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TV Tidbits: Farewell, "Parks and Recreation"

Published Feb. 25, 2015

Over the last few days, we've had to say our goodbyes to Pawnee as NBC's "Parks and Recreation" ended its run after six seasons, homophobic "Walking Dead" fans had to deal with the stress of the show's first on-screen gay couple, and one more funny person from "The Daily Show" will be leaving. Look on the bright side, at least a new show about the last man on earth will be premiering this Sunday.

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Stewart makes fine move from "Daily Show" to drama with "Rosewater"

Published Nov. 17, 2014

Much like Stewart's incredibly influential television show, "Rosewater" is about navigating through troubling political times, topics and outrages with lightness, humor and humanity. And for the most part, the funnyman does a respectable job with his first go-around, his familiarity with the melding of politics and humor mostly making up for his unfamiliarity with writing and directing for the big screen.

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"The Daily Show" and the recall

Published Aug. 11, 2011

Jon Stewart spent substantial time covering Wisconsin's State Senate recall elections last night.

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OnMedia: The governor gets up early for some television

Published June 21, 2011

Scott Walker does the early shift on CNBC. ... After losing his MSNBC gig, Keith Olbermann's old show is back on the little-watched Current TV, Al Gore's television project. ... The video of Jon Stewart on "Fox News Sunday."

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OnMedia: This is what happens when your name is Weiner

Published June 3, 2011

Even Anthony Weiner admits he's been the target of cracks over the years, thanks to his name. But it's time to move on. ... NBC says the first run of "The Voice" will wrap up June 29. ... MTV has high hopes for the new version of "Teen Wolf." ... Jon Stewart is coming to the Riverside.

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On Media: The return of Lou Dobbs

Published March 14, 2011

More than a year after he left CNN, outspoken broadcaster Lou Dobbs launches a new show today on Fox Business Network.

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Jon Stewart looks at the Madison mess

Published Feb. 22, 2011

Jon Stewart opened Monday night's "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central with an extended look at what's going on in Madison.

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OnMedia: That key TV demographic

Published Jan. 5, 2011

The broadest measure of TV viewing is by households, but the money is in the ratings among 25- to 54-year-old viewers. The November numbers offer some interesting details ... It'll soon be much easier to get Netflix movies on your television.

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2010 picks: Tim Cuprisin

Published Dec. 27, 2010

A fine year is coming to an end, which is the traditional time to look back on some of the little things that made it fine.

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OnMedia: Some thoughts on Conan's early ratings

Published Nov. 11, 2010

Don't get hung up on the first week's ratings for Conan O'Brien's new show ... Lou Dobbs is returning to cable in the new year ... Scarlett Johansson hosts "SNL."