The documentary, which debuted Sunday night as part of the network’s “30 for 30” series, devotes almost two-thirds of its running time to Lee’s experiences as a young man in the America of the 1960s. Of course, he never got to be an old man; he died in 1973 at 32, just as he had become an international sensation.
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“Love Life” (10 episodes) premiered with Episodes 1-3, exclusively on the new HBO Max, the latest streaming service available for cable-cutters or never-cablers.
Believe in Indiana, a political action committee connected to the Indiana State Building & Construction Trades Council, has spent more than $51,000 to run TV commercials that criticize JR Gaylor, CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana and Kentucky, who is running against Scott Baldwin in the Senate District 20 primary.
The documentary purports to tell, according to HBO promotional materials, “the revealing, no-holds-barred tale of Christian Dawkins and how the 25-year-old wound up at the center of the biggest criminal case in collegiate sports history.”
Dominic Mancuso, a 35-year broadcasting veteran, held the same position for Nexstar Media Group in Buffalo, New York, for CBS affiliate WIVB-TV and CW affiliate WNLO-TV.
Indianapolis native DuJaun McCoy is back home with a big project. In April, he purchased WISH-TV Channel 8 and sister station WNDY-TV Channel 23 for $42.5 million, becoming the only black owner of a TV station in a Top 50 market.
The History Channel has dropped out of a planned documentary on 1930s gangster John Dillinger that would have featured the proposed exhumation of his grave in Indianapolis.
TV news veteran Karen Campbell announced on social media Thursday that she will join WTHR-TV Channel 13 beginning Aug. 5. In addition, WTHR is adding multimedia journalist Sarah Jones in September.
Earlier this month, AT&T blacked out 120 stations operated by Nexstar in a similar dispute over programming costs. Among those stations is WISH-TV Channel 8 in Indianapolis.
Sports reporter and anchor Larra Overton has been hired as a producer and sideline reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Tuesday.
Thomas never actually applied for the job at Channel 6. He was recruited by a news director who saw his work while hiring a photographer.
Two Indiana cousins are fighting for control of a Christian media empire started by their grandfather, trading accusations of deceit, corporate malfeasance, harassment and abuse.
NBC mainstays Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker were joined by Tom Hanks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of a live broadcast honoring caregivers to U.S. military veterans.
The network’s ad blitz and all-in production effort are part of a strategy to capitalize on the network’s recent lock on all IndyCar broadcasts.
The deal involving 21 networks adds to a growing sports portfolio for Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which earlier this year announced a partnership with the Chicago Cubs to form Marquee Sports Network.
After a six-month national search, WFYI Public Media has named Greg Petrowich as new CEO.
Longtime sportscaster Chet Coppock devoted most of his career to Chicago but spent much of the 1970s in Indianapolis.