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  • Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications

    Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications
    Erudite and witty, Dick Cavett elevated the late-night talk show genre, going head-to-head with Johnny Carson for five years in the early 1970s. "The Dick Cavett Show," which won three Emmy awards, ended on ABC in 1975 but found new homes on PBS, then...
  • Billy Idol and 'The Powerpuff Girls' return

    "WHAT MAKES a work literature, and who gets to decide?" That is the question posited in Evgenia Peretz's big Vanity Fair take-out (take down?) of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt and her remarkably successful, massive and controversial novel...
  • Congress should decide on war in Iraq

    Congress should decide on war in Iraq
    By the spring of 1975, U.S. combat troops had been gone from Vietnam for two years. The country's long involvement there had ended, the draft had been abolished, Richard Nixon had resigned and the Americans who fought there were engaged at home in an...
  • A Hollywood history lesson ... and welcoming back Lawrence O'Donnell

    "CONTROL YOUR own destiny, or someone else will," said entrepreneur Jack Welch. PEOPLE SEND me the most fascinating things! The other day I received a wonderful photograph of Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe embracing. I love it because it is so dramatic,...
  • CNN's New Primetime Lineup Off to a Slow Ratings Start

    It's only one day, but CNN's new primetime lineup is off to a soft ratings start, as Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" on Monday finished well behind programming on competitors Fox News and MSNBC. CNN canceled former 9 p.m. series "Piers Morgan Live"...
  • Real TV news stars rush to prostitute themselves on 'House of Cards'

    Real TV news stars rush to prostitute themselves on 'House of Cards'
    What is it about TV news anchors and reporters stampeding to play themselves in fictional movies and TV shows? Do they think they don't get enough screen time doing, you know, their real jobs? This habit has blotted the reputations of TV journalists for...
  • The News Business Needs a Few Good Hypocrites

    With print news migrating to a Web environment that's as motivated by traffic as TV is by ratings, the time is fast approaching when anyone who dares criticize media excess will be immediately open to charges of hypocrisy. To that I say: Send in the...
  • Which character on 'The Simpsons' is going to be killed off?

    Which character on 'The Simpsons' is going to be killed off?
    Update: This past Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons" was thought to feature the death of a major character, but in the end it was not the death episode you were looking for. Show creators promised at the beginning of the season as much, but that episode...
  • Megyn Kelly: Soon to be killing Bill O'Reilly in Fox News ratings?

    Bill O'Reilly, you have a new contender for the cable-news throne: Megyn Kelly.  "The Kelly File" -- with former daytime host Kelly carving up the issues of the day -- delivered big returns for Fox News Channel in its second outing at 9 p.m. Tuesday,...
  • Megyn Kelly: First-night ratings crush Rachel Maddow, Piers Morgan

    Prime time seems to like Megyn Kelly just fine.  "The Kelly File," the new 9 p.m. show on Fox News Channel with the longtime network anchor, got off to a good start, grabbing 2.1 million viewers with Monday's premiere, according to Nielsen.  Those...
  • Megyn Kelly: Election-night ratings crown her queen of cable news

    Election night was very good for Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly. The host of "The Kelly File" rounded up 2.9 million total viewers during her 9 p.m. Eastern time slot, according to Nielsen. That was around the time Fox and other news organizations...