TV & Radio
Conan got better during city stay
19 May 2006
Chicago Daily Herald
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Remotely interesting: "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" only got better as its stay in Chicago went on last week. John C. Reilly's story about the pignapping at Lincoln Park Zoo was a classic on Thursday, as was Conan's desk drive through Chicago with old sidekick Andy Richter on Friday. Hail and farewell, Conan, until you return as host of "The Tonight Show."
Chicago Media Action is joining other grassroots groups in a National Day of Media Outrage Wednesday to protest attempts in Congress to allow AT&T and other corporate media conglomerates to limit access to the Internet. CMA will protest outside the AT&T/SBC building at Congress and Federal from 4 to 6 p.m.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is the interview subject on John Callaway's portion of "Chicago Tonight" at 7:30 p.m. today on WTTW Channel 11. ... WMAQ Channel 5, which is a sponsor of the King Tut exhibit at the Field Museum, airs the half- hour special "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. ... WGN Channel 9's Bozo Ball raised $275,000 for charity.
End of the dial: We-play-anything WRZA 99.9-FM, WKIE 92.7-FM and WDEK 92.5-FM clear the way for a weekly dance-music show called "Dance Factory" starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The rock-critic talk show "Sound Opinions" is being syndicated nationally and has already been picked up by two Minnesota Public Radio stations. It continues to air at 7 p.m. Saturday on WBEZ 91.5- FM, this week re-examining the Beatles' "Revolver."
So bad it's good
"Bend It Like Beckham" is more than just a girl-power sports movie. Director Gurinder Chadha bends it into a playful satire on sex and race in England. Parminder Nagra, later of "ER," stars, but a teenage Keira Knightley all but steals the show. It's at 7 p.m. today on WGN Channel 9.
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