Morning Headlines for 6/3/13

New York PBS Station Criticizes Reality TV with Fake Subway Ads
A series of new posters that chides the state of modern television has begun appearing in subways throughout New York City this week. The prints, distributed by Thirteen, a local PBS station, advertise outlandish, fake shows with names like Knitting Wars and Bayou Eskimos alongside the biting tagline, “The fact that you thought this was a real show says a lot about the state of TV.” [Entertainment Weekly]

Jean Stapleton, TV's Edith Bunker, Dies At 90
Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker's far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV's groundbreaking 1970s comedy "All in the Family," has died. She was 90. Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family, her children said Saturday. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Nexstar Taps Syndicaster For Online Video
The broadcaster will roll out the Syndicaster platform for online video at its 61 television station in 41 markets. The move is a sign that Nexstar plans to be more aggressive with digital video. “They’re looking at live streaming original content that they’re not putting on TV,” says Ion Puspurica of Critical Media. [NetNewsCheck]


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