Paul Sullivan: Baseball Digest offers a nostalgic trip down memory lane — for free
OK, Boomers, this one’s for you.All you Generation Xers have my permission to leave the room so you can watch “Tiger King” on Netflix or come up with a pop culture list on Facebook.All you Millennials, feel free to go stream video war games on your Xbox or PlayStation.And all you Gen Z kids, it’s time to TikTok or something.Thanks for your patience, and please come back later when the old folks aren’t busy.Now that they’re gone, I have some good news for my fellow Baby Boomers, the generation that allegedly yells at clouds and is painfully aware of the number of people congregating on the fron...
There's a lot of iRacing on television, but Sunday's race is still the one to watch
NASCAR is expanding its iRacing presence beginning this weekend with Saturday’s eNASCAR series for Truck, Xfinity and ARCA drivers. That will be followed by Sunday’s marquee Pro Invitational race and a slew of other virtual races announced earlier this week.Almost every day of the week, live racing will air on either Fox Sports or NBC Sports for NASCAR fans. NBC Sports’ upcoming coverage will be particularly autosport-heavy since the network begins its “Racing Week in America” programming on Monday, which will include a mix of past IndyCar and NASCAR races, as well as a live virtual short-trac...
The Charlotte Observer
Washington state nonprofit files lawsuit saying Fox News misled viewers about coronavirus
SEATTLE — A little-known Washington nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Fox News in King County Superior Court, claiming the news station, its parent companies and owners violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act and acted in bad faith by disseminating false information about the novel coronavirus through its television news broadcasts and minimized the danger posed by the virus as COVID-19 began to explode into a pandemic.The suit, filed on behalf of the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE), alleges Fox News engaged in unfair or deceptive acts by representin...
The Seattle Times
New streaming service Quibi offers short-and-sweet TV
No one could accuse Jeffrey Katzenberg of thinking small. As chairman of Walt Disney Studios, he spearheaded megahits like “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast.” He later co-founded DreamWorks, focusing on its animation division that churned out “Shrek” and “Madagascar” movies.But his latest project, Quibi, seems about as far from those big-screen projects as you can get.The new streaming service specializes in short-form storytelling for cellphone viewing. Among the 50 shows available when the service debuts Monday: Chrissy Teigen’s take on “The People’s Court,” a modern adaptation of “T...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Chip Scoggins: No Opening Day, but here's his Twins lineup anyway
On the day that would have been the Twins season opener, manager Rocco Baldelli declined to reveal the lineup he would have submitted.“I’m going to drag that one out until the very end,” Baldelli said on a conference call with reporters. “And hopefully everyone will enjoy it when it finally arrives.”That’s no fun, Rocco.Baldelli’s lineup construction has been a popular topic for fans and media ever since Josh Donaldson arrived in January. A team that set an MLB record for home runs last season looks even more powerful on paper with Donaldson’s name in it. Rocco has plenty of options in putting...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Television Q&A: What happened to 'The Good Fight'?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: What happened to “The Good Fight”? It had some of the characters from “The Good Wife.” It was on last fall for a few episodes and then disappeared. I thought the storyline was really good and would love to see more of it.A: “The Good Fight,” the successor to “The Good Wife,” has had some airings on the CBS broadcast network. But “Good Fight”’s main TV home is CBS All Access, a subscription streaming service. Three seasons have been shown there since 2017 and a fourth begins on All Access on April 9.Q: I have a video of two films made in 1935 and 1937,...
Tribune News Service
Palo Alto's Jon M. Chu delivers mysterious 'Home Before Dark'
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jon M. Chu, the Palo Alto native who directed “Crazy Rich Asians,” finds it fitting that his first big foray into television is with Apple’s new streaming service.He, after all, grew up in Los Altos — the same city where Steve Jobs once lived (and home to that famous garage). And he has fond memories of how Apple employees and other tech workers who frequented his parents’ restaurant there would occasionally drop off equipment for the fledgling young filmmaker to use on his projects.“In a sense, I was raised by Silicon Valley to be a storyteller,” he says. “This is kind of l...
The Mercury News
Was March 2020 the weirdest month of the 21st century?
An old phrase says “May you live in interesting times,” and while it sounds like a blessing, it’s often thought to be a curse.The coronavirus has upended life as we know it. Store shelves and city streets are empty; drive-thrus for both fast food and pandemic testing are essential; and distilleries are producing hand sanitizer instead of hooch.For the first time in generations, people of all generations agree on one thing: This is something none of us have experienced before.And it’s pretty weird.In fact, March 2020 may be the strangest month yet of the 21st century.Of course, there are seriou...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Binge-worthy TV: Shark Week … in a weekend!
In this age of shelter-in-place restrictions, TV programmers are scrambling to find inventive ways to seize your attention while you’re housebound.And so the Discovery Channel is inviting you to “sit back, relax and put your fins up” for a “Shark Week in a Weekend” binge session.Yes, television’s longest-running summer TV event will swim onto screens for a special weekend marathon featuring a lineup of fan-favorite episodes. It promises to take viewers to oceans around the world with a team of renowned marine biologists and science institutions to deliver “groundbreaking shark stories incorpor...
The Mercury News
Trump's tweet makes Harry and Meghan's LA move even more fraught
Twelve days ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle showed a desire to carve out a high-profile role for themselves amid the coronavirus epidemic. Newly unmoored from the royal family, they used their popular Sussex Royal Instagram account to promote compassion, inspiration and themselves as trusted sources of accurate information about COVID-19.But now people might wonder how self-serving that March 18 post was and whether it came before or after they reportedly made their secret move to leave Canada for Los Angeles, aboard a private plane before the U.S. border closed.On Monday morning, the Duke...
The Mercury News