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  • Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade

    Amid the ongoing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual rite of spring known as the St. Patrick’s Day parade....
  • Writers Guild Topper Testifying on Stolen Overtime to New York City Council

    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...
  • Reality TV Violations by 'Pawn Stars' Producer Probed by New York City Council

    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...
  • New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?

    New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?
    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...
  • Why I voted for an academic boycott of Israel

    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...
  • Time Warner Cable and CBS execs grilled by New York City Council

    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...
  • 'Elysium' expected to finish first. Alec Baldwin to MSNBC?

    'Elysium' expected to finish first. Alec Baldwin to MSNBC?
    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...
  • CBS stations' ratings drop as Time Warner Cable blackout continues

    CBS stations' ratings drop as Time Warner Cable blackout continues
    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...
  • CBS prevails in 'The Glass House' legal dispute

    CBS prevails in 'The Glass House' legal dispute
    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...
  • Review: The spirit of Coney Island is at stake in 'Zipper'

    Review: The spirit of Coney Island is at stake in 'Zipper'
    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...
  • L.A. City Council to debate Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout

    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...