Reportedly, Aaron Sorkin researched his forthcoming HBO series about cable-news windbaggery, More As This Story Develops, by visiting the set of Chris Matthews’s Hardball. However, plans for Mr. Matthews to visit Mr. Sorkin’s set–and appear on-camera as a character in the Sorkin universe, one in which everyone talks quickly and has hidden pieties that are revealed Read More
“I’ve never seen Obama in the flesh, but I’ve watched everything he’s ever done,” said Dominic West, who played Jimmy McNulty on The Wire-”and I’m even more in worship of him than I was before.”
It was after 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, in the foyer of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., where Read More
Though Vogue editor at large André Leon Talley will be a judge for the next season of America’s Next Top Model, he swears he doesn’t watch TV–except, that is, for MSNBC. “I watch Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews and Keith [Olbermann],” Mr. Talley told the Transom on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the New York Junior Read More
Anthony Weiner, who has made himself an outspoken and omnipresent advocate for a public option, was on Hardball yesterday, and he offered some advice to Chuck Schumer and company on how to pass the Senate bill—a bill Mr. Weiner said “gets worse every day.”
“Make them filibuster. Make Joe Lieberman stand Read More
On Thursday morning, Jill Abramson of The New York Times appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to talk about the life of the late Ted Kennedy. She was joined by Chris Matthews and Savannah Guthrie. Towards the end of the segment, Mr. Matthews couldn’t help but take the opportunity to pick at an old wound. Read More
Of all the many political topics that Chris Matthews loves talking about, the subject of the Kennedy clan and its impact on American life always seems right near the top.
(One of ten trillion examples: “This is bigger than Kennedy,” Mr. Matthews said of Barack Obama’s candidacy last year in an interview with The Read More
The Best of the Best from TV news interviews, August 7 to August 14:
An 11-year-old kid from Florida named Damon Weaver scored a sit down interview with President Obama.
CBS’ James Brown interviewed Michael Vick for 60 Minutes.
The Observer’s very own Steve Kornacki Read More
Earlier this week, CNN executives contacted officials at the ratings agency Nielsen to raise questions about an advertisement run by their competitors at MSNBC.
At the top of the MSNBC print ad in question, big bold letters read: “MSNBC beat CNN in Primetime Q2.” At the bottom of the page, a line reads: “Buy Read More
It's easy to brand Arlen Specter's decision to leave the Republican Party—a move directly precipitated by his realization that his career would end with next year's Pennsylvania Senate primary unless he left the G.O.P.—a nakedly unprincipled act of political survival.
And that's just what Specter's critics, on the right, on the left, and in the Read More
NBC is currently exploring the possibility of leasing out part of its longtime headquarters in Washington, D.C., to an outside organization, according to sources familiar with the situation.
One possible partner? American University.
The longtime home of NBC News, MSNBC, and WRC-TV Channel 4—NBC’s owned and operated station in D.C.—is located on Read More