Monday Mornings is an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas. It is based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for the series. On May 10, 2013, TNT canceled the series of Monday Mornings after one season as well as Southland; the series follows the professional and personal lives of five doctors at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The series title refers to the weekly peer-reviewed conferences held on Monday mornings, at which the surgeons receive both praise for their accomplishments and lambasting for their mistakes from the sharp-tongued and sarcastic Dr. Hooten. Alfred Molina as Chief of Staff Dr. Harding Hooten Ving Rhames as trauma chief Dr. Jorge "El Gato Negro" Villanueva Bill Irwin as transplant chief Dr. Buck Tierney Jamie Bamber as attending neurosurgeon Dr. Tyler Wilson Jennifer Finnigan as attending neurosurgeon Dr. Tina Ridgeway Keong Sim as attending neurosurgeon Dr. Sung Park Sarayu Rao as attending cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Sydney Napur Emily Swallow as neurosurgical resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux Jason Gray-Stanford as hospital attorney Scott Henderson Anthony Heald as malpractice attorney Mitch Tompkins Jonathan Silverman as internist Dr. John Lieberman Valerie Mahaffey as Fran Horowitz from Risk Management Ewan Chung as anaesthesiologist Dr. Wong Metacritic gives the show a score of 55% based on reviews from 22 critics.
As of 2014, Warner does not plan to release the series physically in the United States. As of November 2014, the only home video release was made in Germany, where Studiocanal acquired the rights and released it on DVD on November 20, 2014. Official website Monday Mornings on IMDb Monday Mornings at TV.com
Salvation (TV series)
Salvation is an American suspense drama television series, that premiered on July 12, 2017. An official trailer was released on May 10, 2017; the series was announced as being developed in September 2013, but received its straight-to-series 13-episode order in October 2016. On October 18, 2017, CBS renewed the series for a 13-episode second season, which premiered on June 25, 2018. On November 20, 2018, CBS canceled the series after two seasons; the show centers on the discovery of an asteroid that will impact the Earth in just six months, highlighting the attempts to prevent it and its worldwide ramifications. The show looks at how different groups of people react to the impending doom. Santiago Cabrera as Darius Tanz, a billionaire scientist, the founder and CEO of Tanz Industries and a pivotal player in the United States' defense against the impending asteroid. Darius serves as the Vice President of the United States before becoming president after President Mackenzie's assassination. Jennifer Finnigan as Grace Barrows, the Pentagon press secretary Senior advisor to President Mackenzie and President Tanz.
Charlie Rowe as Liam Cole, a student at MIT and Darius' protégé. He and Darius work together on an EM drive for a gravity tractor they hope to use to change the asteroid's course. Jacqueline Byers as Jillian Hayes, a science fiction writer from Boston who becomes involved with Liam and is chosen by Darius to pick 160 survivors to leave Earth if the asteroid collision cannot be stopped. Rachel Drance as Zoe Barrows, Grace's daughter Shazi Raja as Amanda Neel, an investigative reporter, searching for the truth about Darius' and the government's secrets. After learning about the asteroid, Amanda is assassinated. Ian Anthony Dale as Harris Edwards, a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy who now serves as the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense and is one of the few people in Washington, D. C. who knows of the asteroid's impending impact. He is described as a skilled operative but an better bureaucrat. Ashley Thomas as Alonzo Carter, a detective with the D. C. police, investigating the disappearance of Claire Rayburn Melia Kreiling as Alycia Vrettou, a brilliant computer scientist, former protégé of Darius Tanz, member of RE/SYST, leading an international group of captive scientists to come up with a plan to prevent the asteroid collision Dennis Boutsikaris as Malcolm Croft, a professor at MIT and Liam's mentor Erica Luttrell as Claire Rayburn, Senior Adviser and White House Chief of Staff to President Monroe Bennett.
Tovah Feldshuh as Pauline Mackenzie, the President of the United States Josette Jorge as Karissa, Darius' assistant Sasha Roiz as Monroe Bennett, the Vice President, President, of the United States Mark Moses as Hugh Keating, Grace's father and former CIA agent Brian Markinson as Randall Calhoun, the United States Secretary of Defense, fired by President Mackenzie. Jeffrey Nordling as Daniel Hayes, Jillian's father and a bookseller John Noble as Nicholas Tanz, Darius' uncle and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Tanz Industries. Raven Dauda as Harris' secretary Autumn Reeser as Theresa, aka Tess, Darius' first love André Dae Kim as Dylan Edwards, Harris' son and a member of the hacker organization RE/SYST Taylor Cole as Fiona Lane, a bartender with whom Harris Edwards has an affair, but, revealed to have a connection to Darius' plans to save humanity Madison Smith as Nate Ryland, a co-worker, a friend, of Jillian's in the White House Jonathan Silverman as Roland Kavanaugh, the White House Counsel Anjali Jay as Dr. Rosetta Stendahl, an old friend of Darius' and a brilliant scientist.
