Tag: TV

Spoiler Alert: Let’s talk House of Cards, Season 3

OK, for starters, I assumed Doug Stamper, left bludgeoned in the woods in rural Maryland at the end of Season 2 of House of Cards, was dead and gone. I’m not spoiling anything saying that out loud since that issue is cleared up early on in the first episode of Season 3.


House of Cards: Not sleeping much this weekend?

Kevin Spacey put it well when talking about the upcoming season three of House of Cards, which drops on NetFlix at 3:01 a.m. Eastern on Friday morning.


Televisions bigger and greener than ever?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans’ 275 million television sets burn through some 65 billion kilowatt hours of energy each year, representing four to five percent of U.S. household electricity consumption.


Virginia Tech alum to appear on TBS reality series King of the Nerds

A Virginia Tech College of Engineering doctoral alumna is one of 12 competitors appearing on the third season of TBS reality competition television show King of the Nerds.


Governor McAuliffe announces major television series will film in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that PBS has selected Virginia as the filming location for a new Civil War television series that is a blend of hospital drama and family saga.


The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: 30 minutes best spent doing anything else

It’s hard to imagine Comedy Central whiffing on the replacement for The Colbert Report any worse than it has with The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which can best be described as cable-access TV with a budget.


Dumb Fox Business report: NFL bracing for ‘record low’ Super Bowl attendance

Fox Business had an awkward report today offering that the NFL is bracing for possible “record low” attendance at this year’s Super Bowl.


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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.


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.


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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.