| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:36 AM
I was going to be nice and NOT write about the NBC newsmagazine "Rock Center" moving to 9 p.m. tonight after a failed run at 10 Mondays with Brian Williams at the helm.
But then, NBC News sent out a press release calling special correspondent Chelsea...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chelsea Clinton did her second report for NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" Wednesday night, and it was just as flawed as the first. The learning curve does not appear to have bent one degree in the direction of growth.
This one-dimensional, under-...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 10:43 PM
Early in his presidency, Barack Obama's aversion to governing and addiction to going on television, led me to write that when the going gets tough, Obama goes on TV.
Here we go again with the president moving from camera setup to camera setup talking...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 10:28 AM
NBC said Monday it will replace "The Playboy Club" with its news program "Rock Center with Brian Williams" beginning Oct. 31.
After three low-rated episodes, NBC has axed the Chicago-set sudser about Bunnies in the first of Hugh Hefner's Playboy Clubs in...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 6:50 AM
I won't retrace the whole issue here, but CBS News is long overdue for some praise at this blog for investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson excellent work on the Department of Justice's "Operation Fast and Furious."
The blowback from the White House...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 3:07 PM
In the new world of endless channels and multiple ways to watch TV, you almost never see as dramatic a change in viewing as the one unfolding in Baltimore this fall.
After a year of speculation about how the end of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" would affect...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:12 PM
NBC released its midseason schedule for 2012, and missing from it are "Community" and "Prime Suspect."
Both ratings-starved but critically praised series have been pulled from the schedule. A spokesman from NBC has told me that "Prime Suspect" "is still...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 8:03 AM
For all the big journalists associated with Brian Williams' "Rock Center," it was sportscaster Bob Costas who put this self-important, over-promoted newsmagazine on the map Monday with his exclusive interview of former Penn State football coach Jerry...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:01 AM
I don’t know why Jerry Sandusky or his attorney thought it was a good idea to launch a media offensive and submit to interviews on NBC and CNN on Monday night.
Perhaps what passes for a brain trust on Team Sandusky thought it was better than...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 1:56 PM
What does it say about NBC News and its priorities that it hired Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent for Brian Williams' overblown "Rock Center" newsmagazine? And why are some people still talking about the interview Bob Costas did last Monday with accused...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Since others like Mediaite and Eric Wemple in the Washington Post have commented on my denunciation of NBC News on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday for hiring the woefully unqualified Chelsea Clinton as a special correspondent, I guess I better explain how...