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February Programming Highlights


Autopsy: The Last Hours of…
Season 3 Series Premiere February 11

This hit documentary series reveals the truth behind the deaths of celebrities. Based on crucial medical evidence from the actual autopsy and interviews with friends, family and experts, each episode reconstructs the final hours and sheds light on the events that led to the celebrity’s death. New hour-long episodes focus on James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Muhammad Ali, Miles Davis, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Andy Warhol, Cass Elliot aka “Mama Cass”, Andy Kaufman, Farrah Fawcett, Mindy McCready, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, George Michael, Gram Parsons, Barry White, Mary Tyler Moore and James Gandolfini. https://www.reelz.com/autopsy/

Price of Fame
Series Premiere February 11

The road to stardom is often paved with amazing and devastating public and private events. In hour-long episodes of this new series, viewers will see the heartfelt stories of Shania Twain, Johnny Depp, Carrie Fisher, Patrick Swayze, Prince and Robin Williams. Whether it’s turbulent family drama, harrowing substance abuse, outlandish spending habits or a combination of those and more, these celebrities all paid a hefty price for their fame. https://www.reelz.com/the-price-of-fame/

 


 


BEGINNING FEBRUARY 26, 2018: A Second Season of C-SPAN’s Special History Series: Landmark Cases: Historic Supreme Court Decisions. The 12-part feature series will be produced in partnership with the National Constitution Center and will air on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT.

C-SPAN begins on February 26, 2018, a second season of Landmark Cases. Produced in partnership with the National Constitution Center, the series, which debuted in the fall of 2015, explores the issues, people, and places involved in some of the most historically significant Supreme Court cases in our nation’s history.
The 90-minute programs will air live on C-SPAN and C-SPAN3 and C-SPAN Radio on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, beginning February 26.
Using the public affairs TV network’s signature live format of noted legal historians, constitutional scholars, and preeminent lawyers interspersed with visits to historic sites for context, the series explores the stories of historic rulings which changed American society, the plaintiffs who sparked these cases and the justices and lawyers who were key to the Supreme Court’s review. All of the programs will be interactive via viewer phone calls and social posts.
A video-rich website www.c-span.org/landmarkcases will offer both seasons on-demand along with classroom materials including the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution which brings top constitutional experts together to explore areas of agreement and disagreement about the text and history of the Constitution.
The 12 cases selected for season two are:
  • McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) – Congress’ Powers (Feb. 26)
  • The Civil Rights Cases (1883) — Civil Rights Enforcement | 13th & 14th Amendments (March 5)
  • Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886) — Racial Discrimination | 14th Amendment (March 12)
  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) – Equal Protection – Racial Discrimination | 14th Amendment (March 19)
  • Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) – Right to Counsel | 6th Amendment (March 26)
  • Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) – Right to Privacy | 14th Amendment (April 2)
  • Katz v. United States (1967) — Search and Seizure | 4th Amendment (April 9)
  • Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) – Freedom of speech | 1st Amendment (April 16)
  • Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) – Freedom of speech | 1st Amendment (April 23)
  • New York Times v. United States (Pentagon Papers Case) (1971) – Freedom of the Press | 1st Amendment (April 30)
  • Gregg v. Georgia (1976) – Death Penalty | 8th & 14th Amendments (May 7)
  • Regents of Univ. Cal v. Bakke (1978) – Affirmative Action | 14th Amendment (May 14)

Authoritative Supreme Court reporter Tony Mauro is writing a companion volume as he did in 2015. The new book features brief introductions to the backgrounds, highlights, and impact of the next 12 landmark cases in the C-SPAN series. Published by C-SPAN in cooperation with CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications, Inc., the book once again includes an introduction by National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.


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Cable Enables Innovation for Consumers


In January, we took a look back at the accomplishments of the cable industry in 2017, a banner year for innovation to benefit consumers. January’s Consumer Electronics Show – with hundreds of exhibitors showing off the latest breakthrough technologies – makes the start of a New Year the perfect time to see what’s in store for consumers, both now and in the future.


Futurism selected three top transformative trends from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show – all of which rely on the type of broadband that’s cable’s specialty – fast, reliable, high capacity:

Virtual reality. Virtual reality and augmented reality should see record growth in 2018. Headsets and eyewear are predicted to reach 4.9 million units, a 25 percent increase over 2017, according to the Consumer Technology Association. Robust, reliable internet networks that can satisfy the speed and bandwidth needs required by these real-time interactions – such as those built by the cable industry – are critical for these technologies to work and evolve.

