With the Jackie Robinson biopic “42″ hitting movie theaters and Major League Baseball celebrating Jackie Robinson Day on Monday, April 15, the man who broke baseball’s color line at Brooklyn’s Ebbett’s Field in 1947 has come alive once again to a whole new generation of people who might not realize what Robinson or his legacy means to our lives today.
Take a trip to the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh this Valentine’s Day weekend for comedy, romance, beer tasting and music.
In case you missed the Wednesday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News here are some of the highlights.
Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.
Pau Gasol had 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, Metta World Peace scored 15 points in his return from a seven-game suspension, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets for a thrilling 96-87 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round series.
Ty Lawson scored 32 points, fellow spark plug Corey Brewer added 18 and the Denver Nuggets forced a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series with a dominating 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver’s late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been charged with felony assault resulting from an altercation with his girlfriend, according to the Houston district attorney’s office.
Metta World Peace got busy tweeting to his 324,000+ followers on Friday night: (Most recent on top) “I’m out socially right now..Lots of girls.. Just conversation.. But they scared to sit next to me.The afraid of my elbows.Not a good feeling”
The NBA lockout-shortened regular season has come to a close and the playoff teams have been decided. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.
The music has gone silent on Pittsburgh’s only jazz station. At midnight, WDUQ FM began an all-news talk format and signed off its jazz programming.
WDUQ is the home of National Public Radio programming in Pittsburgh and jazz lovers go to the station for their favorite tunes. However, a pending sale of the station should mean more NPR and more great jazz..
|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|9:00 PM||NCIS: Los Angeles|
|10:00 PM||Person of Interest|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|