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Well, I rated the local sportscasters working on channels 2, 4 and 7 from 1 through 10 in Saturday's News. The most notable email and in person responses so far are disputing my ranking of Channel 2 sports director Ed Kilgore as No.7. The respondents feel I have him rated too high. Ouch. In other words, I’m being criticized for being too kind. That doesn't happen to…

CBS’ Kevin Harlan may be a solid play-by-play man but he’s a lousy referee. In the first half of Sunday’s Bills game in New England, Harlan was initially sure that Pats Coach Bill Belichick’s was going to win two replay challenges. He was wrong both times. And worse than that, he didn’t immediately realize that the two challenge failures meant that the…

"The Office” gets us talking.  It makes us laugh. The NBC sitcom about a bunch of people working at a fictional Scranton, Pa., paper company makes us want to share laughs the next day (or, recite Dwight’s hilarious pronouncement of the day, such as: “When I die I want to be frozen. And if they have to freeze me in pieces, so be it. I will wake up stronger than …

You can just about rule out any chance that former Channel 7 sportscaster John Murphy will fill an opening at WGR-AM. The voice of the Buffalo Bills on 97 Rock, Murphy was correct when he predicted Saturday that the company, Citadel Broadcasting, that owns the FM station and others in the market wouldn’t allow him to work for a station owned by rival Entercom Broadc…

Reports of the death of Tony Almeida in season five of the Fox series, “24,” were greatly exaggerated. The character, played by Carlos Bernard, will return for season seven, which starts Jan. 13. That’s the word today from Fox, which confirmed reports that the CTU has been dismantled and the show will be set in Washington, D.C., where Jack Bauer (Kiefer …

          Turner Classic Movies is devoting Friday (Sept. 14) to the movies of actress Jane Wyman, who passed away on Monday. Wyman, who began her long film career in the mid-1930s, was also the star of the popular prime-time series "Falcon Crest."     The TCM tribute includes Wyman's Oscar-winning performance as a dea…

Lackawanna’s Ron Jaworski certainly had a memorable debut in Cincinnati ’s 27-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Jaworski, who replaced Joe Theismann this season, didn’t seem to realize he accidentally delivered an outrageous double entendre during the game during a conversation about all the players named Johnson on the…

Can we please have a moratorium on the number of times that the local news stations replay the collision that resulted in Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett's life-threatening injuries? During its lengthy late news coverage of the press conference Monday held by doctors who are treating Everett, WIVB-TV reran the play several times. Once would have been enough to show …

Channel 2's delayed local 11 a.m show has a new title. It will be called "Your Today in WNY." The word "your" was added to the previous title. You'll have to wait until Sept. 24, when the program hosted by Janet Snyder, Chesley McNeil and Kevin O'Neill premieres, before deciding if it really is "yours." WGRZ-TV is billing the program as the f…

Hour No. 4 was added to the "Today" show this morning, which leads us to ask: How much "Today" is too much? With Ann Curry, Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb anchoring the fourth hour, it's depressing to wonder how the show can get any fluffier. You have to get up at the crack of dawn to get any substantive news on the "Today" show, unless your…

In light of the cervical spine injury suffered by Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett Sunday, you might have thought that WGR-AM would have been compassionate and smart enough to drop its hit-of-the game feature Sunday afternoon. But on the post-game show after the Bills 15-14 loss to the Denver Broncos, co-host Chris Parker said the play on which Ever…

   The recent announcement that "Lost" is adding five new actors for the upcoming season wasn't exactly what fans were hoping to hear. One of the main reasons that viewership dropped last season was because fans were unhappy with a revolving door of new characters introduced at the expense of the original cast, many of whom we didn't see for episodes on…

The “Dateline” program Wednesday night on the Bike Path Killer case didn’t tell Western New Yorkers anything that hadn’t been covered extensively here before. Since we knew all about killer Altemio Sanchez and his double life as a good neighbor, the over-dramatic narration by NBC’s Keith Morrison probably didn’t have as much impact here as it did nationally. …

It may be an unpopular opinion, but Whoopi Goldberg is getting a bad rap for her Tuesday debut on ABC's "The View." Goldberg, who replaced Rosie O'Donnell this season, made news for comments she made about the Michael Vick dogfighting case. A wire report said that Goldberg defended the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback. Not exactly. She didn't condone what …

Radio personality Janet Snyder's debut with a new daily Channel 2 program, "Today in Western New York," has been delayed two weeks. The 11 a.m. program will now premiere  Sept. 24, Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toellner said.He said  the station also plans to expand its morning "Daybreak" to Sundays, starting in October.-- Alan Pergament