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  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    CBS I-Team Sleuth Mireya Villareal Can Use Facebook, Is No Brett Shipp

    Our apologies to WFAA's Brett Shipp. After a lengthy run as our favorite local investigative TV journalist -- occasionally prone to hyperbole, sure, but a fantastic reporter with the proper evening-news mix of charm and obnoxiousness -- he has been displaced. That coveted spot in our heart now goes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    How Would I Feel If the Gaza Strip Were in Maypearl? Stupid Question?

    On my way from work to City Hall I drive by the Palestinian demonstrations in Dealey Plaza. At home in the evening I see Texas Governor Rick Perry (not my favorite guy) on the TV news leading a rally for Israel. The anchorman on the TV news shows me a map of the area around Dallas and points to ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    After a Six-Decade Marriage, DMN and WFAA Call it Quits

    The decades-long alliance between the city's best local news station and its only daily newspaper is over. NBC 5 reported yesterday that it has teamed up with The Dallas Morning News and that the two outlets "will join together on important content like weather, politics and breaking news" in print ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Psychologist Who Introduced Affluenza Defense in Ethan Couch Trial Takes Victory Lap on CNN

    Three days later, the country continues to seethe over Tarrant County Judge Jean Boyd's decision to let 16-year-old Ethan Couch off with probation for killing four people and injuring several others near Burleson during a drunken joy ride on Father's Day weekend. It's an absurdly light sentence give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Louis Gohmert Really Wishes Sandy Hook's Principal Had a High-Powered Assault Rifle

    Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson was among the first to opine that the 20 children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday were a testament to the need for more guns in schools, not fewer. That other pundits and politicians would deploy the same argument in the days that followed, casting even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Watch Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Tell a Fox News Anchor to Shut Up

    U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, who coasted unopposed to a 10th term last month, was on Fox News today to discuss the fiscal cliff. Johnson, for those of you who haven't been paying attention, is a Democrat. Fox News host Neil Cavuto is -- well he's a Fox News host. The two of them hit i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Pizza Mouth Burn Strips Are (Kinda) Real

    SCIENCE IS AWESOME. NBC News (and Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers) reported last week that scientists have cured cancer developed a soothing, dissolvable mouth strip to help alleviate the dumbest feeling ever: pizza mouth burn. We repeat offenders simply refer to it PMB. Symptoms of PMB include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Robert Jeffress: Romney's Not A Christian, But Go Ahead And Vote For Him Anyway

    Watch the latest video at Seems like only six months ago (because it was) that First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress was still casually referring to Mormonism as a "cult." Back then, that word choice earned him a round of appearances on various TV news shows to explain himse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Rick Perry On Fox News: "We're Spending Most Of Our Time In The Courthouse Suing The Federal Government "

    Watch the latest video at Rick Perry dropped by Fox News early this morning to let Steve Doocy know just how happy he is to be your governor. In less than five minutes, he also managed to find the time to diss the feds and defend the voter ID law. Doocy asked if Perry would acce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Part II of ABC News's Extremely American Makeover: Home Edition For One Dallas Family

    ABC NewsJon and Anna Usry and the family, right before ABC News stole all their stuff​Yesterday we watched ABC News's David Muir do Diane Sawyer's bidding and empty the Snow White Drive home of Jon and Anna Usry of everything not made in the U.S. and A. Though, as several Friends of Unfair Park no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Troy Dungan to Appear On ... Channel 11? Yes.

    ​So, about that local TV news rumor to which I alluded below ... Earlier today we got a call that Troy Dungan, the longtime WFAA-Channel 8 weatherman who stepped down in July 2007 after 31 years on the air, has been seen loitering around the KTVT-Channel 11 studios in recent days, briefcase in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    It's Official: John Rhadigan Is The New Play-by-Play Voice of Your Texas Rangers

    Flickr user: HooverStreetStudios​The rumor's been circulating for days that John Rhadigan would replace ousted-in-October Josh Lewin as the teevee play-by-play man for the Texas Rangers, pairing him with analyst Tom Grieve. The team just made it official in a release that follows in full. But long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Craig Watkins Won't Always Talk to the Media. But He'll Talk About the Media.

    Craig Watkins speaking at SMU on Wednesday​Speaking of Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins ...This week, SMU hosted a Media and Human Rights Symposium that featured among its guests Watkins, a few profs and even a noted Oscar-winning filmmaker. Watkins delivered his presentation on Wedne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    KTVT's Expands 4 P.M. Newscast. With What?

    ​It's been rumored for weeks, but KTVT-Channel 11 made it official this afternoon: Starting Monday, it's expanding its 4 p.m. newscast by another half hour, with Keith Garvin and Tracy Kornet holding down the anchor desk. That means, sorry, no more Inside Edition on Channel 11; it moves to TXA 21 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Keith Garvin, Male Anchor: Former ABC News-man to Fill Seat on Channel 21 Newscast

    Keith Garvin​Meet Keith Garvin. Or maybe you already know his work from, oh, Good Morning America and ABC World News Now. At this moment, he's an anchor and reporter for the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C., but before that he spent a good long while reporting and back-up anchoring for ABC News, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Cowboy Chicken vs Boston Market: Rotisserie Rumble

    Alex Flores​Something about America's Northeastern states grates on us Southwestern hicks.OK, so I'm really a Midwestern hick--our distrust of New England is about the same. So the opportunity to pit a local enterprise against a national chain bearing a blue blood name? Couldn't resist.Rotisserie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    KXAS-Channel 5 Posts Video of Mike Snyder's "Farewell," Only to Leave Out the Best Part

