Monthly Archives: March 2013

On the Tube – Week of March 25

On the Tube – Week of March 25

180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School. Courtesy: PBS

Monday:The Voice” is back with new judges. Cee Lo and Christina have turned over their swiveling chairs to Shakira and Usher in the season four premiere (NBC @ 8 p.m.). If your child attends high school, OPB’s new series “180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School” may be an eye-opening experience. The yearlong journey follows teachers and school leaders struggling to keep students on track for graduation (OPB @ 10 p.m.). Jay Leno has been taking pot shots at NBC since rumors surfaced that Jimmy Fallon would take over the show in the fall of 2014. Suddenly “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is worth watching again (NBC @ 11:30 p.m.).

Tuesday: Ellie Kemper, best known for the role of Erin on “The Office,” is showing up on “The Mindy Project” as Mindy’s ex’s ex (FOX @ 9:30 p.m.). “Cougar Town” took the leap from ABC to TBS and the show got a second shot at life. Tonight Grayson sells his old house to an elderly couple (TBS @ 10 p.m.). A rich philanthropist is found dead in her apartment on the hit show “Golden Boy” (KBNZ-CBS @ 10 p.m.).

Modern Family. Courtesy: ABC

Wednesday: The musical twists and turns on “American Idol” take the finalists from the music of the Beatles (last week) to “The Music of the Motor City” in tonight’s episode (Fox @ 8 p.m.). Claire and Cam bring in a third party when they reach an impasse on a landscaping decision on “Modern Family” (ABC @ 9 p.m.). Last month’s meteor strike in Russia is the topic on tonight’s episode of “NOVA,” as scientists hunt for debris from the 7,000-ton asteroid that broke up over the city of Chelyabinsk (OPB @ 9 p.m.).

Thursday: In “Fall to Grace,” we meet former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, who resigned from office and became a spiritual adviser to incarcerated women (HBO @ 8 p.m.). NBC is burning through episodes of “1600 Penn” as if there were no tomorrow, which may predict the possibility of a second term – sorry, second season – for President Gilchrist and his family (NBC @ 8:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.). In the season finale of “Raising Hope,” Burt learns that he’s Jewish and prepares for the bar mitzvah that he never had (FOX @ 9 p.m.).

Fashion Star: Courtesy: NBC

Friday: Catch the excitement with the HBO/Cinemax March Free Preview, which runs from Friday, March 29, through Monday, April 1. The contestants on “Fashion Star” make summertime clothes for a pool party. Not in Bend, but someplace much warmer (NBC @ 8 p.m.). Have you ever wished there was a fix for the black hole between the car seat and the center console — the place where car keys disappear forever? Watch “Shark Tank” and check out the invention everybody is begging for (ABC @ 9:01 p.m.). Skye has a serious reaction to the drug that was slipped into her drink on “Cult” (The CW @ 9 p.m.).

Saturday: Discovery reveals the “Secret Life of Money,” which is really not so secret: You have money in your wallet, you spend it and it’s gone (Discovery @ 9 p.m.). Nothing like a little real-life drama on a Saturday evening! “48 Hours” tells the story of Christopher Coleman, who was serving as head of security for televangelist Joyce Meyer when he murdered his wife and two sons (KBNZ-CBS @ 10 p.m.). Food Network star Justin Warner hits the road in search of culinary rule-breakers in “Rebel Eats.” How about bacon beer and jellyfish pasta? (Food @ 10 p.m.).

Game of Thrones. Courtesy: HBO

Sunday: OPB is taking us inside the neurotic mind of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author in “American Masters: Philip Roth: Unmasked.” Roth discusses his unliterary upbringing, his writing process and the inspiration behind his work (OPB @ 1 p.m.). The much-anticipated third season of “Game of Thrones” is back. The season premiere picks up with Samwell Tarly on the run from a White Walker. (HBO @ 9 p.m.). The contestants on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” must create and sell original, three-dimensional artwork. The Blue Man Group guest stars in tonight’s episode (NBC @ 10 p.m.).

BendBroadband Movies On Demand: Sit back and enjoy these new releases:  “Lincoln,” starring Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field (March 26); “Killing Them Softly,” with Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta (March 26); and “Parental Guidance,” starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler (March 26). Here’s the link for more On Demand movies.

You could win $500 for calling in April

We’re extending the incentive for customers to schedule a home certification this month. Just as we did last month, we are giving away $500 in cash to two lucky Sunriver area residents who call us to schedule a required home certification. All of those who call us to schedule a home certification between now and… Continue Reading

The Odds of March

Millions across the United States and thousands in Central Oregon will attempt to identify who will emerge from the annual NCAA basketball post-season tournament, appropriately dubbed March Madness, as champion through the art of bracketology. So, what are the odds of completing a perfect bracket, correctly calling the outcomes of all 63 contests?  Well, in… Continue Reading

HBO & Cinemax Free Preview

HBO & Cinemax Free Preview

We are happy to announce the HBO/Cinemax March Free Preview dates. The free four-day preview runs from Friday, March 29, through Monday, April 1 (with a technical close of 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 2) on all HBO and Cinemax channels. The free preview weekend will promote the season-three premiere of HBO’s most anticipated series, “Game of Thrones.” We also… Continue Reading

My Own Two Hands 2013

My Own Two Hands 2013

The town of Sisters is warming up for the 12th annual My Own Two Hands event April 12–13. The two-day event is a community celebration of the arts and a fundraiser for the Sisters Americana Project. “Once people see what classes like these do for the kids, they realize how important they are to maintain,”… Continue Reading


Sparked by the celebrated TED conferences worldwide, TEDxBend is our very own locally organized event featuring a dozen talks, demonstrations and performances lasting no more than 18 minutes apiece. We are  proud sponsor of TedxBend. TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TEDxBend will be held April 6 at Summit High School in… Continue Reading

Academy of Country Music Awards

Academy of Country Music Awards

The biggest names in country music will be in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, for the 48th annual “Academy of Country Music Awards.” Performers will include Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and The Band Perry. We will air the event on KBNZ-CBS for Central Oregon at 8… Continue Reading

BendBroadband Vault Welcomes New Data Sales Manager

BendBroadband Vault Welcomes New Data Sales Manager Alice Goldberg brings 20 years of technology expertise to new post   Bend, Oregon – March 20, 2013 – The BendBroadband Vault, the Northwest’s only Tier III, LEED Gold data center, is pleased to welcome Alice Goldberg to the position of Pacific Northwest sales manager. Goldberg, who will… Continue Reading