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Reader Input: TV ads ignore older Americans
Friday Jun 05 2015
Watching all the TV ads geared toward 18-to-49-year olds, one would think everyone over 50 somehow died off. In fact, only 5 percent of advertising is directed at older consumers. ...
No “King of the Nerds” title for Bear River grad
Tuesday Mar 17 2015
It was close but no crown for “King of the Nerds” reality TV game show contestant Kaitlin Spak. The 2005 Bear River High School grad’s rise through the ranks on ...
Bear River High grad competes on “King of the Nerds” reality TV show
Friday Feb 27 2015
Bear River High School grad Kaitlin Spak has proven her nerdiness on the TBS reality series “King of the Nerds,” surviving several rounds of competition. Spak, 26, sta ...
Broadcasting careers opening to veterans
Thursday Jan 15 2015
From the viewer’s end of the television, sports and media coverage come through as a seamless stream of “fades” to and from the action. But on the ground, crews m ...
Reader Input: How to boost early voting
Wednesday Oct 29 2014
I have a modest proposal. This would take some work to make happen but would be worth it. It would also greatly boost up the number of people voting. The idea is that if you vote e ...
Media Life: Placer County starred in “Route 66,” “Combat!” TV episodes
Friday Jul 11 2014
Auburn and Placer County’s moviemaking past is well-documented, with a bevy of great and not-so-great films shot in Auburn as well as into the hinterlands of the Sier ...
Another View: Under the paint is where you find the mettle
Friday Jul 04 2014
I lived in the Alfred E. Smith Projects in lower Manhattan until the age of 17. As a child, I thought it a wonderful place. My friends were of every nationality, different religion ...
Reader Input: Hose owner weighs in
Thursday Jun 06 2013
Response to “The emperor’s new hose” by Bill Clark (Reader Input, June 5): I thoroughly agree with your comments as regards to those no-kink, lightweight hoses ad ...
UPDATE: 'California's Gold' host Huell Howser dies at 67
Monday Jan 07 2013
UPDATE: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Huell Howser, the homespun host of public television's popular "California's Gold" travelogues, has died at age 67. Hows ...
Reader Input: Where are the heroes?
Thursday Nov 29 2012
It seems these days that as you watch the news, you think it just can’t get worse. But this morning, Nov. 19, it did get worse. On the TV screen it showed a gutted-out, burne ...
Media control alive in Auburn
Tuesday Jun 19 2012
Yesterday my wife and I had a late lunch at (a local restaurant), a place we enjoy frequently. The two TVs behind the bar were both showing dirt bike stunts, something that really ...
Community Portrait: Always inventive J. Randall Smith breaks some rules
Thursday Dec 08 2011
In his hands an ordinary bag of clay becomes a fine art sculpture. Paint and canvas become a beautiful painting. Charcoal, pencils and paper turn into an enchanting rendering. With ...
TV corrupting our young
Wednesday Oct 12 2011
I think it is interesting how people are thinking TV shows like “Real Housewives” are making girls mean. I can see why they think that, but they should’ve seen this happening ...
POWs are not fodder for jokes
Friday May 27 2011
An open letter to Chuck Lorre, TV producer, and Warner Bros. Studios, Hollywood, CA: Dear Mr. Lorre, I truly enjoy the shows that you currently have on the air. I find them to be t ...
Olympics great for night owls
Thursday Feb 18 2010
Dear NBC: As we go to sleep by around 10, my family and I were just curious how the Olympics event finals have been. Too bad technology does not allow for the already tape-delaye ...
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