| Apr 12, 2011
| 12:01 PM
WASHINGTON — With the country at war for nearly a decade, the president and first lady today unveiled a new campaign called "Joining Forces," to enlist all segments of society in helping service members and their families.
President Obama said...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Apr 30, 2011
My favorite Daley moment came on a beautiful summer day during the 1996 Democratic National Convention.
The mayor and his wife paid a courtesy call at a lunchtime reception hosted by NBC's Tom Brokaw and PBS' Jim Lehrer at the Tavern Club. Seeing the...
| May 8, 2011
Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
| May 9, 2011
| 9:47 PM
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage.
Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:58 PM
Santa didn't get run over by his reindeer, but he appears to have had a dust-up with an F-104 jet, in an elaborate Christmas display on Tom and Alice Blair's farm in St. Michaels.
The tableau depicts the aftermath of a midair collision involving Santa'...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Originally released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Lee's enduringly popular novel, this documentary compiles comments by many notables about the impact they felt from the story of Southern lawyer Atticus Finch and his handling...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also studies public...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Many of those specials begin this week, and I've tried...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:02 PM
She was a movie star from the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood celebrating life in her eighth decade. I was a 30-something former network TV producer writing a column for the Daily Pilot.
It was an unlikely alliance, but in spite of the obvious...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:25 PM
NBC News used to be very good at handling major on-air change. The passing of the baton from Tom Brokaw to Brian Williams was textbook for how it should be done. But what NBC News President Steve Capus and his lieutenants are doing to Ann Curry as they ...