| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:30 AM
A scripted eight-part miniseries from a subdivision of ABC News, "The Assets" is an unexpectedly good placeholder for regular time-period-occupant "Scandal," if perhaps a little too slow-going to connect with that show's "OMG TV" crowd. Detailing the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Everything and nothing happens over the course of Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." Filmed in sequence across 12 years, this unprecedented experiment in long-term storytelling attempts to capture child actor Ellar Coltrane's coming-of-age on camera, while...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:09 AM
In a New York Times story about the firing of Yahoo chief operating officer Henrique de Castro, there appears the following passage:
"In the end, the whole misadventure might not matter unless [Yahoo CEO Marissa] Mayer is able to redirect the company...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Could the second time be the charm? "The Queen Latifah Show," the freshman syndicated talker from Sony Pictures Television, has been renewed for a second season on CBS stations.
At a time when just about everyone is entering the daytime talk show arena,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — You won't find Apple, Facebook or Microsoft exhibiting at CES — at least not officially — but Pizza Hut, Ford and Schwinn are here.
The annual consumer electronics confab used to be the premier gathering place for the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Katie Couric probably meant well when she invited "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox and model Carmen Carrera on her eponymous talk show to discuss transgender-specific issues.
After all, transgender women — actual trans women, not...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Katie Couric, in her debut as Yahoo's global anchor, took an inside-the-Beltway track with a sit-down interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Gates is promoting his new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," a tome about his tours...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Long before "lean in" became a rallying cry for professional women of America, there was "Murphy Brown."
In fall 1988, the sitcom about a brash, unmarried, fortysomething news anchor and recovering alcoholic premiered on CBS. Though it was slow to build...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Jay Leno has for years, despite a wide array of competition, kept NBC with the largest portion of the increasingly splintered latenight audience. Could he do something similar for CNN?
Speculation has erupted, as it often does in these sorts of...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Two days after a federal judge ruled that the National Security Agency’s mass collection of telephone records probably violated the Constitution, a task force has suggested changes in the program. Quick take: Its suggestion that the so-called...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Is Katie Couric cutting the TV cord? Yahoo officially announced Monday that Couric is joining its ranks as its “global anchor.”
After more than three decades on the air as a journalist and talk show hostess, the 56-year-old will now add...