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Rich Warren: Screening the 4K television market

Can you "future-proof" your electronics by buying the latest technology? No more than you can prevent a hail storm from damaging your roof or someone bringing a Jell-O dish to a church supper.

Here's a reader question: "Your column today struck a chord. I had a 1990 Zenith 23" with Bose sound that died. I have been trying to come up with a replacement.

Who lives here? March 26, 2016

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Chuck Koplinski: Rauch is on a roll

And to think, it all started with a free pretzel.

Inspiration can come from the most unexpected of places, and that was certainly the case with Melissa Rauch and her husband, Winston, who years ago had gone to a mall in New Jersey and were given a free pretzel.

Who lives here? March 19, 2016

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Top of the morning, March 18, 2016

Here are weekend viewing recommendations ...

TODAY

"The Dark Knight," 7:20 p.m., MTV

Who lives here? March 12, 2016

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Top of the morning: March 11, 2016

Growing up a Bears fan, Derek Neal knew Lovie Smith was a good football coach. What Illinois' associate director of athletic communication didn't know was that Smith was a natural in front of the camera.

Rich Warren: Picture quality can depend on how you watch

If every person within range of Channel 12's transmitter near Monticello had tuned in Sunday to view the concluding episode of "Downton Abbey," all would have enjoyed their regular reception. Whether one person or 10 million people tune in to a broadcast signal, the quality remains the same.

Leaving a grand void

This evening, millions of Americans will say goodbye to Lady Mary, Lady Edith and their mother, Cora, Countess of Grantham, as well as other beloved characters like Mrs. Hughes, Mr. Carson and Thomas Barrow.

Many fans likely will gather in their homes to watch the "Downton Abbey" series finale on PBS.

Prof: Americans have a love of many things British

Cele Otnes believes most fans' adoration of "Downton Abbey" stems from our general love of many things British, or Anglophilia.

And she traces that back to before the Industrial Revolution, when many Brits colonized the New World, and to the fact the United States doesn't have such a rigid and genetically laden class system as does England.