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Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. Kimmel says a health care bill co-sponsored by the Louisiana Republican fails the "Jimmy Kimmel test," a phrase coined by Cassidy. The late-night...

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  • Lofton's stellar analysis highlights CBS coverage of Ravens victory

    Lofton's stellar analysis highlights CBS coverage of Ravens victory

    CBS Sports analyst James Lofton won me over with 8:29 left in the 4th quarter. The Ravens were ahead 24-10, and they had just completed a running play trying to eat up some clock. It was a nothing play that lost 2 yards. This is the kind of situation where a lot of former players go to sleep in...

  • Hillary Clinton's book shows she's a better media critic than media candidate

    Hillary Clinton's book shows she's a better media critic than media candidate

    Normally, I hate it when politicians play media critics. Whether it is Barack Obama talking about the press as a pack of fools distracted by the “bright, shiny object” or Donald Trump calling anyone who disagrees with him a purveyor of “fake news,” such critiques are often misinformed and almost...

  • CBS names new general manager for WJZ-TV

    CBS names new general manager for WJZ-TV

    CBS named Audra Swain vice president and general manager of Baltimore affiliate WJZ-TV on Tuesday. She succeeds Jay Newman, who announced his retirement last month after 19 years of running the station. Swain comes from KSNV-TV and KVCW-TV in Las Vegas, where she had been general manager since...

  • Telecast of Ravens opener shows deeper bench at CBS Sports

    Telecast of Ravens opener shows deeper bench at CBS Sports

    While much of the attention Sunday was on the season-opening debut of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as analyst on the top NFL broadcast team at CBS, a smaller story about the network’s football coverage has gone less noticed. CBS Sports has done a good job of deepening its bench and bringing...

  • Ken Burns' 'Vietnam' is epic, but don't expect an impact like 'The Civil War'

    Ken Burns' 'Vietnam' is epic, but don't expect an impact like 'The Civil War'

    Ken Burns has created another epic historical documentary in “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part, 18-hour series on America’s catastrophic war in Southeast Asia. This PBS production, which premieres Sept. 17, has all the Burns signature elements: stunningly eloquent still photographs, music that instantly...

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