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Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets -- increasingly dominate our lives.

Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets -- increasingly dominate our lives.
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KCRW

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Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets -- increasingly dominate our lives.

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English


Episodes

TV streaming prices creeping up? It's not your imagination.

4/23/2019
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Whether you subscribe to skinny bundles that include live TV, or more traditional streaming video on demand services, you may have noticed your monthly subscription prices going up recently. And as even more services come online in the coming months, it's a trend that's likely to continue.

Duration:00:07:39

Disney goes all in with its forthcoming streaming service

4/16/2019
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We're finally learning details about the streaming service Disney+, like when it will be available, how much it will cost, and the kind of content it will offer.

Duration:00:07:18

The beginning of the end of 'Game of Thrones'

4/9/2019
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The first episode of the final season of 'Game of Thrones' premieres Sunday night. The massive cable hit has defined dramatic television for the better part of the last decade. What happens when it ends?

Duration:00:05:00

Farewell to some favorite comedies, and hello to some new ones

4/2/2019
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'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Veep' are going away, but comedy fans, do not fear. There's a great crop of new comedies out there right now, including 'The Other Two,' 'Pen15,' 'Shrill,' and 'Special.'

Duration:00:04:26

Apple TV+ announcement: Big on names, short on details

3/26/2019
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Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon and even Oprah were on hand for Apple's big event in Cupertino on Monday. All have TV projects rolling out with the tech giant sometime in the future--but exactly when and how much will they cost? We're still waiting to hear.

Duration:00:05:14

Will there be more days ahead for 'One Day at a Time'?

3/19/2019
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Last week Netflix announced it was canceling the critically-adored sitcom 'One Day at a Time,' and TV Twitter got very upset. Could there be a future on another network for the re-imagined Norman Lear classic?

Duration:00:05:57

The future of Fox News

3/12/2019
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With Disney's acquisition of most of 20th Century Fox expected to be officially complete any day now, what does the future look like for the assets that will remain under the control of Rupert Murdoch, namely Fox News?

Duration:00:05:17

So long to HBO as we've known it

3/5/2019
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Now that the courts have given the final go-ahead to AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, we're starting to see the future of WarnerMedia. That future means no Richard Plepler at HBO and no David Levy at Turner. Instead, Bob Greenblatt will oversee them both, plus a streaming service, in a new unit called WarnerEntertainment.

Duration:00:05:39

No host, no problem. Should the Oscars go hostless again?

2/26/2019
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For a show without a host, things went off without a hitch. The Oscars this year got strong reviews and even a slight ratings boost. But how much of that success had to do with not having a host, and how much had to do with a strong set of winners and good speeches?

Duration:00:05:03

Back to the future with the onslaught of streamers

2/26/2019
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As more and more new streaming services start to come on board later this year, the whole TV situation--including how much you pay and who's in charge of the content--is starting to feel awfully familiar.

Duration:00:05:12

How to build a better awards telecast

2/12/2019
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The consensus on this year's Grammys seems to be--it was a good one! But were speeches cut off too soon? It's a question on the minds of networks as we head into the Oscars and networks are trying to rescue the ratings of the awards show.

Duration:00:05:37

Those stellar Netflix ratings? Not so fast, says FX CEO

2/5/2019
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Netflix has started releasing a limited amount of viewership data about some of its most successful shows. John Landgraf, the head of FX, says those Netflix ratings are not "remotely accurate."

Duration:00:05:55

A British invasion, of sorts

1/29/2019
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TV shows from the UK are finding new and eager audiences stateside, thanks in part to streaming networks.

Duration:00:05:20

An unscripted bonanza

1/21/2019
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Mysterious singers, more performance shows and relationship reality series to boot. No, it's not the year 2000, but it sure feels like it--at least in terms of the resurgence of unscripted television.

Duration:00:06:10

How to build a better commercial break

1/15/2019
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Prime pods, countdown clocks and more! Even in the age of streaming and video on demand, networks are still trying to find new ways to deal with an old-school problem.

Duration:00:05:21

Looking ahead to the year in television

1/8/2019
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Mike Schneider is dubbing 2019 the "stream-pocalypse." Disney, WarnerMedia, Apple, Comcast and others will all be launching streaming services and seeing if they can compete with Netflix.

Duration:00:06:03

Breaking down the numbers of Peak TV

12/18/2018
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A look at the year in television, starting with the newest numbers for 2018 original scripted series. There are more than ever before--495, up from last year's 487--but that's not the whole story.

Duration:00:06:25

Gripes and grumbles from the year in television

12/11/2018
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A few weeks ago, we did TV we're thankful for. This week, we let ourselves get a little bit Grinchy.

Duration:00:06:23

For holiday TV, business is booming

12/4/2018
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Despite what they'd have you believe on Fox News, when it comes to television, there's no war on Christmas. Rather, it's the war for Christmas--everyone wants a piece.

Duration:00:06:08

Woes at ABC

11/27/2018
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Disney is killing it on the film side, but their broadcast TV network has hit some tough times.

Duration:00:05:16