Television

Television

How the Grinch stole 'Jeopardy' contestant's winnings

URBANA — Before you judge, Grinch fans, consider this:

The "Jeopardy" category was "word origins," and Champaign teacher Melissa Applebee was up against a returning champ fluent in French and a rabbinical student who spoke Hebrew and who knows how many other languages.

'I'll take "Dream Come True" for $1,000, Alex'

URBANA — Melissa Applebee is not, she swears, the "'Jeopardy' type."

Yes, she grew up watching the show. Yes, she regularly schools her family in Trivial Pursuit. And yes, she was actually chosen for the show after taking the test twice.

Who lives here? Dec. 20, 2014

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?"

Ivesdale to replace franchise fee with tax on cable provider

IVESDALE — Village officials plan to implement a new tax to replace a franchise fee with a cable provider.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 19, 2014

The critically acclaimed documentary "Life Itself," makes it global television debut at 8 p.m. (Champaign-Urbana time) Jan. 4 on CNN. 

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

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Who lives here? Dec. 13, 2014

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?"

WILL brings Downton Abbey to Virginia

CHAMPAIGN — Like 1,000 other local "Downton Abbey" fans, Mare Payne and EllenSue Cameron can't wait to see the first episode of Season Five.

So they pulled together flapper costumes and signed up for WILL's "Downton Abbey" Season 5 Preview Party this evening at the Virginia Theatre.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 12, 2014

At 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC, Barbara Walters presents her list of 2014's most fascinating people. (By the way, didn't she retire?)

Rich Warren: Looking for a deal? Wait till the New Year

For those who participated in retail madness over the Thanksgiving weekend, may you enjoy the fruits of your mania. I saw very few advertised "black Friday" electronics specials that were truly special.