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  • Upfronts 2014: Three Lessons TV Can Learn From Cable Pitches

    If the recent parade of cable "upfront" presentations is any indication, TV is in for a lot of drama in the next several months, and not always one that comes in hour-long chunks. The set-top box will of course continue to dispense that, so fans of...
  • TV Review: 'The System With Joe Berlinger'

    Producer-director Joe Berlinger is not exactly a natural as a TV personality. Yet his show for Al Jazeera America, "The System With Joe Berlinger," is a natural for television -- a tough, spare look at a criminal-justice system filled with miscarriages...
  • Al Jazeera America Disbands Sports Group, Lays Off Freelancers

    Al Jazeera America has disbanded its sports unit and laid off a few dozen freelancers who were brought on for the launch of the news channel last summer. Most of the departures were freelancers who were always intended to have a finite stay following the...
  • Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

    Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures
    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws. The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
  • Young Turks Network raises $4 million from former Louisiana governor

    Young Turks Network raises $4 million from former Louisiana governor
    Left-leaning political talk show host Cenk Uygur has raised $4 million to expand his digital video company the Young Turks Network, and the money comes from a seemingly unlikely source: Republican Buddy Roemer, the former governor of Louisiana. Roemer's...
  • 102 Muslim Brotherhood backers get 10 years in prison in Egypt

    102 Muslim Brotherhood backers get 10 years in prison in Egypt
    Reflecting the Egyptian judiciary’s growing role in a wide-ranging crackdown against opponents of the interim government, a criminal court on Saturday sentenced more than 100 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to 10 years in prison....
  • Jailed journalist says Egypt to blame if hunger strike kills him

    Thin and frail, detained Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah El-Shamy said in a jailhouse video posted Thursday that he holds Egyptian authorities responsible if he dies as a result of a hunger strike. The footage, which appeared on the website of the Qatar-...
  • Qatar Funds Startup News Channel to Assuage Al Jazeera Critics

    TEL AVIV - In an apparent bid to distance itself from the Muslim Brotherhood and appease its powerful neighbors, Qatar on Monday announced plans for a new television station to serve as a counterweight to its homegrown powerhouse Al Jazeera. Funded by...
  • Peabody Awards: Tom Brokaw Shines In Stellar Last Act

    Tom Brokaw spent more than 20 years in a pitched three-way battle as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News." Yet his greatest legacy, frankly, might be how classily he has defined what the transition to emeritus status can look like. Since gracefully handing...
  • Al Jazeera America cuts dozens of staffers

    Al Jazeera America cuts dozens of staffers
    Al Jazeera America is laying off dozens of employees as well as a large number of freelancers less than eight months after the news channel made its debut. In a memo to staff, Al Jazeera America President Kate O'Brian said the planning for and launch of...
  • TV Picks: 'Plimpton,' 'Day Job,' 'The System, with Joe Berlinger'

    TV Picks: 'Plimpton,' 'Day Job,' 'The System, with Joe Berlinger'
    "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself" (PBS, Friday). "American Masters," that great library of American cultural accomplishment, gives the nod to the late writer, editor, publisher and media personality -- if not exactly the father of...
  • Peabody Awards Underline the Radical Changes in Electronic Media

    On May 19, Peabody Awards will be handed out to 46 winners, the most in our 73-year history. Awards are not given in categories, for specific performances or production tasks. The sole criterion for winning is excellence in storytelling. So why the...