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  • Jon Stewart to exit, and that overshadows the Brian Williams news

    Jon Stewart to exit, and that overshadows the Brian Williams news
    It isn't often that worlds collide with such tweet-sweet poetry as happened Tuesday with the consecutive announcements of Jon Stewart's retirement from "The Daily Show" and Brian Williams' six-month suspension from "NBC Nightly News." One can only...
  • Grammys, 'Walking Dead': week's biggies

    Grammys, 'Walking Dead': week's biggies
    UPDATED: The Grammys may have been too long, but the awards telecast was the most-watched program nationally and locally for the week. Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead" may have been manipulative and evoked a Terrence Malick movie, but it still was...
  • Grammys: How big a ratings win?

    Grammys: How big a ratings win?
    UPDATED: The Grammys dominated Sunday's broadcast ratings.  The awards show, which ran from 8 to 11:39 p.m., averaged 24.8 million viewers, according to ratings released Tuesday. But the sprawling show saw a dip from last year's audience of 28.5...
  • Brian Williams suspended six months without pay

    Brian Williams suspended six months without pay
    NBC has decided to suspend anchor Brian Williams six months without pay, the network announced Tuesday night. But the decision raises questions about NBC News, its history and executives' willingness to face up to harsh realities. Williams has been No....
  • 'SNL' 40th anniversary bash watched by 23 million viewers

    'SNL' 40th anniversary bash watched by 23 million viewers
    The Nielsen ratings company says NBC's "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary bash has drummed up a huge audience. Preliminary figures indicate Sunday's retrospective special was seen by 23.1 million viewers. That makes it NBC's most-watched prime-time...
  • Brian Williams: Harmless bragging or malicious lies?

    Brian Williams: Harmless bragging or malicious lies?
    These are tough times for NBC's Brian Williams — and tougher times for journalism. The NBC newsman was suspended Tuesday night for six months amid charges that he misremembered or conflated wartime incidents he reported on from Iraq and Israel. He...
  • Journalists embellish tales, but not like Brian Williams

    Journalists embellish tales, but not like Brian Williams
    Most journalists, including this one, has embellished for entertainment purposes. It's part of what we do to keep your attention and interest. Maybe a few extra descriptive nouns, verbs and adjectives thrown in or a slightly more dramatic rendering of...
  • Jon Stewart and Brian Williams: 'Fake news' overshadows a 'serious news' crisis

    Jon Stewart and Brian Williams: 'Fake news' overshadows a 'serious news' crisis
    To the editor: Once again, The Times has presented its readers with two articles on the front page that offer contrasting characteristics — this time in the delivery of the news itself. ("NBC's Brian Williams, in stunning fall from grace, gets six-...
  • NBC suspends Brian Williams without pay for 6 months

    NBC suspends Brian Williams without pay for 6 months
    NBC has suspended Brian Williams without pay for six months for lies he told about stories he covered, the network announced Tuesday night. "We let Brian know of our decision earlier today," NBC News President Deborah Turness wrote to staff. "Lester...
  • One year after Ray Rice incident, impacts abound for Ravens, NFL, domestic-violence activists

    One year after Ray Rice incident, impacts abound for Ravens, NFL, domestic-violence activists
    When Ray Rice left Baltimore one year ago this weekend for an outing with his then-fiancee, he could never have fathomed the seismic impact he was to set off with his actions. With a punch to Janay Palmer's face in an Atlantic City casino elevator,...
  • 'Blacklist' renewed; 'Big Big Theory' amuses

    'Blacklist' renewed; 'Big Big Theory' amuses
    On the day it is moving to Thursday nights, "The Blacklist" has been renewed for a third season. NBC also is bringing back "Chicago Fire" for season four, "Chicago P.D." for season three, "Grimm" for season five and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"...