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To say “The Josh Allen Show” was a TV hit Thursday night is an understatement. The ratings for WKBW-TV’s (Channel 7) coverage of the Buffalo Bills’ 28-23 preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers soared in the second half when the Bills' top draft choice went in at quarterback. The game had a strong 21.9 rating from 7 to 10:15 p.m. It is easily the highest-rated TV pro…

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There aren’t many bigger local stories in Western New York than a sitting congressman being indicted, and local television stations treated the Chris Collins story that way on Wednesday. In most regards, all three local broadcast affiliate channels did a thorough and praiseworthy job explaining the charges against Collins, his son Cameron and Cameron’s future father-in-…

Jerry Zremski, The News' Washington, D.C., bureau chief will appear on "The Rachel Maddow Show" at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on MSNBC. Maddow and Zremski will discuss the federal indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on charges of insider trading. Zremski's reporting in The Buffalo News was cited in Wednesday's indictment.

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The indictment of Congressman Chris Collins for insider trading and lying to the FBI led to some riveting, unscripted television Wednesday morning. The presentation of the case against the Clarence Republican, his son Cameron and others by Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, led CNN analysts to put the case in perspectiv…

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This season of HBO's training camp series "Hard Knocks" featuring the Cleveland Browns might have special interest to Buffalo Bills fans for multiple reasons. After all, former Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is now considered the Browns starter, former Bills coach Gregg Williams is the Browns defensive coordinator, new Bills receiver Corey Coleman was just acqu…

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Social media was right all along. “Bachelorette” Becca Kufrin chose Garrett Yrigoyen over Blake Monday night and they are now engaged. Websites devoted to “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” had Garrett the winner weeks ago. The big question now is whether a TV Guide poll released Monday over who will be the next “Bachelor” is going to be prophetic. In an art…

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Writing and working in television is widely viewed as a younger person’s game because of the hours required to produce a show. But don’t tell that to the legends who are part of Buffalo's Hollywood connection; they are involved in their version of "That (Almost) '70s Show." Buffalo native Diane English is actually 70. She called herself “a bit of a unicorn” in a tele…

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First, the owner of WIVB-TV (Channel 4) and WNLO-TV (CW23) made a deal to take the preseason rights to the Buffalo Bills away from WKBW-TV (Channel 7) in 2020. Now comes word that the owner, Nexstar, has grabbed the rights to University at Buffalo football and basketball shows from WGRZ-TV (Channel 2), which had a deal for the past four years. UB announced Monday it …

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Plenty of news about the news happened in the past few days so here is a “weekend update”: Paul confirms he will exit Channel 7 soon: WKBW-TV (Channel 7) weekend meteorologist Don Paul went to Facebook to confirm my report that his two-year tenure at the station will be over at year’s end. “This is not a retirement and was not my call,” wrote Paul, who joined Channel…

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The title of the 1998 series finale of “Murphy Brown” was taken from a Jackson 5 tune, “Never Can Say Goodbye.” In 2018, truer words couldn’t be spoken because “Murphy Brown” is saying hello again this fall on CBS. “That’s pretty funny, exactly,” said Diane English, the Buffalo native who three decades ago created the hit series about an outspoken anchor and journali…

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When you are on vacation, you start thinking about things you wish you had addressed before. Here is a brief list I compiled on a recent week off: Why does Channel 7 start its 11 p.m. newscast a minute after its competitors? It is odd the station gives headlines, goes to a commercial and then starts the news about a minute later. That essentially gives the competitio…

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Local TV viewers will notice some changes in the announcing lineup for Buffalo Bills this season, and they include the hiring of a fan favorite. Fred Jackson, who played nine seasons with the Bills and was the host of his own TV show on WBBZ-TV, will team with Rochester sportscaster Mike Catalana on "Bills Tonight," the postgame show carried on MSG after regular-season …

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WKBW anchor Keith Radford will be working part time at Channel 7 after his contract runs out at the end of the year. In a phone interview, Radford confirmed he will be dropping the noon newscast he presently anchors at the start of the new year, and will possibly drop the 5:30 p.m. newscast. Radford, who is a 2015 member of the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame, said…

Kaitlan Collins, a CNN White House reporter, was tapped to be the sole "pool reporter" for a White House photo op with President Trump and Jean Claude Juncker of the European Commission -- in other words, at an event that was not designed for questions and answers from the press. She was the pro-forma press reporter on the premises in case something got said. Just becau…