Posts Tagged Television

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

In this image made from an undated cartoon broadcast on state-run al-Iraqiya TV in Iraq, a cartoon character portrayed as a member or a supporter of the Islamic State group sings a song. Television networks across the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and comedy programs using satire to criticize the group and its claim of representing Islam. And while not directly confronting their battlefield gains, the shows challenge the legitimacy of the Islamic group and chips away at the fear some have that they are unstoppable. The Arabic writing on the flag reads, "One Arab nation," top, and "Having an eternal message." "ISIS" on the cartoon character's head cover is the outdated acronym of the group. (AP Photo/al-Iraqiya)

BAGHDAD (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he’s fired it backward at his leader.

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Celebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort

In this Sept. 28, 2013 photo provided by WNET, Wes Moore, right, hosts "American Graduate Day 2014," at Tisch Studio in Lincoln Center, in New York.  The show airs on public media Sept. 27, 2014 to celebrate individuals and groups helping young people achieve college and career success. Moore, the bestselling author of "The Other Wes Moore," and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, is a longtime education advocate, and founder of BridgeEdU - an innovative college completion platform that reinvents the freshman year. (AP Photo/WNET, Joseph Sinnott)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates.

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NBC’s Emmycast logs robust 15.6 million viewership

Bryan Cranston kisses Julia Louis-Dreyfus, center front, as she accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her work on “Veep” at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in the dog days of August.

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Seth Meyers kept Emmycast pleasant and brisk

Amy Poehler, left, and Host Seth Meyers speak on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Cheery, brisk and efficient — the Emmycast seemed to fall in step with the style of host Seth Meyers.

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ABC News makes changes at top broadcasts

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is making leadership changes behind the scenes at its top two broadcasts.

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