Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Q&A: Xxxxxxxxx hed here

Amy Winehouse sings You Know I’m No Good from the Secret Diary of a Call Girl series.

Getty Images (2008)

Amy Winehouse sings You Know I’m No Good from the Secret Diary of a Call Girl series.

Behind that 'Secret Diary' song

Who sings the song and what is the name of it as the Showtime series Secret Diary of a Call Girl is coming on?

That's Amy Winehouse's You Know I'm No Good. And, while things have gone bad for Winehouse, it's a very good song, on her CD Back to Black, which has sold more than 11 million copies

Tune in Sunday to 'Army Wives'

Do you know if Army Wives will be coming back, or has it been canceled?

The Lifetime series begins its third season on Sunday at 10 p.m., and it has been confirmed there will be a fourth season in 2010.

Match wits with '5th Grader'

Can you please tell me if Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader will be back on? It was such a delightful show.

It is due back on July 3 at 8 p.m.

A new season of 'Burn Notice'

Please tell us the status of Burn Notice. What happened to it? When does the new season begin?

The new season begins Thursday on USA Network; it will now air Thursdays at 9 p.m. As for what happened to it, cable series often make shorter individual seasons than successful broadcast-TV shows, so they seem to arrive and disappear quickly.

Digital TV bill drivers

Every congressional bill has a driver behind it. Who were the drivers behind the digital TV bill?

The primary sponsors of the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 were Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, and then-Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska. The final passage of the law came as part of a budget bill sponsored by Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H.

The main, stated goal of the legislation was to force TV broadcasters to shift to digital service, freeing up a prime spectrum of the public airwaves for use by public safety agencies, which were seeking frequencies that would allow them to more easily communicate with one another.

But the conversion carries a price: Millions of U.S. households still have analog televisions that pick up broadcasts over antenna, as opposed to cable or satellite transmission, and will need to either replace their sets or buy converter boxes to translate the digital signal.

The bill sought to subsidize the cost by allocating some $3 billion to be raised by auctioning another section of the freed-up spectrum to companies seeking more bandwidth for broadband services. It set a Feb. 17, 2009, deadline for the conversion. But earlier this year, the Obama administration said funding for the conversion was inadequate, and the deadline was extended to June 12.

Q&A: Xxxxxxxxx hed here 06/01/09 [Last modified: Monday, June 1, 2009 4:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. How did Florida National Guard miss soldier's neo-Nazi leanings?

    Military

    Brandon Russell, a private first class assigned to Company C of the 53rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion in Pinellas Park, has been in the Florida National Guard since February, 2016.

    Brandon Russell, 21, of Tampa, is a Florida National Guardsman accused in a federal complaint of illegal possession of explosives. [From YouTube]
  2. New stores coming to Tyrone Square Mall, like Bath & Body Works

    Retail

    Tyrone Square Mall will welcome a half dozen new stores, like Bath & Body Works and MidiCi's The Neapolitan Pizza Company, this summer.

  3. Wilson Ramos feeling good and confident, eyeing late June return to Rays

    Blogs

    Sitting on the bench in the Rays dugout in his full catcher's gear, Wilson Ramos talked excitedly Tuesday about the progress in his recovery from right knee surgery and the potential to be back in the major leagues by this time next month.

    "I feel like a player right now,'' Ramos said.

    Wilson Ramos is aiming to be back with the Rays by this time next month.
  4. Hernando teacher faces sexual battery charges

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE — Deputies arrested a teacher on charges of sexual battery Tuesday, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said.

  5. Drought forces tougher watering restrictions on Tampa Bay

    Water

    Homeowners in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties will be limited to watering their lawns only once a week under new, tighter watering restrictions imposed Tuesday by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

    A fallen pine tree burns and smolders in a section of pine flatwoods earlier this month in the Starkey Wilderness Preserve in Pasco County. Drought conditions have helped spark wildfires across the state. Now homeowners in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties will face tighter watering restrictions imposed Tuesday by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]