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NewsNation Is Supposed To Be An ‘Unbiased’ Alternative To Fox, MSNBC, And CNN. Almost No One Is Watching It.

Execs at Nexstar, the country’s largest owner of local TV stations, had research saying that consumers wanted a source of nonpartisan news. So the corporation turned its cable outlet, WGN America, into NewsNation, offering five hours of news programming every evening to 75 million homes. Nielsen says NewsNation averages 27,000 prime-time viewers a night. (That’s nationwide.) Several top editorial hires have quit, and there are allegations that the network is not as unbiased as it claims to be. ...
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Amazon in Talks for Jurnee Smollett Action Vehicle Fuel

Amazon in talks for Jurnee Smollett action vehicle Fuel Fresh off working together on HBO’s acclaimed adaptation of Lovecraft Country, star Jurnee Smollett and executive producer Misha Green are reuniting for an action vehicle Fuel with Amazon Studios currently in talks to acquire the pitch in a heated bidding war, according to Deadline. RELATED: Lovecraft Country’s Misha Green Tapped to Write/Direct Tomb Raider Sequel if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "funct...
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Nexstar’s NewsNation Faces Turmoil, Staff Departures Amid Conservative Bias Concerns

Nexstar’s NewsNation channel is in turmoil as it faces staff defections amid concerns that the outlet is being pushed by management to lean to the right in its news coverage. The simmering controversy for the channel previously known as WGN America gained steam on Tuesday when Nexstar confirmed that Jennifer Lyons, the WGN-TV Chicago news […]
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Upstart CNN competitor expands: WGN America rebrands as NewsNation, beefs up primetime news block

WGN America, rebranding as NewsNation and adding primetime news shows, is hoping to carve out space in a cable-news field led by CNN, Fox and MSNBC.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Nexstar’s WGN America to Rebrand as NewsNation, Expand Nightly Newscasts

Nexstar’s WGN America will rebrand itself NewsNation as of March 1 when the cabler expands its volume of daily newscasts to five hours a day. The move is another commitment from Nexstar to turn WGN America into a full-fledged news channel. WGN America launched a three-hour primetime newscast on Sept. 1. The plan is to […]
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WGN America Rebranding as NewsNation in Major News Expansion

WGN America, which has been focused on entertainment and sports for most of its lifespan, is preparing to go all-in on news. The Nexstar Media Group cable network will rebrand as NewsNation and expand its weeknight news programming from three hours to five hours beginning March 1, it said today. The move comes just four...
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Chicago cable network WGN America changing its name to NewsNation, going all-in on news

WGN America, the Chicago-based cable network, is expanding its prime-time news programming and rebranding as NewsNation beginning March 1.
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Ashleigh Banfield to Host Nightly Talk Show for WGN America (EXCLUSIVE)

Broadcast journalist Ashleigh Banfield made her mark in cable news during 9/11 and its aftermath. She’s reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and other far-flung hot spots. But there’s one form of TV she’s never had the chance to try, until now. Banfield has signed on with WGN America to host a 10 p.m. ET […]
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Nexstar, Dish Network End 23-Day Blackout With Christmas Eve Carriage Deal

Nexstar TV stations returned to Dish Network’s lineup on Christmas after a 23-day blackout. The sides struck a deal late on Christmas Eve to restore 164 Nexstar stations and WGN America to the satcaster’s lineup. WGN America, which has transformed its primetime lineup into a national newscast, will also launch on Dish’s virtual MVPD, Sling, […]
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Nexstar Media, Dish Reach Impasse in Carriage Talks

The Dish satellite service is in the midst of another feud with a programmer. Nexstar Media, the nation’s largest owner of TV stations, and Dish have failed to come to terms on a new carriage contract, leaving subscribers without access to the WGN America cable network and programming from stations in 115 different markets. The […]
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Nexstar Stations And WGN America Go Dark On Dish Network

Nexstar Media Group TV stations in 120 markets and 42 states as well as WGN America nationwide have gone dark on Dish Network platforms...
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WGBH Zooms Its Storied Brand

