Presidential candidates look to comedy and late-night TV as new soapbox

Presidential candidates look to comedy and late-night TV as new soapbox

More than ever before, politicians are veering off the traditional campaign trail to hit the comedy circuit in hopes of reaching voters through their funny bones. The trend has led to some strange moments in an already strange political season.

Elton John straps in for Super Bowl version of James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke'

February 6
Elton John straps in for Super Bowl version of James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke'
"The Late Late Show" picks up Elton John for its hit segment "Carpool Karaoke" after the Super Bowl.

Ultimate anti-Super Bowl viewing guide: 7 things to watch instead

February 4
Ultimate anti-Super Bowl viewing guide: 7 things to watch instead
For anyone not interested in football, there are animal parodies, reruns, and a certain smash British drama to watch this Sunday instead of the Super Bowl. Here's a guide.
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February 8

Will more 'Gilmore Girls' actually satisfy fans of beloved TV show?

Reboots of beloved TV shows often prove disappointing.
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February 8

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February 8

Neal Justin's TV picks for Feb. 8: 'Hercules,' 'Angie Tribeca,' Hannibal Buress

Let's get physical"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," starring Minnesota native Kevin Sorbo, gets another workout with reruns airing weeknights, followed by "Xena: Warrior Princess."…
TV & Media
February 7

'Daily Show' alum Samantha Bee gets ready for a 'Full Frontal' attack

"Daily Show" alum Samantha Bee prepares for a "Full Frontal" attack on typically male-dominated territory.
TV & Media
February 5
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (left) takes Buffalo Wild Wings' Blazin Challenge with his brother Dan.

Local ad agencies, companies catch digital fever around Super Bowl

It took 48 wings drenched in Blazin' sauce, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and some reconfigured GoPro cameras for Buffalo Wild Wings to create its Super Bowl ad.
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February 5

Spoiler alert: Puppy Bowl theme might not be about puppies this year

Thick crowds gather to watch cute canines wrestle around a fake football field.
TV & Media
February 5

Obituary: Curious and gregarious, Charles Brin was the voice of Fresh Air Radio

Charles Brin loved Edgar Allan Poe's "The Telltale Heart." An actor and co-founder of KFAI Fresh Air Radio and longtime host of the weekly program…
TV & Media
February 5

Neal Justin's TV picks for Feb. 6-7: 'Hockey Day Minnesota,' 'David Bowie: 5 Years,' 'Puppy Bowl XII'

Ice, ice babyTrue Midwesterners know that hockey was meant to be played in the Great Outdoors, which makes Hockey Day Minnesota a treat as…
TV & Media
February 5

Sound Advice: Cutting-edge video system outpaces its source material

Q: I just set up a new 4K OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) TV with an Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Blu-ray player. It looks good, but the…
TV & Media
February 4

Neal Justin's TV picks for Feb. 7-11: Stephen Colbert, 'Fresh Off the Boat,' 'The Perfect Crime,' 'Grey's Anatomy'

The after-party If you had any doubts about the importance of late night talk shows, check out how CBS is utilizing the high-profile slot after…
TV & Media
February 4

Neal Justin's TV picks for Feb. 6: 'Super Bowl's Greatest Halftime Show,' 'Off the Wall,' 'SNL,' Colbert

I want to rock with you"Thriller" may be one of the bestselling albums of all time, but "Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off…
TV & Media
February 4

Album review: Sia plays it safe on 'This Is Acting,' Ty Segall reaches new levels

POP/ROCKSia, "This Is Acting" (Inertia/Monkey Puzzle/RCA )A year and a half ago, Sia transformed a serious liability into an undeniable asset. So why does…
Celebrities
February 4

C.J.: Only tears of joy this time at WCCO-TV anchor Angela Davis' beachfront wedding ceremony

WCCO-TV anchor Angela Davis' 20th wedding anniversary and vow renewal ceremony was something of a do over for her, if not her husband.It was…
TV & Media
February 3

Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years

Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers.
TV & Media
February 3

Neal Justin's TV picks for Feb. 4: 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The 85 Bears,' 'Regarding Henry'

Bad GrandmaJune Squibb has turned her late-in-life Oscar nomination for "Nebraska" into a steady stream of sitcom appearances, which isn't as sad as it sounds.…
TV & Media
February 3

Nielsen ratings for Jan. 25-31: Big week for 'NCIS' franchise; 'Goosebumps' top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Jan. 25-31 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
February 3

Mpls. principal embraces winter and becomes a YouTube star

A Minneapolis principal is a YouTube star, thanks to his pancake art and offbeat experiments.
TV & Media
February 2
Troy Haupt, who owns the only known recording of the Super Bowl I broa...

NFL refuses to pay $1M to man with only known recording of first Super Bowl

A North Carolina man owns the only known recording of Super Bowl I. But the NFL won't buy the tapes and has warned him not to sell them to outside parties or else the league will pursue legal action.
TV & Media
February 2

Neal Justin's TV picks for Feb. 3: 'Dinner at Tiffani's,' 'The Theory of Everything,' 'Madoff'

Fast EddieCan Eddie Redmayne join Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks as the only performers to win back-to-back Oscars for Best Actor? I can't vouch for…
TV & Media
February 1

Surprising musical moments from classic TV episodes

Having TV characters turn the small screen into a cabaret may be a hot trend, but it's not necessarily new.

Poll: Is it ever OK to snitch food from someone else's plate?

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    Dirty Dozen Brass Band: The veteran ensemble that grew out of Baptist church circles in 1977 is now one of the NOLA's best second-line music groups.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
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    Bright Half Life: Memories of a long-term relationship collide in the Tanya Barfield play.
  • Music
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor: The Montreal’s instrumental noise-rock troupe is back on tour after a long hiatus.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The musicians perform a perennial favorite, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Unfiltered: Instinct Art Gallery’s final exhibit features works by British-born Sue Coe and Minneapolis’ own Nancy Robinson.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
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