PIERCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PIERCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pierce: CBS’ Thursday NFL games are a sure bet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204474-77/cbs-nfl-network-thursday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58204474-77/cbs-nfl-network-thursday.html.csp">Pierce: CBS’ Thursday NFL games are a sure bet</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="2014-07-22T13:15:40.209-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 01:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. There are few things in TV you can count on. Sometimes even the most anticipated new shows fall flat. However, the smart money this fall is on CBS’ “Thursday Night Football.” “This is a sure thing,” CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves said. “This is the program we know is going to work, we know is going to be on the air for many, many years on broadcast television. … This is the single best product on network television.” CBS will air half of the 16 games in the Thursday ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58204474@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:15:40 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Al Jazeera is not Arab propaganda machine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58188515-223/jazeera-news-america-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58188515-223/jazeera-news-america-think.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Al Jazeera is not Arab propaganda machine</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="2014-07-16T16:54:05.775-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words Al Jazeera America? If you think unbiased reporting from a TV news channel, you may be in the minority. If you think Middle Eastern conspiracy, you’re probably a little bit … well … um … racist. Al Jazeera is owned by the ruling family of Qatar. Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer bin Mohammed Al-Thani is the director general of the company. But is that greatly different from when Ted Turner owned CNN? Or from Rupert Murdoch and his political agen...</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> 58188515@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:54:05 MDT Pierce: Collinsworth isn’t too worried about football concussions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58184283-77/football-think-collinsworth-concussions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58184283-77/football-think-collinsworth-concussions.html.csp">Pierce: Collinsworth isn’t too worried about football concussions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:28:45.457-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. • As awareness of NFL head injuries has increased in recent years, NBC’s coverage of the game has changed, too. “Sunday Night Football” analyst Cris Collinsworth said he feels “great responsibility” to keep the issue of concussions on the radar and to make sure the NFL is giving more than “lip service” to efforts to make the game safer. NBC producer Fred Gaudelli said broadcasters are showing greater “sensitivity” when broadcasting games. “Ten or 15 years ago [when] you ...</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> 58184283@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:28:45 MDT Scott D. Pierce: He plays soccer, he’s a spy. ‘Matador’ is nuts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58172385-223/soccer-matador-orci-spy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58172385-223/soccer-matador-orci-spy.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: He plays soccer, he’s a spy. ‘Matador’ is nuts</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="2014-07-14T08:47:31.144-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Matador” is bat guano crazy. The premise of this new series (Tuesday, 7, 8 and 10 p.m., El Rey) is laughable. A guy named Tony Bravo (Gabriel Luna) is … well, let’s let executive producer/co-creator Robert Orci (“Star Trek,” “Transformers,” “Sleepy Hollow”) describe the idea “that was kicking around for years” and finally found fertile ground with Robert Rodriguez and his fledgling El Rey channel. “Suddenly, it was a natural thing for me to say, ‘What about this idea? Soccer player by day, spy...</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> 58172385@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:47:31 MDT AP Source: Pierce coming to Wizards on 2-year deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58179519-77/wizards-pierce-deal-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58179519-77/wizards-pierce-deal-million.html.csp">AP Source: Pierce coming to Wizards on 2-year deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JON KRAWCZYNSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T17:06:31.814-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Pierce turns 37 in October and isn’t quite the offensive force he was when he was leading the Boston Celtics to the championship seven years ago. The old man showed last year in Brooklyn that he still knows how to knock down a clutch shot and grind out a playoff series victory, which made the up-and-coming Washington Wizards eager to add the man known as “The Truth.” Pierce and the Wizards agreed to terms on a two-year deal on Saturday night, a person with knowledge of the agreement told Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581795192014-07-15T17:06:31.814-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T17:06:31.814-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58179519@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:06:31 MDT Pierce: Bad news for USU fans — SEC Network is struggling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158129-77/sec-network-directv-fans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158129-77/sec-network-directv-fans.html.csp">Pierce: Bad news for USU fans — SEC Network is struggling</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="2014-07-09T17:36:28.378-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah State football team opens its 2014 schedule at Tennessee, and the game will be televised on the brand-new SEC Network. It’s entirely possible that most Utahns won’t be able to see it. It’s highly likely that most Aggie fans around the country won’t, either. Despite the fact that the SEC fancies itself the biggest, baddest, best thing in college sports, the SEC Network is struggling to get distribution. Sound familiar? Like when the Mountain West Network — aka The Mtn. — struggled for s...