Saturday, May 20, 2017

Allentown, the Reagan Era and 3 Guys Living on a Billboard

Before social media, before YouTube, it was the three major U.S. networks and leading print newspapers that lit the spark for “viral news.” And so it went that in 1982, no one really knew about an AM radio contest in Allentown, Pa. that led three men to live on a billboard by the highway until The Wall Street Journal put it on their December 9th edition front page.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Mother of 4 Adopts 6 More

What better topic for Mother's Day than a student documentary about a mom in New Mexico leading by mammoth example?

Friday, May 5, 2017

Oklahoma Western Hopes to Connect With Millennial Audience

There was a cool extra layer to 5News' recent coverage of the May 3rd premiere of indie Western Painted Woman at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas. The director of the film, James Cotten, got his start as a cameraman with 5News, which serves the Fort Smith and Fayetteville areas.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Stanford Grad Channels Shakespeare

On the program today in Sacramento as part of Nor Cal All-Stars Part 1, a Shakespeare-inspired comedy riff.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

A Chicago Cubs Cameo Win

The comedy Landline, which hit VOD this week, was made by Chicago Second City alum Matthew Aaron. The writer-director stars as a gay PR executive who angrily disconnects from smartphones and social media after losing out to a younger colleague for the job of leading a new account: the Cubs.