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Dan Lopatka
Making it as a musician can be tough, no matter how talented. But some NIU musicians have used their resources and skills to find a niche in the television market. Dan Lopatka, Carol Kalvonjian and Mel Washington are talented Chicago-area music graduates from NIU who are often on set together to perform on the TV show...
Nick Toma
Who’s ready to buzz in? The Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl is back, bigger and better than ever. Rockford’s popular half-hour television show kicks off its 31-week-run at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, on WTVO Channel 17 and at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, on WQRF FOX 39. It also airs at 8:30 a.m. Sundays on...
Brian Williams
A six-month, no-salary suspension for NBC News anchor Brian Williams isn’t enough, says NIU journalism instructor Jason Akst. Williams, Akst says, should lose his job over his recent admission that he “misremembered” being in a helicopter under fire in Iraq. “These inaccuracies (which beg the question of how many more haven’t come to light) are...
Photo of a football and helmet
Millions and millions of Americans will gather around the television Sunday night to watch the Super Bowl. When time expires, we all will know which team won. We all will know which songs Katy Perry performed and with which special guests. And we all will have found a favorite commercial. But will we honestly remember...
Kristen Myers
Kristen Myers, a professor of sociology and director of Women’s Studies at Northern Illinois University, will present a multimedia lecture titled, “Mean Girls, Manly Boys: Anti-feminist Messages in Kids T.V.” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Room 315 of Altgeld Hall. Myers, a 2014 Presidential Teaching Professor, focuses her research on privileges and disadvantages,...
Sycamore High School freshman Emani Brinkman works Feb. 7in the NIU Convocation Center video production control room.
Emani Brinkman can’t exactly say what prompted her to attend an informational meeting about Sycamore High School’s SpartanTV broadcasting club. “I just went,” the 14-year-old freshman says. “I started doing graphics for the basketball games, and it was really cool and fun.” Given that same opportunity Feb. 7 inside the NIU Convocation Center for the...
Northern Illinois’ football game Saturday, Sept. 28, at Purdue will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPN2, the Big Ten Conference and ESPN announced Monday. The game will kick off at 11 a.m. (CT) from Ross-Ade Stadium. The contest becomes NIU’s fourth guaranteed (over the air) ESPN national contest as the Huskies will be...
Approximately 75 students representing different facets of Northern Illinois University gathered Tuesday morning at the New Residence Hall Complex Community Center to participate in the College Challenge, which aired live on the WGN Morning News. The “Minute To Win It”-inspired feature brought WGN morning host Frank Holland to NIU’s campus, where he interviewed students and...
NIU cheerleaders run basketball court with H-U-S-K-I-E-S flags
The Northern Illinois men’s and women’s basketball teams each be featured once in the Mid-American Conference television package released today. The Huskie women will be featured Sunday, Feb. 3, when they host Miami while the men will be shown Saturday, Feb. 16, at Western Michigan. A total of 40 games will be produced and distributed...
NIU Huskie football
Five additional Northern Illinois football games have been scheduled for broadcast, and the Huskies released four game times Thursday as the Mid-American Conference released its complete 2012 television schedule. Northern Illinois’ season opener Sept. 1 with Iowa at Chicago’s historic Soldier Field will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. Central Time and will be televised by ESPNU....
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As part of the Mid-American Conference’s 39-game men’s basketball and women’s basketball television package, Northern Illinois will have at least three games televised during the 2011-12 season, the league announced Tuesday. Produced and distributed by the MAC’s regional cable partner SportsTime Ohio (STO), the games also will air on Comcast Michigan, Comcast Indiana and Comcast...
NIU football players celebrate
The Northern Illinois University football team added another appearance to its 2011 broadcast schedule as Fox College Sports will televise the Huskies’ Sept. 10 contest at Kansas, the network announced Thursday. Kick off remains 6 p.m. at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium. The Huskies, who are led by first-year head coach Dave Doeren, will have...
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