| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Two years ago as he was about to take over a ratings-battered and beleaguered newscast from Katie Couric, Scott Pelley told me he thought great journalism in the traditional sense of that term could still be good business despite the epic change rocking...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Anthony Bosch, the key witness in Major League Baseball's case against Alex Rodriguez, described in detail during a "60 minutes" interview how he provided an array of performance-enhancing drugs to the New York Yankees third baseman and helped the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Baseball was drained of its charm and innocence long ago, when it went from being a kids' game to the multibillion-dollar enterprise we know as Baseball Inc.
Now the sad spectacle involving Alex Rodriguez and his former drug dealer, Tony Bosch, is...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly has landed the annual Super Bowl-timed sit-down with President Obama in a live discussion that will air during the Fox network's pregame show on Feb. 2.
The interview, expected to air at 1:30 p.m. PT, is the first of two...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Katie Couric's high-profile return to daytime television is coming to an end.
Couric and the Disney/ABC Television Group, which distributes her syndicated talk show, "Katie," said Thursday that it would end next summer after two seasons. The show airs...
| Mar 13, 2013
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, the new pope, was winning praise from TV commentators Wednesday afternoon. He will be Pope Francis I, the 266th pontiff. On NBC, Cardinal Edward Egan, archbishop emeritus of New York, described Bergoglio, 76, ...
| Aug 23, 2013
Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
| May 21, 2013
ABC, CBS and NBC have announced that on the evening of Tuesday, May 21, they will be having expanded newscasts and/or news specials to further cover the devastating Oklahoma tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City metropolitan area on Monday...
| Mar 9, 2013
Television is the best book-selling machine in the world. Who can forget Oprah Winfrey's contributions to publishing? Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hits a TV jackpot Sunday morning: He will go on five shows to promote his book “Immigration Wars...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:49 AM
During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN).
I thought TV coverage during that crucial time in...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:08 AM
"Portlandia,""Homeland,""Game of Thrones,""Parks and Recreation,""Treme"and "The Colbert Report"are among the TV winners of the 71st annual Peabody Awards announced Wednesday.
The Peabody board picked 38 winners, including several PBS specials and the...