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Hal Boedeker
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Attended University of Missouri–Columbia
Lives in Orlando, FL
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I love Houdini. I love Doyle. I'm just not wild about them together.
Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle were such original entertainers that it seems a shameful waste to plop them in a police procedural. They deserve better.
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Steve Harvey will be catching up with Salt-N-Pepa, Charo, John Wayne Bobbitt and the casts of Good Times and A Different World.
When Steve Harvey does "Where Are They Now Week," he casts a wide net.
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Central Floridians have starred on Naked and Afraid. Now it's Seminole County's turn. #NakedAndAfraid  
People from Central Florida have starred on "Naked and Afraid." Now Central Florida gets to take center screen.
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Get ready for Max von Sydow, a true legend, on #GameOfThrones . Plus The Good Wife nears its end, Larry Wilmore plays the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Africa on 60 Minutes, scientology on 20/20 and a stellar jazz concert.
Get ready for a big weekend in drama and comedy. Some highlights to consider:
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WESH and WKCF are getting a new GM who knows the Orlando market well.
A former general sales manager at WKCF -Channel 18 will return to oversee the station and sister station WESH-Channel 2.
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What did Robert Shapiro think of John Travolta's performance as him? He will tell Megyn Kelly on her Fox special next month.
Donald Trump will have some starry fellow guests on Megyn Kelly 's special for Fox Broadcasting.
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Tom Selleck keeps bringing in the biggest Friday audiences. #BlueBloods  
Day two of the May ratings period, and another CBS series was the most-watched program.
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Sunday morning guests: Presidential candidates, Edward Snowden and the journalist who profiled Melania Trump and got grief for it.
The Sunday morning guest list includes major presidential candidates. The lineup:
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The movie came out in 1991. The stars are reunited today on #TheTalk on CBS.
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis reunite for a "Thelma & Louise" celebration on Friday's edition of "The Talk."
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WFTV reporter owns mistake that got a strong internet reaction. #WFTV  
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Viewers wanted their Cookie drama and their Survivor intrigue. #Empire  
UPDATED: "Empire" was the most-watched series nationally Wednesday, and "Survivor" was second.
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If you like numbers, I've got the April ratings for Orlando. And I mean a lot of numbers. #WFTV  
In April ratings, WFTV -Channel 9 was the big winner. The ABC affiliate drew the most viewers in the 25-to-54 age group for newscasts through the day.
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Television writer and critic on local and national issues and how they affect the Orlando community.
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  • Orlando Sentinel
    Television critic, 1995 - present
  • The Miami Herald
    editor, TV critic, 1984 - 1995
  • The Columbia Daily Tribune
    editor, 1980 - 1984
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Television critic Hal Boedeker
Introduction
Television critic Hal Boedeker has worked at the Orlando Sentinel since 1995. Before that he worked at The Miami Herald for nearly 11 years.
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Hal Boedeker has won four Green Eyeshade Awards for his criticism. He has covered every nuance of the Casey Anthony case and other local stories. He routinely breaks stories about local media and produces numerous blog posts daily about the TV industry.
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1974 - 1978
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