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Night Two of the Democratic Convention and Hillary Clinton as the Cable-TV Wife

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It’s hard not to think about the stark difference between night two of the Democratic National Convention and what transpired just last week in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention. Those windows on the political parties felt like they came from two different planets. Tuesday in Philadelphia, an expansive and relaxed Bill Clinton spoke at… Read more »

Warner Bros Sets Masami Takahashi as Japan President

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Warner Bros. has appointed Masami Takahashi as president of Warner Bros. Japan, which has operations that span local production and distribution as well as releasing the studio’s Hollywood movies. Takahashi replaces the veteran executive Millard Ochs who was drafted in to a temporary position in Japan from the U.S. in late 2014. Ochs, who replaced… Read more »

First Cable Trials of Ultra HD Linear TV Channels Launch in U.S.

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Here’s the classic equation of inertia holding back the emergence of TV networks in Ultra HD: Programmers aren’t investing in launching UHD services, because most pay-TV operators aren’t equipped to distribute them — and most consumers don’t have Ultra HD sets to view them. But 15 years ago, the scenario was the same for high-definition television, and HDTV is now ubiquitous. Many in… Read more »

Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Video Appearance at Convention

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PHILADELPHIA — Delegates went wild on Tuesday as Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance via video remote at the Democratic National Convention, telling the crowd that “we just put the biggest crack in the glass ceiling yet.” Her appearance on the big screens in the Wells Fargo Arena came after a performance by Alicia Keys…. Read more »

Meryl Streep Praises Hillary Clinton, Other Female Pioneers in DNC Speech

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PHILADELPHIA — Meryl Streep appeared at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, noting the historic moment of Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president. “What does it take to be the first female anything?” Streep said. “It takes grit and it takes grace.” She cited a number of other women who achieved firsts, like Sandra Day O’Connor,… Read more »