| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:22 AM
At the end of my review of Keith Olbermann's new "Countdown" show on Current TV, I said I hoped Olbermann would find an audience in his new TV home if for no other reason than to make CNN pay in its prime-time ratings gut for giving Eliot Spitzer a show....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:01 AM
CNN was the place to be on cable TV Wednesday night if you wanted context and perspective on President Barack Obama's prime-time address on how and when American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
In the wake of the speech, anchor Wolf Blitzer...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:08 AM
After four nights of watching Keith Olbermann, there are two things I can say with some certainty.
First, he has put together a first-rate production team. Current TV is producing a more focused and faster moving “Countdown” than MSNBC did....
| Jun 26, 2011
| 12:37 PM
The hypocrisy and truth issues of Jon Stewart were among the topics debated Sunday on CNN's media review show, "Reliable Sources," with host Howard Kurtz.
Stewart's weak performance last Sunday in an interview with Chris Wallace, of Fox News, and his...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 9:19 PM
Just because news and information comes from a non-profit operation rather than corporately-owned one doesn’t mean it is ideologically-free, disinterested and independent reporting that citizens can automatically trust.
Quite the contrary, some...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:20 PM
Watching Keith Olbermann interview his boss, Al Gore, Tuesday night for the second night in a row, I couldn't help noticing something: How much Olbermann looked like the RCA dog, head cocked slightly to the side, listening intently at his master's voice....
| 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 10, 2011
| 3:41 AM
If you weren't watching MSNBC Tuesday night, you missed not only a great night of American politics, but also a glimpse of some of the forces that will shape the big war of 2012 that's heating up.
First of all, thanks and much praise to MSNBC for putting...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 8:23 PM
After having written numerous pieces in recent years arguing how crucial it is to have a 24/7 cable news channel that presents fact-based journalism without a a bias to the right or the left, I have to admit I am troubled by the admission from David...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Given the size of Keith Olbermann's audience on Current TV, what goes on during his "Countdown" show probably isn't worth the energy it takes to denounce it.
On the other hand, the more marginalized he becomes, the more likely it is that "Countdown" will...