John Kiesewetter

FC Cincinnati

Starting with the season opener Saturday at Charleston Battery, FC Cincinnati fans can watch 31 games on television-- home and away -- this season on one of three Sinclair Broadcasting Group stations.

WSTR-TV (Channel 64) will air Saturday's game at 7 p.m., the first of 23 games on the channel.

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Born 130 years ago today was Leonard "Chico" Marx, the piano-playing "Italian" Marx Brother who uttered one of the most famous lines in film history:

"You can't fool me! There ain't no Sanity Claus."

Brater-Winter Funeral Home

Jack C. Doll Jr. never wore a Reds uniform, but he played for the team 25 years. And for the fans.

Doll, who died Monday at 69, was hired as the Reds organist in 1981 to perform between innings at old Riverfront Stadium.

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How do you tell the difference between real news, fake news and alternative facts?

That's the agenda  for a Greater Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists panel discussion called "Truth Matters, Facts Matters" Thursday, March 23, at the National Voice of America Museum, 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester Township.

If you remember some of Cincinnati's early comedy clubs like D.W. Eye, Giggles, or Aunt Maudie's, you may have seen comedians Michael Flannery or Alex Bernstein on stage.

Provided by Alex Bernstein

Alex Bernstein was a Wyoming High School senior when he made stand-up comedy debut at Cincinnati's D.W. Eye bar on Calhoun Street in 1981.

"I was at the right place at the right time," says Bernstein, who performed 78 times in a year as a teen at D.W. Eye, the Sand Bar, Lakewood Tavern and the old Wishing Well restaurant at Reading and Galbraith roads.

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Reds fans can watch 145 games on Fox Sports Ohio this season, plus four games on Fox Sports 1, according to the FSO schedule released Wednesday.

Provided by WCET-TV

OK, people, listen up. We all need to help make WCET-TV's 50th "Action Action" fund-raiser a big success.

It's a great way of saying thanks to the nation's first licensed public TV station for Big Bird, Cincinnati Symphony and Pops concerts, "Downton Abbey," Ken Burns documentaries and yes, even those nostalgic rock music specials packed with pledge breaks.

CBS Broadcasting Inc.

Is this a good idea? CBS plans a "Big Bang Theory" spin-off for the fall TV season called "Young Sheldon," about Sheldon Cooper at age 9.

"Big Bang" creator Chuck Lorre and producer Steve Molaro are creating the sitcom starring Iain Armitage (HBO's "Big Little Lies") as little Sheldon living in east Texas with his family and "going to high school," CBS says.

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Oscar-winning filmmaker Patrick Osborne didn't win an Academy Award again this year, but he made Oscar history.

"Pearl," his animated short screening at Memorial Hall March 11-12 by Cincinnati World Cinema, was the first Oscar-nominated film made in 360-degree video and virtual reality. He produced "Pearl" for Google Spotlight Stories after winning the 2015 Academy Award for best animated short film for "Feast."

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Want to be in the Hollywood movie with Oscar winners Casey Affleck, Robert Redford, Cissy Spacek and Danny Glover?

"The Old Man and The Gun," their new movie to be shot here this spring, will hold an open casting call for extras 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Xavier University's Gallagher Student Center, 3800 Victory Parkway.

1989 NFL Pro Set

Happy birthday to Bob Trumpy, Cincinnati's original "Trump." He created radio sports talk here in 1976 while still playing tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Trumpy, born 72 years ago today in Springfield, Ill., hosted a weekly one-hour show in 1976 on WCKY-AM (1530), before "Monday Night Football" broadcasts – after WLW-AM turned down the idea.

WLWT-TV

For the second time in two months, WLWT-TV and parent Heart Television have been removed from a national satellite TV service.

Channel 5 announced early Friday it was dropped at midnight by DISH Network after an impasse in renewing a transmission consent agreement.

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Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications has sold Cincinnati Magazine -- and city magazines in Atlanta and the Los Angeles area -- to Detroit-based Hour Media Group.

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Yes, TBD. As in To Be Determined. I'm not kidding, that's the name of Sinclair Broadcast Group's new digital multicast channel which debuted Tuesday on WSTR-DT4 (over-the-air Channel 64.4) targeted to Millennials.

The new network airs a variety of long and short content made for the internet.  

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