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Food
4:15 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Five Miami Restaurants To Compete On New Bravo Show

Colicchio
Credit Image Courtesy of Bravo

Looking for the country's best new restaurant, Bravo, the reality TV network behind Top Chef, will give five Miami dining spots a shot at glory. 

Hosted by current Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, Best New Restaurant will premiere in January. The show, featuring 16 restaurants from across the nation, pits eateries against each other in everything from food to decor and hospitality. 

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José Diaz-Balart
7:14 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Telemundo News Anchor José Diaz-Balart Gets A New Show On MSNBC

South Florida media fixture José Diaz-Balart reports in two languages.
Credit José Diaz-Balart

José Diaz-Balart says he doesn’t think of his new daily English-language show on MSNBC as South Florida being ready for the national spotlight – he thinks of it more as the nation is now ready for South Florida.

Diaz-Balart is a long-time veteran of both English and Spanish-language TV and radio – both local and international. He is currently the anchor of Noticier Telemundo at 6:30 p.m. ET.  

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WLRN-TV Original Documentary
3:01 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

A Call to Serve: 
Florida Jews and the U.S. Military

WLRN's hour long original documentary pays tribute to Florida Jews who have served in military campaigns from the Seminole Wars through Afghanistan, and who sometimes made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Premiered TUESDAY, MAY 13th 2014

Repeats: Thursday, May 29 at 9 PM

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Economy
8:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

How Incentives For Film, TV Production In Florida Are Drying Up

The final episode of Burn Notice being shot behind the former Miami Herald Building.
Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment

Now that “Burn Notice” has wrapped up seven successful seasons, will a new show step in to send the world a postcard of Miami every week?

The USA Network production ended its run recently while ratings were still strong. Thanks to a worldwide audience, it’s likely to live for years in syndication.

But the end of the show, as well as A&E’s The Glades and Starz’ Magic City this summer, leaves a void in Miami’s economy. A lot of folks made money off these productions selling props, renting cars, catering food, cleaning costumes and working on-camera.

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The Florida Roundup
9:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Is Florida Back To Work Yet?

Florida's economy is recovering, and Governor Rick Scott says "conservative pro-growth policies" are the reason.
Credit Flickr

Touting his job-creation record, Governor Rick Scott says it’s time to cut taxes. But with questions about both the state's unemployment rate and education spending being lower than before the Great Recession, Democrats say the Governor’s priorities are off. 

In Miami-Dade, an active social media campaign and vocal supporters at town halls have saved public libraries from budget cuts - for now - after the county commission decided to raid its reserves. So was Mayor Carlos Gimenez wrong to declare that the "age of libraries was probably ending?"  

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Business
11:20 am
Thu September 12, 2013

‘Burn Notice’ Finale Brings Curtain Down On South Florida Production Companies, Too

In this July 24, 2013 photo, film crews prepare the set for rehearsal and taping of an episode of "Burn Notice" in Miami. The cable spy drama is coming to an end after seven seasons with a big finale today.
Credit Alan Diaz / AP

Starting Friday, Miami will see a sharp drop in sabotage, sniper fire and explosions. And that has quite a few people worried about the future.

With Thursday’s telecast of the finale of Burn Notice, the city’s No. 1 source of fictional attacks and espionage will end its seven-year run as the most successful series since Miami Vice and the linchpin of the English-language production industry.

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Television
10:43 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Can 'Devious Maids' Really Break Stereotypes About Latinas?

Judy Reyes (from left), Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz and Dania Ramirez all star in Lifetime's new series about Latina housemaids, Devious Maids.
Lifetime

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 8:36 am

On Sunday nights this summer, Lifetime is hoping to draw audiences with a campy, soapy drama from Marc Cherry, the creative mind behind Desperate Housewives. It's called Devious Maids, and it looks nothing like anything else on television because it has five Latina stars. It's an unprecedented lineup for a prime-time drama.

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Tonight at 9pm on WLRN Channel 17
9:06 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Helping Our Students

What happens to our students if no one pays attention to them? 

Aired 4/10/13 on WLRN Channel 17
9:25 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Head Northwest to the Future!

The Space Needle. Monorail. Bubbleator. Science Center.  The 21st Century created icons and scientists, and brought Elvis and John Glenn, Joan Baez and Roy Rogers to the Northwest. In 1962, Seattle invented a future that included a tech-savvy portal to the Pacific Rim.

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Aired 3/8/13 on WLRN Channel 17
8:53 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Saving Florida Wildlife

Tonight at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17
10:08 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Nova: Separating Twins

Tonight at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17
9:31 am
Mon April 1, 2013

City Life....Raccoon Style!

Tonight at 9pm on WLRN Channel 17
10:30 am
Thu March 21, 2013

A Girl's Life

Aired 3/19/13 on WLRN Channel 17
8:46 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Newtown, Columbine...How Does This Keep Happening?

Aired 3/18/13 on WLRN Channel 17
9:06 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Nature: Attenborough's Life Stories

In the conclusion to the visually stunning 3-part series on Nature, hear Richard Attenborough's reflections on the dramatic impact human beings have had on the natural world in "Attenborough's Life Stories: Our Fragile Planet" tonight at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17.

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