| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:56 PM
The chant began the instant the Colts' placekicker set foot on the field. From deep within Memorial Stadium, football fans growled his name in near-ritualistic delight.
RAAAOOOOL ... RAAAOOOOL.
Raul Allegre would save the day, they swore.
| 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,...
| Jan 7, 2013
Script: It's hard to say goodbye to ABC's "Nightline." I came of age as a news consumer with the program -- it debuted during the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979 when I was in college and over the years became......
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:58 AM
In November, I advanced one of CNN's debates with a piece hoping aloud that Wolf Blitzer would not let Newt Gingrich bully him as the the former Speaker of the House had been doing to other debate moderators.
Here's a bit of what I wrote:
And so it...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Last week, I wrote about HBO's "Game Change" right after screening the two-hour film about the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. You can read it here.
I described the film as "so political in so many good ways," and predicted...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:10 PM
There must be chocolate in a dessert book and in her life, says "The Biggest Loser" cookbook author and chef Devin Alexander, who will be on the NBC show Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Her latest book on desserts features chocolate, including a devil's...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Blair Kamin is the architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, a post he has held since 1992. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism and continues a tradition of accessible but authoritative criticism begun by the Tribune's first modern-day...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:37 AM
The partisan media madness started early Tuesday on the "Fox & Friends" morning show with host Steve Doocy somehow turning a report on midnight voting in Dixville Notch, N.H., into an attack on President Barack Obama for his handling of the September...