Television programs

April 23, 2018 - 4:15 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research. "It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," the longtime college basketball television analyst said. "I'm in 13 Hall of Fames, and none that compares...
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April 23, 2018 - 1:58 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — U.S. Figure Skating and NBC have a new agreement for domestic and international events through 2026. The deal announced Monday includes coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships; ISU Grand Prix series, including Skate America; ISU World Championships; the Four...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 20, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016...
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In this April 13, 2018 photo, Shaquille O'Neal poses for a picture in Los Angeles. The basketball icon-turned-TV personality is adding poetry to his resume as one of the stars of the new public television series “Poetry in America.” (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 20, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal called himself "The Big Baryshnikov" and "The Big Socrates" in his days in the NBA. Now he can add "The Big Shakespeare." The basketball Hall-of-Famer, TNT TV analyst, commercial pitchman and onetime rapper is putting poetry on his lengthy resume as part of a new...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 7, 2018, file photo, driver Scott Dixon smiles before the IndyCar auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis next week for "American Ninja Warrior. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:38 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis next week for "American Ninja Warrior." The four-time IndyCar champion, nicknamed "The Iceman," thought it sounded fun when he was approached with the idea of...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2013, file photo, Bruno Sammartino sits in front of pictures, panitings and trophies highlighting his storied career as a wrestler and weightlifter, at his home in his North Hills, Pa., home. Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestling's "Living Legend" and one of its longest-reigning champions, has died. Sammartino was 82. Family friend and former wrestling announcer Christoper Crusie saids Sammartino died Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018, and had been hospitalized for two months. (Andrew Russell/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 6:51 pm
He was professional wrestling's ultimate good guy. The son of Italian immigrants, Bruno Sammartino fled the Nazis as a child and built a career beating a string of bad guys that thrilled fans and made him reign as the conscientious champ for more than a decade. Before the flash of The Hulkster, the...
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April 16, 2018 - 3:01 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Keith Jackson was remembered as "the Walter Cronkite of sports broadcasting" and a loving husband, father and grandfather away from the broadcast booth in a memorial service at the Rose Bowl. Nearly 400 family and friends gathered Sunday on the field at the historic stadium...
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April 12, 2018 - 10:34 pm
Comcast will drop the Big Ten Network from its cable television system in states where there are no teams in the conference. The Big Ten Network will remain available on Comcast Xfinity in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia and...
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April 10, 2018 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova's comfortable victory over Michigan in the NCAA men's basketball final may have been good for the blood pressure of the team's fans, but it wasn't good for television ratings. The game was seen by 16 million viewers on TBS, TNT and Tru TV last week, the Nielsen company...
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April 10, 2018 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova's comfortable victory over Michigan in the NCAA men's basketball final may have been good for the blood pressure of the team's fans, but it wasn't good for television ratings. The game was seen by 16 million viewers on TBS, TNT and Tru TV last week, the Nielsen company...
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