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MEMO to TV Producers: Clear Your Porn History Before the Story

WGN, Chicagoland’s bestest buddy to the news, recently reported a story on an app called Expunge.io. The app helps bebes kids erase potential criminal records from online job searches and the like.

Naturally, reporters are always looking for a demonstration to record on tape. And because reporters are “public facing” and aware of the freaks of the world, said reporter will call on a lowly associate producer for off-camera demos. Sweet, right? You get to cuddle up to the big-time reporter and show that you are on-the-spot for anything said reporter needs (outside of the usual trekking across the city for dry cleaning).

The B-roll of the reporter was a tad more revealing than the reporter cared to happen, as this report as gone viral for all the wrong reasons. No one cares about the app. No one cares about the report. They do care about the archived search history on said producer’s phone. Whoops! Hope his mother wasn’t watching.

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No Love Lost Between AMC, Dish Network

Dish Network goes full HeisenbergIf you’ve ever “liked” Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead or The Killing (yeah right), chances are you’ve received some version of the “Tell Dish Network to keep AMC!” message this summer.

That’s because Dish refused to agree to AMC’s supposedly unreasonable demands for a contract extension, effectively forcing a blackout of the channel and related properties (IFC, WE tv, Sundance Channel) for all subscribers. Note: AMC still claims that an unrelated lawsuit stretching way back to 2008 is the real culprit.

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Young People Not Interested in the Boob Tube

Ratings organization Nielsen Company says that for the first time in 20 years, the number of people in the U.S. who have a television has dropped. Just about everyone still has one, but Nielsen could be smelling a trend.

Nielsen says 96.7 percent of American homes have a TV, versus 98.9 percent last year. There are three possible causes: the cost of owning a television might be too high for some consumers, the digital transition from analog led to a decline that never bounced back, and young people don’t watch TV, but view programming on their computers.

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