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Parking will be restricted on Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Sycamore Streets in downtown Cincinnati Wednesday Jan. 16 to accommodate crews and equipment for filming Dry Run starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway.

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No better way to remember Cincinnati TV entertainer Bob Braun on the anniversary of his death than to enjoy this 1984 Bob Braun Show clip when Columbus zookeeper Jack Hanna let goats run wild through the WLWT-TV studio while singer David Cassidy looked on.  

Braun died on Jan. 15, 2001, at age 71.

With Braun's live noon show, you never knew what could happen… or who would show up. Braun hosted a live weekday noon variety show on WLWT-TV from 1967 to 1984, taking over from the legendary Ruth Lyons.

Update 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11:  Filming starts Monday for Dry Run on Hamilton's Park Avenue, the Journal-News reports.

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Comedian-director Andre Hyland is on a roll. He directed the TruTV series returning Wednesday Jan. 9, appears in two films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, and wants to shoot a feature film here.

WLWT-TV viewers will see a new meteorologist in a few weeks, and a morning breaking news anchor in a few months.

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With WLWT-TV news anchors Sheree Paolello and Mike Dardis announcing their engagement, I asked married morning radio hosts Chris O'Brien and Janeen Coyle to provide some advice for a long, happy marriage.

In the process, I inspired their song parody, The News 5 Bunch, adapted from TV's iconic blended family, The Brady Bunch. In less than 15 hours, it was on the air.

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Being a 25-year TV veteran, Mike Dardis certainly knows about TV's revolving door. After all, he became Sheree Paolello's fourth co-anchor in three years when hired by WLWT-TV from Seattle in 2012.

But after Channel 5 offered him his second contract renewal, Dardis figured he was here to stay for a long while – and could take the risk of dating his co-anchor.

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Sorry, it wasn't you. The winner of HGTV's remodeled Dutch Colonial Revival "Urban Oasis Giveaway" home in Oakley is Lois Anderson of Detroit.

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Ken Broo claims to be the only guy to hit the Cincinnati TV trifecta – reporting and anchoring at Channels 5, 9 and 12.

Some might not remember that he was the Bengals second radio play-by-play guy, following legendary original Bengals voice Phil Samp.

Or that he first came to town in 1977 as morning sports reporter for Jim Scott's WSAI-AM morning show – and moonlighted evenings as the first public address announcer at the new Riverfront Coliseum (now US Bank Arena) for the WHA Cincinnati Stingers games.

It's been quite a ride for Broo, who anchors his final TV sportscast at 11 p.m. on WCPO-TV on Sunday, Dec. 30.

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"Lots of extras" are needed for Cincinnati's next movie production to be directed by Todd Haynes, a Golden Globes nominee for Cate Blanchett's Carol filmed here in 2014.

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Update Monday, Jan. 7: The deadline to register for StoryCorps' One Small Step recordings at Miami University Regional campuses has been extended through Sunday, Jan. 13.

The Peabody Award-winning oral history project is doing a "special initiative" matching a conservative and a liberal for recorded conversations in an effort for both sides to better understand each other's point of view.

"We had far more liberal folks sign up than conservatives, so in order to match up people, StoryCorps gave us another week for people to register to participate in February," says Claire Wagner, Miami University News and Communications director. A registration link is in the story below.

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Another year down the tubes! Here's a look at 2018 TV/media/radio/movie stories from A to Z:

A is for comedian Harry Anderson, star of NBC's Night Court and CBS' Dave's World, who died in April at 65. We've lost a lot of classic TV stars in 2018: actress-director Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley), Bill Daily (Bob Newhart Show, I Dream Of Jeannie), Robert Guilliame (Benson), David Ogden Stiers (M*A*S*H), John Mahoney (Frasier), Rose Marie (Dick Van Dyke Show), Charlotte Rae (Facts of Life), Monty Hall (Let's Make A Deal) and Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle, USMC).

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Want to spend Christmas with your old TV friends?

Here's my guide to classic Christmas episodes with Ross, Rachel, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, Lucy, Seinfeld, Sheldon and Dr. Bob Hartley and Dr. Johnny Fever.

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What a great Christmas present from Lance McAlister: He'll interview Bob Trumpy, the father of Cincinnati's sports talk radio format, on WLW-AM's Sports Talk 6 p.m. Monday.

Trumpy, the former Bengals tight end, will talk about his broadcasting career in a 90-minute show recorded this week with McAlister. He quit WLW-AM's Sports Talk in 1990 to work full-time for NBC Sports on football, golf and Olympics telecasts.

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Reporter Tom McKee and sportscaster Ken Broo -- who roomed together as WCPO-TV interns in the summer of 1973 -- will both retire this month from Channel 9.

Together they've spent 67 years on Cincinnati television – 40 for McKee and 27 for Broo.

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Thirty years? Really? Lisa Cooney has been living on the air at WLWT-TV since 1988, mostly as a morning news co-anchor on what was the city's top-rated morning newscast during November sweeps.

"I love the camaraderie among the team in the mornings. We are a different breed. We come in the night before or in the middle of the night," says Cooney, a Northern Kentucky native.

Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the new host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.

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Jason Momoa's Aquaman, opening Friday, Dec. 21, reminds me of Patrick Duffy's similar  Man From Atlantis on NBC more than 30 years ago, the first TV series for the future Dallas star.

Duffy played Mark Harris, the lone survivor of the legendary sunken continent of Atlantis. He could breathe underwater, swimming with his webbed hands.

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Tuesday, Dec. 11 update:  Visitation for Allan White will be 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, immediately prior to his funeral Mass at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. Elizabeth Foundation, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, Ky., 41017.

From his obituary: "He is a model member of what is often called America's "Greatest Generation."

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Caitlin Steininger's prayers weren't answered, she told Bravo viewers after being eliminated in the Top Chef season 16 premiere telecast Thursday night.

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