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TV Eye
Fall TV is dead; long live fall TV!
"...front of the tube. Two and a Half Men (CBS), Whoopi (NBC), I'm With Her (ABC), and It's All..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

War Drums
"...of the Center for Strategic and International Studies told CBS News, "We want them to quit, not to fight,..."

Feb. 21, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

TV Eye
The good, the bad, and the God on TV.
"...After nine seasons, CBS recently announced this was the last year for the..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Happy 300th, The Simpsons.
"...of our time stand? And it's getting worse. While CBS is quietly reconsidering The Real Beverly Hillbillies series, a..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Film actors take flight for the small screen.
"...Fred Cantu returns to Austin airwaves Aug. 19 on CBS affiliate K-Eye. Not that he went very far. The..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Not only does reality television keep on trucking, it's getting better and better.
"...Race: Survivor may be the No.1 reality series on CBS, but it's The Amazing Race that actually puts some..."

March 15, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Television fans who organize to keep their favorite shows on the air, or even don the occasional Star Fleet Commanding Officer's uniform, are often depicted as lonely losers with too much time on their hands. According to TV columnist Belinda Acosta, the truth is quite the opposite.
"...A subsequent letter-writing campaign swelled around CBS's Cagney & Lacey in 1982. This effort ushered in..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Life ain't the only thing that's like a box of chocolates -- talk shows are, too!
"...savored before sleep. The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) is my favorite, followed by Late Night With Conan..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Another day, another blah awards show
"...Annual American Film Institute (AFI) Awards broadcast live on CBS. Just what we need, I thought. Another awards show...."

Jan. 11, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
The Emmy Awards finally come to fruition, local boxer Jesus Chavez hits HBO, and the most delicious diva show on television.
" that." When the image of audience member and CBS exec Les Moonves was projected onto the large monitor..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Naked City
The Chronicle gives cheers and jeers to breaking news coverage of the war.
"...announced that bombing of Afghanistan had begun, Fox and CBS calmly kept their cameras focused on what's really important..."

Oct. 12, 2001 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Megiddo: The Omega Code Two
"...very, very bad (though sporadically entertaining, like an old CBS Movie of the Week high on millennial jitters), is..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV to Air Simulcast Celbrity Benefit
The Big Four networks announce decision to air a simulcast celebrity benefit to aid victims of the terrorist attacks.
"...unprecedented show of solidarity, the Big Four networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox) have agreed to jointly broadcast a..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Screens Column by Kimberley Jones

TV Eye
PBS delivers the goods.
"...two-hour documentary. It airs Friday, Aug. 31, 7pm, on CBS.Syndication Nation The early seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Hightower Lowdown
The media buys the Pentagon's lies, W can't keep his free-market ideology straight, and biotechnology brings us Frankenpigs.
"...One would think that multibillion-dollar media giants (from CBS to CNN, The New York Times to The Washington..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Blow Up Your Video
MTV forces American youth to sell their souls, but has Joan Jett in a bikini!
"...compelling video, yet MTV still hedged on airing it. CBS Records, Jackson's label, reportedly threatened to pull all CBS..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Music Feature by Greg Beets

TV Eye
No Emmy nominations for Buffy
"...expanded the nonfiction categories, thereby inviting nominees like Survivor (CBS), Eco-Challenge (USA), Road Rules (MTV), and E! True Hollywood..."

July 20, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Hightower Lowdown
A real Fourth of July, bushwa from D.C., & airline fairness
"...Old Glory, the logos of McDonald's, IBM, GE, Nike, CBS, Texaco, and other giants shone forth in all their..."

July 6, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

About AIDS
Condom Ads Conspicuously Absent from TV
"...condom ads continue to be nonexistent on network TV. CBS and NBC, along with Fox, technically allow condom ads,..."

June 29, 2001 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
"...Turns out O'Connor had shot a label executive with CBS Records, with whom Nelson had just signed...."

June 1, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

TV Eye
Talk about your stakes through the heart -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer moves to the UPN and with that, moves out of Austin
"...long as none of the big four -- ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox -- are owned by the same..."

April 27, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Josie and the Pussycats
It's far more subversive than the Seventies Hanna-Barbera cartoon on which it's based.
"...Daly. Based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon that ran on CBS and then NBC for much of the early-to-mid-Seventies, this..."

April 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Coach's Corner
Live sporting events? Barely. TV is choking them to death.
"...throw contests, sandwiched between lengthy, repetitive timeouts so that CBS could air 15 minutes of ads), I had more..."

March 30, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

TV Eye
"The Flintstones saved me." Belinda Acosta looks at the legacy of William Hanna, who died last week at the age of 90.
"...For details and a full application, go to the Web site...."

March 30, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Part of Our Day
When discussing the Golden Age of Television, we usually speak in terms of the national networks, but there's another chapter to the tale. Belinda Acosta looks at some of the pioneers of Austin television.
"...speak in terms of the national networks -- NBC, CBS, ABC, DuMont (which never became a network in the..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
The Mole, Temptation Island, and Survivor II -- get ready for a whole new season of watching contestants backbite, cheat, weasel, outsmart, and canoodle their way to the win.
"...Similar to CBS's Survivor, The Mole creates a game world where the..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
The Michael Richards Show fizzles, Billy Crystal can't host the Oscars, and other odds and ends from our harried television columnist.
"...for next season's Frasier. Rival networks like ABC and CBS are reportedly showing interest should the peacock network cast..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Image of a First Lady
Based on her physical appearance alone, Jean Stapleton is a natural to portray Eleanor. But it turns out that the accomplished actress' resemblance to the first lady doesn't end there. It extends to her idealism, her feminism, and even her awakening to activism.
"...screen -- which she has done in the 1982 CBS movie Eleanor: First Lady of the World, and is..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

TV Eye
Why are this year's season premieres so darn dull? Also, a goodbye to Steve Allen and news on a class action suit alleging age discrimination filed by 28 TV writers.
"...Gilmore Girls on the WB and That's Life on CBS (tape it!) -- but some of the other offerings..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Television's latest phenomenon Big Brother is here -- and it couldn't be more boring; also, Freaks &Geeks finds a home, and Austin at Issue introduces us to new council members.
"...Big Brother airs Mon-Tue and Thu-Sat, 7pm, on CBS. Freaks and Geeks Lives! The former NBC dramedy that..."

July 14, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

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