October 26, 2012 For 50 years, Spanish-speaking TV viewers have tuned into the weekly variety show Sábado Gigante. Since 1962, host Don Francisco has commanded a festive live audience in Miami, with celebrity interviews, musical performances, goofy sidekicks and scantily clad dancers.
October 26, 2012 Digital gadgetry and on-demand media are changing the way we watch TV. Why wait for next week's episode when you can download a whole season from Netflix? Graphic design critic Jessica Helfand wants to harness that impatience and come up with more compelling short-form media.
October 25, 2012 There are more ways than ever to watch TV programs on the Internet, from Netflix and Amazon to Hulu. But many viewers discover that watching TV on the Web can be frustrating, as their favorite show might suddenly stop and stutter, the victim of a lack of bandwidth.
October 24, 2012 Despite its status as a device that defines the modern age, the television has its roots in the 19th century, when radio pioneers suspected they could also transmit images. Even the word "television," combining Greek and Latin roots to mean "far-sight," stems from the 1900 world's fair.
October 24, 2012 While supersized TV screens have a proud place in many American homes, our viewing habits are changing. Even as DVRs and online services alter the meaning of "TV," phones, tablets and game devices crowd pockets and coffee tables, offering new chances to watch video.
October 23, 2012 These days, there are many ways to catch a TV show, even if it's no longer on the air. Often, the trick is finding out which service — Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. — has the episodes you want to watch. And if the show is in reruns, it can get complicated.
October 22, 2012 ABC Family has become one of the most popular cable networks with young women. Shows like Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth and Bunheads all take risks by catering to the desired — and discerning — demographic. But those risks have paid off for ABC Family.
October 22, 2012 TV is changing, and this week, Morning Edition is looking at the new technologies and new behaviors involved. NPR's David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about shakeups in the world of sports and the business of cable.
October 20, 2012 The HBO film The Girl sets out to shed light on the complicated behind-the-scenes relationship between actress Tippi Hedren and director Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of The Birds in 1963. As Elizabeth Blair explains, Hitchcock's obsession with Hedren is the stuff of a Hollywood thriller.
October 19, 2012 You can look all over the cable landscape, and you'll have a hard time finding anything as predictable as the made-for-television romantic movies on the Hallmark Channel. If you can't script them yourself by now, you're not trying.
October 18, 2012 Emma Miller says MTV's Underemployed, about twentysomethings and their frustrations, might reflect a few real issues but falls back on entirely too many clichés.