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Bobby Flay Sets New Deal With Food Network After Stalled Negotiations – Variety

By Cynthia Littleton, Nov 22, 2021 4:00am PT

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Bobby Flay and Discovery’s Food Network have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract, a deal that comes about six weeks after negotiations stalled because the sides were too far apart on financial terms.

The celebrity chef, restaurateur and author has set an exclusive pact that will keep him in the Discovery family through the middle of the decade and up to his 30th on-air anniversary with the cabler.

The new contract also expands the scope of content opportunities available to Flay’s Rock Shrimp Productions, which produces most of his shows for Food Network. And the wide-ranging deal comes just as Discovery is poised to grow significantly through its pending merger with WarnerMedia.

Source: Bobby Flay Sets New Deal With Food Network After Stalled Negotiations – Variety

When “Foundation” Gets the Blockbuster Treatment, Isaac Asimov’s Vision Gets Lost | The New Yorker

The TV version of the classic sci-fi saga sidelines its source’s most pressing questions about power and precarity.

By Julian Lucas, November 1, 2021

Illustration by Nicholas Law

An innocent viewer of the new Apple TV+ series “Foundation”—a lavish production complete with clone emperors, a haunted starship, and a killer android who tears off her own face—might be surprised to learn that the novels it’s based on inspired Paul Krugman to become an economist.

Isaac Asimov’s classic saga revolves around the dismal science of “psychohistory,” a hybrid of math and psychology that can predict the future. Its inventor, Hari Seldon, lives in a twelve-thousand-year-old galactic empire, which, his equations reveal, is about to collapse.

“Interstellar wars will be endless,” he warns. “The storm-blast whistles through the branches of the Empire even now.” His followers establish a Foundation on the frontier world of Terminus—a colony tasked with conserving all human knowledge—where they spend the next millennium fulfilling “Seldon’s plan” to reunite the galaxy.

Left ignorant of its details (such knowledge would play havoc with prediction), each generation must solve its own crises. The Foundation confronts barbarian kingdoms, imperial revanchists, and shadowy telepaths who elude psychohistory’s grasp.

Source: When “Foundation” Gets the Blockbuster Treatment, Isaac Asimov’s Vision Gets Lost | The New Yorker

Bobby Flay to Leave Food Network After 27 Years, Report Says | Insider

By Jake Epstein and Rachel Askinasi, Oct 8, 2021, 12:35 PM

** Chef Bobby Flay and the Food Network are set to part ways after 27 years, Variety reported. Since the early days of the Food Network, Flay has been a beacon in its programming.

** Flay dropped out of high school and became a head chef by age 20.

Bobby Flay is reportedly parting ways with Food Network.
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Legendary chef Bobby Flay and the Food Network are set to part ways after 27 years, Variety’s Cynthia Littleton reported on Thursday.

Flay and the network were reportedly in the middle of contract negotiations, ahead of the expiration of his current three-year deal later this year, and sources told the publication the network ended the talks. Variety reported that a source close to the network cited disagreements over financial terms as reasoning behind the TV giant wanting to cut ties. Food Network didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

When reached for comment by Variety, Flay’s representatives at WME reportedly declined and cited a “policy of not commenting on active negotiations.” WME did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

Source: Bobby Flay to Leave Food Network After 27 Years, Report Says

17 new 9/11 documentaries to commemorate 20th anniversary | EW.com

What to watch, when, and how you can watch them.

By Jolie Lash, September 06, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT

Trailer, YouTube, for one of the documentaries…

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

It was a day that changed America, and this year, more than any other, there are a host of documentaries and specials reexamining September 11 and its aftermath from different perspectives.

Some look back historically through the lens of first responders and government officials, while others reflect on questions of how and why the attack happened.

Additional films explore the lives of children who lost parents to the tragedy, and the heroes who continue to battle for funding for their healthcare needs.

Source: 17 new 9/11 documentaries to commemorate 20th anniversary | EW.com

Television Networks Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 – Variety

By Selome Hailu, https://variety.com/author/smhailu1/

Sep 3, 2021 4:41pm PT

Library of Congress/Carol M. Highsmith

https://anchor.fm/drweb/embed/episodes/Television-Networks-Commemorate-the-20th-Anniversary-of-911–Variety-e170a73/a-a1ptln

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The nation has continued to process the terrorist event over the past two decades in many ways, including through television specials, documentaries and dramatized retellings.

On and before the anniversary, networks will air content unpacking the politics of the event, commemorating the victims, speaking with the survivors and more. Read a full list of 9/11 programming below. (More programming will be added to the list as networks announce titles.)

Twin Towers, Photo by Thomas Svensson on Pexels.com

Editor’s Note: Highly recommended, “9/11: One Day in America” (National Geographic and Hulu, currently streaming)

Source: Television Networks Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 – Variety

(153) The Machines That Built America: The First Television System Ever Invented (Season 1) | History channel – YouTube

Published on YouTube, 23,025 views, Aug 4, 2021

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Philo Farnsworth revolutionized the world with his all-electronic television, which was the foundation of all TV’s for the next 60 years, in this clip from Season 1, “Titans of Television.”

Source: (153) The Machines That Built America: The First Television System Ever Invented (Season 1) | History – YouTube