NBC Sports Chicago is an American regional sports network. The channel broadcasts regional coverage of professional sports teams in the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as college sports events and original sports-related news and entertainment programming, it is branded as part of the NBC Sports Regional Networks. NBC Sports Chicago is owned by the NBC Sports Group unit of NBCUniversal, Chicago Bulls and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz; the Tribune Corporation, followed by the family of Chicago Cubs owner J. Joseph Ricketts owned a 20% stake in the network from its launch until the Cubs ended their broadcasts on the network after the end of the 2019 season, with that percentage distributed in 5% increments to the remaining partners after that point; the channel is available on cable and fiber optic television providers in most of Illinois, throughout northern Indiana, Kenosha County and southwest Michigan and nationwide on satellite provider DirecTV.
The network maintains main studios and offices located at 350 North Orleans Street, inside the River North Point Center in the Near North Side area. In November 2003, Jerry Reinsdorf, Bill Wirtz and the Tribune Company decided to end their cable television agreements for their respective teams, the Bulls, White Sox and Blackhawks with FSN Chicago, stripping that network of broadcast rights to all of the professional sports teams in the Chicago area. All three team owners decided to enter into a partnership with Comcast to form a new regional sports network, to be named Comcast SportsNet Chicago, whose launch was formally announced on December 2. CSN Chicago was created in order for the four teams to have editorial control over their broadcasts, although the network continued to share the rights to the Cubs, White Sox and Bulls with WGN-TV and WCIU-TV. Comcast SportsNet Chicago launched on October 1, 2004. At that time, with the loss of all four teams from its lineup, FSN Chicago was left with only events from some minor local and semi-professional teams, national programming from Fox Sports Net, Midwestern outdoors programs on its schedule.
After Rainbow Media shut down FSN Chicago on June 23, 2006, Comcast SportsNet Chicago acquired the regional cable television rights to broadcast sports events and entertainment programs intended for national distribution to the Fox Sports regional networks. The network subsequently relocated its operations into FSN Chicago's former studio facilities on Orleans Street. On April 2, 2007, the Tribune Company announced its intent to sell its shares in both Comcast SportsNet Chicago and the Chicago Cubs as part of the company's $8.2 billion purchase by real estate magnate Sam Zell. After inheriting the team from father Bill Wirtz upon his death in September 2007, new Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz decided to lift a longstanding ban on televised coverage of the team's home games. On March 30, 2008, the Blackhawks announced a broadcasting agreement, which renewed CSN Chicago's broadcast rights, while splitting a share of the local broadcasts with WGN-TV effective with the 2008–09 season. Comcast SportsNet Chicago, along with the other Comcast SportsNet-branded networks, implemented a new network logo style and graphics package on October 1, 2008, coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the network's launch.
On January 5, 2009, the network premiered Monsters in the Morning, a weekday morning talk show hosted by former WSCR radio host Mike North and Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter and former Chicago Bear Dan Jiggetts. The program was cancelled in January 2010, due to problems involving the show, including the program's main sponsor, the now-defunct online sports channel ChicagoSportsWebio.com, being implicated in defrauding North and others in a money laundering scheme in June 2009. On August 21, 2009, the Tribune Company sold its interests in the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and 25% of Comcast SportsNet to the family of TD Ameritrade founder J. Joseph Ricketts for $845 million. With Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal in February 2011, Comcast SportsNet was integrated into the new NBC Sports Group unit, culminating with the addition of the peacock logo in September 2012 and an updated graphics package based on that introduced by NBC Sports for its NBC and national cable broadcasts in January 2013.
This is a complete filmography of Bette Davis. Davis began acting in films in 1931 as a contract player with Universal Studios, where she made her film debut in Bad Sister. Davis was seen as unappealing by studio executives, was assigned to a string of B-movies early in her career. Davis made a transition to Warner Brothers in 1932, made her breakthrough performance in The Man Who Played God, opposite George Arliss, she continued in a succession of films, but did not gain further recognition until she agreed to star in John Cromwell's adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage on a loan-out to RKO; the role of Mildred Rogers had been rejected by several actresses, but Davis achieved critical acclaim for her performance. Dangerous became the first time. In 1936, convinced her career would be ruined by appearing in mediocre films, Davis walked out on her Warner Brothers contract, decided to make films in England. Davis explained her viewpoint to a journalist, saying: "I knew that, if I continued to appear in any more mediocre pictures, I would have no career left worth fighting for."