She leads the project to prepare a rail-gun intended to help divert the asteroid. Luke Arnold as Bass Shepherd, the spiritual leader of COPE Manoj Sood as Dr. Chandra, an international specialist in Orbital Dynamics and General Purturbation Theory James Lesure as Trey Thompson, a two-term congressman and former NASA pilot, named Vice President under Tanz; the first season was filmed in Ontario. The show relocated to British Columbia for its second season. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 47% based on 17 reviews, with an average rating of 5.75/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "Neither remarkably bad nor impressively well-made, Salvation is stereotypical summer television – a low-stakes diversion that may pass the time well enough for undemanding audiences without being memorable along the way." On Metacritic, the series has a score of 48 out of 100, based on 18 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Official website Salvation on IMDb
A soap opera is an ongoing drama serial on television or radio, featuring the lives of many characters and their emotional relationships. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers. BBC Radio's The Archers, first broadcast in 1950, is the world's longest-running radio soap opera; the first serial considered to be a "soap opera" was Painted Dreams, which debuted on October 20, 1930 on Chicago radio station WGN. Early radio series such as Painted Dreams were broadcast in weekday daytime slots five days a week. Most of the listeners would be housewives. Thus, the shows were consumed by a predominantly female audience; the first nationally broadcast radio soap opera was Clara, Lu, Em, which aired on the NBC Blue Network at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 1931. A crucial element that defines the soap opera is the open-ended serial nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that makes a television program a soap opera, according to Albert Moran, is "that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative.
Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode". In 2012, Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Lloyd wrote of daily dramas, "Although melodramatically eventful, soap operas such as this have a luxury of space that makes them seem more naturalistic. You spend more time with the minor characters. An individual episode of a soap opera will switch between several different concurrent narrative threads that may at times interconnect and affect one another or may run independent to each other; each episode may feature some of the show's current storylines, but not always all of them. In daytime serials and those that are broadcast each weekday, there is some rotation of both storyline and actors so any given storyline or actor will appear in some but not all of a week's worth of episodes. Soap operas bring all the current storylines to a conclusion at the same time; when one storyline ends, there are several other story threads at differing stages of development.
Soap opera episodes end on some sort of cliffhanger, the season finale ends in the same way, only to be resolved when the show returns for the start of a new yearly broadcast. Evening soap operas and those that air at a rate of one episode per week are more to feature the entire cast in each episode, to represent all current storylines in each episode. Evening soap operas and serials that run for only part of the year tend to bring things to a dramatic end-of-season cliffhanger. In 1976, Time magazine described American daytime television as "TV's richest market," noting the loyalty of the soap opera fan base and the expansion of several half-hour series into hour-long broadcasts in order to maximize ad revenues; the article explained that at that time, many prime time series lost money, while daytime serials earned profits several times more than their production costs. The issue's cover notably featured its first daytime soap stars, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives, a married couple whose onscreen and real-life romance was covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press at large.
The main characteristics that define soap operas are "an emphasis on family life, personal relationships, sexual dramas and moral conflicts. Fitting in with these characteristics, most soap operas follow the lives of a group of characters who live or work in a particular place, or focus on a large extended family; the storylines follow personal relationships of these characters. "Soap narratives, like those of film melodramas, are marked by what Steve Neale has described as'chance happenings, missed meetings, sudden conversions, last-minute rescues and revelations, deus ex machina endings.'" These elements may be found from EastEnders to Dallas. Due to the prominence of English-language television, most soap-operas are English. However, several South African soap operas started incorporating a multi-language format, the most prominent being 7de Laan, which incorporates Afrikaans, English and several other Bantu languages which make up the 11 Official Languages of South Africa. In many soap operas, in particular daytime serials in the US, the characters are attractive, seductive and wealthy.
