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Free Airtime Means Agenda-Free Citizenship


If you were to ask someone to name three words that are most associated with the ideals of the United States of America, there’s probably a 100% chance that…More >

Connecting with Black History Month


Think about your memories of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspiring speeches, Jackie Robinson’s record-breaking plays and, more recently, President Barack Obama’s inauguration…are they, in fact, your memories, or snippets…More >

How 39 Million Can Equal 1: Grammy’s Unifying Night


We’re now a week removed from the news of Whitney Houston’s death and the subsequent Grammy Awards broadcast that galvanized the experience.

This clearly wasn’t something that would be…More >

Oprah Moves to Cable – And Irrelevance


To some, cable represents reinvention. It also implies that you’re just always available. But too often, omnipresence leads to irrelevance. It happened to baseball, as the game used to…More >

Super Bowl XLVI – Six Screens to Glory


I’m a Giants fan. I also work in the media industry. But up until Saturday, it pains me to admit that I was part of the 30% of homes…More >

Delivering Real Playoff NFL: Numbers For Local


The NFL’s Conference Championship Games broadcasts brought in huge audiences across the country, delivering national viewing numbers that were the highest in decades. But it’s at the local level…More >

Innovation is “Business-as-Usual” at TV Stations


A visit to’s Station Innovation quickly reveals that business is anything but “usual” at today’s television stations.

Sure, stations remain committed to providing their communities with the staple…More >

Fit to be Untied: Come Home to Free TV


In last week’s “Wall Street Journal”, Kevin Sintumuang wrote what was in effect a “Dear John” letter to cable TV. It’s a pretty bold statement to make, Kevin…More >

Local Broadcast Television – A Designated Sales Driver?


It looks like America’s love affair with cars is heating up again.

The news coming out of Detroit is that auto sales for 2011 are set to rise 10%…More >

2012 – A Big Year for Local Television


As we see the last of 2011 fall by the wayside, we at the TVB are enthusiastically looking forward to 2012, because it looks to be a banner year…More >

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