| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Lowell Peterson, exec director of the Writers Guild of America East, has been tapped to testify before the New York City Council on allegations of unpaid overtime and illegal working conditions in reality TV shows.
The council has scheduled the hearing...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A New York City Council member has asked ITV Studios and Leftfield Pictures, producer of "Pawn Stars," to testify at the council's "Real Reality of Reality TV" hearing on June 25.
Council member Daneek Miller asked the companies to provide written...
| May 7, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Chicago and its home state of Illinois may have a reputation for corruption in politics, with its long list of governors, aldermen and even a mayor who have been tossed in jail.
But some are wondering whether the Empire State is now giving the Land of...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Michael S. Roth slams the American Studies Assn. for "unfairly singling out Israel" in its vote to boycott that nation's academic institutions; he calls the action an "irresponsible attack on academic freedom."
As a 39-year member of the American...
| Jan 21, 2014
On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp. Absences can be conspicuous, opponents...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Executives from CBS and Time Warner Cable were grilled Thursday by an angry New York City Council about their distribution dispute that has left consumers there and around the country without access to the network's programming.
"We're not here to judge...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:59 AM
After the coffee. Before getting too excited about preseason football.
The Skinny: The Redskins won their first preseason game Thursday night but I won't read too much into that. Still, it beats losing! Friday's headlines include a preview of the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:14 PM
David Letterman picked a good time to go on a vacation.
Since Time Warner Cable stopped carrying CBS-owned TV stations in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas a week ago, all three outlets have experienced rating declines for both national programming and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:49 PM
CBS Corp. wants to send the message that it won't tolerate copycats.
On Monday, the No. 1-ranked television network said that it had reached a settlement in the 15-month legal dispute over whether ABC's "The Glass House," a short-lived reality show that...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:06 PM
In "Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride," documentarian Amy Nicholson puts a human face on the deterioration of the iconic New York amusement park by focusing on the fate of her favorite ride.
Consisting of a rotating boom orbited by free-flipping...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:11 PM
The Los Angeles City Council plans to wade into the contentious contract dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp., which has led to a four-week blackout of local CBS stations in more than 1 million homes in Los Angeles.
On Friday, the L.A. City...