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Csi: Miami

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A decent brand name goes a long way in television, as evidenced by the four-decade success of the Star Trek franchise. Along with syndication, most TV series these days are planned with merchandise-able characters and spin-offs in mind.

Sunday, 25 July, 2010, 12:00am

Crime pays for father of formula franchise

Twelve years ago, Anthony Zuiker was earning US$8 an hour as a train driver at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. Today, the 39-year old TV producer is at the helm of one of the most lucrative series franchises in television history, CSI, which now comprises three different shows, each with huge international followings.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

He's on the case

Somehow, it's not too much of a surprise to discover that George Eads is from Texas. The 40-year-old actor, one of the lead characters on the top-rated CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, does, after all, have a bit of a swagger.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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The finger of fame is, indeed, a fickle one. Just ask Steve Guttenberg, Corey Haim or Macaulay Culkin. One minute they're the toast of Tinseltown, on every guest list worth its glitz, and fawned over by industry types from Sunset Boulevard to Broadway. The next, they're the subject of 'where are they now' specials on E!

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Hi-tech forensics helps criminals outwit police

TV shows such as CSI give felons better tips than they would get in prison

Crash, the Oscar-winning film about racial tension in Los Angeles, captures the dilemma perfectly.

9 May 2006 - 12:00am

CSI tipping the scales of justice

Imette St Guillen's dream was to be a crime scene investigator, just like the forensic experts she loved to watch as they solved the difficult cases on popular TV shows such as Law and Order and CSI.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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It may be fiction, but CSI has arguably exerted more influence on the viewing public than any documentary ever has. Compelling evidence of this comes in the form of 'the CSI effect', a curious phenomenon identified last year.

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

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Question: which TV genre now prominently features the line, 'Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God?' Horror? Nope. Mystery? Nope. (Normally the character doesn't survive long enough to say 'Oh my God!' three times.) Comedy? Well, yes, but that's not quite the answer I am looking for.

Answer: home makeover shows.

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Customs patrols Rotterdam docks as the anti-terror operation expands

United States Customs personnel have begun patrolling Rotterdam docks in line with Washington's new Customs Security Initiative (CSI), making the Netherlands the overseas testing ground for the new anti-terror regime.

30 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Two key pieces hold up logistics development strategy

As the Logistics Development Council nears its first anniversary, there are two initiatives pending which, while not directly under its purview, will greatly influence Hong Kong's emerging maritime trade strategy.

27 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

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