Soap operas from the United Kingdom and Australia tend to focus on more everyday characters and situations, are set in working class environments. Many of the soaps produced in those two countries explore social realist storylines such as family discord, marriage breakdown or financial problems. Both UK and Australian soap operas feature comedic elements affectionate comic stereotypes such as the gossip or the grumpy old man, presented as a comic foil to the emotional turmoil that surrounds them; this diverges from US soap operas. UK soap operas make a claim to presenting "reality
Mykonos is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros and Naxos. The island spans an area of 85.5 square kilometres and rises to an elevation of 341 metres at its highest point. There are 10,134 inhabitants, most of whom live in the largest town, which lies on the west coast; the town is known as Chora. Mykonos's nickname is "The Island of the Winds". Tourism is a major industry and Mykonos is known for its vibrant nightlife and has many establishments catering for the LGBT community. Herodotus mentions Carians as the original inhabitants of the island. Ionians from Athens seem to have followed next in the early 11th century BC. There were many people living on the neighbouring island of Delos, only 2 km away, which meant that Mykonos became an important place for supplies and transit, it was, during ancient times a rather poor island with limited agricultural resources. Its inhabitants were worshipped many gods. Mykonos came under the control of the Romans during the reign of the Roman Empire and became part of the Byzantine Empire until the 12th century.
In 1204, with the fall of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade, Mykonos was occupied by Andrea Ghisi, a relative of the Doge of Venice. The island was ravaged by the Catalans at the end of the 13th century and given over to direct Venetian rule in 1390. In 1537, while the Venetians still reigned, Mykonos was attacked by Hayreddin Barbarossa, the admiral of Suleiman the Magnificent, an Ottoman fleet established itself on the island; the Ottomans, under the leadership of Kapudan Pasha, imposed a system of self-governance comprising a governor and an appointed council of syndics. When the castle of Tinos fell to the Ottomans in 1718, the last of the Venetians withdrew from the region. Up until the end of the 18th century, Mykonos prospered as a trading centre, attracting many immigrants from nearby islands, in addition to regular pirate raids. In June 1794 the Battle of Mykonos was fought between British and French ships in the island's main harbour; the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire broke out in 1821 and Mykonos played an important role, led by the national heroine, Manto Mavrogenous.
Mavrogenous, a well-educated aristocrat guided by the ideas of the Enlightenment, sacrificed her family's fortune for the Greek cause. Greece became an independent state in 1830. A statue of her sits in the middle of Mando Mavrogenous square in the main town; as a result of sailing and merchant activity, the island's economy picked up but declined again during the late 19th century and after the opening of the Corinth Canal in 1904 and the First World War at the beginning of the 20th century. Many Mykonians left the island to find work in mainland Greece and many foreign countries the United States. Tourism soon came to dominate the local economy, owing a lot to the important excavations carried out by the French School of Archaeology, which began work in Delos in 1873. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was named after its first ruler, the son or grandson of the god Apollo and a local hero; the island is said to have been the location of a great battle between Zeus and Titans and where Hercules killed the invincible giants having lured them from the protection of Mount Olympus.
According to myth, the large rocks all over the island are said to be the petrified testicles of the giants. The island spans an area of 85.5 square kilometres and rises to an elevation of 341 metres at its highest point. It is situated 150 kilometres east of Athens in the Aegean Sea; the island features no rivers, but numerous seasonal streams two of which have been converted into reservoirs. The island is composed of granite and the terrain is rocky with many areas eroded by the strong winds. High quality clay and baryte, a mineral used as a lubricant in oil drilling, were mined on the eastern side of Mykonos until the late 1900s, it produces 4,500 cubic metres of water daily, by reverse osmosis of sea water in order to help meet the needs of its population and visitors. The island has a population of nearly 12,500. Mykonos has a typical Mediterranean climate; the sun shines for up to 300 days a year. The rainy season lasts from October until March. Vegetation follows the typical pattern for the region and grows around mid-autumn and ends in the beginning of the summer.
Although temperatures can rise as high as 40 °C in the summer months, average high temperature is around 28 °C and because of the seasonal cool "meltemi" wind, summer days are dry and pleasant. In the winter, average high temperature is around 15 °C; the winters in general are mild and wet, with many sunny days still in mid-winter. Snow doesn't stay long on the ground when it falls. There are ten villages: Local specialities: The municipality of Mykonos is a separate regional unit of the South Aegean region, the sole municipality in the regional unit; as a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Mykonos was created out of part of the former Cyclades Prefecture. The municipality, unchanged at the Kallikratis reform includes the islands Delos and several uninhabited islets; the total area of the municipality is 105.183 km2. In the 2012 elections, the centre right New Democracy obtained the highest vote on Mykonos followed by the Coalitio
The National Broadcasting Company is an American English-language commercial terrestrial television network, a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles and Philadelphia; the network is one of the Big Three television networks. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting, it became the network's official emblem in 1979. Founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. At that time the parent company of RCA was General Electric. In 1930, GE was forced to sell the companies as a result of antitrust charges. In 1986, control of NBC passed back to General Electric through its $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. Following the acquisition by GE, Bob Wright served as chief executive officer of NBC, remaining in that position until his retirement in 2007, when he was succeeded by Jeff Zucker.
