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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

At winter press tour, lots of Disney/Fox questions, but few answers

1/9/2018
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TV critics and reporters are gathered in Pasadena for several days of presentations from cable and broadcast networks. Everyone wants to know what the Fox broadcast network will look like following its purchase by Disney, but at the moment, execs don't have the answers.

Duration: 00:04:41


Looking ahead to the year in television

1/2/2018
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The motto for 2018 in TV may well be "combine or die."

Duration: 00:04:41


Why 2017 was a hugely important year for streaming television

12/26/2017
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It's been all streaming all the time for the past couple of years, but 2017 really took things to the next level.

Duration: 00:04:58


What Disney's acquisition of most of Fox means for TV

12/19/2017
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The $52.4 billion deal was announced last week and has huge implications in the film world, but also in television as well. The move is largely seen as a way for Disney to get more content directly to consumers, and part of that means bulking up a forthcoming streaming service.

Duration: 00:05:17


As women in TV speak out, people at the top remain white men

12/12/2017
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Big names in television continue to step down in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. This week was celebrity chef Mario Batali, co-host of The Chew. But if this is a moment to put more female leaders at the top, the TV world is not seizing it.

Duration: 00:05:05


Changes afoot in the television landscape

11/28/2017
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Mike and Joe take a look at some of the deals in the works...or not, as in the case of the AT&T and Time Warner merger. Also, what would the end of net neutrality mean for streaming services and their consumers?

Duration: 00:04:44


TV to be thankful for

11/21/2017
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For Thanksgiving week, Mike and Joe reflect on this year's television that's made them laugh and helped them understand the world.

Duration: 00:04:46


How unmasking harassers has business repercussions in TV

11/13/2017
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The firing of some big name executives and talent due to sexual harassment allegations are starting to affect the television industry in a very real way.

Duration: 00:04:49


Will 21st Century Fox and Disney make a massive deal?

11/7/2017
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It may sound crazy, but in the age of mega-mergers, Disney could be interested in buying Fox properties to bolster its forthcoming streaming service and create a true competitor to Netflix, and Rupert Murdoch might be wanting to shed expensive entertainment properties and focus solely on sports and news.

Duration: 00:04:49


A World Series for the history books

10/31/2017
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That the Dodgers are in the Fall Classic is historic in its own right, but this series is breaking all kind of weird records, and viewers are definitely tuning in to check it out.

Duration: 00:04:31


A schmaltzy drama? Just what the doctor ordered.

10/24/2017
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The biggest hit of the fall is ABC's new drama The Good Doctor, where Freddie Highmore plays a brilliant, autistic surgeon. Ratings have already surpassed last year's hit This is Us, and perpetual comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory.

Duration: 00:04:52


What is the future of Amazon Prime Video?

10/17/2017
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Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, has been suspended following allegations of sexual harassment from showrunner Isa Hackett. While the company is currently lacking leadership, they've seemed to be without a solid TV strategy for a while now.

Duration: 00:04:28


The fall TV season that wasn't

10/10/2017
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The concept of "fall TV" used to be a hallmark of television -- a time when the networks would roll of their newest, most exciting shows. But now, it hardly exists, except for the broadcast networks. And this year, hardly anything is landing...unless it's a reboot or revival.

Duration: 00:04:57


Streaming: The final frontier?

9/26/2017
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The long-awaited CBS All Access show Star Trek: Discovery premiered on the broadcast network on Sunday night. Almost 10 million people watched, but if they want to watch more episodes, they'll have to subscribe to CBS's streaming service.

Duration: 00:04:58


Amazon changes its TV strategy, seeking streaming success

9/12/2017
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In the age of blockbuster television, every network wants the next Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead. Amazon is no different, and CEO Jeff Bezos has said as much.

Duration: 00:04:42


In broadcast TV, looking ahead also means looking back

9/5/2017
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A new broadcast TV season is upon us, and among the new shows are also some familiar titles. NBC's Will & Grace is coming back this fall, and ABC's Roseanne will return in 2018. Some fans are thrilled, but other viewers ask why rely on older properties? And will younger viewers, who weren't even alive when the shows first debuted tune in to watch them now?

Duration: 00:04:54


After 15 years at ABC, Shonda Rhimes goes to Netflix

8/15/2017
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As the battle between networks for TV talent heats up, the prolific showrunner Shonda Rhimes is jumping ship at ABC and making her way to Netflix -- and she's not alone. Fellow prodigious broadcast showrunner Chuck Lorre also announced a huge deal with the streaming giant.

Duration: 00:04:24


Want to watch FX without commercials? Now you can, for a cost.

8/8/2017
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There are a couple of other caveats too. To have access to a FX+, the new, ad-free premium service from FX, you must be a subscriber to Comcast cable. The move is likely FX looking towards a standalone future.

Duration: 00:04:26


In cable, counting on consolidation and 'comfort-food TV'

8/1/2017
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A new deal highlights an ongoing trend in cable TV: consolidation is the name of the game. Discovery will buy the Scripps Network for almost $12 billion. Scripps is the parent company of HGTV and the Food Network.

Duration: 00:04:29