BOSTON – WGBH is the most noted high-culture brand in the United States. Yesterday, they changed their logo to a cutesy, street nickname, GBH. WGBH’s television programs, syndicated by the Public Broadcasting Service across the U.S., were and are cultural landmarks as well-known as Boston’s Old North Church. WGBH brought us Masterpiece Theater, American Experience, Frontline, Zoom, Evening at Pops, This Old House and The French Chef, among dozens of others. Their This Old House invented a new f...
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WGN America to launch ‘News Nation’ on Tuesday, aiming to transform the house that Bozo built into the next CNN

WGN America is set to reinvent itself as a cable news network with the Tuesday launch of “News Nation,” a prime-time newscast that pledges to deliver unbiased reporting, and take a bite out of CNN.
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Nexstar Plans ‘News Nation’ Blitz for Primetime News Show That Offers ‘Facts. Not Opinions’

Nexstar Media believes it has created the nation’s next great evening newscast. All it needs to do now is get viewers to agree. The company, the nation’s largest owner of TV stations, today will kick off a national promotional effort to call attention to  “News Nation,” a primetime three-hour newscast that will air on the […]
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‘Lovecraft Country’ Teaser: J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele’s HBO Series Puts a Supernatural Spin on All-Too-Familiar Imagery

Mega-producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams have teamed up to executive produce Lovecraft Country, an HBO adaptation of a novel about a black family in 1950s America that takes a road trip across the nation to find the protagonist’s missing father. And as the title implies, there’s a big horror twist. A new teaser trailer has arrived, and this show looks like a must-see. Check it out below. Lovecraft Country Teaser For black people in the United States, what’s scarier than racist white ...
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WGN America’s ‘News Nation’ Sets Anchor Team for Primetime Pivot

WGN America has set the anchor team for the nightly three-hour newscast that is coming to the primetime lineup of Nexstar Media Group’s cable network as of Sept. 1. WGN America is set for a radical primetime makeover from a focus on scripted entertainment series to three hours of a nationally focused news. “News Nation” […]
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WGN America to launch ‘unbiased’ cable newscast with some of Chicago’s very own on-air talent

WGN America has announced an inuagural team of anchors and correspondents for its prime time national cable newscast, and Chicago viewers may recognize a few familiar faces.
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WGN America sets Sept. 1 launch date for ’100% absent of bias’ nightly national newscast from Chicago

WGN America has hired its main anchor team and is set to launch its three-hour nightly national newscast on September 1, with the pledge its cable news will "100% absent of bias."
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Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Scribe Takes Over as Writer

Joby Harold, whose writing credits include Awake, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead, has been hired as the new writer of the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. Get the details below. Variety has the news, reporting that Harold is taking over as the show’s writer after the show was shut down earlier this year. Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini turned in scripts, sets were built, staff were hired, and star Ewan McGregor was back on board…but Lu...
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Nexstar to Launch National Primetime Newscast on WGN America

Nexstar Media Group, the nation’s largest owner of TV stations, plans to overhaul the primetime lineup of the WGN America cable channel with the launch of a three-hour nightly national newscast. The Irving, Texas-based broadcast group expects the “News Nation” newscast based out of WGN’s ample studios in Chicago to debut by mid-summer. Nexstar executives […]
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‘Books of Blood’ Hulu Movie Coming from Seth MacFarlane and Brannon Braga

Horror anthologies are all the rage on TV right now, so it’s curious that longtime Star Trek producer Brannon Braga is choosing to go in the opposite direction with Books of Blood – turning Clive Barker‘s horror anthology series into a feature film. But that is what is happening with Braga’s directorial debut, a Books of Blood movie adaptation coming to Hulu starring Anna Friel as a “brilliant, beautiful psychologist” who strikes up a connection with a self-described “ghost whisperer” (Rafi Gav...
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Westworld’s Katja Herbers To Lead CBS Drama Evil

