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Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia now home to 206 licensed breweries

~ Virginia now has more breweries than North Carolina! ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday, June 15, that Virginia is now home to 206 licensed breweries, moving ahead of neighboring state North Carolina. A newly released economic impact study shows that Virginia’s booming beer industry contributes more than $9.34 billion annually to Virginia’s … Continue reading

Carnival Corp. launching 3 TV shows about vacations, travel
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Carnival Corp. launching 3 TV shows about vacations, travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnival Corp. is launching three TV programs about travel, vacations and cruising that will air on ABC, NBC and The CW networks beginning Oct. 1. The three half-hour series will air on Saturday mornings, the company said Monday. Each show will have its own real-life narrative exploring seaside destinations, in-port adventures … Continue reading

3 veteran ‘Roots’ stars look back on making this TV classic
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3 veteran ‘Roots’ stars look back on making this TV classic

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC bosses weren’t sure anyone would watch. Their ambitious miniseries “Roots” was an eight-part epic based on Alex Haley’s best-seller that told the saga of his family tree, beginning with Kunta Kinte, a West African teen captured by slave raiders then shipped to America in the mid-1700s, and continuing through the … Continue reading

Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings
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Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing beats athletes clashing on the field for impressive TV ratings, but the skirmishes of CNBC’s Republican debate came close. NFL programming and baseball’s World Series dominated last week’s ratings, taking seven of the top 20 spots, the Nielsen company said Tuesday, Viewers also were drawn to the debate with leading … Continue reading

ABC’s ‘black-ish’ tackles the ‘N-word’; felt, not heard
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ABC’s ‘black-ish’ tackles the ‘N-word’; felt, not heard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris confiscated his daughter’s phone for a teenage misstep, he was taken aback by one message string he read. “‘Hold on, why is this kid saying the N-word?’” Barris recalled asking his 16-year-old. “And she said, ‘All my friends say it.’” Barris realized that it’s “become for … Continue reading

Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner
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Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself. “It’s amazing how time flies,” Obama told those attending the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association on Saturday night. “Soon, the first … Continue reading

Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview
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Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview

  NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympian Bruce Jenner reached an audience of just under 17 million people for his declaration in an ABC News interview that he identifies as a woman. The Nielsen company said Saturday 16.9 million viewers watched the interview on ABC’s “20/20” newscast Friday night. The audience was the biggest for … Continue reading