Television

Television

Entertainment listings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

THE 74TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

What: Presented by Hoopeston Jaycees. National Sweetheart Pageant, midway, beer tent, flea market, display area, car show, 5K, truck and tractor pull, demo derby, contests, entertainment including Jo Dee Messina with Forgotten Highway at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, and more.

Frank's Faves: Hurricane movies

"Away out here they've got a name for rain and wind and fire ... "

But who'd a thunk it's Harvey?

Thanks to social media's arguably greatest feature, I am pretty confident that everyone I know within the wet and wind-whipped wake of Hurricane Harvey is safe and accounted for.

Rich Warren: Today, we're wired differently

We've flipped. On a recent podcast of WNYC's "On the Media," co-host Bob Garfield interviewed Newton Minow, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under President John F. Kennedy. Minow coined the phrase "vast wasteland" to describe television during the 1960s. That podcast remains available at onthemedia.org.

Who lives here? Aug. 26, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there 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. This week, you get a hint.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 25, 2017

Toward the end of the Big Ten Network's Illinois broadcast on Tuesday, each of the announcers shared his highlight from the stop.

GERRY DiNARDO said "Chayce Crouch"; HOWARD GRIFFITH said "Larry Boyd."

And for host DAVE REVSINE?

I3 Broadband expanding fiber network; retail store open

CHAMPAIGN — Telecommunications provider i3 Broadband is continuing expansion of its fiber-optic network into more neighborhoods and has opened a retail store.

At the retail location at 808 Dennison Drive, C, people will be able to buy i3 internet, TV and voice services, and swap or return equipment.

Frank's Faves: Elephant movies

'Dear, haven't you forgotten something?'
'Nonsense, Winifred, old girl. An elephant never forgets.' — 'The Jungle Book' (1967)

Oops, I missed it.

World Lion Day, that is.

It was a couple weeks ago. On that particular Thursday, I was going on about roofers and rooftop movies while the rest of the civilized world was celebrating the king of beasts.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 24-31, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HALF CENTURY OF PROGRESS

Who lives here? Aug. 19, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there 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.

#TheMJs, Aug. 18, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a glance at the best Twitter has to offer.