Posts Tagged Television programs

Simms, Dungy likely not to use ‘Redskins’ on TV

These are file photos showing, from left, Phil Simms, Jim Nantz, and Washington Redskins NFL football team owner Daniel Snyder. CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month. Simms isn't taking sides in the debate over whether Washington's nickname is offensive or racist. But he adds he is sensitive to the complaints about the name, and his instincts now are to not use "Redskins" in his announcing. His broadcast partner, Jim Nantz, says it is not his job "to take a stance." CBS is allowing its announcers to decide on their own whether to call the team the Redskins. (AP Photo/File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington’s Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won’t use the term “Redskins” when discussing the franchise.

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AP Source: MAC agrees to 13-year deal with ESPN

The Mid-American Conference has agreed to a new 13-year contract with ESPN, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement gives the network all television distribution rights to the league’s football games through the 2026-27 season.

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K. Michelle links with Idris Elba for VH1 musical

This Aug. 15, 2014 photo shows singer K. Michelle posing for a photo in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — When Idris Elba agreed to direct K. Michelle’s TV musical, the R&B singer thought he was kidding.

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Source: Craig Ferguson to launch new talk show

In this April 30, 2013, file photo, comedian Craig Ferguson poses at the Cool Comedy's Hot Cuisine Benefit for the Scleroderma Research Foundation at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ferguson will host a new syndicated game show, "Celebrity Name Game," beginning next month.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015.

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NBC’s Brian Williams taking on new competition

This Sept. 11, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows Brian Williams at the Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day event in New York. Williams anchors "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," on NBC.  (AP Photo/Starpix, Andrew Toth)

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing shades as he walked back to work following a pizza lunch recently, Brian Williams ducked into Rockefeller Center and passed a tour guide who noted the celebrity sighting to his group: “Ladies and gentlemen, there’s Tom Brokaw.”

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