| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Here’s a holiday truism you can depend on: Put Mariah Carey anywhere near a Christmas tree, and she will bring it.
That’s what the singer did Wednesday night on NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, which...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
This year’s Grammy nominations may be as muddled as usual, but the Recording Academy sent at least one straightforward message with the picks it announced Friday night: Rock music didn’t matter in 2013.
No rock albums made the shortlist...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
There's a premium on live and special event programming these days, and NBC tapped into that in a big way last week in dominating the frame with one of its most impressive performances in years.
The Peacock, which is powered in the fall by the one-two...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Last year around this time, it was an almost ubiquitous news item in Newport Beach: the proposed boycott of the annual Christmas Boat Parade by residents who opposed a new city-imposed fee hike on their docks.
The grass-roots group Stop the Dock Tax...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:14 AM
How will Carrie Underwood fare as Maria in a live telecast of "The Sound of Music"?
That mystery propels the most unusual program this week: NBC's live telecast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at 8 p.m. Thursday. The producers stress that they're...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Investigators probing the derailment of a New York passenger train hoped to interview the engineer Monday or Tuesday as they tried to determine if speed, equipment failure or another factor caused seven cars to hurtle off the tracks, killing four...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:01 AM
A lot of TV anchors got in the Halloween spirit Thursday, from George Stephanopoulos as an astronaut on "Good Morning America," to Kelly Ripa twerking through the morning as Miley Cyrus. But no one did more to make TV viewers feel awkward than Matt...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
With Christmas season cranking up all over, one of New York City’s busiest bus tour operators will soon be offering “Holiday Lights & Movie Sites” tours of Manhattan.
The tours, which begin Nov. 29, include locations from “...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole.
“That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The morning show format doesn't lend itself to going in-depth on any one topic. It's a lot of happy chit-chat and local weather. That's what the late night talk show can do -- really drill down into the subjects that most affect our lives. "Today" host...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:38 PM
When a 90-foot Christmas tree at Fashion Island lights up for the first time Friday night, it will mark just one mega-tree in a series sparkling to life for the holidays in shopping centers throughout Southern California.
Fashion Island's white fir,...