Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum hosts and produces Tomorrow Will Be Televised, the radio program all about TV. The program runs live Mondays and Fridays at 3 p.m. Eastern time, noon Pacific on BlogTalk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com), with replays at www.blogtalkradio.com/televised.

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Post-Olympic Observations From the Passing Parade

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***There’s considerable furor at the people with oversight of this fall’s Presidential Debates over the absence of moderators of color. Various diversity-minded organizations from the NAACP to Univision spearhead the furor-raising – and they have a good point. Given we’re on the road to a multicultural majority in this nation and the fact that we’re […]

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Pre-Olympic Box Score

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Less than a month before NBC’s latest multichannel Summer Olympics exercise from London, it remains anyone’s guess how these games, with thousands of coverage hours spread across more NBC Universal-owned channels, will turn out in viewership. What you can conclude at this point, and we’ll do so in parlance of scoring a baseball game, is […]

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Give More Airtime to Broadway

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Just six million people caught The Tony Awards earlier this month on CBS, continuing the downward rating funk of this jewel on the entertainment awards scene. Of the big four annual network TV award ceremonies – the other three being the Academy, Emmy and Grammy Awards – the Tonys, year-in and year-out, land on the […]

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Miniseires/Made-For Madness

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History Channel scored a blockbuster bullseye last week with its Hatfields & McCoys miniseries. The six-hour epic corralled 13.9 million viewers for part one, 13.1 million viewers 24 hours later with part two, and completed the following night with 14.3 million viewers on board for part three. Even more remarkable was that part one premiered […]

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Double New Power Play

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Many among The Cable Show’s 12,000-plus attendees in Boston last week may, in the years ahead, tell anyone they like about witnessing the birth of not one, but two landmark TV developments. We’ll see…and maybe you’ll see. Let’s explain what went down first. This pair of developments came from Comcast, cable operator numero uno and […]