In 2003, French media company Vivendi merged its entertainment assets with GE, forming NBC Universal. Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the company in 2011, acquired General Electric's remaining stake in 2013. Following the Comcast merger, Zucker left NBCUniversal and was replaced as CEO by Comcast executive Steve Burke. NBC has thirteen owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates throughout the United States and its territories, some of which are available in Canada and/or Mexico via pay-television providers or in border areas over-the-air. During a period of early broadcast business consolidation, radio manufacturer Radio Corporation of America acquired New York City radio station WEAF from American Telephone & Telegraph. Westinghouse, a shareholder in RCA, had a competing outlet in Newark, New Jersey pioneer station WJZ, which served as the flagship for a loosely structured network; this station was transferred from Westinghouse to RCA in 1923, moved to New York City. WEAF acted as a laboratory for AT&T's manufacturing and supply outlet Western Electric, whose products included transmitters and antennas.
The Bell System, AT&T's telephone utility, was developing technologies to transmit voice- and music-grade audio over short and long distances, using both wireless and wired methods. The 1922 creation of WEAF offered a research-and-development center for those activities. WEAF maintained a regular schedule of radio programs, including some of the first commercially sponsored programs, was an immediate success. In an early example of "chain" or "networking" broadcasting, the station linked with Outlet Company-owned WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. C. WCAP. New parent RCA saw an advantage in sharing programming, after getting a license for radio station WRC in Washington, D. C. in 1923, attempted to transmit audio between cities via low-quality telegraph lines. AT&T refused outside companies access to its high-quality phone lines; the early effort fared poorly, since the uninsulated telegraph lines were susceptible to atmospheric and other electrical interference. In 1925, AT&T decided that WEAF and its embryonic network were incompatible with the company's primary goal of providing a telephone service.
AT&T offered to sell the station to RCA in a deal that included the right to lease AT&T's phone lines for network transmission. RCA spent $1 million to purchase WEAF and Washington sister station WCAP, shut down the latter station, merged its facilities with surviving station WRC; the division's ownership was split among RCA, its founding corporate parent General Electric and Westinghouse. NBC started broadcasting on November 15, 1926. WEAF and WJZ, the flagships of the two earlier networks, were operated side-by-side for about a year as part of the new NBC. On January 1, 1927, NBC formally divided their respective marketing strategies: the "Red Network" offered commercially sponsored entertainment and music programming. Various histories of NBC suggest the color designations for the two networks came from the color of the pushpins NBC engineers used to designate affiliate stations of WEAF and WJZ, or from the use of double-ended red and blue colored pencils. On April 5, 1927, NBC expanded to the West Coast with the launch of the NBC Orange Network known as the Pacific Coast Network.
This was followed by the debut of the NBC Gold Network known as the Pacific Gold Network, on October 18, 1931. The Orange Network carried Red Network programming, the Gold Network carried programming from the Blue Network; the Orange Network recreated Eastern Red Network programming for West Coast stations at KPO in San Francisco. In 1936, the Orange Network affiliate stations became part of the Red Network, at the same time the Gold Network became part of the Blue Network. In the 1930s, NBC developed a network for shortwave radio stations, called the NBC White Network. In 1927, NBC moved its operations to 711 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, occupying the upper floors of a building de
CJAD is a commercial AM radio station operating in Montreal, Canada. The station has an English language news/talk radio format and identifies itself on-air as CJAD 800. Owned and operated by Bell Media, it has a daytime power of 50,000 watts but reduces power to 10,000 watts at night to avoid interfering with other stations on AM 800; the transmitter is located near Saint-Edouard, while studios and offices are located on Rene-Levesque Boulevard East in Montreal. Local hosts are heard throughout the day and evening with a few syndicated shows carried: Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. On weekends, the CBS News Weekend Roundup is heard. CJAD and co-owned 690 CKGM are the only two full time commercial English-language stations in Quebec on the AM dial. CJAD was founded by J. Arthur Dupont in 1945. CJAD is called Montreal's heritage anglophone station since the demise of the city's oldest anglophone station, CINW. CJAD signed on the air on December 8, 1945. In its first years, CJAD had its studios and offices on Rue de la Montagne in Montreal, now the site of O'Sullivan College.
