NBC Olympic triplecast exec Martin Lafferty has been named VP of programming and provider services at TV Answer, the Reston, Va.-based firm that plans to launch an interactive TV service in September.
For generations of filmgoers, the Oscar/box office success of "Unforgiven" and "Dances With Wolves" and such TV fare as "Lonesome Dove" is sweet revenge for the naysayers who claimed the Western…
"The Puzzle Factory," a daily PBS preschool series, will receive a $ 3.5 million commitment -- the largest corporate grant for a public TV preschool series -- to its production and national outreach…
NEWS ITEM: The latest Roper Organization survey finds that 69% of Americans, the highest percentage yet, view television as their primary source of news and information.
Roseanne and Tom Arnold have signed with the Carsey-Werner Co. to produce the hit ABC sitcom "Roseanne" for a minimum of three more seasons, which would carry TV's top-rated comedy into 1996.
NCAA game 22.2/34 CBS ceded last week to ABC but has taken the first step toward winning current week by dominating Monday with North Carolina-Michigan college-basketball showdown. Game finished 2%…
Susan Dey will leave the CBS comedy "Love & War" at the end of the season, with the parties citing "creative differences that could not be resolved" between Dey and the show's production company…
Taping of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" was delayed about 10 minutes yesterday so security could check the studio due to a bomb threat. Someone claiming to represent an animal-rights group phoned…
Viacom Enterprises has joined the first-run fray of syndicators seeking to help stations comply with the Children's TV Act with "Nick News," the weekly half-hour kids newsmagazine hosted by Linda…
Britain's independent TV producers won a final victory yesterday over the ITV web in their battle for the control of program rights.
The highest-rated Academy Award telecast in 10 years has given ABC the boost it needed to break a string of 17 consecutive second-place weeklong finishes and win the March 29-April 4 prime time…