| Jan 8, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Our rundown of what's going on in for the week of 1/9-1/15
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Beauty and the Beast 3-D
The Iron Lady
First Week In (series debut; 9 p.m.; Discovery)
America’s Money Class With...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chelsea Clinton did her second report for NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" Wednesday night, and it was just as flawed as the first. The learning curve does not appear to have bent one degree in the direction of growth.
This one-dimensional, under-...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Does anyone in charge at NBC News have any sense of journalistic standards? How about any sense of shame?
I have been banging away at NBC News since at least the days of the suck-up White House interview the network's bowing anchorman, Brian Williams,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:19 PM
There is no media process more fascinating to watch this week than the one unfolding around Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the newest GOP presidential candidate.
The process involves network news and cable channels trying to take the candidate down a peg --...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 10:43 PM
Early in his presidency, Barack Obama's aversion to governing and addiction to going on television, led me to write that when the going gets tough, Obama goes on TV.
Here we go again with the president moving from camera setup to camera setup talking...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 6:50 AM
I won't retrace the whole issue here, but CBS News is long overdue for some praise at this blog for investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson excellent work on the Department of Justice's "Operation Fast and Furious."
The blowback from the White House...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 3:07 PM
In the new world of endless channels and multiple ways to watch TV, you almost never see as dramatic a change in viewing as the one unfolding in Baltimore this fall.
After a year of speculation about how the end of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" would affect...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 7:19 AM
The learning curve for Chelsea Clinton, special correspondent, continues to bend in the wrong direction.
Clinton's Wednesday night report on chain restaurants that donate leftover food to charity was slightly better than her previous efforts. But only...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:28 PM
NBC News announced Friday that Brian Williams' ratings-impaired, journalistically-challenged "Rock Center" newsmagazine will have a report on what it was like inside the Situation Room on the night Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals.
| May 1, 2012
| 2:25 PM
We are a nation that loves anniversaries — of births, weddings, deaths and everything else under the sun. We're now celebrating the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden and arguing whether President Barack Obama, who gave the order,...
| 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 2, 2003
The pictures quickly told the story that the news anchors couldn't yet confirm. By 10 a.m. yesterday, less than an hour after NASA was reported to have lost contact with the space shuttle Columbia, several networks and cable news channels were already...