| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before asking for Fridays off in the summer.
The Skinny: Wouldn't it be great if we got Fridays off in July and August? Let's get a bill passed! In the meantime, Friday's headlines include the weekend box-office preview and reviews...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Cable pioneer John Malone, chairman of Liberty Media, hasn't been shy about advocating for more consolidation in the pay-TV space.
Last week, at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Malone suggested that satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before sending a check to Detroit.
The Skinny: Although I consider D.C. home, I was actually born and spent my early youth drinking pop (what you folks call soda) in Detroit and am saddened by Motor City's filing for bankruptcy. At...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Glenn Britt, an architect of the modern pay-television industry, is stepping down as chairman and chief executive of Time Warner Cable at the end of the year.
Succeeding Britt is Robert Marcus, the longtime No. 2 executive at Time Warner Cable, which is...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before wishing Mick Jagger a happy birthday.
The Skinny: Mick Jagger is 70 today. Not sure how to feel about that, but I will play "Sticky Fingers" as a salute. Friday's headlines include the box office preview, a big exit at Time...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Liberty Media Corp. intends to strengthen its embrace of SiriusXM satellite radio.
The Colorado-based Liberty, which is controlled by billionaire John Malone, announced a plan late Friday to offer Liberty common stock to minority shareholders of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:07 AM
After the coffee. Before getting back into work mode!
The Skinny: Are we all rested and ready for 2014? No? Then we should take another week off. If only we could. But since we can't, let's get back into our groove. Today's headlines include the weekend...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Charter Communications has made an offer valued at more than $60 billion for Time Warner Cable, a move that could spark a new round of consolidation in the telecommunications industry.
If Charter succeeds with its takeover attempt, it would be a...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before scheduling my cat's haircut.
The Skinny: Got home late and then had to write about the Weather Channel being officially off DirecTV (see below) which means I didn't get a chance to watch Sunday's episode of "The Good Wife."...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for American Idol's return.
The Skinny: Got caught up in "Gross Pointe Blank" last night. An underrated film! I love the shrink scenes with John Cusack and Alan Arkin. Anyway, Wednesday's roundup includes the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:40 AM
After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Oscar nominations.
The Skinny: I got my copy of the new Roger Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" and did what any media reporter does when a new book comes out on someone they have covered. I plowed...