What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>
Video below.HDNet, owned by billionaire and (currently very happy) Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, is partly based in Denver, which explains why HDNet World Report, its signature news program, reports about so many Colorado stories. Earlier this month, the show focused on local medical mar ... More >>
Peter Maroney's background is in news, not sales.Earlier this week, Peter Maroney was announced as the new president and general manager of sister channels 2 and 31 -- the successor to the controversial Dennis Leonard, who stressed in a statement that he jumped instead of being pushed. Maron ... More >>
"A lot of people consider the practice of journalism with a lot of scorn, and sometimes it's deserved," says veteran newsman Greg Dobbs, who'll talk about his new book, Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go in When Everyone Else Wants Out, at 6 p.m. tonight at the Denver Press Club. "But ... More >>
This 2006 Message column "HDNet Gains" profiled HDNet, billionaire Mark Cuban's high-definition television network. At the time, Cuban and his Denver-based partner, Philip Garvin, were thrilled about adding longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather to HDNet's family. But Garvin remained frustrated that the pro ... More >>
HDNet recently started using Jessica Sonner's song "Still Be Here" as the soundtrack for a promo video for Dan Rather Reports, HD World Report and InFocus Documentaries. Check out the video here.
Mark Cuban Updated, 12:10 p.m. November 17: Billionaire Mark Cuban is most closely associated with Dallas, thanks to his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. But he's got a Denver connection, too. As pointed out in "HDNet Gains," Cuban's HDNet -- a service that reached out to Dan Ra ... More >>
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Much of PBS's signature news program comes out of a Denver office whose staffers have quietly been doing good work for nearly a quarter-century.
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Here's a brief look at some of the items Americans are desparate to learn about today: Donâ€™t tase me, bro This story has been all over for days. A guy asks a screwball question to John Kerry at a speech and gets arrested and tasered for it. Ask a weird question to a U.S. Senator, get arrested an ... More >>
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