Award-winning TV journalist reminds during talk at KU, ‘Wisdom doesn’t always wear a suit’
09:11 p.m., April 23, 2015 Updated 10:44 p.m.
The people with money and power may appear to make the world go ’round, especially the way they’re reflected in the media. Not so, says Bob Dotson. Instead, take a look at the people standing behind them, or even completely out of view. Dotson, an NBC News Correspondent who carved his journalism career out of those people’s stories, gave the William Allen White Day public lecture Thursday at Kansas University, where he also accepted this year’s William Allen White Foundation National Citation. By Sara Shepherd
Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film
March 31, 2015
There’s a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in this week’s six-hour documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”
KPR host Laura Lorson a two-day champion on ‘Jeopardy!’
March 5, 2015
Kansas Public Radio host Laura Lorson moved on to another episode of “Jeopardy!” after winning the show that aired Thursday.
Local trivia whiz a champion on first ‘Jeopardy!’ appearance
06:49 p.m., March 4, 2015 Updated 10:43 p.m.
Standing next to a smaller, televised picture of herself, Laura Lorson described her high-pressure experience on the television game show “Jeopardy!” “It’s just like your life is ebbing away,” she said about the show’s theme song as it played during Final Jeopardy. “It’s just trickling through your fingertips.”
KPR host Laura Lorson to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’
March 1, 2015
As moderator of “Quest,” a televised quiz bowl competition for Kansas high school students, Laura Lorson is used to dishing out tough questions. On Wednesday, audiences nationwide can watch Lorson as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” — where she’ll be the one on the hot seat.
KU alumna to share lessons learned from work on ‘Sesame Street’
February 14, 2015
A Kansas University alumna who has found success on “Sesame Street” will share stories from her career with the children’s television series Monday at KU.
TV options abound for cord-cutters, old-school and newfangled alike
09:52 p.m., December 7, 2014 Updated 09:23 a.m.
If you’re a serious sports watcher, awards-show junkie or don’t like the idea of life without live-tweeting The Bachelor, probably nothing but cable and satellite TV subscriptions will do. But cord-cutters are relying on an ever-increasing array of products and services to keep their TV screens flickering. Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular: By Sara Shepherd
KU Hospital dedicates in-house broadcast studio and Medical News Network
November 3, 2014
When Kansas University Hospital admitted a man being testing for Ebola last month, it didn’t take long for media calls to start pouring in. First local TV stations, then national outlets, hospital spokeswoman Jill Chadwick said. “It just went whoosh, like a grass fire.” The situation called for deploying the hospital’s new communications tool: an in-house broadcast studio capable of sharing live news feed around the globe. By Sara Shepherd
KU researcher takes real look at fake wrestling
October 18, 2014
Jordan Bass learned a secret when he was 12: Professional wrestling is fake. “I was crushed,” he said. “I didn’t watch again for years.” He came back to it this year - this time armed with a doctorate. And now he has completed a scientific research study at Kansas University. On wrestling.
Daily Show’ films in Lawrence; segment focuses on ‘Brownback’s Conservative Experiment’
12:33 p.m., October 8, 2014 Updated 08:04 a.m.
Lawrence played host to Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” as correspondent Jessica Williams and crew filmed at locations around town Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 6 and 7. The segment, “Sam Brownback’s Conservative Kansas Experiment,” aired Thursday, Oct. 16. By Joanna Hlavacek
Playing it ‘Saf3’: Lawrence native finds success in TV show
April 26, 2014
Since she was an adolescent at South Junior High School, Lydia Hull had been dreaming of a career in acting. Now, the Lawrence native has just experienced her first big break. By Nikki Wentling
Lied Center to host The Price is Right Live!
September 8, 2013
The Lied Center is inviting audiences to “come on down” and win big prizes at The Price is Right Live! on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. Monday.
Televison history buffs dig Black Jack Battlefield
August 11, 2013
Black Jack Battlefield, the National Historic Landmark just east of Baldwin City, will be featured on an episode of the National Geographic Channel show “Diggers” on Aug. 14.
Tune In Tonight: Knox trial examined on ‘20/20’
April 30, 2013
Is Amanda Knox innocent or guilty? And how many of us really care? For those who haven’t heard, Knox was a American college student studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, when arrested and convicted for the gruesome 2007 murder of a roommate. Her conviction was later overturned by an Italian court, and she’s the subject of an hourlong interview on tonight’s “20/20” (9 p.m., ABC).
Tune In Tonight: Comedy in ‘The Big C’ is sickening
April 29, 2013
The cancer comedy “The Big C” (9 p.m., Showtime) wraps up its final season in four episodes. It’s not hard to see where this is going. The final installments will break out of the show’s half-hour format with longer narratives as the end grows near. I wish I could love or even like this series, which grapples with such sad and profound matters. But it does so with cloying whimsy and precious situations. (And I’m not just talking about casting Gabourey Sidibe.)