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Hal Boedeker
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Diane Sawyer's interview with the mom of a Columbine shooter brought in young adult viewers Friday night.
"Blue Bloods" and "Hawaii Five-0" were again big winners for CBS Friday night. But a Diane Sawyer interview with a mother of a Columbine shooter helped ABC reach young adults.
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You'll see a lot of Marco Rubio on Sunday morning shows. Plus Trump, Sanders, Kasich and Bush..
Sen. Marco Rubio , R-Fla., and other presidential candidates will fill the Sunday morning guest list. Rubio will be on five shows. The lineup:
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Want to know about Bindi Irwin since #DancingWithTheStars ? Oprah Winfrey offers updates on Irwin, Joan Lunden and Bob Harper in Where Are They Now? Saturday on OWN.
The latest edition of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" should appeal to TV fans.
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In an ABC special with mother of Columbine shooter, #DianeSawyer talks to experts about thwarting school shootings.
Diane Sawyer says her interview with a Columbine shooter's mother tries to offer tips to prevent other school shootings.
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A busy weekend: the NBA, GOP, #WalkingDead , Good Wife, Downton Abbey, Diane Sawyer interview, Jimmy Fallon and Bachelor specials and Melissa McCarthy hosts SNL.
The NBA , Melissa McCarthy and "The Walking Dead" will be responsible for just a few of the weekend's highlights. What awaits:
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Fox's Palm Sunday #Passion gains credibility by adding Yolanda Adams and Michael W. Smith.
"The Passion" will have Yolanda Adams and Michael W. Smith, two of the most popular gospel performers, when it airs Palm Sunday on Fox.
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In this pop-culture campaign, what can Hillary Clinton do? #GoldenGirls  
Can a bad fashion choice supply a political strategy?
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Two favorites from #DancingWithTheStars are headed our way. Maks says they won't be holding anything back. You've been warned.
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Happy news and big ratings for #BigBangTheory  
Sheldon Cooper is the man -- when it comes to Thursday ratings.
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A reminder that a #DavidBowie special airs tonight on PBS after a B.B. King profile.
If you're a David Bowie fan, you'll want to catch a PBS telecast Friday.
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LeVar Burton became a star in the first version of Roots. Now he is a co-executive producer of the new version, which starts Memorial Day. #Roots  
The new TV adaptation of "Roots" will start on Memorial Day and air at 9 p.m. four consecutive nights, History announced Thursday.
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Even as it winds down #AmericanIdol still drives the ratings race. In Orlando, Criminal Minds was the big favorite Wednesday.
The main broadcast networks each had a reason to crow on a very competitive Wednesday night.
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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
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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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