Artificial intelligence. More and more, broadband is enabling automation. Virtual assistants/smart home speakers (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant) sold millions over the holidays and were pervasive at CES. The cable industry also is taking advantage of its own broadband offerings to expand its own services. At CES, Comcast unveiled home automation plans that will soon allow its customers to give a command to their X1 voice remote that then automatically locks the home’s doors, turns off the lights, adjusts the thermostats and arms their home security system.

Health improvement gadgets. Cable’s broadband has been instrumental in the development of telemedicine, allowing patients to access health care remotely. Cable’s role in health care is becoming more personal, with the proliferation of wearable devices that monitor or enhance an individual’s well-being. From workout trackers to concussion detectors to robot pillows, here’s a rundown on some of the “health tech” seen at CES.

Let the Games Begin!

While the Super Bowl might normally be the crowning sporting event in February, this year the Olympic Games will take the gold medal. Opening Ceremonies will be Friday, Feb. 9, with competition Feb. 8-25. Expect to view the games like never before, thanks to cable. It won’t be the next best thing to being there – it will be even better.

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January Programming Highlights


The Cowboy Way
INSP’s original series, The Cowboy Way: Alabama, returns for season two with more real-life cowboy adventure. This one-hour series follows three modern-day cowboys – Bubba, Cody and Booger – as they build their business in south Alabama herding cattle, breaking horses and tilling fields. Three friends live by a cowboy code as important to them as it was to the pioneers of the Old West. They work hard, play hard and face challenges head-on. While their days may not be easy, they love the rugged life they’ve chosen. These cowboys and their families wouldn’t have it any other way.

Season 2 premieres Jan 4th at 7pm CT. More: http://www.cowboywaytv.com.

State Plate
Entertainer and restaurateur Taylor Hicks tastes his way across the United States on a quest to assemble plates that represent each state’s most historic, famous, and tastiest foods. He samples crab cakes in Maryland, peaches in Georgia, chili in Texas, potatoes in Idaho, and all manner of dishes as he makes his way from coast to coast. Along the way, he visits farms, ranches, markets, and festivals in order to uncover the stories and legends behind each state’s unique food traditions. It’s a heaping helping of America’s most beloved cuisine, rich in history, folklore, and flavor.
New episodes of Season 2 starting Jan 27th at 7pm CT. More: http://www.insp.com/shows/state-plate.



ABBA: When All Is Said and Done premieres on REELZ January 20, 2018. This drama doc looks at the highs and lows of ABBA through the eyes of the women, detailing the couples’ relationships and divorces leading to the eventual split up of the band.  The all new original series Stalker Files premiers on REELZ January 27 with an episode featuring Madonna. The series continues in February and tells the stories of how celebrities – including Erin Andrews and David Letterman – were targeted by overzealous fans who didn’t respect boundaries. https://www.reelz.com/



JANUARY WEEK ONE (January 1 – January 7)

COUNTDOWN TO THE 129TH ROSE PARADE PRESENTED BY HONDA (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE
Monday, 1/1
9am – 10am
This one-hour special captures the excitement of last-minute activity from the Pasadena, CA parade site, where more than 900 volunteers will have labored for a combined 80,000 hours to bring the amazing, gorgeous New Year’s Day spectacle to life. For more information: http://www.tournamentofroses.com/rose-parade

THE 129TH ROSE PARADE PRESENTED BY HONDA (2017) –PREMIERE
Monday, 1/1
10am – 12pm
On New Year’s Day, millions of spectators from around the world will celebrate the New Year with the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade. For more information: http://www.tournamentofroses.com/rose-parade

FULL HOUSE MARATHON – HC SERIES PREMIERE
Monday, 1/1
12pm – 5am
When Danny Tanner’s wife dies, the San Francisco sportscaster gets support in the form of two new roommates: brother-in-law and party boy Jesse, and his stand-up comic friend, Joey. The duo help out with raising the three Tanner daughters: D.J, Stephanie and Michelle. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/full-house

