Television http://tpr.org en What 'The Golden Girls' Taught Us About AIDS http://tpr.org/post/what-golden-girls-taught-us-about-aids <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRoKiwmgFkw</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:48:51 +0000 BARBARA FLETCHER 35476 at http://tpr.org What 'The Golden Girls' Taught Us About AIDS Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series http://tpr.org/post/texas-politics-be-lone-star-new-hbo-series Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis, Texas politicians in recent years have lived up to their state's reputation for producing larger-than-life characters.<p>That makes the Texas political scene a natural for the Hollywood treatment.<p>HBO has given <em>God Save Texas,</em> a drama about the state's often raucous political culture, the green light for development. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:20:28 +0000 Gregory Barber 33496 at http://tpr.org Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' http://tpr.org/post/neil-degrasse-tysons-cosmos On Sunday, Americans will have a chance to do something they haven&#8217;t done for more than 30 years: travel through the universe on TV through a show called &#8220;<a href="http://www.cosmosontv.com/?gclid=CO2o_sam_rwCFUuXOgodX3AAJQ" target="_blank">Cosmos</a>.&#8221;<p>Astrophysicist <strong>Neil deGrasse Tyson</strong> is hosting the remake of Carl Sagan&#8217;s classic science TV series. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:35:34 +0000 editor 27818 at http://tpr.org Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' Garrick Utley, 'Quintessential Foreign Correspondent,' Dies http://tpr.org/post/garrick-utley-quintessential-foreign-correspondent-dies If reporting from foreign lands is important to you, then Garrick Utley is someone you most likely admired over the past four or five decades.<p>So it's with some sadness that we pass along word that the veteran newsman, who in the mid-'60s was NBC News' first bureau chief in Saigon and later went on to a career that took him around the world and to the moderator's chair on <em>Meet the Press,</em> has died.<p>He was 74.<p>NBC's <em>The Today Show,</em> <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/54465479#54465479" target="_blank">which paid tribute to Utley Friday morning</a>, says he had been Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 27101 at http://tpr.org Garrick Utley, 'Quintessential Foreign Correspondent,' Dies Why Some Networks Are Dropping Special Latino Programming http://tpr.org/post/why-some-networks-are-dropping-special-latino-programming &#8220;Todo es posible&#8221; &#8212; anything is possible. That’s the slogan for CNN Latino, a Spanish-language news program launched just over a year ago. But already it’s coming to an end. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:54:27 +0000 editor 26872 at http://tpr.org Why Some Networks Are Dropping Special Latino Programming Telemundo's 'Highly Unusual' Resurrection of 'El Señor' http://tpr.org/post/telemundos-highly-unusual-resurrection-el-se-or Telemundo recently announced that its <em>telenovela</em> <em>El Señor de los Cielos (Lord of the Skies)</em> will be back for a second season; production began this week in Mexico City. This resurrection sets it apart from almost every other <em>telenovela </em>because, unlike American soap operas, <em>telenovelas</em> have a clear beginning and a definitive ending, airing for a set number of episodes.<p><em>El Señor</em> is based on the true story of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a Mexican drug lord best-known for using Boeing 727 jets to transport cocaine from Colombia. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:57:24 +0000 Kat Chow 23016 at http://tpr.org Telemundo's 'Highly Unusual' Resurrection of 'El Señor' Robert Rodriguez Moves to the Small Screen With El Rey Network http://tpr.org/post/robert-rodriguez-moves-small-screen-el-rey-network <p class="p1">Director Robert Rodriguez is probably best known for movies like “<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Mariachi">El Mariachi</a>,” the “<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_Kids_(franchise)">Spy Kids</a>” franchise and, most recently "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machete_kills">Machete Kills</a>." But later this year, the successful filmmaker is making a big move to the small screen, launching his very own television channel called the <a href="http://www.elreynetwork.com/">El Rey Network</a> with the intent of attracting a modern, English-speaking Latino audience.<p class="p1">It’s a growing community that Rodriguez believes has been underserved by Hollywood and the broadcast networks.<p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116694103" width="100%"></iframe><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:35:27 +0000 Jenny Dubin 20699 at http://tpr.org Robert Rodriguez Moves to the Small Screen With El Rey Network 'America's Got Talent' Showcases City And Local Production Talent http://tpr.org/post/americas-got-talent-showcases-city-and-local-production-talent <p>NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" wrapped up a week’s stay in San Antonio on Friday for the taping of the popular TV show, and the city's contributions to the show are being hailed as a success.</p><p>The show auditioned 100 competitors from all over the country, not just San Antonio.</p><p>Drew Mayer-Oakes with the <a href="http://www.visitsanantonio.com/film/index.aspx" target="_blank">San Antonio Film Commission</a> said the show brought dozens of its own producers and staffers, but hired some local talent as well.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:32:30 +0000 Eileen Pace 8608 at http://tpr.org 'America's Got Talent' Showcases City And Local Production Talent