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By Alan Pergament » 9:14 AM

Poor Wolf Blitzer. The Kenmore native sure took it on the chin Saturday night. Before the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night, Blitzer and another CNN anchor, Kate Bolduan, were interviewed on their network about what to expect. Blitzer predicted there would be “a special moment” in President... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Friday, April 29, 2016

Just about every bride wants the attention to be on her as much as possible on her wedding day. But it certainly isn’t easy to do when you are one of 16 couples getting married together on national television. That said, Jenell Greene and her new husband Paul Spitale got a fair amount of attention when the Buffalo... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mike Gilbert, the member of the Buffalo Sabres organization who has been dealing with the local and the national media covering the National Hockey League team for 19 years, recently received a significant promotion. The Sabres haven’t announced it, even though Gilbert’s new role is visible on its website. Under... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This is what I’m thinking: Some readers may be surprised I’m saying this, but I wish I could have heard what Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said better than I was able to during his televised victory speech after he swept five more state primaries on Tuesday night. His team’s organizational... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  This is what I’m thinking: If the widespread reports are true that versatile play-by-play man Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN after 25 years for NBC, I can’t imagine he would trade places unless he had assurances that he would eventually replace Al Michaels on Sunday Night Football. Granted, Michaels still... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Monday, April 25, 2016

Paul Spitale and Jenell Greene “were looking for an exciting, cool, crazy-fun way to get married.” The engaged Buffalo couple certainly found a way that qualified: They are getting married live on national television. They are going to be part of 16 weddings officiated Friday in New York City’s Times Square... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Friday, April 22, 2016

  As soon as it was confirmed that Prince had died Thursday, the cable networks and broadcast networks decided in one voice “let’s go crazy” with coverage of the musical genius’ life. It seemed appropriate. Few would argue against it, since TV is often at it best when it serves as our national venue to... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Thursday, April 21, 2016

It has been a busy political week playing out on television, so some notes have been left on the cutting room floor. After looking at the final local ratings for the FX limited series “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson," I’m wondering how the 10-hour ESPN documentary, “O.J.: Made in America,” will... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This is what I'm thinking: CNN has some explaining to do today about its exit polling. At the start of its New York primary coverage at 9 p.m. Tuesday, the cable news network declared Donald Trump the victor of the Republican presidential contest but said the Democratic race was too close to call. (In fairness, Fox... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Tuesday, April 19, 2016

  In honor of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo Monday, I’m going to ramble in this morning’s blog. I may ramble, but the goal is to make this blog great again. It is going to be so great that people are going to post it on their Facebook walls... Read More

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