PIERCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PIERCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Scott D. Pierce: Headline_here http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826970-223/colbert-reilly-percent-late.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826970-223/colbert-reilly-percent-late.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Headline_here</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T01:01:02.64-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conservative TV host Bill O’Reilly is making it crystal clear what he thinks of the people who watch his show. He thinks you’re idiots. Just listen to what he’s been saying about “Late Show” host-in-waiting Stephen Colbert, and that’s absolutely clear. O’Reilly thinks you’re too dumb to understand satire. That you’re so simple-minded you don’t get that Colbert has been playing a character, satirizing right-wing TV hosts like O’Reilly since “The Colbert Report” debuted in October 2005. Or, worse...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826970@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Scott D. Pierce: No, ‘Mad Men’ is not the greatest show ever http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57792121-223/mad-less-episodes-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57792121-223/mad-less-episodes-season.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: No, ‘Mad Men’ is not the greatest show ever</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T17:15:14.239-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At the risk of committing TV heresy, “Mad Men” is not the greatest thing ever to hit the small screen. Don’t get me wrong. I like it. And it’s been more or less fascinating to see the characters develop — or not develop — over the 78 episodes of the first six seasons. But, while folks like me who write about TV have gone more-or-less gaga over “Mad Men” at times, while the Emmys have dumped more than their share of awards on Don Draper & Co., the series is not without flaws. Not the least of wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792121@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:15:14 MDT Pierce: Jim Nantz says TV rules are different at The Masters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787655-77/masters-nantz-cbs-augusta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787655-77/masters-nantz-cbs-augusta.html.csp">Pierce: Jim Nantz says TV rules are different at The Masters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T21:59:38.743-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Nantz feels a special responsibility as the host of CBS’ coverage of The Masters. The one-time KSL sportscaster is no newcomer to Augusta. This year marks his 29th as CBS’ lead sportscaster at golf’s biggest event. But, he said, he learned something interviewing his broadcast partner, three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo, for a documentary that will air before the final round. (“Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta: Nick Faldo at the Masters” airs Sunday at 11 a.m. on Ch. 2.) “He said that wheneve...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787655@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:59:38 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Final Four semis on cable? Oh, the horror! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753953-77/cbs-sports-game-cable.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753953-77/cbs-sports-game-cable.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Final Four semis on cable? Oh, the horror!</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T23:27:09.374-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The semifinals of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are about to go where they’ve never gone before — to cable. Saturday’s semifinals will air on TBS (with simultaneous “fancasts” on TNT and truTV). Monday’s championship game will air on CBS, as usual. There will be fans who sit down on Saturday afternoon to watch Connecticut-Florida and Kentucky-Wisconsin and get ticked off when they can’t find the game. TV viewers are creatures of habit, and the Final Four has been on CBS for 32 years. No,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753953@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:27:09 MDT ’20s Salt Lake City police shooting left severed spine and suicide in its wake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57723562-224/pierce-police-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57723562-224/pierce-police-lake-salt.html.csp">’20s Salt Lake City police shooting left severed spine and suicide in its wake</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T12:58:21.48-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 12:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wednesday marks 91 years since a dark chapter in Salt Lake City police history, involving a severed spine, firing squad and suicide. On Nov. 27, 1922, Sgt. Nephi Pierce and Officer George Watson were patrolling on foot near 525 S. Main Street. Shortly after midnight, they found and started questioning two men who matched the descriptions of a pair of robbery suspects — when one of the men drew a handgun. Pierce ran for cover behind a tree, but a suspect shot him, severing his spine, according to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57723562@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:58:21 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘American Dream Builders’ is an absolute nightmare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57694103-223/builders-dream-american-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57694103-223/builders-dream-american-team.