LOVE ON THE SLOPES (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 1/6
8pm – 10pm
NYC-based copy editor, Alex, is sent to Ridgeline Resort, an extreme sports outpost, to write a story for a travel writing competition. At first, she fails at everything – much to the chagrin of Cole, an extreme sports enthusiast who thinks this city girl should head back to New York.  But when Alex offers to assist Cole with his local arts festival, he reluctantly obliges to be her guide as she faces her fears doing one extreme sport after the next. Stars Katrina Bowden, Thomas Beaudoin. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/love-on-the-slopes           

JANUARY WEEK TWO (January 8 – January 14)

FROZEN IN LOVE (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 1/13
8pm – 10pm
When struggling bookstore owner Mary and the bad boy of professional hockey, Adam, are teamed together to help facilitate an image makeover for the other, they soon realize that opposites attract and they find themselves unexpectedly frozen in love. Stars Rachael Leigh Cooke and Niall Matter. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/frozen-in-love

JANUARY WEEK THREE (January 15 – January 21)

ONE WINTER WEEKEND (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 1/20
8pm – 10pm
Cara, a women’s magazine writer, who gets burned by her boyfriend on New Years’ Eve, decides to go on a dating detox. Challenged by her employer to write about it, she hopes a spontaneous ski getaway with her best friend will spark inspiration.  Complicating matters, they discover they’ve double booked their chalet with two eligible men, including Ben, an entrepreneur. When the share-mates get snowed in, Cara and Ben are thrown together. Stars Taylor Cole. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/one-winter-weekend

JANUARY WEEK FOUR (January 22 – January 28)

WINTER’S DREAM (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 1/27
8pm – 10pm
A former ski champion reenters the competitive world when a 16-year old downhill racer asks for help leading her to reawaken an old passion and find a new love. Stars Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/winter’s-dream

2018 COUNTDOWN TO VALENTINE’S DAY PREVIEW SHOW (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 1/27
10pm – 10:30pm
Get a first look at every world premiere original movies coming to Hallmark Channel this February as we get you and your special someone ready for Valentine’s Day. Hosted by Lori Loughlin. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/2018-countdown-to-valentines-day-preview-show

JANUARY WEEK ONE (January 1 – January 7)

PSYCH SERIES MARATHON – HMM SERIES PREMIERE
Monday, 1/1
8am – 10pm
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

AN AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERY MARATHON
Sunday, 1/7
8am – 10pm
Catch up on the entire Aurora Teagarden mystery movie series starring Candace Cameron Bure.

A Bone to Pick

Real Murders

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse

The Julius House

8am – 10am

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

Dead Over Heels

A Bundle of Trouble

Last Scene Alive (PREMIERE)

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

8pm – 10pm

 

LAST SCENE ALIVE: AN AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERY (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 1/7
8pm – 10pm
A Hollywood film crew descends on the town of Lawrenceton, GA to produce a film based on a book written by Aurora’s onetime boyfriend Robin Crusoe. However, when the lead actress, who is playing Aurora is killed, the real Aurora and the Murders Club must investigate a long list of suspects. Stars Candace Cameron Bure, Marilu Henner, Yannick Bisson. For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/last-scene-alive-an-aurora-teagarden-mystery

JANUARY WEEK TWO (January 8 – January 14)

MYSTERY WOMAN MARATHON
Saturday, 1/13
8am – 12am

Mystery Weekend

Vision of Murder

Game Time

8am – 10am

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

At First Sight 2pm – 4m
Wild West Mystery

Oh Baby

Redemption

In the Shadows

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

8pm – 10pm

10pm – 12am

MURDER, SHE BAKED MARATHON
Sunday, 1/14
10am – 8pm

A Chocolate Chip Cookie Cookie Mystery

A Plum Pudding Mystery

A Peach Cobbler Mystery

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

A Deadly Recipe 4pm – 6pm
Just Desserts 6pm – 8pm

 

PAST MALICE: AN EMMA FIELDING MYSTERY (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 1/14
8pm – 10pm
When archaeologist Professor Emma Fielding is recruited to aid in a groundbreaking discovery beneath the Chandler Castle, she is swept into another mystery when she finds her colleague murdered in the crypts below. Taking over the job– and making unsettling connections to an age-old curse– Emma, her students, and FBI Agent Jim Conner soon find themselves in danger of being buried along with the secrets that fill Chandler Castle. Stars Courtney Thorne Smith, James Tupper. For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/past-malice-an-emma-fielding-mystery

JANUARY WEEK THREE (January 15 – January 21)

MONK MARATHON
Saturday, 1/20
8am – 12am
Spend Saturday with Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive-compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

GARAGE SALE MYSTERY MARATHON
Sunday, 1/21
8am – 8pm
Catch up on HMM’s most popular original mystery movie franchise story Lori Loughlin.

