The CW Television Network is an American English-language free-to-air television network, operated by The CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between the CBS Entertainment Group unit of ViacomCBS. The network's name is an abbreviation derived from the first letters of the names of its two parent corporations; the CW Television Network made its debut on September 18, 2006, after its two predecessors, UPN and The WB ceased independent operations on September 15 and 17 of that year. The CW's first two nights of programming – on September 18 and 19, 2006 – consisted of reruns and launch-related specials; the CW marked its formal launch date on September 20, 2006, with the two-hour premiere of the seventh cycle of America's Next Top Model. The network's programming lineup was intended to appeal to women between the ages of 18 and 34, although starting in 2011 the network increased in programming that appeals to men; as of August 2017, the CW's audience is 50 % female. The network runs programming seven days a week: airing Mondays through Fridays in the afternoon and Sundays through Fridays in prime time, along with a Saturday morning live-action educational programming block produced by Litton Entertainment called One Magnificent Morning, the successor to the animation block Vortexx.
It is available in Canada on pay television providers through stations owned-and-operated by ViacomCBS and affiliates that are located within proximity to the Canada–United States border. Additionally, The CW is available in Mexico through affiliates located near the Mexico–U. S. Border on pay television providers. In both Canada and Mexico, some CW affiliate signals originating from the U. S. are receivable over-the-air in border areas depending on the station's signal coverage. The CW Television Network is a successor to The WB and UPN, both of which launched within one week of each other in 1995. UPN and The WB both began just as the Fox network had started to secure a foothold with American television audiences; the two networks launched to limited fanfare and mediocre to poor results. However, over the subsequent 11 1⁄2 seasons, both were able to air several series that became quite popular. Towards the end of their first decade on the air, The WB and UPN were in decline, unable to reach the audience share or have the effect that Fox had gained within its first decade, much less that of the Big Three networks.
In the eleven years that UPN and The WB were in operation, the two networks lost a combined $2 billion. Chris-Craft Industries and Time Warner officials had discussed a possible merger of UPN and The WB as early as September 1995, only eight months after their respective launches. Executives from CBS and Time Warner announced on January 24, 2006, that they would shut down UPN and The WB, combine resources to form a new broadcast network, to be known as The CW Television Network, that would – at the outset – feature programming from both of its predecessors-to-be as well as new content developed for the new network. CBS chairman Leslie Moonves explained that the name of the new network was formed from the first letters of CBS and Warner Bros, joking, "We couldn't call it the WC for obvious reasons." Although some executives disliked the new name, Moonves stated in March 2006 that there was "zero chance" the name would change, citing research claiming 48% of the target demographic were aware of the CW name.
In May 2006, The CW announced that it would pick up a combined thirteen programs from its two predecessors to air as part of the network's inaugural fall schedule: seven series held over from The WB and six held over from UPN. Upon the network's launch, The CW chose to use the scheduling model utilized by The WB due in part to the fact that it had a more extensive base programming schedule than UPN, allowing for a larger total of weekly programming hours for the new network to fill. Like both UPN and The WB, The CW targets its programming towards younger audiences. CBS and Time Warner hoped that combining their networks' schedules and affiliate lineups would strengthen The CW into a fifth "major" broadcast network. One week b
The Alabama Crimson Tide football team represents the University of Alabama in American football. University of Alabama law student William G. Little learned how to play American football while attending prep school in Andover and began teaching the sport to fellow Alabama students in early 1892. In the year, the school formed an official team of 19 players, with Little as captain and E. B. Beaumont as head coach. Among those on the team were William B. Bankhead, future U. S. Speaker of the House, Bibb Graves, future governor of Alabama; the team was referred to as the "Cadets", the "Crimson White", or as "the varsity". On November 11, 1892, the team played its first game at a baseball park in Birmingham, winning 56–0 against a team composed of players from local Birmingham-area high schools. Alabama lost to both Auburn and Sewanee in 1893. After a winless campaign, Eli Abbott, who played for the team in 1892, returned as a player-coach and led the 1894 squad. Alabama opened the season with a loss against Ole Miss in what was its first game played outside the state of Alabama.
The Crimson White rebounded and won their final three games. After a victory over Tulane at New Orleans, Alabama returned to Birmingham where they defeated Sewanee in their only home game of the season, they closed the year with their first all-time win over Auburn at Montgomery. In spring 1895, the University Board of Trustees passed a rule that prohibited athletic teams from competing off-campus for athletic events; as such, all games scheduled for the 1896 season were played on campus at The Quad. In their first game, Alabama shutout the Birmingham Athletic Club before they lost their only game of the season against Sewanee; the Crimson White closed the season with their second shutout victory of the year against Mississippi A&M. The team played only one game during the 1897 season and did not field a team for the 1898 season because of a ban restricting student athletes from traveling away from campus; the team resumed play in 1899 after the ban was lifted due to fan and student outcry.1905 saw two All-Southerns for Alabama in Auxford Burks and T. S. Sims.
