Media

Storytelling and news about Texas’s media industry

Business |
April 30, 1996

7th Heaven

What do Monty Python, the Lion King, Ace Ventura, and Howie Mandel have in common? They’re all part of 7th Level’s strategy to marry show biz with the computer-game biz.

Arts & Entertainment |
February 1, 1996

Show Us Your Bits

The Internet gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “getting wired for Mardi Gras”—there are several helpful sites covering New Orleans’ bacchanalian Carnival, which ends with Fat Tuesday on February 20. One of the most festive and informative is the city’s official page (http://www.neosoft.com/citylink/ mardigr/default.html), which offers traditional music

Food & Drink |
January 1, 1996

Virtual Vittles

From chili to chiles, there’s a heaping helping of Texas food on the Internet, including cookoff schedules, mail-order info, recipes, and restaurant reviews. Dig in.

Media |
December 1, 1993

The Watchdog

Forget how she looks. For fifty years, Tyler’s Sarah McClendon has been the most vigilant White House correspondent.

Media |
April 30, 1992

True Stories

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly—and some folks don’t feel alive unless they’re staring at a blank sheet of paper.

Media |
June 30, 1989

Bach to Basie

Dallas’ KERA discovered that music that’s good for you doesn’t have to be boring.

Media |
December 1, 1988

Brave New World

On temporary assignment, a newspaperman sees that when it comes to TV news, what you see is just about all you’re going to get.

Business |
November 1, 1987

Paper Boy

When newspaper entrepreneur William Dean Singleton bought the ailing ‘Dallas Times Herald,’ people thought he was crazy. When he bought the ‘Houston Post,’ they were sure of it.

Media |
May 31, 1981

Shades of Gray

Thomas Thompson won his Blood and Money libel suit, but the trial left one question unanswered: how much of his imagination is a nonfiction writer allowed to use?

Media |
November 1, 1978

Stop the Presses

That’s exactly what the Mexican government tries to do when journalists get out of hand.

Arts & Entertainment |
April 30, 1974

Houston TV Ratings War

Fade in, interior six p.m. news set, long shot. As the picture comes closer, the familiar anchormen are relaxed and exchanging easy glances, preparing to bring you the latest news, sports, and weather. If you are standing close to the producer, you can hear the purr of his ulcer as

News & Politics |
April 30, 1974

Dallas Radio Goes Public

Beginning at the end of May or early June, Dallasites will have a new and unique radio station. KERA-FM, 90.1 on the dial, will be the city’s first public radio outlet and will provide a welcome relief from the inane, shrill banter of jingles and jive from the top-40 jocks

News & Politics |
April 30, 1974

NBC Moves Uptown

Now that the Skylab space project is finished, NBC has moved from its cubicle at the Nassau Motor Hotel across from NASA to new offices at 4615 Southwest Freeway. They are only ten minutes from their affiliate station, KPRC-TV, where they can use Channel 2’s nine projectors, eight videotape machines,