Television

Television

Ask 'Mimi,' May 1, 2016

When will this year's Krannert Center Debut Artist perform?

Flutist Jae Eun "Jenny" Shin will present her Debut Artist recital at 3 p.m. today in Krannert's Foellinger Great Hall. Performing with her will be pianist Ieng Ieng Lam.

Getting Personal: Niala Boodhoo

Here, 40-year-old Champaign resident Niala Boodhoo, the host and executive producer of 'The 21st,' a new program on WILL Radio, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

What interests you the most right now?

Who lives here? April 30, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to wholives here@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Rich Warren: Setting yourself up with a new TV -- or the best one

Mr. Selfridge landed himself in hot water on your old TV, but on your new TV he's totally frozen out, at least for one reader:

"I have always been able to get three PBS stations. I just bought a new TV and can no longer get any PBS. Any clue to what the problem might be?"

Who lives here? April 23, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Frank's Faves: To the small screen we go

If you slept through this past TV season, here's a few sleepers you might have missed.

Television seasons these days aren't what they used to be — what with summer mini-series having morphed into summerlong mini-seasons and the standard fall-to-spring seasons being subdivided by "mid-season finales" (an oxymoron if I ever heard one).

Rich Warren: Sounding off about TV speakers

TV sound frustrates several readers, because music and special effects mask dialogue.

Digital television uses Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound. The front center channel projects dialogue. The front left and right speakers may contain some dialogue, but mostly stereo information to create the illusion of breadth and movement.

Who lives here? April 16, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Email your guess of a character who resides at the featured property to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER ...

Rich Warren: Is Apple headed for same fate as Sony?

We predicted several years ago that Apple would eventually follow the path of Sony.

Sony was arguably the most innovative electronics company from 1975-90, although never anywhere as financially successful as Apple. After the retirement of co-founder Akio Morita in 1994, Sony drifted. It may not survive the next decade.