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Charlie Rose's Journalism Awards Rescinded Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

4 hours ago

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University has decided to rescind its award for excellence in journalism given to Charlie Rose in 2015. The University of Kansas also announced it would revoke its National Citation Award that was given to the journalist earlier this year. 

These announcements come days after Rose was fired from CBS and his show dropped from PBS and Bloomberg following multiple reports of sexual harassment. 

The Cronkite School released a statement on Friday, in which the dean stated that "this action is largely symbolic," but "we think the message is important »

- Jennifer Konerman

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Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86

6 hours ago

Peter Baldwin, an actor turned prolific Emmy-winning TV director with credits including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sanford and Son, Murphy Brown and The Wonder Years, has died. He was 86.

Baldwin died Sunday at his home in Pebble Beach, Calif., his son, Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter and creator and executive producer of the Streamy Awards, announced.

A former actor and contract player at Paramount Pictures, Baldwin cut his teeth behind the camera in Italy when he served as an assistant director under the legendary Vittorio De Sica on Woman Times Seven (1967) »

- Mike Barnes

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Series Finale Alert: All the TV Shows Ending in 2018

7 hours ago

For a showrunner, there may be no better gift than the knowledge — in advance — that the show they've put their heart and soul into is ending. Such is the case with the below comedies and dramas, the select few that networks — broadcast, cable and streaming alike — informed in advance that their forthcoming seasons would be the end of the road. In many cases, network executives deferred to the creatives about when the timing is right to call it a day. Read on for a look at all the shows that will wrap their runs in 2018. »

- Lesley Goldberg

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TV Ratings: Thanksgiving NFL Sees Primetime Fatigue

10 hours ago

Thursday's big NFL showdowns dominated Thanksgiving TV but by a slightly smaller margin than in 2016.

The night's prime time game, Washington's 20-10 victory over the New York Giants, was down around 10 percent from the comparable NBC showing in 2016. The game averaged a 9.7 overnight rating among households. It's not as steep of a dip as the one seen last year, but it still stings on a night where little else is happening on TV.

The 2016 game scored a 10.8 household rating for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts.

Still awaiting returns for the day's afternoon »


- Michael O'Connell

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Netflix Renews 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' For Season 2

22 hours ago

Netflix has renewed Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return for a second season. 

The announcement was made on YouTube at the end of the annual Thanksgiving marathon (see video below). The series, which came back after a viral Kickstarter campaign in late 2015, is the twelfth overall, and second on Netflix. 

MST3K premiered in 1988 on a local station in Minnesota before going on to air on Comedy Central for six seasons, concluding in 1997. Then Syfy picked the show up for another three seasons until its final cancellation in 1999 after nearly 200 episodes. The series, featuring a man and his robot »


- Abid Rahman

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'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Revival Renewed at Netflix

22 hours ago

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return favorites delivered a Thanksgiving surprise following a 12-hour holiday marathon on YouTube.

After six classic episodes of the show with new hosts including Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray and Felicia Day introducing segments, it was announced that the revival has been renewed for a second season on Netflix. The second season will be available on the streaming giant in the "not-too-distant future," Netflix said.

MST3K landed at Netflix in July 2016, following a record-setting Kickstarter campaign spearheaded by creator Hodgson and Shout Factory, who hold the rights to the show.

Shout Factory acquired »

- Lesley Goldberg

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