</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> 58158129@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:28 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Utah Gov. Herbert will look bad in future docs about gay-rights movement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58134173-223/herbert-rights-future-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58134173-223/herbert-rights-future-gov.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Utah Gov. Herbert will look bad in future docs about gay-rights movement</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="2014-07-04T15:17:45.947-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 03:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert needs to watch more TV. There’s no need for him to spend his valuable time watching sitcoms, dramas or reality shows. But, clearly, he hasn’t spent enough time watching documentaries about the civil-rights movement. Two such documentaries aired in the past couple of weeks. “Freedom Summer” was the latest in a series of outstanding programs on PBS. And CNN’s “The Sixties” included the riveting two-hour episode “The Long March to Freedom.” Neither documentary made any effor...</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> 58134173@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:17:45 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Television keeps athletes honest — except for Luis Suarez http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58132838-77/suarez-video-suh-television.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58132838-77/suarez-video-suh-television.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Television keeps athletes honest — except for Luis Suarez</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="2014-07-02T17:19:05.927-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s 2014, and you’d think that word would have gotten out to pro athletes that their games are televised. You’d think that Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suarez would have realized that when he bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in World Cup play, it would be caught by the cameras. You’d think that, with clear video evidence of his wrongdoing, no one would try to defend his actions. You’d be wrong about that. Suarez continues to enjoy the support of not just his coach and his teammates, but seemingly...</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> 58132838@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:19:05 MDT Hiker dies from fall at Snowbird http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58125325-78/hansen-pierce-snowbird-meeting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58125325-78/hansen-pierce-snowbird-meeting.html.csp">Hiker dies from fall at Snowbird</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="2014-06-28T14:57:13.061-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Illinois man fell to his death Wednesday near Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. William Pierce, 64, came to the Salt Lake City area for a business meeting earlier this week. On Wednesday, the day before the meeting, he went for a hike from the resort and, at 7:44 p.m., sent a picture of where he was to his wife, said Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen. “That was the last anybody had heard from him,” Hansen said. After Pierce failed to make the meeting Thursday or his return flight, his family...</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> 58125325@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:57:13 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘Last Ship’ is way cool and sort of scary, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58060705-223/ship-navy-scott-aboard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58060705-223/ship-navy-scott-aboard.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘Last Ship’ is way cool and sort of scary, too</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="2014-06-18T18:28:10.843-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 06:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The biggest star in TNT’s new action/drama “The Last Ship” isn’t human. It’s the ship itself. That’s not a slam at any of the actors. The ship is really, really cool. The premise of “The Last Ship” is the darkest thing we’ve seen in a TV series since the “Battlestar Galactica” reboot. A deadly plague has been unleashed and, in a matter of weeks, has wiped out most of the world’s population. Captain Tom Chandler (Eric Dane, “Grey’s Anatomy”) and the crew of the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James...</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> 58060705@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:28:10 MDT Pierce: Real Salt Lake coach yells at the TV, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58079076-77/cassar-coach-soccer-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58079076-77/cassar-coach-soccer-lake.html.csp">Pierce: Real Salt Lake coach yells at the TV, too</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="2014-06-17T23:25:02.983-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Clint Dempsey put the U.S. Men’s National Team up 29 seconds into Monday’s World Cup opener against Ghana, Jeff Cassar was among millions of Americans who jumped to his feet and cheered. Real Salt Lake’s head coach is a soccer fan. And he’s a fan of watching soccer on television. “I love it,” Cassar said. “And I really enjoy watching people I know.” Including RSL captain Kyle Beckerman, who not only started for the USMNT on Monday but played all 90-plus minutes. RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando...</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> 58079076@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:25:02 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Is it about time for a new ‘Star Trek’ series? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58056921-223/trek-star-series-episodes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58056921-223/trek-star-series-episodes.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Is it about time for a new ‘Star Trek’ series?</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="2014-06-16T10:16:59.594-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 10:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bad news, fellow Trekkers. The rumors that CBS and Netflix are developing a new “Star Trek” turned out to be exactly that — rumors. This should come as no surprise. You should never get caught up in TV rumors until a pilot has been produced and bought by a network. Or online streaming service. But aren’t we sort of past due for a “Star Trek” TV series? It’s been nine years since the end of “Star Trek: Enterprise.” That’s the longest we’ve been without a “Trek” series since the the 13-year gap b...</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> 58056921@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:16:59 MDT Pierce: ESPN’s World Cup coverage isn’t all about the USA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58036329-77/cup-team-espn-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58036329-77/cup-team-espn-million.html.csp">Pierce: ESPN’s World Cup coverage isn’t all about the USA</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T22:12:02.759-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When NBC covers an Olympics, it’s largely about the American team. When ESPN covers the World Cup, it’s about every team. Clearly, part of that is because Americans do better at the Olympics. The best finish in World Cup play for the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) was third — in 1930. And ESPN isn’t expecting any miracles in 2014. “The U.S. team has done quite well,” said Jed Drake, ESPN’s senior vice president and executive producer of event production. “We are excited about how far they wi...</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> 58036329@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:12:02 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Can ‘Power’ join list of TV’s top 8 mob shows? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58027719-223/power-series-drug-list.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58027719-223/power-series-drug-list.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Can ‘Power’ join list of TV’s top 8 mob shows?</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="2014-06-06T16:36:29.802-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Starz has “Power.” But this new gangster series hasn’t got a whole lot of its own energy. The series centers on James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a New York drug dealer who yearns to go straight and sees his new, ultrahip nightclub as the way to do that. But he’s got a ruthless drug lord (Enrique Murciano), a brutal henchman (Joseph Sikora) and an avaricious wife (Naturi Naughton) standing in his way. And a major effort by the FBI to bring down the ruthless drug lord may catch Ghost i...</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> 58027719@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:36:29 MDT Scott D. Pierce: TV critic sort of insults noisy puppet chicken http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58007224-223/chica-hosts-squeaking-puppet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58007224-223/chica-hosts-squeaking-puppet.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: TV critic sort of insults noisy puppet chicken</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="2014-06-02T16:46:12.342-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you have very small children and a cable/satellite TV subscription, you may have come upon “The Sunny Side Up Show” on Sprout. Sprout is a channel aimed at toddlers. And “The Sunny Side Up Show” is a three-hour block of programming that airs seven days a week — and is co-hosted by a Chica, a chicken puppet that squeaks. A lot. A whole lot. Pretty much endlessly, or so it seems to adult ears. In a presentation to TV critics a few months ago, the show’s human hosts were joined by Chica. Chic...</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> 58007224@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:46:12 MDT Pierce: Oh, no! Fox has the World Cup four years from now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57993017-77/cup-fox-wynalda-johnson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57993017-77/cup-fox-wynalda-johnson.html.csp">Pierce: Oh, no! Fox has the World Cup four years from now</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-29T09:20:08.191-06:00">Updated May 29, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s still four years away, but the prospect of Fox Sports telecasting the 2018 World Cup is sort of horrifying. That’s because Fox Sports’ lead soccer announcers, Gus Johnson and Eric Wynalda, are dreadful. Over the past couple of weeks, their performance in both the FA Cup final and the UEFA Champions League final was terrible. Johnson’s major contribution was to scream when goals were scored. Wynalda seemed shockingly disinterested and disengaged, which resulted in numerous occasions when his...</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> 57993017@www.sltrib.com Thu, 29 May 2014 09:20:08 MDT