Television

Television

About those Super Bowl ads...

This weekend's homework assignment: Watch the Super Bowl.

It's a good time to be in University of Illinois Prof. Michelle Nelson's "Advertising and Society" class, where students are being asked to watch the priciest advertising spots of the year on TV and track the commentary on social media.

Restoration of house may bring Dick Van Dyke back home

DANVILLE — Dick Van Dyke may return to his hometown in the late spring or early summer for an event connected with the restoration of his childhood home and the launch of a local foundation for the performing arts.

Rich Warren: Auxiliary channels offer viewing bonanza

The FCC gifted broadcasters with additional channels during the conversion to digital in the summer of 2009. Digital television (DTV) far more efficiently uses broadcast bandwidth than the analog TV it replaced. Thus, in addition to a full-bandwidth HD primary channel, it permits a pair of additional lower definition channels. Generally these still look superior to the former analog TV system.

Reluctant Townie: The caveman guide to Netflix and chill

Meet Grok. Grok caveman, Grok no like winter. Winter long, cold and boring. Grok long for human intimacy, but Grok no want to leave home. Outside cold, and dangerous, saber-toothed tiger waiting for Grok to leave cave so it can eat him.

Whatever Happened To: Soap operas

Antonia Atkinson has watched soap operas since her summer breaks as a kid growing up in Chicago.

During the school year, she recalls watching when she was home from school sick, and in college, she squeezed in viewing time between classes.

Who lives here? Jan. 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 wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out next week. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER ...

Yes, you have heard that song somewhere

CHAMPAIGN — When Stephen Alltop first watched the Netflix hit series “House of Cards,” he was immediately taken by the theme music. 

The C-U symphony conductor/music director went online to check out who had written it.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events to see — or be seen in — around the area

Theater scene

The Champaign-Urbana Junior Woman's Club will present its 62nd annual Tom Thumb Theatre production, "Tale of Beauty and the Beast," at 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Centennial High School's Aldridge Auditorium, 913 S. Crescent Drive.

Reluctant Townie: 'The X-Files': A history of my nerd love

Tonight, "The X-Files" returns to television as a six-episode event series on Fox.

Who lives here? Jan. 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?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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: Think Montana.