viewership plunged 10.3 percent among viewers ages 25 to 54. The slide continued with 3.3 percent in the second quarter and 4.5 pe ... More >>
Now that pseudo-reality TV show The Hills is over forever, and Dancing With the Stars is done waltzing until the fall, where are we supposed to get our reality-TV fix? (Other than the dozens of other reality TV shows still airing new episodes, that is.) It's like they say in that philosophic ... More >>
Nick Yozamp on television Friday afternoon. He won $100,000 during the college week for Jeopardy!It will be quite awhile before Nick Yozamp is ever in jeopardy of missing a rent payment.The 20-year-old biology major at Washington University has just won the 2010 Jeopardy! College Championship and ... More >>
A few weeks ago, I was going to post this video of Sesame Street aliens the Yip-Yips discovering radio. But today, my pal Jack posted the following on his Facebook feed, and I'm crying I'm laughing so hard. So, um, Sesame Street's Yip-Yip martians busting a move to M.O.P. Language NSFW, unless you h ... More >>
livinginstereo.comAfter posting a story yesterday afternoon on possible formatting changes at KDHX (88.1 FM), I got a call from the station's co-executive director, Nico Leone. Here's the status of the station's evening talk shows per Leone: As speculated, the KDHX's programming committee is conside ... More >>
Note: This post updated here.Talk show hosts at KDHX (88.1 FM) are meeting tonight at a south St. Louis home to discuss upcoming programming changes at the community radio station (and perennial RFT Best of St. Louis winner).The impromptu gathering comes three days before the hosts are supposed to m ... More >>
Producers at NBC have asked former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to participate in a reality show titled, "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!"The show drops ten celebrities in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle "to face challenges designed to test their skills in adapting to the wilderness. ... More >>
Alton Brown on books on food
Veteran bluesman Bobby Rush charms China, while B-Sides makes a mixtape for Elmo the Muppets life.
The FDA is considering making nutrition information on food packages easier to read. (AP) www.about.com Inside the marketing strategy of a new "all-natural" Quaker Oats cereal. (New York Times) This article seems to explain the whole is-Mario-fired-or-not? debate. No more Molto Mario rer ... More >>
Unreal gets down to brass tacks with the NRA, Anheuser-Busch and Big Bird, shares an intimate Keith Urban moment and cries bloody Murder.
:30 p.m. Monday, July 24. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
Looking for the perfect songs for Valentine's Day? Yeah, we're not going to help you out at all.
Celeb chef Alton Brown is just here for more food (and he'd like to see you, too)
Bad timing and institutional racism kept Gary Jackson out of pro wrestling's spotlight. But he's got St. Louis in a hammer lock.
Week of October 6, 2004
Unreal cares enough to send the very best; plus, we get our five minutes of TV fame and continue the hard-hitting sandwich reportage
Sesame Street looks spaceward
NBC hopes Coupling is its next hitcom, which bugs the show's biggest fans
2002 proved that TV has no shame at any hour
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Truth, justice and the American soap opera are under attack at the West County Y
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
A new exhibit lets youngsters get up close and personal with their favorite TV show
That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel
Master harmonica player Toots Thielemans blows into St. Louis
Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?
A day in the life of TV station KSDK leaves one observer gasping for breath as the need for speed vies with sound news judgment
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is finding common cause with some local television newscasts.