Westworld’s Katja Herbers to lead CBS drama Evil Deadline has brought word that Katja Herbers, co-star of the second season of HBO’s acclaimed Westworld, has signed on to star in the upcoming CBS drama Evil from The Good Wife‘s creators Robert and Michelle King. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSi...
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‘City on a Hill’ Trailer: Kevin Bacon Stars in Boston-Set Showtime Drama Produced by Affleck and Damon

Kevin Bacon has appeared in Boston-set projects before in films like Mystic River, Black Mass, and Patriots Day, but now he’s returning to Beantown as the lead of a new Showtime drama called City on a Hill. Bacon plays a corrupt FBI veteran who reluctantly teams up with a hot new assistant district attorney to take down a family of armored car robbers. Check out the first City on a Hill trailer below. City on a Hill Trailer This 10-episode, hour-long series marks Bacon’s first time back ...
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Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Wife Beth Chapman Started Chemo for Throat Cancer

Beth Chapman on August 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images Starting treatment. Beth Chapman, the wife of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, began chemotherapy in December amid her battle with throat cancer, Us Weekly can confirm. Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth Chapman Through the Years “Beth started chemo for throat cancer last month. The treatments are in L.A. They are going well, but they certainly take their toll on her,” the family’s attorney,...
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Dog the Bounty Hunter Gets New Show On WGN America

Duane “Dog” Chapman is back. WGN America is bringing the infamous bounty hunter back to the small screen in a new 10-part series, “Dog’s Most Wanted,” which goes into production early this year. “America has been captivated by Dog, Beth and their dramatic true-crime experiences for over a decade,” said WGN America President Gavin Harvey. […]
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KTLA, other Tribune stations return to Spectrum cable customers after dispute

Thanks to an agreement between two sides, one shutdown is now officially over. Friday morning, KTLA announced on Twitter that the nine day blackout of Tribune television channels on Spectrum cable has come to an end. The disagreement came over talks withCharter Communications to renew a programming agreement and the fees associated with that. According to Tribune Broadcasting, the blackout affected nearly 6 million customers who had access to local Tribune stations, while 14 million customers lo...
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Tribune and Charter Reach Carriage Deal, Ending Blackout for 6 Million Subscribers

Tribune Media stations and WGN America have been restored on Charter Communications cable systems after the sides came to terms on a new carriage deal covering 33 stations and WGN America. Tribune stations went dark shortly after 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 2 after the sides failed to reach an agreement against a Dec. 31 […]
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Channel blackouts have exploded over the last decade — and it's another concerning trend for the pay-TV industry

Channel blackouts have exploded from eight in 2010 to 140 in 2018. Charter is embroiled in a dispute with Tribune Media over retransmission fees, and some customers may not be able to access NFL playoff games this weekend. But the dynamics of distribution battles have changed due to OTT, and customers can quickly drop their TV provider when blackouts occur. For pay-TV subscribers, service blackouts are the new norm. In front of the NFL playoffs this weekend, about 6 million Charter Sp...
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Channel blackouts have exploded over the last decade — and they're another concerning trend for the pay-TV industry

Channel blackouts have exploded from eight in 2010 to 140 in 2018. Charter is embroiled in a dispute with Tribune Media over retransmission fees, and some customers may not be able to access NFL playoff games this weekend. But the dynamics of distribution battles have changed due to OTT, and customers can quickly drop their TV provider when blackouts occur. For pay-TV subscribers, service blackouts are the new norm. In front of the NFL playoffs this weekend, about 6 million Charter Sp...
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Spectrum customers lose KTLA, other stations as Tribune, Charter fail to sign contract

KTLA Channel 5 and dozens of other Tribune channels in the Charter/Spectrum coverage area have gone dark as a deadline stalls to sign a new contract. Charter Communications Inc., the third largest-U.S. pay-TV provider, had a midnight deadline Dec. 31 to renew a programming agreement with Tribune Media Co. or potentially lose local stations in 24 markets including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The companies came to a temporary agreement to continue coverage over the New Year’s Day holiday, k...
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