May 15, 2021


What ‘Ellen’ ending says about the changing TV business

The announcement that Ellen DeGeneres will wrap up her long-running daytime talk show in 2022 is another step toward the end of television as viewers once knew it.

Telepictures, the WarnerMedia unit that distributes “Ellen” to TV stations across the country, has no plans as of now to offer a successor to the program, which has been a staple of daytime lineups since 2003.

The last time Telepictures prepared for a possible DeGeneres departure several years ago, the company was out gauging interest in a replacement program with Drew Barrymore as host. (DeGeneres ended up signing a new deal and

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Long-time Tucson business development leader, Ellen Kirton, dies | Business News

Ellen Kirton helped Tucson entrepreneurs start and expand their businesses. She’s shown with one of her clients, Ray Montoya of Engineering and Environmental Consultants, in 2015.

Ellen Kirton, longtime director of the Pima Community College Small Business Development Center, died Sunday after complications from an illness.

After a long career in banking, Kirton became director of the Pima County SBDC in 2012.

The SBDC joined Pima Community College’s Workforce Development Division in 2016.

“Through her work assisting and inspiring entrepreneurs in starting, growing and expanding their small businesses, Ellen created a lasting economic

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