| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Remember all the big, high-sounding media talk right after the massacre at Sandy Hook about how maybe now we will have a "national dialogue" about guns? Remember how many members of the media vowed to put aside their own little, selfish, partisan...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:49 AM
During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN).
I thought TV coverage during that crucial time in...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:17 AM
For virtually all the time I spent in politics, my main function was to craft words for someone else.
And, for a long time, I was pretty good at it. In fact, I got so good at it that, when I finally decided I wanted to start opining under my own name...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism."
It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own.
As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very...
| Sep 15, 2008
It's very late at 30 Rockefeller Center, where it's been dark for hours, the stores long closed. Yet tourists and determined sightseers crowd the entrance, slog into an impossibly long but ever-growing line or just huddle around, camera phones on standby....
| Feb 3, 2003
BY YESTERDAY, the cold, sick feeling of seeing the space shuttle Columbia explode in the blue Texas sky was fading for many, replaced by a numbness as gray as the February dawn.
Once again, as the TV networks noted, we were in full "America in Mourning"...
| Sep 12, 2002
Television yesterday took America on a marvelous journey of remembrance, sorrow, symbolism and resolution.
The road of coverage was a long and bumpy one that at times during the afternoon did not seem well planned at some networks and cable channels. But...
| Feb 18, 2011
Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press'
Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home.
Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 5:27 PM
The telemarketer called in February with an unusual offer: free heart scans for me and my wife, an $800 value, from a company called Heart Check America.
The procedure would be "noninvasive," he promised. No needles. "Just lie on a table and hold your...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 4:34 PM
David Gregory, moderator of NBC's “Meet the Press,” sees opportunities in hosting the final debate in the Florida Senate race. “People are paying closer attention,” Gregory said. “You always have an undecided vote. The...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
On Friday, CNN announced that NBC News' Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker will join CNN Worldwide as executive vice president and managing editor. Starting February 14, he will lead editorial coverage across CNN’s domestic and international...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 4:35 PM
"David, it's not my job to tell the American people what to think," House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told David Gregory on "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "The American people have the right to think what they want to......