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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

Fall TV Preview

9/18/2018
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With the Emmys done and dusted, it's time to look ahead to fall TV. The fall season is no longer as big a deal as it used to be for network TV, but it's still a time when broadcast and streaming alike launch some big projects.

Duration:00:04:50

With Leslie Moonves gone, what's next for CBS?

9/11/2018
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Within hours of Ronan Farrow's second New Yorker story about sexual assault allegations against Leslie Moonves, the mogul was officially done at the company.

Duration:00:04:43

Summer TV bright spots includes some surprises

9/4/2018
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More than 5 million people on average tuned in to watch Kevin Costner in 'Yellowstone,' the surprise hit for the recently rebranded Paramount Network.

Duration:00:04:41

Heading into fall TV, some bigs shows start their final seasons

8/28/2018
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The end of the 'The Big Bang Theory' represents the end of an era in a lot of ways. And that's not the only big one going away.

Duration:00:04:10

Netflix cancels two talk shows just months after they premiered

8/21/2018
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Michelle Wolf's 'The Break' is now on a permanent break. And gone too is 'The Joel McHale Show.' Both shows began streaming just earlier this year, but didn't have enough viewers or buzz to keep them going.

Duration:00:04:29

After the Oscar changes, should the Emmys follow suit?

8/14/2018
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As final Emmy voting begins, Mike and Joe agree, it's far past time for a "Best New Series" category.

Duration:00:04:22

In an industry obsessed with youth, what's old is cool again

8/7/2018
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For decades the mantra in the TV industry has been, if you want a hit, you have to appeal to younger viewers. Now, some new shows featuring older stars suggest that networks may be finally changing their tune.

Duration:00:04:55

As TCA unfolds, a bombshell story drops outside the ballroom

7/31/2018
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While TV critics and reporters are holed up inside the Beverly Hilton for the summer press tour, another huge story dropped in the New Yorker. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct by six women.

Duration:00:04:51

Should old tweets be fair game for firing?

7/24/2018
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The anxiety in Hollywood ratchets up a couple notches after some recent surprise firings.

Duration:00:05:03

Is there anyone in America left for Sacha Baron Cohen to punk?

7/17/2018
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series “Who is America?” uses some of the comedic actor's familiar gotcha tactics. We explore whether almost 20 years after introducing “Da Ali G” Show” he can still surprise and whether he should. And in the age of binge-watching, is the unexpected, full-season episode dump the way of the future for streaming series?

Duration:00:04:48

Can HBO remain HBO under AT&T’s control?

7/10/2018
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An HBO town hall discussion with its chief executive and the new head of Warner Media, which oversees HBO, after last month’s merger with AT&T reveals tensions between the boutique network and its new parent company, which is looking for a “broader” appeal.

Duration:00:04:50

Amazon plans begin to come into focus

7/3/2018
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As all the big streamers continue to bulk up their offerings, Jennifer Salke, the new head of Amazon Studios, starts to give interviews that offer some hints of how Amazon will try to stand out.

Duration:00:04:57

Fox creatives speak out against Fox News

6/26/2018
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For some Fox showrunners, Fox News' immigration coverage has been a bridge too far. Seth MacFarlane, Steve Levitan, Judd Apatow and others have called out the way Fox News has covered the humanitarian crisis at the border.

Duration:00:04:46

What the age of merger mania means for television

6/19/2018
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After a judge gave the official go-ahead to the AT&T-Time Warner merger last week, the race is on for other media companies to combine in an effort to gain scale.

Duration:00:05:13

Checking out the inner workings of Netflix

6/12/2018
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Joe Adalian spent months reporting his New York Magazine cover story on Neflix. He shares some of what he learned about the company that's trying to be every channel at once.

Duration:00:05:12

Could there be a 'Roseanne' spinoff? Should there be?

6/5/2018
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Already there are talks of Sara Gilbert and potentially other cast members doing something without 'Roseanne.' But is there a way to do it so Barr wouldn't get money as a producer? We discuss, plus talk about separating the art from the problematic TV artist.

Duration:00:04:53

So much time for talk, so little time to watch

5/29/2018
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Late night TV is everywhere--and now at any time you want. Much of it gets watched the next day in clip form. There's no way to watch all the shows--is this a case where less could be more? Not likely, but that won't stop us from making some suggestions!

Duration:00:04:49

Are networks failing when it comes to finales?

5/22/2018
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A couple of recent broadcast series finales have gone out with a whimper rather than a bang. And other recently-canceled shows didn't even have the chance to air a true finale. Should networks take more care in providing a fond farewell for once-beloved shows, even if ratings aren't what they used to be?

Duration:00:04:53

Checking in on the upfronts: cancelations, pickups, diversity & more

5/15/2018
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Mike's in New York for the annual TV upfronts, where all the networks give presentations to ad buyers, hoping to convince them to invest in the upcoming season. It's also the time of year when we learn which shows live and die.

Duration:00:04:27

In the war of the streamers, where does Hulu stack up?

5/1/2018
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With its critical acclaim and buckets of awards, 'The Handmaid's Tale' was a major milestone for Hulu. Now the series is back for a second season, but Hulu hasn't made much other noise in terms of original shows. Does Hulu need to up its development game, or is this all part of its strategy?

Duration:00:05:00