| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
David Muir replaced Diane Sawyer on Labor Day, which, in news circles, qualifies as a soft launch. The question now is how much his network's rechristened "ABC World News Tonight" will tip the balance toward soft news as well.
Although Muir received a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America?
That's the $500 million question as Al Jazeera America prepares to launch this month in 50 million U.S. homes.
The build-up, which has included hiring more than 400 journalists led by...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The combination of Al Jazeera and America doesn't exactly sound like a match made in Heaven, or Jannah for that matter.
But that's not stopping the deep-pocketed media giant, funded by the government of Qatar, from spending hundreds of millions of...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Keith Olbermann has been without a regular show for a little over a year and a half, but Monday night, he's back with "Olbermann," set to debut on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. Eastern.
But those political junkies who got hooked on the outspoken broadcaster's...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
NBC has pulled the plug on "Rock Center," the prime-time news magazine hosted by "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, after just two seasons, the network said late Friday.
The cancellation of "Rock Center" is a blow to Williams and NBC's news unit,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In response David Zurawik's column, "A 'NewsHour' filled with reruns and PBS promotion — not so much the news" (Dec. 19), I have to respectfully disagree. I worked at the NewsHour for two years, from 2011 to 2013, and had been an avid viewer long...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Martin Bashir has learned something Alec Baldwin already knows: Even a cable news host can say too much.
MSNBC announced Wednesday that Bashir, a commentator and host of the 4 p.m. hour, is leaving after an uproar over his remarks last month about...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Martin Bashir, the embattled MSNBC show host who on Nov. 15 urged a crude and graphic form of punishment for Sarah Palin, resigned from the channel Wednesday.
MSNBC could afford to do nothing less than force Bashir out in the wake of his hateful speech....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Ben Sherwood has the kind of resume that could make even a high achiever jealous.
A Harvard graduate and a Rhodes scholar, Sherwood has been a reporter, producer, author and executive. On Monday, Sherwood added the title chairman to his curriculum vitae...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
NBC News said Thursday it had hired Cynthia McFadden, who leaves ABC News after a stint there lasting 20 years.
McFadden was named senior legal and investigative correspondent for the NBCUniversal unit by Deborah Turness, the executive who took the reins...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:10 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my cats a water fountain.
The Skinny: I've started watching "Sons of Anarchy" on Netflix. While I am enjoying Season 1 I'm not sure if I'm willing to commit to the series. I do want a vest though! Friday's roundup...