"The overworked Burks, who appeared to bear the entire brunt of Alabama's offense," collapsed on the field during the second half of a 12 to 5 loss to Georgia Tech. Burks scored in the 30 to 0 victory over Auburn in what was the largest crowd to see a game in Birmingham, he was said to be the school's "first running back hero." Alabama was coached by Pollard from 1906 to 1909. The 1906 team won all its games but one. Burks scored all of the points in the 1906 Iron Bowl. Auburn contended; the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association denied the claim. Following the 1907 season, the team adopted the "Crimson Tide" nickname; the victory over LSU in 1907 at Monroe Park marked the first Alabama home game played in Mobile. Jack Reidy returned a kickoff for 75 yards and the touchdown with 20 seconds left to give Alabama the win. In 1909, Alabama had six consecutive shutouts to go 5–0–1 before they surrendered their first touchdown against Tulane in their 5–5 tie. Alabama completed their season with a 12–5 loss to defending SIAA champion LSU at Birmingham to finish 5–1–2.
Alabama was coached by Graves from 1911 to 1914. 1912 saw. In the Georgia game that season, the Bulldogs ran a trick play in which they threw the ball to a receiver, dressed as a waterboy, on the field, carrying a bucket; the play did not prove decisive, as Georgia fumbled the ball away soon after, but the Bulldogs won the game after they recovered a botched Alabama field goal and scored in the final minutes. Alabama was coached by Kelley from 1915 to 1917. Bully Van de Graaff who punted and played tackle, was Alabama's first All-American in 1915. Bully's brothers Adrian and Hargrove were prominent Alabama football players in their day, their younger brother was Robert J. Van de Graaff, inventor of the Van de Graaff generator which produces high voltages. In 1915, Thomas Kelley coached only the first half of season. Athletic director B. L. Noojin and former Alabama quarterback Farley Moody took over the head coaching duties for the remaining four games of the season; the 2–2 mark achieved in Kelly's absence is still credited to his record at Alabama of 17–7–1.
Tram Sessions made the composite All-Southern of 1917. The school did not field a team in 1918 because of World War I, but resumed play once again in 1919 under coach Xen C. Scott. Arguably the best season under Scott was his first, in which the team lost its only game to Vanderbilt and set a school record for victories in a season with 8–1 record; the 1919 team was led by All-Southerns Ike Rogers, Mullie Lenoir, Riggs Stephenson. The next season the Tide went 10–1 suffering its only loss 14–21 at the hands of Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion Georgia. Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Sewell played for Scott. Alabama joined the newly formed Southern Conference in 1922. Shortly after the end of the 1922 season in which he led Alabama to a 9–7 upset victory over Penn, head coach Scott resigned due to a case of cancer of the mouth and tongue, soon to kill him. An account of the drive to beat Penn: "Alabama came back strong in the second quarter on the back of leader Charles Bartlett.
Bartlett drove the team down the field on most notably a 22 yard run from the 27 that put the ball on the Penn 4 yard line. Pooley Hubert fumbled the ball in the endzone. Shorty Propst recovered the ball and gave Alabama the 9-7 lead that they would never give u
Lieutenant General Charles Henri Belzile CM, CMM, CD was a Canadian army officer who served as head of the Canadian Army. He is an honorary member of the Royal Military College of Canada student #H22547. Born in Trois-Pistoles, Belzile graduated from the Université de Montréal in 1953. Belzile was commissioned in The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada in 1951, he was assigned as a platoon commander in Korea. Upon his return from the Korean theatre, he assumed a number of staff and command positions including that of Adjutant with 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and staff officer at Quebec Command Headquarters in Montreal. In 1968 he was promoted lieutenant-colonel and appointed Commanding Officer, Royal 22e Régiment in Valcartier. In 1972, he was appointed Commander, Combat Arms School, at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick as a colonel, he was appointed to several high-profile positions in Canada and abroad. He commanded 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in the former Federal Republic of Germany as a brigadier-general.
As brigadier general he was Senior Canadian Officer at Headquarters, Central Army Group in Hammonds Barracks, Germany. As major-general in 1977 he took command of Canadian Forces Europe. In 1981 he was promoted lieutenant-general and appointed Commander, Mobile Command, the title under which the army was known at that time, he retired from active duty in 1986. Following his retirement from the military, he held a position of Vice-President with SNC Industrial Technologies of Le Gardeur, from 1987 to 1992. Since 1992 he has been President of CH Belzile Consultants. In 1994 he became part of a team on a study to improve the efficiency of the Irish Defence Forces, he served on the Special Commission on the Restructuring of the Canadian Forces Reserves. He was a member of the Special Advisory Group on Military Justice and Military Police Investigation Services, he was appointed Colonel Commandant of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets from 1993 to 1998. In 1998, he was appointed head of the Military Police Services Review Group.
He has served as president of the Canadian Battle of Normandy Foundation, President of the Conference of Defence Associations and as a member of the Canadian War Museum Advisory Council. Belzile died on December 5, 2016 at the age of 83. In 2000, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada, he was a recipient of the Vimy Award, which recognizes a Canadian who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the defence and security of the nation and the preservation of our democratic values. On 24 November 2001, he was appointed Honorary Grand President of The Royal Canadian Legion, he is a recipient of the French Légion d'Honneur