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WatchESPN App Now Available On The iPad

The WatchESPN App is now available on the iPad as of Friday.

The app gives Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com.

Earlier this month, WatchESPN rolled out on Android devices.

 

Effectively Canceled By Fox, ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Searches For a New Home

This week Fox effectively canceled the long-running crime series “America’s Most Wanted,” relegating it to a handful of specials.

Today the New York TimesBrian Stelter profiles the show, and speaks to its host and executive producer, John Walsh, about its future:

Mr. Walsh is considering taking the show into syndication, where episodes could be sold to local stations individually or in groups. He said he had heard from “a lot of different entities” already but did not name them. He said he also had a number of proposals for international variations of the show, but added, “Of course, you need to have ‘America’s Most Wanted’ to do the ‘World’s Most Wanted.’ ”

End of an Era: ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Goes Quarterly

“America’s Most Wanted,” a staple of Saturday nights on the Fox network since 1988, will end its weekly edition this year, shifting to two-hour quarterly installments. In its place Fox will air encore episodes of other shows.

Hope is not all lost, however. Someone close to the show says that host John Walsh and the producers are looking for other homes for the long-running program

“We have not made money on the show in quite a while,” said Fox president Kevin Reilly, announcing the move to reporters, “but we wanted to keep the franchise alive.”

The program, hosted by Walsh, looks at high-profile (and some not-so high profile) cases, with the goal of assisting police. The program says it has helped catch more than 1,100 criminals since its debut. “America’s Most Wanted” celebrated its 1,000th episode in March, 2010, with a visit to the White House and a guest appearance by President Obama.

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It Will Take More Than Passion For Dallas To Host Future Super Bowls

DALLAS – Anyone who has spent two seconds in North Texas this week will tell you the weather has been downright miserable.

But according to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the cold weather won’t have any impact on a future Super Bowl bid.

“This is football country. It runs deep. It runs through men and women,” Jones said. “It’s a big deal. That’s the way it is here — period. All that should help us if we have ambitions of hosting future Super Bowls.”

You know what also runs deep, Jerry?

Ice. A half-inch at that.

When I’ve complained about the weather this week to folks that aren’t here, nobody has felt sorry for me because I’m at the Super Bowl and/or they are buried under snow themselves. Read more

Walsh Parents Make Morning Show Rounds

Following the news yesterday that Hollywood, FL police were closing the case of Adam Walsh after determining Ottis Toole was the boy’s murderer, John Walsh and his wife, Reve, appeared on all three network morning shows today. But on Today, the interview was dubbed “exclusive” (although it was accurately called “the first morning show interview” in the tease). In addition to John and Reve, two of their kids appeared during the NBC interview as well:

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• What was exclusive on Today was the announcement by Time managing editor Richard Stengel of the Person of the Year selection.

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