She settled her disagreements with Warner Brothers, returned to the studio in 1937. During the time, she was one of the numerous actresses considered for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in David O. Selznick's film version of Gone with the Wind, but she was not tested. Warner Brothers cast her in Jezebel as a reward for being turned down by Selznick, it was a critical and box office success, earned her another Best Actress Academy Award. Davis was at the peak of her career in the late 1930s and early-to-mid 1940s, at a time when she was one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and turned down parts she found inferior, she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Dark Victory, earned acclaim for her performances in The Old Maid and The Letter. Davis earned acclaim for her portrayal of Elizabeth I of England in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Davis appeared in the melodrama The Little Foxes, in the comedy film The Man Who Came to Dinner.
One of Davis' biggest successes at Warner Brothers was Now, which earned her another Academy Award nomination. Her films for the studio, including Winter Meeting and Beyond the Forest, failed at the box office, she turned down leading roles in Mildred Pierce and Possessed - both films went to Joan Crawford. As her popularity waned, Warner Brothers dropped her contract in 1949, from thereafter on, she occupied a freelance career. Davis received a career revival in All About Eve for 20th Century-Fox, she played an aging Broadway star, Margo Channing, manipulated by an obsessed fan. The film was one of the biggest hits of 1950, she was again nominated for an Academy Award, but lost to Judy Holliday. Although Davis earned strong reviews for her performance in The Star, her career waned throughout the remainder of the decade. Beginning in the 1960s, Davis received yet another revival in popularity. Although her appearance in Pocketful of Miracles was negatively received, she earned praise for her portrayal of the faded child star, Jane Hudson, in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which garnered her a final nomination for an Academy Award.
She retained a cult status throughout the remainder of her career, appeared in several other thriller films, such as Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte and The Nanny, she appeared on television in her career. Davis agreed to star in the spoof film Wicked Stepmother; the film was marked with production problems from the beginning, with Davis quarreling with director Larry Cohen, she withdrew from the film shortly after production began. After 58 years of acting, it became her final film appearance. 1939 - 6th 1940 - 9th 1941 - 8th 1942 - 15th, 7th 1943 - 13th, 8th 1944 - 10th, 5th 1945 - 14th, 2nd 1946 - 15th, 5th 1947 - 5th 1951 - 7th Ringgold, Gene. The Films of Bette Davis. Cadillac Publishing Co. ISBN 0-8065-0953-8. Bette Davis filmography on IMDb Bette Davis filmography at the TCM Movie Database Bette Davis Broadway stage credits at the Internet Broadway Database Bette Davis official website Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Logs: Lux Radio TheaterSpecific
Ájtte, the Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum, is a cultural and natural history museum in Jokkmokk in Lapland, Sweden. Ájtte is a museum, which specializes in the culture and nature of the mountainous area of Northern Sweden, and, the main museum and archive for the Sami culture of Sweden. Ájtte is an information centre for tourism in Lapland. The word ájtte is a Lule Sami language one, meaning storage hut and referring to the museum as an archive for artifacts of the Sami cultural heritage. Ájtte has a staff of about 25 employees. The museum is owned and managed by a foundation, established in 1983 by the Swedish Government, the Norrbotten Region, the Jokkmokk Municipality and the two national Sami organizations Svenska Samernas Riksförbund and Same Ätnam. According to an agreement on financing of the museum, entered into the same year, the Government bodies commit themselves to a long term financial contribution to the museum; such funds are the result of a court decision regarding compensation after rivers in Lapland have been exploited for electric power generation.
The Swedish government appoints the chairman and three of the members of the board of the foundation. Thus, government funds cover around half of the current budget of the museum. Since 1995 Ájtte has established an alpine botanical garden at the valley of Kvarnbäcken in Jokkmokk with plants from different environments of the mountain range of Northern Scandinavia. One of the century-old researcher cottages from Sarek National Park and used by the pioneering scientist Axel Hamberg, has been dismantled and moved from Sarek and reerected in the botanical garden. Swedish Government White Paper, Kraftsamling - museisamverkan ger resultat, SOU 2009:15, by Museikoordinatorsutredningen, pp 142-46 Ájtte, Svensk fjäll- och samemuseum website