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Hal Boedeker
Works at Orlando Sentinel
Attended University of Missouri–Columbia
Lives in Orlando, FL
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Even with Germany and Argentina, the #WorldCup still was a ratings blockbuster in Orlando.
World Cup fever remained strong to the end in Central Florida.
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That Budweiser commercial shot in Winter Park won many fans. Now it's an Emmy nominee.
Take a bow, Winter Park. You're an Emmy nominee.
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Get ready, Orlando, for another big switch by #DrOz  
Dr. Mehmet Oz is on the move again in Orlando.
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Who knew? #BigBrother has fans raving this season.
"Big Brother" doesn't get a lot of love in the press, but two friends in two days have raved that the CBS reality series is better than ever. That's strong and surprising praise for a show in its 16th edition.
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The World Cup will be an event this weekend, but two of the best dramas start Sunday: Showtime's #MastersOfSex and FX's #TheStrain The latter is creepy fun.
The biggest sporting event on Earth is just one of the weekend's highlights.
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That #MerylStreep just keeps challenging herself. She wins the Oscar for Margaret Thatcher, and now she'll play Maria Callas on TV.
Meryl Streep likes big, challenging roles, and she will tackle one of the biggest: opera legend Maria Callas.
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Are you ready for #ShondaRhimes night? ABC affiliate WFTV certainly is.
What does WFTV-Channel 9 make of ABC's performance last season? And what new show is the Orlando affiliate most excited about this fall from the Disney-owned network?
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With a new CNN show, #JohnWalsh changes his TV style, but not his mission.
John Walsh stresses that his new series, CNN's "The Hunt," will be different from "America's Most Wanted."
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A memorable figure from the #TrayvonMartin trial talks to ABC News this weekend.
Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's friend, will be featured on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.
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The latest Jack Bauer adventure comes to a memorably dramatic finish. What next for the #24 franchise? I talk to executive producer Manny Coto, who grew up in Orlando.
Manny Coto, who grew up in Orlando, acknowledges that he was nervous about trying to bring back Jack Bauer in the 12-hour "24: Live Another Day."
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Ratings for the #WorldCup semifinals were almost a tie in the United States. Almost.
In the battle of the World Cup semifinal ratings, the Germany-Brazil match did a little better than the Argentina-Netherlands one.
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The topics on local public-affairs programs run the gamut from the Civil War and Boys Town to politics, hurricanes and marijuana. That's WFTV's Greg Warmoth in the show on marijuana.
In public-affairs programming this weekend, marijuana, hurricanes and the Civil War are among the topics. Here's a look at the lineup:
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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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