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Connections: Reviving Hollywood Franchises

Hollywood is reviving three franchises this year. Their track record makes them a guaranteed financial success, but is it what fans want? Star Wars, X Files, and Full House are coming back in some fashion, with new stories based on the old characters. Even Han Solo and Chewbacca are back. Our panel debates whether these are good moves:

  • Christopher Frank, organizer of local sci-fi convention "Flower City Comic Con"
  • Mike DiGiorgio, executive producer of 13WHAM News This Morning
  • Jack Garner, Film Critic and Author 
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.