Channel 4's iPad promo flop

Published Nov. 30, 2011

As a cynic, I could suggest that Channel 4 is working on another, bigger giveaway for the next ratings period. A pair of Brewers season tickets?


OnMedia: The ax falls repeatedly

Published May 18, 2011

Over the past few days, the bodies have piled up as the networks have cleaned out the failed TV shows in preparation for the new fall schedules. ... A new reporter heads from Montgomery, Ala., to Channel 4. ... Is Oprah's finale as big as the end of "M*A*S*H"?


Milwaukee's famous relatives

Published Nov. 11, 2010

Milwaukee has its share of celebrities who once lived here, as well as relatives of celebrities who live here now. Tracking them all down has proven to be more difficult than we anticipated, but here's a list -- albeit an incomplete and somewhat unconfirmed one.


Tosa native Weber sings The Oprah Show

Published Nov. 4, 2009

If you missed her at the biggest music festival in the nation, you can catch singer Grace Weber on national television this week. A native of Wauwatosa, Weber is one of the eight finalists on "Oprah's Karaoke Challenge."


OnMedia: Channel 12 slips by Channel 4 in October

Published Oct. 30, 2009

In the first measure of viewing since NBC gave the 9 p.m. hour to Jay Leno, Channel 12 edged out Channel 4 in the October TV ratings. And Rosie O'Donnell returns to the airwaves: if you're a subscriber.


OnMedia: It sure smells like "Mad Men" in Thiensville

Published Oct. 29, 2009

The latest season of public television's "Pioneers of Television" is in production for airing next year, and the Milwaukee-based production company is shooting one of the key scenes up in Thiensville. And it's looking more and more like NBC's "Chuck" will be back in January, a bit earlier than planned.


Hawkins' book looks at the new black "overclass"

Published March 18, 2009

In his upcoming book, "NEWBOS: The Rise of America's New Black Overclass," Wall Street Journal reporter and CNBC correspondent Lee Hawkins explores the economic and social ramifications facing a new class of multimillionaires. Hawkins interviewed LeBron James, Terrell Owens, Puffy Combs, Wyclef Jean, Russell Simmons and others to talk about perils and pitfalls faced by self-made young black millionaires.


Milwaukee Talks: CBS 58 news anchor Shari Dunn

Published March 4, 2009

Shari Dunn, the new morning anchor of the CBS 58 morning news, didn't follow a regular career path to wind up working in her hometown. Before the Nicolet and Marquette grad landed a job in TV in Milwaukee, she worked as an attorney here in town, in Washington and in New York. We caught up with her in this Milwaukee Talks.


Get the skinny on today's popular diet plans

Published Jan. 4, 2009

If shedding pounds is on the top of your to-do list for 2009, you're far from alone. Millions of Americans put themselves on diets of all shapes and sizes each year, yet according to the National Weight Control Registry, 90-95 percent of dieters re-gain the weight they lost, or more, within five years.