| Jul 31, 2011
| 6:48 PM
In a countdown to crisis time like this weekend, if you can only watch one channel, once again, I would make it CNN.
On one level, the argument is simple.
In terms of cable, there is little or none of the blatant ideology that drives MSNBC and Fox...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 6:35 PM
As computer programmer Chris Ashworth watched the debate over raising the nation's debt ceiling unfold this past weekend, the germ of a snarky idea entered his head: Why not ask people to make videos of themselves "slowly and sarcastically" applauding...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:39 AM
OurTime, a nonprofit that advocates for the under-30, has launched a campaign to encourage consumers to buy products from young entrepreneurs who are creating jobs for young workers. Check out qualifying companies online.
For readers who also want to...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 10:09 AM
Current TV, which has failed to make much of dent in the prime-time news landscape with the debut of Keith Olbermann, announced a major off-camera move Monday in naming David Bohrman as president.
Until a few months ago, Bohrman ran CNN's Washington...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:50 AM
One member said he formed lifelong friendships in the fraternity and his connection to the group has helped him be successful in his profession. Another said the club improves the world through its community service projects. A third said membership in...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 12:57 PM
I hate the unprecedented extent to which Fox News has involved itself in Republican politics, but I have to admit the channel presented a first-class, rousing and illuminating debate among GOP candidates Thursday night.
Most of the credit has to go to...
| Feb 16, 2012
I can't believe that I actually agree with something President Barack Obama has done. Granted, I'm one of those conservatives who has never subscribed to the full-meal-deal checklist, preferring to critically consider whether each of my positions is the...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Conservative analyst Pat Buchanan Thursday night confirmed what some in the worlds of politics and cable TV believed to be true for months: He hadn't just been suspended by MSNBC in the wake of his latest controversial book, he was through and would never...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:00 PM
I went to church on CNN Saturday, and it was one of the most powerful, uplifting and spiritual experiences I've had in years. Yes, watching six hours of cable TV coverage of Whitney Houston's funeral was a spiritual experience, and I am not using that...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The epidemic of 20 or more nationally televised debates has turned the 2012 presidential campaign into a political reality show. Tomorrow's installment in Arizona, in advance of its Feb. 28 Republican primary, will be the last before Super Tuesday on...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 12:39 PM
As Wednesday's GOP debate arrives with Rick Santorum now at center stage, it is impossible not to notice how much his rise is welcomed at Fox News.
It is also impossible not to see how deeply owner Rupert Murdoch and chief Roger Ailes have already...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:51 AM
After three pieces, it seems like I have been writing about HBO's 'Game Change" all week.
But I am really looking forward to discussing it Sunday morning on CNN's"Reliable Sources" with host Howard Kurtz and TVNewser columnist Gail Shister. We'll also be...