Olympic athletes live up to hype

Freedom New Mexico Every couple of years leading up to the Olympics, NBC cranks up the hype machine and inundates us with imagery and stories of athletes it deems are either talented enough or telegenic enough — and in some cases, both — to serve as bait to lure passive sports fans to tune in […]

Everyone loses in NBC shakeup

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist I had two major thoughts this week, neither long enough for its own column, but combined enough to be way longer than necessary. Sorry. ••• As a long-time fan of late-night television, it’s troubling to see the mismanagement decimating the tradition of “The Tonight Show.” But nobody at NBC is […]

Wishes sought from community

By Tony Garner The pilot of NBC’s new show “Three Wishes” features a young girl involved in an horrific accident, a sick teacher with a heartfelt wish for her students, and a boy who wants to thank the role model who stepped into his life after the devastating loss of his father. Scheduled to air […]

NBC and Amy Grant want to grant wishes in Clovis

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers NBC and recording artist Amy Grant are looking to grant wishes in the Clovis area as part of “Three Wishes,” a new prime-time television series that will spotlight people or communities with inspiring stories. Senior Casting Producer Traci Green said Grant specifically asked NBC to do a casting call in […]

My days as a locker hockey jock

By Kevin Wilson My friends and family — and anybody who talks to me for five minutes — usually suggest that maybe Kevin Wilson watches a little too much television for his own good. But Sunday’s NBC broadcasting was a little too much for even me. It was professional lacrosse, with an all-star game, on […]

Years after “Heidi” game, CBS decision draws parallels

By Kevin Wilson Today we celebrate an anniversary of sorts. It’s an anniversary I didn’t live through, but am affected by just the same. While reading Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column online, I was reminded of something that changed television and sports as we know it. The day was Nov. 17. The year, 1968 […]