| Jul 2, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Several high-profile news stories, including the Boston Marathon bombing, Edward Snowden's national security leaks, the conclusion of the Jodi Arias trial and the beginning of the George Zimmerman trial, lifted ratings at Fox News, CNN and HLN....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:35 PM
One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move.
Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:17 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:41 AM
We've been making the case for years that the proper approach to Social Security is to expand it -- increase benefits and bring more people into its embrace, including college-age survivors of deceased workers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has now made...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Gun-control opponents, take heart: "Piers Morgan Live" is about to get its barrel cleaned by CNN.
The 9 p.m. interview show hosted by the British-born Morgan — an outspoken and controversial champion of gun control — will be canceled as soon...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Alec Baldwin says he's leaving public life, delivering that news in a very public way with a lengthy missive in Monday's New York magazine.
"I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media — but this is the last...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Piers Morgan out, Ronan Farrow in.
On Sunday, CNN confirmed that "Piers Morgan Live" will be ending next month, proving that a large Twitter following and pedigree of minor non-journalistic celebrity (though a former editor, Morgan, 48, was mostly known...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation.
Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...
| Jul 9, 2013
The Television Critics Association (TCA) announced that Comedy Central stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, from the hit sketch comedy show Key & Peele, will co-host the 29th Annual TCA Awards Aug. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, an invite-only...
| Jan 10, 2014
Create a massive traffic tie-up in September to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing a Republican gubernatorial candidate? That's the allegation against members of Chris Christie's inner circle, even though it sounds like an over-the-top response...