Walter Cronkite Memorial Bows in St. Joseph, Mo.

Missouri Western State University in Suddenlink-served St. Joseph this week unveiled a tribute to one of the city’s most celebrated natives. The Walter Cronkite Memorial features photos, video footage and memorabilia from the “CBS Evening News” legend’s life. A dedication Monday included a keynote address by Cronkite’s cousin and two-term mayor of Kansas City, Mo., Kay Cronkite Barnes. Walter Cronkite’s birthday was chosen for the ceremony.  He would have turned 97.

More Channels Launched in Two Texas Communities

Yesterday, we introduced more than 33 new high-definition (HD) and 19 new standard definition (SD) TV channels in Childress and Wellington, Texas.The new HD channels include: broadcast stations KAMR HD (NBC), Univision HD, KVII HD (ABC), KCIT HD (FOX) and KFDA HD (CBS), as well as ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, Fox Sports Southwest HD, Lifetime HD, Disney HD, Discovery Channel HD, Spike TV HD, Nickelodeon HD, USA HD, A&E HD, History Channel HD, VH1 HD, HGTV HD, FX HD, TLC HD, National Geographic HD, AMC HD, Syfy HD, Comedy Central HD, Animal Planet HD, Food Network HD, Bravo HD, Fox Sports 1 HD, NBC Sports Network HD, CMT HD, Travel Channel HD, MTV HD, Outdoor Channel HD and Fox Sports Plus HD.Other new digital channels in SD format include: HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Latino, More Max, Action Max, Showtime, Showtime2, Showtime Showcase, Showtime Beyond, Showtime Extreme, The Movie Channel, The Movie Channel Xtra, Starz, Encore, Encore Action, Encore Love, Encore Western, Encore Suspense and Encore Drama.

HDTV offers a widescreen format, similar to a movie theater, with distinctly sharper images and better sound quality than standard TV.

Review Site Rates 2013 Camcorders

If a new family camcorder is on your holiday wish list, it may be worth first checking out Reviewed.com’s “2013 Best of the Year Camcorder Awards.”  The site has been reviewing camcorders for more than 15 years. This new list includes 16 cameras from several brands, ranging in price from $380 to $3,000.

History to Remake ‘Roots’

Cable network History has announced plans to remake  the 1977 miniseries “Roots.” The new version will unfold in eight hours.  The original, based on Alex Haley’s book “Roots: The Saga Of An American Family,” aired over 12 hours on ABC. Deadline yesterday reported details about the new project.

History Channel is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Suddenlink, Starz Team for ‘Spartacus’ Sweepstakes

Now through Nov. 23, Suddenlink is teaming with premium cable channel Starz to offer a Spartacus  “Storm the Palace” Sweepstakes.  One lucky entrant will win a trip for two to Las Vegas, including airfare, ground transfers, a three-night stay at Caesar’s Palace, and $500 spending money. Five others will win special “Spartacus” prize packages.

Visit Suddenlink on Facebook for sweepstakes details, including official rules and an online entry form.

New On Demand: ‘White House Down’

Action drama “White House Down” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a police officer (Channing Tatum) springs into action to protect his child and the president (Jamie Foxx) from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Cartoon Net Unveils a New Kind of Superhero

The new half-hour animated series “Steven Universe” premieres tonight at 7 p.m. CT on Cartoon Network.

Steven is the proverbial “little brother” to a team of super-heroines, the Crystal Gems. He may not be as powerful, smart, or in control as his cohorts, but with the help of magic from his bellybutton, Steven finds surprising ways to save the day.

“Steven Universe” comes from the mind of Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar (“Adventure Time”).

Cartoon Network is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

More HD Channels Launched in Dallas Area

Today we introduced more than 35 new high-definition (HD) TV channels in 19 Dallas area communities: Anna, Aubrey, Balch Springs, Celina, Fate, Forney, Heath, Krum, Little Elm, McClendon-Chisholm, Melissa, Pilot Point, Prosper, Rockwall, Royse City, Sanger, Seagoville, Talty and Terrell.

The new channels include C-SPAN HD, Outdoor Channel HD, TCM HD, Headline News HD, Golf Channel HD, TV Land HD, Hallmark Channel HD, E! HD, BET HD, Disney XD HD, The Hub HD, Destination America HD, OWN HD, Investigation Discovery HD, The Science Channel HD, BBC America HD, H2 HD, Biography Channel HD, FXX HD, Oxygen HD, Fox Business Network HD, MTV2 HD, Fuse HD, SWRV HD, ESPNews HD, ESPNU HD, Fox Sports 2 HD, CBS Sports Network HD, Encore HD, Independent Film Channel HD, Sundance HD, Hallmark Movie Channel HD, HBO2 HD, HBO Family HD, HBO Latino HD and The Movie Channel HD.

HDTV offers a widescreen format, similar to a movie theater, with distinctly sharper images and better sound quality than standard TV.

C-SPAN Bus Program Marks 20 Years

The C-SPAN Bus program celebrates 20 years of community outreach today. Since Nov. 1, 1993, the network has sent high-tech buses to schools and community events as a free, fun, hands-on way to teach American history and politics.

The 2013 bus features touchscreen computers that demonstrate C-SPAN websites, including the Video Library, C-SPAN Classroom, Congressional Chronicle, and Book TV. Visitors can also take online public affairs  quizzes, learn about the network’s StudentCam contest, tune into live feeds of C-SPAN and C-SPAN2, catch new authors on Book TV, or view perspectives on American History TV on C-SPAN3.  The “C-SPAN on the Go” section offers visitors an opportunity to download C-SPAN podcasts and radio apps. The Bus is also equipped with laptops, a Smartboard, and a presentation area for group discussions.

Suddenlink has sponsored C-SPAN bus stops in several communities it serves. The next scheduled stop is in Lake Charles, La., Nov. 5.

Learn more about the C-SPAN bus and other C-SPAN outreach programs on the network’s online community page.

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Four Films are On Demand While in Theaters

Four films currently playing in theaters are also available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Keanu Reeves directs and stars in “Man of Tai Chi.” A young martial artist (Tiger Chen) possesses unparalleled Tai Chi skills that land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

In sci-fi epic “Mr. Nobody,” the last mortal in a world of immortals reviews his life at age 120. Jared Leto and Sarah Polley star.

On the night before Halloween, a woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness must protect her family from intruders in “Mischief Nights.” Noell Coet and Daniel Hugh Kelly star.

In “Big Sur,” the adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel by the same name, Jack Dulouz (Jean-Marc Barr) sojourns to a cabin owned by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Kate Bosworth and Josh Lucas also star.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.