| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:06 AM
After the coffee. Before making sure all my expense reports are filed.
The Skinny: A lot going on this weekend. I'm hoping to catch either "Don Jon" or "Enough Said" and then Sunday is football, "Breaking Bad," "Homeland" and "The Good Wife." Oh, and a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Remember when you had to jiggle an antenna on your TV set to get good reception for a UHF signal?
Well, those days are long gone and the Federal Communications Commission thinks it is time to stop treating a UHF channel as a weak sister to a VHF...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:37 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out what shows to drop from my DVR.
The Skinny: Last season, I got hooked on ABC's "Nashville." Unfortunately, the rest of the country didn't follow my lead, and ABC started to turn the show about country music artists...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The International Cinematographers Guild has named four special award winners as part of the its 17th Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
Mark Weingartner, Julio Macat, ASC, Dr. Corey Carbonara and Kristopher Tapley will be honored for contributions to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A spike in construction of new homes is always seen as a sign of an improving national economy. The same is true for channel launches.
A new channel is fundamentally an expression of faith -- belief on the part of entrepreneurs and investors that there's...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 3:21 PM
After a monthlong blackout, Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. struck a distribution deal that returned the broadcast network's programming to millions of frustrated subscribers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas.
The agreement came after weeks of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When "NYPD Blue" made its debut 20 years ago, some of the predictions were nothing short of apocalyptic. The New York Times wondered whether the boundary-pushing police drama would put network standards-and-practices execs out of business under the...
| Sep 8, 2013
It was bloodless boxing, and even sparring with ideas instead of jabs, the free-market apostles of the University of Chicago didn't pull punches. Ronald Coase, the soft-spoken challenger taking on 20 heavyweights that evening, would recall it as "very...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Justin Bass is a big Los Angeles Dodgers fan, but for nearly four weeks he has been shut out of the action.
The continuing contract dispute between television giants CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. has blacked out the CBS-owned KCBS Channel 2 and...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The Tennis Channel has lost its bid for a review of a pivotal court decision in its marathon legal match against cable giant Comcast Corp.
On Wednesday, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Tennis Channel's petition that asked...
| Sep 5, 2013
The battle over federal "net neutrality" rules resumes Monday when a federal appeals court takes up the challenge filed by one of the country's largest Internet service providers: Verizon. The phone company, which argues that the Federal Communication...