| 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...
| May 28, 2013
At Salon, Alex Pareene asks What's Wrong with MSNBC? As MSNBC suffers from post-election indifference to politics, Fox is fine because it is one part tabloid news (Arias!) and one part right-wing anger-stoking machine. The right-wing anger-stoking machine...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Awards handed out Sunday before the evening Grammy Awards telecast sometimes set the stage for what happens during the national TV broadcast. This year, the Black Keys got the momentum rolling by having a hand in three awards early on, including rock...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 3:14 PM
The trial ended for the day with Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar challenging Rod Blagojevich’s version of why he spent so much time governing Illinois not from Springfield but from his North Side house.
Blagojevich has said part of the reason was...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:01 AM
CNN was the place to be on cable TV Wednesday night if you wanted context and perspective on President Barack Obama's prime-time address on how and when American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
In the wake of the speech, anchor Wolf Blitzer...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:18 AM
MSNBC is built on a lie, and it's one that the cable channel is never going to be able escape as long as sticks to its leftist ideological guns.
That's what I kept thinking as I watched Keith Olbermann's strange, coded, wink-wink interview with Cenk...
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malleycontinued his national media blitz Tuesday night with an appearance on MSNBC's"The Ed Show," taking the opportunity to bash former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The news media's lack of analysis regarding the policy proposals of the leading presidential candidates is disheartening. The media have relinquished their responsibilities to inform the public; instead, they have become entertainment impresarios, hailing...