Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23:  Bill Murray receives the 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center on October 23, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

GPB postpones Bill Murray special Friday for high school football

7:00 am Oct. 27, 2016

This was posted on Rodney Ho’s AJC Radio & TV Talk blog on Thursday, October 26, 2016

If you’re a big fan of Bill Murray and want to see him feted with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this Friday evening, you’ll have to wait three days in Atlanta.

The special, taped on October 23 but made available nationwide on Friday at 9 p.m., cannot air on Georgia Public Broadcasting because


Wendy Corona takes Erin Coleman’s 4 p.m. anchor role on WSB-TV

12:47 pm Oct. 26, 2016

This was posted on Rodney Ho’s AJC Radio & TV Talk blog on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wendy Corona will take over Erin Coleman‘s 4 p.m. anchor job for Channel 2 Action News effective immediately.

She will be co-anchoring with Craig Lucie.

Since Coleman left in June to return to her hometown of Philadelphia where she is now working at the NBC affiliate, Corona has been filling in her place.

Corona has anchored

Omar Butcher has sued his employer CNN for racial discrimination. CREDIT: Twitter photo

Former CNN employee Omar Butcher sues, claiming race discrimination

9:28 am Oct. 26, 2016

This is posted on Rodney Ho’s AJC Radio & TV Talk blog on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (contact me at if you have any thoughts or questions)

Another CNN employee has accused the Atlanta-based network of racial and religious discrimination in a lawsuit filed earlier this month.

Omar Butcher, who worked at CNN from 2010 to 2015, filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court Northern District of Georgia.

This is

ATLANTA -- "Juneteenth" -- Episode 9 (Airs Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Cassandra Freeman as Monique Allen, Rick Holmes as Craig Allen, Donald Glover as Earnest Marks, Zazie Beetz as Van. CR: Guy D'Alema/FX

FX’s ‘Atlanta’ recap (‘Juneteenth’): season 1, episode 9

10:30 pm Oct. 25, 2016

Last week, Earn felt vastly uncomfortable at a nightclub. Tonight, he feels vastly uncomfortable in a rich couple’s mansion.

To compound the weirdness, he meets a white optometrist Craig who is married to a snooty black woman Monique. What’s odd: Craig has embraced black culture in a way that is perturbing to Earn.

Why are they even here? Van needs a job after the season six debacle. She is invited by Monique to a

ATLANTA -- "Value" -- Episode 106 (Airs Tuesday, October 4, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured:  Zazie Beetz as Van. CR: Guy D'Alema/FX

Interview: Zazie Beetz (Van) about her breakthrough role on FX’s ‘Atlanta’

7:00 am Oct. 25, 2016

This was posted on Rodney Ho’s AJC Radio & TV Talk blog on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Zazie Beetz’s role Van on FX’s “Atlanta” appeared limited in the early episodes as creator Donald Glover focused on his character Earn and his buddies Darius and Paper Boi.

She played the responsible one, his baby’s mama, his good friend who occasionally let him sleep in her abode.

But episode six, which aired three weeks ago, is the first


TV best bets with Matt LeBlanc, Joel McHale, ‘Mom,’ ‘Good Girls Revolt’

7:00 am Oct. 23, 2016

This was posted Sunday, October 23, 2016 on Rodney Ho’s AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Oddly, CBS now has two comedies starring two different “Friends” stars. For some reason, Matthew Perry‘s mediocre “The Odd Couple” has survived into its second season.

Now former co-star Matt LeBlanc, off the critically well-liked one-camera Showtime series “Episodes,” has returned to traditional three-camera comedy with “Man With a Plan.” He plays a dad who is

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (L-R) Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos attend Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway at Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 9, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Friday night high school football trumps ‘Hamilton’s America’ doc on GPB

10:03 pm Oct. 21, 2016

This was posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 on Rodney Ho’s AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Atlanta “Hamilton” fans were outraged that Georgia Public Broadcasting was airing high school football tonight instead of a documentary about the runaway hit Broadway musical.

Why? GPB is contractually obligated to air football.

It chose to live stream it online at as an alternative.

GPB will air “Hamilton America” at 8 p.m. on Monday, then repeating at