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  • Actor Ben Powers, known for ‘Good Times’ TV role, dies at 64

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton “Ben” Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series “Good Times,” has died at age 64. Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, according…

  • Don Francisco says it’s time to close Sabado with dignity

    MIAMI (AP) — After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of “Sabado Gigante,” tried to explain why television’s longest-running show is coming to an end. Created by its…

  • Ex-‘Top Gear’ star got false cancer diagnosis before fracas

    LONDON (AP) — Former “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show. Writing in…

  • Pete Rose hired by Fox as special guest studio analyst

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request — as a television analyst. The career hits leader, who agreed to a lifetime ban…

  • 5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino’s book

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush’s spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Terry…

  • ESPN suspends reporter after insult-laced video surfaces

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry on Thursday after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk’s intelligence, job and appearance. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said in a statement that…

  • ‘Jane the Virgin,’ John Oliver among Peabody Award winners

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jane the Virgin” and John Oliver’s satirical news show are among the winners in the first round of this year’s Peabody Awards. The Peabody panel deemed the CW sitcom “Jane the…

  • Dr. Oz tells critics: No conflict of interest on my TV show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who’ve accused him of promoting “quack treatments” on his TV show. Oz said in a statement Friday that his show provides “multiple…

  • Spanish language ‘Sabado Gigante’ ends 53-year run

    MIAMI (AP) — Television’s longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years. The Miami-based Univision network said Friday the popular “Sabado Gigante” will end its weekly broadcast on Sept. 19. Created by…

  • Northern Illinois University offers ‘Game of Thrones’ course

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The University Honors Program calls the class “Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History” and…

  • Back on the USA Network: Sports return with NHL playoffs

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the three decades since USA Network had last broadcast an NHL playoff game, just about everything in television watching changed. In that rapidly evolving world, the cable channel is again…

  • Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media. The Liberal Democratic Party’s…

  • “Duck Dynasty” family debuts musical in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no shortage of beards, camo, hunting and God alongside a bit of recent real-life scandal in “Duck Commander Musical.” The Las Vegas show premiered Wednesday at the Rio All-Suites…

  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his “egregious lack of integrity” for promoting what…