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DeWayne Walker, an employee at CNN, is part of a class-action lawsuit against his employer. CREDIT: Walker

Black employees file class-action lawsuit against CNN

8:34 am Dec. 7, 2016

This was posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

A group of black CNN employees are filing a class action lawsuit against Atlanta-based CNN, Turner Broadcasting and New York based parent company Time Warner for racial discrimination.

Daniel Meachum, lead attorney, sent out a press release this morning with a scheduled press conference at 10:30 a.m.  I do not know if the lawsuit has

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 16:  DJ Scream attends the African Pride Haircare Relaunch and My Pride. My Way Campaign - hosted by Toccara Jones and Lance Gross presented by Strength of Nature at King Plow Arts Center on March 16, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Strength of Nature)

92.3/96.7 The Beat adds DJ Scream at nights starting December 12

7:00 am Dec. 7, 2016

This is posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The new 92.3/96.7 The Beat is adding its first local show with DJ Scream starting Monday, December 12 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

According to a press release:

The DJ Scream and Hoodrich Radio show will kick off with special celebrity appearances, custom mixes, and the daily music countdown show, The 8 o’clock

THE VOICE -- "Live Semi Finals"  Episode: 1117A -- Pictured: Aaron Gibson -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Did Atlanta’s Aaron Gibson make it to ‘The Voice’ final?

9:37 pm Dec. 6, 2016

This is posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Atlantans have never made it to the finals of “The Voice.” And that is the case again for the 11th round.

Local singer Aaron Gibson, who escaped three Instant Saves three weeks in a row before the semi-finals, was cut partway through the results show.

He didn’t even make the Instant Save run-off.

On Monday, Gibson inexplicably

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Weather Channel to Breitbart: Earth is not cooling, climate change is real and stop using our video to mislead Americans

4:33 pm Dec. 6, 2016

This was posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Last week, Breitbart posted a story with this enticing red meat headline for climate change deniers: “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists.”

It even used video from Atlanta-based Weather.com to prove its point. (IBM now owns the website and it’s technically separate from the Weather Channel cable network. But IBM licenses

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06:  Television host Bill O'Reilly attends the Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

CNN falls sharply in ratings after election; Fox News grows

10:52 am Dec. 6, 2016

This is posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

With the election of Donald Trump, Fox News has actually seen ratings grow since November 8.

CNN and MSNBC, on the other hand, have watched viewership fall off sharply.

“I believe Fox News’ prospects for 2017 to be very strong,” Fox News’ James Murdoch said at a conference this week, adding that ratings “are less down than

Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and the combo of Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy are three major comedy shows coming to the Fox Theatre in 2017. CREDIT: (TL, TR Getty Images, BL publicity photo BR GSN)

Coming to Fox Theatre in 2017: Chris Rock; Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy

9:44 am Dec. 6, 2016

This was posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is already gathering some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy for its 2017 schedule.

As earlier announced, legendary comic Jerry Seinfeld is coming April 7 for two shows. He comes to Atlanta every two or three years and almost always does his shows at the Fox. Tickets are already on sale

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Adult Swim cancels ‘Million Dollar Extreme,’ a popular show among ‘alt right’

10:47 pm Dec. 5, 2016

This was posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Atlanta-based Adult Swim has cancelled a controversial sketch comedy show that aired over the summer called “Million Dollar Extreme” that was created by someone critics consider is part of the “alt right” movement.

Splitsider broke the story.

Six 15-minute episodes aired over the summer. A second season is not forthcoming.

Million Dollar Extreme is a