Tag: TV

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Mitt Romney proceeds to fulfill the definition of insanity

On Friday, Mitt Romney finally told the truth about his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of Republican donors, as if he hadn’t planned for this all along.


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Semifinal Thursday: The first college football playoffs worked

When Alabama went up 21-6 in the second quarter against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl late Thursday night, it looked like we were on our way to a one-versus-two final that we could have just avoided if not for the push toward four-team playoff.


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GMO foods don’t need labeling, farmers say

On a recent WWBT TV 12 news segment, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation representatives explained that genetically modified crops are no different from conventional crops.


Got news to share? A quick #PR how-to guide

Your business or nonprofit has news to share. Maybe you’re a self-published author or artist with a new book or exhibit ready to debut. The world needs to know, but how do you go about getting the word out? The writers among us have a built-in advantage here, but not as much as you think.


Eat less and move more: The secret to losing weight, changing your life

People ask me all the time, How did you do it? This time last year, I weighed in at 275 pounds. I’m down to 177 as I write this, just short of 100 pounds off that high, or depending on your perspective, that low, low point.


Scott German: UVA dominance built on defense

The Tony Bennett era at Virginia is in its sixth season. From his introductory press conference in April 2009, the emphasis,of UVA basketball has been the striving for defensive perfection.


Bigger news story: “The Interview,” or Cuba?

Wow, what a news day. U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba, and Sony Pictures moves to give North Korea a veto over new releases.


Advertising 101: Exploiting the Information Gap

You are setting up advertising for your business. Seems simple. You have a budget, and you know what you need. TV, radio, print, maybe some Facebook and Google.


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Middle-size farms ‘going away,’ 2012 census figures show

The 2012 Census of Agriculture points to a “hollowing out” of the middle of American agriculture, according to Dr. Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist and deputy executive director for public policy.


Power Hour: AFP leads class on Event Strategy

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Small businesses will need to rethink Facebook strategy

The change with Facebook that has been slowly coming for the past two years will solidify in January with the virtual end of so-called organic reach for business messages.


CM Punk a quitter? Admire him for getting out on his terms

CM Punk finally spoke out on his departure nearly a year ago from WWE, and it was worse than a lot of us would have thought.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Tuesday. Virginia Tech (5-6, 2-5 ACC) hosts UVA (5-6, 3-4 ACC) on Friday at 8 p.m.


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Randy Forbes: What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving

In what ways do you appreciate being together on Thanksgiving?


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William and Mary basketball wins third straight, downs Rice, 69-65

The William and Mary men’s basketball team won its third straight, downing Rice, 69-65, at Tudor Fieldhouse on Saturday night.


Reports: Sting to make WWE debut at Survivor Series

The legendary Sting is reportedly set to make his WWE debut at Survivor Series on Sunday night.


TNA Impact Wrestling leaving Spike for Destination America

TNA Impact Wrestling will make the move from its long-time home on Spike TV to Destination America, an offshoot of Discovery Communications that reaches roughly half the homes that Spike TV is in currently.


Final Augusta Free Press Power Hour classes of 2014

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Virginia film industry grows 16 percent in 2013

The total economic impact of the film industry in Virginia in 2013 was $382.5 million, providing $19.4 million in state and local tax revenue for the Commonwealth.


Dumb and Dumber To: Meh, nothing to see here

To say that I was looking forward to Dumb and Dumber To would be to understate things greatly. I ended up rearranging my schedule for the week to make sure that I got to see the movie the first weekend.


Thanks, TLC, for foisting the Honey Boo Boo clan on us

The world is a better place for the disaster that was Honey Boo Boo being off the air. The shame is what it took to get TLC to throw the show into the dumpster from whence it had sprung.


Jim Ross returns to wrestling: Calling Global Force Wrestling pay-per-view

Legendary WWE and WCW play-by-play announcer Jim Ross is returning to pro wrestling. Global Force Wrestling announced today that Ross will provide play-by-play for the Wrestle Kingdom 9 pay-per-view that will air live on Jan. 4, 2015.


Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving in the Kitchen

Jessica and I have compiled a list of tips for a happier day in the kitchen. This list comes from owr own Thanksgiving day cooking experiences as well as some friends, moms and grandmas.


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ACC announces football game times, networks for Nov. 20-22

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Nov. 20-22.


How Election Night will go in Virginia: Can Ed Gillespie shock the world?

If you watch the election returns tonight like you watch a football game, the first quarter of the Mark Warner-Ed Gillespie game might surprise you, when you see Gillespie get on the board with an early touchdown.


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Atlantic Coast Conference announces game times, ACC TV networks for Nov. 15

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Nov. 15.


JMU Nation wants FBS: Whether it makes sense or not

One thing has been made clear to me the past couple of days: a small, but vocal, portion of the JMU sports fan base wants to see the Dukes football program move up to FBS.