    Perhaps you heard Mike Snyder and Jane McGarry's tearful parting of ways this morning on Dunham and Miller, where the closing segment of Monday's 10 p.m. KXAS-Channel 5 newscast seemingly played on a loop. The station's story concerning Snyder's new deal with the NBC affiliate -- as mentioned in May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Club Dada To Remain Closed Through The Weekend, Re-Open On Monday

    Like a poorly played game of Telephone in elementary school, there's been a lot of erroneous information passed along about Club Dada in the past few days--a lot of it generating from a story we ran here on DC9 that has somehow become mangled up by a few other organizations in their attempts to work ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Let's Dance

    See the news choreographed

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Wolfgang Puck Is One Saucy Fellow

    Thanks to Videogum and, ultimately, our copy editor for bringing ABC News' Nightline's foray into romance to my attention. She shared it because of my Paul Rudd fascination, of which I am obviously not ashamed. But anyway. You get Rudd, Seth Rogen, Martin Bashir, Cheryl Hines and some other notables ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    VEGA Gets Some Love From... ABC News? Sure, Why Not.

    With ABC News and Pitchfork Media pairing up for CD reviews and all, maybe it's not so surprising to see former Dallas-based artist Alan Palomo and his VEGA project getting some love from ABC News in this segment the national news organization ran today (sorry--can't figure out how to embed). But, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Can President-Elect Obama Remember The Titans? Yes (Oddly Enough), He Can...

    Yep, today's a pretty important next-day in American history, for fairly obvious reasons and all. And, no doubt, you were as glued to the TV as I was last night, obsessing over the coverage on various network and cable news channels. But it's possible you didn't catch what could go down as a fun li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2008

    Murphy Martin, Once Dallas's Most Famous Voice, Dies An Hour Shy of 83

    Murphy Martin Everything you need to know about former WFAA-TV and ABC News anchor Murphy Martin, my late grandfather's favorite local newsman and the gent known to most as The Voice of Texas Stadium from 1975 through '98, you'll find in Charlie Van Dyke's introduction of Murphy recorded for his 200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Who's Being Foxy Concerning Megan Henderson's Potential Call-Up?

    Megan Henderson Uncle Barky's all over the comings and goings of one Megan Henderson, Good Day co-anchor at KDFW-Channel 4 since August '03. The reason? She's about to jump, or not, to the mothership: the "raw" and "unscripted" and unfortunate Fox & Friends Weekend, where, as Ed noted last month, He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007
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    November 21, 2007

    Now, That's the Holiday Spirit

    ABC News/Good Morning America Rev. Rickie Rush and Isaac Booker appeared on ABC this morning. The things you miss by not watching morning shows. Good Morning America today hosted Rev. Rickie Rush of the Inspiring Body of Christ Church on South Westmoreland Road. And he was joined by a congregant, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    God's Favorite Web Site

    Back in March, we brought word -- or should that be Word? -- of GodTube, which was Dallas Theological Seminary student Chris Wyatt's answer to, yup, YouTube. But only now, as the Dallas-based site -- its HQ is off Skillman Street and Lovers Lane -- becomes one of the hottest religious sites in the u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    Leppert and Oakley: Let's Get It On

    Tom Leppert and Ed Oakley, meet your worst nightmare: Tracy Rowlett. OK, I dunno about all that, but the KTVT-Channel 11 anchor-on-his-way-out will, a week from tonight, moderate a half-hour debate (really, that's all -- the length of an episode of According to Jim?) twixt the two mayoral candidates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Malas Noticias

    We mentioned it last month, and the Los Angeles Times repeats it once more today: If you get your local news from Telemundo, well, chances are it ain't really local. Nope--it'll come straight outta Fort Worth. That's because NBC Universal, Telemundo's parent company, is cutting $750 million from its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2006

    Man Bites Dog

    Ed Bark says of Belo bossman Robert Decherd: "Many veteran employees at the newspaper have never even seen him. He's not known as much of a 'people person.'" Uh, Ed, we're still not sure he's a real person. Turns out, his bite is worse than his Bark. That's Ed Bark, by the way, officially the former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006
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    March 7, 2006

    Ante Up, Virgin Mary

    A representative of is currently en route to Dallas to announce the online casino will buy the infamous Virgin Mary Tree in Oak Cliff for $5,000. A press conference is scheduled at 7 tonight in front of the tree. The rep, Case Melton, is carrying with him a grilled ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Find the River

    Smog's Bill Callahan discovers new sounds and voices...and cleans up with Chloe Sevigny

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Voting Wrongs

    Plus: Good News

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    The Spitfire Girl

    Plus: Miss Jackson, if You're Nasty; When TV News Guys Try To Write

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    Heaven Help Us

    Jim Carrey has the power in Bruce Almighty

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Enough at 8

    So, WFAA loses one reporter. No big deal, right? Wrong.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best TV News Anchor

    Tracy Rowlett, Channel 11

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Broadcast News

    After layoffs, KERA tries to assuage staffers and make itself more relevant

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Seeing Red

    Channel 8 is full of evil people--unless they return my phone calls

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Look Back in Confusion

    2001 brought out the best and worst in local media

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Local TV News Show

    CBS 11 (KTVT-TV Channel 11)

  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    The Product

    Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Local TV News Show

    Weeknight broadcasts on KTVT-TV Channel 11

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best TV Journalist

    Brett Shipp on WFAA Channel 8

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Daddy Deadliest

    Millionaire Allen Blackthorne had a unique scheme to regain custody of his kids--have his ex-wife murdered

  • News

    September 14, 2000


    For immediate release

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Belo the belt

    When Belo got into the cable news business, it set off a war with Time Warner that has both companies fighting over Texas

  • News

    October 9, 1997
  • News

    December 21, 1995

    Bad news town

    Whitewright keeps making headlines--for all the wrong reasons

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