In 1961, CJAD was purchased by Standard Broadcasting. In 1978, control of Standard Broadcasting was purchased by Conrad Black via Hollinger Inc. In 1985, Standard was purchased by Slaight Communications, a held company owned by J. Allan Slaight. In 1962, sister station 95.9 CJFM was launched, with programming always separate from CJAD. For most of its history, CJAD had a full service format; the music was middle of the road songs in the 1960s and 70s, switching to an adult contemporary sound by the 1980s. Two specialized shows were heard on weekends: "The Bandstand" with Dick Irvin Jr. and "Starlight Concert" with Rod Dewar. In 1995, CJAD shifted its format to full-time news/talk, dropping all music and entertainment, save for the Sunday morning Trivia Show and the CJAD Comedy Show heard on Sundays. Starting in 1992 all of CJAD's programming was simulcast on Corus Entertainment-owned AM 900 CKTS in Sherbrooke. On November 19, 2006, CKTS ceased broadcasting, signing off the transmitter and surrendering its licence to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
According to Corus, this was because of high ongoing maintenance costs that neither Corus nor Standard were willing to cover. In April 2007, Astral Media and Standard Broadcasting announced that Standard had agreed to sell CJAD and its other Montreal stations to Astral. On March 16, 2012, Bell Media announced that it had entered in an agreement to acquire Astral Media for an estimated value at $3.38 billion, with the deal including CJAD and its sister radio stations in Montreal. On Labour Day Weekend, 2012, CJAD, as well as its sister stations owned by Astral, moved from 1411 Fort Street to new facilities in the Bell Media Radio building on Rene-Levesque Boulevard East at Papineau Avenue. In January 1998, all four of CJAD's broadcast towers toppled during The Ice Storm. CJAD's first attempt to get back on the air was to use CKGM's former AM 980 transmitter, re-tuned to the 800 frequency. This, turned out to be impossible as the 980 site was damaged by ice as well. CJAD made arrangements to broadcast on CFMB's former 1410 transmitter, but the signal was poor to the west.
CJAD management reached an agreement with CHUM Limited to use their CKGM transmitter on 990 kHz until new towers were erected. A large part of CJAD's daily programs are talk shows discussing international news. CJAD broadcasts a news report every 30 minutes on weekdays, except overnight when newscasts are delivered every hour, on the hour. A half-hour of news is heard at 5 a.m. on weekdays. Traffic updates air every 15 minutes during every 30 minutes late nights. CJAD newscasters are Andrew Peplowski and Trudie Mason in the mornings, Jason Mayoff and Richard Deschamps in the afternoons, Kelly Lapare and Luciano Pipia in the evenings, James Foster overnight, Shawn Dearn weekend mornings, Andrew Brennan weekend afternoons/evenings and Sean McKeogh weekend overnights. Benson Cook is a frequent fill-in at the anchor's desk. Longtime anchor and reporter Tom Armour retired in 2015. CJAD reporters include Andrew Brennan and Emily Campbell. Former reporters include Patrick Lejtenyi, Angelica Montgomery, Tina Tenneriello, Michel Boyer, Natalie Nanowski and Taylor C.
Noakes. CJAD uses actualities and reports from ABC News Radio and CBS Radio News, as well as airing hourly newscasts from The Canadian Press heard overnight. CJAD is the exclusive English radio broadcaster of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes; some game broadcasts are simulcast on sister station CHOM 97.7 FM. CJAD was the longtime English radio home of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team, until the 2010-11 season. In June 2010 it was announced that Canadiens broadcasts would switch to sports radio station CKGM, now on AM 690 and co-owned with CJAD. In July 2012, Bell Media, owners of CKGM, announced that English-language rights to the Canadiens could return to CJAD following its proposed acquisition of Astral Media, if its conversion of CKGM to a French-language sports station were approved by the CRTC. On October 18, 2012, the CRTC rejected Bell's proposal to acquire Astral Media. On March 5, 2012, it was announced that CJAD would be the exclusive English language radio broadcaster of Montreal Impact soccer team for the ne