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘American Dream Builders’ is an absolute nightmare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T11:51:34.071-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NBC’s “American Dream Builders” is a home-improvement/reality competition show that tries to be all things to all people and ends up being a misbegotten mess. It’s sort of like a Victorian mansion with a midcentury modern wing. And, while the original house is filled with sweet people, the addition is populated by unpleasant jerks screaming at each other. “American Dream Builder” is a ripoff of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” with contestants who act as if they’re on “Hell’s Kitchen.” NBC’s n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57694103@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:51:34 MDT Pierce: Final Four will feature home-town telecasts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697764-77/turner-byu-cbs-fans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697764-77/turner-byu-cbs-fans.html.csp">Pierce: Final Four will feature home-town telecasts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T23:48:24.474-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Would you like to hear Carl Arky and Dutch Belnap telecast an NCAA men’s basketball tournament semifinal featuring Weber State on a national cable network? How about Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler doing the same for BYU? Or would Cougar fans rather hear the voices of Greg Wrubel and Mark Durrant on TNT or truTV? It might be worth rooting for BYU just to see the TV and radio guys battle it out. Clearly, none of this is going to happen. It would take more than a miracle for Weber State or BYU to m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697764@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Putin makes it harder to root for ‘Americans’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57637679-223/americans-easier-soviet-elizabeth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57637679-223/americans-easier-soviet-elizabeth.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Putin makes it harder to root for ‘Americans’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T09:38:50.933-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The premise of “The Americans” has always been sort of a tough sell. Viewers are asked to identify with a pair of Soviet spies operating in early 1980s Washington, D.C. But when the show premiered in January 2013, it was easier to look at the USSR as a relic of the past. Russia was our economic partner, to some extent, and we 13 months away from the Sochi Olympics — a huge symbol of the “New Russia.” Well, the New Russia looks a whole lot like the Old Soviet Union these days, what with Preside...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57637679@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:38:50 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Weekend Update sort of moving to ‘Late Night’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57575723-223/meyers-jokes-late-update.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57575723-223/meyers-jokes-late-update.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Weekend Update sort of moving to ‘Late Night’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T20:13:51.029-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 08:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No one anchored the Weekend Update segments of “Saturday Night Live” as long as Seth Meyers did — a total of almost eight full seasons. And you can expect Meyers to do more of the same when he takes over as host of “Late Night” on Monday (11:35 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). Well, sort of. “I don’t think we’ll try to do a version of Weekend Update, but I think there will probably be elements of our show that steal a little from it,” Meyers said, adding, “I don’t know if ‘steal’ is the right word.” “It will...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57575723@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:13:51 MDT Early hockey and a taped Closing Ceremony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57574950-77/gold-nbc-final-hockey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57574950-77/gold-nbc-final-hockey.html.csp">Early hockey and a taped Closing Ceremony</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T21:44:16.49-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We’ve reached the final day of the Sochi Games, and there are still a few gold medals on the line. By the time you get up on Sunday morning, chances are the men’s hockey gold will have been decided. NBC is broadcasting the game live in all time zones, but that’s 4:30 a.m. MST. The network will have taped highlights of the Closing Ceremony in prime time. And, no, it won’t be streaming that event live during the day. NBC DAYTIME • 4:30-8 a.m. (live): Men’s hockey gold medal final/Canada vs. Swed...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574950@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:44:16 MDT Steve Luhm: Boston’s Ainge robbed Brooklyn in Garnett-Pierce trade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57580496-77/garnett-pierce-brooklyn-ainge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57580496-77/garnett-pierce-brooklyn-ainge.html.csp">Steve Luhm: Boston’s Ainge robbed Brooklyn in Garnett-Pierce trade</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T23:07:25.973-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 11:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I wonder how Danny Ainge sleeps at night. Ainge is the president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, who, last summer, engineered one of the greatest robberies in NBA history. In a blockbuster trade, Ainge sent former All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce — along with Jason Terry and throw-in D.J. White — to Brooklyn for only slightly less than the gross national product of Russia. Boston received five players in the deal, topped by competent Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries. Mo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57580496@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 23:07:25 MDT