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(From TV programming) Normal high-usage hours on a time-sharing system; the day shift. Avoidance of prime time was traditionally given as a major reason for night mode hacking. The rise of the personal workstation has rendered this term, along with time-sharing itself, almost obsolete. The hackish tendency to late-night hacking runs has changed not a bit.
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FCC commissioner Gloria Tristani issued a press release saying she would participate in a two-week "brownout" to protest the lack of Hispanics on primetime television. "By participating in the brownout, I add my voice to my fellow Hispanics who say that television can and should reflect the diversity of America."
Interestingly, I'm of a generation who spent their childhood watching obese comedians smoking, drinking the expense of women on primetime television to entertain us.
"We want a Francewhere one can live in dignity through one's work and on this we have gone too slowly," Macron said on primetime television.
The best shows in primetime television will be honored Monday night in Los Angeles.
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Policies include a ban on adverts for junk food, sweets and sugary drinks on primetime television shows such as X Factor, Hollyoaks and Britain's Got Talent.
Ms Tariq said women do not get the same level of representation as men, giving the example of primetime television talk shows, where the majority of participants and featured analysts and experts tend to be men.
The blueprint for the CHR series calls for eight meetings across as many weeks, with a two-and-a-half-hour primetime television slot.
"There are now more than 400 scripted primetime television shows, new locations for documentary television, a flood of podcasts and a wealth of quality digital storytelling" Jones says.
The president's address to both chambers of Congress and a primetime television audience was meant to both shape his legacy and put his imprint squarely on the race to succeed him.
The introductory and concluding chapters include discussion of primetime television series, particularly 24 and Monk.