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CBS11 traffic reporter Whitney Drolen resigns from station

Whitney Drolen, main traffic reporter for D-FW’s CBS11 since August 2012, confirms to unclebarky.com that she resigned from the station on Friday, Oct. 24th. Details and her comments are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Say it loud: HBO premieres Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

HBO’s two-hour documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, was made with the “unique cooperation” of his estate, which granted extensive use of previously unseen footage. The trade-off: Brown’s numerous latter day troubles are never mentioned in a film that takes his career only to the mid-1970s. There’s still much to be seen, though, and much of the performance footage is eye-popping. Our review is here.

Also, CBS says goodbye to its portion of Thursday Night Football with the usual strong ratings in D-FW.
Ed Bark

Here comes NBC's Constantine, where the only constants are mayhem/confusion

Network TV’s latest comic book adaptation, Constantine, premieres on Friday, Oct. 24th in tandem with the new season launch of Grimm. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

Elongated, one-sided World Series hits and misses with Game 1

Fox obviously would have preferred a more competitive game. But the San Francisco Giants’ 7-1 win over the Kansas City Royals still did appreciably better in the D-FW ratings than the network’s typically little seen regular Tuesday night lineup. Still, it lost viewers from 9 to 10 p.m. while also getting off to a slow start opposite potent programming on both CBS and NBC. We have a complete hour-by-hour breakdown on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Vintage Annie Oakley TV series one of first to put a woman in charge

TV westerns had been a man’s world until Annie Oakley came around in 1954. It fully stood out in that crowd, which in retrospect seems a lot clearer. All 81 episodes are newly available in a DVD collection that’s also fully loaded with extras. Note that University of Texas at Austin grad Gail Davis played the starring role. And see our review right here.
Ed Bark