FROM NATPENEW ORLEANS -- Calling himself "the man who put the 'sin' back in syndication," shock jock Howard Stern proudly took credit for pushing the boundaries of salty language heard on radio and…
FROM NATPECabler TBS has picked up cable off-network rights to the CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" for a four-year term beginning in fall 2004.
FROM NATPEThe buttoned-down former Universal Studios topper Frank Biondi is in talks with the hardscrabble King brothers of King World Prods. to become a consultant on mergers and acquisitions for…
FROM NATPE"Battle Dome" and "The Lost World" -- two titles that describe the mood among many execs at NATPE this year -- emerged with major clearance deals on the first day of horse trading in the…
FROM NATPEGo girl! That's the word from Warner Bros., which has declared its Queen Latifah talker a "firm go" for fall 1999.
FROM NATPEDigital must-carry is a must-have for broadcasters, top station execs told FCC commissioners and a key Clinton administration telecom policy adviser Monday during an ALTV panel sesh.
Four months after losing the Bronx Bombers to a crosstown rival, Tribune Broadcasting's WPIX New York is back in the baseball biz with the New York Mets.
FROM NATPEAmong the 18,000 TV types at NATPE this week, a mere dozen or so key station executives are the ones to watch: They now call most -- if not all -- of the shots in the domestic syndication…
Polygram TV's syndie strip "Blind Date" has been picked up for a fall debut by Chris Craft/United TV's WWOR New York and KCOP Los Angeles.
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" took a big Nielsen leap in the first week of its return to live broadcasts, according to Nielsen's latest national syndie ratings report for the week ended Jan. 10.
Thoughtful portrayals of Jews and Judaism have been few and far between in primetime TV, but the same can be said for most minority groups, a panel of TV biz heavyweights agreed Thursday at a confab…