The Novel Murders

Art of Murder

The Beach Murder

8am – 10am

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

Murder By Text 2pm – 4pm
Murder Most Medieval

A Case of Murder

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

 

MORNING SHOW MURDERS (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 1/21
8pm – 10pm
Billie Blessings has gone from beloved chef, restaurant owner, and morning show segment host to #1 suspect in a murder case when one of the executives at the network dies from poisoning. When the head chef at Billie’s restaurant is arrested and held as a suspect, Billie takes matters into her own hands by digging deeper into a mystery that could incriminate people close to her while risking her own life in the process. Stars Holly Robinson Peete and Rick Fox. For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/morning-show-murders

JANUARY WEEK FOUR (January 22– January 28)

MURDER, SHE WROTE MARATHON
Saturday, 1/27
8am – 12am
Jessica Fletcher is on the case all day on HMM!

PSYCH SERIES MARATHON
Sunday, 1/28
8am – 10pm

A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

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Last Look at 2017

Happy 2018 from the Texas Cable Association! The flip of the calendar to a brand new year is a good time to review past accomplishments before setting goals for the next 12 months. And the cable association is no different.

The past year was a banner year for the cable industry – cable companies boosted internet speeds; pumped money into local, state and national economies; created jobs, including a focus on military veteran hiring; and rolled out innovations, just to name a few accomplishments. And subscribers benefitted.


If Santa was making a list and checking it twice as Christmas approached, he’d have quite an impressive tally of achievements by the cable industry that were the gifts that gave all year round for cable subscribers. Among them:

  • Invested billions of dollars to update and expand broadband networks across the country, including launching gigabit services in hundreds of communities. In the most recent announcement, Charter Communications in December announced the launch of Spectrum Internet Gig in Texas to Austin and San Antonio.
  • Expanded low cost broadband services designed to close the digital divide by providing eligible families and senior citizens with access to fast, high-quality internet connectivity at an affordable price. More families than ever – more than 1.25 million – are now connected to the internet thanks to these broadband adoption programs.
  • Strengthened its commitment to provide skilled jobs to military veterans.
  • Generated 151,527 direct and indirect jobs, employed 16,614 and had a total economic impact of $22.5 billion, according to a report released in early 2017.
  • Continued to support local communities, but in Texas and other parts of the country enhanced that commitment during response to disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. From putting boots on the ground to restore service as quickly as possible to donating millions of dollars for relief, cable companies stepped up to the plate to serve their communities.
  • Scored high in surveys measuring consumer satisfaction. A strong majority of consumers are satisfied with their home internet service when asked about speed, security and reliability, a December survey found.
  • Reached new subscriber heights – with about two-thirds of broadband subscribers in the U.S., cable’s broadband market share reached its highest level in 13 years.
  • Rolled out innovation after innovation throughout the year, from smart home advances to new features on TV remote controls (including voice remote controls) to wireless offerings to expanded parental controls to communications hubs to apps to enhance TV Everywhere offerings. Learn more about cable’s role as a leader in innovation.

Spectrum Launches Spectrum Internet Gig in San Antonio

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) today announced the launch of Spectrum Internet Gig in San Antonio, featuring the deployment of DOCSIS 3.1 internet services delivering a 1 Gbps connection to the customer’s home. Additionally, Spectrum is doubling minimum internet speeds in San Antonio to 200 Mbps at no additional cost to new and existing Spectrum Internet customers.

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Spectrum Launches Spectrum Internet Gig in Austin

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) today announced the launch of Spectrum Internet Gig in Austin, featuring the deployment of DOCSIS 3.1 internet services delivering a 1 Gbps connection to the customer’s home. Additionally, Spectrum is doubling minimum internet speeds in Austin to 200 Mbps at no additional cost to new and existing Spectrum Internet customers.

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