Tom Barnard, center, with morning show sidekicks Mark Rosen and Dan Culhane in 1987. “It was the perfect mix” of personalities, Rosen said of thei

KQRS stars revisit 50-year saga of Minnesota's most loved/hated station

In their own words, here's how KQ emerged from the underground to become a classic-rock mainstay, a ratings powerhouse — and at times a lightning rod for controversy.

MPR's Bob Collins announces his retirement via Twitter

December 6
MPR's Bob Collins announces his retirement via Twitter
The long-time radio personality says poor health is an issue.

Season 2 of Amazon's 'Mrs. Maisel' is as marvelous as ever

November 29
Rachel Brosnahan won an Emmy for her role as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
The year's most celebrated sitcom returns for a second season on Amazon Prime.
TV & Media
6:24pm
Kristin Chenoweth and singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer on “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas.”

TV picks for Dec. 11: Valentino Dixon, Buster Douglas, Darci Lynne

Hole in oneHere's a golf documentary with more on its mind than helping viewers perfect their swings. "27 Years: The Exoneration of Valentino Dixon," a…
TV & Media
6:23pm

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' spins parallel worlds of webs

Where did all these spiders come from? In most cases, that's a question you don't want to hear. But it has a great answer when…
TV & Media
December 10
Much like the Sundance Film Festival does for Utah, Duluth hopes the Independent Television Festival can bring noteworthy revenue into the local econo

Duluth snags national TV festival — could it be the next Sundance?

ITVFest hopes to do for northern Minnesota what Sundance did for Utah.
TV & Media
December 9

TV talk-show highlights Dec. 10

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan Tony Goldwyn, Nick Cannon, Maddie Poppe. (KSTP, Ch. 5)Afternoon1 p.m.The Talk Shania Twain guest co-hosts and talks…
TV & Media
December 9

TV Q&A: Netflix and Marvel in conflict

Q: Why is Netflix canceling its Marvel shows? First "Iron Fist," then "Luke Cage," now "Daredevil." Except for "Fist" I thought they were very successful.…
TV & Media
December 9
Rohan Chand is the title character in “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.”

TV picks for Dec. 10: Pentatonix, 'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle,' Henry Paulson

Jingle bell rockTraditional carols get a twist in two new musical specials starting with "CMT Country Christmas" (7 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5), hosted by…
Movies
December 8
Denzel Washington stars as Robert McCall in “The Equalizer 2.”

Video review: Denzel Washington is back with a vengeance in 'Equalizer 2'

Action hero Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord, but that was before Denzel Washington stepped up. He’s especially persuasive playing the kind of brutal redeemer…
TV & Media
December 8
Mike Tyson took a hit from James “Buster” Douglas during their 1990 title fight in Tokyo.

TV picks for Dec. 9-13: 'The Shivering Truth,' Buster Douglas, 'The American Meme'

Tales of the unexpected Those who believe “Robot Chicken” isn’t dark enough may want to cuddle up to “The Shivering Truth,” a new stop-animation series…
TV & Media
December 7
Prof. Eric Sprankle and Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson.

Mankato professor taking heat for tweet that God is guilty of #MeToo violation

TV host Tucker Carlson among those criticizing Mankato psychology professor.
TV & Media
December 7
Gladys Knight performs at “Q 85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones.”

TV picks for Dec. 8-9: 'White House Christmas 2018,' 'The American Meme,' Quincy Jones

House party Designer Alison Victoria plays a happy elf in “White House Christmas 2018,” an exclusive room-by-room tour with stops to spray edible snow on…
Eat & Drink
December 7
St. Paul chef Justin Sutherland has been cast on “Top Chef.”

St. Paul 'Top Chef' contestant shows his Minnesota pride in season premiere

Justin Sutherland from St. Paul's Handsome Hog is competing on the Bravo show.
TV & Media
December 6
Actress Megan Fox hosts “Legends of the Lost” and also serves as executive producer.

Megan Fox enjoys finding 'Legends of the Lost'

In a new Travel Channel series, the actress gets an education while making TV.
TV & Media
December 6
Danielle Macdonald, left, and Jennifer Aniston in “Dumplin’.”

TV picks for Dec. 7: 'Icebox,' 'Dumplin',' 'Homicide for the Holidays,' 'The Shivering Truth'

She’ll come again Dolly Parton, recently in St. Paul to promote her “Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” continues to punch in beyond the 9-to-5 shift. Her…
Celebrities
December 4
Mark Rosen.

Mark Rosen leaving WCCO-TV in January, earlier than expected

Sports anchor Mark Rosen accelerated Tuesday his plans to retire from WCCO-TV after roughly 50 years on the air. “I am moving that date up…
TV & Media
December 4

TV picks for Dec. 5: 'America's Mississippi,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' 'Deal or No Deal'

A river runs through it True Minnesotans won’t learn anything new in the premiere episode of “America’s Mississippi,” but the footage from Lake Itasca will…
TV & Media
December 4
Experience Christmas at the James J. Hill House.

16 ways for Minnesotans to make this the best holiday ever

If your holidays are marked by a little too much tradition, consider these festive suggestions from the elves on our Variety staff
TV & Media
December 4
Anchor Camille Williams left KARE 11 recently, and now husband Cory Hepola is also leaving KARE for WCCO Radio.

Departing KARE 11 anchor Cory Hepola will replace John Hines at WCCO Radio

KARE's Cory Hepola is just the latest television personality who's made the switch to radio.
TV & Media
December 3
Actress Megan Fox travels the globe for the new Travel Channel series “Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox.”

TV picks for Dec. 4: Megan Fox, 'Death by Magic,' Garrison Keillor

Money matters British magician Drummond Money-Coutts keeps paying tribute to his hero Harry Houdini in the series “Death by Magic,” performing life-threatening stunts at the…
TV & Media
December 3

TV talk-show highlights Dec. 4

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan Colin Jost, Emma Bunton. (KSTP, Ch. 5)Afternoon4 p.m.The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ryan Reynolds, Gwen Stefani. (WCCO, Ch.…
TV & Media
December 3

Marvel at these 2 great coffee-table books from Titan Comics

It's the fifth birthday of U.K. publisher Titan Comics, but readers are getting the presents. Not a lot of British comics make their way to…

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